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Types of Metaphors

When there are no easy words to describe a feeling, thought or an idea, you can rely on many different types of metaphors to help you express yourself. Being creative and using different metaphor types you can give new meaning to a subject or an expression.

Common types
Extended Metaphor Additionally referred to as a sustained metaphor or conceit, occurs when a writer utilizes a single metaphor or analogy at length through multiple coupled vehicles, tenors, and grounds.

The list below has examples of the different types.
A lifetime is a day.

- Dylan Thomas (Poem: Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night)
Root Life Dylan Thomas
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