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.

Metaphor Examples in Popular Poetry

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  1. Stout Sprout

    • By Hannah R. Soummers
    • Published: April 1, 2020
    Staying Strong And Growing Into A Beautiful Person

    A sunflower will grow
    With much beauty to show,
    But the wind must blow,
    Which brings the rain and the snow.

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    • Rating 4.54
    • Poem of the Day
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  3. Through Rain, Through Shine

    • By Amy Cao
    • Published: June 2019
    Concrete Poem A Metaphor For Supportive Dad

    A
    Grand oak
    A majestic figure
    Always standing straight

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    • Rating 4.53
  4. Love Is A Mirror

    Heartbreak Like A Dagger

    A sharpened dagger stabbed in his heart,
    Ripping in two, ripping apart.
    It took only a few words, but her words cut him deep,
    Stealing emotions, making him weak.

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    • Votes 718
    • Rating 4.52
    Featured Shared Story

    I just recently recovered from a heartbreak - a betrayal from a lady l invested all my emotions and mind. It was so hard for me to believe l got betrayed by someone l bet my life on. l was...

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  6. My Boat

    Metaphor Poem For Unappreciated Love

    You were my boat, sleek by design.
    I was your jetty, one of a kind.
    We were deeply in love and made for each other,
    And I promised I'd never harbour another.

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    • Votes 118
    • Rating 4.48
  7. 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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    • Rating 4.48
    Featured Shared Story

    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!

  8. Harmony

    The Need To Be More Tolerant

    Outside my window flowers bloom
    In a rampant disarray.
    They pay no heed to color schemes
    In their wonderful display.

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    • Rating 4.48
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  10. Promises Of A New Day

    Exploring Life's Possibilities

    The perpetual cadence of the vast sea
    Stirs a restless desire that engulfs me.
    Like an infinite force I dare not impede,
    Briefly rushing in - only to then recede.

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    • Votes 214
    • Rating 4.44
  11. Mighty Oak

    Strong And Inspiring Like A Mighty Tree

    Picture

    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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    • Favorited 55
    • Votes 1589
    • Rating 4.44
    • Poem of the Week
    Featured Shared Story

    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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  12. Rising From The Sink

    • By Beth Chorley
    • Published: February 2014
    Poem About Battle With Bulimia

    Crippling waves of anxiety smash against the sides of the boat.
    Broken pieces of the sailing structure fall away into the boundless space of the sea.
    The current is rough, and I realize I have chosen a destructive path.
    I look around at my deck. It is empty and I stand aboard unaided,

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    • Favorited 9
    • Votes 74
    • Rating 4.43
  13. 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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    • Votes 1237
    • Rating 4.41
    Featured Shared Story

    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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