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Poetic Device


Metaphor means “to carry or bring across or beyond” in Greek. An allegorical equation of two things not using the words “like” or “as.” There are two parts: the tenor and the vehicle. The tenor is the thing being compared and the vehicle what you are comparing to. “The year is a bird swooping fast as it dives to its end in the western sea.” The tenor is year and the vehicle the bird.

See Also:  

Allegory, Simile




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