Metaphor

Greek word which means 'to transfer'

A figure of speech in which one thing is spoken as if it were another, i.e. a house is the dreamer.

In a dream 'the house on fire' would symbolize the psychological condition of the dreamer and the metaphor would be 'the house', which would represent the dreamer. The fire would symbolize an emotion, attitude or complex, such as anger, destruction, passion, desire, illumination, transformation, etc.


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