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Explain the extended metaphor constructed by Robert Frost in the poem "The Silken Tent."

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A metaphor is a figure of speech that compares two things that are unrelated but may share common characteristics. In the poem "The Silken Tent," Robert Frost extends his one central metaphor throughout the entire poem. In it, he compares a woman to a silken tent at noon as it waves gently in a summer breeze. It's likely that the woman who was the inspiration for the poem was Elinor Miriam White, his wife, although it is not necessary to know this for sure for the...

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