"Simile" Essays and Research Papers


 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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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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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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Simile Examples Simile

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 the...

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Use of Imagery and Figurative Language in “Facing It” by Yusef Komunyakaa

all others that were involved. In the middle of the poem, the speaker arrives at the number of casualties from the war. When he reads this number he can’t believe that he is still alive. As he reads down the names he uses the visual imagery and simile to describe how he expected to find his own name in “letters like smoke” (line 16). This helps the reader understand how lucky the speaker felt about somehow escaping the war still alive. As he goes down the list of names he comes across one in...

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Reflection on "I Have a Dream" Speech

calling solely on 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,...

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Doctor in the house

text is emotionally moving, and some details produce an emotional reaction. There are a lot of epithets, metaphors, similes, hyperboles, metonymies and etc. For example by a simile “the final examinations are something like death” the Author shows condition of a student before an examination, “like a prize-fighter” also shows a contest, then the author compares, using the simile, the students that want to produce a certain impression and looking at professor like the “impressionable music enthusiasts...

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Figurative Language vs. Literal Language

Compare two nouns that are unlike, introduce it with “like or as” and you have a simile. Writers often use similes to make descriptions more emphatic, vivid or to make use of irony or sarcasm. “You are as cold as ice” or “they fought like cats and dogs,” are examples of similes’. Many similes are overused and betray a lack of original thought. Be sure to carefully use well known similes. Understanding when and how to use a simile will help to understand the language and writings that contains them. A cliché...

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Hearts Club Similes and Metaphors Some analogies are similes and some are metaphors. A simile is where two things are compared while a metaphor is where unlike things have something in common. Similies A simile compares two things using the words “as” or “like.” An example of a simile would be “you are as stubborn as a mule” which means to convey the fact that you are being very stubborn. Another example would be “He is as blind as a bat” meaning he doesn’t see very well. Similes are widely used...

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The Conflict Within - Joy Luck Club

the novel a character named Jing-Mei is born in America. Her mother, Suyuan, longs for her to be a piano 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...

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The Phrase “Good Advice for Satan’s Kingdom”

remembrance of 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...

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Rhetorical Analysis Essay

American roots inspiring him to write about his indigenous history and Maxine Hong Kingston, a first-generation Chinese American who was inspired by the struggles of her emigrant family. 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...

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William Wordsworth

primarily on the relationship between inner life with the outer world. William Wordsworth uses literary devices such as personification, similes, and the impressions nature makes on him to show the importance of the relationship that man should have with nature. Personification is used to make it easier for his readers to relate themselves to nature. The use of similes demonstrates the importance of experiencing nature as if it were oneself because it allows one to experience nature on a different level...

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'Sea Fever' - Analysis

four, the sea is personified when the water's surface is referred to as the "sea's face". In addition to personification, Masefield uses several similes and metaphors that increase the effectiveness of the already strong imagery. The simile "the winds like a whetted knife", appeals to the senses and helps the reader feel the cold wind blowing. The similes and metaphors seen in "Sea Fever" are easily recognized, but their meanings and implications may be viewed as anything but shallow or irrelevant...

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The Unveiling of Roger Chillingworth

and connotations relating to both leeches and Satan. Together these literary techniques develop Chillingworth’s mutation from an upstanding citizen to a devilish bloodsucker and depict his relentless obsession with vengeance. Hawthorne integrates similes and metaphors into his unveiling of Chillingworth as a less righteous man than originally believed to aid characterization. His examination of Dimmesdale is begun “with the severe and equal integrity of a judge, desirous only of truth, even as if...

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Wilfred Owen's Use of Imagery

‘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 poetry and...

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Figurative Language in Romeo and Juliet

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 through the airy region stream so bright” (20-21). Shakespeare’s similes constitute a wide variety of dazzling originality and expression through...

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Elizabeth Bishop's "The Fish"

be gruesome and overly-descriptive, it leaves many questions for the reader. In Elizabeth Bishop’s poem, “The Fish” she uses similes, adjectives, and imagery to show the significance of inner beauty in people. During the poem, a reader can notice lots of smiles in order to describe the fish. Throughout the poem Bishop vividly describes the fish to the reader, and similes help make the poem more descriptive. A perfect example of this is when Bishop writes, “here and there his brown skin hung in...

