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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 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
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
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
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 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 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
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
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 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
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 Union
"What is this strange place we find ourselves in
Trapped in the open, we find ourselves within"



Who can hear the forest still
Its light and mist fall...

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Categories: beauty, extended metaphor, nature,
Form: Rhyme
WHEN MY HEART IS TOUCHED




When outside it is raining 
inside of me my soul bathes
in exaltation...
When the sun shines, my soul is lightened
in tenderness...
At divine moments  , my...

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Categories: extended metaphor, adventure, allegory, allusion, creation,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Japan Surrenders
*Image of Japanese Elm Tree by CBC.

Japan Surrenders

Japan's crimson sun disrobes a dawning night rise sky,
An elm tree parasol's her coral samurais while they lie.

2022...

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© Hilo Poet  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: color, extended metaphor, sunset,
Form: Couplet
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
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 Quiescent

Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupted,
its lava flow spilling from its cauldron!
               ...

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Categories: extended metaphor, 10th grade, 11th grade,
Form: Verse
UNBEARABLE WEIGHT





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

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Categories: allegory, allusion, extended metaphor,
Form: Monoku
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
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
LIFE PLAN



start over every day
always be reborn

Bloom with the passing of life

bloom to infinity

renew knowledge

Reinvent every product

improve skills

Move forward without giving up

Don't look back so you...

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Categories: extended metaphor, allegory, allusion, analogy, appreciation,
Form: Free verse