Essays on Metaphor

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About the Soul Based on Harry Potter

My argument supports the claims that Voldemort was alive despite his curse rebounding off of 15-month old Harry Potter. Voldemort says, “I was ripped from my body, I was less than spirit, less than the meanest ghost…but still, I was alive.” In the world of Harry Potter, there is a clear distinction between souls and […]

Pages: 4 Words: 1189

“the Things they Carried” by Tim O’brien 

‘The Things They Carried’ is a story that presents various accounts of painful experiences and traumatic events of the soldiers who fought in the Vietnam War. The author explores the great use of literary devices in explaining the occurrence of every event. In a well-developed piece that uses imagery, metaphors, reality, and fiction, O’Brien represents […]

Pages: 5 Words: 1402
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Feature Article about “the Tell Tale Heart”

I have been reading The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe, published in 1850. When I first read Tell-Tale Heart, my very first thought was this man is insane. He states that he killed an old man, he did not kill this old man because he pissed him off or because he wanted his money, […]

Pages: 2 Words: 719

Imagery, Symbolism, Metaphors in ‘the Road not Taken’

Most people have heard at least once in their life that hard choice is the right choice and this seems to be the case for the traveler. The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost is a poem about a traveler in the woods on a beautiful autumn day. During his journey through the woods, he […]

Pages: 3 Words: 1004

The Poem ‘the Road not Taken’

The poem «The road not taken» is written by Robert Frost. The poem begins with a dilemma about which path he should follow, whether if he should go with the mainstream or go alone. Eventually he chose the road to go alone, not knowing if it was the right choice or not. He keeps telling […]

Pages: 1 Words: 443

Difficulty of Choice in ‘the Road not Taken’

“The Road Not Taken,” written by Robert Frost, uses an extended metaphor of a walking path to emphasize how a choice he makes at any moment could have a significant influence on his future. Frost begins the poem by talking about the diverging roads he stumbled upon in the woods. He realizes he is only […]

Pages: 2 Words: 585

Stancil about Segregation

Due to the increasingly polarized political climate in the United States, many scholars, politicians, and journalists have debated the topic of race relations and its effects on our population. One subtopic that has emerged is that of school segregation. In “School Segregation Is Not a Myth,” Will Stancil argues that public schools in the U.S. […]

Pages: 3 Words: 898

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho Review

In the opening of The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, Coelho uses numerous stylistic techniques to not only inspire his readers but also to instill his message through thematic elements. Through the character interactions, symbols, and allusions presented in the first few pages of this novel, Coelho is able to present various lessons to the reader. […]

Pages: 5 Words: 1577

The Title of the Novel Catcher in the Rye as a Metaphor

The Catcher in The Rye (1951) is a novel by J.D Salinger in which a young man by the name of Holden Caulfield takes the reader on the journey of his life and his mind in his late teen years. The novel explores many themes including the theme of youth and the innocence of it. […]

Pages: 4 Words: 1139

Imagery in ‘dreams’ by Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes was a very well known African American poet. One of his first works is titled “Dreams”. It was written in the early 1920s. This was a time when discrimination was very relevant. Hughes used poetry to remind readers of the hard times that many people had to go through. Imagery is used in […]

Pages: 2 Words: 626