Metaphors and similes about life

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Using SIMILES to improve your everyday English

Metaphor Quotes

Some people see life as a battle. Every encounter is a struggle, and if they don't win, they feel like they have lost. Others view life as an adventure. A new day brings new opportunities to explore, and if something goes badly today, there's always tomorrow. Collectively, metaphors not only help people describe and make sense of their lives, but can serve as a source of encouragement, motivation , or gratitude. There is so much to say about metaphors for life. Let's take a look at some of the more common metaphors and how they can be used to inspire you or help you get out of a rut in your daily life.

Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Join Goodreads. Quotes tagged as "metaphor" Showing of I long for exclamation marks, but I'm drowning in ellipses. One is supposed to be cast into belief without reason, by a miracle, and from then on to swim in it as in the brightest and least ambiguous of elements: even a glance towards land, even the thought that one perhaps exists for something else as well as swimming, even the slightest impulse of our amphibious nature — is sin!

Is your life a battle or a journey? Life metaphors can shape how we live, help us see beauty, encourage us to get out of a rut, and much more.
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Similes in Everyday Language

Metaphors and similes are both what's called figurative language, or figures of speech. Metaphors and similes are literary devices used to compare one thing to another. They add understanding, dimension, and vividness to writing. Metaphors say straight up that one thing is another "love is a flame" , deeply connecting one to the other. Similes compare one thing to another using the word "like" or "as" "slower than molasses in January , and often are colorful sayings that are indigenous to certain regions of the country. The South is known for its abundance of memorable similes.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Zenturbtrophva says:

    Anecdotes, quips and quotes, life reflections and everyday experiences

  2. Louie B. says:

    - I love metaphors - especially the internal metaphors we have for our life that drive our beliefs and behaviours - if life is like a war you'll act very.

  3. Mickey R. says:

    A simile is a figure of speech that compares two different things in an interesting way.

  4. Chlorludoskamp says:

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  5. Melisande L. says:

    Life has various chapters similar to a book. Every chapter has What's the difference between analogy, metaphor and simile? , Views.

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