ISBN 9789350571521,Concise Dictionary Of Metaphors And Similies

Concise Dictionary Of Metaphors And Similies


V & S Publishers



V & S Publishers

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9789350571521

ISBN-10 9350571528


Number of Pages 128 Pages
Language (English)

Grammar & Composition

Most speakers and writers use the terms metaphor and simile as if they mean exactly the same thing. But they are not! a simile is a metaphor, but not all metaphors are similes. A metaphor compares two things, and does so more directly without using as or like. For example, the shop was a little gold-mine. A simile compares (usually introduced by like or as) two things that are generally not alike-such as a line of migrant workers and a wave, or onion skins and a swarm of butterflies.Writers and authors use similes to explain things, to express emotion, or to make their writing more lively and entertaining. Metaphors also offer figurative comparisons, but these are implied rather than introduced by like or as. Salient Features - Thousands of widely used popular metaphors & similes in EnglishInclusion of foreign metaphors and Similes currently in use in English languageArranged alphabetically from A ZWorth recommending without second thoughtAn authoritative dictionary of metaphors and Similes for students, writers, and general readers!