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    Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall.

    I particularly love metaphors that use, as the comparator, the natural world and weather. One poem, that I recite off by heart, by Charlotte Bronte, is an extended metaphor of nature in terms of our progress in life. LIFE by: Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855) LIFE, believe...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 4, 2008

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    Cosmic Motor

    "The creative voice of God I heard resounding as Aum, the vibration of the Cosmic Motor." Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yoganda  
    countessS countessS 31-35, F Nov 11, 2008

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    Creating Meaning Through Everyday Metaphors #3

    Please share your interpretation of the following metaphor: "The woodpile is home to the spider and insect alike."
    Riversled Riversled 46-50, M Nov 24, 2010

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    This is a kind of parable Bout parenting I just

    created, it's a rough draft more of a brain storm but tell me what you think, if you can. Thank you: ImAgine parenting like a slope. The parent is at the top and the child is at the bottom. The child looks up to the parent no matter if they want to or not. They have a while to...
    queenjellyfish queenjellyfish 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    Creating Meaning Through Everyday Metaphors #1

    Please share your interpretation of the below metaphor: "It's the thin wire fence that stops the tumbleweed."
    Riversled Riversled 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 23, 2010

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    I Speak In Riddles and Metaphors

      I'm a student in college, and I'd been turning in these papers that always got poor grades.  I'm a good writer, too, so I didn't get it.  A friend of mine told me that I always spoke in riddles in metaphors.  That's how I think, too.  I read something...
    trapper907 trapper907 36-40 Mar 21, 2009

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    Turtles

    . Today's turtles try to turn together toward tomorrow, tragedy and triumph trailing them at every turn. Tall in truth though they tower, times too often they teeter and tumble. Though their trials tire the timid travellers [their tumultuous transport telling terrible tales...
    turtlesplash turtlesplash 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 14, 2013

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    Isaac Brock's Metaphors

    Aristotle said in Poetics that the ability to use metaphors is a sign of genius.  I agree, and the master of metaphor is my favorite kind of genius.  I especially love lyrics that use good metaphors.  Some of the people I most admire are masters of metaphor; Isaac...
    eromreven eromreven 26-30 9 Responses Dec 24, 2007

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    And I Love James Morrison

      Let me hold you for the last time It's the last chance to feel again But you broke me, now I can't feel anything When I love you is so untrue I can't even convince myself When I'm speaking it's the voice of someone else Oh, it tears me up I try to hold on but...
    Fallflower Fallflower 36-40, F Nov 10, 2010

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    Creating Meaning Through Everyday Metaphors #4

    Please share your insight and interpretation of the following metaphor: “The boulder goes unnoticed until the tillers tine.”
    Riversled Riversled 46-50, M Nov 24, 2010

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    I think metaphors are one of the best ways to

    teach abstract ideas, a lot of the time. They let you compare something abstract and difficult to understand to something already understood, allowing the person learning to be able to see similarities, both in the individual parts of what you're teaching, but also how they...
    YuEvans YuEvans 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    A Hindu Saying

    As quoted in Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yoganda: "In shallow men the fish of little thoughts cause much commotion. In oceanic minds, the whales of inspiration make hardly a ruffle. 
    countessS countessS 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 9, 2008

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    Creating Meaning Through Everyday Metaphors #2

    Please share your interpretation of the following metaphor: "The blowing snow makes barren the brittle sage."
    Riversled Riversled 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 23, 2010

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    So Many Drooling Idiots

    Metaphor/simile hilarity from my favorite book: "After a period in which the western world had enjoyed order, tranquility, unity, and oneness with its True God and Trinity, there appeared winds of change which spelled evil days ahead . . . . Fortuna's wheel had turned on...
    countessS countessS 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 10, 2008

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    It's Quite Obvious.

    My username is a metaphor, I'm your brand of heroin.
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin 22-25, F Apr 3, 2009

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    You don't add yellow to get more blue.

    Green is another story.
    Klahriz0617 Klahriz0617 26-30, F Feb 22

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    I like this picture. Starry night.

