Quintilian recognizes four classes of Metaphor:
- Substituting one living thing for another.
- Rational to Irrational
- Irrational to Rational
- Rational to Rational
- Irrational to Irrational
- Inanimate substituted for Inanimate.
- Inanimate for Animate
- Animate for Inanimate
“He is a lion”
“The silver pen traced streams of white in the blue sky.”
“The American tide swept all before it.”
“Araxes’ flood that scorns a bridge.”