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Welcome to the Saturday Mix – Mad About Metaphor, 7 December 2019!
This week we are dipping our toes into the pool of METAPHOR. Our challenge is all about the use of metaphor in our writing. You will need to use the metaphor provided in your response – which can be poetry or prose.
Our metaphor this week is:
– The cut of your jib.
You may be asking yourself, How can I use metaphor in my writing?
Luckily, yourdictionary.com has some examples for you.
Simply put, a metaphor is a figure of speech containing an implied comparison. With metaphors, words or phrases that are ordinarily applied to one thing are applied to something you wouldn’t necessarily pair it with. Metaphors are members of the figurative language family, which also include elements like similes, onomatopoeia, and personification.
Common Metaphor Examples
Some famous metaphors have become part of our everyday speech and are frequently used in writing and oral language.
Example of Metaphor in Literature
In this poem, Emily Dickinson uses a metaphor to compare hope to a bird. She personifies hope as having feathers and perching in the soul, singing without end. Most people can relate to the feeling of hope; it lifts us up, stirring feelings of freedom and levity.
“Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops at all.”
Source: YourDictionary Editors. “Metaphor” yourdictionary.com, http://examples.yourdictionary.com/metaphor-examples.html (accessed December 7, 2019).
Good luck with your ‘Mad About Metaphor’ task – I can’t wait to see what you come up with! Don’t forget to tag ‘Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie’, ‘Saturday Mix’, and hashtag #MAM.
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