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What do you think is a function of a metaphor?

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Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:07 pm
Liminality says...

We use metaphors every day. Many common idioms and phrases are metaphors. I'd like to know what YWSers think is the main purpose of a metaphor. What makes a metaphor good or bad, effective or ineffective? How can using a particular metaphor help or hurt us?

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