Metaphor Exercise 1: Metaphor Madlibs
Exercise 1: Metaphor Madlibs
Go back to Metaphor Lesson #1: Metaphor Basics
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
Metaphor Madlib #2: Bard’s Gone Wild
Metaphor Madlib #3: A Metaphoric Love Story
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.
Head to Metaphor Lesson 2:
The Difference Between Literal and Figurative Language