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Figurative Language

Diction, Imagery, and Figurative Language in Herbert’s “Virtue”

The beauty and goodness of creation often overwhelms us with awe because it is a mirror of the goodness and supremacy of the Creator. George Herbert’s “Virtue” emphasizes the spiritual truth that this world and life itself is beautiful. However, despite its beauty all of creation will come to a fiery end which will leave …

Figurative Language

Figurative Language In Emily Dickinson’s “I like to see it lap the miles” she uses several elements of figurative language to compare a train’s movement to those of a horse. “Iron horse” was the Native American name for trains because they were made of metal and traveled quickly. She compares the two in movement, size, …

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How Figurative Language Affects Tone

How Figurative Language Effects Tone in “On First Looking Into Chessman’s Homer” As seen by simply reading the poem, one cannot come from it without having a feeling of awe and inspiration, along with a new desire to read Chessman’s translation of Homer. The poem is rich with emotion-invoking language and filled to the brim …

Reading comprehension, figurative language instruction

Introduction             Many students in American schools today speak English as a foreign language. The English language learner (ELL) finds that English contains words and phrases that may seem confusing because of the disparity between the literal and figurative meanings. These words and phrases are used in everyday conversations by native speakers but ELL students …

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