I Love Metaphors

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    I like this picture. Starry night.

    That dark mass of plants looks like a rip through the canvas, through the town, all the way up to the starry sky.
    NameIsMailbox NameIsMailbox
    18-21, M
    Jan 29, 2015


    . Today's turtles try to turn together toward tomorrow, tragedy and triumph trailing them at every turn. Tall in truth though they tower, times too often they teeter and tumble. Though their trials tire the timid travellers [their tumultuous transport telling terrible tales...
    turtlesplash turtlesplash
    41-45, M
    1 Response Sep 14, 2013

    So Many Drooling Idiots

    Metaphor/simile hilarity from my favorite book: "After a period in which the western world had enjoyed order, tranquility, unity, and oneness with its True God and Trinity, there appeared winds of change which spelled evil days ahead . . . . Fortuna's wheel had turned on...
    countessS countessS
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Nov 10, 2008

    Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall.

    I particularly love metaphors that use, as the comparator, the natural world and weather. One poem, that I recite off by heart, by Charlotte Bronte, is an extended metaphor of nature in terms of our progress in life. LIFE by: Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855) LIFE, believe...
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    1 Response Dec 4, 2008

    Isaac Brock's Metaphors

    Aristotle said in Poetics that the ability to use metaphors is a sign of genius.  I agree, and the master of metaphor is my favorite kind of genius.  I especially love lyrics that use good metaphors.  Some of the people I most admire are masters of metaphor; Isaac...
    eromreven eromreven
    9 Responses Dec 24, 2007

    You don't add yellow to get more blue.

    Green is another story.
    Klahriz0617 Klahriz0617
    31-35, F
    Feb 22, 2015

    I think metaphors are one of the best ways to

    teach abstract ideas, a lot of the time. They let you compare something abstract and difficult to understand to something already understood, allowing the person learning to be able to see similarities, both in the individual parts of what you're teaching, but also how they...
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    3 Responses Feb 5, 2015

    A Hindu Saying

    As quoted in Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yoganda: "In shallow men the fish of little thoughts cause much commotion. In oceanic minds, the whales of inspiration make hardly a ruffle. 
    countessS countessS
    31-35, F
    1 Response Nov 9, 2008

    Creating Meaning Through Everyday Metaphors #4

    Please share your insight and interpretation of the following metaphor: “The boulder goes unnoticed until the tillers tine.”
    Riversled Riversled
    46-50, M
    Nov 24, 2010

    It's Quite Obvious.

    My username is a metaphor, I'm your brand of heroin.
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin
    22-25, F
    Apr 3, 2009

    And I Love James Morrison

      Let me hold you for the last time It's the last chance to feel again But you broke me, now I can't feel anything When I love you is so untrue I can't even convince myself When I'm speaking it's the voice of someone else Oh, it tears me up I try to hold on but...
    Fallflower Fallflower
    41-45, F
    Nov 10, 2010

    Creating Meaning Through Everyday Metaphors #3

    Please share your interpretation of the following metaphor: "The woodpile is home to the spider and insect alike."
    Riversled Riversled
    46-50, M
    Nov 24, 2010

    I Speak In Riddles and Metaphors

      I'm a student in college, and I'd been turning in these papers that always got poor grades.  I'm a good writer, too, so I didn't get it.  A friend of mine told me that I always spoke in riddles in metaphors.  That's how I think, too.  I read something...
    trapper907 trapper907
    1 Response Mar 21, 2009

    Creating Meaning Through Everyday Metaphors #1

    Please share your interpretation of the below metaphor: "It's the thin wire fence that stops the tumbleweed."
    Riversled Riversled
    46-50, M
    1 Response Nov 23, 2010

    Cosmic Motor

    "The creative voice of God I heard resounding as Aum, the vibration of the Cosmic Motor." Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yoganda  
    countessS countessS
    31-35, F
    Nov 11, 2008

    This is a kind of parable Bout parenting I just

    created, it's a rough draft more of a brain storm but tell me what you think, if you can. Thank you: ImAgine parenting like a slope. The parent is at the top and the child is at the bottom. The child looks up to the parent no matter if they want to or not. They have a while to...
    queenjellyfish queenjellyfish
    18-21, F
    Mar 1, 2015

    Creating Meaning Through Everyday Metaphors #2

    Please share your interpretation of the following metaphor: "The blowing snow makes barren the brittle sage."
    Riversled Riversled
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Nov 23, 2010
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