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Another word for metaphor

      1. An expression that uses language in a nonliteral way, such as a metaphor or synecdoche, or in a structured or unusual way, such as anaphora or chiasmus, or that employs sounds, such as alliteration or assonance, to achieve a rhetorical effect.
      1. A figure of speech in which two essentially unlike things are compared, often in a phrase introduced by like or as, as in “How like the winter hath my absence been” or “So are you to my thoughts as food to life” (Shakespeare).
      1. A figure of speech using words in nonliteral ways, such as a metaphor.
      2. A word or phrase interpolated as an embellishment in the sung parts of certain medieval liturgies.
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