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Describe the thematic purpose of  "Metaphors" by Sylvia  Plath.

Sylvia Plath’s “Metaphors” cleverly explains the feelings of a pregnant woman. This poem was written during the year that Plath had her first child. The theme of the poem offers an ironic...

Latest answer posted March 23, 2013 12:00 am UTC

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Identify the poetic devices in Sylvia Plath's poem "Metaphors."

Sylvia Plath's poem "Metaphors" is full of imagery and poetic devices. One of the first things you see is the immediate use of metaphor, as the speaker refers to herself as "a riddle," "an...

Latest answer posted July 2, 2019 5:08 pm UTC

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Which figures of speech are used in Sylvia Plath's "Metaphors"?

A figure of speech is defined as any use of language where the words have a non-literal meaning. In literature, therefore, there are a number of different examples of figures of speech, such as...

Latest answer posted March 25, 2013 12:04 pm UTC

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Metaphors-Would you say the speaker has a positive, negative, or neutral attitude toward her pregnancy?  Which...

I would say that the speaker of this poem has a negative attitude toward her pregnancy. Typically, a woman who calls herself, or is called, an "elephant" or is said to be as big as a "house" is...

Latest answer posted July 19, 2016 2:37 am UTC

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Explain the reasons why the poetic devices are effective in Sylvia Plath's poem "Metaphors."

The title, "Metaphors," directly states the poem's purpose: to provide a series of metaphors. The first line notes that these metaphors comprise a riddle; the solution is to derive what the...

Latest answer posted March 26, 2013 3:43 am UTC

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Do the chosen poetic devices in Sylvia Plath's poem "Metaphors" reinforce the theme?

Ambivalence is the word which describes Sylvia Plath’s attitude toward her pregnancy in “Metaphors.” It is a riddle poem with the answer equally a pregnant woman. The reader is challenged to find...

Latest answer posted March 24, 2013 9:22 pm UTC

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