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ENGL124 Literature Analysis
The Reluctant Fundamentalist is a novel written by Mohsin Hamid, set in the year
following 9/11, constructed through a conversation between a Pakistani named Changez and an unnamed American in a café in Lahore..
The Reluctant Fundamentalist uses a variety of narrative strategies that
contribute to the novel’s atmospheric world. This essay is going to focus on the metaphorical and symbolic techniques used in the novel and analyze the connection between them. It will also elaborate how does the metaphor relate to the first-person narrative in the novel and how do these two methodologies work together to derive the deeper meaning of the
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The poem Summer Solstice, New York City, written by Sharon Olds, is a tension building story about a man who occupies the roof of a New York City building with the stated intention of committing suicide, and the chaos that is created as a result. It is clear from the symbolism placed throughout that it is also a metaphor for man’s voyage from childhood to adulthood.
Our ascent from childhood or adolescence is a sort of rebirth, and this poem is loaded with images of that voyage. Our children often lead their existence with little knowledge of the tumult and hazards that lay before them. In many ways they do not know how the rest of us – their parents, teachers, and many others who take a
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grandiloquent residence, Effi is continuously tormented by a spectral “Chinaman”, believed to be the ghost of a deceased servant who once served in the old home. She consistently discusses the ghost with others as it begins to consume her thoughts and is constantly fearful of the old house along with its dusty, dark corners and eerie, unexplainable creaking. The Chinaman is used in the novel as a metaphor for two aspects of Effi’s acquired life through her marriage to Innstetten: the overwhelming fear and loneliness she now faces as the wife of an ambitious man of the government, and the creeping thoughts of infidelity that ultimately transform into physical actions. Effi becomes exceedingly
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April 22 2012
Formal Essay #2.
The poems “metaphors” by Sylvia Plath and “the mother” by Gwendolyn Brooks both have the same theme of pregnancy. Alongside “hills like white elephants” by Ernest Hemingway, they talk about the trials and tribulation that comes with having being pregnant.
Sylvia Plath begins the poem with a riddle which gives us a clue to the structure of the poem and its theme, she says, “I’m a riddle in nine syllables” (Plath line 1). A woman carries a baby for 9 months. The writer also uses the first 9 lines for the 9 month s of pregnancy, by describing herself as nine syllables. She also uses metaphors to describe the pregnant
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Teaching & Learning
The definition of a metaphor is "a figure of speech containing an implied comparison, in which a word or phrase ordinarily and primarily used of one thing is applied to another (Ex.: the curtain of night, “all the world's a stage”)."
There are two types of metaphors:
a simile, where two unlike things are compared followed by a figurative example.
an analogy, where a literal comparison is made between two things.
Both types of metaphors typically use the word like or as followed by the comparison. If this is confusing, take a look at some of these metaphor
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Tragedy of the Commons Analysis
The Tragedy of the Commons is an effective metaphor to understanding the exploitation of global property resources by private producers. Its flaws as a metaphor stems from the gross assumptions it makes on human behavior and motivations. When taken at face value, the metaphor can be used to explain broad resource issues that nations are still dealing with today, such as global climate change and the use of natural resources. However, when closely inspected, its generalization about the community-shared commons is not as accurate.
Garret Hardin's article has received vast critical acclaim and is considered one of
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Rushdie 2006) which is generally a fairytale line. This seems to imply that Salman is delusional, or takes a telepathic entity where he is able to speak to the other “Midnight’s Children” in order to create a story for himself. Salman believes that he and the other “Midnight Children” are the fate of the country, and that their history is directly impacted by the country, as well as the country’s history being directly impacted by them.
Salman uses a wide array of rhetorical devices throughout the first few pages of “Midnight’s Children” such as metaphor, analogy, and imagery. Salman uses “Midnight’s Children”, the title of the novel, as a metaphor. He is saying that the children that were
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Thesis: In “The Road Not Taken”, Robert Frost uses imagery, metaphors, and the theme to tell the reader what has made the difference.
