Am I making a metaphor by saying that? "Beirut: The Strong Lady Lives" Can you explain this issue, please? Thanks in advanced

  • I've answered, but you might find English Language & Usage a better place to ask about rhetorical devices like metaphor. You will need to show some effort! You should explain what you think a metaphor is, and why you doubt that this example is a metaphor. This lack of effort will attract negative votes.
    – James K
    Nov 27, 2022 at 16:57
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    tbh, if you don't know it's metaphor, it could be a news report about a woman of great strength, who people had thought died in a tunnel collapse last week. Nov 27, 2022 at 17:15

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This is a metaphor, you are saying that Beirut is a strong lady. It is also a figure of speech called "personification", you are giving human characteristics to a non-human thing.

Of course, only you can know for sure whether you are using a metaphor.

  • thanks a lot.I will do your suggestion
    – esra
    Nov 27, 2022 at 19:49

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