Metafora (Metaphor)

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Metafora (Metaphor) adalah cara untuk menggambarkan sesuatu dengan menyamakannya dengan sesuatu yang lain. Ini adalah perbandingan antara dua hal yang berbeda yang memiliki karakteristik penting yang sama.
"Freddie is a pig when he eats," Freddie adalah pemakan yang ceroboh seperti babi.

Contoh-contoh Metafora dalam kalimat:

A blanket of snow fell today.
After years of misbehaving, he turned over a new leaf this year.
All the world's a stage.
A new crop of students entered school.
Anne is the apple of my eye.
America is a melting pot.
A tidal wave of donations came in.
Give him room to grow.
Have a ball.
He is a road hog.
He is a mountain of strength.
Her home was a prison.
He showered her with gifts.
He was boiling mad.
How's life in the fast lane?
I got cold feet before I was supposed to talk in class.
I felt the weight of the world on my shoulders.
I have butter fingers today; I keep dropping things.
I have too much on my plate already.
I'm all thumbs; I just spilled my milk.
I'm drowning in work.
I'm no angel.
It is a recipe for disaster.
Keep your eyes peeled.
Life is a dream.

Love is a red, red rose.
My memory is foggy.
My name is mud ever since I caused so much trouble.
My roots run deep.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
Peter tried to pull the wool over my eyes.
A roadmap to peace was discussed.
He is a couch potato.
She is my old flame.
She works for an arm of the government.
A storm of controversy followed her.
He has a half-baked idea.
Their ideas are food for thought.
Ahh, that's the sweet smell of success.
The comic had the audience eating out of her hand.
Their ideas are difficult to swallow.
There are plenty of fish in the sea.
The police dug up evidence.
The ribbon of highway stretched for miles.
There is a bumper crop of games in the stores.
They hatched a new plan.
They're rug rats.
We're in a dry spell at work.
You are my sunshine.
You light up my life.

Contoh Metafora menurut penggolongannya:

Metaphors tentang responsibility

I have to bear the responsibility for this.
The responsibility was weighing on my mind.
I don’t want to be a burden to you.

Metaphors juga idioms

Spill the beans.
Give someone a hand.

Metaphors tentang relationships

I was very attached to him.
She has split up with her boyfriend.
They greeted us warmly.
It was a very stormy relationship.

Metaphors tentang emotion

The news has hit him hard.
It had a huge impact on them.
He has a fiery temper.
The book was received warmly.
I felt a chill of fear.
She treated us with cool indifference.
The future looks very bright.
The news lifted her spirits.
There’s no point in having these dark thoughts.
They were eaten up with hatred.
Mistrust had poisoned their relationship.

Metaphors tentang thought and knowledge

A few doubts remained at the back of my mind.
The thought crossed her mind that he was lying.
I don’t want to put any ideas into your head.
I had already planted the idea in her mind.
It was a carefully constructed theory.
Let me know if you dig up anything about him.
I see what you mean.
They recognized the fact that they needed to improve.
We want to get a range of different views.
He kept us in the dark about his plans.

Metaphors tentang place and position

We are in a situation where there are no real winners.
They found themselves in a very difficult position.
I’ve been caught between a rock and a hard place.
This is a potential minefield for beginners.
You’ve lost me. What do you mean?
I really think you’re barking up the wrong tree.
I found out I’d been taken for a ride.
They met on a rainy day in January.
He lay awake all through the night.
This week’s gone so fast.
One day, in the distant future, I might go and live abroad.
The weeks crawled by until we could meet again.
She didn’t notice the time slipping by.

Metaphors tentang journeys and travelling

The baby arrived just after midnight.
They remembered the departed in their prayers.
His life took an unexpected direction.
What’s the best way of doing it?
I’ve tried being reasonable, and I don’t want to go down that road again.
I haven’t yet reached my goal.
I’d like to return to what David was saying earlier.
He always says things in a roundabout way.
The conversation drifted towards the subject of money.
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Metaphors tentang up and down

This is an area of high unemployment.
They had raised their prices to unreasonable levels.
The temperature had been falling steadily all day.
There was a collapse in the price of oil.
It is the true story of a millionaire’s meteoric rise from poverty.
They were downtrodden and oppressed.
She had never wanted to climb the greasy pole of politics.
They look down on everyone who isn’t as rich as they are.
They regarded tradesmen as their inferiors.
I felt as high as a kite.
They seem very down about it all.
Extract from: : Metaphor by Dr Rosamund Moon.
Metafora (Metaphor)

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