WORD MAGIC for WRITERS by Cindy Rogers.
Another exercise. This is a great book to buy.
Save the Metaphor:
'My brother is a bearcat, simmering for hours before he erupts' is a mixed metaphor.
Can you repair the damage by creating two completely different sentences, each with its own metaphor?
Keep one-half of the original sentence:
1. My brother is a bearcat, ___________ for hours before he __________________.
2. _________________ is ________________, simmering for hours before __________ erupts.
Okay, this is my attempt to fill in the blanks. I say #2 is harder then #1.
~1 My brother is a bearcat, grunting for hours before he roars.
~2. My mom is a tea pot, simmering for hours before she erupts.