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  1. Date: 9/16/2012 4:10:00 PM
    i will have to check out your contest, but amnot too good at metaphor. They all sound cliche.

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  1. Date: 9/16/2012 9:07:00 AM
    It's so easy if they just remember never to use words like "like" or "as" Just to talk as if their object truly is that other thing it is represented by!! I hope your blog helped them, Catie.

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  1. Date: 9/16/2012 8:27:00 AM
    Please check this web address for the difference between a metaphor and a simile. http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_difference_between_a_simile_and_a_metaphor

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  1. Date: 9/16/2012 8:17:00 AM
    hmmm....how to write a metaphor??? that is the question. What are the basic rules to writing a metaphor, vs. a simile. Many entries into my contest are done using similes, instead of metaphor, and none at all are using personification, that was just to clear up an issue. please look for how to write a simile, and how to write a metaphor. What are the basic rules?

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  1. Date: 9/16/2012 8:13:00 AM
    the issue, is not what a personification is, nor what a metaphor is, but HOW TO WRITE THEM.....

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  1. Date: 9/15/2012 11:04:00 PM
    AT LAST. I found a website that agrees with me. HEre is the address of it: http://www.triadwriters.org/Personification.html and here is the title quote: Personification is a kind of metaphor, by which an abstraction or inanimate object is endowed with personality.

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  1. Date: 9/15/2012 10:53:00 PM
    sorry if I got things wrong the first time. Even with this definition I found below, it is still confusing to me since a rose is a rose is a rose, and a comparison is a comparison is a comparison. For me, personification remains a type of metaphor meaning a comparison of unequal things! I guess it makes for an interesting debate, and I understand what you guys are saying, but I hope you get what I was trying to say.

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  1. Date: 9/15/2012 10:43:00 PM
    catie, I like this little thing I just found online. It's called BEST answer to explain difference between metaphor and personification and I was glad I found this because I still have a doubt that I think can never be resolved: a metaphor compares a person to a thing (which may be anything, including another person) a personification compares a thing (which is not a person) to a person (which may be real or fictional)

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  1. Date: 9/14/2012 9:43:00 PM
    Personification ...a metaphor????? Houston....we have a problem! : )

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  1. Date: 9/14/2012 7:18:00 PM
    Ande, I have never seen any where that personification is metaphor. Personification is a separate literary device from metaphor. Absolute metaphor: Separated subject and vehicle. Active metaphor: New and not stablished. Complex metaphor: Multi-layered. Compound metaphor: With many parts. Dead metaphor: Normal language, no longer recognized as metaphor. Dormant metaphor: Weak connection between vehicle and subject. This is only about half of them but saw no point in listing all. Sometime back I ran across what I thought was an odd statement. That haiku uses absolute metaphor because by the time the juxtaposition takes place the original comprehension is no longer there. This is a form of absoulute metaphor and as such by definition of haiku, the haiku itself is a metaphor. I could see some form of personification, if done in the same figurative manner, it could be called a metaphoric example but the personification in itself is still only personification, not metaphor. If you will put on a few of the links you have found I would like to see what they say about the subject. This is not the first time I have run into this and as yet have not found any difinitive statement that personnification is a form of metaphor.

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  1. Date: 9/14/2012 3:24:00 PM
    catie,I certainly hope the poets here understand the difference between simile and metaphor. I have not had time to try your contest, so just speaking generally here, I kind of take exception to what you said about confusing personification with metaphor. Essentially, if one were to use personification, they would be within the rules of your contest because personification is a TYPE of metaphor. Are you saying you would not allow personification in your contest (even if it's called a type of metaphor from websites where I double checked?) Just curious where you stand on that one. Personification is my favorite type of metaphor. Luv, Andrea

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  1. Date: 9/14/2012 3:04:00 PM
    Metaphor (n) 1. IMPLICATED COMPARISON: The use to describe somebody or something of a word or phrase that is not meant literally but by means of a vivid comparison expresses something about him, her, or it. Eg saying that someone is a snake. 2. FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE: All language that involves figures of speech or symbolism and does not literally represent real things. 3. SYMBOL: One thing used or considered to represent another. [Per the Encarta Dictionary: English (North American]. I hope that the above explanation of what a metaphor is, is acceptable, because that is my understanding as well. Thank you for a fun challenge. Love, Su

