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metaphor
used in All's Well That Ends Well

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Definition
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."

When Shakespeare wrote, "All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players." he was not saying the world is really a stage and all people are actors. But he was pointing to the similarities he wants us to recognize.
  • Nay, you need not to stop your nose, sir; I spake but by a metaphor.
    5.2 — Act 5 Scene 2 — Rousillon. The inner court of the COUNTESS'S palace (23% in)
  • Indeed, sir, if your metaphor stink, I will stop my nose; or against any man's metaphor.
    5.2 — Act 5 Scene 2 — Rousillon. The inner court of the COUNTESS'S palace (25% in)
  • Indeed, sir, if your metaphor stink, I will stop my nose; or against any man's metaphor.
    5.2 — Act 5 Scene 2 — Rousillon. The inner court of the COUNTESS'S palace (27% in)

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