METAPHORS

HOW ARE THEY USED

HOW THEY MAKE YOUR WRITING BETTER

Metaphors make your writing better by comparing things using is and was. People use metaphors to make their writing more vivid and interesting. Metaphors make your writing more dramatic.

THEY ARE NOT WHAT YOU THINK

They are more than a comparisons without using like or as. Metaphors are everywhere around you. They give an object a name that does not belong to it. Using a metaphor is like expressing one thing in the terms of another.

EXAMPLES

  • Her eyes were fireflies.
  • She cut him down with her words.
  • The teacher planted the seeds of wisdom.
  • Her hope is a fragile seed.
  • The lake was a mirror.