Metaphor Essays

  • Use Of Metaphor In Literature

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    Professor Antoine Core 1 03/19/17 “Life is like a novel. You are the author and every day is a new page.” This quote is one of numerous metaphors in the world that is used in many genres of compositions. Metaphor is a bit like magic in writing, it allows the writer to have control of two unlike things and combined into a sentence. Besides in literature, metaphors are widely used in science, they are the start of new research to new discoveries and it is a way of communicating something that is extraordinary

  • Comparing Two Metaphors

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    “Who Says” by Selena Gomez, she uses metaphors to get her point acrossed. The first metaphor she uses is in the first verse, stanza two line four, “When you’re a diamond in the rough?” This metaphor is saying that they one may be a decent person but lacks other qualities, but just because they lack other qualities

  • Metaphor In Life Of Pi

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    1. Metaphor: It implies or hides comparison between two different objects that are unrelated. The two things show common characteristics. In the novel Life of Pi, by Martel Yann, he uses an extended metaphor to describe Pi 's despair: "Despair was a heavy blackness that let no light in or out. It was a hell beyond expression" (Life of Pi 264). Here the comparison is between despair and blackness. It suggests that Pi falls into despair and shows his inner struggle. Pi is scared and desperate when

  • Metaphors In Batter My Heart

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    The implied metaphor in the first quatrain is the word ‘batter’ in the line “Batter my heart, three person’d God: for you.” This is metaphoric in the sense that it is implies comparison of a human’s heart into a material thing that has to be hit or hammered to get fixed. If the author speaks of having his heart battered, then it implies a feeling or status of being broke. It is only broken things like a damaged chair or table that need to hammered or battered in order to be repaired. With this metaphor

  • Summary Of A Social Work Metaphor

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    required us to compare and pick a social work metaphor that describes our journey. In my original journey I did not pick the same metaphor that you have chosen, but this metaphor can be related to my social work journey. Practicing social work and striving for social justice is a practice of journey. It is truly a journey with maps and road blocks and detours, but also with traveling companions and different destinations (Garthwait, 2014). This metaphor can be applied to both our professional and

  • Metaphor In Angela Carter's The Bloody Chamber

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    Cannibalism in the form of metaphor for different aspects of human lives is strongly represented in Angela Carter’s The Bloody Chamber. In order to understand metaphorical cannibalism, the definition of metaphor is provided by Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. The metaphor is “a figure of speech in which a word or phrase literally denoting one kind of object or idea is used in place of another to suggest a likeness or analogy between them (Merriam-Webster).” For example, expression ‘to drown in

  • Charles Darwin's Use Of Metaphor In Literature

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    Snow Yu Professor Antoine Core 1 03/24/17 Development of Metaphor “Life is like a novel. You are the author and every day is a new page.” This quote is one of numerous metaphors in the world that is used in many genres of compositions. Metaphor is a bit like magic in writing, it allows the writer to have control of two unlike things and combined into a unique sentence. Besides in literature, metaphors are widely used in science, they are the start of new research to new discoveries and it is a

  • Metaphors In In Search Of Our Mother's Garden

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    Metaphors are an influential piece to the literary world due to, “the process of using symbols to know reality occurs”, stated by rhetoric Sonja Foss in Metaphoric Criticism. The significance of this, implies metaphors are “central to thought and to our knowledge and expectation of reality” (Foss 188). Although others may see metaphors as a difficult expression. Metaphors provide the ability to view a specific content and relate to connect with involvement, a physical connection to view the context

  • How Does Langston Hughes Use The Extended Metaphor In 'Mother To Son'

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    follows a conversation between a mother and her son about a very important topic: Life and how to survive it. This poem, while only a short and concise 20 lines, holds a very powerful lesson to those who read it. This lesson is hidden in an extended metaphor about stairs, and is clear to those who care to peer into the true meaning. The theme of this poem is that it is best to listen to people who have already been through hardships, for these people know best how to get through them. Langston Hughes’

  • Drop Of Rain Figurative Language

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    w  someone can become depressed or have a series of negative emotions. It is a great  way to compare rain to emotions because it shows how severe the depression was.  The next type of figurative language was a metaphor when he said “By the deep  sea, and music in its roar” In this metaphor he is comparing the sea and music to how  he feels without using “like” or “as”. Here Byron once again uses nature to compare  something that is of nature to his feelings. He is trying to say that he doesn’t love human 

