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Eskimo1990
03-05-2007, 12:36 AM
:hi: I have an English paper to do and I need some help with it.

I am supposed to create two metaphors about "a wasted life."
I am completely stuck for ideas... and so are those around me.

So if anyone would like to help, I would greatly appreciate it. :)

Btw, this is Amanda's friend, Holly.

alleycat
03-05-2007, 12:46 AM
Rather than just throw out metaphors and let you pick one, I'll try something else.

Start with "A wasted life is a . . . " or "His life is a . . . "

What things can you think of that are a complete waste? It could be waste of time, a waste of resources, something out of place or time, an irony, misuse, etc.

And remember, this is suppose to be a methaphor, not a simile.

Okay, I will throw out one or two to get you started.

A wasted life is a ship floundering on the sea. (Yuck)

A wasted life is a barren farm.

A wasted life is a touchdown scored after the game is over.

A wasted life is a book that's never read! ;-)

Julie Worth
03-05-2007, 12:56 AM
Who's Amanda? Is she stuck too?

Rich
03-05-2007, 12:57 AM
That would be me.

Good guidance, Alleycat.

Judg
03-05-2007, 08:00 AM
Umm, is this a plea for us to do your homework for you?

PeeDee
03-05-2007, 08:14 AM
A wasted life is as the cat who studied ornothology and yet was never to meet the birds, for they were off studying to be marine biologists, a waste of time since all the fish had left to become botanists, which did them no good since the plants had become carniverous.

:D

Toothpaste
03-05-2007, 08:45 AM
PeeDee tsk tsk.

Simile.

PeeDee
03-05-2007, 08:45 AM
I know. But it was too much fun to erase.

(anyway, since I'm not doing anyone's homework, it matters not)

veinglory
03-05-2007, 08:51 AM
A wasted life is over 5000 forum posts

PeeDee
03-05-2007, 08:52 AM
But for the sake of our sanity, could we maybe call it a "hobby" instead?

brianm
03-05-2007, 08:56 AM
A wasted life is as the cat who studied ornothology and yet was never to meet the birds, for they were off studying to be marine biologists, a waste of time since all the fish had left to become botanists, which did them no good since the plants had become carniverous.

:D

Enjoyed that!

By the way, it's time to change facial creams. The brand you're using just isn't working.:D

PeeDee
03-05-2007, 08:59 AM
It's taken years off my mutton chops!

blacbird
03-06-2007, 03:46 AM
1. Mine.

2. My previous one.

caw

James D. Macdonald
03-06-2007, 04:22 AM
His life was wine spilled on the table of accomplishment.

rugcat
03-06-2007, 04:24 AM
I'm sure I can think of something just as soon as I put down this doobie.

Eskimo1990
03-06-2007, 06:18 AM
No, it was not a plea for you guys to do her homework. I actually am Amanda, but I let my friend post using my screen name when I was unable to help her. I figured this would be the best place for such a thing. But actually the first person who posted help a lot and she was able to finish her homework. She thanks everyone who helped her very much. Thanks again. :)

Silver King
03-06-2007, 06:59 AM
But actually the first person who posted help a lot and she was able to finish her homework.
That must've been alleycat, always gracious when girls are peeking over his shoulder to copy something he's written.