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Answered a Question in Guide to Literary Terms
A simile is a comparison of two things using the words "like" or "as." For example: He was as big as a house. The party was like a funeral. A metaphor is a direct comparison of two things...
Answered a Question in The Giver
Jonas lives in a community that is believed to be "perfect," meaning that there is no war, pain, sadness, anger, etc. In order to achieve this "perfection," his community has "forgotten" any...
Answered a Question in William Wordsworth
William Wordsworth's poem "To the Skylark" is an ode to a bird known for its beautiful morning songs. In this poem, Wordsworth celebrates the lark as the only bird capable of soaring on high, but...