Before you read the poem, let’s learn what a metaphor is! A metaphor is a way to describe something. When you use a metaphor, you COMPARE one thing to another thing WITHOUT using “like” or “as.” For example, if you say my brother is a lion, you are using a metaphor.
Now, read the poem below. As you read, you will see that the lines with METAPHORS are UNDERLINED. The metaphors might not make a lot of sense right now, but they will soon! Click on the button below when you’re done reading the poem.
Now, click on the first underlined line to learn a little more about that metaphor!


The moon is my lamp.
I always fall asleep,
But the moon never sleeps.

In my dreams, I can fly,
And fight monsters with one hand.
Some things, I don't fully understand.

But I wait for the sun to fall,
And the stars to lift.
For me, night is a gift.