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Critical Thinking Assignment

statement in terms that a person might be harmful or hurtful as a tornado is on land. Simile. A simile is a figure of speech where two, unlike things are compared, generally by using the word “like” or “as” (Your Dictionary, n.d.). One might make the statement “He is as hungry as a horse”. This simile is stating that a person is hungry for food. Many writers, poets, and songwriters use similes. Another simile example would be when a person states, “they are blind as a bat”. This does not mean...

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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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author’s use of similes, metaphors, and imagery describes the setting and characters in a way that reflects the narrator’s stage in life. In doing this, the story flows perfectly with the three themes presented above. In the story, the author describes the scene from the point of view of a 19 year old sales clerk working in a small town grocery store. First he describes the narrator’s object of interest and other characters in a similar fashion with the use of imagery and similes. “She was the queen...

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War Poet Wilfred Owen: Poems of Compassion

writes of "haunting flares", encouraging his audience to understand the omnipresence of danger from which they are always running. Images of death are also constant. Owen describes soldiers “drowning", in mustard gas and “coughing like hags”; his simile opposing the image of strength the reader normally associates with soldiers and emphasises their weak and powerless state of being. This is continued when Owen states “Men marched asleep. Many had lost their boots/ but limped on, blood-shod.” This...

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Poems of Wwi

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 Conclusion ...

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Comparative Essay Between Firstlove and Sex Without Love

with ice-skaters, which gives us an image of coldness, but this does not mean that this poem is less profound because even though the theme is superficial and cold, the author describes it in a very detailed and profound way through metaphors and similes. In this poem the author leaves all the feelings and emotions behind, and talks about how superficial and cold are the people that can "...make love without love."(l.1) In this poem the persona starts by saying "How do they do it, the ones who make...

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Horror and Figurative Language in "The Tell Tale Heart"

disconcerting enough, Poe creates even more terror in "The Tell-Tale Heart" through his adept use of similes, metaphors, and irony. Edgar Allan Poe uses a variety of figurative language, such as similes, to produce a cadaverous mood in "The Tell-Tale Heart." When Poe writes, "One of his eyes resembled that of a vulture- a pale blue eye, with a film over it," (Poe, paragraph 2, page 354) he creates a morbid simile in which the old man's pale blue eye with a film over it is compared to a vulture's eye using...

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Essay Comparing Two Poems

Dymond the writer uses a range of different languages. For example, similes are used a lot, like in stanza fourteen there are two similes, they are; her skin was soft as sable, and her eyes were wide as day. Whereas in John Lomas, there is only one simile in the whole ballad, that simile is; my conscience did like fuel burn. That simile is in stanza nine. In comparison Charlotte Dymond has four similes and John Lomas has one. Similes are when you say something is like another thing or when someone says...

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Analysis 1 Doctor in the house

we expect our death. The author drops us a hint at the very first sentence using the simile “like death”. Moreover, to express brightly the way the students see the examination the author compare it with a contest or a boxing match, using such stylistic devises as an extended metaphor “they are straight contest between himself [a student] and the examiners, conducted on well-established rules for both”, a simile like a prize-fighter, an epithet a fighting spirit. It should be added that the author...

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Linguistic Analysis Gift of the Magi

piled up in the basement parenthesis, Jim would have pulled out his watch every time he passed, just to see him pluck at his beard from envy. So now Della's beautiful hair fell about her, rippling and shining like a cascade of brown waters simile. It reached below her knee and made itself almost a garment for her metaphor...On went her old brown jacket; on went her old brown hat parallelism. With a whirl of skirts and with anaphora the brilliant sparkle still in her eyes, she fluttered out...

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Literary Devices

‘as’ to make comparisons. Metaphors allow us to use fewer words and force the reader or listener to find the similarities. For example, “The assignment was a breeze.” 4. Simile A simile is a figure of speech that directly compares two different things, usually by employing the words "like" or "as". We can use similes to make descriptions more emphatic or vivid. For example, “She dealt with moral problems as a cleaver deals with meat.” 5. Oxymoron This is a part of speech that combines...

