Metaphors By Anna Moore

Definition: A figure of speech that is usually untrue and uses a word or phrase applied to an object to make it something that is not possible. These phases/words that are applied are usually very symbolic and use the senses, making you feel things.

EXAMPLES

My Examples

My Mum is a Teddy Bear. - This Metaphor is explaining that your Mum is like a Teddy Bear when she is hugged etc.

He is a Walking Encyclopedia - He is Smart and maybe he has a large vocabulary.

I wish you weren't always such a chicken. - Maybe the person is frequently scarred like a chicken.

METAPHORS IN MUSIC

Katy Perry - Fire Work

This song shows a metaphor in the way katy perry explains how every one can be special, bright and beautiful. Show your talents to the world. She says you have to be yourself and not someone else, she says you have to be the best "firework" you can be, let yourself shine bright.

Titanium - David Getta and Sia

This song's metephor explains that anyone can be as strong as Titanium . She says people will be knocked down but you have to get up again and be strong. The song repeats many times you have to be your self, that when you get knocked down be strong and don't fall.

Waterfall - TLC

This song explains that you don't go after things that are not worth it. Stick to the things you can pursue for long periods of time. The song shows somone who lost himself and

Can't Stop the feeling includes many metaphors on including the phrase - "I got that sunshine in my pocket Got that good soul in my feet. "

The sunshine in the pocket is an implied reference to the happiness felt when the singer starts to dance. There is also the play on words with "soul" that might be referencing a kind of dance music and its homonym "sole" for the bottom of a foot

"Baby, this is what you came for, Lightning strikes every time she moves, And everybody's watching her"

The Lightning in this phrase may be representing power. Lighting is referenced to this frequently in poems.

METAPHORS IN THE BIBLE

Metaphors in the Bible

Example 1: The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life. - Proverbs 13:14

This example is a metaphor because the "fountain" suggests a continuing source of sustenance and life.

Example 2: "Jesus said to them, ‘I am the bread of life; he who comes to me will not hunger, and he who believes in me will never thirst.’ " - John 6:35

In this metaphor, Jesus compares himself to bread. The bread of life is a symbolic idea that Jesus offers eternal life and nurture.

Example 3: He is the rock! His work is perfect, for all His ways are just; a God of faithfulness and without injustice, righteous and upright is He. - Deuteronomy 32:4

Metaphors about God and Jesus abound in The Bible. God is usually referred to as a rock, as in this example.

POETRY EXAMPLES

Examples of Metaphors in Poetry:

Famous Poem examples -

Example 1: Hope is the thing with feathers, that perches in the soul, and sings the tune–without the words, and never stops at all. - Emily Dickinson

This Metaphor is shown in the poem when she describes hope to be a bird.

MY POEM

Rainy Days

'Black sheep, Grey Sheep, white sheep,

Perched on a cobalt hill,

Your Ice- cold tears leave the soft eyes to fall down to us,

Sometimes, grumbles and light come past us too.'

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