What are examples of a metaphor and consonance in "Her Kind" by Anne Sexton?
Quick answer:A metaphor is a comparison between two things, and consonance is when consonant sounds are repeated in a line of poetry. We know that Anne Sexton suffered with depression her entire life, experiencing anxiety and fear early on as a child. We can see evidence of this in the poem, "Her Kind." She describes herself as having " fur / sprouting from [her] ears," and she mentions that her hands are claws. These are images of animals. She even mentions "scurrying to [her] hole," another animal image, This imagery represents how anxious or frightened Anne feels about the outside world; she does not want to venture out into society because she feels like an outsider or a monster.
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