*Metaphor is the concept of understanding one thing in terms of another. A metaphor is a figure of speech that constructs an analogy between two things or ideas; the analogy is conveyed by the use of a metaphorical word in place of some other word.
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Carnival Poster-A meTaphor
Growing up in the 80s & 90s carnivals were pretty popular. And they had some fun games to play. They had games like Water Gun Clown Balloon. Shoot The Star Out. Dart Balloon Pop. Why did I play these pointless games? I liked to play because I was there, I was bored, it was fun and I had some cash to waste. Sound familiar? The prize I always liked to play for was a carnival poster. When I won, I usually picked the hot chick poster. Sometimes a famous chick would have a poster out. Sometimes it was one the caliber of Pamela Anderson. Sometimes it was a not so famous chick. But still hot nonetheless. It was great to look at. I would carry it around the carnival. Take it on rides. Like the Gravitron. A ride that just spins round and round. And The Pirate Boat. A rocky ride that would get you sick. And of course, The Head Over Heel Flipping Cart Ferris Wheel that you had no control over whatsoever. But I held onto that damn poster. I took care of it. Because I liked it. I earned it. I spent money on it. Then after I left the carnival, I would take the poster home. Gently unroll it. Find a nice place for it on the wall in my room. Put it up on the wall. It was a thing of beauty. It was my prize. I kept it around for a while too. Sometimes a whole year until another carnival came into town and I wanted a new one. I would play more games. Spend more money. And then finally win a new one. Take it on rides. Safely and gently carry it around. Then I would take it home. Tear down the old poster. Toss it in the trash. And gently put up the new one in it’s place. This cycle would go on and on. You work for it. You take care of it. You appreciate it. Then you tear it down and throw it away. And replace it. Stop. Start. And repeat. The carnival poster.
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