FIGURATIVE POEMS

Figurative language is simply a descriptive way of writing which helps the reader to imagine a picture of the subject or scene, and to bring out the reader’s emotions and help them to relate to the words. In other words, it’s just about using different ways to make your writing interesting! There are many different ways to do this by:

making comparisons (similes and metaphors), repeating sounds (alliteration, assonance and consonance), exaggeration (hyperbole), appealing to the senses (onomatopoeia), and creating images (imagery and personification).

Many of my poems include figurative language; some will maybe only use one form, others will use lots. Therefore, all the poems listed below include some element of figurative language, but they are also then separated into ALLITERATION POEMS, PERSONIFICATION POEMS etc, according to what figurative language is included, so if you are looking for specific examples just look at the drop down menu that appears when you hover over the heading of FIGURATIVE POEMS. My poems will, of course, be duplicated in several of the categories of figurative poems if they include more than one element of figurative language. Look at the TEACHERS’ PAGE, FIGURATIVE WRITING intro to understand more about what each type of figurative language is; it’s nothing like as complicated as the words make it sound!

The Flower of the Heart

by angela on January 21, 2015

Rose; Flower of the Heart poem

Flower Poetry

 

This beautifully imaginative, illustrated piece of flower poetry is full of figurative language including metaphors, personification, alliteration and imagery.

 

With Winter just a memory,
Now Summer takes her place.
She proudly shines her spotlight on
A rosy, glowing face…..

The leading lady starts to sing.
Her delicacy shows,
Performing with perfection
“The Romance of the Rose.” [click to continue…]

The Daffodil Parade

by angela on January 20, 2015

Daffodil flower poemFlower Poetry

 

This imaginative piece of flower poetry is full of figurative language including metaphors, personification and imagery,with moments of alliteration.

 

The Spring is here, as demonstrated by the serenade
Of choirs of smiling faces, ceremonially arrayed.
They stand up tall, with arms outstretched;
A welcoming cascade
Of confidence and blessings…
It’s the daffodil parade! [click to continue…]

The Belle of the Ball

by angela on January 20, 2015

Bluebell flower poetry

Flower Poetry

 

This imaginative piece of flower poetry is full of imagery with moments of alliteration throughout.

 

The Bluebell Ball is here again,
The dance floor’s overflowing
With regal ladies proudly dressed,
Their rich blue ball gowns flowing.

Announcing her arrival, of course, you know her well:
The beautifully delicate… Lady of the Dell. [click to continue…]

Naming The Seasons

by angela on October 2, 2014

Naming The Seasons Poem

Seasons Poems

 

This metaphor seasons poem, one of my “Picturing the Seasons” collection which personifies each season, is an excellent example of figurative language, being full of personification, imagery and hyperbole/metaphors.

 

If Spring was a person, who would that be?
I think she’s the Princess of Hope;
Lifting our spirits by seeing things through
Her magical kaleidoscope.

 

If Summer was a person, who would that be?
She could be the Promenade Queen; [click to continue…]

The Garden Within

by angela on September 22, 2014 · 0 comments

Garden

Inspirational Poem

 

This inspirational metaphor poem is another example of figurative language, with occasional use of alliteration.

 

Guard your heart always, for there you will find
That delicate feelings and thoughts are entwined.
Each must be tended and nurtured and fed
Or weeds can develop and grow there instead. [click to continue…]

Summer – The Promenade Queen

20 September 2014

 Season Poems   This illustrated summer season poem, from my “Picturing The Seasons” collection, is full of figurative language, including imagery, hyperbole and metaphors.   Summer is here! The Promenade Queen, Displaying her gown with delight; Adorning her beautiful colours of joy, She dances long into the night. Welcome Your Majesty, please lead the way. […]

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Spring – The Princess of Hope

16 September 2014

Season Poems   This illustrated season poem, from my “Picturing The Seasons” collection of poems, is a lovely example of personification and imagery and includes masses of metaphors and alliteration.   Springtime is here: The Princess of Hope Waits for the start of the ball. The Master of Ceremonies clears his throat To announce her […]

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Winter – The Masterful King

15 September 2014

Season Poems   This illustrated season poem, from my “Picturing The Seasons” collection, is a lovely example of personification and imagery and includes masses of metaphors and alliteration.   Winter is here! The Masterful King Sits high on his icy white throne Watching his personal artist create A work of art all of his own. […]

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Autumn – The Prince of Change

11 September 2014

Season Poem   This illustrated season poem, from my “Picturing The Seasons” collection, is a lovely example of personification and imagery and includes masses of metaphors and alliteration.   Autumn is here!  The Prince canters by, His red chestnut stallion on show. His golden locks trail on the cool, gentle breeze As he waves, with […]

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A Poem With Purpose

26 August 2014

An Encouragement Poem This encouragement, list poem is creatively written to include a list of metaphors and is a lovely encouragement to someone who doesn’t recognise their own value and purpose……   What is a poem if no-body reads it? What is a favour if no-body needs it? What is a present, if no-body gives? […]

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