I. Frost uses imagery to show the reader how decisions change fate.
A. Visual imagery was used to show how bright his future is.
B. Without Frost using imagery, the reader would not have understood why the decision was so important.
II. The poem was an extended metaphor.
A. The description of autumn is a metaphor for Frost’s fall in life, growing old.
B. The roads are a metaphor for the future.
C. “I doubt I should ever come back”, Frost was making this line a metaphor for one a person make a choice, they can’t take it back.
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November 10, 2013
Edward Taylor’s “Huswifery” and Anne Bradstreet’s “To My Dear Loving Husband” both portray puritan plain style writing; however, Taylor’s “Huswifery” displays a more traditional puritan message. “To My Dear Loving Husband” is a poem that portrays Bradstreet’s thoughts on her love towards her husband. On the other hand Taylor writes indirectly about his love for God in his poem “Huswifery”. Taylor’s “Huswifery” approaches the notion of domesticity and faith through apostrophe and metaphor, while Bradstreet’s “To My Dear Loving Husband” addresses the same topics in a more direct fashion.
Apostrophe is a figure is a figure of
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with their hearts”. The use of “they” refers to the society as a whole. The metaphor, “laugh with their hearts”, is a metaphor for innocence as laughing with one’s heart is impossible. The metaphor means that they laughed out of pleasure, not out for the sake of laughter. The tone of this line is quite friendly and reminiscent/ nostalgic of the days when there was black and white, no shades of grey. The persona looks back through rose-tinted glasses and this may suggest some exaggeration.
The fourth line of the poem, “but now they only laugh with their teeth”, is another metaphor, but this is a metaphor for pretence, not for innocence. The use of the phrase “but now” indicates a
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In Shakespeare’s “Sonnet 18”, the narrator employs an extended metaphor when comparing the addressee to a “summer’s day”. The metaphor is emphasized by the tone shift in line nine, and the comparison is finalized by a couplet that expands on the theme of immortality. The sonnet makes it clear that the individual’s beauty and vigor cannot be compared to commonplace nature and that the individual is something more than human.
Sonnet 18 is part of the group of sonnets that is written to address men. In this particular one, Shakespeare compares the man’s beauty to that of nature, particularly a day in the summer. The first quatrain begins the extended metaphor by implying
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fact what it is. If you show someone what we call a dog, and call it a dog, they will designate it as such, but not because that is what it is, but because we have decided that that is what we should call it. This whole process involves taking a stimuli and creating an “image metaphor” for it and then a sound metaphor to it, which results in the creation of language. The human brain categorizes the stimuli into specific areas and different concepts that represent the idea of individualized objects and then rejects everything that isn’t that as not true. The thought is that we as humans have created our own thoughts of what we call truth and turn against anything we decide to be a lie, even
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B111 New Testament
1st March 2016
Explore how the use of the body metaphor in the ancient world impacts interpretation and application of Paul’s body of Christ motif in 1 Corinthians 12:12-31, proposing at least one implication for the church today.
Word Count: 1500
Historical context of Paul’s writings 3
Why Paul wrote his letter to the Church of Corinth 4
Body metaphor in the Ancient World 5
Interpretation, application and implication of 1 Corinthians 12:12-31 6
“Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ.” (1
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see it more clearly, seeing the true beauty.
He goes on to use a metaphor comparing the body of a poem to a buzzing bee hive. Stating “press an ear against its hive”. He is saying that the poem is a hive of a bee, which to most is unknown, scary and something you want nothing to do with. Collins is suggesting that you explore the unknown and see the beauty that might lie within. Like the sweet honey in the bee hive.
The metaphor of “dropping a mouse into a poem and watch him probe its way out” is the one I like the most in the poem. That metaphor is implying that you put a mouse in a poem like you would an experimental maze. As the mouse wonders through the maze he discovers different
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. He became popular at court, and carried out several foreign missions for King Henry VIII, and also served various offices at home. Wyatt’s “My Galley” is a sonnet typically ranges according to the tradition of Petrarchan. It has the same five rhymes a, b, c, d, e, and can be divided in two parts which is octave and sestet. The sonnet was written by Sir Thomas Wyatt in 1557 during the Renaissance Period in England. The subject matter of a poem can range from being funny to being sad. Wyatt uses of metaphor and imagery presented a quite pessimistic view.
