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The Connection of Metaphors and Poems.

To find what is the connection behind metaphors and poems we must know what is a metaphor first:

A metaphor is a comparison between two or more things that states one thing in another, in order to explain an idea or show the hidden similarities.Metaphors are commonly used through all types of literature, but rarely to the extent that they are used in poetry and quotes.A metaphor is something that we use in a poem or mainly in books to relate something with a hidden and deep meaning.

The connection of metaphors and poem is that to enhance the beauty of the poetry and to use it as a reference to that of an actual sentence.We all might be familiar with this sentence,that words are more powerful than a sword and words give a wound which cannot be cure.Well that is true because our mind tends to remember words more than wounds.Metaphors are not similar to taunts, they both are different.

We all might question that why are metaphors so powerful, that is so because it allows the people to think about the ideas in a different way.Metaphors are generally indirect and implied.For example, 'Her sunny face was a pleasing sight'. Her face couldn't literally (in real) be sunny, this means that the writer here is trying to describe how beautiful she is, her sunny face implies that the writer found her beautiful just like a sun (not literally)and that watching her face make the writer happy and her face is a beautiful sight for his eyes.Metaphorical language activates the imagination, and the writer is more able to convey emotions and impressions through metaphors.

Metaphors are used in poetry to explain and elucidate emotions, feelings, relationships other elements that could not to described in an ordinary language.Poets also use metaphors as a way of explaining or referring to something in a brief but effective way. A poem basically doesn't contain a metaphor at all. William Shakespeare is best known for his metaphors and sonnets.The connection of metaphors and poems is an enchanting and deep one, it makes the poetry an alluring and catchy one.

We all might be very familiar with this quote:

“If you want a love message to be heard, it has got to be sent out. To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it.”

Mother Teresa

What does it mean?The first part was easy to understand, it means that if you want someone to love you you should ask for it, the "message to be heard, it has to be sent out" coveys that if you want someone to love you, you should ask for it. Later Mother Teresa says that if we want to keep a lamp burning we have to keep putting oil in, the lamp here means love (respect or anything for a matter of fact), oil means to ask. The whole sentence is that if we want a lamp burning i.e. if we want the love, we have to keep putting oil in it, i.e. we have to ask for love.

Here it brings out the beauty in it. A simple line is being craved and hidden behind a simple understandable line or fact.The connection of metaphors and poems is one we cannot describe. To make a poem or quote more beautiful poets uses metaphors to covey a message in a rather difficult or simple way.A bond or a connection of poem and metaphor is something indescribable on the very edge of a difficulty level.

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Nimrah Khilji (author) from India on October 22, 2020:

Always :) Thanks for standing by.

Urooj Sultana on October 06, 2020:

Very helpful and informative. Thanks for explaining.

Nimrah Khilji (author) from India on September 16, 2020:

Thanks Prithviraj and i have always wanted to write on metaphors. Glad you liked it :)

Prithviraj Shirole from India on September 16, 2020:

Informative read. Thanks for explaining the meaning and impact of metaphors.

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