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Essay on The Bench

exaggerated description of her bruises which gives it a more fun twist. There is a use of allusion when the narrator’s best friend Barbie says she is like Ruby Tuesday in a song by the Rolling Stones, and this is also an example of simile. Some other examples of simile are when the narrator compares the bench to an older cousin p. 8 l. 21 and her stomach to a watermelon p. 11 l. 151. The bench (and other benches) is given personifying traits when the narrator says that benches do not care if you have...

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Analysis Of The Extract Doctor In The House Written By R Gor

observe how many stylistic devices are used by Gordon to describe the concept of examination. The author employs conceptual metaphor to compare exam with death and develop this metaphor throughout all the narration. In the very beginning the direct simile to death is given “To medical students the final examinations are something like a death”. Then Gordon mentions death telling about students’ superstition “To speak of falling is a bad taste. It’s the same idea as talking about passing away and going...

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Figurative Language Versus Literal Language

Many music artists use metaphors in their songs. Think of John Mayer’s “her body is a wonderland”. Simile A simile is an analogy that compares two things that are alike in one way. To help you identify a simile, know that the words “like” or “as” are always used. For example, to say that a baby is “cute as a button” or to say that someone is “quiet as a mouse” are use of similes. Simile’s make a conversation more enjoyable. To be able to compare something or someone to an object...

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Metaphor and William Carlos Williams

except confuse me. Describe how either simile or metaphor is used in one of the assigned poems from Chapter 21, Figures of Speech. “Jump Cabling” is a short poem by Linda Pastan in which she uses smiles and metaphors in a jeu d’esprit. She describes this ordeal she endured while she was getting her car jumped in which she basically puts and relates here procedure to a relationship. She uses the metaphors more often than similes to relate with only one simile being used in the sixth line. She relates...

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blackberry picking

rotted away due to the fermentation of the picked berries. Through this ordinary depiction of fruit rotting, the author illustrates the theme of human aging and mortality. The author expresses this theme through a sequence of events, using allusions, similes, and every aspect of imagery. In this poem there was only one primary allusion that contributed to the description of the theme that we all are mortal which is to Bluebeard (line 16). Bluebeard is a mythical fairytale pirate who cold bloodily murdered...

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Jk Lki Hjk Hkjg H Nknm,

sucked in and now feel what the narrator feels. They now experience what the narrator experiences. Style and language in The Tell Tale Heart is another story element that Poe uses to create his atmosphere of horror and tension. His use of metaphors, similes, personification, alliteration, punctuation and dictation help make the story so spine-chilling and blood-curdling. Without theses story elements Poe’s tale would not be what it has come to be. Metaphors are used to help people understand something...

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Rhetorical Devices and Literary Techniques

sketched out. The speaker is trying to show that duty is not the only or even the most important virtue. Imagery and Figurative Language Simile Her eyes were like stars. Her eyes are literally human eyes. Figuratively, they are being compared to stars, meaning, most likely, that they are bright and shiny and cause wonderment. This is an example of a simile. Similes use like and as to make explicit comparisons between unlike things, such as eyes and stars. Metaphor Her eyes were pools of liquid light...

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The Nature of Things

nature to symbolize feelings or thoughts in a poem or short story gives the reader an idea of what the author is describing, but it also gives them a picture to imagine as they read. The Oak by Tennyson might symbolize strength and wisdom and uses simile style to describe an object. The Road not Taken by Frost might symbolize the way certain choices affect our lives and uses a persona to reflect the characters thoughts. Both are poems and use the natural elements to describe how they are feeling...

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The Crossing

McCarthy’s novel The Crossing, there is a dramatic sequence described by the narrator. The author uses many different techniques to convey the impact of the experience on the narrator. Some of these such techniques are: repetition, diction, and simile. Of the aforementioned techniques, the most obvious is repetition. The author uses the word “and” a total of thirty-three times. However, the simple usage of the word is not what is to be noticed. It is the placement of the word...

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Folk Hero

Tolcher How are gender stereotypes explored? SUPPORTING TECHNIQUE QUOTE EFFECT & LINK TO GENDER STEREOTYPES Imagery/simile “The senior gathered in clumps, pale faces turning inwards each mirroring the other’s shock, small whirlpools of silence in the noisy ocean of the great quadrangle.” Shows how the seniors (assuming they are boys) are grieving the loss of M’Gill. The simile evokes a sound imagery of how the quadrangle is “noisy” however; the grieving students are silently in the corner. Imagery/active...

