Do you know the secret behind an engaging piece of writing or maybe a powerful speech? 

Welcome to myabcenglish.com. I am your facilitator Timir  

And I am going to reveal this secret Right Now! 

Excited! 

The secret is the use of Metaphors… 

So, What’s a Metaphor? 

 

A metaphor is a figure of speech that describes something (an object or an action) in a manner that isn’t literally real, however, it uses comparison or symbolism to explain something 

Metaphors are a splendid way to add extra shade to your writing! 

 

The core structure of every metaphor consists of two parts called the tenor and the vehicle. The tenor is the root idea that the metaphor starts with and the vehicle is the second concept that the metaphor figuratively compares the first to. 

They help writing come alive and can beautify your work with the aid of creating bright imagery. 

 

Have you heard of a commonly used metaphor? 

 “Life is a journey” 

Here, Life is being compared to a journey.  

This simple phrase shows that Life is like a journey, and your experiences are like different parts of a journey 

 

Metaphors bring stories to life

It lets in you to pack a powerful punch in a few words. 

 

We’re so used to seeing the identical phrases again and again that when someone comes out with a fantastic metaphor, we all perk up and take notice. 

 

Here are some types of metaphors 

 

Extended metaphor  

An extended metaphor is a version of a metaphor that extends over the course of multiple lines, paragraphs, or stanzas of prose or poetry. 

For example: 

In As You Like It, Shakespeare develops an extended metaphor comparing life to a drama performed on stage: “All the world’s a stage and all the men and women merely players. One man in his time plays many parts.” 

 

Implied metaphor 

An implied metaphor is one in which the comparison is made without mentioning one of the objects of comparison. 

 For example: 

After the speech, there was a buzz among the audience. (implying ‘bee-like’). 

 

The best way to use metaphors is to notice metaphors used in high-level writing and record this writing in a vocabulary notebook

 

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