Wyatt is talking about despair, and probably means religious despair. It seems to me that he wrote about the 'sin' of losing your faith
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27 November 2012
In Dylan Thomas', “Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night”, he entreats his father to not succumb quietly to death. He uses the metaphor, "the dying of the light" (3) to illustrate that he feels death to be a destructive power seeking to put out the "light" which is the human life force. That he feels this destruction should not be passively accepted is first shown when he states, "old age should burn and rave at the close of day" (2). He employs the metaphor, "close of day" (2) to show he feels death is an end to human consciousness as he knows it. He also uses "old age" (2) to personify the person/people who
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identity as oppressors. As Hayden recalls the hardships and cruelties upon the slave ships, his goal is to inspire a project of counter-violence. I specifically enjoyed the line, “Shuttles in the rocking loom of history, the dark ships move, the dark ships move” (567). This metaphor cleverly combines the slaves’ labor aboard the ships with the motion of the machines Northern American workers used to make profitable textiles. Through this ironic metaphor, I believe that Hayden is trying to tell Americans of the 1940s that most people wrongfully benefitted from slavery; it wasn’t just the south. He wants to remind Americans that no one was right when it came to slavery, and everyone should be accepting and sympathetic to all African Americans. Thus, Plasa provided me with an in depth look at the ongoing importance of the middle passage as it is used to inspire the end of segregation years after it’s end; this provided me with a brand-new perspective of the slave trade.
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good brush, and rubbed the life back into the dim little eyes"(Mansfield p.357). Later, Miss Brill further characterizes the fur coat and states that is a "little rogue", which further laments her personification of the fur. Furthermore, she feels that she is attracted to the personified fur, "She could have taken it off and laid it on her lap and stroked it" (Mansfield p.357). The fur coat is a metaphor for her, or what she sees attractive in herself. She if old, so is the fur coat "..shaken out the moth powder.."(Mansfield p.357); she likes to dress up and use makeup, just like what she does to the fur coat "..a little dab of black sealing-wax.." (Mansfield p.357). She views the world
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In scene six Amanda explains to Laura her childhood while getting Laura ready for her gentlemen caller. Amanda reveals that she is unable to leave the past, when she was young, beautiful, and wanted by men. The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams shows Amanda’s unwillingness to leave her past and grasp reality. Williams conveys Amanda’s inability to connect to reality through setting, metaphor, motif and movement. Amanda in early scenes has been showing that longs for the days when she was younger.
Up until this point Amanda has only been talking about her gentlemen callers now she goes in to explain more about her younger years and lifestyles that she used to have. Her use of setting
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Choose a poem which explores the theme of love.
Show how the poetâ€™s exploration of the subject appeals to you emotionally and/or intellectually and helps you gain a deeper understanding.
An example of a poem which explores the subject of tenderness is â€œValentineâ€ by Carol Ann Duffy. In it the Speaker gives their lover â€œan onionâ€ as a Valentineâ€™s gift. The poet uses the onion as a symbol to describe love and shows us, through this extended metaphor, how it is a more appropriate and honest representation than traditional Valentine â€™s Day gifts. This poem appeals to the reader intellectually and emotionally in several ways. The poet uses specific language structures
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Mrs. Jill Ross
10 March 2015
When I read the poem “The Tyger” by William Blake I was immediately intrigued by the vocabulary used in the poem and how every word in the poem has an analogical meaning. While reading this poem I enjoyed how fluent the rhymes used made it sound, but I struggled a lot to find the meaning of this poem, It literally took me about 1 whole year to be able to find the actual meaning. After analyzing this poem I know realize how there is not a single person that doesn’t make a mistake, even the creator of this world makes mistakes.
In the poem “The Tyger” by William Blake, the author uses the metaphor “what immortal hand
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"Science is built of facts the way a house is built of bricks; but an accumulation of facts is no more science than a pile of bricks is a house."
