At 4/21/07 05:26 AM, SmokeThePeanut wrote:
At 4/21/07 05:23 AM, Skybolt-DX wrote:
Roses are red.....like the blood that flows from million of innocent childrenOh a Metaphor! Nice.
Violets are blue........like the color of a small child's face when i choke them
I love killing innocent people......
For all u noobs a Metaphor is a poem written with no "like" or "as" in them
In literary use, a metaphor (from the Greek: metapherin rhetorical trope) is defined as an indirect comparison between two or more seemingly unrelated subjects that typically uses "is a" to join the first subjects for example: "The moon is a ghostly galleon". A metaphor is commonly confused with a simile, which compares two subjects using "like" or "as". An example of a simile: "He was as sly as a fox." In the simplest case, a metaphor takes the form: "The [first subject] is a [second subject]." More generally, a metaphor casts a first subject as being or equal to a second subject in some way. Thus, the first subject can be economically described because implicit and explicit attributes from the second subject are used to enhance the description of the first. This device is known for usage in literature, especially in poetry, where with few words, emotions and associations from one context are associated with objects and entities in a different context.