Make your own metaphor….

A while back I offered up chance for you to hone your own wikkid metaphorical skillz with “make your own metaphor” days. In light of the fact that poor “grab bag thursday” is quickly becoming a wilting wallflower languishing in the corner I thought I’d give it a chlorophyll injection and start back up with metaphor making days.

So, each thursday I’ll give you a prompt and I’d love to have you take a whack at being mrs metaphor or miss metaphor or mr metaphor in your own right. Just as a refresher on what makes for metaphor-

The basic definition of a metaphor as found in Webster:

Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English methaphor, from Middle French or Latin; Middle French metaphore, from Latin metaphora, from Greek, from metapherein to transfer, from meta- + pherein to bear — more at BEAR
1 : a figure of speech in which a word or phrase literally denoting one kind of object or idea is used in place of another to suggest a likeness or analogy between them (as in drowning in money); broadly : figurative language

I’ll give you the subject matter and you must draw your metaphor (comparing this subject to something else and not using the words “like” or “as” remember….we don’t need no stinkin similie)

Here is your assignment this week…you may make it as long or as short as you would like, if you need additional paper you may raise your hand and I will virtually send one back to your seat.

Your prompt today is “Describe your morning”

I’ll model this for you briefly:

From a long way off I can hear the oncoming storm. It begins with rumblings, early, before the sun shows it’s face to the sky outside my window. In this darkness my bed becomes the trembling earth below the lightning strike, the ground below the thunder, while electricity collides with air and four small bodies vie for the space inbetween.

You’ll be graded on this but don’t worry, I grade on a curve.


4 thoughts on “Make your own metaphor….

  1. Teacher, teacher, you made a mistake!
    “before the sun shows it’s face to the sky”
    sh/b its

    signed –
    smart alec student who wants bonus points for spotting error. But knows she will get docked for being an ass. And for not submitting the assignment.

    • No, no- you get BONUS POINTS for that one, friend!

      This is the part where I might say that I did that on purpose just to get your attention…but I won’t because that’d be a damn lie. 🙂

      Still, you are required to turn in the assignment if you’d like those bonus points otherwise it’s a wash.

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