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Example: Are these metaphors in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland?

For my dialectical journal, I need to find a minimum of 10 metaphors in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. I currently have 10, but there are two that i'm not sure are metaphors.

• “’You’re a serpent; and there’s not use denying it.’” (pg.56) - Pigeon
• “’It turned into a pig.’”
• “’I don’t like the look of it at all,’ said the King: ‘however, it may kiss my hand, if it likes.’”
• “’I make you a present of everything I’ve said as yet.’”
• The Lobster-Quadrille
• “’I’m growing.’” (pg. 106) - Alice; “’You’ve no right to grow here,’ said the Dormouse.”
• “’I can’t go any lower,’ said the Hatter: ‘I’m already on the floor, as it is.’”
• “’I should think it (jurymen) would be quite as much use in the trial one way up as the other.’”
• “’All persons more than a mile high to leave the court.’”; “’I’m not a mile high,’ said Alice.”
• “’You’re nothing but a pack of cards!’”

Which of these are not metaphors, and are there any others in the book I have not mentioned, that are significant? I'm not necessarily asking for exact quotes; just chapters, events, or things people say that are metaphors. Thank you!

Those aren't metaphors: they are literal. In fact, in _Alice's Adventures in Wonderland_ most metaphors are literal or quickly become so. It's one of the constant humorous tropes of the book.

When the mouse proposes reading a selection of dull history to dry the animals off after they have fallen into Alice's pool of tears, he says, "This is the driest thing I know." He is making a pun. Metaphorically speaking, dull reading is said to be "dry"; Carroll's story takes the idea of dryness and makes it literal instead of metaphorical.

When Alice explains at the Mad Hatter's Tea Party that she has to "beat time," she is speaking metaphorically--comparing keeping regular musical rhythm to the beating of a clock. Again, the Hatter takes this as a literal statement ("he won't stand for a beating.")

When "Tinkle Twinkle, Little Star" is recited as "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Bat" the simile at the end of the poem "like a tea-tray in the sky" is a metaphor (a simile, which is a kind of metaphor. Of course, this one makes no sense, but it is a metaphor.

The idea that they soldiers are playing cards is both literal and metaphorical. The knave of hearts is only a card, but in the book--meant for children--he is a real person. Alice insists on the literal when she throws them in the air, dispelling her dream.


Example: Why are the animals so important in alice in wonderland?

for my paper on the significance of animals in literature, what each animla symbolizes and their relationship with alice an humankind in general.

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