METAPHORS
Updated January 2009

FINGERNAIL-SLIVER OF MOON

GLOWING UNDER THE MOON

A PALE MOON RISES

A FULL GOLDEN MOON ROSE OVER THE

THE SILVER MOON

MOON BEAMS FLOAT UPON THE WAVES

UNDER THE MIDNIGHT STARS

LIKE THE FAITHFUL STAR OVERHEAD

THE DISTANT STARS MAGNIFIED THE SILENCE

REACH OUT TO THE STARS

BLANKET OF STARS

AS DARK AS THE MOONLESS NIGHT

LIKE A SHOOTING STAR

DAUGHTER OF THE STARS

ON A MOONLIT NIGHT

A NIGHT SKY HUNG WITH STARS

BY THE DIM LIGHT OF THE STARS

RISING STAR

BENEATH A CRESCENT MOON

A MOONLESS MIDNIGHT IN JULY

A DIM AND LONELY STAR

THE SKY IS DEEPER AND THE STARS ARE BRIGHTER

ONE MOONLESS NIGHT

CARRY ME TO THE EDGE OF THE MOON

BENEATH AN AUTUMN RED MOON

UNDER A CRESCENT MOON

CHILLY DAMP MOONLIGHT

SPOON FULL OF STARS

THE SPELL OF THE MOON

WE DANCED UNDER THE MOON

BECKONED LIKE A DISTANT STAR

IN MOONLIGHT AND MYSTERY

MOON SHADOWED COURTYARD

CRYSTALLINE NIGHTS BRILLIANT WITH STARS

A HUGE PALE MOON

BONE WHITE MOON

ON A MOONLESS NIGHT

STARS; SIGNPOSTS OF THE SEA

THE LAST STARS STILL FLECK THE SKY

THE STARS WINK BACK FROM A SKY PITCH BLACK

THE BRILLIANCY OF THE STARS - I COULD ALMOST TOUCH them with my hand

THE LIGHT FADED AND THE STARS GATHERED OVERHEAD

ONE BY ONE THE STARS WINKED ON IN A DARKENING SKY

SHOOTING STARS FLAMED OUT ACROSS THE HEAVENS

IN THE COLD, DARK, MYSTERIOUS CLOUDS OF SPACE

OVERHEAD A CRESCENT MOON HUNG IN AN ICE BLUE SKY

THE BIG DIPPER HUNG HEAVY IN THE WESTERN SKY

THE MOON HAD JUST BROKEN THE HORIZON

THE MOON WAS HANGING FULL AND HAZY BENEATH A CAP OF DARK CLOUDS

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SIMILES
Updated February 2006

LIKE THE FAITHFUL STAR OVERHEAD

LIKE A SHOOTING STAR

BECKONED LIKE A DISTANT STAR

AS DARK AS THE MOONLESS NIGHT

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  • metaphor; A figure of speech in which a word or phrase that ordinarily designates one thing is used to designate another, thus making an implicit comparison, as in “a sea of troubles” or “All the world's a stage” (Shakespeare). One thing conceived as representing another; a symbol: “Hollywood has always been an irresistible, prefabricated metaphor for the crass, the materialistic, the shallow, and the craven” (Neal Gabler).
  • simile; A figure of speech in which two essentially unlike things are compared, often in a phrase introduced by like or as, as in “How like the winter hath my absence been” or “So are you to my thoughts as food to life” (Shakespeare).

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