"An idea is a feat of association, and the height of it is a good metaphor."ÃÂ Ã¢ÂÂ Robert Frost
For 3,000 years, great thinkers and writers have relied on the device of metaphor to articulate profound thoughts, give voice to powerful emotions, and creatively explain complex ideas.ÃÂ But metaphorical language is not the sole province of poets, philosophers, and playwrights.ÃÂ If youÃ¢ÂÂve ever tried to describe a broken heart, a thankless child, or a glorious triumph, you know how valuableÃ¢ÂÂand compellingÃ¢ÂÂthe perfect metaphor can be.ÃÂ
In Metaphors Be With You, respected quotation anthologist Dr. Mardy Grothe has created the definitive collection of historyÃ¢ÂÂs greatest metaphorical quotations.ÃÂ While crafting his lists of Ã¢ÂÂThe Ten Best Things Ever SaidÃ¢ÂÂ on 250 topics of deep human interest, Dr. Mardy examined more than five million metaphorical observations from literature, politics, philosophy, religion, history, pop culture, and more.
Essential for writers, readers, and language aficionados, this remarkable sourcebook breaks new ground by using QR Codes to digitally integrate it with Ã¢ÂÂDr. MardyÃ¢ÂÂs Dictionary of Metaphorical QuotationsÃ¢ÂÂ (DMDMQ), the worldÃ¢ÂÂs largest online database of metaphorical quotations. The elegant synergy between print and technology provides curious readers with detailed source information for all quotations, innumerable Ã¢ÂÂError Alerts,Ã¢ÂÂ countless quotation backstories, and a wealth of other quotations to further their knowledge and deepen their understanding of favorite quotations.
Whether youÃ¢ÂÂre crafting a speech, writing a novel, or simply searching for new ways to express yourself, this meticulously curated compendium is as delightful to read as it is invaluable to ownÃ¢ÂÂand sure to inspire with the perfect metaphor every time.
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