"Metaphor" Essays and Research Papers

Metaphor

English 100 Metaphor in Area Other Than Literature Essay The purpose of metaphor is to conceptualize one thing in terms of another. Metaphorical concepts shape and reflect our perceptions, actions, and relations to others (Lakoff and Johnson 1). In the field of nursing, many metaphors have emerged which have greatly impacted the practice of nursing. These metaphors include the “nursing as military” metaphor, which typified nursing during the 19th and most of the 20th centuries, and the “nursing...

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Metaphors for War

The use of metaphors are an important factor with any piece of literature. Metaphors add color to creative writings, also establishing depth. A story without metaphors is lifeless, unable to compose another way to view it. The term for a metaphor is a figure of speech in which term is transferred to something it does not literally apply to, this helps the brain create a mental picture which the person might easily understand what the character is feeling. When a person finally makes...

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Engineering and Metaphor

What is a Metaphor ? A Metaphor is an “expression of an understanding of one concept in terms of another concept, where there is some similarity or correlation between the two” according to the LinguaLinks Library. Metaphors are used by anyone trying to convey an idea in an indirect manner. We use them daily without realizing it. Metaphors put a twist in daily language in that they are a unique way of describing a concept. There are common metaphors that we use everyday and...

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power of metaphor

Metaphor—a literary technique used to clarify the “darkness inside a cloud” (Selection 2). The power of metaphor is utilized throughout the world of language on a daily basis to clarify, explain, and act as a moral instrument. Metaphor can be described, as it was by Cynthia Ozick, author of The Shawl, as “the mind’s opposable thumb”: just as one cannot grasp objects without an opposable thumb, one can also not write successfully without the aid of metaphor (Selection 1). Metaphor evidently has...

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Metaphors of Organizations

Metaphors of Organizations "All theories of organization and management are based on implicit images or metaphors that persuade us to see, understand, and imagine situations in partial ways. Metaphors create insight. But they also distort. They have strengths. But they also have limitations. In creating ways of seeing, they create ways of not seeing. Hence there can be no single theory or metaphor that gives an all-purpose point of view. There can be no 'correct theory' for structuring everything...

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Ghalib and Metaphor

The sheer lyrical power of metaphor can be found throughout Ghalib’s poetry. Ghalib utilizes this figure of speech, I believe, to help us connect to and really experience what he is trying to tell us about life, love, and hardship. It seems that, through metaphor, he implores us to delve deeper into his writings and enter into the suffering, heartache, alienation, and ambition that marked his entire life. Using ghazal’s from the Joy of the Drop website, I will examine and discuss the verses that...

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Metaphor, Metonymy and Vioce

literary critic and theorist, provides a brief summary stating the preference for the metaphor over metonymy by aligning analogy with necessity and contiguity with chance. According to him, “’the element of truth’ is the product of a purely rhetorical and ultimately metonymical, sleight of hand, therefore over turning the traditional hierarchy and deconstructing the very basis for the seductiveness and privilege of metaphor.” Barbara Johnson pays keen and strict attention to a specific passage in her critique...

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Conceptual Metaphor

      Literature Review on Metaphors From the Perspective of Cognitive Linguistics The definition of metaphor   Traditionally, metaphor is a figure of speech in which one thing is compared to another by saying that one is the other, as in “He is a tiger”. It is a property of words, and is used for some artistic and rhetorical purpose. However, this view has been challenged recently by cognitive linguists (Liu & Wen, 2012: 249). Cognitive linguists and philosophers have shown that metaphors are not just a...

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Metaphor and Dialectics as Literary Devices and Communicative Tools

METAPHOR AND DIALECTICS AS LITERARY DEVICES AND COMMUNICATIVE TOOLS By Odum, ikechukwu A. B.a, m.a, PGD (sc/antr), Mnipr Metaphor as a Literary Device The classical Greek philosopher, Aristotle declared metaphor one of the highest achievements of poetic style. According to him, “it is the mark of genius – for to make good metaphors implies an eye for resemblances …” (Dukore 50). Our literary world especially, the African literary world is pervaded with metaphors. Metaphor has become an indispensable...

