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    as a soldier has many struggles that people do not see and often go unaccounted for. This common dilemma comes to light in the short story “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien. The burden of war on soldiers is more than physical strain. Tim O’Brien displays the extra burdens of soldiers through the use of poetic elements such as repetition, onomatopoeia, symbols, metaphors, similes and irony. Ultimately, the use of metaphors in “The Things They Carried” adds importance to soldiers and the burdens that they carry through war. O’Brien writes about the things soldiers carry such as ammunitions, ponchos and weapons. Furthermore, O’Brien continues on additional burdens such as emotional and social burdens that soldiers endure. In the short story, O’Brien uses the metaphor” Kiowa also…

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    Shakespeare 's works frequently employ similes and metaphors to enhance the complexity of his writing, as well as to invoke distinct images that are being described for his audience. In Twelfth Night, Shakespeare continues with this theme in describing the beauty of countess Olivia. Viola, acting as a messenger on behalf of Orsino, conveys to Olivia the degree to which she finds her beautiful through a metaphor: 'Tis beauty truly blent, whose red and white Nature 's own sweet and cunning hand…

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    of a soldier, Henry Fleming. By using this point of view, readers see the realities of war from someone experiencing them rather than the typical unfeeling articles by those who were never on the front lines. One strategy that Crane uses to create this vivid image of war is the use of figurative language, specifically similes and metaphors. Let 's explore these literary terms and their use in this novel. Definition of Metaphor and Simile Metaphors and similes are two examples of figurative…

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    father’s work, his hobbies, and his education in this poignant tribute. With the author’s use of metaphors, similes, and alliteration, the poem emerges as a cautionary tale to show the impact of industrialization. With an extensive use of metaphors, Wagoner emphasizes the environment the father works in each day. To begin with, the speaker describes his father’s workplace as an “open hearth” (line 1). This description of the father’s workplace evokes a feeling of heat and fire. As the poem…

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    In the short story All Summer in a Day, Ray Bradbury uses rain to illustrate to the readers Margot’s and the other children’s dull and depressing outlook on life. Bradbury uses many different similes and metaphors to describe the setting and the emotions the characters are feeling. But, the most prominent metaphor and simile being used in All Summer in a Day, is that of rain. There are many instances of Ray Bradbury using the rain to describe the setting or even the characters emotions using…

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    message. Many genres are found within the pages of the Bible, and many figures of speech are used within each of those genres. This paper will address the prophetic, narrative, epistle and gospel genres, as well as the use of metaphors, similes, hyperbole and parables. Genre Definitions Consulting Westminster for definitions, discloses the following: Prophecy – speaking on behalf of God to communicate God’s will for a situation. In the New Testament, this is a gift of the Spirit. Also used for…

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    end. In this regards, the first figure of speech present in the poem, “forgiving my father”, is a simile found in the following, “All week you have stood in my dreams lie a ghost, asking for more time” (lines 3-4). This simile reveals the anxiety of the persona as she anxiously awaits the usual negative response of her father. In a similar way that a ghost haunts, the feeling she had haunts and sticks with her for the entire week. This tells us that she could not rid herself of the feeling and…

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    My style model is in the genre of travel writing. The overall text is a combination of short sentences which are linked together with various cohesive techniques. The text is an individual's journey, in present tense, through the Beijing desert and the events which happen during the exploration. I have reflected this in “Burnt Happiness” by recalling about my travels through Madeira and the emotions that occur from the rich to poor side of the Island. My writing is similar to Ma Jian in many…

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    Having Cried Wolf does a lot of work in only a short amount of space. Gretchen Shirm does so by taking on multiple characters’ stories, including different perspectives and interwoven storylines, all the while being chock full of vivid imagery and carefully crafted with literary techniques such as similes and metaphors. She also gives such specific, detailed, and relatable examples, appealing to multiple senses that make the reader feel almost as if they are actually there. For me, all of these…

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    Composers are successful in the manipulation of responders to place them in a position that helps convey their story and its messages that the persona is trying to tell. In ‘North coast town’ and’ Flames and dangling wires’, Gray uses a combination of imagery and similes to relate to the responder therefore easing his task of positioning the reader to experience what he is seeing when he writes. In the poem, Grey is trying warn the responder that society are causing pollution and not noticing it…

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