2MetaphorMetaphors are comparisons that show how two different things are similar in one important way (e.g. the moon and a ball are both round).Writers use metaphors to help them describe something more clearly and in a more original way.Metaphors state that something is something else.
3MetaphorSome of these phrases are metaphors and some are just nice descriptions. Can you spot the difference?The sea is …a lion's roara shark's restauranta quilt of bluea surfer's paradisea leaking ink cartridgethe eyes of a fair haired childthe sound of the crashing wavesa blue lagoonGod's tearsa mermaid's kingdoma flooded landa fish's homea bowl of salty waterliquid against a velvet skya place beyond the horizona shiny blue sheet hugging the shoreblue nothingnessa deadly suffocating machinewater, aliveoccasionally death when oil tankers spillwhite horses riding on a blue carpetfun, surfing on the wavesanother world waiting to be discovereda giant puddlea blue blanket in the distancea background
4Metaphor The Dark is... The Dark is... a swallowed night scary and unknown a blanket of black a place where nightmares live a deep dark hole a place where light can't show a place where horror draws you in black tights over your head the final sleep something black a black cat where nobody goes a dark cupboard a witch's cauldron black as black death loneliness the night sky a questionan icy blanket of shadow covering the world a creeping black monster a sea of shadows seeping into every corner a sleeping potion carried around the world a bottle of Coke a mysterious cave the retreat of the sun loneliness an oily sea a black cat at night the edge of the universe cold black silenceRead the above poems several times.1) Which are your favorite images? Why?2) Are there any lines which are not metaphors? Which ones?
5Metaphor Each person must think of two metaphors for the sun. Write them on a scrap of paper and hand them in.We are going to create a class poem.
6Metaphor Create your own metaphor poems. You might like to start with: the moona snaila thunderstorm
7Extended Metaphor Jot the definition below in your notes: An extended metaphor explains the connections made between two different things.
8Extended Metaphor Bat My son is a bat. For example, this is a poem written by parents about their teenage son:BatMy son is a bat.His eyes blink when darkness comes.His body stirs with life.His limbs gorge with bloodas he sets out through the cave of nighthis roof the starsthe moon a big white eye watching.Attracted by the false lightshe mingles with his batty friendsweaving in and out of nightclubsendless partieseach other’s placestill sensing the sudden ebbof darknesshe flutters homea cloaked Draculato the hollow of his roomwhere he will sleep all day
9Extended MetaphorWhy did the parents decide to compare the way the son lives his life to the way a bat lives?
10Extended MetaphorUse the P.E.E. format to write your answer in an analytical paragraph.Your point is why the author used the metaphor of the son is a bat.Your evidence will include words in the poem that helped you make your decisions.Your explanation should prove your point.
11Extended MetaphorUse the P.E.E. format to write your answer in an analytical paragraph.Your point is why the author used the metaphor of the son is a bat.Your evidence will include words in the poem that helped you make your decisions.Your explanation should prove your point.Bat My son is a bat. His eyes blink when darkness comes. His body stirs with life. His limbs gorge with blood as he sets out through the cave of night his roof the stars the moon a big white eye watching. Attracted by the false lights he mingles with his batty friends weaving in and out of nightclubs endless parties each other’s places till sensing the sudden ebb of darkness he flutters home a cloaked Dracula to the hollow of his room where he will sleep all day
12HomeworkWrite your own metaphor poem for a specific person in your life. Topics could include:My mother is...My father is...My grandmother is...My sister is...My brother is...My friend is...My auntie is...My teacher is....Be sure to organize your ideas! Maybe your poem follows the person throughout the day. Maybe you look at the person in different moods (e.g. the first half when they are angry and the second half when they are happy.) Maybe you look at the person when they are at home and then look at them when they are in public.