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used in Turtles All the Way Down

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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.
  • Maybe we invented metaphor as a response to pain.
    p. 231.5
  • "You often try to understand your experience through metaphor, Aza: It's like a demon inside of you; you'll call your consciousness a bus, or a prison cell, or a spiral, or a whirlpool, or a loop, or a—I think you once called it a scribbled circle, which I found interesting."
    p. 88.9
  • One of the challenges with pain—physical or psychic— is that we can really only approach it through metaphor.
    p. 89.1
  • My kingdom for an I. Felt myself slipping, but even that's a metaphor.
    p. 211.7

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