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Analysis of the Metaphor in the “Fisherman” Poem by Kurt Brown

13 November, 2011 Analysis of the Metaphor in the “Fisherman” poem by Kurt Brown Life is a fishing ocean. This reveals the activities of man on a daily basis, where man has to go in search of his daily bread and the obstacles that he encounters. Brown’s poem, “Fisherman,” illustrates the sad condition of man and life’s struggles through the metaphor of a fisherman. Reading the poem makes me observe how life is in this period of recession, where man’s ego is far seen but his contentment is appreciated...

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Stevie Smith’s “Not Waving but Drowning” Metaphor

Stevie Smith’s Metaphor of “Not Waving But Drowning” How is it possible to be surrounded by a million people yet feel so alone? In 1957, British poet Stevie Smith wrote a short poem, “Not Waving But Drowning,” composed of twelve lines broken up into three stanzas. The literal words of the poem leave the reader with the image of a distressed man, thrashing around in the sea as onlookers lying around on the beach watch but do not help, as they believe the frantic man is fooling around and waving...

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Shakespeare's use of metaphors in the play "As You Like It" with citations.

In his play, "As You Like It," and generally in all his writing William Shakespeare uses a lot of metaphors. In, "As You Like It," he has Rosalind who is disguised as boy named Ganymede use an interesting metaphor that explores the relationship between the consumption of time and the movement of a horse based on mood or pleasure. In my opinion the only reason that Rosalind ever uses the metaphor is to try to convince Orlando, the man she has fallen in love with and knows that he loves her, that she...

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An Analysis of Use of Metaphors in Research

Tea Party: a new metaphor for project managers An analysis of use of metaphors in research Submitted by: Ram Kumar Dhurkari (FPM/02/04/IT) Ankita Tandon (FPM/02/01/O) The use of metaphor in organizational research is to highlight features of a process by way of comparing and contrasting. The metaphor provides a method to analyze parallels between the metaphor and the organization...

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Literary Analysis

people in the church. The primary metaphor of this poem is religiously based in the sense people have determination to release their burdens with the desire of overcoming tribulations through prayer. Many smaller metaphors inside the poem leading the reader to believe there is faith veiled throughout. This metaphor is explained in this essay by many other small metaphors; Salt-stain is really tears, the vinyl is from the pews/benches in the church. How this metaphor references something manmade, the...

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The Kea speaks from Dunedin Botanical Gardens

“trapped” or restricted. By using the kea in the text, Frame is able to show the significance of the idea as the Kea compares the life of the readers to itself. Frame portrayed the importance of this idea through the use of connotative language, metaphors and contrasting language. Frame shows how people, including the readers, will not or do not reach their full potential due to being “trapped” or restricted is an important idea through connotative language. Connotative language was used in the...

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Metaphor for life essay,comparing life to a dresser

Metaphor for life There are an infinite number of ways for a person to describe their life. I think the best way is to use a metaphor. Many different metaphors can be used to explain an individual's world. Anything can be used as a comparison, from trees to furniture. My life would best be described as an everyday piece of furniture. This piece is unlike any other piece because of the things hidden inside. There are little cubby holes where objects of importance can be shoved away and hidden...

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Study Guide of Figurative Language

type of figurative language is used in this sentence? A) hyperbole B) metaphor C) personification D) simile 2. My father was the sun and the moon to me. What type of figurative language is used in this sentence? A) hyperbole B) simile C) metaphor D) personification 3. The rain seemed like an old friend who had finally found us. What type of figurative language is used in this sentence? A) onomatopoeia B) metaphor C) personification D) simile 4. "Smash", when the cup fell off the table...

