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metaphor
used in Atlas Shrugged

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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.
  • By what right did you use my work to make an unwarranted, preposterous switch into another field, pull an inapplicable metaphor and draw a monstrous generalization out of what is merely a mathematical problem?
    2.1 Part 2 Chapter 1 — The Man Who Belonged on Earth (18% in)
  • "That .... that was just a figure of speech," Lawson explained, blinking, "I was speaking metaphorically."
    3.6 Part 3 Chapter 6 — The Concerto of Deliverance (40% in)

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