Metaphors, By Sylvia Plath
massive, heavy animal just like Plath viewed a pregnant woman (Shmoop Editorial Team, 2008, November 11). “A ponderous house,” is also heavy, not just physically, but mentally, according to the definition of ponderous (2; Alkalay-Gut, 1992).
The next metaphor is “A melon strolling on two tendrils” (3). A melon is a large, round fruit but imagine that on two tendrils, which are “the leafless vines of plants” (Shmoop Editorial Team, 2008, November 11, 2). The word “strolling” adds emphasis on how