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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 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
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
Instruction
Instruction
by Michael R. Burch

Toss this poem aside
to the filigree 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 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



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 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
Premium Member Baltimore Heat
In heat
the pulse of your streets.

I've heard the crack
of hard political whips
that pinch the air.

Cores of human topography,
your aging neighborhoods.

Your people kick cans
counting gravel like...

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Categories: community, corruption, extended metaphor,
Form: Political Verse
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
I Heard The Wind Again Today
I heard the wind again today
it's sound so sad and low
it seemed to ask a question of me
"What had I come to know?"

I searched my...

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Categories: extended metaphor, introspection, loneliness,
Form: Free verse
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
UNBEARABLE WEIGHT





            unsustainable lightness of empty life,  it's unbearable weight
...

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Categories: allegory, allusion, extended metaphor,
Form: Monoku
Limited Automobile
You cannot change the past, as time is linear
Time is but a limited automobile.
It cannot move backwards.
It’s rear windows, a definite ebony.
It’s windshield wipers invisible...

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Categories: extended metaphor, car, deep, destiny, extended
Form: Free verse
Premium Member What shaped my life
Time and events chisel and shape our lives,
an unknown sculptor blue prints your life plan,
a knock here, a cut there, we think ‘not fair’
we journey...

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Categories: extended metaphor, 10th grade, 11th grade,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Piece of Sky For Me
My heart leaps a bit at this sparkle of tears
Created by raindrops against her gossamer threads
An ordinary spider has created this beauty.
Thunderstorm madness takes nothing...

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Categories: extended metaphor,
Form: Imagism
FIRST LOVE



        The first love
         it was a flower,
  ...

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Categories: allegory, allusion, extended metaphor,
Form: Free verse
thanksgiving prayer of the parasites
thanksgiving prayer of the parasites
by Michael R. Burch 
 
GODD is great;
GODD is good;
let us thank HIM
for our food.
by HIS hand
we all are fed;
give us...

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Categories: extended metaphor, animal, bible, christian, extended
Form: Free verse
My mistress muse
My mistress muse

With the simple daily routine there mingles some fire,
a sensuous voluptuous sort of a desire.
A temptress of untouchable allure is in my mind,...

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Categories: extended metaphor, fantasy, longing,
Form: Ballade
Premium Member Unequal You, Unequal Me
Imagine if you will,
a world of books where all the words
lead to the same place
no matter the beginning (no matter the middle)

A world where trees...

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Categories: extended metaphor, bereavement, encouraging, endurance, extended
Form: Dramatic Verse
MONDAY HOLIDAY

      




Monday
what a astonishing day !
the doors opened
and everyone runs away ...
Car Assemblies
debate the road,
festival of colors
parade in clothes ...
Monday...

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Categories: allusion, creation, extended metaphor,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member My Face is a Happy Place
Eyebrows thin, half-moon curves on top
   Beaming hope, 'Good Ship Lollipops'
Over bright, cheery eyes, Nature's 'eaves-drops'
   ~ My face is a...

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Categories: extended metaphor, happiness, happy,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member I Am That Iamb
In the Beginning was the Word

Just a sound really

A somber echo into the abyss
that kickstarted the whole universe

(was the noise beautiful? was it ugly?
who's to...

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Categories: extended metaphor, angst, bereavement, christian, confusion,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Perceptions
I saw the rage in his gaze, 
His seductive art
I felt his digitus medius, longing to write his name inside my arse.
He charged up as...

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Categories: desire, extended metaphor, feelings,
Form: Free verse
Storm
The day was fine and sunlit,
Decorated by several clouds 
drifting aimlessly in the radiant ocean-blue sky.
Chorused by gentle puffs of the morning breeze,
Sending leaves on...

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© Jamie Pan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: extended metaphor, courage, fear, metaphor, natural
Form: Imagism
I can't Breathe
I cant breathe
Because you do not hear
My voice pleading.
My heart bleeding
A brother, a sister grieving
For the loss of life
That you have taken
Not in mistake
But in...

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Categories: extended metaphor, black african american, extended
Form: Free verse