“Thinking about what people like and what they exactly like are two different things.”

–Pooja Agnihotri

With this quote in mind, a metaphor, a figure of speech, a noun, is a poetic element to embellish writing.  I learned about this many years ago in a writing class.  Here are some of my examples:

“Life is a dance; death is but a new beginning.”

“Feelings come and go, whether in sunshine or rain.”

It’s do or die; his grimace is more bitter than a squeezed lemon.”

“Our air conditioner is an old dinosaur, but it still works.”

“My sea of tears wash me pure.”

“He is the joy of my life.”

“Love conquers all things; prayer humbles and saves.”

Compared to a metaphor, a simile is easier to compose because it uses “as” or “like” in a sentence.

“My Lord is as good as it gets.”

Hope this will help you to write poetically.

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