Sunday, 16 June 2013

Metaphor, 1

Metaphors are words used to give the reader a greater sense of something. Unlike a simile, which is a word used to describe what something is like ("The dog is like a storm"), a metaphor is used to describe what something is, metaphorically ("The dog is a storm"). Note the different energy in these two statements. Spend a few minutes coming up with a range of metaphors for the following: LOVE, THE OCEAN, HATE, THE SKY, YOUR BED, THE SUN. Spend the rest of your 10 minutes using these metaphors in a piece of writing. If you like, begin with the words "The sun is....".

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