Using Metaphor as a device Strategy (June 2021)
A metaphor compares one thing to another in a figurative sense. Also could be more in an ironic sense rather than a literal sense.
By using a metaphor, we bypass logic. We can describe an aspect of life by comparing it to something actually unrelated in a humorous way, but projects a quality.
A metaphor conjures up a simple image.
- My test was a breeze.
- He is as strong as an ox.
- She is behaving like an entitled princess.
- My upbringing was a nightmare.
- Their life is a bed of roses.
When you think of your life, what metaphor would describe the life that you’re leading?
Once you have chosen a metaphor, expand the metaphor by personalizing it. Example: My life is like a roller derby.
Everyone else seems so aggressive. I just keep going round and round.
I feel the pressure to win.
In order to continue, I intend to ….