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My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
5/1/2016 His Dissatisfaction Free versecorruption,loss,
4/29/2016 Thus Far Free versedeath,heaven,life,
4/28/2016 Friendships Change Free versefriendship,self,
4/26/2016 Please Don't Push Free verseintrospection,
4/23/2016 Henry The Walrus Proseanalogy,murder,
4/21/2016 Sometimes Free verseintrospection,
4/20/2016 Castle on the Hill Free verselove,
4/18/2016 Pacific Free versedream,life,
4/10/2016 What's In A Name Free verselove,name,
4/9/2016 Impossible Lyriclove,true love,
4/8/2016 Toads of Darkness and Angels of Light Free verseheartbreak,hurt,
4/7/2016 Somebody Lyrichope,inspiration,love,
4/6/2016 Just for Today Free verselove,
4/5/2016 Seeing Clearly Free verselost love,
4/2/2016 Fresh Air and Mountain Ranges Free verselife,
4/1/2016 A Not So Original Monoku Monokuearth,sea,sky,
3/31/2016 A Little About Myself Free versebeauty,introspection,summ
3/30/2016 Thirteen Syllables or Less Haikunature,
3/29/2016 The Breath Of Life Free verseheart,love,sorry,
3/28/2016 Love Isn't Love Without Hope Quatrainhope,love,
3/27/2016 The Beauty of Him - one liner Monokubeauty,dedication,
3/22/2016 Sunset on the Pacific Rhymehope,love,
3/22/2016 I Don't Really Know Why Senryuhistory,sorry,
3/21/2016 Excuses Free verseabsence,heart,love,missin
3/21/2016 I, The Grinch Free verseabsence,love,
3/20/2016 God Can Bring Victory Free versefaith,
3/20/2016 Orca Rhymeanalogy,animal,
3/20/2016 Seeking A Miacle Free verseforgiveness,hope,
3/19/2016 Seeing - One Liner Masnavilife,
3/5/2016 Bottling Rain Free verselife,seasons,
2/24/2016 HA Limerickhumorous,
2/22/2016 The Game of Life- One Liner Monokubutterfly,
2/22/2016 Beautiful Deception Monokudream,
2/22/2016 Silly Girl - for contest Free verseimagination,
2/18/2016 No Angel Free verseangel,beautiful,
2/17/2016 Two Lenses Diminished Hexaversecelebration,childhood,
2/16/2016 This Aint No Time Senryuabuse,animal,humanity,
2/16/2016 Awaken Softly Monokudream,heaven,
2/16/2016 With Her Head in the Clouds Rhymefear,feelings,heartbreak,
2/15/2016 Shall We Gather At the River Free verseintrospection,irony,
2/14/2016 On A Park Bench Monorhymeimagination,places,
2/10/2016 Haiku 102 Haikuocean,
2/7/2016 Raspberry Chocolate for PD Monokuchocolate,heaven,
2/4/2016 Solitude Monokusolitude,spiritual,
1/30/2016 Haiku Haikunature,
1/25/2016 Katrina - for contest Monokuanimal,natural disasters,
1/22/2016 Bee My Valentine Villanellelove,
1/20/2016 Ballad of The Devil's Delight Balladsin,
1/18/2016 Eclipsed - for contest Monokumoon,
1/16/2016 Autumn 2012 Rhymenatural disasters,people,
1/16/2016 Judgment, Bloody Judgment Crown of Sonnetsgod,religious,
1/16/2016 Fine Lines Free verseintrospection,
1/16/2016 When Of't Doth Fly Sonnetnature,seasons,
1/16/2016 Summer's End Sonnetnature,seasons,
1/16/2016 Riding The Sprial Light Free verselife,
1/16/2016 When Mercury Spills Rhymeimagination,
1/15/2016 Grace Rhymelove,passion,
1/15/2016 Oceans of Love Sonnetgod,
1/15/2016 Soul Speak Free verseintrospection,
1/15/2016 Behind Green Eyes Free verseintrospection,spiritual,
1/15/2016 Shades of Green Coupletlove,passion,
1/15/2016 Shine Diminished Hexaverseencouraging,
1/15/2016 These Dreams Free versedream,life,
1/15/2016 The Veteran Free versewar,
1/14/2016 Resolve Free versefriendship,
1/14/2016 Dreamwalker Destinal Free verselife,
1/14/2016 Cutting and Biting Free verseabuse,bullying,
1/14/2016 Communion Rhymelove,
1/14/2016 Shaken Free versememory,nostalgia,
1/14/2016 Woebegone Free verseimagination,
1/14/2016 Torn Free versesorrow,
1/14/2016 The Linguist Free verseanalogy,angst,nature,
1/13/2016 Darkest Before Dawn Sonnetimagination,
1/13/2016 La Promenade Sonnetart,
1/12/2016 Molting of the Mag-Pie Free verseintrospection,
1/7/2016 Stone Henged Free verseintrospection,
1/7/2016 Inside The Box Free verseloss,
1/7/2016 Tight Free verseintrospection,
1/5/2016 From Way Up There Free verselove,
1/4/2016 a Little Poem Senryulove,
1/4/2016 Blowing Smoke Free verseintrospection,
1/4/2016 Dreaming Warmth Free versebird,nature,
1/1/2016 Of Course Free verseloneliness,
1/1/2016 I, Judas Free versedeath,father,
1/1/2016 Below Zero Free verselost love,
12/31/2015 Sweet Deciet Free versedesire,fantasy,longing,
12/30/2015 She Passed This Way Free versecommunity,friendship,poet
12/29/2015 Venus in a Half Shell Villanelleimagination,
12/28/2015 Inside Forever Senryucrush,
12/28/2015 Watching The Tide Roll In Free verseintrospection,nature,
12/28/2015 Between The Stingers Free verseanger,lost love,
12/28/2015 Torn Free versedesire,
12/28/2015 You Don't Understand Free verseabsence,desire,lost love,
12/18/2015 Haiku Haikuabsence,introspection,
12/18/2015 Heroes Lyriccowboy,
12/18/2015 Lover of my Soul Chokajesus,love,
12/18/2015 Heart To Heart Quaternlove,
12/18/2015 My Greatest Treasure Balladecreation,life,spiritual,
12/18/2015 Dusting Memories Verserecovery from,
12/18/2015 Time Lines Rhymeage,

