Metaphors Dictionary

by Elyse Sommer
Metaphors Dictionary
  • ISBN-13: 9781578591374
  • Author(s): Elyse Sommer
  • Subject: Language: history & general works
  • Publisher: Visible Ink
  • Imprint: Visible Ink
  • Publication Date: 31-12-2016
  • Format: h/b

Availability: In stock

£43.99
A masterful metaphor, like a picture, may be worth a thousand words. By comparing two unlike objects or ideas, it illuminates the similarities between them, accomplishing in a word or phrase what could otherwise be expressed only in many words, if at all. Metaphors Dictionary is an expansive collection of 6,500 colorful classic and contemporary comparative phrases (with full annotations and a complete bibliography of sources). The Metaphors Dictionary revisits most of the great names in the annals of cultural literacy while dipping into current media too.
About the book

A masterful metaphor, like a picture, may be worth a thousand words. By comparing two unlike objects or ideas, it illuminates the similarities between them, accomplishing in a word or phrase what could otherwise be expressed only in many words, if at all. Metaphors Dictionary is an expansive collection of 6,500 colorful classic and contemporary comparative phrases (with full annotations and a complete bibliography of sources). The Metaphors Dictionary revisits most of the great names in the annals of cultural literacy while dipping into current media too.