Needing a metaphor for clumsy please?

PLEASE i need it for some English research, can’t find it ANYWHERE.

5 Answers

  1. How about all thumbs or 2 left feet?

    Bull in a china shop is a good one too.

  2. The simplest figure of speech is the SIMILE. A simile emphasizes a similarity of two things by merely saying it: “You are like a dog”, or “You are as a dog”. The figure rests entirely on one word.

    A METAPHOR emphasizes a similarity of two things by saying they are the same; “You are a dog”.

    Next comes a big word: HYPOCATASTASIS. This is a Greek word. ‘Hypo’ means under, as in ‘hypodermic’, ‘cata’ means thrown, as in ‘catapult’, and ‘stasis’ means standing, as in the sci fi “stasis field” where things are made to stand still. Hypocatastasis is a meaning thrown under, or in plain English, name-calling. Hypocatastasis just calls the fellow “Dog!” See Luke 13:32 “that fox”, and Genesis 3:1 “the serpent”.

    A PARABLE is an extended figure of speech; a story based on a simile, metaphor, or hypocatastasis. If the story is possible, it is a MYTH. If the story is impossible, it is a FABLE. A story about talking animals is a fable. If a fable includes an explanation of the meaning, it is an ALLEGORY. Many of Aesop’s so-called fables are actually allegories. Don’t confuse any of these with LEGEND, which is a supposedly true but unverified historical account (Jonah, for example). These terms are not used with any precise meaning in modern discourse. For instance, most people think ‘allegory’ means “a story full of religious symbolism beyond human comprehension”. But when discussing figures of speech they are very precisely defined.

    You can find explanations of other figures in “Figures Of Speech In The Bible” by E. W. Bullinger, almost the only work on the subject in 2,000 years. The book is available at any book store or on line:

    http://openlibrary.org/works/OL2937594W/Figures_of…

  3. There’s no need to worry:)

    There are a lot of metaphores to represent clumsiness,

    and one of the most commonly used is:

    Like a bull in a china shop.

    If you have to explain this metaphore, don’t worry!

    Bulls are wild and, sometimes, visicious. And usually in

    a China shop, there are many fragile things. But two and two

    together and you’ll get a horrible turnout.

    Good luck + have fun writing:)

  4. a chicken with it’s head cut off

  5. He was a drunk on rollerskates

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