Metaphor is a figurative use of language that refers to one thing by mentioning another thing. It is a kind of semantic extension which involves the conceptualization in which the senses of words are transferred from one cognitive domain to another that are normally similar in components. For example, In Metaphors We Live By, Lakoff and Johnson discussed the example of arguments, which we often talk about as though they were related to war – 'His argument was blown out of the water', 'They battled for hours', 'She won the argument'. They combined/claimed these metaphors as ARGUMENT IS WAR – which is regarded as conceptual metaphor. Argument is regarded as the target domain as it the concept that is being described, while War is the source domain with a more concrete idea.
In the story, “Marigolds”, the author, Eugenia Collier uses imagery, diction and connotation in deep way. One example is of connotation is “... how thick were the bars of our cage”. This gives a negative connotation because it's pointing out how big their poverty is. An example for imagery is “running together and combining like fresh water color painting in the rain”. This shows how she and her friends would run around and play together.
In the two poems “A Noiseless Patient Spider,” by Walt Whitman and ‘‘’Hope” is a Thing With Feathers,” by Emily Dickinson both use rhetorical devices to make the reader better imagine and think clearly about the poem. Rhetorical devices are found throughout both poems and are use to make the words sound and flow much better. Extended Metaphors are used to make the poem more interesting and makes the reader think more about the meaning of the poem. “A Noiseless Patient Spider” and ‘‘’Hope” is a Thing With Feathers” both use imagery, personification and an extended metaphor to help the reader better understand the themes.
Metaphors is a poem about an unexpected pregnancy. The first clue to this is given in the very first line which reads: "I 'm a riddle in 9 syllables" where the riddle is her pregnancy and 9 syllables correspond to the 9 months of a normal pregnancy. Throughout the poem there are many allusions to the speaker 's growing size throughout the pregnancy. She compares herself to large items such as an "elephant" and a "melon" as well as a "cow in calf". The author and speaker of the poem however never truly reveal the pregnancy but the parallels are evident.
I. Introduction: “There is No Frigate Like a Book” is a poem by Emily Dickerson who uses metaphors to insinuate how books can expose people to different characters and travel far and wide just by using your imagination. A. Emily Dickerson use of connotation words in her context as metaphors helped reinforce an implied message in this poem. B. Emily Dickerson also uses denotation of words in her context as metaphors to help support the literature. C. Emily Dickerson use of metaphors in this short and concise literary work was thoughtful and provided a useful message.
The Poem “Casey At The Bat” is a poem with hidden deep meaning. At first look it might seem like a baseball story but when you look deeply you will realize it is a life lesson. The narrator is unclear. Written in third person and describing what is going on. This creates a huge amount of imagery throughout the poem.
Since the beginning of the written language, the reader's perception of a literary work has been based on their interpretation of how the story was portrayed. Differing points of view within the story generate diverse interpretations among readers. From Shakespeare to Faulkner, the aspect of differing viewpoints allows each story to convey contrasting feelings to the reader. In Eudora Welty’s Why I Live at the P.O., she uses a first-person view to reinforce this idea. The attitude of the narrator, sister, is biased in many respects to further her agenda.
“Zombie March” by Brynn Macnabb is a story where the zombies are not dead, but living creatures that march for what they desire. Zombies come visit Amber Riley after her husband died. They tell her that her husband committed suicide on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial as a protest, but, before that, they march to protest change. In “Zombie March,” MacNabb uses symbolism to illustrate the theme, not all change is good because not all people want change.
Karla Elizondo Mr. Pierce ENG 1013 December 4, 2016 Analysis of There Will Come Soft Rains by Ray Bradbury As we advance in technology we seem to have a fear of replacement, causing us to worry and think about our own future. Throughout the years we can see how technology has made our lives easier, yet it can’t take charge on its own. Ray Bradbury’s Short Story ‘There will come soft rain’ was written in his perspective in how things would be in August 4th 2026 as he repeatedly mentioned. This Story takes place in a radioactive town in Allendale, California, inside the only house that remained after a nuclear bomb incident has taken all the human life.
For over 80 years, the theme of the undead has been used by writers and film makers as a metaphor to express deeper fears within our society such as nuclear war, communism and mass contagion.(Vox. 2013) In this essay I will be discussing how the use of metaphor contributes to highlighting humanity, moral ethics and values within AMC’s zombie-apocalypse television series ‘The Walking Dead’. The eight-year-running TV show ‘The Walking Dead’, which is based on a comic, is a post-apocalyptic television series where a group of survivors fight to stay alive in a world amongst ‘Walkers’, which are the walking dead (Zombies).
The True Meaning of The Road Throughout the novel The Road by Cormac McCarthy, a man and a boy live in a post-apocalyptic world where they endure countless hardships. The new troubling Earth is lifeless, hopeless, and radiates destruction. However, the novel does not simply teach of the despair of the world, but rather the strong will that these survivors require. They must have the perseverance to endure the initial shock of their new world, to live despite their circumstances, and to keep their own humanity intact, but also be able to limit their compassion. However, some might argue that their will to survive means nothing.