I remember:

In a palace of formations, my mother was my powerhouse and father a school of thoughts.

Is this style of writing correct? What can be better choice for the same sentence, grammatically?

  • Could you explain what you mean by "school of thoughts"? is this a literal translation of an idiom in your native language? A school of thought usually means a lot of people have agreed on a particular issue or idea and have adopted it as their own. I'm not sure if anyone can embody a school of thought (singular), without mentioning what it was. – Mari-Lou A Feb 5 '17 at 14:28
  • By the way, I like the imagery the sentence evokes. – Mari-Lou A Feb 5 '17 at 14:30
  • Going along with the "palace" metaphor, I would say, "My mother was my bedrock" to symbolize the foundation of my palace. – Teacher KSHuang Feb 6 '17 at 7:32
  • And perhaps, "My father was my (ivory) tower." But note that "ivory tower" may have negative connotations. – Teacher KSHuang Apr 11 '17 at 9:56

Your use of metaphors is correct and used often.

My mother is my powerhouse.

is understandable and correct, however the same notion is usually expressed as

My mother is my strength.

Your second phrase

father a school of thought (singular)

has the meaning one has created a school of thought

it is along the same lines of the idiom

every great idea has a thousand fathers.

meaning if there is a great idea, many people will want to claim credit for it.

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