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  • Simile Examples Simile - 1977 Words
    Search Worksheets Ereading Worksheets Learn Stuff Simile Examples Simile Examples A simile is a comparison between two different things using the word “like” or “as” to make the comparison. Similes are generally easier to identify than metaphors, but not always. Sometimes a speaker or writer may use the word “like” or “as” and not make any comparison. These are not similes. For example if I said, “I like pizza.” I am expressing a preference for pizza not making a comparison. By...
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  • Power of Simile - 815 Words
     The Power of Simile Throughout Macbeth, Shakespeare seems to choose his words with care. Although written in a formal style, the author fabricated a colorful play with the use of metaphors, imagery, and iambic pentameter by cautiously placing the words in order to fulfill a certain rhythm; however, Shakespeare exhibits a somewhat distinct use of simile throughout Macbeth (Hudson). As stated by the Oxford Dictionary, a simile is a figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing...
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  • Similes, Metaphors and Anecdotes - 342 Words
    Similes, Metaphors & Anecdotes In their spoken language all three chefs use a variety of similes metaphors and anecdotes to describe the food that hey are cooking. The way that they describe the food reinforces their purpose, which is to entice the audience with their cooking. Jamie Oliver uses the simile: “Like a brand that’s just come out of nowhere.” Jamie compares his dishes to something that is popular, so that the audience can relate to, Jamie uses a simile so the audience...
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  • Similes and Metaphors in To Kill A Mockingbird
    John Smith Mr. Brown AP Language and Composition 28 August 2010 To Kill a Mockingbird: Similes and Metaphors. 1. “Ladies bathed before noon, after their three-o’clock naps, and by nightfall were like soft teacakes with frostings of sweat and sweet talcum.” (Lee 6) 2. “He wore blue linen shorts that buttoned to his shirt, his hair was snow white and stuck to his head like duck-fluff; he was a year my senior but I towered over him.” (8) 3. “Miss Caroline was no more than twenty-one. She had...
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  • All Simile Essays

  • Simile in David Cooperfield - 9424 Words
    Similes are sometimes made without using the words "like" or "as." This often occurs when making comparisons of differing values. "Norman was more anxious to leave the area than Herman Milquetoast after seeing ten abominable snowmen charging his way with hunger in their eyes." "But this truth is more obvious than the sun--here it is; look at it; its brightness blinds you." "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate:" - William Shakespeare, Sonnet 18...
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  • Poetry and Original Similes - 267 Words
    Above poem is an extract of works of N. Daruwalla who was among Indian poets writing in English. In one of the pieces in “Ruminations”, the poet can smell violence in the air “like the lash of coming rain; and this feeling seems to the poet to be “poised like a cobra”. These are original similes; and these are followed by a series of metaphors based on serpent-behaviour. These are only a few of the examples. Actually Daruwalla’s poetry contains an abundance of similes and metaphors....
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  • Ghost Stories - 886 Words
    Firstly,how are the figurative language used in the poem? The different figurative languages used are: Simile: Example 1:"eyes as wide as a football-pool" Meaning: Timothy's eyes are very big. Why use this:exaggeration Example 2:"Ears like bombs and teeth like splinters" Explanation: Timothy's ears are very big and his teeth are very sharp Why use this:exaggeration again Metaphor: Example 1:"And his hair is an exclamation-mark" Explanation:Timothy's hair is very messy Why use...
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  • Poetry Analysis: "Conjoined" vs "Most Like an Arch This Marriage"
     Poetry Analysis: "Conjoined" versus "Most Like an Arch This Marriage" People often dream of finding the perfect soul mate…a special someone with similar hopes and goals for their future. They dream of someone to share the good and bad times with them. They dream of a person that will love them unconditionally until death parts them. And although I seriously doubt anyone has ever said the sacred marriage vows to another while believing the union would not last forever, the high divorce...
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  • “Figures of Speech Are Sometimes Used to Effectively Convey a Sense of Place.”
