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An example use of metaphor in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… come up with a metaphor to use and i use …”
A metaphor is a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is used in place of another word or phrase to suggest a similarity between the two.
the word metaphor occurs in english on average 10 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that metaphor can be often used in the following areas:
1) communication, information, and media;