462 search results for "metaphor"

The Mesh

metaphors of love. Another good metaphor is “But in the darkness of my doubts” where thinking is compared to darkness. Symbolism: Symbolism is using symbols to signify ideas and qualities,…

A Blackbird Singing

…the bird, their connection with black people, and the latent irony make this poetic piece worth reading. “A Blackbird Singing” As a Representative of Sorrow: This metaphorical poem deals with…

Sympathy

…the African-American community. Using the metaphor of a bird, Dunbar highlights the importance of freedom. He also describes captivity through the plea and struggle of a caged bird. “Sympathy” As…

A Change is as Good as A Rest

…while.” The proverb has been used to reflect the change that becomes metaphorical in a sense. Example #2: “He is habitual of thinking a change is as good as a…

The Waste Land

…Through “The Waste Land,” T. S. Eliot brings clarity and richness to this poem using appropriate devices. The analysis of some of the literary devices is given below. Metaphor: There…

A Diamond in the Rough

…This phrase is also used as a metaphor such as “You cannot judge him as he is a diamond in the rough.” Here the phrase has been used as a…

Catachresis

…example, the metaphoric words are shown in bold. The literal and metaphorical meanings can be understood in the context, which the poet is describing as: know-how, capacities, dispositions, and skills….

Every Cloud has a Silver Lining

…even from the worst situation, something good will come. Literary Devices Metaphor: Silver lining is used as a metaphor for optimism, and cloud is a metaphor for difficulty and sadness….