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The poem cumulus clouds uses an extended metaphor to describe clouds. choose a...

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kaybabe44 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted April 13, 2010 at 11:51 PM via web

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The poem cumulus clouds uses an extended metaphor to describe clouds. choose a different element of nature and create a metaphor about it

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Michelle Ossa | College Teacher | (Level 3) Educator Emeritus

Posted April 14, 2010 at 12:02 AM (Answer #1)

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The sun and the moon are universally used for extended metaphors, and have been since the beginnings of human expression. Some great metaphors about the sun, for example, would include:

Bringer of life, vivid globe of fire, all-seeing cosmic eye, Father of Earth hugging us warmly from the sky; golden, raging, fire torch; fountain of energy; majestic light.

Hope this helps shine a light on you- No pun intended.

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