We are a people captivated by the power and romance of metaphor, forever seeking the invisible through the image of the visible.
Software engineering concerns methods and techniques to develop large software systems. The engineering metaphor is used to emphasize a systematic approach to develop systems that satisfy organizational requirements and constraints.
He had gone beyond the world of metaphor and simile into the place of things that are, and it was changing him.neil gaiman
A man's reach must exceed his grasp or what's a metaphor?Marshall McLuhan
All slang is metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry.
Cricket remains for me the game of games, the sanspareil, the great metaphor, the best marriage ever devised of mind and body. For meit remains the Proust of pastimes, the subtlest and most poetic, the most past-and-present; whose beauty can lie equally in days, in a whole, or in one tiny phrase, a blinding split second.John Robert Fowles
I love metaphor the way some people love junk food.William H(oward) Gass
Science is all metaphor.
Man be my metaphor.
through metaphor to reconcile the people and the stones.william carlos williams
In my mind, he was guilty of no error he — was chargeable with no exaggeration — he was betrayed by his fancy into no metaphor, who once said that all we see about us, Kings, Lords, and Commons, the whole machinery of the State, all the apparatus of the system, and its varied workings, end in simply bringing twelve men into a box.brougham, henry, 1st baron brougham and vaux
This is the highest honour of the Church, that, until He is united to us, the Son of God reckons himself in some measure imperfect. What consolation is it for us to learn, that, not until we are along with him, does he possess all his parts, or wish to be regarded as complete! Hence, in the First Epistle to the Corinthians, when the apostle discusses largely the metaphor of a human body, he includes under the single name of Christ the whole Church.john calvin
"In applications of the music-as-language metaphor we should attend to diverse musical traditions in musical terms, including not only traditions of the music we study but also traditions of how we study music."harold powers
I was searching for something a little more than a dashing metaphor, a good deal less than a cultural map: and for those purposes the two cultures is about right.c. p. snow
The facts of nature are what they are, but we can only view them through the spectacles of our mind. Our mind works largely by metaphor and comparison, not always (or often) by relentless logic. When we are caught in conceptual traps, the best exit is often a change in metaphor not because the new guideline will be truer to nature (for neither the old nor the new metaphor lies “out there” in the woods), but because we need a shift to more fruitful perspectives, and metaphor is often the best agent of conceptual transition.stephen jay gould
The days of the digitals are numbered. The metaphor is built into them like a self-destruct mechanism.tom stoppard
In brief, I don't stick to declare, Father Dick, So they call him for short, is a regular brick; A metaphor taken I have not the page aright From an ethical work by the Stagyrite.richard harris barham
In the metaphor of arithmetic , the dyad reveals itself as the door between the One and the Many, between monad and all other numbers.
[Milton Erickson] does not translate unconscious communication into conscious form. Whatever the patient says in metaphoric form, Erickson responds [matches] in kind. By parables, by interpersonal action, and by directives, he works within the metaphor to bring about change. He seems to feel that the depth and swiftness of that change can be prevented if the person suffers a translation of the communication.
The metaphor of the king as the shepherd of his people goes back to ancient Egypt. Perhaps the use of this particular convention is due to the fact that, being stupid, affectionate, gregarious and easily stampeded, the societies formed by sheep are most like human ones.
[Boxed] Multiple bouncing balls in a box are a metaphor for community. Notice how the escaping balls explode. This is what happens to people who move from Perl to Ruby .
If you're gonna use simile , analogy, metaphor , be descriptive and have some flowery adjectives and a few odd nouns and some engaging bits of dialogue or sentiment , then you're sort of writing a novel , really. But rock lyrics are not really known for their sophistication .
We often attribute 'understanding' and other cognitive predicates by metaphor and analogy to cars, adding machines, and other artifacts, but nothing is proved by such attributions.
metaphor has traditionally been regarded as the matrix and pattern of the figures of speech.Marshall McLuhan
metaphor... is, as a common feature of linguistic practice, an incidental expediency, a homely administering of first-aid by mother-wit to jams or halts in expression suddenly confronting speakers, with no respectable linguistic solution immediately in sight.laura riding
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