Waters best metaphor?

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PublicImage wrote:Rivers are also not green!
The Cuyahoga is in the summertime when the water is stagnant and the algae have overtaken it.... :wink: :lol:
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But the water itself is blue. That is a scientific fact!
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I thought water was a colorless liquid? :shock:
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No, it has been proven that water itself actually is blue, and the sky's reflection is not what makes it appear blue, contrary to popular belief!
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Thank you. I stand corrected.
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It's NOT a metaphor!

Waters is using Personification here, not metaphor.

Personification, or personification anthropomorphism is a figure of speech that gives non-humans and objects human traits and qualities. These attributes may include sensations, emotions, desires, physical gestures, expressions, and powers of speech, among others.
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That passage has personification and metaphors.

"See the splashing of the kingfisher flashing to the water. "

Obviously, a kingfisher cannot really flash.
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hey now Im liking this thread!
you english majors keep cracking the whip!

the previously cited "loose the weight you used to need to throw around" bit I always liked
its sort of a mixed metaphor, as it overlaps two meanings of the word weight, which both describe the protagonists character
then leads into the line about being "dragged down by the stone"
presumably the stone is the weight Dog used to need to throw around
but now we're led into this image of drowning unwanted puppies

also that repeated word "stone", leading into the psychedelic section of the song, has its own 2nd level of meaning, for all the partayers out there in the audience


btw Im looking at a glass of water on my desk right now: its not blue!
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J Ed wrote:btw Im looking at a glass of water on my desk right now: its not blue!
Nobody said that it is a deeply visibly blue! But it is certainly within the blue side of the spectrum.
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off topic I know, but we have put so much crap in our water that you have to wonder what water is at this point.

There is no good metaphor, as a matter of fact there are no metaphors.
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nosaj wrote:There is no good metaphor, as a matter of fact there are no metaphors.
That is incorrect.
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PublicImage wrote:
nosaj wrote:There is no good metaphor, as a matter of fact there are no metaphors.
That is incorrect.
That is also not serious!
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mosespa wrote:a place to stay
enough to eat
somewhere old heroes shuffle safely down the street
where you can speak out loud
about your doubts and fears
and what's more no-one ever disappears
you never hear their standard issue kicking in your door
you can relax on both sides of the tracks
and maniacs don't blow holes in bandsmen by remote control
and everyone has recourse to the law
and no-one kills the children anymore
and no-one kills the children anymore


Has there ever been a more moving description of Utopia?
I dont think so. For once its not riddled with Commie over and undertones. It would be nice to have a society like the one above, but we're humans, so it'll never happen. But we do have Roger Waters, so that's something, at least.
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nosaj wrote:That is also not serious!
Nothing that isn't serious is correct.
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All of his late-Floyd stuff.
For example, "They can polish their medals and sharpen their smiles, and amuse themselves being kings for awhile"