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Golden Globes Floweth Over

by | 18th, January 2007

small_171159_1_1169139291.jpg QUOTE : “If the Oscars are the senior prom, the Golden Globes are a Spring Break kegger.” Washington Post.

Figure of Speech : metaphorical analogy, the comparison of representational imagery. Often a form of hyperbole.

The Golden Globes ceremony took place last night, allowing movie aristocrats to go slumming with the TV proles. The Post describes the occasion in a metaphorically rich if-then analogy. It’s great for topping one funny image with another for maximum hyperbolic effect.

The awardees themselves were not so amusingly rhetorical. Helen Mirren (“Elizabeth I” and The Queen) and Hugh Laurie (“House”) gave

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