  • The Sword Of Summer Literary Analysis

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    stuck out of his back like porcupine quills”(124). This is simile because Magnus is comparing arrows to porcupine quills and uses “like”. Metaphor is when the author makes an unlikely comparison between two objects without using like or as. An example of this is when Magnus says, “He switched on green spotlights the size of trampolines”(229). This is metaphor because Magnus is comparing the serpent's eyes to green trampolines. These literary devices help give the story more complexity and meaning

  • Jane Kenyon The Suitor Summary

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    due to the use of free verse, contemporary poets implement poetic devices to develop compelling expressions that please their readers. Jane Kenyon, a contemporary poet, exploits various literary devices such as similes, imagery, repetition, and metaphors to communicate personal topics like the inevitability of mortality, life

  • Johnathan Edwards Rhetorical Devices

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    delivered his message of fear to the audience in an effective manner. Throughout the sermon Edwards utilized several forms of rhetorical devices including, similes and metaphors, repetition and alliteration, and parallelism. To strike greater fear into the hearts of the puritan audience, Johnathan Edwards uses similes as well as metaphors to compare the wraths of hell and the power of God to more relatable scenarios. In the opening

  • Friedrich Nietzsche's On Truth And Lie In An Extra-Moral Sense

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    Sense” What is a metaphor? The Greek etymology of metaphor is ‘to carry over.’ Authors such as Friedrich Nietzsche carry over words to compare and equalize ideas. In “On Truth and Lie in an Extra-Moral Sense (1873),” Nietzsche uses a metaphor to define truth saying, “What is truth? A mobile army of metaphors, metonymies, anthropomorphisms, in short, a sum of human relations which have been poetically and rhetorically intensified, transferred, decorated and . . . illusions, metaphors that have become

  • Literary Elements Used In Cancer By My Chemical Romance

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    centuries. Lyrics and Stanzas are powerful in how they inspire the people who appreciate them. Literary elements reveal the main message. One element is repetition, especially used in music in the chorus line, the message of the piece. Another element is metaphor, used to compare unlike things that go together in the context of the piece. “Cancer” by My Chemical Romance shows these similarities. This song describes a desolate man coping with his inevitable death. One element used is word choice. When the

  • My Life Had Stood A Loaded Gun Essay

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    short poem which uses an extended metaphor comparing the speaker’s life to a loaded gun.  The author appears to be sharing her feelings regarding her own life and how she has not realized her full potential.   She considers her life full of potential power . . . yet unused.  This poem demonstrates that a person’s perspective is truly shaped by their life experiences - or lack of.  In Emily Dickinson’s poem, "My Life had stood - a Loaded Gun," personification, metaphors, and symbolism reveal the author's

  • Addie's Voice In As I Lay Dying

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    In the novel, As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner shapes the plot based on the looming presence of the absentee protagonist, Addie Bundren. The reader’s knowledge of Addie accumulates through the monologues of other characters, so the reader gains only bits and pieces of Addie’s character. However, after her death, the reader obtains a better understanding of Addie’s voice through her own monologue and as a result, is characterized as cold and selfish. Through the use of similes and interior monologue

  • I Ll Open The Window Rita Dove Analysis

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    the joy of being in love, including the mood of encouragement. Both of these writers used various poetic devices to illustrate the tones and moods of the poems. The poetic devices that assisted in communicating the tones and moods were similes, metaphors, and personification. Similes allow the writers to enhance the tone and mood of the poems. Dove and Swir use many similes to strengthen the tone and mood within the poem. In the second and third stanza, Dove writes, “An orange, peeled and quartered

  • The Poem 'Casey At The Bat'

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    give the poem its feeling. For example, “There was a muffled roar like the beating of the storm waves.” This is showing how people were upset but not fully yelling kind of like waves during a storm and how they hit a certain times. This metaphor, like most metaphors, was also

  • Blues Ain T No Mockin Bird

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    believe that this is unjust and that they deserve privacy. In “Blues Ain’t No Mockin Bird,” Bambara asserts that all people have a right to their privacy no matter their race or social class, through the use of metaphor and symbolism. One way that Bambara exhibits the belief