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Critical Analysis of Robert Frost

but he may nevertheless look to the natural world for metaphors of his own condition.” (The Poetry Foundation). The purpose of this paper will be to explore the some of the pieces in which Frost’s use of nature as a metaphor or simile for the human condition, as well as identifying the theme that the human race is alone in the vast universe where it occurs. Perhaps the best example of this recurring theme and Frosts use of nature as a metaphor can be found in his poem “Nothing Gold Can Stay.” In...

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Deadly Unna

sanctuary for his Mum because it’s a place where she can be alone. The kids do not go there, so she can be alone and relax. This suggests that women do most of the chores and clean and do the house work. Chapter 13/14 18. The term "butterflies" is a metaphor. What does it mean? The term butterflies mean that you are feeling nervous. 19. Why are the football finals "always in Wangaroo"? What does this indicate about the facilities in Port? They are held in Wangaroo because they have second to...

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Search for my Tongue and Half-Caste

there are a variety of language features used such as personification, metaphors and repetition, which personally made descriptions in the poem more vivid. These techniques aided in making these poems more powerful and helped to effectively convey the messages that our identities are engraved in us and that we need to reconsider using the derogatory term ‘half-caste’ as it identifies people as ‘half’ people. Sujata Bhatt uses metaphors in the poem ‘Search for my Tongue’ to help the reader visualize the...

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Sonnet 130 - William Shakespeare "An Unconventional Love"

is assonance found in line one with the "i" sounds, "my," "eyes," and "like." The most notable feature about this sonnet is the frequent use of metaphors throughout the sonnet, but instead of using them in the conventional, romantic manner, he uses them against themselves. This sonnet has a strong element of satire, playing with conventional poetic metaphors. In the conventional manner, the mistress' eyes would be said to be like the sun, creating a link of the beauty of the sun with her eyes. Instead...

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Analysis of "I Have a Dream" Speech

comparing this (the emancipation proclamation) “momentous decree” to a “great beacon light” to those who had “been seared in the flames of withering injustice” in an example of a simile and then a metaphor. The metaphor is expanded to call the proclamation “a joyous daybreak” to a “long night.” The metaphors help prove King's point through contrasting two abstract concepts through tangible things. The last sentence of the second paragraph is the first of many references to the bible. In comparing Psalms...

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Poem Analysis of "Diving Into the Wreck"

102 30 October 2014 Diving into the Wreck Called Life While poems laced with metaphors can be hard to understand, reading into them deeper can create an even more beautiful story to be told. Adrienne Rich had a deeper story to tell through her poem “Diving into the Wreck.” Her story was more than scuba diving; it was a story of life and self-discovery while she remained ominous and mysterious; Rich hid behind her metaphors. Upon first reading “Diving into the Wreck” the auditor would not immediately...

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Rhetorical Analysis Essay

Kingston and Momaday manipulate language by using, metaphors, similes, and a unique style of writing to reflect on oral traditions. The purpose of Kingston’s passage is to reflect upon her ancestor’s mistake to establish her values as an American immigrant where as Momaday’s purpose is to remember his ancestry through his grandmother to remind future generations of their family’s traditions. In The Way to Rainy Mountain, Momaday used a metaphor comparing his grandmother to the Rainy Mountain. For...

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Poetry analysis: "America" by Tony Hoagland.

find messages underneath the surface, which cannot be seen by the naked eye. In literature this is sometimes done through the use of metaphors by using specific words when relating two inanimate objects. A writer might use metaphors in order to hide these messages and not be completely obvious. In the poem "America", by Tony Hoagland, specific diction is used in metaphors in order to expose corruption in American society. The poem begins with a " student" (1) symbolizing the innocence of the person...

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Oranization Machine vs Mind

are based on implicit images or metaphors that persuade us to see, understand, and imagine situations in partial ways. Metaphors create insight. But they also distort. They have strengths. But they also have limitations. In creating ways of seeing, they create ways of not seeing. Hence there can be no single theory or metaphor that gives an all-purpose point of view. There can be no 'correct theory' for structuring everything we do." Gareth Morgan. Metaphors create a method of thinking; it compares...

