This poem is a little more difficult than many of the other poems on this page. It also deals with subject matter that may be grim or unsettling to some readers. It is about a hospital operating room and a man who awakens to find that he has lost the use of his legs. The poem is chilling, but wonderfully written. It uses simile, metaphor, and hyperbole. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 9-13. Find this figurative language poem along with many others on this page of figurative language poems.