Henri Poincare, a French physicist and mathematician from the XIX century once stated the following in relation to natural sciences "Science is built of facts the way a house is built of bricks; but an accumulation of facts is no more science than a pile of bricks is a house." Poincare is getting his point across through the usage of a metaphor. This metaphor explains two things. Firstly, it states that science is constructed of realities, something which might be considered to be obvious. And secondly, it determines that these realities are
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. A metaphor was when something stands for either someone or something else in the story. It gave the audience a better understanding and adds much enhancing description. An example of a metaphor use was in Act I, Scene One. Flavius compared Caesar to a mighty bird that soared high above all the others. This was true, for Caesar was the most important and powerful man on the planet. The common people of Rome were compared to the bird's feathers. The feathers glorified and bird and made it great; however without them the bird was nothing. So too, with the commoners, Caesar would be reduced to the status of a regular person without their support and loyalty. Another example of a
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The Storm and The Yellow Wallpaper
In both “The Storm” by Kate Chopin and “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, literary elements such as symbolism and metaphor play big parts in explaining what the protagonists are going through. The protagonist in each story is a woman who was repressed in her life. Both characters have been driven to do the things that they may not have done had it not been for their respective repressive situations. The authors use several literary elements, such as symbolism, point-of-view, and setting to show the repression of the women.
Chopin and Gilman both use symbolism and metaphor to explain exactly how the women felt. The Storm is a
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greatness, come to a better understanding - not singularly of their works alone, but of the relationships of art across time and space which create a well-sewn fabric. When held up to the light, this material illuminates our very souls and reveals to us aspects of the human condition.
Shakespeareâ€™s Sonnet "CXVI" and John Donneâ€™s "A Valediction Forbidding Mourning" are two fine examples that echo common motifs and similarities. There are many areas one should investigate, like themes, point of view and literary devices such as imagery, metaphor and rhythm, to effectively examine these works.
Firstly, the theme of love serves as the main subject matter for both pieces. Sonnet
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. Trying to figure out what the gender is going to be and will it have her or the father’s temperament. All these questions and realizing she only needs to rely on her body for the answers to this mystery. With the “mirrors muteness” personification comes into play is this stanza just showing the woman is frustrated by not getting any answers.
In the third stanza the woman is struggling to accept the inability to answer the questions, she feels the fetus is knocking to get answers to. She is left with so many questions wandering if life is the biggest quest or is there something more. The metaphor in the last line of the stanza “breasting a cargo through erratic waves” she is referring to the
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story of one who has become acquainted with the night. Frost uses metaphors, repetition, imagery, and symbolism to accomplish the portrayal of his point.
An overlying literary aspect throughout the entire poem is the metaphor of â€˜nightâ€™. Night could be the depression that the speaker feels about losing so many of his loved ones at such a young age. However, it is not limited to this interpretation for what it stands for. Night could easily stand for regret he has felt because of something he had done, or something completely different. By using this metaphor, Frost enables the reader to have his or her own interpretation of the meaning of the poem, while clearly and cleverly making
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language and historical context behind the romance of the play.
On their first meeting, Romeo and Juliet use a form of communication recommended by many etiquette authors in Shakespeare's day: metaphor. By using metaphors of saints and sins, Romeo was able to test Juliet's feelings for him in a non-threatening way. This method was recommended by Baldassare Castiglione (whose works had been translated into English by this time). He pointed out that if a man used a metaphor as an invitation, the woman could pretend she did not understand him, and he could retreat without losing honour. Juliet, however, participates in the metaphor and expands on it. The religious metaphors of "shrine
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, she will sing the savageness out of a bear!
Of so high and plenteous wit and invention! 192
3) In act IV Scene I lines 189-192, Othello uses a metaphor to compare Desdemona to a
a. Bear because she is so savage
b. Musician because she is able to orchestrate many acts
c. Needle because she is very sharp
d. Fox because she is sly and cunning
e. Cat because she is stealthy and secretive
Act V Questions
It is the cause, it is the cause, my soul. 1
Let me not name it to you, you chaste stars.
