Monday, February 10, 2014

My father is Superman.
Carlo's apartment is a sty.
You are the light of my life.

These are examples of metaphors which are figures of speech, or expressions that use language in a nonliteral way. Simply put, a metaphor says that one thing is another, different thing.

Metaphors create images by comparing, or transferring, the qualities of one thing to describe another, such as:

- Broken heart: Your heart is not literally broken into pieces; you just feel hurt and sad.
- Green with envy: You are not really green, but you are very envious.
- Davide is a bear in the morning: He is not pleasant when he wakes up early. Davide isn't really a bear.

The better your imagination, the more creative you can be with metaphors. Here are some metaphors I've seen to describe people. Can you guess the kind of person you might meet if they were a:


What metaphor describes you?

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