    “Figures of speech are sometimes used to effectively convey a sense of place.” Explain and evaluate how this is achieved in text 22 and one other text of your choice. Text 22 and text 23 both use figures of speech to effectively convey a sense of place. Text 22 is a private diary in second person singular, this is a positive view on travel, the writer’s attitudes and personality emerges with exuberance, energy and enthusiasm for the people she meets and the landscape she sees. The audience of...
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  • An Analysis of " Sonny's Blues" - 747 Words
    M. Jones Professor K. Levinson English Comp. 201 22 October 2012 An Analysis of “Sonny’s Blues” According to the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary, imagery is defined as the use of pictures or words to create images, especially to create an impression or a mood (dictionary.cambridge.org). In literary works of...
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  • An Explication of “a Valediction: Forbidden Mourning”
    “A Valediction: Forbidden Mourning” is a poem about a couple on the eve of their separation. The speaker is trying to convince his lady to accept his departure by describing love as something that transcends the physical and therefore can endure or even grow through separation. John Donne makes three main points throughout the poem. He informs the reader that the love he and his partner share is beyond a normal love, that their love is strengthened in absence, and that he compares their love to...
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  • Unknown Girl And Electricity Comes To C
    Explore the ways the poets present a particular event in ‘An Unknown Girl and ‘Electricity Comes to Cocoa Bottom’ The two poems “An Unknown Girl” and “Electricity Comes to Cocoa Bottom have both similarities and differences. An Unknown Girl is about Moniza Alvi who is in India and is getting her hand decorated by henna by an unknown girl in a bazaar in India. Electricity Comes to Cocoa Bottom is about electricity coming to a Caribbean village, which does not have modern technology. The poem...
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  • What use does Steinbeck make of animals and animal imagery in ‘Of Mice and Men’?
    ‘Of Mice and Men’ is well know for the usage of Animals within the books and without the animals, the book would no nearly be as descriptive as it is, but also it would not have the underlying meaning within the book which is so hard to put into books. Nothing within the book is just ‘ a filler’- everything in the book is there for a reason and links up with other points within the story, all leading up to the one main point at the end of the book. Which, one has to fully understand the book to...
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  • Morning Song Questions - 493 Words
    Morning Song Questions 1. In your own words, outline what two aspects of motherhood are depicted in the poem. Stanzas 1-3 are purely the birth of the child and are not emotional and a sense of detachment between the mother and the child is evident, whereas the last three are the baby crying in the night and the other helping the baby, these stanzas show the more nurturing and happy aspects of motherhood. 2. The title of the poem is morning song. What figurative expression does Plath use...
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  • F*ckin Perfect by Pink Analysis
    “F***ing Perfect” by Pink “F***ing Perfect” by song artist Pink, expresses thoughts of her past and future. This song uses metaphors and also similes to get her points across. You are who you are and no one can take that away from you because “You are perfect”. An example of a metaphor in this song is “The whole world stares while i swallow the fear”. This line is stating that she was miss judged and bullied, what gives this away is the line“ they don’t like my genes they don’t get my hair”....
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  • Legend by Judith Wright - 741 Words
    What features or characteristics of the human condition can you identify in Judith Wright’s Legend? How has the poet used specific language techniques to emphasise these attributes of life. Judith Wright’s ‘Legend’ responds to various aspects of the human condition present in our society today. The poem is focused primarily on the actions of a Blacksmith’s boy, a vassal for humanity’s growth in response to age and change. In stanza one, Judith Wright utilizes personification “rivers...
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  • Critical Thinking Assignment 2
    Milissa Tift Wednesday Night September 10, 2012 Professor Calabrese Assignment #2 Critical Thinking Critical Thinking – Assignment #2 In any story there are two types of language, figurative and literal. Language is, of course a necessary factor of any story. Without Language, an author could not tell the story. The author usually uses a combination of these two languages. Together, these languages characterize the author’s style. Literal language means exactly...
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  • English Porphyria - 573 Words
    Porphyria’s Lover is a story that has many literary elements, in my opinion it’s a sick and twisted story that uses a lot of imagery, metaphors and personification. This story is about a girl named Porphyria and her lover and Porphyria is on her way home from a rainy day and when she gets home she makes the house nice and warm. She hugs her lover and he feels her yellow hair, she lies next to him and he suddenly strangles her, after he kills her he opens her eyes and he puts his arm around her...