It is the cause. Yet I’ll not shed her blood,
Nor scar that whiter skin of hers than snow,
And smooth as monumental alabaster. 5
Yet she must die, else
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metaphor is a mode of symbolization of condensation in which one symbol represents a whole series of associations (Richter 1021).
Because Lacan’s dialectic of desire is based on one object symbolizing another, which is only a substitute for another, Lacan argues that the unconscious is shaped like the structure of language (Richter 1021). Language, for Lacan, does not form our identities and desire so much as our identities and desire is developed from language (Richter 1046). At the Symbolic stage, the father figure dominates the Symbolic order and represents cultural norms as well as social power. Lacan asserts that the subject is now ruled by language, and this symbolic discourse forms
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Fernando Pratagy Cavalheiro
21 February 2016
Sifting “It Sifts from Leaden Sieves”
Thesis: A good example of themed poem is “It Sifts from Leaden Sieves”, written by Emily Dickinson, which has a theme hidden in many metaphors. In this poem, the theme is not explicit and is intertwined with several other minor ideas.
I. The figurative language is strongly present in the “It Sifts from Leaden Sieves” poem, and it represents the strongest particularity.
A. The poem is filled with metaphor, as most of the descriptions or nouns are this figurative language.
1. The theme of this work, which is snow, is only represented by metaphors, and is never mentioned
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call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly. Allusion is also a figure of speech.
Writer’s voice: Individual writing style of an author. The voice can be thought of in terms of the uniqueness of a vocal voice machine.
Figurative language: A figure of speech in which things that are different are compared by the use of the words like or as.
Metaphor: Figure of speech that identifies one thing as being the same as some unrelated other thing as being the same as some unrelated other thing. The most prominent examples of a metaphor in English lit are “All the worlds a stage” monologue from “As you like it.”
Simile: Figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing it another
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WIND- Ted HughesIn this poem, Hughes draws a sharp contrast between the sheer intensity and uncontrollable strength if the wind in a storm as opposed to the vulnerability and fragility of man.The poet starts by describing a tremendous gale striking a desolated moorland house and its inhabitants. "The house has been far out at sea all night." By using this metaphor he compares the house to a boat at sea. The house faces wave upon wave of inexhaustible pounding from the wind, as a boat would be in an enraged sea. By using words like "crashing", "booming", "stampeding" and "floundering" to show the intensity of the wind. He said the wind could be heard "stampeding the fields under the window
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system in which the analyst worked hard to uncover during the analysis of the system. Human computer interaction as a field of research grew out of human factors engineering research that studies human interaction with machines in general. User interface are described as desktop metaphor, dialog metaphor, and document metaphor. The dialog metaphor emphasizes the interaction between user and computer, and interface design is called dialog design.
Schneiderman’s eight golden rules are to strive for consistency, provide shortcuts, offer informative feedback, design dialogs to yield closure, offer simple error handling, permit easy reversal of actions, support internal locus of control, and reduce short term memory load.
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Precious Kendra Cindy Berdin Rodriguez
Figure of speech
A figure of speech is the use of a word or a phrase, which transcends its literal interpretation. It can be a special repetition, arrangement or omission of words with literal meaning, or a phrase with a specialized meaning not based on the literal meaning of the words. There are mainly five figures of speech: simile, metaphor, hyperbole, personification and synecdoche. Figures of speech often provide emphasis, freshness of expression, or clarity. However, clarity may also suffer from their use, as any figure of speech introduces an ambiguity between literal and figurative interpretation. A figure of speech is sometimes called a
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In the story "Sonny's Blues" by James Baldwin, we see many uses of symbolism, which are created through his use of dialogue. Dialogue is the most critical literary technique that Baldwin uses to achieve the intense connection to the characters that the reader feels in "Sonny's Blues"."Sonny's Blues" is a story about the relationship of two brothers and how they deal with their very different lives. This story is also about a family member coping with another family member's addiction. The first metaphor we are exposed to in this story is found in the second paragraph:"A great block of Ice settled in my belly and kept melting there all day long, while I taught my classes algebra. It was a
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to do good, just as there is no water lacking in the tendency to flow downward” (147). Furthermore he counters the claim that water can be manipulated to go many directions by rationalizing that, “while people can be made to do what is not good, what happens to their nature is like this”(147). Overall, this metaphor is used to show that without manipulation or outside forces, people naturally want to do good things.
