This page provides examples of Metaphors. The poems and poetry
selected are by famous poets who have used Metaphors as a poetic or
literary device to convey, emphasize and create vivid images.
Poets use this type of device as an unusual alternative to every
day speech to help them express mood and emotion. For additional
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Extracts & Examples of
Poems & Poetry
Our examples of
and poetry have been selected from the work of some of the the most famous
American and English poets.
on little cat feet.
It sits looking
over harbor and city
on silent haunches
and then moves on."
From the Fog by Carl Sandburg
could not stop for Death, He kindly stopped for me; The carriage held but just ourselves And Immortality.
We slowly drove, he knew no haste, And I had put away My labor, and my leisure too, For his civility."...
Extract from 'Because I could not stop for Death' by
three lives in one flea spare,
Where we almost, yea more than married are.
This flea is you and I, and this
Our marriage bed, and marriage temple is;"...
Extract from the Flea by John Donne
bites like a fish.
Shall I throw it back free
Arrowing to that sea
Where thoughts lash tail and fin?
Or shall I put it in
To rhyme upon a dish?
By Stephen Spender
The Metaphors poem, poems or poetry convey and emphasize unusual
and vivid images. The use of strong word association changes the
mode of thought and adds variation, embellishment and adornment
to poetic and literary works.