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Reflection on "I Have a Dream" Speech

his values. He valued the principle of all people no matter race, should be treated as equals. After reading and analyzing the speech; I made different observations about the speech, such as, cited documentation, imagery, repetition, similes, and metaphors. Dr. King uses these literary devices throughout his whole speech to persuade his listeners to nonviolence actions towards racism and unity. King had cited from the Emancipation Proclamation when he stated, “Five score years ago, in whose symbolic...

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Poem

Matches” “Those Winter Sundays” and “Paper Matches” are poems that came together to form the same qualities. However the two individual poems expresses it, in its own contrasting ways. Both “Those Winter Sundays” and “Paper Matches” intertwine metaphors into its work and the aspect of the under-appreciation of one party toward another. The poem “Those Winter Sundays” is of a grown adult looking back into his childhood. He remembers an event that led him to realize that he had not treated his...

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Robert Frost’s, “the Road Not Taken”: a Metaphor for Life, Now and Then

Often in poems, we are confronted with metaphors. Simply, a figure of speech where one thing is described in terms of another (Jacobs, 30). Butt there are also times where the whole poem is a metaphor, when a large metaphor functions as the controlling image of a piece of work. Such is the case in Robert Frost’s poem, The Road Not Taken. The expressed content of the poem is simply that of the speaker, Frost himself, out on a walk one day in a wooded area. As he is out walking, he arrives at...

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'Sea Fever' - Analysis

suggests an adventurous ocean that appeals to all five senses. Along with an adventurous ocean, "Sea Fever" also sets a mood of freedom through imagery of traveling gypsies. Perhaps, the most complex part of this poem is the use of personification and metaphor. These figures of speech go beyond the meter and imagery to compare life to a sea voyage and portray a strong longing for the sea. The two main themes of "Sea Fever" bring the reader closer to the sea and help the reader understand why the speaker...

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Peotry and Figurative Language

ensuring that their message has been passed to their intended audience. Imagery, rhymes, symbolism, among other ingredients of figurative language is among the commonly used stylistic devices that poets use. This paper seeks to identify imagery, metaphors, rhyme and structure in three specific poems and identifying the effect, which such figurative language has had on the content and the message of the poems. Robert Frost, The Road Not Taken This is a poem where the poet gives a description of...

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Austalian Poets

image is very important and has layers of meaning. He also often uses very harsh and violent imagery in his poems, which can be very shocking to the reader. Foulcher uses a range of techniques in his poems to communicate meaning, including similes, metaphors, personification and onomatopoeia. The poems that will be discussed in this essay are Martin and the Hand Grenade and Summer Rain The poem “Martin and the Hand Grenade” is set in a classroom. The action of the poem centres on a student, Martin...

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Wilfred Owen's Use of Imagery

Brelsford 11.5 ‘Discuss Owen’s use of visual and aural imagery in three of his poems’ Wilfred Owen was a famous anti-war poet from World War I. He wrote poems about his first-hand experiences during the war. Wilfred Owen uses personification, metaphors and similes, onomatopoeia, alliteration and assonance to increase the effectiveness of the messages he is trying to convey and to create a variety of visual and aural imagery. The use of these literary devices intensifies the dramatic effect of his...

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Analysis of “Uphill” by Christina Rossetti

faithful and provides faith for the hopeless. Rossetti's use of metaphors, symbols, and biblical allusions in "Uphill" conveys the idea of life and death and represents the difficult journey to salvation and the promise of eternal life in heaven. In "Uphill," Rossetti uses metaphors to invite the reader to draw comparisons between one's journey through life, death, and eternal rest. The first question and answer the speaker mentions is a metaphor to depict the road being traveled, conveying that it is difficult...