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  • Compare the Love Language Used in 'Quickdraw' and One Other Poem
    Quickdraw is a poem about the end and break down of a relationship. Specifically an argument between the speaker and their other half and the feelings felt by the speaker in the poem. It has many similarities and differences with In Paris with You a poem about a very negative relationship with the speaker who is desperately in love with someone who is just using them. The poem uses a play on words and anytime the words Paris and love are mentioned you have to switch them, so Paris means love and...
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  • Bless The Broken Road - 548 Words
    Journeys are about many different aspects to how people carry out life, physical and emotional journeys, but also journeys of self-reflection. For this assignment the chosen related text, composed by Rascal Flatts, is ‘Bless The Broken Road’. The purpose of this document is to compare my related text to the statement, “More than anything else, journeys are about the challenge of self reflection”. The use of symbolism, similes and Metaphors will be discussed, when analysing ‘Bless the Broken...
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  • The Author to Her Book - 605 Words
    American poet Anne Bradstreet manipulates a vast, dizzying array of metaphoric techniques in her most widely known poem. “The Author to Her Book” is an extended metaphor comparing the relationship of an author and her writings to the relationship between a parent and a child. Throughout the text, Bradstreet employs similes and metaphors to capture the attitude emotions felt by Bradstreet and how it conflicts with the puritan society that frowns upon her appreciation of her talents and role as a...
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  • Explain How Beveridge’s Poem, ‘Streets of Chippendale’, Discusses Australian Society and the Changes to Inner Sydney.
    Chippendale has personified to become a family of ‘Aunts’, ‘eccentric, unmarried first cousins’ and ‘respected gentlemen’, when Ivy, Vine, Rose, Myrtle, Abercrombie, Hugo, Louis and Caroline are streets in the ‘Mount Druitt’ of Sydney’s CBD in the late fifties and sixties that were filled with factories, drunks, thieves, rapists and vandal’s. Pauses have been used throughout the poem to generate a sense of unrest and dread, making ‘Chippendale’ sound more unruly and fearful than it actually...
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  • Dulce Et Decorum Est
    Jenna Locascio Dr. Jonathan Dewberry English 102-(02) November 2014 “Dulce et Decorum Est” Metaphors and Similies The first of two similes is “bent double, like old beggars under sacks”. Here Owen is compairing the men in service to old beggars by the way they are walking. When Owen says “bent double”, it is telling you that the men are not standing up straight, but are bent over, as if they were beggers who are tired from begging all day. The next simile is “coughing like hags”, Owen...
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  • Wilfred Owen's Anthem for Doomed Youth Analysis
    Wilfred Owen's Anthem for a Doomed Youth is exactly that, an anthem ( a solemn song) to commemorate the innocent youth, whose lives were taken to soon by war. By using the word anthem, he calls to mind the glory and honor of a national anthem, however; he goes on to explain that there is no honor or glory in death, pairing the words doomed and youth together creates so much sorrow as well, it provides a woeful impression as it foretells of young people having no hope. Written in sonnet form, it...
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  • Okefenokee Swamp - 631 Words
    Passage one and Passage two are both about Florida's Okefenokee Swamp, however they both have contrasting points of view. The author of Passage one is writing about the swamp as it is overall- in a disconnected sort of way- which is drastically different from Passage two which takes the reader right inside the swamp and shows the struggle of life that exists there. Thus, the authors of Passage one and Passage two, accomplish this task by an informative tone and formal diction in Passage one,...
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  • Speech on Belonging - 828 Words
    Belonging is usually defined as being accepted into and by members of a family, group, class, race, community or school. The term belonging means something different to everyone but most people will come up with the words acceptance, security and identity. In this speech I have chosen to talk about the aspects of belonging and not belonging in two of Peter Skrzynecki’s Poems, Migrant Hostel and 10 Mary Street and also in the 1997 film ‘Titanic’. In Peter Skrzynecki’s Migrant Hostel, he talks...
