Friday, September 05, 2014

Metafors of Life

The player kicked the ball. 
The patient kicked the habit. 
The villain kicked the bucket.
The verbs are the same.
The syntax is identical.
Does the brain notice, or care,
that the first is literal, the second 
metaphorical, the third idiomatic?
- metadata of metafors by media dragons

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