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The Silken Tent

depiction of the author’s view for the character of his beloved woman. Frost uses different figures of speech to convey the importance of woman, by showing the audience her strength and beauty of her independence. The entire poem itself is an ongoing metaphor, a clever comparison of the strong woman to a silken tent, “She is as in a field a silken tent” (1) . The use of imagery helps to describe the strength and confidence that this woman has in herself, and shows how much he admires this about his...

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Okefenokee Swamp

Passage two .In writing two essays on the Okefenokee Swamp, the first in 1988 and the latter in 1990, the author uses two contrasting styles to assert his or her personification of the swamp. In order to personify the swamp, juxtaposition, as well as metaphors and similes, are used. Placing two sharply contrasting paragraphs next to each other exemplifies the personification; after reading the first paragraph, simply didactic in style, the second paragraph bursts with imagery and gives the life to the...

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Dulce Et Decorum Est

the horrors of war. This, poem in particular, highlights the horrors of such a situation through the life of a soldier. In the poem, we are presented with the setting of a battlefield where the author uses metaphors and similes to describe the trepidations of war. It is this utilization of metaphors and similes - and its link to the theme of the poem – that makes this poem significant, and helps the reader to imagine what is being described. * Written in four stanzas, the poet conveys his feelings...

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Poem And Summary Paper

July 23, 2012 Erich Sysak The Elements of Poetry There are many different, distinctive elements that make up a poem. However many or few can be used as necessary at any specific time by a writer. These parts of a poem consist of imagery, metaphors, rhyme, and structure. A few of these can be seen in Lewis Carroll’s, “Jabberwocky”, Craig Raine’s, “A Martian Sends a Postcard Home”, and R. S. Gwynn’s, “Shakespearean Sonnet”. These poems also offer examples of figurative language. According...

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Can Having a Dream Make a Difference in Society

pass…” This metaphor is full of nothing but diction conveying that the Negros hardship will not go unheard. People will feel through the power of words what Negros have been through for so many years. “Crippled by the manacles of segregation” explains one of many hardships that all had to face but mostly blacks. This also is a metaphor which is in other words known as figurative language. Branch 3 Figurative language is a sum of many rhetorical devices including similes and metaphors. In his speech...

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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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Figures of Speech

meaning familiar to the reader. Some important figures of speech are: simile, metaphor, personification, hyperbole and symbol. Adjunction: Adjunction refers to a clause or a phrase, usually a verb, that is added at the beginning of a sentence. Here are a few examples of adjunction; Sings the bird as we walk on by. Good it is that fights the master with his dark lord, Allegory: This figure of speech is an extended metaphor where the characters or actions in a literary work have a more imaginative...

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Compare Two Poems in Which the Poets Explore Attitudes to Death. How Do the Poets Use Language to Emphasise? These Attitudes?

point of view of a dying mans best friend. It uses a lots of metaphors and I think this makes the poem very effective and clever. The first stanza of the poem explains about gravity and its significance to us. 'Gravity is one of the oldest tricks in the book' This explains that it’s been around for a long time and everyone knows about it and they will all eventually die. “Let go of the book and it abseils to the ground” This is a metaphor and it uses the book as your life and once you’ve dropped it...

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In a Dark Time

comes to the revelation that he must face his darkest hour in order to achieve this unity. Roethke himself went through a mental struggle, giving the reader a better sense of the speaker’s voice. With Its somber tone, vivid imagery, and crucial metaphors Roethke forms a poem with endless literary elements; gracefully choosing his word order to depict this mental progression while maintaining its theme. Roethke’s past and mental struggles throughout his life suggest that in this poem, the...

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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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