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  • Essay About Belonging - 1001 Words
    Top of the morning to you. My name is Frank McCourt and I’ve actually been forced to stand up here and talk to you about ‘belonging’. Now, the dictionary describes belonging as being a member, being related or being owned. Sounds easy right? Ha! Wrong. Belonging is complex. It is a process that requires constant reinforcement. To belong entails a quirky fusion of kinship, locality, experience and even spirituality. There is no rule book on how to belong so it must be frequently improvised. Peter...
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  • Can Having a Dream Make a Difference in Society
    Kendra Branch Branch 1 English 101.95980 21 September 2012 Expository Essay Can Having A Dream Make A Difference In Society? “I have a dream.” A phrase and or quote that many citizens of today’s society use in reference of what they would like their future to hold. Our society is not the best, but it is not the worst either. Change is the light that brings us out of the...
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  • Comparing Poems from Different Cultures
    Comparing Poems I am going to be talking about their methods that the poets use to explore the connection between people and the places in which they live in. The poems that I am comparing are Hurricane hits England and Presents from my Aunts in Pakistan. In Hurricane Hits England the techniques used are personification, she says “Talk to me oya” here referring to the hurricane as a person, she is doing this to try and feel like she is at home, trying to connect back to where she came from,...
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  • The Fish Analysis - 1531 Words
     The Fish by Elizabeth Bishop Bishop uses literary devices, especially similes, metaphors, tone, and imagery to convey her theme of admiration for survivors of life’s difficult battles, in this case the fish, although at first she failed to admire and appreciate the fish. Bishop also doesn’t realize how beautiful the fish is at first, but she eventually finds beauty in the fish. Bishop’s tone of aloofness in lines 5-10 shows that first she is disappointed in what she thought was a big...
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  • The Fish Essay - 642 Words
    Visual Imagery is important in poetry to help the poet express the theme of the poem. There are three types of imagery Bishop uses to express her theme. First, she uses Metaphor. Second she uses Simile, Third, and she uses Personification. The Fish poem is very full of different types of imagery and very vivid in it narrations. This poem depends on its imagery more than any other single element. The speaker alternately convinces us of the fish’s ugliness and its beauty, and in order to achieve...
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  • Domesticity of Giraffes and Fox in a Tree Stump
    THE DOMESTICITY OF GIRAFFES AND FOX IN A TREE STUMP SPEECH. Good morning/Afternoon class, in my speech I will be discussing my understanding of the poems Domesticity of Giraffes and Fox in A Tree Stump by Judith Beveridge. Moral values and meanings are portrayed through these two poems by expressing and clarifying the value of life and exploring humanity's relationship with animals. The two poems clarify the value of life through both active and passive roles. In "Fox in a tree stump" an...
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  • Three Metaphors in Two Ways of Seeing a River
    Where are three metaphors in this poem? Two Ways of Seeing a River by Mark Twain What the first responder gave you are known as similes which are basically the same as metaphors (in the way that they compare two things) except they use like or as. Metaphors can be vague and open to interpretation. The river itself is clearly a metaphor, as to what it is a metaphor for is unclear to me. I believe that each reader will choose as to what this metaphor means for themselves (and I think...
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  • Sillouette - 778 Words
    et A silhouette is defined as a "dark image outlined against a lighter background." this title is perfect for the lifeless world described in Pauline Johnson's poem, Silhouette. The silhouette is used as a metaphor for the decay of the chief. As the Chiefs surroundings decay and fall apart around him. The chief is slowly consumed by the loss of the land and his people. As the land begins to evaporate around him he becomes the "dark shadow-like shape" that once the leader of his tribe. In...
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  • The Sacrifice; an Analysis of Language in Alice Walker's Roselily
    “The Sacrifice”: An Analysis of Language in Alice Walker’s Roselily PAPER # 6 LANGUAGE Kati Martinez 03/03/2013 In Alice Walker’s Roselily, our main character (Roselily) is a mother of three residing in Mississippi. She questions her actions to marry a man of a different religion, but knows that the marriage will give her a (limited) sense of freedom, and will give her children an opportunity to lead better lives. The story’s central idea reveals that sometimes the love and concern for...
