Saturday, April 14, 2012

M

‘WHAT ARE WORDS?’

M is for METAPHOR {a literary figure of speech that describes a subject by asserting that it is, on some point of comparison, the same as another otherwise unrelated object}

A good METAPHOR is worth it’s weight in gold. I love a good METAPHOR, although I’m not very good at writing them.
  
“Your eyes are like the deep pools of my past, reflecting all the unrealized hopes and dreams.”
   
“Her screams were the sound of a thousand gulls fighting ovr the same scrap of bread.”
   
“My love is like the endless sea rolling onto the sand of your heart.”

Well, you get the idea. Now, go on try one. Leave it in my comment box. I can use all the help I can get. Write me a METAPHOR.

{definitions courtesy of Wikipedia or Wiktionary}

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28 comments:

  1. Eeek! I'm as bad at writing metaphors as I am writing similes. :0

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  2. Love metaphor. A great choice for M day.

    My metaphor:

    "Her words were a dagger to his heart."

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  3. Good metaphors are easy to appreciate but so hard to write. I find mine are too wordy and over thought. I liked your examples!

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  4. Metaphors are good when they're good. But when they're not. Ugh! I've seen some dreadful ones.

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  5. I'm getting better at using them in my writing.

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  6. Metaphor: A word for comparing two things that don't seem to be related.

    The sky was a gray unwashed handkerchief.

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  7. Q: What's a metaphor?
    A: Cows to graze in.

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'

    Postscript:
    Been working on a reply to your last Email, but time done been limited. Plus, I got on a roll and it turned into a long distraction. ...Wait for it. ...Wait for it.

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  8. #1 and #3 are similes, actually. Sorry, the old English teacher came out of me.

    I use both metaphors and similes very sporadically in my writing. Too many of them just gets ridiculous.

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  9. OK,so I don't know a metaphor from a simile. Thanks Jay for pointing that out. I did say I was NOT good at this, didn't I.

    My metaphors are the stink of the garbage jump on a hot summer day.

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  10. you confuse me, like the heavens, opening up and pouring brilliant snowflakes, in the hellish summer

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  11. Drawing a blank on the metaphors today - sorry!

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  12. My mind went blank. As empty the inside-out pockets of a hardened homeless person.

    :)

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  13. i cant force a metaphor
    they come to me like winning lottery tickets =)

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  14. ok how about this "Her faith was a strong as a candle in the wind". I'm so glad to be at and follow your blog since you've been so nice about following mine.
    Pam
    Quig Land
    A Pirate Looks Past Sixty
    Pirate Knitting

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  15. I too love metaphors and I can be good at writing them if I have the time...great "M" word!

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  16. "His hilarity was like a scream from a crevasse." - Graham Greene

    Perhaps my favorite metaphor ever.

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  17. I tried for like an hour but couldn't come up with one. Next time I won't try so late!
    HMG

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  18. Visiting from the A to Z Challenge. Your blog name drew me from the moment I saw it and when I finally made it to your blog it was as beautiful as I'd imagined. Great theme for the challenge!

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  19. A simple metaphor can change a whole writing piece!

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  20. I like using metaphors. My dh says I use them too much. :(

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  21. I like using metaphors. My dh says I use them too much. :(

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  22. I suck at it, truly I do. and I must come up with something better than "I am more excited then a pig in a parade" - its part of a recent short story and it is in serious need of revision. HELP!

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  23. Those metaphors made me giggle. I'm not great at them either. I just go with a direct description of what's going on most of the time.

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  24. Fresh out of metaphors, but these pictures bring back lots of memories from days of long ago. Thank you. I truly enjoy beautiful beach and ocean scenes:)

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  25. I don't think I consciously write metaphors, but I'd love to learn to do them properly! Sorry I can't think of an example... my mind has gone blank as an unspoiled notebook (oh dear...sorry).

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