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Noun
The use of a word or phrase to refer to something that it isn’t, invoking a direct similarity between the word or phrase used and the thing described
“Of course, poetry is also, even largely, driven by metaphor and image in a host of ways.”
Noun
A thing that represents or stands for something else, especially something abstract
Noun
Deliberate or unintentional overstatement, particularly extreme overstatement
Noun
A relationship of resemblance or equivalence between two situations, people, or objects
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