Some romantic metaphors include using the term "lovesick" to compare being deeply in love or missing someone to being sick, describing a couple as being "at the peak" of a relationship to compare to the highest point during a journey, and saying someone can't survive without another person, comparin
Children's metaphor poems are less complex than their adult counterparts, as children generally do not have the same level of reading comprehension as adults and hence may not be able to so easily grasp the symbolic nature of this style of poetry. Typically, the entire poem is shaped around one larg
Some Halloween metaphors suggested by E. Kent Winward of the Standard Examiner describe the law as a Vampire (coming out at night and sucking on people's life blood) and "The Vampire Code" (the garlic, cross, sunlight and stake that keeps predators at bay). Taking a more balanced view, he adds that
An example of a metaphor in "The Odyssey" is when Homer describes the rising sun as "rosy-fingered" on the maiden day of the voyage. "The Odyssey" contains quite a few examples of metaphors.
An example of a good simile for a child is “As cold as a dog’s nose,” and an example of a metaphor is “He was a lion in battle.” A simile is a comparison using “like” or “as,” while a metaphor compares two things without the use of “like” or “as.” Most children understand similes and metaphors about
One of the most memorable metaphors in the "I Have a Dream" speech is when Martin Luther King, Jr. compared the the lack of civil rights to banking. In this metaphor, he notes that the marchers have a check to cash but it's one with insufficient funds.
An indirect metaphor is a figure of speech in which the comparison of two objects is implied instead of stated. An example of an indirect metaphor is "time goes by," because the relationship between time and a moving object is implied.
Some metaphors in "Hamlet" are "current," "sea of troubles" and "slings and arrows." All of these metaphors come after the opening line, "To be or not to be ..."
"Her blood boiled when she got her test results back" is a sentence that uses a metaphor to express anger. A metaphor makes a comparison between two objects that seem to differ significantly but also have common traits. Boiling blood is a common metaphor for anger.
The Lord of the Flies, or the beast, is a metaphor of the natural chaos that exists within human nature. The transition from boyhood into adulthood includes the conversion of that chaos into a desire for order, in most cases, but the lack of any adult supervision in the wake of the abandonment of th