At the end of the class
discussion, the students shall
have been able to:
Identify the metaphors used in
Relate experiences from the
The mother is the light of the home.
The son is the fruit of parent’s love.
A metaphor is a figure of speech that
identifies something as being the same
as some unrelated thing for rhetorical
effect, thus highlighting the similarities
between the two.
Every Metaphor may be changed to a
simile and every simile to a metaphor. A
metaphor is briefer, swifter, and livelier than
the simile. The metaphor is a condensed
I was lost in the sea of nameless faces.
The wheels of justice turn slowly.
MOTHER TO SON
By Langston Hughes
• Well, son, I'll tell you:
Life for me ain't been no crystal stair.
It's had tacks in it,
And boards torn up,
And places with no carpet on the floor --
But all the time
I'se been a-climbin' on,
And reachin' landin's,
And turnin' corners,
And sometimes goin' in the dark
Where there ain't been no light.
So boy, don't you turn back.
Don't you set down on the steps
'Cause you finds it's kinder hard.
Don't you fall now --
For I'se still goin', honey,
I'se still climbin',
And life for me ain't been no crystal stair.
INSTRUCTION: In a ½ sheet of
paper, relate your most unforgettable
experience and inspiring advice from
your parent or guardian. Use metaphor in
describing the situation.
Compose a poem that expresses the
child’s response to mother. Write it in a ½
sheet of paper.