October 1, 2013

It's like...

Fellow speaker,

A simple way to create a metaphor is to compare something to something else, using "like" or "as."  This creates a "soft" metaphor that gently compares something to something else (e.g., "He is like a shark" is not as "harsh" as calling the person a "shark" directly).


Tim Wilson
Professional Speech Coach
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