Monday, 16 October 2017

Metaphor

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Metaphor

metaphor is a literary device or a figure of speech in which comparison is made between two unlike or dissimilar things. It uses an image, a story or a proper example to express a quality or a situation. It is the comparison of a situation with a real thing. It can be a single word or a complete sentence. For Example: a blanket of snow, a heart of stone, etc. Here is a list of metaphors with their meanings:
Albatross: A burden that is psychological and sometimes may make you feel cursed
prison: anywhere where you feel captivated and suffocated
Broken Heart: Used to describe intense suffering or emotional pain due to the loss of a loved one
eagle eyes: someone who has eyes with excellent vision
Belling the cat: To perform a task that is very difficult or dangerous
four eyes : a person who wears glasses
Battle of egos: Competitions based on just pride
A heart of gold. : A person who is sweet, kind, generous and of good nature
sunny disposition : someone who has a happy personality
A heart of stone: A person who cannot show sympathy and have a cold nature
egg head : a person who studies too much
blockhead : a foolish person
A rainbow of flavours: A variety of unique choices to pick from
rocket scientist : refers to a very intelligent person
Apple of my eye: Used for someone very beloved
airhead : a stupid person
numbskull : a stupid person
bird brain : a stupid person
Cold feet: Having doubt that’s so strong that it prevents a course of action that was planned
lion-hearted : generous
It’s raining men:  The abundance of male suitors
forked tongue : a tongue/mouth, which speaks duplicity
butter fingers : fingers, which are clumsy
green thumb : a talent for growing plants
Storm: something that is unexpected
Late bloomer: A person who might be slow to develop
clear skies: calm and smooth situation which is not threatening in any manner
Rollercoaster of emotions: It refers to the situation which alternates between the feeling of happiness and sadness
boiling mad: to be very angry
White elephant: Having a possession which is either troublesome or useless and one that might be very expensive or difficult to maintain
Yin and yang : There’s good in bad and bad in good
dark skies: something like a threatening situation
blue skies: happiness
Life is a journey: it means that in life there are always going to be ups and downs, challenges, moments of success and moments of failure, just like a journey
You are the sun in my sky: A person who gives you hope
You are the light in my life: A person that you love too much
Fade off to sleep: To go to sleep
sweet talk : praise given for the purpose of manipulation
‘something’ was a breeze: something was very easy to do
silver-tongued : having eloquence
someone’s  voice being music to someone’s ears: feeling happy to hear someone every time
black heart: evil personality
red carpet treatment: royal treatment
gray skies: melancholy
something to chew on: something to think about
white paper: government report

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