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Should we read romeo and juliet in school

curriculum to teach the students and sometimes its hard to fit it all in. Rather than teaching the students what similes and metaphors are, students can read Romeo and Juliet and have perfect examples right in front of them while not wasting any time. While reading Romeo and Juliet you may notice that Romeo is a romantic and he loves using metaphors and similes to compare Juliet to celestial objects. You may ask so what? Well Romeo is one of the main characters which means...

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Langston Hugh's "The Negro Speaks of Rivers"

Negro Speaks of Rives”. The topic of the poem is talking about African American pride and equality. Hughes’s poem is famous 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...

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The Rover by Aphra Behn: Analysis of a Fragment

Bough, Billing the next kind She that flies to meet me; Yet after all cou’d build my Nest with thee”: here he is comparing himself with a bird, which is an animal and precisely because of that it is free from the burden of the human conscience. This simile is his excuse for being erratic and childish about his life in general, because birds represent freedom. Then, there is a metaphor in the words “Grove” and “Bough”, which represent beds, and “Nest”, which means compromise or monogamy. ANGELICA...

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My Mistress’s Eyes Are Nothing Like the Sun

5. Comment on the 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...

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The Things They Carried

sketched out. The speaker is trying to show that duty is not the only or even the most important virtue. Imagery and Figurative Language Simile Her eyes were like stars. Her eyes are literally human eyes. Figuratively, they are being compared to stars, meaning, most likely, that they are bright and shiny and cause wonderment. This is an example of a simile. Similes use like and as to make explicit comparisons between unlike things, such as eyes and stars. Metaphor Her eyes were pools of liquid light...

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Flying at Night

represents the connectivity that Kooser is trying to express in his poem. Throughout his poem, Kooser utilizes many aspects of poetry to convey and support his overall message. By using many poetic devices such as various sound devices, metaphors, similes and by including a distinct setting and mood in poem, Kooser is successfully able to enlighten his reader. Throughout “Flying at Night” Kooser utilizes the setting of an Airplane to present the reader with a very unique perspective that would...

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Analysis of Doctor in the house

invigilator was placed. Another vivid example is the simile of viva waiting room to the condemned cell, which seemed incredibly accurate to the student but to the reader it only proved how very afraid of viva the narrator was. For example by a simile “the final examinations are something like death” the author shows condition of a student before an examination as close to death, “like a prize-fighter” also shows a contest, then the author compares, using the simile, the students that want to produce a certain...

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warmth. Just beneath the sparkling surface of the water, minnows shoot from rock to rock like silver darts thrust like scattershot by some unseen hand. The simile: like a mother's enfolding arms reaching out to caress her sleeping child No further clarity of image is provided in the second sentence by the last phrase. In fact, the simile of the "mother and child" is so powerful emotionally as to shift the entire focus from a description of nature to one of the most sentimental images in the world--the...

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Anne Sexton's "Cinderella"

"Cinderella" Analysis Through literary devices such as simile, repetition and symbolism, Anne Sexton delivers the message that there is no way to live "happily ever after." Using four short stories as a lead in, Sexton makes powerful arguments about society by creating the symbol of the dove and alluding to the story of Cinderella. For Sexton there is no Cinderella, there is no prince charming, and there is no happy ending. However, through "Cinderella," she argues that the "happy ever after" ending...

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Profile Essay Description

important physical characteristics, mannerisms, and personality traits, especially those which help make the subject unique. Write about these singular traits in such as way as to help the reader visualize the person. Similes and metaphors are an excellent way to illustrate important features. For example, if your subject has a strong, confident walk, you could say “He moved through the halls like a king, with poise, self ‐ assurance...

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"The Clique" Book Review

learn that we shouldn’t give up even if we fail in our first shot. This book is in the third person point of view and contains personification, similes and metaphors. I highly recommend this book to my friends because it’s enjoyable and easy to read with fun dramas in it. This book is in the third person point of view and contains personification, similes and metaphors. ...

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My Mistress's Eyes Are Nothing Like the Sun

Somewhat more like wires. This is another way in which the speaker leans away from the “common” poetry writing during that time making this poem unusual. Shakespeare uses similes, metaphors and personification to create imagery. He uses similes in the first two lines to depict the appearance of the woman. Similes are a comparison that uses the word “like” or “as”. Line 1 “My mistress’s eyes are nothing like the sun” and line 2 “Coral is far more red than her lip’s red” (Shakespeare W. My...

