metaphor

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expressive style that uses fictional characters and events to describe some subject by suggestive resemblances; an extended metaphor allegory
strained or paradoxical use of words either in error (as `blatant' to mean `flagrant') or deliberately (as in a mixed metaphor: `blind mouths') catachresis
mixed metaphor catachresis
metaphor or exaggerated comparison conceit
clichéd and unused metaphor dead metaphor
metaphor that has occurred so often that it has become a new meaning of the expression (e.g., `he is a snake' may once have been a metaphor but after years of use it has died and become a new sense of the word `snake') dead metaphor , frozen metaphor
(metaphor) a channel through which something can be seen or understood lens
metaphor that exploits a similarity between experiences in different sense modalities synesthetic metaphor
metaphor is identified, word or phrase with which the vehicle of a tenor
figure of speech, such as metaphor, hyperbole trope
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