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Avoid LiteralPlay
Don't use 'metaphorical' for objects or actions meant to be understood as they are, without symbolic meaning. SlideSaying 'metaphorical key' for an actual key is incorrect.
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Context SpecificPlay
'Metaphorical' makes sense in a context where the figurative meaning is clear from surrounding text or conversation. SlideHis 'lion's heart' is metaphorical, suggesting bravery, not an actual heart.
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Cultural SensitivityPlay
Be aware that metaphors can be culture-specific; what's metaphorical in one culture may not be in another. SlideIn many cultures, a 'phoenix rising' is a metaphorical expression of rebirth or resurgence.