The Metaphor – A Rethought

A fascinating insight into the workings of the often abused metaphor in literature, and beyond. The humble metaphor can stand for so much more. Read on!

The Rantings of a Bookworm

College has kept me away from blogging for quite some time; however, it has kindled in me a fascination for topics that I’ve never given deep thought before, such as the metaphor. I thought I would share an essay on the metaphor with all of you. I was working on this essay for an exam, and it was a great experience, for I received huge insights into the concept of metaphor. Do read on!


“The greatest thing by far is to be a master of metaphor; it is the mark of a genius, for to make metaphors means to have an eye for resemblance.”

                                                                                             -Aristotle, Poetics.

No language can be called complete if it does not accommodate one crucial figure of speech – the metaphor. Metaphor allows one to suavely explain abstract concepts using more material topics, thereby adding more colour and flavour to language. Not only does this…

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