There are supposedly 18 different types of metaphors,

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donnach
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There are supposedly 18 different types of metaphors,

Post by donnach » Thu Aug 14, 2008 12:30 am

is this one of them?

She hated shopping with the heat of a thousand suns.

Is "with the heat of a thousand suns" a metaphor? Could it possibly be an adverbial metaphor? Or is it not a metaphor at all, but rather an adverbial phrase?

Thanks,

Donna

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Post by mesomorph » Thu Oct 30, 2008 2:01 pm

meso laughs at the grammar teachers attempts to quantify metaphors

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Post by donnach » Thu Oct 30, 2008 2:36 pm

Why do you laugh? (Though it is kind of a useless exercise because now I can't even remember what a submerged metaphor is, let alone all the other types.)
Don't you ever *need* to know some useless piece of information that you will promptly forget as soon as you find out?

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Post by mesomorph » Thu Oct 30, 2008 2:47 pm

I laugh because it is funny.

The nomenclatures of metaphors are not universally accepted.

Metaphors are essentially abstract and when people try to define the abstract in concrete terms I laugh.

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Post by donnach » Thu Oct 30, 2008 2:50 pm

I see.

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Post by mesomorph » Thu Oct 30, 2008 2:55 pm

'with the heat of a thousand suns' is a metaphor.

If you want to give it a name it is probably a 'conceptual metaphor'.

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Post by donnach » Thu Oct 30, 2008 5:09 pm

Thanks!

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Post by fluffyhamster » Thu Oct 30, 2008 6:28 pm

I'd say shopping with the heat of a thousand suns wouldn't be too pleasant - why not go or stay somewhere with air conditioning? :)

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Post by donnach » Thu Oct 30, 2008 11:18 pm

Whoever hates shopping with the heat of a thousand suns has me beat by a good three suns.

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Post by aprillove20 » Mon Jul 19, 2010 12:47 pm

A metaphor is the expression of an understanding of one concept in terms of another concept. 'with the heat of a thousand suns' is a metaphor.

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