Metaphors This Guided Inquiry is a gem!

Choose a partner to work with - this task requires you to work together to understand, identify, explain and create metaphors.

What is a metaphor? Do a search and come up with your own definition of what a metaphor is. Begin creating your own Adobe spark page by adding your definition after your title page.

Watch the video above. Is this how you described what a metaphor is? Does your explanation need to be improved? If so make the necessary changes.

Metaphors are especially present in music. Below are some great examples of this. Watch each clip and make a note of the metaphors in each song.

So what were the metaphors? What was it that the singer was actually trying to say? Explain each of the metaphors you heard. Add these explanations to your webpage.

Don't just sit there! Now find three examples of your own from music you like. Find the clip on YouTube and upload to your Adobe Spark Page. Make sure you identify the metaphor and then explain what it means.

Biblical writers also used metaphors. Read the passages below. Identify the metaphors and then explain what the writer was trying to tell us. Include this on your webpage.

Proverbs 13:14 The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life.
Isaiah 64:8 But now, O Lord, You are our Father, We are the clay, and You our potter; And all of us are the work of Your hand.
Psalms 23:1 The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.

Now find two examples of your own to add to your webpage. Make sure you explain what the metaphor means.

Not much time left - one task to go!

You are to create your own poem using metaphor to describe God. Explore the Psalms for ideas but also reflect on your own understanding and experience of God. Illustrate it and add it to your webpage. Once this is done, paste your link on to our class Seesaw page.

Below are links to different types of poems that you might like to try. You may use any of these or any other type that you like.
My favourite haiku - but yours will be better!
There are different ways of writing sonnets - Shakespeare used his own way.
Odes are particulary relevant to this task as they greatly rely on metaphor.
Created By
Andrew Blakey


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