List of Modernized Southern Writing Metaphors

By CL Bledsoe

Watering the dying cypress trees representative of virtue signaling.

A well-meaning but impotent preacher as commentary on sea-lioning the conversation about affordable mental health options.

Painting a crumbling capitol building representing the death of unionization.

Tooth decay as a metaphor for class mobility.

Something strange but unspoken about a thicket as a metaphor for women’s rights.

A drunken old man who falls but doesn’t realize he’s hurt representative of creeping voter disenfranchisement.

Sharing a recipe for an inedible dessert as a metaphor for American exceptionalism.

An orphan child who is never named representative of violence against the LGBTQ community.

The Misfit as metaphor for #alllivesmatter.

Stuff My Stupid Heart Likes by CL Bledsoe (co-author of https://medium.com/@howtoeven and The Wild Word: https://medium.com/search?q=not%20another%20tv%20dad)

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