Figurative Language: A Poem

I apologize. I have no excuse for this. What you see here is an English teacher with some extra time on her hands.

Figurative Language

A poem is like a simile.
A poem is a metaphor –
stepping, stretching, strolling,
striding, sliding until you soar.
A poem can sing or cry or wail
– it can BOOM or it can ROARRR –
a poem can lift your heart to the sky
or be the biggest bombastic bore.
A poem can shatter you and make you cry
or carry you to a distant shore.
And you can find within THIS poem
personification, alliteration, and more.
-Karen Molenaar Terrell

(Photo of snow geese by Karen Molenaar Terrell.)

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