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Metaphors

A metaphor is a figure of speech that describes something (an object or an action) in a way that isn't literally true, but uses comparison or symbolism to describe something. Metaphors are a great way to add more color to your writing!

Metaphors show up all over the place, especially in poetry and literature. They help writing come alive and can enhance your work by creating vivid imagery.

Here are three popular examples of metaphors:

  • Love is a battlefield.

In this metaphor, love is compared to a battlefield. This simple phrase shows that love can be very challenging – even deadly!

  • You light up my life!

This metaphor shows that the person being addressed is a positive influence in the speaker's life.

  • He broke my heart.

As much as it may feel like it, your heart isn't ever actually broken – you're just feeling a lot of pain.

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