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endowing inanimate objects or abstract concepts with animate characteristics or qualities
establishes a comparison without an explicit verbal cue; the comparison is implied in such a way that the figurative term is substituted for or identified with the literal one
any object or action that represents something beyond itself; these are less systematic and more openended in their interpretation
a form of narrative in which people, places, and happenings have hidden or symbolic meaning; establishes a strict system of correspondences between deails of action and a pattern of meaning
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