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  • Summary of 'Poppies' by Jane Weir
    In the poem, Poppies, the poet is comparing the beauty of nature with the carnage of war. The poem shows how the soldiers sacrificed their life in order to "ransom" the hills of France therefore showing that France's freedom was paid by the blood of these young men. Poppies are used to symbolise war and sacrifice. The effect of this is to make the reader remember the people who put their life on the line so that we could have our freedom and the use of the word 'poppies' gives the poems...
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  • The Rover by Aphra Behn: Analysis of a Fragment
     FRAGMENT FROM “THE ROVER” BY APHRA BEHN In this assignment it is going to be analyzed a fragment from the play “The Rover” by Aphra Behn. To set it properly in the general context: this piece of story takes place almost at the end (act V). It refers to the moment in which Florinda and Belvile are getting married, and Willmore is told to stand guard in case that Don Pedro might appear. Referring now only to the fragment, it is set in the corridor of Blunt’s house, although this is...
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  • wandered as a lonely cloud reflective essay
    Have you ever been so fascinated by nature so much you wanted to write a poem about it? In “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” by William Wordsworth, he uses Similes, metaphors, and personification to catch the reader’s eye in this wonderful adventure of nature. In this poem William Wordsworth is referring to nature as a beautiful thing in life. William Wordsworth’s uses similes to perfect his view of nature.A simile is describing two unlike things using “like or as”. For example William...
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  • Comparative Essay Between Firstlove and Sex Without Love
    First Love John Clare and Sex Without Love , two poems written at different times, with "connected" themes but at the same time very different. First Love is a Lyrical poem written in the 18th century by John Clare and Sex Without Love is a more contemporary poem which was written in 1985 by Sharon Olds. The theme in First Love is about a person that fell in love for the first time, who is talking about his emotions and what happened to him when it happened, while Sex Without Love the persona is...
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  • The White Porch - 635 Words
    Adrian Guardado 5/9/12 Alma Alvarez Formal paper She’s a Woman Cathy Song’s poem, “The white Porch” is about the a lady sitting on her white porch after washing her hair. As she’s sitting on her porch complaining about how long it takes her hair to dry, she realizes that she is no longer a child but a strong mature women. She spends most of her time cleaning and keeping her husband happy around the house. The length of her hair and how beautiful it looked gave her the illusion of...
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  • spina bifida - 253 Words
    • Now consider similes and metaphors; what semantic areas do they belong? What is the poet’s aim in using them? Simile compares soldiers to beggars because of appearance (ragged, dirty) but also has connotations of being uncared-for, homeless, impoverished. Simile compares soldiers to hags because coughing, slow, infirm as if they were old; also has negative connotations (ugly, witch). Simile describes sensations the reader may be more familiar with to show the pain the soldier is going...
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  • Still I Rise - 716 Words
     “Still I Rise”- Maya Angelou Hurt, anger, and pain are all expressed in Maya Angelou “Still I Rise.” In the poem the author exhibits her rage and pain towards how society treated her because she was a black woman. Reading this piece at the end of each of stanza, you will notice that the author uses repetition and end each stanza saying “Still I’ll Rise, “stating that no matter how badly society has treated her, she will not let it stop her because she will “rise” up from it exhibiting her...
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  • Work to Be Done. - 694 Words
    Introduction: The poem ‘Dad’ explores the author, Elaine Feinstein’s life and the feelings surrounding the passing of her father. The poem was written a year and a half after her father’s death as she tried to come to terms with her feelings of grief and sadness towards losing a loved one. Elaine Feinstein reflects on the images she has of her father. The themes that evolve throughout the poem ‘Dad’ are those of grief for the father she has lost, love and great sorrow. “Every day I grieve”,...
