Metaphor Poems

Metaphorical Poems

People have used metaphors since the birth of mankind. Metaphors are a way to get around censorship as well as to help us see truths that we may not be able to face if they were stated plainly. It is a way to accentuate beauty as well as pain through this medium of the unstated comparison. When you are reading an appropriate metaphor you are immediately drawn between the truth of the comparison that is being alluded to. The ability to understand metaphoric language opens the key to poetry of tremendous beauty.

Examples Of Metaphors in Popular Poems

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  1. Mighty Oak

    Strong And Inspiring Like A Mighty Tree

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    Stand tall, oh mighty oak, for all the world to see.
    Your strength and undying beauty forever amazes me.
    Though storm clouds hover above you,
    Your branches span the sky

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    This poem has greatly touched me. The poet has a firm faith in his father, which every son ought to have. A father is the center point for a son's life. To have faith in him and live the life...

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  3. Rose Painted

    • By Paige
    • Published: June 2015
    Poem About Skin Color

    If I were a Rose painted black,
    would you cast me aside
    like blackened, burnt rice?
    Would my color tarnish my sweet smell?

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    This was a very true poem! I love the meaning, and it really brings out the idea of discrimination by color and how bad it is. I love it!

  4. A Broken Family Tree

    Tradition Poem

    Analysis of Form and Technique

    I am one of many
    Small branches of a broken tree,
    Always looking to the ones above
    For guidance, strength and security.

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    I was really moved by this poem. I have felt this way for many years when it comes to my mom and stepdad. In a crazy way, this poem gave me strength and motivation. I just want to thank you....

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  6. A New Beginning

    • By Troy Martin, Jr.
    • Published: February 2006
    Metaphor For A Child Growing Up

    A little egg under her mother's wings.
    Yet to be born into the world of things.

    A crack and a pop out she came.

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    Yes it touches to my heart.
    As we are the parents who do this for our children to make them strongest on earth.

  7. The Mask

    I look in the mirror at the beginning of each day, and ask myself what mask should I place on my face today.

    No not the sad one it's too revealing, I don't want to show the world my true feelings.
    ...

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    The mask poem is so real. I believe it's with every one on the face of the earth, except a child!

  8. The Rose

    • By Billie Jo
    • Published: May 2013
    You're Beautiful As Yourself

    The sun went away
    The sky went black
    Up came the wind
    I fell on my back...

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  10. Love Is

    Metaphor Poem About Love

    Love is a walk in the rain at night,
    Two hands holding onto each other tight;
    Love is honey on a pair of lips,
    Onto a tender heart it drips;

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    I honestly really like both of the poems you have written. They are beautiful and have such meaning behind them, so much that every sentence strikes my heart and seeps into my soul. Your...

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  11. The Grandfather Clock

    • By James Sielschott
    • Published: September 2014
    Grandfather Clock Watching Over Family

    In a dusty, dark corner of a very old house,
    sits the tall, wooden worn out clock.
    It has seen its share of memories and pain,
    keeping perfect time with a tick and a tock.

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  12. Endure Like A Tree

    • By Alicia Quetzalcoatl
    • Published: May 2015
    Poem About Enduring The Hardships You Face In Life

    To get through life you have to endure as a tree does.
    When Mother Nature tries to bring you down,
    You will never fall; you will stand your ground.
    You will encounter burning flames.

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    Hello I am Salih Abass. I lost my father while I was very young, and I was taken away from my mother to my grandmother even before I was two years. She took me to school. I lost my grandmom...

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  13. A Butterfly

    • By Silvia Burley
    • Published: July 2015
    Poem About Being Comforted By Grandma's Spirit

    A caterpillar walks in beauty
    through the sunshine and the rain,
    leaving sweet memories
    to ease away the pain.

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