Firstly, what is a metaphor?

If I were to say that in order to be successful you will need to work hard, and do your homework, get to bed early and sleep well, study hard, read lots of books, and pay attention to your teachers it has no emotional impact other than boredom.


If I said “Every day is a school day, what will you learn today”?

A metaphor is a figure of speech that describes an object or action in a way that is not literally true but helps explain an idea or make a comparison.
If you take a metaphor literally, it will probably sound very strange, for example there are probably no sheep, black or otherwise, within your or anyone else’s family?
I like Metaphors, they can be brief and easy to understand or long and complicated with a simple ending, they can be simple or outrageously fantastic.

On these pages are some of my favorites.

The Alchemist

An Elephant never forgets 

Life is like an elevator 

What is the shortest distance between two points?