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  • The Unveiling of Roger Chillingworth - 938 Words
    Kendall Smith Honors/Pre-IB English 2 Kober, Period 7 Tuesday, December 13, 2011 The Unveiling of Roger Chillingworth In Chapter Ten, when Nathaniel Hawthorne illustrates the transformation of Roger Chillingworth from an unoffending man to a leech-like character seeking revenge on his host, Dimmesdale, the author implements comparisons along with specific word choice to characterize Chillingworth. His personality in the reader’s eyes metamorphoses into one of a fiendish parasite due to...
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  • yeah - 338 Words
    THE LONER – Julie Holder Figurative Language He leans against the playground wall, Smacks his hands against the bricks And other boredom-beating tricks, Traces patterns with his feet, Scuffs to make the tarmac squeak, Back against the wall he stays - And never plays. The playground's quick with life, The beat is strong. Though sharp as a knife Strife doesn't last long. There is shouting, laughter, song, And a place at the wall For who won't belong. We pass him running,...
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  • A Separate Peace - 622 Words
    A Separate Peace In the opening passage of A Separate Peace, John Knowles utilizes personifications, similes, and metaphors in order to create a gloomy and contemplative mood. At the beginning of the book, Gene Forrester is visiting his old high school, The Devon School, and the school ironically looks newer and more improved. As he explores this new school, a mood of gloom and contemplation is created. A personification such as, “Now here it was after all, preserved by some considerate hand...
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  • The Conflict Within - Joy Luck Club
    We live to be perfect, however we contradict ourselves every step of the way. Inner conflict has nestled its way into all of us. It has the power to change us as people either for the better or the worse. Tan’s novel, The Joy Luck Club, exhibits the growth and development of the eight characters through a series of narrated stories. Tan uses the art of storytelling to apprise the reader about the lives of four Chinese immigrant mothers who came from China to San Francisco to raise their...
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  • Diction, Imagery, and, Figurative Language in Nighttime Fires by Regina Barecca
    The poem Nighttime Fires by Regina Barecca explains the speaker’s complex view of her father. The speaker uses imagery to describe her father’s strange behaviours after losing his job. Figurative language is used strategically to explain the memories of this young girl’s strange adventures. The diction in this poem is also used very well helping us to understand why these nighttime fires left such a lasting impact on this grown woman from when she was only five years old. All of these things are...
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  • Elizabeth Bishop's "The Fish"
     Elizabeth Bishop is a highly admired writer. In her poem, “The Fish,” a reader can enjoy the very specific analysis of a fish. While it may seem confusing, there are certainly multiple ways of possibly interpreting this poem. The poem is a continuous, with no stanzas, description of a fish and also the relationship between her and the fish. While it may be gruesome and overly-descriptive, it leaves many questions for the reader. In Elizabeth Bishop’s poem, “The Fish” she uses similes,...
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  • judith write and bruce dawe essay
    Judith wright The first Australian poet I am going to talk about is Judith wright. The first poem I am going to talk about from wright is called the surfer. The second poet that I am going to write about is Bruce Dawe. The poem from Dawe that I am going to do is called weapons training. Judith wright successful Australian poet she started writing poetry at the age of six but on started publishing poetry in the late 1930’s. Most of wright’s poetry was written in war time. The main theme of...
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  • Analysis of the Iron Coast by Jane Gardam
    The Iron Coast is a travel writing written by Jane Gardam. Jane Gardam is a British author. She was born in Coatham, North Yorkshire. The writing describes the North Yorkshire coast and its landmarks including Roseberry Topping and Cleveland hills. Roseberry Topping is the name of a distinctive hill which was mentioned in the writing. The travel writing is descriptive as it creates effects and atmospheres for the reader. To achieve these effects the author uses a variety of literary techniques...
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  • Analysis of November Night, Edinburgh
    Analysis of November Night, Edinburgh November Night, Edinburgh is a wonderful poem by Norman MacCaig. This poem is describing the horrible winter in Edinburgh, Scotland. The winter described is a cold, terrible winter with frost and pollution. This poem follows a 4-line 4-stanza structure. This poem does not have any rhyming in it, but one could argue that MacCaig has structured the poem so that it resembles the tenements that he has described in the picture. This poem uses strong figurative...
