A majestic figure
Always standing straight
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.
Metaphor Examples in Popular Poetry
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Concrete Poem A Metaphor For Supportive Dad
Dealing With Bullies
Soft whispers from above trickle their way down to my heart.
They position themselves comfortably and decide to accompany me there for as long as I breathe.
They slowly become an overstayed guest and make me feel useless to the situation.
I tuck away in my bedroom for they can only enter if I let them in.
Metaphor For The Cycle Of Life
Once a tree spoke to me in words of color and grace.
It said to exist it had to persist in its purpose to have its place.
In hues of green it said it had seen many a year and season
With interesting features like other creatures, which added branches of reason.
Metaphor For Dealing With Change
Be like the willow that bends,
shade that it sends,
peace that it lends.
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This is an amazing poem - saying so much in very few words. Things don't always go the way we want, and sometimes we have to adapt and do so cheerfully - a very important lesson. It is also...
"Will you walk into my parlor?" said the spider to the fly;
"'Tis the prettiest little parlor that ever you may spy.
The way into my parlor is up a winding stair,
And I have many curious things to show when you are there."Featured Shared Story
This poem has reminded me about the wolf in sheep's skin. It's a great way to teach our children to think about the intentions of others even though they can be nice. To think about...
A Mighty Storm Made From Anger And Betrayal
Like a gentle wave, you swayed against my ship.
With a gentle breeze, you guided me forward.
As the sun sank into the ocean,Featured Shared Story
This helped me get through a rough time, and it described everything so perfectly from the start all the way to the end. Thank you. It truly helped a lot.
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