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 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 with...

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When Death Comes By Mary Oliver Analysis

her strong, confident, and brave feelings. This poem had inspired me to live my life to the fullest and do things that will not leave myself any regrets when death comes for me later on. In Mary Oliver’s “When Death Comes”, the speaker uses persona, simile, and repetition to show how the woman in the poem was prepare for death even though she knows it will come for her one day. The speaker is the persona of this poem, its persona gives reader ideas about the woman was prepare when death comes, so she...

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Peter Skrzynecki Poem Analysis

immigrants have no control over their fates, they do not understand the situation and the system. Helpless, dislocated feeling Homing pigeon simile emphasizes the instinctive need to find someone or something familiar in a foreign setting to feel at home. Repeated image of migratory birds shows need for comfort of a home and distance travelled Bird image repeated in simile ‘birds of passage’: impermanence of existence, no settling down, unaware of what direction and time they will take ‘Barrier at the main...

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puritan vs contemporary

her husband. Also, the metaphor "It's like watching the night sky / Or a beautiful sunrise" (Mraz 5), explains looking at his partner is like looking at a sunrise that simply radiates beauty. Although the first line uses "like" which makes it a simile, the second line does not so it is a metaphor. Since neither of these instances use "like" or "as" they are both considered metaphors. A metaphor has a definite definition, it has never changed over time and never will. These two stories use the...

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Fahrenheit 451 Imagery Analysis

set in a futuristic American society. The main character, Guy Montag, is a firefighter but not just any firefighter. In this future world books are burned, and the firefighters are responsible for burning books. Between the use of metaphors and similes Bradbury illustrates and embeds a clear understanding of what this future society would be like as well as presents the vivid imagery which can be seen through these two literary elements. Through the use of metaphors, Bradbury is able to further...

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Comparative Literary Analysis of Owen's Dulce et Decorum Est and Braymer Five Day Requiem for Vietnam

is still felt through poetry. While “Dulce et Decorum Est” by Wilfred Owen and “Five Day Requiem for Vietnam” by Nan Braymer both use dramatic diction to convey the theme that individuals should accept responsibility for their actions, Owen favors similes to express the agony of the soldiers and Braymer utilizes metaphor to communicate the government’s conflict of being a powerful but moral entity. Owen employs dramatic diction to grab the reader’s attention in order to express that individuals should...

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Stiff Essay

produce a humorous effect. One more strategy that the author uses is imagery, which includes numerous uses of simile. Simile is found on page 21, "Dissection and surgical instruction, like meat-eating, requires a carefully maintained set of illusions and denial." (Roach 21). In this selection, the author compares dissection with eating meat to show a new perspective on the subject. She uses simile again, only a few pages later, “The heads look like rubber Halloween masks.” (Roach 23). Again she uses this...

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Ms Mg

the sky’ and are surprised that instead it is ‘on its back, wings outstretched’ and now the embodiment of defeat. The predatory nature of the bird is conveyed by the metaphor that describes the bird as having ‘target eyes rimmed in blood’ and the simile ‘beak like open secateurs’. It is clear that this bird is dangerous and in fact it ‘threatens’ the persona. The language chosen is highly evocative and emotive and paints an image of a cruel and efficient killing machine. At this point the responder...

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

“Dulce...” is a strong, graphical poem which is shown in a sarcastic way. The title “Dulce et Decorum est” is very ironic as it means it is a sweet and honourable thing to die for ones country. The first line of the poem is very unusual as he uses a simile to describe the men, “Bent double, like old baggers under sacks”. Owen uses this phrase to make the reader feel as if the men have been changed by war into animals. Owen uses the line “Till on the haunting flares we turned our backs” to put an image...

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Metaphors for War

you in the tale of the soldiers of the book. If you take the time to appreciate what the author writes by using metaphors the story will be more enjoyable. Understanding metaphors is not always easy, many people get similes and metaphors mixed up. A simile is nothing more then a baby metaphor. You must be able to pick out a metaphor in the story, no matter how minuscule. For even though it may appear small, it might be a lead to another far bigger metaphor. Through this, the...

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