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and Personification

By Josie Whitehead

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Note:  Especially go to: OUR LANGUAGE INDEX for lots of poems containing figurative language.There are lots more in this index than I have listed on this page.




A simile is a figure of speech that directly compares two things. Similes differ from other metaphors by highlighting the similarities between two things using comparison words such as "like", "as", "so", or "than", while other metaphors create an implicit comparison.  ie 'as sprightly as a flea'.

See following poems: 



      As White as This Wintry Scene

      How Very Sensational

      Rain - A Simile Poem



A metaphor is 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).

See following poems: 


      An Ice-Cream Stream

     I Am the Window on Your World

     Night and Day (Metaphor Poem)

     Roving River (The)


Personification is: the attribution of a personal nature or human characteristics to something non-human, or the representation of an abstract quality in human form.

See the following poems: 


     Awakening (The)

     Autumn, the Fun-Loving Thief

     Ode to the Bluebells

     Ode to the Daffodils

     Mighty Monster (The)

     Mr Storm's Rage

     Small Snowboy (The)

     Sweet is the Freshness of the Breeze

     Weathering Winter

There are oh so many more.  Why not make your own lists?  Good idea?  Yes.  Josie

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