What are Metaphors?
In the easiest words, metaphors are like illustrations with words; words that compare things that might not even be paired under normal circumstances.
Simply put, metaphors are a part of speech that contains an implied comparison. With these metaphors, the readability and clarity of a sentence get much better. The sentence also gets more effective to read.
The curtain of night fell upon us.
In this metaphor, the evening did not turn into a velvet curtain. Instead, simple words are being used to paint a colorful picture. Now, we know it is nighttime, but it’s been written in a manner that alludes to how quickly night arrived with the kind of darkness that comes from closing a thick curtain.
Underline the metaphors in the passage.
Create a metaphor to answer each question. Then explain each
of them. Why did you choose this particular comparison?
Underneath each sentence, write what the metaphor means in the
context of that sentence.
Explore how figurative language that is used to directly
compares two unlike things.
Underline the metaphor in each sentence below. Then
identify the two things that are being compared.
Rewrite each simile as a metaphor.
Find a way to heighten your thoughts further.
Identify the second thing that is being compared in
What best describes your choice?
Explain your thoughts on the metaphor.
Read the poem aloud. Answer the questions.
How many metaphors can you create about friendship?
Explain the meaning of each sentence.
Each sentence contains a metaphor about life. Identify what
life is being compared to.
When you assign the qualities of one thing to another thing that is
essentially very different, you create a thought process.