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Best Extended Metaphor Poems

Below are the all-time best Extended Metaphor poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of extended metaphor poems written by PoetrySoup members


Premium Member Six Slopes
The six steep slopes they gave me..  
yes, all were mine.

I can give them to you..
if you wish them.

Though they tend to be.,
unkind. 

Don't...

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Categories: dream, extended metaphor, forgiveness,
Form: Blank verse



Premium Member Love blooms in four seasons

In my past existence,
circumstance sowed my roots
deep into woods of foreign soil,
slowly I ascended spreading my wings,
yearning to be evergreen,
blossoming in summer with glossy verdant...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: analogy, emotions, extended metaphor,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Ringing Sea
Was privileged to have sedentary on the seashore in seraphic poetic submersion;
the ringing sounds from the distant horizon made me entirely lost in my speculation;
when...

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Categories: extended metaphor, appreciation, beach, blue, character,
Form: Personification
Premium Member Sweet Talkers of the Devil
Sweet Talkers of the Devil

Reptiles in human suits are the true sweet talkers of the devil,
and are well known among the various societies in our...

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Categories: allegory, evil, extended metaphor,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Just Say No
Just say no to sunshine
Trying to penetrate your dark doom
Wrap your black cloud around its fire 
Smoother it in your tears, in your grief
In your...

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Categories: extended metaphor, addiction, allusion, analogy, depression,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member The Power of Silence
*Image of Silence Effects by Pixabay.

the power of silence

his soul yelled her heart screamed~telltale faces held a deafening silence

2022 October 04
*1st Place*
The Power of Silence
~~JCB...

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© Hilo Poet  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: extended metaphor, body, conflict, emotions, extended
Form: Monoku
Premium Member They Speak of You
They Speak of You 

Hey beautiful,
How often
have I called you softly 
by that name?
Your voice is a warm whisper
more soothing 
than a gentle rain.
You are...

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Categories: beautiful, care, extended metaphor,
Form: Romanticism
Heart's Slumber
I'm a sinister shell, 
lost in bygone deepwaters of
gravity-less cerulean tears, 
that saturate molten sundrops, 
falling from zinc-plated skies;
As heliophilic snow,
melts frosted memories in 
white-washed...

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Categories: angst, deep, extended metaphor,
Form: Free verse
My Destination
My soul is my canoe
sails me in a sea of verses
a poetic harbor is my destination......

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Categories: extended metaphor, adventure, allegory, allusion, creation,
Form: Light Verse
Salt
The salt of the seas
sacred in nature...
the salt spice of life
that sweetens our existence...
Albumin, salt of tears
that we cry with blissfulness or sadness...
the salt of...

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Categories: extended metaphor, allegory, allusion, analogy, appreciation,
Form: Light Verse
Universal Muse
Universal Muse

She is light 
in dark, mysterious spaces,
integrity in immoral places .
She's hope
in spite of  uncertainty,
mercy for those with misery. 
She's an idealist 
in...

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Categories: extended metaphor, metaphor, muse,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Viaduct of Faith
Beneath my bridge the troubled waters surged
with white caps brazen under dark gray skies
and baptized in the waters I was purged
as “scales of blindness” dropped...

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Categories: emotions, extended metaphor, life,
Form: Sonnet
I Can Be Your Enemy Or I Can Be Your Friend
Travels make the mind wise
Wise enough to know
Everywhere you go is change
That comes either fast or slow
The Sun can be an enemy
Or the sun can...

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Categories: blessing, chanukah, extended metaphor,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Everything I've Ever Lost
In a box full of everything I’ve ever lost, 
The first thing I’d rummage for is the patience that could’ve led me 
To your open...

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Categories: extended metaphor, lost love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Soul Mirror Eyes
 
Written: January 07, 2024
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eyes are soul gates    ...

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© Sotto Poet  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: extended metaphor, analogy, appreciation, dream, extended
Form: Free verse
Instruction
Instruction
by Michael R. Burch

Toss this poem aside
to the filigreed and the wild tide
of sunset.

Strike my name,
and still it is all the same.
The onset

of night is...

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Categories: extended metaphor, fantasy, happiness,
Form: Pastoral
Premium Member I Am That I Am---Without End
I Am That I Am…Without End…

Listen, my heart is a soul drum
Beating the spiritual rhythms 
Of the sojourning struggle of life—
Pumping pulsating blood inking
The notes...

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Categories: extended metaphor, allegory, analogy, black african
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member The Stone Unturned
There are three little words on tiny stones strewn along the floor
of a never-ending stream which runs through a misty moor.
A marvelous moor of uncertainty...

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Categories: extended metaphor, love, metaphor, , extended
Form: Rhyme
A Letter To My Dead Daughter
My Love,

The sky reminded me of you today.
The sun set in lilac with a teasing tinge of pink—
just the way you used to love it.

On...

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Categories: extended metaphor, beautiful, bereavement, death, extended
Form: Free verse
Begging To Be Someones Family
I lost my whole family
So I took in a neighbor
I have paid, sold, washed, shopped, cleaned, and done for this neighbor more than anyone in...

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© Gu Jendayi  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: extended metaphor, absence, addiction, betrayal, black
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Panning For Painful Metaphors
It's still flowing, never stopping to change direction 
Cuts are made without sharpening, perfection;
Behold the pain; beholden, the bastard
This river's banks, always see the last...

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Categories: deep, extended metaphor, metaphor,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Eldritch
We skate the frozen face of reality
Above the deep dangerous dark
We make our superficial marks
Not too deep
For fear The Dark will mark us
And visit...

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© Lee Leon  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: extended metaphor, angst, dark, deep, extended
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Just a Little Glass
I poured myself a little glass
Of chocolate milk, took a pass
Finished making my small meal
Another small sip did steal
Then asked, "If I should be so...

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Categories: extended metaphor,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Crow
Do not judge bird with black coloured wing,
“ugly looking thief that cannot sing!” 
“snatches from others so it can feed!”
A bird linked to death, darkness...

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Categories: extended metaphor, black african american, dark,
Form: Rhyme
Goodbyes
i tripped on the laces of the sad in your eyes,
like you were to tie a knot without my hands-
you were becoming…
did you know?
a sight...

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© Lu Loo  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: extended metaphor, goodbye, solitude,
Form: Verse