– Literary Terms – Methaphor
is figure of speech when given expression or subject has dual meaning: literal
It is then
said that literal meaning is metaphor for alternative meaning.
of methaphor is: "The spy shadowed the woman".
meaning is that spy literally casts his shadow on the woman.
meaning is that spy follows the woman so closely and quietly that he resembles
her own shadow.
to identify expression as methaphor additional information, not presented in
metaphor, is needed.
the city of Gadara Jesus expelled deamons from possessed man" is metaphor
city of Gadara Roman emperor Titus expelled rebels which were under the
leadership of John."
methaphor for Titus, possessed man is methaphor for John and deamons are
methaphor for rebels.