Contains 6,500 phrases organized under 500 themes, including aloneness, death, love, and peace.
Respected quotation anthologist and author of Oxymoronica and Viva la Repartee Dr. Mardy Grothe is at his best in Metaphors Be with You, an A to Z dictionary of 2,750 of history’s greatest metaphorical quotations, meticulously curated for writers, readers, and quotation lovers everywhere. In Metaphors Be with You, Dr. Mardy Grothe has created the definitive reference on English’s finest metaphors, sourced from literature, politics, philosophy, Hollywood, religion, sports, comedy, history, religion, pop culture, and more. Arranged into two sections—"The Ten Best Things Ever Said" and "The Single Best Thing Ever Said"—Metaphors Be with You includes quotations on five hundred human interest topics and an introduction to the nature, importance, and sheer joy of metaphorical language. Essential for writers, readers, and language aficionados, this breathtaking, beautifully designed sourcebook also contains elegantly integrated digital access to Dr. Mardy’s Dictionary of Metaphorical Quotations, the world’s largest online database of quotations containing metaphors, similes, and analogies. This one-of-a-kind synergy between print and technology offers a comprehensive look at the diversity of words and phrases we use to relate to, understand, and describe our world by providing access to detailed source information, innumerable "Error Alerts," and fascinating quotation backstories that will engage readers as they delve into metaphorical language and discover their own favorites. Whether you’re crafting a speech, writing a novel, or simply searching for new ways to express yourself, this remarkable compendium is sure to inspire you with the perfect metaphor every time.
Most speakers and writers use the terms metaphor and simile as if they mean exactly the same thing. But they are not! A simile is a metaphor, but not all metaphors are similes. A metaphor compares two things, and does so more directly without using as or like. For example, the shop was a little gold-mine. A simile compares (usually introduced by like or as) two things that are generally not alike--such as a line of migrant workers and a wave, or onion skins and a swarm of butterflies.Writers and authors use similes to explain things, to express emotion, or to make their writing more lively and entertaining. Metaphors also offer figurative comparisons, but these are implied rather than introduced by like or as. Salient Features:o Thousands of widely used popular Metaphors & Similes in Englisho Inclusion of foreign Metaphors & Similes currently in use in English languageo Arranged alphabetically from A - Zo Worth recommending without second thoughtAn authoritative Dictionary of Metaphors & Similes for students, writers, and general readers!
Presents over sixteen thousand similes and turns of phrases organized into thematic categories, including love, kindness, evil, annoyance, sex, religion, anger, and cheerfulness.
Most speakers and writers use the terms metaphor and simile as if they mean exactly the same thing. But they are not! A simile is a metaphor, but not all metaphors are similes. A metaphor compares two things, and does so more directly without using as or like. For example, the shop was a little gold-mine. A simile compares (usually introduced by like or as) two things that are generally not alike--such as a line of migrant workers and a wave, or onion skins and a swarm of butterflies. Writers and authors use similes to explain things, to express emotion, or to make their writing more lively and entertaining. Metaphors also offer figurative comparisons, but these are implied rather than introduced by like or as. Salient Features: o Thousands of widely used popular Metaphors & Similes in English o Inclusion of foreign Metaphors & Similes currently in use in English language o Arranged alphabetically from A - Z o Worth recommending without second thought An authoritative Dictionary of Metaphors & Similes for students, writers, and general readers!
Not a dictionary in the sense of providing short definitions of terms, this volume treats broad concepts, from allegory and allusion to tragedy and unity, central to the history or present pursuit of literary criticism and commentary. Particular attention has been given to distinguishing the different senses in which a term has been used, to noting major questions that have been debated in relation to the concept, and to documenting points of view and specific aspects with full references. Additional sources of information are appended in each case.
Brad Pasanek's unusual work is the written report of a massive digital humanities project that involved searching 18th-century texts for the many ways writers use metaphors to characterize the mind. The book takes a selection of broad metaphorical categories that the author discovered in his digital research - including animals, coinage, metal, rooms, and writing - and examines particular examples within each category. Pasanek also frames the "dictionary" elements of the project with a more theoretical discussion of what he calls "desultory reading," a form of "unsystematic perusal" of writing exemplified in the way we approach dictionaries. Pasanek not only argues that 18th-century thinkers largely employed desultory reading, but also that his work on this very project is itself an instance of this approach. The project succeeds twofold: in treating 18th-century writing as its topic and in exemplifying its approach. Pasanek maintains an accompanying website (https://metaphorized.com) that collects the results of his digital searches.
Metaphors improve speech and writing by conveying shades of meaning more succinctly than ordinary phrases. The modern English language is remarkably full of metaphors. This fascinating book discusses metaphors in some detail. An entertaining introduction leads into a dictionary of metaphors, a thematic section and a thesaurus. It contains over 17,000 alphabetical entries listing more than 4,000 commonly found metaphors and setting out their meanings in an easy to read style. This handy word-book with its highly original format will appeal to all lovers of language, as well as to writers, editors, publishers, students, migrants and those engaged in public speaking. It is an essential reference for libraries and educational institutions. The book also provides raw material for many specialist applications, including party games, advertising copy, English as a second language and crossword puzzles. 'Here is a dictionary and thesaurus of metaphors which is both a practical guide to meaning and a stimulus to enquiry. Only a person in love with words could have compiled it' â€“ Dame Leonie Kramer
The book that gives your English colour, clarity and power. An easy to use, uniquely organized dictionary. Think of a metaphor and this book will explain its meaning and often its origin. Think of the idea and this indispensable reference will supply you with an "Aladdin's cave" of metaphors that convey it.
The most coprehensive and reliable English-language resource for terminology used in all types of libraries. Includes terms from publishing, printing, literature, and computer science relevant to both library professionals and laypersons.
If a great metaphor, like a picture, is worth a thousand words, then this expansive collection will save 6.5 million as it presents 6,500 comparative phrases from ancient times to the present.
A Christianity Today 1999 Book of the Year! Every reader of the Bible has encountered the powerful, comforting and sometimes puzzling imagery of Scripture. These concrete pictures with their hidden force have struck sharp and lasting impressions on our minds. Their imprint has etched itself on the language and grammar of Christian faith and Western culture. Why then do traditional Bible dictionaries and reference works offer so little help to explorers of the Bible's galaxy of verbal pictures? They excel in describing the climate, borders and location of Galilee or Sinai. But they are often blind to the artistic expressions and deaf to the musical meanings that echo from within the world of the biblical text. The Dictionary of Biblical Imagery is the first contemporary reference work dedicated to exploring the images, symbols, motifs, metaphors and literary patterns found in the Bible. More than that, it examines the Bible's universal archetypes or master images--including the plot motifs and character types that recur throughout life, literature and the Bible. This unique dictionary explores the dazzling variety in which the Word of God comes dressed in clothes of everyday life. It traces the trail of images from Eden to the New Jerusalem. It captures the plotted patterns of biblical narrative. It surveys the imaged texture of each book of the Bible. In short, The Dictionary of Biblical Imagery is an inviting, enlightening and indispensable companion to the reading, study, contemplation and enjoyment of the Bible.
Designed both as a dictionary and a guide-book, this volume contains over 600 alphabetically-listed terms relating to the study of stylistics. Using material drawn from a range of sources, including poetic and traditional rhetoric, sociolinguistics and semiotics, it includes quotations and explanations of grammatical theory.