Metaphors, idioms and proverbs

Exercise 1
Choose three of the following words, and show how each can be used as a metaphor by including it in a sentence of your own composition :
Veil, harvest, poison, path, smile


Veil – She tried to veil her intention from us by chatting about other matters.

Harvest – He had made so many enemies that, when he asked for help, he could reap only a harvest of hate.

Poison – He  appeared very friendly, but there was a poison in his smile.

Path – His reckless generosity was leading him on the path to poverty.

Smile – The rising moon darted a pale smile of encouragement upon him.

Exercise 2
Express the meaning of four of the following proverbs in your own words:

  1. The pen is mightier than the sword. 
  2. Still water run deep. 
  3. A little learning is dangerous thing. 
  4. Procrastination is the thief of time. 
  5. It never rains but it pours. 
  6. The burnt child shuns the fire. 


  1. More can be archived by writing books than fighting wars. 
  2. He who says little, says much. 
  3. It is easy to come to wrong conclusion if we think ourselves wise when we are in fact ignorant. 
  4. If you put off an unpleasant job for too long, you will suddenly find you are too late to do it. 
  5. Troubles never comes singly. 
  6. Experience prevents us from making the same mistake. 

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