This lends elegance to the horses' movements. What makes the words "That if I walked out of my body, I would break/Into flower." a metaphor? The speaker imagines himself to be a bloom. Flowers are fragile things that wilt when exposed to air. Yet they remain intact as long as there is soil beneath them through which water can reach their roots. Thus, the metaphor expresses the idea that if one leaves one's physical body, one will remain alive as a spirit.
In English, we often use flowers as metaphors for ideas, feelings, or actions. This poem contains several examples of flowers used as metaphors for different things:
The daisy is white or pink with black spots where the petals join. It is one of the most common flowers in the world and grows in almost all types of soil. Daisies symbolize innocence and love. To dream that you are walking among daisies is a sign of happiness and success in love.
The lily is another common flower that has been used as a metaphor for ideas, feelings, and actions. It usually has large beautiful flowers with multiple colors including white, yellow, and red. To dream that you are looking at a lily is a sign of joy and prosperity. If you are hugging a lily, it means love and beauty will bring you comfort and security.
Metaphors from Nature Her beautiful golden hair flowed like a river. Tom's eyes were as cold as ice when he glared at her. The children were concrete garden flowers. Kisses are the blossoms of love. Music is the language of love.
Love is like water: It flows always toward its own level. Love rises and falls like the tide. Like water, it can take on the shape of whatever container you give it. Rock pools, fish tails, and waves are all types of natural metaphors for love.
Sea shells are used in jewelry making because they look like dried up rivers or lakes of saltwater when polished. This is why they make good gifts for sailors. Saltwater is a mixture of water and salt. As you might expect, fresh water and sea water are very different things. The most important difference is that fresh water comes only from springs or wells and cannot be recycled; while sea water is collected once in a great ocean and then spread over an area not likely to be cultivated again for many years.
Fresh water is useful because we live mainly on food which needs to be cooked or boiled before it can be eaten. Cooking meat and vegetables changes their chemical composition so they are no longer able to reproduce quickly. This allows time for bacteria to grow less harmful chemicals to replace some of the nutrients lost during cooking.
The author used a beautiful visual analogy to convey pure, unadulterated love. The poet compares the horses' heads touching to swans bowing their necks toward one other, making a heart shape; evidently, the horses adore each other. This image has inspired many artists over the years.
Figurative language is used to express something that cannot be said explicitly. It allows for greater depth and understanding between the speaker and the listener. Figurative language is often associated with poetry, but it can be found in everyday speech too. Some examples of figurative language are comparisons, similes, and metaphors.
Comparisons are two things that have similar features or traits. For example, the poet could have said that the horses were like swans who had learned to love one another from just seeing them bow their necks toward one another every day for an hour. This would have been a long sentence with many words and not as vivid or explicit as saying they looked like hearts joined together.
Similes are sentences where one thing is compared to another thing which has a similar feature. In this case, the horses' eyes would have served as the comparison thing. A simile would have helped explain how the horses came to know each other but also left room for interpretation about what kind of relationship they have since only their eyes could tell us.
"Her early leaf is a flower/but just for an hour," he continues. This is the second time he's used a metaphor, this time claiming that a leaf is a flower (and green is gold). Here, Byron uses "leaf" as both a noun and a verb to show how quickly Eden sank into despair after the bloom of its flowers.
Sometimes metaphor and personification intersect. With a little prodding, metaphor may be transformed into personification: the leaves are spinning with abandon. The phrase "the leaves are dancers" is personified by the "leaves spinning with abandon." In this case, the leaves are autonomous actors who make decisions about how they will perform.
Leaves do not think of themselves as "dancers," but they act on their instincts when they perform. They do not plan or decide what role they will play during the fall dance. Instead, the leaves take on different personalities and interact with each other as they dance around the forest floor. As you read stories about falls foliage, notice how many metaphors there are for this phenomenon. There are descriptive phrases such as "a sea of red," "a world gone mad with color," and "a miracle of nature."
The word metaphor comes from two Greek words meaning "to carry across" or "to transfer." A metaphor is any comparison that helps us understand something new. It is saying one thing in order to say another. For example, "jumping out of my skin" means that I am excited. "Jumping out of my mind" means that I am crazy with worry. Jokes are examples of things said in order to say others- they are metaphors for the mind.
I will lose my soul if I give up. "Go with God as well." This passage from Chapter 5 of The Pearl has a metaphor: "He was an animal now, for hiding, for attacking, and he lived just to save himself and his family." This is on page 62 of my copy, which is a Penguin paperback version. I have also read an ebook version of this book available on Amazon.
A metaphor is when one thing is used to describe another thing that is not exactly like it. In this case, the sentence "He was an animal now, for hiding, for attacking, and he lived just to save himself and his family." means that someone who lives for saving themselves and their family is an animal. It's as simple as that!
Here are some other examples of metaphors in The Pearl:
"He had become a man now, for fighting." (page 63) - A person who fights for others sometimes becomes a man or woman.
"She was a bird now, free to fly where she wanted without fearing anything." (page 64) - To be free is to be able to do what you want without any restrictions. A bird is free because it can go where it wants when it wants without being afraid of anything.
"The sun was water now, hot at times but always changing." (page 65) - Water can be hot or cold depending on how much ice is in it.