What is a metaphor?
What is a visual metaphor?
Examples of Common Metaphors
- He has a heart of stone.
- He is the shining star of our school.
- She has the heart of a lion.
- For me, time is money.
- A blanket of snow covered the streets.
- When you are feeling blue call out to me.
- My memory is a bit cloudy about the incident.
- She got a glowing review this year.
- His monkey mind is always full of new ideas.
- life is a rollercoaster that everyone has to go through.
Finish this drawing of a brain by adding another object to create a metaphor.
The drawing could express confusion, strength, a new idea, forgetting, waking up, dreaming, getting old, being in a hard situation, having fun, etc.
How to make a metaphor
How to decode a metaphor
Pick one image from above.
- List the objects that are being shown.
- What contextual clues does the background tell us?
- Explain the message the piece is sending by discussing how the objects are connected.