Metaphor

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  • Friendless Michelle Williams Analysis

    understand the underlying metaphor which was the wounded bird referring to the child. Alliteration in ‘or sits and stares at flames while sparks burn stars in his skin’, the words beginning with the letter S used by Crozier help her express and her visions, emphasising the child’s abuse. Chinua Achebe in ‘Mother in a Refugee Camp’ used sensory imagery ‘odours of diarrhoea’ that depicts the smells of the camp which engages the reader and creates more emotions. Metaphors like ‘ghost-smile’ were…

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  • Figurative Language In Sonnet 130 By William Shakespeare

    Sonnet 130 Have you ever read a poem and did not understand it, even after reading it over and over again? Authors use things such as figurative language in order for you to have to think to figure out the poem is saying. Knowing what figurative language is may help you figure out the poem. Figurative language is “used with a meaning that is different from the basic meaning and that expresses an idea in an interesting way by using language that usually describes something else.” (Merriam…

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  • Rhetorical Analysis Of George Orwell's 'Shooting An Elephant'

    purpose through shifts in verb tense, reflective tone, and specific details to assert authority; metaphor and analogy to demonstrate logic; and a self-deprecating tone, direct reader address, and colloquial language to establish an emotional connection with the audience. Orwell’s shifts in verb tense evoke a…

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  • Outcast Poem Summary

    The text of the poem focuses on the feelings that the author has about being outcast and useless in the eyes of the audience or other people in his life. The author becomes self-preoccupied with self-reflection staying alone and weeping over his position as a social outcast. The poem depicts the author as feeling hopeless amidst other people that were more successful and capable. He wished he were like other people that had more hope in their lives and who were surrounded by friends. It is…

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  • Politicians And The English Language Summary

    Many metaphors used by politicians are used without an actual knowledge of the metaphor, and people just put their own meaning on it. This just shows how corrupt politicians are using metaphors for whatever meaning they find convenient. The false limb is usually “a noun or adjective tacked on to some general purpose verb.” (262) The use of false…

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  • Analysis Of First Love A Quiz

    Metaphor is a comparison not using like or as. The Three metaphors that I find interesting and that strengthen the poem all come from one poem, “Metaphors” by Sylvia Plath. The entire poem is riddle with nine metaphors as the hints. Without one of the metaphors a reader might miss a clue that is important to the riddle. The three that I find interesting are “a melon strolling on two tendrils” (3), which I took to mean her melon shaped stomach on skinny vine like legs. The next metaphor that…

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  • Literary Analysis Of Annie Dillard's Living Like Weasels

    The two stylistic devices mostly used being metaphors and similes. For example, in the first paragraph she explains how “one naturalist refused to kill a weasel” explaining that it was “socketed into his hand deeply as a rattlesnake” (“Living Like Weasels”, Dillard). The person eventually having to “soak him off like a stubborn label” (“Living Like Weasels”, Dillard). Those being examples of a simile. She effectively uses an elaborated metaphor through the involvement of imagery. Throughout the…

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  • Rhetorical Analysis On Dr. Seuss

    Throughout the years society has been stoic in the matters of racial conflict, whether it is the slavery during the Civil War, or the fear black men being shot by white officers today: there has always been a divide in the races. A man known famously as Dr.Seuss created many political cartoons to depict many of these social conflicts that are now more than ever relevant. These pieces of artwork are more relevant due to the recent conflicts in places around the world working with race, and…

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  • Nothing Gold Can Stay Poem Analysis

    Not Taken”, to describe this life journey. In the poems, Frost uses many metaphors and figurative languages to make these poems to look more vivid and meaningful. Besides, these two poems dimly narrate thing that are beautiful are often less lasting, and decisions often have the power to change a person’s life or create differences. Further, the poems, “Nothing Gold Can Stay” and “The Road Not Taken”, contain a lot of metaphors and figurative languages to describe how beautiful things in life…

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  • Summary Of 'Bill Bennet Docodram A Street To Die'

    upon his own childhood, notably, the relationship with his father, an alcoholic war veteran. Furthermore, the inclusion of the metaphor, ‘it was a mirror to my childhood,’ describes how the documentary was a reflection of the severity of his home life. He goes on to highlight the violent actions of his father through detailed literal description and…

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