Additionally, Mencius asserts that the innate knowledge and ability, that of the child, is original and good due to the natural human tendency toward goodness. He explains that, “what people are able to do without having learned it is original, good ability. What they know
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[“It dropped so low- in my regard”]
There are countless ways to interpret any given poem. While the author of the poem knows exactly what they are saying, the reader may decide that it is entirely different for them. Emily Dickinson’s poems are very highly interpreted, due to the fact that she is one of the best loved and most celebrated American poets. Each of her poems is seamlessly woven to create an image that can be both beautifully literal and metaphorical. Her poem [“It dropped so low- in my regard”] is a fine example of this. While literally about a broken piece of crockery, this poem can actually be interpreted as a metaphor for Emily Dickinson’s complicated, lonely love life
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• Triste Triste explores the aftermath of intimate sexual interaction as a metaphor for artistic creativity.
• Through intimate activity (sex) she discovers an out of body situation, a sense that her spirit becomes free
• Explores the multi-faceted experiences of women and their roles
• The poem begins hopeful and ends melachonic
• Harwood utilizes figurate language which is highly emotional and suggestive
• Shift in tense – starts present, ends past
• Imprisoned heart is symbolic of the restrictions artists feel
• Mourning to ecstasy (orgasm)
• Freedom to entrapment
• Strength to vulnerability
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the second time to arrest Thierry for smoking a joint. Thierry wasn’t fast enough to throw the joint into the hole so he got busted. But that’s nothing compared to if they had found out that he had thrown his mother into the hole.
The narrator is telling us a lot about everyone and is omniscient about the situation. He is telling us the story from the third angle. Like the fly on the wall. Thierry is the protagonist. Other persons are Melissa, Thierry’s mom, his boss, Chris, three cops and Brett
The Ihole is a metaphor for the IPhone. The IPhone gets upgraded and the size and power also grows with the time as a newer version comes out on the market.
I find it like the writer does laugh
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John Donne, a seventeenth-century English poet, was born in London in 1572 and known for his ingenuous style of writing (Bloom 10). According to Christopher Moore, an English writer, Donne’ poetry is colloquial in diction and has the flexibility and liveliness of spoken language which imparts an energy and force perfectly capturing his mercurial jumps in thought and description; his poetry is filled with unusual images and metaphor for the fact most of it deals with love and relations between the sexes (Moore 12). Besides “The Flea,” “The Good Morrow,” and others, “A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning” is another famous masterpiece for which John Donne is recognized. Izaak Walton, a
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suggestions, the ladder is very much a real one. The phrase "two-pointed ladder" is itself less directly metaphorical than is "ladder road" of "Directive." In a context where every word seems so much by nature to be metaphorical, "two-pointed" trembles with possibilities of meaning that adhere to its very essence. The phrase could signify metaphor itself and reminds us that for Frost metaphor was the true source and method of all thinking. Not only do we think in metaphors that are contrived for the purpose, like "ladder road"', more than that, we cannot so much as use a word or a phrase without committing ourselves, often unknowingly, to metaphor and therefore to some form of unconscious
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Amoretti : Sonnet 75
This poem is written in beginning modern English.
Edmund Spenser uses some dutch words in his poem, like strand (now: beach).
Here we have somebody who writes the name of the person he loves on the beach, because he wants the world to know he's in love. It's not clever because when the tide comes, the waves will wash it away.
In poetry they use metaphor.
An example : “you are like a red rose”, a red rose is a metaphor for beauty.
‘’One day I wrote her name upon the strand, but came the waves and washed it away.’’
