UPGRIS-Figurative Language - NO FIGURATIVE...

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NO. FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE (METAPHOR) PAGE 1. I am nothing but a corpse now, a body at the bottom of a well. 3 2. Love, however, was a distant and forgotten thing, like memories of having lived in the city. 7 3. Well, this man was no dog after all, no sir, he was a human —to be human is—and before those enthralled crowds, he lost himself when he saw intimidating throngs of people was as pleasurable as bringing them to tears. 12 4. I was a maiden of striking beauty then. 44 5. Besides denouncing the wooing of pretty boys and the art of painting, this Cross-Eyed Nedret Hoja of Sivas maintained that coffee was the Devil’s work and that coffee drinkers would go to Hell. 56 6. While the giant, whom I later realized was the Devil, attended to his business with our hero, he was compassionately kissing his lovely ear and whispering, “Coffee is a sin, coffee is a vice. 56 7. And not because I fear that if I’d been thus depicted all the dogs in Istanbul assume I was a real tree and piss on me: I don’t want to be a tree, I want to be its meaning. 57 8. Painting is the silence of thought and the music of sight. 66 9. I reminded him that Death was unique, just like the portraits of infidels hanging in Venetian palazzos ; all of them desperately yearned to be rendered distinctly. 123 10. What I thought was my blood was red ink; what I thought ink on 189
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his hands was my flowing blood. 11. There was silence in the house, not unusual, yet unlike the usual silence. 195 NO. FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE (SIMILE) PAGE 1. He was a dark-haired, fair-skinned, green-eyed man with strong arms; but at heart, he was innocent and quiet like a sleepy child . 49 2. As khans and shahs strangled one another and miniaturist moved from city to city like the women of the harem to assemble under the auspices of new masters , style of the new book-arts workshop would first defined in the leaves Tall Mehmet drew, in his grass, in the curves of his rocks and in the hidden contours of his own patience. 81 3. This time I didn’t find myself immobilized by a staggering yoke of lust; both of us were stunned by the fluttering—like a flock of sparrows —of a powerful love that had entered our hearts, chests and stomachs. Isn’t lovemaking the best antidote to love? 169 4. The silence bloomed and spread secretly like a black flower. 225 5. After exiting under the scrutiny of guards, I immediately relaxed, like a soldier returned home after an absence of many years . 248 6. Tall, thin Stork was flitting from one illustration to the next like a bee among flowers , singing folk songs, tweaking the cheek of his apprentice who was mixing paint and adding a comic twist to the 285
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painting he was working on before showing it to me with a smug chuckle. 7. Master Osman uttered this last statement like the last wish of a disconsolate weary pasha who responsible for military defeat and condemned to beheading.
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  • Spring '16
  • Mr.Lambang
  • Istanbul

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