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What are 3 metaphors for Cyrano de Bergerac?

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adad56 | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 12, 2009 at 7:52 AM via web

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What are 3 metaphors for Cyrano de Bergerac?

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Lori Steinbach | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted July 21, 2010 at 6:30 AM (Answer #1)

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Well, let's see.  He's a poet and a fighter and a man who deeply loves.  He's also a bully when he thinks he's right.

1.  A bulldozer.  He is this when he literally forces Montfleury off the stage and single-handedly closes "La Clorisse."

2.  A moon. The moon is changeable yet constant, shining its light brightly at times and taking on the cover of darkness at others.

3.  A white plume.  A plume, of course, is a feather.  In a way it is fragile (they do break) and useful (as a writing utensil) and strong (for it is the fowl's best protection) and resilient (as it repels water)--and it is beautiful and it can soar. 

Lori Steinbach

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