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    Hereís a few from my latest read, Raymond Chandlerís The Big Sleep, a hard-boiled Philip Marlowe detective novel from the Ď30s:
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    Haha! I like Ďem all. And that second one kinda has a metaphor within a simile, eh? I mean the vegetarian is fishing the caterpillar out of the salad.

    And as far as similes on the metaphor...
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    A most excellent Grateful Dead simile: ...

    A most excellent Grateful Dead simile:



    Found today in a story in The Atlantic by Tommy Tomlinson:

    Why a Dogís Death Hits So Hard
    I loved my mom more than my dog. So why did I cry for him...
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    I like this metaphor from my current read, The...

    I like this metaphor from my current read, The Moorís Account:



    The context is this: a young man is speaking with his father about his future. The father wants him to be a lawyer, and if not a...
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    I came across this simile in the book Iím currently reading, The Hunter by Tana French. I thought it was artful.

    Trey (Teresa) is a boyish girl about 15 years old, poor, and somewhat feral. She...
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    Good one, Danik. I like hearing that sort of...

    Good one, Danik. I like hearing that sort of thing from another language/culture. It sounds similar to what we do when we “whitewash” something. We’ll take an event that is not necessarily nefarious,...
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    Well, I enjoyed the Deaver book, The Bone...

    Well, I enjoyed the Deaver book, The Bone Collector. I liked the science. Also he did a nice job building the characters. Here's a science-y metaphor he used to describe Amelia Sachs' driving stye...
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    Holy-Moly, I never knew what GORP stood for. I...

    Holy-Moly, I never knew what GORP stood for. I oughtta start a Great Acronym Thread.

    Also, are you effing kidding me!? Reeceís Peanut Butter Cups didnít make the cut!? Blasphemy.

    Yes, well, so...
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    If ya dig around there might be some raisins left.

    If ya dig around there might be some raisins left.
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    Haha! If the game of golf is a metaphor for...

    Haha!

    If the game of golf is a metaphor for life, then my name must be Mulligan.

    Speaking of metaphors for life, I think Danikís earlier posting of the Que SerŠ SerŠ song fits well. I mean we...
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    Nice. I think I like that version better. Music...

    Nice. I think I like that version better. Music has got to be the most collaborative of any art form. Iím thinking of people getting together with their instruments and putting something together,...
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    Oh man! That tune was hugely popular back in the...

    Oh man! That tune was hugely popular back in the day. It was a little before my time, but I can remember my mother singing along with it when it came on the radio. Her repertoire was that one, a few...
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    Already Iím straying from the script. This one is a form not a device. Itís from the book I just finished, Twilight Territory by Andrew X. Pham:



    This haiku was written by one of the main...
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    The Great Metaphor Thread

    Similes make me smile and I never metaphor I didn't like. All allegories are welcome; allusion, analogy, and alliteration too. Oh heck, any old literary device is fair game for this thread.

    My...
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