Metaphor Exercise 1: Metaphor Madlibs

Exercise 1: Metaphor Madlibs

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After reviewing the basics of metaphors, it’s useful to practice the art of metaphor-making. Luckily, madlibs can help us. Enjoy the following metaphor-based madlibs as you ingrain the definition of metaphor into your mind.

Metaphor Madlib #1: Madlibbed Metaphoric Sayings

To see the original sayings, just hit “create story” without entering any of your own replacement words. You can also visit the Wordlibs site to check out a random word generator for this exercise. You can also download a printable version of this madlib.

Metaphor Madlib #2: Bard’s Gone Wild

To see the original text, just hit “create story” without entering any of your own replacement words. You can also visit the Wordlibs site to check out a random word generator for this exercise. You can also download a printable version of this madlib.

Metaphor Madlib #3: A Metaphoric Love Story

To see the original text, just hit “create story” without entering any of your own replacement words. You can also visit the Wordlibs site to check out a random word generator for this exercise. You can also download a printable version of this madlib.

Many thanks to Wordlib, a website that made the creation of these exercises far, far easier.

Some Fun Examples of Completed Metaphor Madlibs

Some of my favorite results from my own madlib expeditions include:

Life is a gin. Time is a hearse.

Love is a dojo.

A woman without a man is a siren without a shaman.

Religion is the latch of the masses.

Conscience is a man’s wick.

Memories are coasts.

Death is a sane birth.

Books are the whores of the soul.

Post your interesting results in the comments.

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The Difference Between Literal and Figurative Language