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  • Rita Dove Literary Analysis
    Rita Dove: Literary Analysis Rita Dove has written many different kinds of poetry. She also wrote books, short stories plays and all types of literature. This essay will focus on specifics of her writing by analyzing three pieces of poetry that Rita Dove has written. The works we will be looking at are In the Old Neighborhood, My Mother Enters the Work Force, and The Bistro Styx. Through these three works you will see examples of Rita Dove’s use of home in her poetry, her use of...
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  • The Analysis of I Have a Dream
    Abstract: On the base of the definition of stylistics, this thesis gives a detailed analysis of some the of stylistic devices used in the famous speech by the well-known American civil rights movement leader Martin Luther King, Jr., and then probes into the stylistic characteristics of speech as a style. Key words: Stylistics, Stylistic devices, analysis, speech As an interdisciplinary field of study, stylistics promises to offer useful insights into literary criticism and the teaching of...
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  • puritan vs contemporary - 735 Words
    Name Teacher Honors English 11 14 October 2013 Time Can't Change Everything Although culture may change over the years, the writing of those cultures do not. Puritan Anne Bradstreet 's writing is not different than contemporary music artist Jason Mraz's music. In "To My Dear and Loving Husband," Bradstreet describes the gratitude she has for her husband's love, and in Jason Mraz's song "I Won't Give Up," there is an ample amount of love still in the crumbling relationship. Even though...
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  • Reaction Paper - 456 Words
    Michael Yuri Sevilleno Reaction Paper The whole movie is full of similes and metaphors - mostly directly injected in dialogue - that pertain to the country's government and its people. For around two hours, we are given a peek, a good peek, at one of Asia's well-known nations. At the same time, neighboring countries may recognize a thing or two about Singapore that resembles a thing or two about themselves. Strictly speaking, the story is about and narrated by Terry (Huang Po-Ju), a little...
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  • Sylvia Plath - 754 Words
    The poetic techniques employed by Plath succeed in making the world of her poetry a strange and terrifying one. I agree with the above statement as I feel that the world of Plath’s poetry is made strange and often terrifying by her use of poetic techniques. In my opinion the poetic techniques that aid most in making the world of her poetry strange and terrifying would be the use of allegory, imagery, similes and metaphors and also the use of words with ominous connotations. The poems that I...
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  • Use of Metaphorical Language in Romantic Era Poems by William Wordsworth
    Metaphorical language is used in poetry to highlight and allow the reader to examine the many themes and ideas it contains. In the the Romantic poems “Tintern Abbey” and “I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud” by William Wordsworth, the idea that memory acts as a source of escapism to the serenity of nature is explored and emphasised by the use of the metaphorical language of similes and metaphors in these poems. Both poems describe a picturesque landscape that the speaker feels joy and happiness in....
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  • Side Kicks - 1090 Words
    Mitchelltumtum Mrs. think of name ADV.COMM.ARTS per.4 18 January 2012 Have you ever lost someone so great or a hero you looked up to? I believe that this is what Ronald Koertge was seeing or experiencing when he wrote his poem, “Side Kicks.” Ronald has...
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  • A Matter of Heart and Mind: Patrick Henry’s “Speech to the Virginia Convention”
    In his speech to the Virginia House of Burgesses, Patrick Henry tries to persuade the members that it is time to take up arms against the British. Targeting both the hearts and minds of his listeners through emotional and logical appeals, Henry uses rhetorical questions, figurative language, and repetition to convince them that it is time to take decisive action. Henry uses rhetorical questions to make them think of the decision they should make. Some of the rhetorical questions are “Why stand...
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  • Critical Thinking Assignment - 1627 Words
    PHI210—Critical Thinking October 28, 2012 Figurate Language versus Literal Language In today’s society, the English language is the most widely spoken language, but can also be one of the most difficult to learn and speak. The many different ways that people speak figuratively with the English language may be why it is difficult for many to understand there many different meanings. The different cultures and backgrounds can also affect the understanding of the...
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