    That dark mass of plants looks like a rip through the canvas, through the town, all the way up to the starry sky.
    NameIsMailbox NameIsMailbox 16-17, M Jan 29

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    I absolutely LOVE candid photos and pre-arranged photos. They can't be scary, violent or gory though. Or hateful. There is a bunch of gifts I have natural and special, and some of...
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    Love sucks. I fell for a guy online I only got to see his pictures never heard his voice never hugged him no kiss he made me feel loved and wanted. He promised me happiness, but...
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    How do you wait At least 2 years For a possible soul mate But have no fears For you, I open my gate And wish that you were here But you live in another land Yet another reason...
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    Kenny Chesney - Don't Happen Twice Lyrics I haven't seen you in forever, aw you haven't changed a bit. you didn't think that I remembered, how could I forget? We sang Bobby...
    sherrianna sherrianna 22-25, F 29 mins ago

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    Kenny Chesney - I Lost It Lyrics I had a hundred dollar ring in my hand So weak and tired I could barely stand From being up all night, prayin' she'd say yes So with a...
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    I became involved with someone who is in a 10 year relationship with the mother of his child. I know a lot of people frown upon "the other woman" and I take full responsibility for...
    plusisamust plusisamust 22-25, F 3 hrs ago

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    "Everyone wants to fall in love. But I think more people are in love with the theory of love. If you're looking in from the outside, it looks so beautiful. On the inside, it's...
    Abnormalize Abnormalize 16-17, F 4 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Kenny Chesney - There Goes My Life Lyrics All he could think about was I'm too young for this Got my whole life ahead hell I'm just a kid myself how I'm gonna raise one All...
    sherrianna sherrianna 22-25, F 27 mins ago

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    Kenny Chesney - That's Why I'm Here Lyrics No I ain't had nothing to drink I knew thats probably what you'd think If I dropped by this time of night Remember way back when I...
    sherrianna sherrianna 22-25, F 15 mins ago

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    I married my bestfriend on Feb 9th 2013. He is my everything and I'm blessed to have him. Almost everyone(expect our families) were against us getting married bc of our age...
    Vampgirl95 Vampgirl95 18-21, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    too late not falling fell. it's horrible. I hate it. he could care less doubt he has given me much of a second thought and my life, I've been throwing up on its end doing...
    jaxpdx jaxpdx 41-45, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I love you so much. I love you unconditionally. We had been together for eight months and met only once, which was good enough considering the distance (read: ocean) between us...
    Laluna29 Laluna29 70+ 2 hrs ago

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    i so can;t wait for summer.i love wear very raveling cloths and driving top less which i do alot>Love those stop lights.I once used my ***** at a stop sign,got so into cars behind...
    myhornyslut myhornyslut 36-40, F 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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    before I asked her out, and before she said yes, my life was uninteresting. I thought I was just going through life. my favourite expression of mine "another day in the life of a...
    Redmoon383 Redmoon383 16-17, M 1 Response 42 mins ago

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    I hope that there is a foreigner who is a Caucasian will loved me unconditionally regardless about my differences, pasts, and transwoamn
    Laurelia Laurelia 22-25, T 36 mins ago

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    The men I love are Mexican. They are very attractive. I love men. I like the way they dress and treat women. I like men who wears nice suits not these men who wears sagging pants...
    freckles45 freckles45 41-45, F 27 mins ago

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    Kenny Chesney - A Lot Of Things Different Lyrics I'd spend a lot more time in the pouring rain without an umbrella Covering my head And I'd stood up to that bully when he...
    sherrianna sherrianna 22-25, F 22 mins ago

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    Kenny Chesney - Me And You Lyrics Ordinary no, I really don’t think so Not a love this true Common destiny We were meant to be Me and you Like a perfect scene from a movie...
    sherrianna sherrianna 22-25, F 18 mins ago

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    When I was five i started classes with Madame Mimi in Nice. She only had two students, and we danced in her salon de jour with her playing piano and instructing us from the piano...
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt 22-25, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    "Informer" by snow ... because it would be the most awkward session of love making ever
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    My favorite one is Cinderella I love her long blonde hair and that silver dress she wore to the ball (its really silver not blue)
    andrewvickers andrewvickers 22-25, M 8 hrs ago

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    Its snowing again I love the snow.My parents let me stay off.The roads are bad so yeah I'm glad no school or homework or bully's to deal with today.I'm so happy now just laying in...
    BulliedGirl15 BulliedGirl15 13-15, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    You should love the sound of my electric guitar too.
    Jonnyguitar877 Jonnyguitar877 26-30, M 7 hrs ago

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    I love to color the tones as well, I always need more effects but when I play live I really only use about five, depending on what I need to do.
    Jonnyguitar877 Jonnyguitar877 26-30, M 7 hrs ago

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    Admittedly, I can be s shy person. At age 17, I had never kissed a girl, but I was surely wanting to kiss my girl "friend". I simply was way too shy to make the first move...
    renedpanties renedpanties 46-50, M 6 hrs ago

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