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 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

  • 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

  • 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’

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Yuba City School Figurative Language

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    saying word for word in order to comprehend and be affected by what that person’s true message is. Throughout the poem, Divakaruni uses an extended metaphor to represent the feelings behind Neeraj’s teacher’s words - which, when it comes to him, are always negative. Neeraj internally transforms the words of his teacher into colors and

  • 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

  • Ray Bradbury's The Veldt: Craft Moves

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    The Veldt: Craft Moves Ray Bradbury, the author of the dystopian story “The Veldt” applies many craft moves throughout his story. Some craft moves he includes is dialogue, foreshadowing, metaphors, and similes to build up the imagery in his story. The imagery he uses in the story helps the reader understand what the setting is like and what the story is trying to tell you. “The veldt” is in a totally different setting than the reader’s world. It seems to be set in the future, with all the technology

  • Darkness And Sight In Emily Dickinson's Poems

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    metaphorical way instead of a literal way. In both of the poems being in the dark and losing your sight both have deeper meanings and are used as metaphors to explain deeper things in life. The metaphor of darkness in the first poem was meant to be to be comparing darkness with life and the second poem was meant to be comparing sight with

  • Taking Off Emily Dickinson's Clothes Analysis

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    getting to know the poet through her work. With many poems there is always an underlying message that one has to explore to uncover and this exactly what Collins is trying to portray. When Collins is exploring Emily Dickenson’s clothes, He is using metaphors such as “and I proceeded like a polar explorer through clips, clasps, and moorings, 25 catches, straps, and whalebone stays, sailing toward the iceberg of her nakedness.” (23-26) to explain how he is undressing her work and digging

  • A Nation Of Wimps Analysis

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    He then learns to tolerate moderate amounts of difficulty, and it’s not the end of the world.” This is a metaphor for comparing a baby to a 10-year-old. When a baby is upset, you are supposed to burp it because they cannot burp themselves unlike a 10-year-old who can handle being upset easier than a baby they do not need to be coddle. They can deal with problems on their own. Another metaphor is the use of the word hothouse compared to a greenhouse. A greenhouse is to secure plants from the environment

  • Martin Luther King I Have A Dream Speech

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    “...we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing…” (King 6). Martin Luther King Jr. used figurative language such as metaphors, allusions, and repetition in his speech to create a lasting impact in our nation that fought segregation. Martin Luther King Jr. had created a lasting

  • Symbolism In The Alchemist

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    “The Alchemist” is a novel written by Paulo Coelho in 1988. Regarded as a Coelho’s best novel, it captures the elixir of life through the view of a sanguine Spanish Shepard. Set in a forsaken church in Spain at night; the young Shepard Santiago tastes the exquisite sensation of a compelling dream. He dreams that a young lady tells him about a hidden treasure near the Egyptian pyramids. After the dream recurs more than once, Santiago decides to consult an old man and an old woman who tells him that