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 information about Metaphors please click the following link:
Extracts & Examples of Metaphors in Poems & Poetry
Our examples of Metaphors in poems and poetry have been selected from the work of some of the the most famous American and English poets.
"The fog comes on little cat feet. It sits looking over harbor and city on silent haunches and then moves on." From the Fog by Carl Sandburg
"Because I 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 Emily Dickenson
..."Oh stay, 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
The word 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.