498 search results for "metaphor"

The Wound in Time

…know, brave / as belief as you boarded the boats, singing?” and “Your faces drowning in the pages of the sea.” Metaphor: It is a figure of speech in which…

Bottom Drawer

…outgrown The poet has used an extended metaphor in which he has explained this phrase, comparing his mind with the chest and the last drawer with the consciousness of his…

When I Was One-and-Twenty

…“The heart out of the bosom” and “Give pearls away and rubies.” Metaphor: It is a figure of speech in which an implied comparison is made between the objects that…

The Alchemist Themes

…to turn lead into gold. It is a metaphor for the transformation of a shepherd into a wise person who can bring a storm as per will. This wisdom lies…

The Garden of Love

…“And tomb-stones where flowers should be,” and “A Chapel was built in the midst.” Metaphor: It is a figure of speech in which an implied comparison is made between the…

Harlem

…used to make readers perceive things involving their five senses. For example, “like a raisin in the sun”, “Does it stink like rotten meat” and “Or does it explode.” Metaphor:…

The Highwayman

…poem. Metaphor: It is a figure of speech in which an implied comparison is made between the objects that are different. For example, “The wind was a torrent of darkness…

Across the Board

…social fabric.” Here the phrase has been transformed into a compound word using hyphens. This means equal or similar treatment. It is also a metaphor. Example #3: “His across the…