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    Have you ever read the poem “Because I could not stop for death” by Emily Dickinson and wondering what the connotation could be? When you are looking at the denotation do you ever try to figure out the figurative language, then you are beginning to understand what the author it's trying to convey. The format of the poem helps us understand the tone shift and the poem's meaning. The poem “Because I could not stop death,” by Emily Dickinson is about this guy falling in love with a girl. The first stanza talks about how the women of the poem keep talking about how this guy keeps asking her out and she says no, but he won't stop so she caves in and went on his carriage with him. The second stanza starts to shift because she wants to give everything…

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    The idea of dying, and death itself is something that one normally has dread for, yet for some it is acceptable as life. In Emily Dickinson’s poem, “Because I could not stop for Death,” the speaker depicts her encounter with Death as being part of a rather pleasant experience. To help shift away the negative perspective generally attributed to death, Dickinson creates an intimate connection between the subject and the speaker through the implementation and manipulation of various literary…

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    Figurative language Figurative language is when the author writes something indirectly to create a special effect. Figurative language includes personification, metaphor and simile. In the poem “Death of a Son”, Silkin is narrating his own experience and feelings of the death of his son “who died in a mental hospital aged one”. (Tuma 552) This clearly evokes that Silkin's son was not normal and has disability. Silkin creates the extended metaphor of silent houses to recount the death and…

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    The poem “Death, Be Not Proud”, by John Donne, is a Petrarchan sonnet, which is divided to an octave (the first eight lines) and a sestet (the last six lines). In the octave we are exposed to the speaker who seems to be a simple man who does not like Death (maybe from a personal experience, but we cannot know for sure), and probably religious. We can assume he is religious by the belief of “soul’s delivery” (8) and eternal life after death, as stated in line 13. The speaker addresses Death, and…

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    “Because I could not stop for Death” by Emily Dickinson is a straightforward, yet neatly articulated poem that outlines the narrator’s journey from mortality to immortality. Surprisingly, throughout the passage, the narrator reveals her feelings about death and the infinite through the use of a variety of literary devices. Her diction while using strong symbolic, figurative language like personification, vivid imagery, and metaphors portray a rather calm and different outlook on death far from…

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    “Masque of the Red Death,” a riveting story packed with intriguing figurative language that is sure to leave you wanting more. This story is definitely the best apocalyptic story thus yet by its use of theme, interesting characters, and effective use of setting. The theme in “Masque of the Red Death” sets a good foundation for the story making it more interesting and engaging. “Masque of the Red Death” is about a prince who lives in a disease ridden world, but prefers to live alone in his castle…

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    The idea of Death will usually encompass a grim reaper taking someone’s life. However, in “Because I Could Not Stop For Death,” by Emily Dickinson, figurative language like personification is used to portray Death as a well-mannered person. The poem revolves around the idea that Death is taking her to eternity. Dickinson also uses various symbols with personification to help impart her message that Death is an assured occurrence. Additionally, Robert Frost uses symbolism in his poem, “Fire…

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    Mark Twain once stated, “The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.” In Virginia Woolf’s essay The Death of the Moth, she observes the moth’s actions and the struggles it faces. Woolf keeps an eye on the moth and watches as the moths go through its course of life of struggling to get through the windowpanes, and eventually reaches death. The figurative language and syntax in the essay efficiently conveys the matters of life and death…

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    In his album, Death Certificate, he has been able to reduce and edit down its’ messages through the use of slang and or “street language.” Instead of having his language disguised with many cloaks, like the excessiveness of words used to supplement the poetic function within the statement, he edits and refines the excessive language to its innermost core, to obtain the “real” meaning of the statement. That is why in this album, he reveals the language of the “streets.” For example, in the…

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    The book that I read over the summer was Surviving the Angle of Death. My feelings on this book were mixed. I liked it but at the same time the book made me very depressed. The whole thing just made me open my eyes to see what is really going on in this world. That is exactly what I wrote in my letter. In the poem i used three types of figurative language. The first type of figurative language is repetition. The next pieces of figurative language is Rhyme. The last pieces of figurative language…

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