Figurative/Literary devices in this Poem.  This poem is very simple therefore its hard to find the figurative/ literary devices , so can someone help me find them please. there are many lines...

Figurative/Literary devices in this Poem.

 

This poem is very simple therefore its hard to find the figurative/ literary devices , so can someone help me find them please.

there are many lines you have not traced on my palms still

you think you know me , when i speak you nod knowingly as if 
you've read my mind and are only politely acknowledging the confirmation of my spoken words

but you cannot possibly know what i've been contemplating these days
my head is full of blood but you show no fear and i do not trust my hands which feel to me like stones

you do not cower when i approach though i am like a runaway train
and i can hear you voice cool and steady while my brain screams profanities into the air around your ears , our past had given you no reason to be afraid but still i am surprised you cannot see
the danger burning brightly in my eyes 
the fire i am struggling to control 

as i sit stewing in the kitchen's false light with tears my daughter comes to me frightened by what she cannot see afraid tonight to sleep 

i hold her in my arms singing soft words of comfort feeling her heart quickly beating against my chest knowing before i can think that i have forgotten us for our stupid little war

knowing in the incandescent light that anger will never move me as delicately as she has moved me this night

 

Thank you ...

 

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ask996 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

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Figurative language can be imagery that uses non-literal examples of language to create an image, metaphor which compares two unlike things where one is said to be the other, simile which compares two unlike things where one is said to be like the other, personification where human characteristics to non-human things. You haven't indicated that you need to know what the figurative language means, so I'll just point out the examples of it. If you need more, let me know.

·     my head is full of blood (imagery)

·     my hands which feel to me like stones (simile)

·     i am like a runaway train (simile)

·     my brain screams profanities (personification)

·     danger burning brightly in my eyes (metaphor and imagery)

·     the fire i am struggling to control (metaphor imagery)

·     our stupid little war (metaphor)

 

 

 

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ask996 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

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Figurative language can be imagery that uses non-literal examples of language to create an image, metaphor which compares two unlike things where one is said to be the other, simile which compares two unlike things where one is said to be like the other, personification where human characteristics to non-human things. You haven't indicated that you need to know what the figurative language means, so I'll just point out the examples of it. If you need more, let me know.

·     my head is full of blood (imagery)

·     my hands which feel to me like stones (simile)

·     i am like a runaway train (simile)

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chris-09 | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 3) eNoter

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Figurative language can be imagery that uses non-literal examples of language to create an image, metaphor which compares two unlike things where one is said to be the other, simile which compares two unlike things where one is said to be like the other, personification where human characteristics to non-human things. You haven't indicated that you need to know what the figurative language means, so I'll just point out the examples of it. If you need more, let me know.

·     my head is full of blood (imagery)

·     my hands which feel to me like stones (simile)

·     i am like a runaway train (simile)

·     my brain screams profanities (personification)

·     danger burning brightly in my eyes (metaphor and imagery)

·     the fire i am struggling to control (metaphor imagery)

·     our stupid little war (metaphor)

 

 

 

thanks a lot ask996, but i just dont understand the examples for metaphor and simile and personification , can you please explain why they are meta.,simile,and personification :)

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chris-09 | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 3) eNoter

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thanks a lot ask996, but i just dont understand the examples for metaphor and simile and personification , can you please explain why they are meta.,simile,and personification :)

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