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PoemTitleFormCategories
The Sowing Free versedevotion,
Don't Come Free versedeath,lost love,me,
APPARITION Lyricvisionaryname,name,
Love Have Everything Upon This Earth Free verseimagination,love,
Comes a Wind Rhymenature,
That Moment We Shall Sing Out Free verseimagination,inspirational
Hug them kindheartedly Verseinspirational,
City of Joy,Kolkata,6 PM Pantoumimagination,places,god,be
Jekyll's Hide Free verseintrospection,life,light,
WATCHING A SUMMER STORM IN DOYLESTOWN Rhymeadventure,angst,art,black
Missing Mother Versedepression,devotion,me,mi
Each Day Takes its Turn Carpe Diemblack african american,da
Shrouds of Mist Quatrainloss,sad,
COMES NOW THE HUSH Rondeaunature,uplifting,me,
The All Seeing I Verseintrospection,light,light
The Prophesy of Me Free versephilosophy,
Instead Of Loving Me As Christ Does Rhymededication,depression,dev
An Angel Rhymefaith,
You Took My Place Rhymedevotion,faith,religion,
Be Still Rhymefaith,religion,god,god,lo
Wrapped In Ribbons And Bows Of Love I do not know?hope,life,love,
forgotten is no option Free verselove,
The Voice Free versefaith,hope,inspirational,
There Was A Time We Weren't Ashamed Of God Rhymededication,depression,dev
Lovers of the Storm Free verselost love,dream,dream,lov
CANDLE 1st in Spanish then scroll down for english trans Lyricangst,art,black african a
FIRST KISS OF OUR LOVE Sonnetangst,art,black african a
her eyelashes' flicker Haikuromance,
Tender Caring Loving Heart Rhymelife,beauty,beauty,day,li
Aphrodite Night Sonnetangst,art,black african a
THE R-O-S-E Acrosticlove,
OUR MIDNIGHT PLACE Sonnetangst,art,black african a
I Can Do All Things Through Him Rhymeuplifting,words,me,me,
Before you go a little way, prospecting Dramatic monologuegirlfriend-boyfriend,word
Beyond Your End Double Dactyladventure,angst,art,black
Prologue to Lessons of Change Dramatic monologuelife,may,
A Solstice Free versedeath,faith,religion,
Afterglow Free verselove,passion,words,me,me,
Lord I Praise And Worship YOU Rhymeconfusion,dedication,depr
He can change your night into day Biofaith,god,god,me,
Werewolves I do not know?life,loss,love,passion,sa
The Mad Hatters Rhymeconfusion,fantasy,funny,i
honest reflections of a manogre Rhymeallegory,angst,anniversar
Reflections of manogre part two Rhymefriendship,life,
the sum of us Rhymefriendship,
Kissing the Blood of Battles Dramatic Versededication,faith,
MY SNOW WHITE CATIE LINDSEY Free versededication,me,rain,friend
Hermaphrodite - Part I Free versededication,hope,life,love
Hermaphrodite - Part II Free versehope,life,love,passion,me
Hermaphrodite - Part III Free versehope,life,love,passion,fe
TAPESTRY Lyricangst,art,black african a
Learning To Fly Again Free versehope,life,nature,bird,bir
Leaving All I Know Coupletdeath,imagination,life,de
Steel Horse Wings of Feather Coupletfaith,imagination,me,hors
the crucible savant Narrativeadventure,life,tribute,up
Bliss State Villanellefaith,family,happiness,lo
slag worn centipedes Rhymeon writing and words,autu
death's breath is warm Senryudeath,life,nature,philoso
Hear Oh L-rd Kyriellefaith,family,happiness,
black pebbles and violet streams Rhymedeath,dedication,loss,lov
Echo Quintellalonely,song,song,
The Sowing---Repost in honor of Black History Month Free verseblack african american,de
Where Eden Begins Rhymegarden,nature,rose,song,
Twigs Free versedream,fantasy,flower,free
Stygstrome - Updrafts Free verseanniversary,happiness,hop
AS Close As Love Free versegrief,love,
Before This My Lady Free versereligious,god,god,
Cry In The Dark Quatraincry,dark,heart,lonely,lon
An Inhuman Presence Classicismbest friend,imagination,w
I am the Temple Blank verseinspirational,
The Ladybug's Whisper Free verseemotions,freedom,inspirat
Kiss The Sky Free versededication,love,lyric,tha
Autumn's Door I do not know?birth,light,love,
The Ojibwa Narrativenative american,
Like The Prodigal Son Free versefaith,
Come Unto Me I do not know?art,baptism,change,
Out of the Sun Rhymeabsence,age,angst,car,cha
When Winter Enters the Heart Free verseage,youth,
Trophy Wife Free verselife,relationship,
THE PLIGHT Rhymephilosophy,psychological,
Twilight's Clouds Quintain (English)sky,
Smile of the heart Rhymegirl,
Conglomerate Heart Rhymeheart,
I Need Time to Heal Rhymedeath,pain,sad love,sorro
'Smothered No More' Free versegrowth,life,
Nostalgia Rhymenostalgia,
A Reminder: To Be Free versetruth,writing,
Give in to Me Free versedesire,emotions,
Ripe Love's Spectrum I do not know?angel,art,autumn,change,
Lotus Charm Haikuflower,nature,symbolism,
White Crows Rhymeintrospection,
A Girl Called Fate Free verseangst,
Factory Heart Free verseadventure,fantasy,heart,
The Tree Free verseme,tree,
Verses Of Love Rhyme 
Smile For The Camera I do not know?love,
Gathering Stars I do not know?love,
Heart Strummer Terzanellefantasy,
Edinburgh Free versededication,hope,life,love
The Father Of Light Crown of Sonnetslove,

