SIMILE POEMS AND METAPHOR POETRY

If you are unsure of what a simile or a metaphor is, click on the TEACHERS’ PAGE, FIGURATIVE WRITING (INTRO), SIMILES AND METAPHORS for a detailed explanation, and some ideas of how to get started writing simile and metaphor poetry. Listed below are examples of my poems which contain similes and metaphors to a greater or lesser degree. Some are written specifically as simile poems or metaphor poetry whilst others contain similes and metaphors along with other figurative language. I have therefore listed each of my poems which include either/ or both similes and metaphors in this category, as well a brief description with each poem of the amount included together with details of any other figurative language used. Hopefully this will help you to ascertain how useful each poem will be in your teaching/ learning.

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…]

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

by angela on September 20, 2014

Summer season poem

 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.
Thank you for sharing your lovely display.  [click to continue…]

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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God’s Tapestry

10 March 2013

Christian Poetry This Christian inspirational poem, written as a metaphor poem, looks at the analogy of  life being like one big tapestry with our lives all interwoven in some way. The Tapestry of Life was started At the dawn of time. Within the pattern, even then, God saved a place for mine.  With every stitch […]

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