Metaphors are considered to be one of the most important forms of figurative languages used in everyday speech, prose, fiction, and poetry. According to the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, a metaphor is “a figure of speech in which a word or phrase that ordinarily designates one thing is used to designate another, thus making an implicit comparison” (Van Engen, 2008). Metaphors are used to enhance imagination of the reader when reading stories and poems. Metaphors make imaginative comparisons between two completely different objects; one object said to be another. For instance, in the poem Casey at the Bat, the author uses a metaphor to compare players to objects by stating the players are those actual
Personification is used to show what nonhuman objects or things are doing. Connell uses it to tell his readers what a boat’s wake is really representing. He writes, “...the wash from the speeding yacht slapped him in the face” (Connell 19). He wanted to portray that Rainsford was not able to speak or shout at the boat to get anyone's attention.
The next stylistic device is personification. By definition personification is to think of or represent as having human qualities or life. Woolf applies this device to
Once she was finished writing down the definitions and examples. We went through some more examples and I asked her to identify if the examples was a simile or metaphor. When she answered me with the correct term, I would ask her why she thought that, and
However, a poem could be written without personification and still be great. In this poem the speaker states, “season when the young buttercups and daisies climb up on the mulched bodies of their forebears to wave their flags in the parade” (1096). This stanza is personification because it talks about the buttercups and daisies climbing up. This line of the poem also reminds the reader of soldiers marching in a parade.
Figurative language is language that which expressions with a different meaning from what it may seem like at if taken literally. By using figurative language, it allows for authors to better develop points, ideas, actions, or scenery. In the stories “Canyons” written by Gary Paulsen and “Treasure of Lemon Brown” written by Walter Dean Myers the authors use figurative language to develop the scene and characters in a creative way and more interesting way for the reader.
Personification is a figurative element used to give an inanimate or inhuman object, human features. This is to allow the author to describe an objects quality. Harper Lee uses this profusely in the book. Although when Lee uses personification it not
Pat Mora, Lucille Clifton, Mary Oliver use personification to create a message in these three poems by, how Lucille Clifton use personification to send a message. The personification sentence that Lucille Clifton created for her poem called "Earth is a Living Thing" by how the earth is "Feel her rolling her hand in its kinky hair." By how she uses words to make things that are nonliving sound like they are getting human abilities. Pat Mora uses personification to express the abilities of the non-living thing that she gave human abilities in her poem called "Gold". The sentence that she used in her poem called "Gold" was "When Sun paints the desert with its gold." Mary Oliver put personification in her poem so she could use the sentence
Abstract: Figurative idioms paly an important role in English language. They represent the national culture and they are the core in language. The fgurative meaning and unity of idiom make the language colourful and vivid.
Personification poses a strength as well in which he adds a face to death and a voice to a nightingale to exemplify the beauty of death. The nightingale spoke to Whitman as he questioned Lincoln’s death.
We are much aided by the semiological discovery of de Saussure that words in themselves acquire meaning only when in a sentence. Dictionaries ascribe certain lexical liberties in the conception and the interpretation of certain words in particular contexts. This explains why we are capable of telling the difference between a literal meaning and a metaphorical meaning. “At this final stage when the meaningful effect that we call metaphor has rejoined the change of meaning which augments polysemy, the metaphor is no longer living but dead, only authentic, living metaphors are at the same time ‘event’ and ‘meaning’” (ibid).