What is a Metaphor?

According to Merriam Webster, metaphor is defined as:

“A figure of speech in which a word or phrase literally denoting one kind of object or idea is used in place of another to suggest a likeness or analogy between them

As described by literary theorist Kenneth Burke:


“A plan or drawing produced to show the look and function or workings of a building, garment, or other objects before it is made”, displayed Google when I curiously searched for the six-letter keyword ‘Design’. Well, that is exactly what I’d perceived as an outsider. I’d hugely relate the word with Arts and Crafts, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, Sketch, Canva, etc. Recently, I realized how wrong my perception was, how narrow a meaning I’d given to the word ‘Design’. As most of us assume, it is not just the aesthetics of a product. …

Deepak Aravind Mohan

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