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metaphor
used in The Hidden Oracle

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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.
  • I found it strange that Meg, a street urchin and Dumpster warrior, would relate so well to garden metaphors, but Chiron was an excellent teacher.
    p. 101.1
  • I didn't need to be a god of poetry to spot the metaphor.
    p. 32.9
  • That's a perfectly fine metaphor.
    p. 49.7
  • He used flowery language like .... well, like every sentence was a pungent bouquet of metaphors.
    p. 310.7
  • This was an easy metaphor to summon, since the Colossus was presently stomping on a great many things.
    p. 318.7

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