Essays Tagged: "Metaphor"

Army Ants. Comparision between army ants and U.S. Army.

I am going to focus this report on the part of thequote, '..launch armies into war..,' which sets a metaphor of ants and our armies in today'ssociety. Ants have many tactics, so to speak, that are sim ...

(3 pages) 137 3 4.7 Nov/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Zoology

Shakespearen Sonnet 73 and Sonnet 116

love conquers all.Shakespeare uses an array of figurative language to convey his message, including metaphor and personification. Thus, in sonnet 73, he compares himself to a grove of trees in early w ...

(3 pages) 225 0 4.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Macbeth Independence and Failure

tury are often pictured carrying a bundle of limbstied with vines on their backs. This is a perfect metaphor for the events in Macbeth.Macbeth is one of many thanes, or limbs, bundled together. The th ... one side tries to stand on its own then the second will fall on thefirst as it tries to stand. This metaphor also excellently exemplifies the catastrophe thatoccurs in Macbeth as both Lady Macbeth and ...

(7 pages) 45 0 3.3 Dec/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Macbeth

"The Role Of the Teacher" by Irving Layton critique

n and an expository purpose. The author uses opinion based format for this essay.Irving Layton uses metaphor in his essay. 'books have become objects of curiosity; like an atomic pile, something heard ...

(2 pages) 122 0 3.3 Oct/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Cressida and the Folly of Youth" This essay discusses possible answers to the question 'what is Cressida' in Shakespeare's "Troilus and Cressida."

values and virtues. Indeed, it seems that the love story between these two provides an overarching metaphor for the second plot line, that of the Trojan War. While the scenes portraying the war are e ...

(5 pages) 59 1 4.7 Mar/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Frankenstein, a metaphor of the problems technology is causing today.

irst and still is one of our best cautionary tales about scientific research.. Shelley's novel is a metaphor of the problems technology is causing today.Learn from me. . . at least by my example, how ...

(7 pages) 304 1 4.8 Mar/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

In Jane Austen's novel Sense and Sensibility the title is a metaphor for the two main characters, Elinor and Marianne. Elinor represents sense and Marianne repr ...

(7 pages) 154 0 4.3 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Theodore Roethke: This is about the basic life story and the meaning behind this dramatically influential American poet's works. It's AP English vocabulary, change as needed.

poet writes his personal feelings and interpretations in the form of symbols: the lifeblood of the metaphor. Often these words are written in a form of expression not usually associated with normal e ... lorn man in the middle of personal and environmental anguish portrays itself in "In a Dark Time", a metaphorical comparison between the ideas of losing hope and enduring the torture of day-to-day livi ...

(7 pages) 86 0 3.7 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Origin of Marriage

with Hosea, uses the marriage relationship as a symbol of God's covenantal love for Israel. Such a metaphor for God's love presupposes an appreciation for the covenental dimensions of the marriage re ...

(5 pages) 237 1 3.9 Apr/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Analysis of the Poem "Lucifer in Starlight" by George Meredith

hint, every possibility, for a deeper theme. Also, 'deciphering' formal literary techniques such as metaphor, connotation, and symbolism is the key to unlock other expressions. The main theme of the p ...

(3 pages) 49 0 4.0 Oct/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Simple essay on a quote from "Sidhartha" by Herman Hesse

. Taken literally it identifies the "father-like-son" aspect of the situation. It can be taken as a metaphor for the endlessness of time as well. Taken out of context, this quote identifies that anyth ... the situation Siddhartha had with Brahmin would be repeated.The quote can also be interpreted as a metaphor for time. Obvious recurrences can be noted in time, suggesting that time repeats itself. In ...

(2 pages) 54 0 4.3 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Female gender stereotyping in American popular music.

y requires music. For most individuals and groups--circumspect of culture, time, or space--music is metaphor for heartbeat. Music is ensconced with the soul. The female role in the development of musi ...

(5 pages) 336 2 4.7 Apr/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays

An Explication of Tennyson's 'Tithonus'

me. In the first paragraph, the speaker describes the decay of living objects as time moves on. The metaphor 'The vapors weep their burdens to the ground' exemplify the comparison between nature, man, ...

(3 pages) 42 0 4.6 Jan/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

A Philosophy for all- an analysis of the Tao

he can't attempt to describe it. Using the literary tools of contradiction, parallel structure, and metaphor, Lao-tzu discusses the Tao in language regular people can understand.ContradictionIn the be ... for what is lacking, i.e. non-being, is what causes people to strive for improvement.Adjectives and MetaphorsOne of the most effective ways Lao-tzu explains the Tao is through metaphor. As contrasted ...

(5 pages) 156 1 4.5 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Elizibeth Bishop's thought-provoking poem entitled "Filling Station"

tmosphere. Bishop aptlyarranges her words and expressions through the language devices of voice and metaphor.In Filling Station, Bishop uses tone of voice brilliantly, through the use of phonetics, to ... O--SO--SO--SO' create a wind-likeblowing effect from the mouth. Each SO allows for a sort of visual metaphor to be seen-- cars or the personified'high-strung automobiles' as they pass on by. Not only ...

(4 pages) 87 0 3.5 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Major Themes in Faulkner's "Light in August"

of the Origins of Evil'...a man's future is inherent in that man...'Faulkner's Light in August is a metaphor. In fact it is many metaphors, almost infinitely many. It is a jumble of allusions, themes, ... : University Press of Virginia, 1959p. 139.Gold, Joseph. William Faulkner: A Study in Humanism From Metaphor toDiscourse. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1966pp. 41-42Reed, Joseph. Faulkner's Na ...

(5 pages) 285 0 3.5 Apr/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Satire of Johnathan Swift Revealed. Refers to "Gulliver's travels

ver's Travels, Jonathan Swift satirizes this English society in many ways. In the novel, Swift uses metaphors to reveal his disapproval of English society. Through graphic representations of the body ... irst voyage, Swift places Gulliver in a land of miniature people where his giant size is meant as a metaphor for his superiority over the Lilliputians, thus representing English society's belief in su ...

(3 pages) 116 0 4.5 Mar/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Daniel Hoffman says of the House of Usher: »It is no house at all, but a profound and intricate metaphor of the self.« Discuss.

r it as more than merely a part of the background for the story.The first hint at the house being a metaphor of the self is given in the fact that the local peasants used the term "House of Usher" for ... f Hoffman's statement can be found in the end of the story. As Roderick suffers a mental breakdown, metaphorically expressed by Madeline's return from the dead, and finally dies, the house collapses a ...

(2 pages) 144 2 3.9 Sep/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Essay analyzing Anne Bradstreet's The Author to Her Book; focuses on the complex attitude of the author towards her work.

the author - specifically the attitude of an author towards her work. Through use of a controlling metaphor, that of a child, Bradstreet manages to convey all of her feelings towards one of her works ... anages to convey all of her feelings towards one of her works.In order to introduce the controlling metaphor of The Author to Her Book, Bradstreet begins by using words that allude to the idea of birt ...

(2 pages) 105 0 2.7 Oct/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

August Wilson's play Joe Turner's Come and Gone is a fine example of a Black Nationalist writing that deals with the problems of race and the feelings of being a foreigner in your own land.

als with the problems of race and the feelings of being a foreigner in your own land. Wilson uses a metaphor of a song to describe the struggles that the characters face in his play. The characters so ... mething that his race will keep him from doing in most white clubs.The "wails" and "whelps" of this metaphorical song are reminiscent of the early slave songs that Wilson's ancestors had sung hundreds ...

(2 pages) 143 0 3.9 Oct/2002

Subjects: Art Essays