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Big Rube Figurative Language

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“Love’s Deceit,” by Big Rube, is a famous poem that is commonly connected with the American film “ATL.” In this poem, Big Rube discusses the deceitful ways of love. Rube also expresses his personal opinion of what love is and its irresistible lures. Big Rube uses several examples of figurative language to describe his feelings and thoughts love has brought upon him. He uses examples of similes, metaphors, and personification to explain the addiction of love in his life. The figurative language element that gave Rube’s work emotion is similes. Similes commonly use “like” or “as” to compare two things. “My loneliness like the night air; invisible to the eye, obvious to the touch, in its cold comfortableness” is a part where he compares his loneliness to the air of the night. Rube openly explains that even though he…show more content…
Personification is the act of giving nonliving objects human attributes. “To lay down and let love die, just stay down and let love lie?” Rube gave love human abilities of dying and lying. He asked these questions too boldly suggest that the life of love does not stop because of a broken heart. Another use of personification was, “I’ll stay ‘round and let love fly.” He gives love the trait of flying. He passionately tells the reader that he prefers to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all. In this stimulating poem, Big Rube emphasizes the characteristics of love and deceit by using examples of figurative language. He uses similes, metaphors, and personification to portray the gifts and wounds of love. At the end of the poem Rube says, “Nothing else can taste this warm or feel this sweet.” He quickly sums up the negative portions of the poem by telling readers that nothing can compare to feeling of being in love. Big Rube uses figurative language elements to paint a picture that captures the minds of its readers and provokes him or her to search for love and accept its
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