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The Phrase “Good Advice for Satan’s Kingdom”

death. This sort of weighing and balancing makes his style antithetical. 3) 3) In Bacon’s style there is an over luxuriance of figures of speech. Bacon is a past master of simile and metaphor. The fact is that Bacon’s mind was wonderfully quick in perceiving analogies of ass types. His similes and metaphors are telling. They strike, they charm and sometimes they thrill. As for example in the essay Of Truth Bacon writes: A mixture of falsehood is like alloy in coin of gold and silver which may...

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"Rising Five" by Norman Nicholson.

the use of metaphors, presenting imageries and symbols, using alliteration and emphasize for certain ideas and through the comparison of man and nature. The first stanza of the poem presents a conversation between the narrator and a young boy who is about to turn five years old. The child is desperate to sound older, "I'm rising five," "Not four," he said. The poet in this case presents a tensional on the negative part, "Not four," to reinforce the idea, the poet presents a metaphor, 'brimful of...

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Emily Dickinson Poetry

first- nor ever now-so sweet’, describing a prison as both miserable and sweet. This implies that although isolation may seem miserable at first, the privacy and exclusion will eventually grow on you and you begin to appreciate it. The reoccurring metaphor of a prison being the persona’s room is explored when she says ‘A geometric joy’, which suggests that the square shape of a room and its limited circuit brings contentment and comfort to the persona. In the fourth and fifth stanza, the idea that...

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The Assessment of Language

There are numerous metaphors and similes throughout the three pieces. In O Pioneers! Cather gives a vivid description of the land, but it’s actually a metaphor; The hedgerows and trees are scarcely perceptible against the bare earth, whose slaty hue they have taken on. The ground is frozen so hard hat it bruises the foot to walk in the roads or in the ploughed fields. Il is like an iron country, and the spirit is oppressed by it rigor and melancholy. (73) This is a metaphor for Marie Shabata. While...

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Metaphors

Approaches to metaphor: Structure, classifications, cognate phenomena HELEN V. SHELESTIUK Abstract The article aspires to present a systematized view on the contemporary understanding of metaphor essence and structure, reviews various classifications of metaphor, and discusses cognate ‘similarity-based’ phenomena in natural language. The opposing views on metaphor as a three- and twocomponent structure are reconciled in the article through the analysis of di¤erent kinds of metaphors. Three types...

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TMA01 Plan MattBrayshaw

language contains language features which are found in and more commonly associated with literary works. Examples pattern reforming / taking language and adapting it – example 1 – pun on the word reason / raisin – food preparation; extension of metaphor of “cold” to “deep freeze” describe poor relationships (example 3); manipulating idioms to produce new forms “puts all her socialist carts before the horses” (Example 4); even creation of new words “crawly” example 7. Effect…enjoyment / laughter;...

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Poetry V Short Stories

direct in their language, using fewer poetic devices than the traditional poets. Universal themes span across different time periods, however, the language used to convey these themes varies greatly. For example, in the traditional poems there is metaphor, structure, rhyme scheme, symbolism, personification, and imagery, whereas in the contemporary poems there are similes, and imagery. “The Road Not Taken” has the theme of making decisions that are right for you individually not everybody else, because...

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Similarities and Differences between the Poem Dulce Et Decorum Est and Charge of the Light Brigade

atmosphere of the battlefield with the flares flying in the air. He also uses the word “haunting” to suggest the men are haunted by what they have seen; this would also make the reader feel agitated. Owen uses metaphors to show the reader how horrible war can be. “Men marched asleep”. This metaphor is used to show the reader that the soldiers are worn out, that they are crawling off the front line of the battlefield. Owen puts the first stanza in past tense to put the reader in the soldier’s shoes. ...

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The Drowner

Lloyd, and his journey from England through, Africa, to Western Australia. Poetic Language, in particular symbolism, imagery and metaphors, are extensively used to construct and juxtapose settings, characters and their relationships. The title of the novel can be interpreted both on a literal and metaphorical level, which clearly establishes water as a motif and metaphor throughout the novel. ‘Drowning’ refers to the act of controlling the flow of water, and is done by a ‘Drowner’ who is a rural...

