Simile Essays

  • How Does Sharon Olds Use Similes In On The Subway

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    In the poem “On The Subway” by Sharon Olds, the author implements multiple literary devices to get her message across. Her use of metaphors, similes, and symbolism are perceived in such fashions that the reader can feel the tension experienced first hand by the characters sitting on that subway directly in front of each other. The use of metaphors throughout the poem gives the reader a source of comparison when describing the situation the characters are found in. She is illustrating how she feels

  • Jane Kenyon The Suitor Summary

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    literary devices such as similes, imagery, repetition, and metaphors to communicate personal topics like the inevitability of mortality, life

  • Comparing Irony In 'A Rose For Emily And The Outsiders'

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    to work through his loss he just reacted without even considering the fact of living through his loss. Likewise the authors in both stories show imagery,use metaphors,similes and personification to hook people into their storey. The imagery written by the authors is used because they want you to feel bad for the characters,the similes are used to make you think more, and the metaphors in both stories allow you to laugh and feel bad for the characters. Also both stories use a hook to grab the reader

  • The Vietnam Wall Analysis

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    He incorporates many similes and metaphors throughout his picture poem. Including, “I/ Have seen it/ And I like it: The magic/ The way like cutting onions” (Rios, Alberto 34). This comparison helps the reader connect with the emotions one feels visiting the wall. Alberto also

  • Maya Angelou Metaphors

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    by Maya Angelou is a powerful poem that beautifully puts together how prejudice people continue to put down others, but through it all they still continue to fight back. Maya Angelou uses similes, metaphors, rhetorical questions, and repetition to inspire women and African Americans. Maya Angelou uses similes throughout the majority

  • Sign For My Father Who Stressed The Bunt Poem Analysis

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    sacrifice has been gingerly placed in order to grow strong one day (8). This simile demonstrates the care with which the father tries to teach the son how to bunt. The only other simile compares the son’s sign to his father, the poem itself, to “a hand brushed across the bill of a cap” (21). Once again this figurative comparison connotes a tender love and mutual respect between the father and son, especially considering that this simile compares the poem to the baseball equivalent of a salute. Overall, through

  • Figurative Language In Hamlet's Soliloquy

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    Hamlet depicts himself as a whore, a prostitute, and a swearing kitchen maid (Ham.2.2.614-616), reiterating the notion that he is worthless, as well as weak for expressing his emotions through words rather than actions. The shift from metaphors to similes indicate Hamlet’s failure to move past his cowardice and proceed with an act of revenge that would inflict

  • Girl On Fire Poem

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    1. State what the poem [song] is about. The song is about a woman who is exhausted of being the person who cleans and does the housework and is in a lonely environment where no one understands her situation. She felt very lonely but then she learned to love herself and be comfortable with who she is. After learning to love herself, she could say that she is the strongest woman alive. I think all women should feel beautiful and strong no matter what they go through because those difficult situations

  • 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

  • I Ll Open The Window Rita Dove Analysis

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    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, flares / like a tulip on a wedgewood plate.” The

  • Allusion, Symbolism In Grass, Elizabeth Bishop's Love And Friendship

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    “Grass” reveals his theory and knowledge on the theme of WWI and how the lifeless bodies were obliterated in the field. In Bishop’s, use of imagery, similes, and paradox in “The Fish” reveals his reflection of how the fish resembles the struggles of man vs the natural world could be, when really, it’s with yourself. Bronte’s, use of symbolism, similes, metaphors, imagery, and the setting reveals his passion on how love and relationships feel and seen as. I. Personification, allusion, and symbolism

  • The Skating Party Literary Devices

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    What makes a story enjoyable? Is it the plot? Or is it the methods the author uses to connect to the reader? Plot is a big thing, but it is the literary devices that bring the story together. In the three stories, “The Tunnel” by Sarah Ellis, “The Skating Party” by Merna Summers and “The Bicycle” by Jillian Horton all have unique literary devices to make each story more intriguing and to give them the feeling of being part of the story. A metaphor is a forthright correlation between two dissimilar

  • The Veldt Ray Bradbury Analysis

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    much that the nursery too them becomes more than just a nursery. The craft moves that I will be using will answer lots of questions the reader may have, and will help the reader understand what’s going on in the text. My craft moves I chose are, similes, metaphors, dialogue, and imagery. This story includes

  • Love In 'Red' By Taylor Swift

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    regretting the guy and that their love was burning up in flames. Taylor Swift words help us understand how it was to love the guy and how it was to be with the guy. In Taylor Swift “Red” the speaker use similes and metaphors to explain how it was loving the guy. To begin in verse 1 she uses similes to tell what it like to love the guy. The first evidence is when she say “loving him is like driving a new maserati down a dead end street” (1). She mean the love was fast and good,but after a while

  • 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

  • Examples Of Literary Devices In The Alchemist

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    difficulties and troubles. Regarding a linguistic aspect, the writer exploited language as a tool to create an effect. Moreover, he was very selective and made extensive use of literary devices. Examples of these literary devices include alliteration, similes, metaphors, and personification. Alliteration is when words are used in swift sequence and begin with letters that

  • Julius Caesar Brutus Speech Analysis

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    convince Brutus that Caesar doesn’t deserve power because he is no stronger than them. This scene takes place around a holiday called Lupercal after Caesar has defeated Pompey and it appears that he may soon become king. Shakespeare uses metaphors, similes, and imagery to convince turn Brutus to the side of the conspiracy and prove that Caesar isn’t fit to hold power. Metaphors are used to attempt to make Brutus more receptive to what Cassius intends to say. The speech starts out with Cassius flattering

  • Stereo Hearts Poem

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    1. In the song, Stereo Hearts written by Gym Class Heroes includes many similes. An example of this is “You never know we come and go like on the interstate.” This is an example of a simile because this phrase uses “like”. In addition, the meaning of this lyric is that love comes and go like on a freeway. In the other poem, A Red, Red Rose written by Robert Burns has many metaphors, too. For instance, “while the sands o'life shall run”. This phrase means while he is alive and this is an example of

  • As I Lay Dying Literary Analysis Essay

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    use of literary features such as allusion, similes a belittling yet humorous tone, concrete imagery and a stream of consciousness style in the passage. Faulkner throughout the passage not only describes Cash’s reserved character and Darls perspective imagination but he also foreshadows the struggle the Bundren’s will go through as they prepare to go on the journey of burying Addie. First, Faulkner has the speaker Darl create a gloomy mood by using similes to display the ambiance in the room. Then

  • The Importance Of Picnic Day In Carrie

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    Throughout the novel Carrie flashbacks the happy moments that no longer exist after the death of her father. One of which is her memory of the picnic day in which she uses a variation of similes and metaphors that represent perfection to her like the warmness after the cold and the bedtime story, every child’s favorite. Picnic Day was Daddy’s invention and Momma tried it with Richard once but I wouldn’t let her. Picnic Day was as good as when the teacher says class is going to be outside under the