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metaphor
used in Fahrenheit 451

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a figure of speech in which a similarity between two things is highlighted by using a word to refer to something that it does not literally denote — as when Shakespeare wrote, "All the world's a stage."

For example, Shakespeare wrote, "All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players." Shakespeare is not saying the world is really a stage and all people are actors, but there are similarities he wants us to recognize.
  • I summed my side up with rare serenity in, 'The folly of mistaking a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a spring of capital truths, and oneself as an oracle, is inborn in us, Mr. Valery once said.'
    p. 103.7
metaphor = a figure of speech in which a similarity between two things is highlighted by using a word to refer to something that it does not literally denote

For example, Shakespeare wrote, "All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players." Shakespeare is not saying the world is really a stage and all people are actors, but there are similarities he wants us to recognize.

(editor's note:  Beatty is quoting the famous French poet, Paul Valery. A "torrent of verbiage" is another way of saying  a "a flood of words.")
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