The speaker and his love are at the beach (strand) and the speaker is in a romantic mood, because he writes her name in the sand
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. Phoebus, believing that the crow lied about his wife, called the crow a false thief and plucked off his white feathers. He also cursed the crow, telling him that all crows should forever be black and never sing beautifully again. The Manciple leaves this as a warning: never tell another man that his wife has been unfaithful, for such gossip only causes the cuckolded husband to hate the messenger.
The Manciple's Tale, a slight fable concerning marital jealousy, deals primarily with the idea of the controlling spouse. Phoebus keeps his wife in a figurative gilded cage, a metaphor that Chaucer employs during the story; he treats her well but nevertheless controls her actions
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of a little god" that sees all that is around it. One of the things that it sees is an old woman that reaches towards the lake to use it as a mirror to see what she really is. The metaphor of calling candles and the moon "liars" show that they distort the real view of the woman. Only the lake "reflects [the image] faithfully. However, the old woman, now realising what she looks like "regards [the lake] with tears and an agitation of hands". She is obviously unhappy about growing old. The metaphor, "In me she has drowned a young girl" shows that the woman has been coming to the lake for many years. She has metaphorically "drowned" her former self. At the end of the poem, the negative
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a purpose. It is immense, powerful and dangerous. This is shown clearly in the wave imagery. The Tasman Sea "Slashes and tears" and the Pacific's waves are "sheer mountainous anger" that devour New Zealand. Harry, the narrator, observes a boy who learns from and is part of nature. This is portrayed by the clever use of a pun on the word pupil (being tutored and the pupil of an eye) and a metaphor comparing the sun on the horizon as an eye: "And pupil to the horizon's eye". The boy is inspired by nature and "Grew wide with vision". In the next stanza Glover dashes that hopeful mood by showing how adulthood affects the boy's relationship with nature:"But grew to own fences barbedLike the
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November 30, 2010
Two Worlds in Her
The poem “Legal Alien” by Pat Mora is written in blank verse. This poem is written to express how she is observed by being Mexican American how she is viewed in distinctive and diverse perspectives and how she feels. It is composed of one stanza with22 lines. Mora inserts many shifts to show her meaning and what she goes through being from two cultures. At the beginning she talks about what she is capable of with a description using a parallelisms. She shift and uses diction that don’t have any relationship to describe how she is viewed by the Mexicans and the Anglos. Using a metaphor she explains how she sees herself
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In a Death of a Salesman, self-dishonesty, a delusional state of mind, and mental deterioration are contributing factors that lead to Willy’s distress and ultimate demise.
4. Willy’s infidelity, worthless concrete put into the walls only to crumble, and Willy’s inability to harvest a garden are all metaphors for Willy’s failures due to his fragile state of mind.
Willy’s failure in developing Biff as a person is due to Willy’s infidelity and delusional mind.
5. The house is a metaphor for all the hard work and energy Willy has put into Biff hoping Biff would develop a solid foundation…in reality, Biff has turned out to be nothing spectacular.
While Willy envisions Biff to be
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. An example of this is the pledge he makes saying, "to assist free men and free governments in casting off the chains of poverty." Not only does his goal of liberation become more evident with the use of this metaphor, but he also shows the injustices of the past will not be repeated freely with this metaphor. He also uses formal diction to evoke pride in his audience after referring to past americans as â€œforbearsâ€ and also after following the naming of many government figures with â€œfellow citizensâ€ in his opening line and putting them on par with the government figures.
Finally, the tone of Kennedyâ€™s speech is made very noticeable by his use of many rhetorical strategies. He appears confident and driven and excited to take on his new role as leader of this great country and this determination is taken on by the audience as way.
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, especially adjectives such as ripeness and plump, provide the reader with an excellent description of the landscape. Onomatopoeic effect and alliteration are used rather well in the following example,
Thy hair soft lifted by the winnowing wind;
This use of language creates a rather humble and peaceful atmosphere for the reader. It emphasises the harmony of autumn and this effect, which is used often throughout the poem, could also be a metaphor for the slow down of life during autumn, and the imminent death of the season.
The poem follows the traditional framework of an ode. It is overly lyrical and has a rhythmic device, generally common to all three stanzas, with the