Good writing uses metaphor. Metaphor "transfers" or "carries across" ideas. Metaphor is used when we notice how something resembles another. If we notice and make a comparison we are using metaphor. If we use them well, our writing will carry more meaning and emotion."
Three Kinds of Metaphor
Metaphor: Some people are mountains, unreachable and serene. We compare humans to mountains directly.
Simile: Some others are like mountains, strong and silent watchers. In simile, the comparison uses the words "like" or "as." Simile is a special kind of metaphor.
Personification: The mountains look down and pity the poor people below. In this example, the "mountains" have taken on human qualities. This is personification.
Think about a period of time in your life. Examples of these could include, attending school, raising your children, working at a job, or being a child. Describe this period as like a journey on a road. Where did it take you? When did it start? Use three metaphors in a short paragraph about this period in your life. (try to use one metaphor, one simile, and one personification if you can)
The road we take while raising our children is a hard one, complete with switchbacks, hairpin turns, and sudden detours.
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