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What figures of speech are used in the following sentences?

I'm not that savvy with English, but here are my assumptions. Don't take them for truth, but at least consider them. Speech is silver, Silence is golden. - Antithesis? The old , sick dog was put to ...
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Technical term for parts of a metaphor

There are several pair of terms used by different authors or branches of linguistics. According to Richards, the world is the tenor of the metaphor. Commenting on Shakespeare's metaphor of the world: ...
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What is the term for when people lack the experience or knowledge to understand a metaphor?

Someone who is too literal-minded may have trouble with metaphors. But sometimes a metaphor is too opaque, even for those who are able to process figurative language with ease.
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