Metaphors Dictionaryby Elyse Sommer, Dorrie Weiss
This book presents 6,500 colorful comparative phrases from ancient times to the present. It is a power-tool for writers & speakers & a fountain of inspiration & entertainment for all lovers of language. Choose from a diverse range of 500 timeless & timely themes from love to the information highway. Look up some famous names from Moliere to Norman Mailer to Mother Theresa & savor their words of wisdom. Or, take a leisurely stroll through the section of commonly used, garden variety metaphors. A valuable reference book & a feast of comparative phrases for language connoisseurs.
"Rates a recommendation to lovers of language." William Safire, New York Times
"The most comprehensive work of its kind. A valuable addition to reference works on words." Booklist
"A good heavy book holds you down. It's an anchor that keeps you from getting up and having another gin and tonic." Roy Blount metaphor, Page 47
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Metaphor's Dictionary is a great source of reference with many unexpected surprises.