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What are the literary figuratives of the poem: "To the Virgins, To Make Much of...
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I am a bit befuddled by this question, but I will take a stab that you mean the figures of speech used in this poem. The link below will give you greater detail on the multitudes of figures of speech, but in this poem, the most obvious include the allusion to Old Time (Father Time) and the Lamp of Heaven (the sun) which uses hyperbole by overexaggerating the speed at which time passes for these virgins. The speaker tells them that time is flying and by the day they are getting older and uglier, so while they still can, stop being coy and get married as this is their primary duty as a young lady in this time period. Otherwise, you will forever be an unmarried spinster which is never the desire of any young woman.
Posted by amy-lepore on May 28, 2008 at 6:06 AM (Answer #1)
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