"A smooth and jewelled rope of jet" - how is this a metaphor?

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  • 1 month ago

    "jet" in this instance refers to black, as in jet black.  a real rope, of course, is neither jeweled nor smooth ...

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Without any context it is hard to say, but on the face of it rope is made of fibres (not jet) and is usually above an inch in circumference. So you could argue that rope is here used metaphorically if it is actually describing jewellery.

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