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A Life's Music

to want to fight, they ‘beat a path’ through a mass of people, they are provoking the people to stand up say something about their behaviour. Furthermore at the end of the passage Makine uses simile to further enhance his tone of violence; “(I)t looks like a battlefield strewn with dead…” (P.6 L.45) This simile really ties a bow on the tone, at this point there is no longer the possibility for there to be doubt over the tone. You are given such an image of violence this mass of people at the train...

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Irony and Original High School

trait, or action, by associating it with a human quality. Examples of personification are: The picture in that magazine screamed for attention. The carved pumpkin smiled at Me. SIMILE A simile is similar to a metaphor. However, here, a reference between two concepts is made by using the terms 'like' or 'as'. Some simile examples are: Cause she looks like a flower but she stings like a bee Like every girl in history. - Ricky Martin (She Bangs) George felt as worn out as an old joke that was never...

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Seven Ages of Man analysis

devices such as alliteration and similes attribute to the gloomy mood of the poem. Shakespeare uses alliteration numerous times like, “quick in quarrel, plays his part, and shrunk shank.” The use of alliteration directs the reader’s attention to the tone and mood of the speaker allowing the reader to infer that the mood is gloomy because unique sounds give certain feelings. Another poetic device Shakespeare uses is simile when describing the ages of man. Certain similes such as “creeping like snail”...

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River Runs Through It

money or anything?” Norman describes Paul’s response, “He acted as if his father had offered to help him to a bowl of oatmeal.” Pauls father is not physically sitting there trying to force him to eat oatmeal like a little kid. The author uses a simile to express to the reader Normans perception of Pauls reaction to help. As a kid, pauls father would try to force him to eat oatmeal, and he would refuse. He would do this because he did not need oatmeal, and he also does not need help. He refuses...

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Essay About Belonging

Museum’ by using such techniques as similes metaphors and person pronouns and I, Frank McCourt, communicate my ideas on belonging in my biographical novel, ‘Angela’s Ashes’, through the use of analogy and allusion. By using similes it allows Skrzynecki to articulate the connection that he had had to the house at ‘10 Mary Street’ to the audience. ‘…shut the house like a well-oiled lock…’ portrays the security Skrzynecki had felt within the house. This simile helps the audience to visualise the...

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Bruce Dawe Themes

the theme of parent’s loving their daughter indefinitely by using a variety of poetic techniques such as metaphor, simile and rhetorical question. By using these remarkable techniques it aids the readers in fully acknowledge the love the persona has for his daughter. Initially, the poet employs similes in order to demonstrate his theme of parental love. For example he uses the simile “… your life shines like a jewel, each relapse a flash of light the more endearing” (Stanza 1) proves that the persona...

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Harlem Homework

“Harlem” * Of the six images, five are similes. Which is a metaphor? Comment on its position and its effectiveness. “Or crust and sugar over-“ The metaphor helps create the shift in the poen and also gives a deeper meaning of what the poet is trying to say with greater impact. * What specific denotation has the word “dream”? Since the poem does not reveal the contents of the dreams, the poem is general in its implication. What happens to your understanding of it on learning that its...

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Compare and Contrast ‘Sonnet 130’ with ‘Blessing’

describes people’s reaction to water in a slum. Similes are used in both these poems. A simile is when you compare one thing to another thing that is common and easy to picture in your mind. In other words a good poetic device used to create an image in your head. In ‘Blessing’ Dharker uses the simile ‘The skin cracks like a pod.’ Dharker means that, because there is hardly ever any water in the slum the ground cracks like a pod. By using a simile he has compared the ground to something common and...

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Forgive My Guilt

enhance meanings? Answer these questions by explaining and analyzing specific examples from the poem. Tell how the poet creates those images. A good example of this would be the poetry essay found at Bookstove.com. The poetry essay analyzes Poe's use of simile and metaphor in "The Raven." 3 Write about sound and sense. Does the poet use rhythm and meter to create meaningful sounds in the poem? Which word sounds does the poet use to create pictures? Does the poet use vocabulary that appeals to the five...

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