Metaphor Essay Topics

Explain Plato’s use of the metaphor of the shadows

1) Explain Plato’s use of the metaphor of the shadows in his analogy of the cave The works of Plato had such a profound effect on the world of philosophical thought and debate, that he is often referred to as ‘the father of philosophy’. Born in Athens around 428 BC, Plato was the student of… View Article

Lanark: Prose Commentary

This extract from Lanark ,written by Alasdair Gray, is a highly evocative piece of narrative prose. Set within a church in Lenzies, Glasgow, the excerpt illustrates the loss of love and theloss of self-belief which are inextricably intertwined for the character Duncan Thaw. Writtenin a post-modern style, it is also representative of the subjectivity of… View Article

He’s A Live Wire, Metaphor and Poetry

The use of metaphor in poetry is one of the most important aspects of poetic style that must be mastered. Metaphor can be described as figure of speech in which a thing is referred to as being something that it resembles. From the perspectives of construction, poetic and cognitive function and working mechanism, where metaphor… View Article

A Separate Peace

In the opening passage of A Separate Peace, John Knowles utilizes personifications, similes, and metaphors in order to create a gloomy and contemplative mood. At the beginning of the book, Gene Forrester is visiting his old high school, The Devon School, and the school ironically looks newer and more improved. As he explores this new… View Article

A Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss

In English: A rolling stone gathers no moss. — A person who never settles in one place or who often changes his job will not succeed in life; one who is always changing his mind will never get anything done. A rolling stone gathers no moss, but it gains a certain polish. People say this… View Article

Happy Prince by Oscar Wild

The story of Happy Prince was published in 1888. It is an allegory. The story is religious and is full of happiness. Happy Prince is a statue with a smile on his lips. It is made of gold, sapphires, and brilliants. Some time ago he was a boy with not knowing what tears were. Swallow… View Article

How Does the Story Encourage the Reader to Admire Scheherazade?

The author in the story uses many linguistic devices such as metaphor, superlatives, similes and strong adjectives to encourage the reader to admire Scheherazade. The author uses superlatives to set up the story such as he describes Scheherazade’s beauty “Excelled that of any girl in the Kingdom of Persia. This gives the story a background… View Article

How I Learned to Sweep by Julia Alvarez

1. In which form is the poem written (for example, is it a sonnet? Free verse? Lyric poem This poem was written in 1996 in a conventional style form. The poem has 39 lines. 2. What is the setting and social context of the poem? The setting and social context of this poem is in… View Article

How the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

In the chapter 15 as we call Sister Flowers from How the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou, allows us the readers to experience the day with Margareute Johnson through her writing style as if we were experiencing it through her eyes and deep inside her thoughts. Her use of imagery, metaphors, similes and narration… View Article

Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale

Figurative language was used by Margaret Atwood, through the persona of Offred, to illustrate The Handmaid’s Tale. Figurative Language consists of similes, metaphors, personification, alliteration, onomatopoeia, hyperbole and idioms. First, figurative language can be used to describe different settings. 1. Offred’s experience at night in her bedroom “The heat at night is worse than the… View Article

Enhlish Critical Lens

According to Patrick Ness, “It’s not how you fall, it’s how you get back up again”. In other words, life is full of obstacles and hardships. But what is most important is to persevere, and I defiantly agree with this statement. Two literary works that support this statement are “Mother to Son” by Langston Hughes,… View Article

Thomas Hardy “Tess of the D’urbervilles”

1.1 Notion of style.Genre The text under analysis is a novel entitled “Tess of the D’urbervilles”. It belongs to the belles letters style,sub-style is emotive prose. It has the features of this style: • Genuine imagery achieved by expressive devices. • The use of words in contextual and more than one dictionary least influenced by… View Article

Any Human to Another

Countee Cullen was an African American writer during the Harlem Renaissance. His poem “Any Human to Another” calls on whites and Americans in general to put aside their racial differences and come together in harmony. Cullen’s reflective and didactic tone is established through numerous rhetorical dev ices. The first thing one notices when reading the… View Article

Two additional poems

For your third Individual Project, you will be writing an essay of 1,000 words or more about two additional poems from the assigned reading list. Please select two works from the list of fifteen—excluding the one you already reflected on in Part A of the Phase 3 DB assignment—and answer the questions below. Again, be… View Article

A Patch of Old Snow

Few people make mistakes and fix them, most people make mistakes, don’t fix them, neglect them, and later end up feeling remorse about the situation. In the poem “A Patch of Old Snow” by Robert Frost a man is reminded of a past situation, which he has failed to reminisce about for a long time…. View Article