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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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    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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    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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    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 18-21, F Mar 1, 2015

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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, 2015

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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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    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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    You don't add yellow to get more blue.

    Green is another story.
    Klahriz0617 Klahriz0617 26-30, F Feb 22, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    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 #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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    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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    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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    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...
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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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    Related Experiences

    I love my son Donnie with all my heart with all my soul. Yes I made some bad choices, I chose to do drugs instead of doing what's beat for him. I had court on Tuesday and the Judge...
    AiymaSnikies AiymaSnikies 22-25, F 50 mins ago

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    I love kissing. From the soft, shy ones to the full-on, passionate ones. I love it when you kiss someone for the first time. Just a brief peck on the lips as if to say hello. Then...
    littlemisslight littlemisslight 26-30, F 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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    i absolutely LOVE the smell of coffee but i don't like coffee. lol i love waking up a house full of that freshly made coffee smell, but i've just never liked the taste.
    LillyJo LillyJo 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I love to do and experience as much as I can while naked I just love the feel and I have a naked bucket list to do and I have it posted on here. Would love to hear some things yall...
    southernlakeguy southernlakeguy 22-25, M 1 hr ago

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    Hello everyone! How are you all doing? It's good to see you all! ...well, everyone have a nice time with their fictional loves. :)
    NintendoOverlord NintendoOverlord 18-21, M 1 hr ago

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    GOD," you're rich in love and slow to anger Your name is great and your heart is kind, for all your goodness I will keep on singing. ten thousands reasons for my heart to find!
    adinah468 adinah468 31-35, F 1 hr ago

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    I love my half sleeve, it's got a Bukowski quote thrown in.
    chloegoldmine chloegoldmine 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I LOVE HORSESLovely animals so sleek and chicOn a Horse I am Queen of all I surveyVery lucky to be able to ride one occasioanallyEvery Girl should be able to ride a Horse !Horses...
    POETESS99 POETESS99 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    i asked before and chosen to be loved but honestly i hate love by every painful pain i feel right now!!!, i hate it i hate it and i never hated something in my life but it...
    GamesBOSS GamesBOSS 18-21, M 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    LOVE salad. More so green salad than any other salad but I also don't like dressing in my salad. Lol. Maybe some. EVOO and lemon juice but mostly I love it plain. Just...
    shecanonlydream shecanonlydream 26-30, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Sooo good though again this has to do with my love of peanut butter!
    shecanonlydream shecanonlydream 26-30, F 3 hrs ago

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    I need a girl who'll support and understand me and love me for who i am
    sissyslaveofladies sissyslaveofladies 22-25, M 3 hrs ago

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    When i fell in love with musicians,i don't really care they are good or bad singer,but how much they put a lot of heart into their songs and performance. How much they really mean...
    genjiipiexx genjiipiexx 31-35, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Every Little Thing I Do, Never Seems Enough For You. You Don't Wanna Lose It Again, But I'm Not Like Them. Baby, When You Finally, Get To Love Somebody. Guess What? It's Gonna Be...
    TwilightPhoenix777 TwilightPhoenix777 13-15, F 4 hrs ago

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    I love running but have not ran in a year :(
    scorpioq scorpioq 36-40, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I love the moments of dusk! This is my favorite time of day, when the sky takes a soft blue-grey hue and there is a special kind of serenity in the air...Dusk brings me the most...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F 4 hrs ago

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    Absolutely love each and every song by them.
    GenuineAngel GenuineAngel 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    We call them vacances here in France. I love them! July and August when the town is invaded by holiday makers. Business is good for my family.The population swells incredibly, and...
    Banyousbabe Banyousbabe 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    So yeah... Today I spent about $41 - $42 to get 21 - 22 games... ******* steam sales man... o.o All that temptation... But I'm not going to complain. I got lots of stuff off my...
    GiggityGlue GiggityGlue 26-30, M 4 hrs ago

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    Billy Joel-Honesty I came across this song tonight and i just love it:) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sL10yO_T9UQ
    Smartsweethang Smartsweethang 41-45, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I love everything from there, but it's stupid how people want $15 for minimum wage there to flip burgers and grind mcflurrys when they can go to college and get a better job.
    ButteryToast ButteryToast 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I love walking in the rain because nobody can see me crying!!!
    rana3434 rana3434 36-40, F 6 hrs ago

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    my love for him is fading away day by day(mainly cuz of his actions, we had so much of chemistry n now its gone), valentines is near n i feel so irritated !!
    beautyndbeast beautyndbeast 22-25, F 6 hrs ago

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    I love Iz's version of the song. I first heard it at my Aunt's funeral. One of her theatre students from back in the day, sang it in the cemetery while everyone was saying goodbye...
    bawstenbrewin bawstenbrewin 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    yeah i love me a nice cougar they know whats up and most like to keep it uncomplicated i miss it i need to find me another far or close dosnt matter the color older women are great...
    thatx1xguy thatx1xguy 26-30, M 6 hrs ago

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