The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Metaphors and Similes

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Metaphors and Similes

A conduct of light (Metaphor)

“It may be that you are not yourself luminous, but you are a conductor of light”, said Dr. Watson. He means that Sherlock is a sensible and intelligent person, who is ready to help in need. He helps to solve problems. And this light, which he gains, is a wisdom and mutual understanding.

A picker up of shells (Metaphor)

“A dabbler in science, Mr. Holmes, a picker up of shells on the shores of the great unknown ocean”. This metaphor doesn’t mean that Sherlock goes for a stroll and pick up shells in the ocean. It means that that Sherlock receives small pieces of knowledge and enlarges his ideas. These shells are pieces of knowledge.

“As evening drew in, the storm grew higher and louder, and the wind cried and sobbed like a child in the chimney” (Simile)

The author compares the nature with human possibilities. The wind is so loud like the child’s scream, when somebody takes away the bon-bon.

“Holmes unlocked his strong-box and held up the blue carbuncle, which shone out like a star, with a cold, brilliant, many-pointed radiance”(Simile)

The author compares the blue carbuncle with the star to give more blazing imagination about it. It underlines the unique beauty of the precious stone.

Update this section!

You can help us out by revising, improving and updating this section.

Update this section

After you claim a section you’ll have 24 hours to send in a draft. An editor will review the submission and either publish your submission or provide feedback.