Metaphor. A lesson in reading between the lines…. Metaphor Definition. Metaphor is a figure of speech in which a comparison is made between two unlike things that actually have something in common. Unlike simile, you don't use "like" or "as" in the comparison. . Metaphor Definition.
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A lesson in reading between the lines…
My life is a dream,like a tiger wakingup from her deep sleep.My life is likea dream,it's alluptome,the treesarepurple,thestarstalkawaythe night,themoaning moonlightsup the sky.
I am Las Vegas growing by the infiniteawake morning by night,or day.I am Las VegasMy hand is the sand.By Rachel
I am a sword,Sharper than a tongueNobody can defeat me,Because I am a sword,I can not be hurt by what people sayAbout me, I will not show my angerAgainstSomeone else.
Math is the career for kids.If you don'tknow mathyou won't make any money.you won't get a job. you won't get a house.
My family lives inside a medicine chest: Dad is the super-size band aid, strong and powerfulbut not always effective in a crisis.Mom is the middle-size tweezer,which picks and pokes and pinches.David is the single small aspirin on the third shelf,sometimes ignored.Muffin, the sheep dog, is a round cotton ball, stained and dirty, that pops off the shelf and bounces in my way as I open the door.And I am the wood and glue which hold us all together with my love.
My family is an expired firecrackerset off by the blowtorch of divorce. We layscattered in many directions.My father is the wick, badly burntbut still glowing softly.My mother is the blackened paper fluttering down,blowing this way and that, unsure where to land.My sister is the fallen, colorful parachute,lying in a tangled knot, unable to see the beauty sheholds.My brother is the fresh, untouched powder thatwas protected from the flame. And I,I am the singed, outside papers, curled awayfrom everything, silently cursingthe blowtorch.
By William Shakespeare
Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?Thou art more lovely and more temperate:Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, And summer's lease hath all too short a date:Sometimes too hot the eye of heaven shines,And often is his gold complexion dimm'd:And every fair from fair sometime declines,By chance, or nature's changing course untrimm'd;But they eternal summer shall not fade,Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st,Nor shall death brag thou wander'st in his shade,When in eternal lines to time thou grow'st;So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.
By William Shakespeare
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