catch-all, parable, acrostic, fable, Americanism, bathos, archaism, dramatic irony, Arabism, borrowing, dialogue, clue, device, characterization, establish, anagram, surrogate, dialog, successor, alternate, anthropomorphic, substitute, deus ex machina, standby, anglicism, stand-in, chant, fiction, implied comparison, replacement
comparison (part of speech: noun)
phrase (part of speech: noun)
locution, verbalism, phrase, maxim, sentence, euphemism, adage, motto, expression, catchphrase, paragraph, cliche, figure of speech, clause, proverb, slogan, terminology, epigram, phraseology, mannerism, idiom
representation (part of speech: noun)
facsimile, likeness, depiction, representation, duplication, image, cartoon, model, copy, statue, approximation, illustration, carving, cast, silhouette, picture, figurine, snapshot, impression, pastiche, idol, photograph, imitation, bust, effigy, drawing, portrayal, rendering, outline, miniature, replica
figure of speech (part of speech: noun)
- " That was all a metaphor," he said bitterly. - "King of the Castle", George Manville Fenn.
- " Ay, this comes of talking in metaphor," rejoined Brandon, smiling; " they who begin it always get the worst of it. - "Paul Clifford, Volume 3.", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.
- He paints without varnish, in hard outline, avoiding metaphor and ornamental diction generally; taking his language so freely out of the mouths of men in actual life that he makes occasional slips into vulgarity. - "Studies in Literature and History", Sir Alfred Comyn Lyall.