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Simile

…if the sun has become disgusted with waiting. (Charles Bukowski) Difference Between Simile and Metaphor Some may find it difficult to differentiate between simile and metaphor as literary devices since…

Analogy

…you are. Difference Between Analogy, Metaphor, and Simile Analogies, similes, and metaphors are all figures of speech used to create comparisons between different entities. These literary devices are often confused…

Figurative Language

Figurative Language Definition Figurative language uses figures of speech to be more effective, persuasive, and impactful. Figures of speech such as metaphors, similes, and allusions go beyond the literal meanings…

Fog

…Image: “Fog” opens with a direct statement about fog. The poet states that it comes. It shows the use of a metaphor but the very next verse shows that it…

Citation

…Web. 4 Nov. 2014. The Chicago Manual of Style LiteraryDevices Editors. “Metaphor” LiteraryDevices.net. 2013. http://literarydevices.net/metaphor/ (accessed November 4, 2014). APA LiteraryDevices Editors. (2013). Metaphor. Retrieved November 4, 2014, from http://literarydevices.net/metaphor/…

A Dream within a Dream

…extended metaphor as the speaker says that life is a dream. He explains how dream enters our mind using a metaphor in line sixteen where it is stated as, “yet,…

10 Petrarchan Sonnets with Examples

…Typically, Petrarchan sonnets have three major features; high praise/scorn, use of an extended metaphor, and rhyme scheme. Whereas its theme is concerned, it could be praise or allegation. It is…

Allegory

…for the people, while a metaphor does not stipulate such a lesson. An allegory could have several metaphors when describing a character, a metaphor does not become an allegory. It…

Metonymy

…to metaphor, which is also a figure of speech. As a literary device, the purpose of metaphor is to compare two unlike things without using the words “like” or “as.”…

Comparison

…to show comparisons. Metaphor A metaphor makes a hidden comparison between two things or objects that are dissimilar to each other, but have some characteristics common between them. Unlike simile,…

10 Famous Free-Verse Poems

…using somatic metaphors and similes. The metaphor of tulips runs throughout the poem symbolizing life. Some of the best verses of the poem are as follows. I am learning peacefulness,…

Figure of Speech

…You are sly like a fox. I’m happy as a clam. Metaphor A metaphor is a figure of speech that compares two different things without the use of the terms…

John 10:10

…they trust him and recognize him. In John 10:10, he compares the traditional and hypocritical religious leaders to robbers and thieves. Thief is also a metaphor for Satan in this…

A Bad Penny Always Turns Up

…by a popular novelist of the 18th century, Henry Fielding. Fielding explained that ‘A bad penny always turns up’ has been taken from Greek and that it is a metaphor….

Risk

Metaphor: It is a figure of speech in which an implied comparison is made between objects that are different in nature. The poem shows acceptance as an extended metaphor in…