A metaphor is there to make an even stronger image in the reader's head by describing a place, subject or object as something unlikely.
He was a speeding bullet.
A sea of trouble.
Drowning in debt.
I am a rainbow.
The world is a stage.
Her eyes were glistening jewels.
Metaphors are used in poetry to create different effects, to create an image of comparison in your thoughts.
Why don’t you try writing a poem using metaphors and enter it into one of our poetry competitions.
Here is a video tutorial for teachers on how to create metaphors - it's great for young writers looking for ideas too! If you like the video, please click the thumbs up button and/or leave a comment on You Tube, thank you!
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