What is a Metaphor and how it is used?

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What is a Metaphor and how it is used?

A Metaphor is a figure of speech that is used to describe or tell more about an object or an action in a way that is false but it helps to explain an idea or even make a comparison. The basics of metaphor say that a metaphor states one thing is another thing. A metaphor will sound strange if it is accepted just as it is said. Metaphors can be used in poetry, literature, or if someone wants to be more creative with their writings, it adds poetic effect to them.

Do you think that love is in the air? Well then, if you do think this way, then you are thinking about it metaphorically. The word or the phrase is applied figuratively or dramatic effect. The best part is that unique as well as weird concepts can be explained in creative ways using metaphors and it becomes more interesting to read or go through such kinds of writings that consists metaphor.

Let us understand with the help of some examples of Metaphors,

  • Love is a highway
  • Kevin is a couch potato
  • She is a firework
  • The party was a blast
  • He is titanium
  • The assignment was a murder
  • The exam was death

Metaphors are found very often in literature and poetry, music, writings, and speech too. The unique thing about metaphors is that it brings the words into life. Metaphors help in making the subject more readable and relatable to the reader and also, easier to understand. Even with imageries, Metaphors help in enhancing the writings by making it more creative.