Metaphors are the comparison of two unlikely things by saying that one of them is the other. Metaphors are used to clarify and lighten the meaning of our words to our audience. For example, when someone says “Time is money” they are trying to get their point quickly and using the time wisely. Just like in a work environment bosses will tell you that expression meaning to do your work faster and more efficiently. Author would use metaphor to hide thing make things interesting for the reader. “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson is an ironic story about a whole village that plays a game of lottery. It’s a tradition that being going on for a while in which the winner of the lottery gets the ultimate prize which is death, which where everyone stones the
In the famous single,“Fireflies”, there were many uses of similes and metaphors to show his vivid dreams when he was young. In stanza 6, Adam Young sang “Cause I feel like such an insomniac”. This is an example of simile, Adam Young is comparing himself to a person who is regularly unable to sleep. In the last stanza, Adam Young sang “Because my dreams are bursting at the seams”. This shows an example of metaphor, because he is comparing two thoughts without using like or as. In stanza 7, Adam Young sang “I got misty eyes as they said farewell”. This is another example of metaphor, Adam Young is trying to convey the idea that he is going to cry as the fireflies said a farewell. By using many
Similarly, in “Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou conveys that people can not let anything stop them from achieving their dream and to fight back. The use of similes expresses this because it shows how good or bad a
In the famous single,“Fireflies”, there are many uses of similes and metaphors to show his vivid dreams when he was young. In stanza 6, Adam Young sang “Cause I feel like such an insomniac”. This is an example of simile, Adam Young is comparing himself to a person who is regularly unable to sleep. In the last stanza,
In the story “The Contender” the author uses figurative language to relate to the mood and the setting. In the story the author uses a simile to describe Aunt Pearl’s voice by saying “...Aunt Pearl’s pure, sweet voice rose above the others, filling the little room like a sound like golden honey.” Based on this Simile the reader can Infer that Aunt Pearl had a sweet and bright voice and that everyone liked to listen to. The author said ¨...like golden honey.” The author also sets the mood just a little bit by using this phrase. The mood in this phrase the reader can infer is very joyful and peaceful. Also, the author uses personification to describe how Donatelli was looking at Alfred by saying “Donatelli circled slowly around him, his hand on his square chin, as if he were inspecting a slab of meat in a butcher store.” Based on this personification the reader can infer that Donatelli was really inspecting Alfred and checking him out to see if he was a good fighter. The readers can also infer that Donatelli didn’t just want anybody be working out in his gym for no good reason and he was really serious about boxing. Lastly, the author used another simile to describe the mood and how big the bag was hanging on the ceiling by saying “A gray, Canvas bag, as large as a loaded army duffel bag, hung from the ceiling from the long chain. The readers can infer that the bag that hung from the ceiling was massive and was a really large
Metaphors can be defined as those concepts where a term is used to portray a different meaning in a phrase than what it literary means. Additionally, metaphors are also used to make rhetorical statements where one is speaking of something else but by the use of words that do not have the same meaning. Moreover, metaphors can be used when one is trying to compare two different items with different meanings to portray the same meaning in describing something (Arduini 83). The book “Their eyes were watching God” has several metaphors, which have different analyses.
Author, L.A. Weatherly uses similes to explain how one of her main characters from her novel Angel Burn, Alex Kylar, is a very strong person along with a few words expressing his personality beneath his strength. “Even when he was at ease, there was a sense of strength somehow, like a big cat,” (Weatherly 172). Now this is only a description made by another character, however this quote is one of the similes used to show Alex’s strength even though he is resting is powerful. The quote also helps show how Weatherly’s other main character, Willow Fields, sees Alex with his strength, it is almost frightening to her which is why she compares it to a big cat. A big cat meaning something
The author uses excellent imagery throughout the story allowing the reader to comprehend and paint a picture in their head more clearly. But another essential figurative device she uses is a metaphor. The author states that she
Beyonce uses pathos, the first of the three appeals in her song by using very descriptive phrases. When she states, “I’d listen to her, `cause I know how it hurts,” Beyonce is telling her audience that she understands what it is like to be hurt, and that if she were a boy, she would treat her women better because she could understand where she was coming from. This tugs at the listener’s heart because you can see that she has been emotionally hurt from a past relationship. Also, many people can relate to what she is disclosing. It is human nature for people to get emotionally damaged in a relationship and therefore her feelings are empathized. She also uses syntax by the way she orders her words by telling a story. If the song was not in story form, it would not produce the great impact that it does.
Atwood uses simple, but effective imagery to engage the senses of the reader, for example: ‘[…] that is a fish, blue and flat’ (l. 4). These images grow more elaborate and it becomes clear that she uses metaphors and simile to convey more intricate ideas. As the speaker confesses that there is more to the world than they let on, the use of enjambment, repetition and punctuation directs the focus on certain words and gives the poem certain acuteness and urgency as the pace increases: ‘Once you have learned these words | you will learn that there are more |words than you can ever learn.’ (l. 21-23).
When Maya was raped, she blamed herself for the death of her rapist, and became muted for 5 years. She used this story as a growth mechanism. She wrote a book titled, “I know why the caged bird sings” (Angelou), which is about the civil rights movement and a young lady struggling to make it through. The book reflects her life from when she was an insecure little girl to growing up and realizes people cannot be mad at the world forever. She learned that she can trust herself and be who she really is. This book is what got her noticed. She translated a message so clear throughout the book,that black girls can conquer independence and be great at it. New York Times Journalist Katherine Schulten says, “Maya Angelou’s often-taught “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” already know, for Ms. Angelou, “finding her voice” meant something much more than just learning to write well”(Schulten). What this quotes means is Maya Angelou purposely wrote this book to teach and become an inspiration to everyone. She found her voice and not its time for everyone else to find their voice ! She is such a great soul that blessed so many people's hearts with her inspirational teachings and poems. Ultimately, Maya Angelou defied expectations by finding her voice and becoming such a strong independent woman during rough times when everything seemed impossible. Her actions were worth every minute spend, til
Authors use metaphors to make comparisons that the reader has to ponder on and consider, opposed to a simile where the comparison is blatantly displayed. Metaphors can be helpful to readers in the regard that they allow the reader to make connections within the text that they might not have made without the metaphor. Author David Levithan uses a metaphor to help the reader equate depression to something the reader might understand better. In the text, the main character states, “Depression has been likened to both a black cloud and a black black dog. For someone like Kelsea, the black dog is the right metaphor ”(Levithan 121). This quote tells the reader that depression can be equated to a black figure, or a dark looming presence. This could