Fav Poets

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Debbie Guzzi United States Flag United States Read
Usual Suspect Argentina Flag Argentina Read
Chris D. Aechtner Canada Flag Canada Read
Anthony Slausen United States Flag United States Read
Carrie Richards United States Flag United States Read
craig cornish United States Flag United States Read
Drake Eszes United States Flag United States Read
Gregory Golden United States Flag United States Read
TS Lewis United States Flag United States Read
KP Nunez Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Poet Destroyer A United States Flag United States Read
The Seeker United States Flag United States Read
Cyndi MacMillan Canada Flag Canada Read
Timothy Hicks United States Flag United States Read
binibining P.iNk Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Frederic Parker United States Flag United States Read
John lawless United States Flag United States Read
Laura Loo United States Flag United States Read
Teppo Gren Finland Flag Finland Read
Broken Wings Canada Flag Canada Read
Jayne Eggins Australia Flag Australia Read
Charmaine Chircop Malta Flag Malta Read
Annalise a.k.a. Audrey Haick United States Flag United States Read
Larry Bradfield United States Flag United States Read
Lin Lane United States Flag United States Read
Robert Lindley United States Flag United States Read
JAN ALLISON United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
CayCay Jennings United States Flag United States Read
Tim Smith United States Flag United States Read
Brian Strand United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Gary Bateman Germany Flag Germany Read