What are 20 different sentences with metaphors

A poetic language

Poems usually have a very poetic language. What does that mean?
Feelings, events, and observations often become great vivid shown.
Poetic language opens up a world for the reader in which he, through his Imagination See, hear or taste things.

In order to achieve this, the authors of poems use special linguistic means, such as: B. metaphors, comparisons and personifications.

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Here you will learn to identify linguistic images and linguistic design elements from headlines and poems and also to work out their effect and meaning in the overall context of the poem.

The metaphor

Linguistic images are expressions that create feelings, ideas and moods in the reader.
Important linguistic images are: metaphors, comparisons, personifications.

In a metaphor, two or more words often become a new word composed.
The word / phrase receives a new, transferred meaning.

Window flashes (Windows and lightning bolts)
a sea of ​​roses (Sea and roses)

The original and the new meaning of the respective word / phrase must a common feature have.

metaphor Original meaning Common feature New meaning
Window flashes Lightning: in nature, a brief arc between heaven and earth Shine in the form of a quick movement Windows on which, like lightning, a rapid reflection of light is reflected
a sea of ​​roses Sea: vast body of water that surrounds the continents enormous size The sea here no longer as a body of water, but here as an infinite multitude; rather than water, this amount refers to roses

Comparison and personification

The comparison is used to strengthen a statement. You can recognize a comparison by the fact that the word “how” is used for comparison.

The applause sounded as strong as a pounding rain shower.

At a personification human characteristics are assigned to animals, objects and general terms.

The cat giggled.
Hope waited a long time.

A verb does not always have to personify the respective word.

The happy time

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Repetitions of letters, words, groups of words

There are various linguistic means that work with repetitions of letters, words or groups of words.

In the Anaphor a word or several words are repeated at the beginning of a verse / sentence.

Am I the same distance from you
I'm with you in my sleep

In the alliteration only the initial sound is repeated for consecutive words.

Sometimes Michael did math problems with Merle.


Certain sounds inspire them Imagination of the reader.

There was a buzz on the line.

Effect: The reader introduces himself with the help of the double consonant, among other things -rr in the word whirring, as the dark-sounding and fast-moving noise in the line sounds.
The double consonant, which is usually briefly emphasized grammatically, supports the speed of movement.

The bun smacked against the wall.

Effect: The verb clap contains many voiceless (hard) consonants, so that the reader hears the blow against the wall and imagines himself visually.

Abnormal punctuation and text arrangement

Special features in punctuation and text arrangement can also be seen as linguistic means, for example when using Dashes or Ellipsis.

If I just could -
No, I can not.

Meaning: The lyrical I (the person who speaks in the poem) puts a pause through the dash and during this time becomes aware that it will not be able to implement its wishes "If only I could" into reality.
The reader receives this information through the following verse after the dash: “No, I cannot do it”.

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