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!


Snowflakes are jewels.
There’s one on my tongue,
And one inside my heart.
That jewel I will forever guard.

The birds snuggle in their nest.
The wind is a wolf,
But the birds can take cover—
Because they have each other.

Far away, I see a lonely tree.
All of its flowers are gone,
So I extend my hand and say:
Spring will come again, one day.