synesthetic metaphor

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Noun1.synesthetic metaphor - a metaphor that exploits a similarity between experiences in different sense modalities
metaphor - a figure of speech in which an expression is used to refer to something that it does not literally denote in order to suggest a similarity
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Authors such as Popova (2003) have proposed a synesthetic metaphor SMELL IS VISION to account for Grenouille's 'special' way of experiencing the world.
Sights, sounds, and smells are translated into taste in a narrative ripe with synesthetic metaphors, and we are encouraged to understand relationships between people like the blending of ingredients in a recipe.