This metaphor is used to pay emphasis on Persephone, daughter of Zeus and Demeter. Among the others present in the garden only Persephone's beauty was seen by Hades. The metaphor is very effective in this case. The other girls in the garden were considered to be flowers, which mean they are beautiful but because Dove used one narcissus, it proved that Persephone was even more beautiful. Secondly, in the poem Persephone Abducted, "withered her feathers to a hag's" the poet uses the metaphor to compare Demeter feathers to one of a hag's.
Nevertheless, if the reader reads it as a metaphor, he will understand the meaning behind it. It seems that the fish is actually the child, which could not walk at the beginning of his life. This metaphor conveys the helplessness that the child feels during this period. He feels like a fish that cannot swim. Moreover, the author uses imagery to make the reader feel the child 's anxiety, ' 'Under your bed sat the wolf and he made a shadow when cars passed by at night ' '.
The snake represents a fierce and scary creature. Delia describes the snake in “sweat” to be scary. “There lay the snake in the basket! He moved sluggishly at first, but even as she turned round and round, jumped up and down in an insanity of fear, he began to stir vigorously” (par.2pg2). The narrator explains how Delia reacted when she notice the snake in the basket, this show how she was scared of the snake.
She is saying that her daughter was taken before nature got to take its course. In the poem, the trees lived until they rotted. In her granddaughter 's case she didn 't get to live a full life or "rot". The line is also saying the trees were also grown when they rotted. The contrast to that is that her granddaughter wasn 't fully grown when she
In “ Blizzard” Sylvia Plath shows us the ritual a woman practices every day by looking into a mirror.The author gives the mirror a voice for it to communicate its thoughts across to us. Sylvia Plath uses imagery figures of speech and symbolism to show us that everyone will be forced to face the truth of aging , and death which in the end is inevitable. The author uses particularly strong figures of speech to show us the perspective of a mirror in a such a way, which is easy for us to relate to. The honesty of the mirror is proven to us with the lines “Just as it is, unmisted by love or dislike. I am not cruel, only truthful.” The mirror has only one job which is to show the truth, even if the person on the other side disagrees with it.
She definitely feels that words are very important and sometimes they can have different meanings. Howe-ever , the poems it self, makes readers think the author is trying to say something more than what he is writing. For example the phrase, “other words are stapled wagers in a perforated book” here she is giving words the character of stapled wagers. In this phrase she is referring to words that are wrote on a poem just for publicity, because they don't really means anything for the author. Also when she said “the stub remains an ill-pulled tooth with a ragged edge” this is another type of reference to the inadequacy of words and the meaning people give to them.
“Now the serpent was more subtle than any other wild creature that the Lord God had made”(Genesis 3:1). In the Hebrew language the word nachash meant serpent, and it was illustrated as a being of light. Serpents are well-known for wisdom in which they can twist things around. This being of light is alluding to an angel against the will of God. Later in the bible, this character is known as Satan or the devil.
In the beginning of the poem the speaker mentions how “Sometimes the road was hot with sun/But I had to keep on until my work was done” (25-26). The literal meaning of the lines is that the speaker had to work even though the sun was blazing down on her. But, in the metaphorical sense the “sun” represents the struggles and hardships the mother had to face throughout her life. Additionally, the “work” symbolizes her desire to achieve equality and freedom for all her children. Further along the poem the speaker mentions how her children should make the pain that she suffered in the past the “torch for tomorrow” (36).
The use of the word “missile” brings the image of a powerful for that empower these young women and the image mass murder of these young women. The use of the word “cuts” (line 6) bring an image of something sharp that cuts through and changes the thinking of a young women. I feel that the poem highlights the idea that education is a powerful weapon that a human. The poem gives an image of an area of land devoted to cultivation; in this case it is used metaphorically to describe young women who are ready to received education so that they can bear fruits of education. In my case I think the fruits of the education is the tool to women empowerment and for the young women to become critical thinkers but the government does not believe that education should be sown in young women and to be harvested “to an orchard… in a full bloom” (line 8-9).
The next day the body disappeared and two companions found the man glad he was still alive. This story has many meanings and symbols in it, one of them would be the businessman for example would be used as a symbol of the need of possession and greed of the human. Meanwhile the rose would be used as a symbol for vanity and pride; also the snake would also be a symbol of a judge because he said he would not kill the prince for he was innocent. The lamplighter would also be a symbol of work and responsibility because even though he wanted to sleep he would still light the lamp when it was night and turned it off when it was day. There is also the prince who would be a symbol for youth and innocence while the pilot is the symbol for curiosity and fraternity.