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. 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. The Spider And The Fly

    "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."

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    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...

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  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. 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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  7. An Ocean Of Memories

    • By Kimberly L. Briones
    • Published: February 2006

    Analysis of Form and Technique

    My family is the ocean around us.

    My father is the hurricane,
    knocking anything and everybody out of his path.

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    This reminds me of what my family is like. My mom is the sun and warms me up after the storm. Yet my older brother, the hurricane, ruins the calm seas (me) with whirling high pitched winds...

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  8. 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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  10. 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!

  11. The Mask

    Different Faces To Hide True Feelings

    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,

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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!

  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. Love Is Real

    Poem About All That Love Is

    Love is pure like a
    white wedding
    gown.
    Love is honest and

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    Beautiful poetry, Veronique . . .
    Love is a many splendid thing,
    tho' love can also have its sting.

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