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 Garden Within

by angela on September 22, 2014

Garden

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

 

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

by angela on September 16, 2014

Spring

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.

Springtime is here: The Princess of Hope
Waits for the start of the ball.
The Master of Ceremonies clears his throat
To announce her arrival to all.

“Announcing the Princess, the Hope of the Nation”….
The guests hold their breath in anticipation. [click to continue…]

Winter – The Masterful King

by angela on September 15, 2014

Winter

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.

Welcome Jack Frost.  It’s lovely to see
Such artistry of the highest degree.

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Autumn – The Prince of Change

by angela on September 11, 2014 · 1 comment

Autumn

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 his bronzed arms aglow.

Farewell to the birds, who fly in formation,
Migrating in search of a warmer nation. 

[click to continue…]

A Poem With Purpose

26 August 2014

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? How painful is “sorry”, […]

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God’s Tapestry

10 March 2013

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 the picture grew While crafted from above, And as God wove each new thread in He blended it with love. 

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Perspective

10 March 2013

   I found a hillside all alone and wanted to befriend it. I felt its heart was broken, and I could help to mend it.  So as it broke its silence and it began to talk, I felt it needed company, so we began to walk.  And as we walked together, our hearts and minds […]

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Mary and her Little Lamb

20 June 2012

This alternative story of Mary and her little lamb includes the original simile and a new metaphor.  Other than that, is just a silly poem using the same rhyme and rhythm pattern, but telling an entirely different story with not quite the same pleasantries as the original nursery rhyme!

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Making Sense of Rhyme and Rhythm

19 June 2012

   The following senses list poem talks about how the use of rhythm and rhyme can be important in poetry.  It includes a small amount of alliteration and assonance, as well as some personification and metaphors.

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