How Does Billy Collins Use Metaphors In Introduction To Poetry

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Billy Collins’s poetry is marked by - and loved for - its accessibility. His work is not too complex, and it is easier to understand than some others. The title of the poem, “Introduction to Poetry,” introduces us the theme of the poem. Throughout the poem Collins uses copious metaphors that when coalesced show the readers how to rightly read a poem and how not to. The narrator of the poem, which is Billy himself, says he asked “them” to hold the poem up to the light like a color slide. That is a metaphor; What he wants them to do is to not only read the poem, but to also see through the lines, and try to find out what is the author actually means or what is the message he wants to teach. Collins uses many different metaphors throughout

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