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    Alright so here's the deal: I have to write a paper on the use of metaphors and it has to be something related to my major. I'm a biology/pre-veterinary major with a minor in German and I really don't feel like over analyzing science terms for 4-5 pages. So my question is basically are metaphors used as often in the German language as they are in English? If you could provide an example if you reply that'd be awesome. Thanks guys and "girls".





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    the frequency of metaphors or symbolism in general depends on the author/text type.
    in german as well as in any language?

    sure there are speeches, novel excerpts, poems, etc which are so overfilled with things to analyse it that one more metaphor would lead to involuntarily vomiting....

    ^that was a hyperbolic metaphor
    //in german: Manche Abende sind mit so vielen Flaschen Bier gepflastert, dass auch nur eine weitere Flasche unabsichtliches Erbrechen auslösen könnte.

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