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Welcome Stranger (English Belonging Related Text)

and features relevant to the concept of belonging: Form and structure: argument, narrative, interview... Feature Article Literary techniques: register, alliteration, similes, contrast, repetition, metaphors... Rhetorical question, imagery, appeal to emotions, alliteration, high modality, metaphor. Visual techniques: colour, layout, reading paths/vectors, modality, camera angles, colour, sound None Quotation Technique Effect How it represents belonging Do you give much thought...

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My Mistress’s Eyes Are Nothing Like the Sun

poet’s use of simile, metaphor, and personification throughout the poem. SIMILE: “My mistress’s eyes are nothing like the sun; (line1)” The poet compares his beloved one’s eyes with the sun. “And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare; As any she belied° with false compare (line 13/14)” Here the poet says that he loves his mistress so much that he didn’t want to make false comparisons. He loves her just the way she is as a person. A simile is used to underline a metaphor so that the reader can...

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literary analysis of "To The Evening Star" by William Blake

hand imagination is central to Blake’s poetry. A good example to apply these concepts is Blake’s poem “To The Evening Star”, which was published in 1783 in his book Poetical Sketches. In “To the Evening Star” William Blake uses Biblical symbolism, metaphors and personification to evoke images in the mind’s eye. Readers are familiar with those images of a night scenery and of Biblical scenes which make it easier to grasp the transcendental meaning of the religious subject of the poem: asking a godlike...

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Maestro Essay

myriad of language techniques for instance metaphors, repetition, oxymoron’s and juxtaposition which create visual images towards their audience. Goldsworthy’s ‘Maestro’ is a fictional novel about growing up in Australia and seeking to be a performer in music whereas Don McLean’s ‘Starry Night’, is a five verse song dedicated to the life of Vincent Van Gogh, particularly his painting ‘A Starry Night’. Goldsworthy successfully uses a variety of metaphors to create realistic and original images...

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To His Coy Mistress

that they must squeeze their joys to the present because there is no time to be coy and aloof. LANGUAGE: Figurative The poet uses figurative language to add feeling and mood to what he wants to say to his mistress. Many words such as similes, metaphors, and words that demonstrate personification, are used throughout the poem in order to convince this lady to do as we wants. TONE: • 1º and 3º Stanza: Comic The author compliments her, while being comical and playful to have her trust him...

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Critical Thinking Assignment

argue this as a factor of disagreement. Metaphor. A standard definition of metaphor is simple “an implied comparison between two things (Kirby & Goodpaster, 2007, p. 97). A metaphor is where there are two things that are compared and may be in common, but that are not alike. For example, “He was a tornado, blasting his way through the opposing team” (Test Designer, 2012). There is not an actual tornado blasting through players on a team. What this metaphor is implying is where there is a sportsman...

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Essay of Sayeed Abubakar

Overall, the diction in each stanza, lines express the overall mood of hatred. Multiple lines use various types of figure of speech, such as metaphors and similes. Not only is its sole purpose is to make the poem sound more creative, it also continues to build off the central theme of hatred. The diction Abubakar implement into each line builds his clever metaphors and similes. “When people detest war and death like a dead rotten rat that spreads intolerable bad smell” (Abubakar 1). This line compares...

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Not Waving but Drowning

In addition to the factor of different voices, there is also the use of figurative language. This poem uses alliterations and metaphors that perfectly help the reader to understand the situations. There is alliteration introduced in the first stanza by the first voice or “the dead man” and says: “I was much further out than you thought” (line 3), which can be a metaphor too further in the poem. If analyzing it literarily it means that the man was too far out on the sea, where the water is furious...

