Essays Tagged: "extended metaphor"

A literary analysis of the poem "Mending Wall" by Robert Frost.

hese acts are clearly identified in the poem "Mending Wall" by Robert Frost. He uses the wall as an extended metaphor to reveal the narrator's thoughts about overcoming differences, cooperation, and u ... of the group than division. Frost expresses this in his poem "Mending Wall" by using the wall as an extended metaphor to reveal the narrator's thoughts about overcoming differences, cooperation, and u ...

(2 pages) 210 0 3.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

William Wordsworth Poem: "I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud."

Wordsworth begins his extended metaphor in the third line of the poem, with his speaker saying, "I saw a crowd, / a host, ...

(1 pages) 87 0 4.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Theme Analysis: "One 16 oz. Analysis- One More Thing to Carry" An essay on Tim O'Brien's "The Things They Carried."

Cross allows the reader to believe and appreciate "the things they carried" as well as creating an extended metaphor.O'Brien begins his work describing the care that Lieutenant Cross has for the lett ... ry from one specific situation.The plethora of personal possessions that these men carry acts as an extended metaphor. It is human nature for people to turn to religion, or their patriotism in times o ...

(4 pages) 162 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Brief notes on 'The Road Not Taken' by Robert Frost

er journey he is actually experiencing by choosing between two different paths. Thus the road is an extended metaphor as it is used throughout the poem to symbolise the persona's inner journey and emo ...

(1 pages) 53 0 4.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

The Things They Carried - Tim O'brien

Cross allows the reader to believe and appreciate "the things they carried" as well as creating an extended metaphor.O'Brien begins his work describing the care that Lieutenant Cross has for the lett ... ry from one specific situation.The plethora of personal possessions that these men carry acts as an extended metaphor. It is human nature for people to turn to religion, or their patriotism in times o ...

(3 pages) 90 1 5.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Poem Commentary: Constantly Risking Absurdity by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

rlinghettiCommentaryConstantly risking absurdity is a poem by Lawrence Ferlinghetti. The poem is an extended metaphor comparing writing poetry to preforming dangerous acrobatics. It has a very origina ...

(4 pages) 34 0 2.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Usage of the extended metaphor in Emily Dickinson's poem #371

ts usually is very essential to understanding the poem's theme. As one of the significant elements, extended metaphor may convey one of key ideas in poetry. Depending on the poem, extended metaphor ma ... important concepts the author chooses to convey. Similarly, in the poem # 371, Emily Dickinson uses extended metaphor as practically the most essential element to convey her feelings in regard to The ...

(3 pages) 46 0 5.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

"The Author To Her Book" by Anne Bradstreet.

k", by Anne Bradstreet is a poem directed towards her previously written book. The whole poem is an extended metaphor as it is writing about writing. The book is personified as her child and thus ther ...

(4 pages) 32 0 3.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Discuss Hawthorne's blend of realism, symbolism, and allegory in "The Scarlet Letter"

ative of something deeper into the heart of the novel, and the story is basically being shown as an extended metaphor.The events of the story take place in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, not too long a ... e that uses fictional characters and events to describe some subject by suggestive resemblances; an extended metaphor," is the literary element that The Scarlet Letter is built upon. Hawthorne leaves ...

(3 pages) 12 0 5.0 Jan/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Analysis of the poem 'Lost Heritage', written by Heather Buck

e importance and significance of our heritage. Bucks appreciation of the past is set-up through the extended metaphor of carpets in this first stanza, which continues throughout the poem. This metapho ... throughout the poem. This metaphor is established to represent our past our heritage, through this extended metaphor Buck attempts to emphasize the significance and importance of our heritage. The op ...

(4 pages) 3233 0 3.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature > Poetry

How does Percy Bysshe Shelley express the idea of the Skylark being superior to man in the poem "To a Sky-Lark"?

poet of the nineteenth century, he was born in 1792 and was drowned at 30 in 1822. This poem is an extended metaphor of the sky-lark representing freedom of expression : a theme very close to Shelley ...

(2 pages) 23 0 5.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Sula-tonimorrison

. In Sula and Their Eyes Were Watching God, young women observe qualities of nature that provide an extended metaphor for sexual discovery. In Uncle Tom's Children, a collection of short novellas, a w ...

(4 pages) 13 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

This Place Has Gone to the Dogs! Appearance and Reality in "To Each His Own" by Leonard Sciascia

tity. In T"o Each His Own", Sciascia explores the dichotomy of appearance versus reality through an extended metaphor that deals with the pharmacist’s hunting dogs. The inability of the dogs to r ...

(6 pages) 768 0 0.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

A Critique of "Lifeboat Ethics: The Case Against Helping the Poor"

to these nations. Hardin's argument for the preservation of well-to-do societies is embodied by his extended metaphor of each society as a lifeboat, with the citizens of developed nations riding calml ...

(12 pages) 83 0 5.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

The Wayang Kulit is essential to understanding the relationships between the characters. Discuss

which the Wayang Kulit, the mysterious shadow puppet play of Indonesia, plays a central role as an extended metaphor. The Wayang Kulit shapes the actions and thoughts of the characters throughout the ...

(4 pages) 14 0 4.3 Oct/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

"The Chambered Nautilus" by Oliver Wendell Holmes (Analysis)

t, Holmes uses a creature from nature-the nautilus-to try to explain the meanings of life. By using extended metaphor while using the nautilus, in “ The Chambered Nautilus” Holmes unravels t ... us in a highly adept way to explain the meaning of life. Most importantly, though, is Holmes use of extended metaphor to convey one critically and important message: “ grow and do not go backwards”.

(3 pages) 27 2 4.0 Nov/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Soul selects her own Society

few and how their decisions are generally incontrovertible. Throughout the poem, Dickinson uses an extended metaphor, stating that the soul physically "shuts the Door" and prevents any outsiders to e ...

(2 pages) 18 0 4.3 Dec/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Old man and the sea 2

s at face value as the old man recognizes his age and deteriorating old body. This book could be an extended metaphor of almost anything. I choose to believe it is a metaphor of life's unpredictable w ...

(3 pages) 3 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Second World War poetry and Rising Five poem

erience in Auschwitz in which many others died. Both poets use a series of techniques like similes, metaphors and mood to convey their suffering.To begin with, Owen and Levi use a mood of sadness, gui ...

(6 pages) 18 0 3.0 Sep/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature > Poetry

Analysis of "Sympathy",written by Paul Laurence Dunbar

th centuries who lived through slavery, racism and segregation. So this poem is considered to be an extended metaphor where through out the entire poem Dunbar is comparing himself and all African Amer ...

(3 pages) 54028 0 4.6 Oct/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature > Poetry