The transference of the relation between one set of objects to another set for the purpose of brief explanation; a compressed simile; e. g., the ship plows the sea.
- A figure of speech in which a word or phrase that ordinarily designates one thing is used to designate another, thus making an implicit comparison, as in "a sea of troubles” or "All the world's a stage” ( Shakespeare).
- One thing conceived as representing another; a symbol: "Hollywood has always been an irresistible, prefabricated metaphor for the crass, the materialistic, the shallow, and the craven” ( Neal Gabler).
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a class of metaphor പരമ്പരിതം - a Class Of Metaphor Paramparitham ;അലങ്കാരം - Alankaaram | Alankaram ;രൂപകാലങ്കാരം - Roopakaalankaaram | Roopakalankaram ;സാദൃശ്യം - Saadhrushyam | Sadhrushyam ;ഭാവാര്ത്ഥം - Bhaavaarththam | Bhavartham ;രൂപകം - Roopakam ;