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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.

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  1. Date: 9/16/2012 8:17:00 AM 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: 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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11/27/2015 Wingfield Park at Christmas Time Rhymechristmas,
11/27/2015 An Enlightening Day Haibunbetrayal,friendship,love,
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11/23/2015 What If Coupletreligion,spiritual,
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11/21/2015 Overheard in the Confessional Free versejesus,spiritual,
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11/19/2015 Sleighing - A Pleiades Rhymefor him,
11/17/2015 A FUTURISTIC CHRISTMAS Lyricchristmas,future,humor,
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11/9/2015 Dreaming Spring Dodoitsunature,seasons,
11/8/2015 This I Bring to You Rhymegod,life,love,
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11/4/2015 Violet Consumed Monorhymecolor,senses,
11/2/2015 Fantasy's Mask - A Poet's Dozen Free versefantasy,
10/31/2015 When Calls the Heart Rhymeseasons,
10/27/2015 Life According to Catie Rhymelife,
10/26/2015 Down by The Riverside Free versebaptism,
10/26/2015 Pink Ribbons Free versehealth,
10/26/2015 Blowing the Rose Rhymecreation,nature,rose,
10/26/2015 In the Headlines Free versebetrayal,death,
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10/23/2015 Kids Are Funny Limerick Limerickchildren,happiness,humoro
10/22/2015 Call of The Wild Free verseadventure,life,
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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
Werewolves I do not know?life,loss,love,passion,sa
honest reflections of a manogre Rhymeallegory,angst,anniversar
Reflections of manogre part two Rhymefriendship,life,
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,
the sum of us Rhymefriendship,
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,
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,
When Winter Enters the Heart Free verseage,youth,
The Mad Hatters Rhymeconfusion,fantasy,funny,i
Kissing the Blood of Battles Dramatic Versededication,faith,
Out of the Sun Rhymeabsence,age,angst,car,cha
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,
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White Crows Rhymeintrospection,
A Girl Called Fate Free verseangst,
Factory Heart Free verseadventure,fantasy,heart,
The Tree Free verseme,tree,
Verses Of Love Rhyme 
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Gathering Stars I do not know?love,
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