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Compare the Ways in Which Larkin and Abse Discuss the Subject of Death in Their Poems

fashion, taking ‘poor souls’ from their average everyday life, in the ambulances case, taking them to hospital. In the case of death they are often taken from life altogether. Larkin’s metaphor of ambulances lingers throughout the entire poem, much like the message of death. Alternatively however when looking at the metaphor as something symbolic we can see how more precise links to death. For example the ambulance is a form of both literal and metaphoric meaning. In a literal way is precedes a journey...

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Figurative Language in Romeo and Juliet

every masterpiece presented by this praised artist, the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet remains unsurpassed in skill and prolific utilization of figurative language, including numerous direct comparisons such as metaphors and similes, puns, and personification as well. Initially, similes and metaphors subsist throughout Shakespeare’s tragic play due to his unprecedented ability to formulate effectual direct comparisons, usually concerning love and beauty. “As daylight doth a lamp; her eyes in heaven would...

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Poems of Wwi

they be interpreted by different readers? Focus of the Text The focus of this written task was to show understanding of war language and how this language works. For example there are a couple of things that often recur in war language such as metaphors and simile. However, these two stylistic devices can be used in both a positive (Jessie Pope) and a negative (Wilfred Owen) way. This causes the perception the audience gets from the poem to be different. Intro Message Tone Audience ...

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The Conflict Within - Joy Luck Club

prodigy despite June’s obvious lack of musical talent. This causes June to question herself and triggers inner conflict. Tan uses metaphors, similes and imagery within her work to evoke many of the readers’ feelings and senses. Through figurative language Tan portrays Jing Mei “June” Woo’s character and inner conflict within The Joy Luck Club. Tan often uses metaphors to introduce character and inner conflict within Jing-Mei “June” Woo. In the following quote Tan shows the aspirations of Jing-Mei...

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Poetry Essay on Dickinson's "There Is No Frigate Like a Book"

Thesis Statement Emily Dickinson’s poem “There is no Frigate like a Book” is a great example of the use of metaphor in poetry. The poem utilizes the theme of escape in describing how a book can carry a person away from reality. In using these metaphors, Dickinson is able to describe in only eight lines the power of literature and poetry on a person’s life. Outline 1. Introduction a. Thesis Statement 2. Theme a. Theme of the poem b. Poem’s setting c. Significance of the title to...

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YA N T 4. Z H E L D Y O C TA V I A WHAT IS IT?? • Metaphors tend to provoke thought and feeling to a greater extent than more literal descriptions do. Examples :  “My mother’s face curdled” [Metaphor (kiasan)] Curdled : signalled distaste and trepidation. Curdled : The writers express and the readers should work out their meaning; they should be able to imagine.  “My mother grimaced” [Literal (harfiah/nyata)] “Like a picture, a metaphor displays rather than describes it’s  content.”­Stern...

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Langston Hugh's "The Negro Speaks of Rivers"

because of its great variety of metaphors and similes, his vast allusions and creative personification, and brilliant use of symbolic meaning. Langston Hughes shows a great variety of metaphors and similes in his poem, “The Negro Speaks of Rivers”. One example would be in lines one and two of the poem where it says, “ I’ve known rivers/ I’ve known rivers ancient as the world and older than the flow of human blood /in human veins” (1-2). This is an extended metaphor and when interpreting these two...

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The simile: Like a beaming, proud mother's eye As difficult as is the "mother-child" motif at the end of the second sentence, the difficulty is only compounded by its continued reference at the beginning of the next sentence. The functional metaphor: drenches This figure of speech works--one of only two that do! The comparison is between the function of the "sun" and the function of "water." In other words, just as the water drenches the earth with rain, the sun drenches the earth with warmth;...

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Hills Like White Elephants

reason why Ernest Hemingway portrayed abortion the way he did was because in 1927, abortion was something that nobody really talked about. It was a something that would be looked down upon. So he writes “Hills Like White Elephants” with multiple metaphors to mask the idea of abortion. Not one time does the man or the woman say the word “abortion.” The man goes through everything that the girl says in his mind and takes the literal meaning of her words. On the other hand, the girl says almost everything...

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