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  • Kafkas Creative And Direct Use Of Metaphors
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    In two ways, change is brought about in The Metamorphosis. The first is by allowing time and circumstances determine ones decisions. The next way is by using courage and conviction to make ones own decisions. Kafka brings about change with the use of metaphors in The Metamorphosis. The hidden metaphors are there if one can recognize and understand them. Kafkas crafty use of metaphors throughout his story includes many uses of different items. Finding the hidden and direct metaphors gives one a s...
  • Meursault's Imperfect Memory
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    The Imperfect Memory and the Excessive Imagination, Creators of Consciousness: A Study, Traced through Funes the Memorious and Meursault Consciousness separates humans from sense perceiving garbage heaps. Jorge Luis Borges, in Funes the Memorious, and Albert Camus, in The Stranger, explore the causes of consciousness. They are philosophers who write fiction to answer the question, What makes us aware An imperfect memory and imagination define our reality. Funes can be aware of other realities be...
  • Piece Of Office Equipment
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    In this poem Marge Piercy's speaker evokes a concrete vision of a woman who has lost her personal identity to her job. Her bold and descriptive use of metaphors allow the reader to envision a woman who is living her life vicariously through her career. Ms. Piercy successfully uses paradox, personification, and the pun to bring the character alive. With the use of metaphors, both implied and explicit, the reader can deeply empathize with the central character of this poem. From the first line of ...
  • Very Power Of The Metaphor
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    The Lord of the Rings, a Metaphor for World War II Joe Shoe 1/16/2000 The book The Lord of the Rings (which the author originally intended to be one book) resounds with symbolism and metaphor which reflects the era in which it was written. Although the author claims this story has no "inner meaning or 'message' " and that the story is merely a story to be told, it would take a far stretch of the imagination not to find the ideas of the book as metaphors for the real world around it. The very ess...
  • War Through The Use Of Metaphors
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    Metaphors that Justify War Kevin Steiner Truth Uncloaked Do you think we had all the information that was at the President's disposal when he made the decision to deploy our troops in the Gulf? Do you think having that information might have made you feel more comfortable about our involvement? Should our government decide what we get to know and what we don't? By in large, we hear exactly what our government wants us to hear. Knowing this, at no other time paralleled in history, we want the tru...
  • St Francis To The Dwarf's Voice
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    Critical Evaluation-Assisi poem that I have been studying recently is Assisi by Norman McCaig, which I found very interesting to read because it made a statement which relates to our world today even though the poem was wrote about thirty or forty years ago. The poem has lots of ideas including effective figures of speech, good choice of words, important images and irony. The statement that McCaig makes is, where ever there is great wealth it always exists along side great poverty. The poem is s...
  • Theme Of God
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    Poetry is often meant to be smooth, flowing, pleasing to the ear and the mind. To achieve this effect, many poets use different poetic techniques to help convey the meanings of their poetry. In the sonnet, "Yet Do I Marvel" written by Counter Cullen, many different features of poetry is used. In this essay, I will discuss the relationship between the meanings and the theme Cullen tries to convey in his sonnet and the techniques of metaphors, both religious and non-religious, allusions to Greek m...
  • Patrick In The Skating Scene
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    When studying a novel it sometimes helps to look at the language used in a specific passage. In the novel In The Skin of a Lion by Michael Ondaatje, this approach is extremely helpful. It will help you better understand the characters and give you a clearer idea of what the author is trying to say. Within the novel, the passage entitled 'The Skating Scene,' ; where Patrick observes the loggers skating late at night, is stylistically interesting. By looking at metaphors, symbolism and diction, we...
  • Dawkins Use Of Metaphors
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    People have always wondered how life evolved on Earth. Richard Dawkins' book The Selfish Gene and James Lovelock's book The Ages of Gaia attempt to shed some light on this debate. Dawkins' presents a reductionist point of view in that he argues that evolution takes place entirely through the effects of natural selection on the survival of selfish genes. Lovelock, on the contrary, provides a holistic view of evolution and argues that the entire earth evolves as a super-organism where the biota co...
  • Metaphor As A Speech Act
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    William Jennings Bryan Cross of Gold Speech Let's begin by analyzing and explaining the theory of metaphoric criticism. A metaphor, as defined by Aristotle, is the transference of a name from the object to which it has a natural application. A metaphor is decoration, ornamentation, and figurative language to a rhetor. They are not needed but create un ordinary speech. Metaphors serve as heuristic tools for suggesting new hypothesis, new areas of research, and new research strategies. They also f...
  • Chapter The General Theme Of Freedom
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    Close Reading Darius & the Clouds Page 33-34 In the chapter Darius & the Clouds Sandra Cisneros uses descriptive language and metaphors to engage the reader in the story. In this chapter the general theme of freedom is also exhibited when the author talks about Darius and also talks about the sky. The sky in this chapter represents the theme of freedom. The sky is used as a metaphor to describe freedom and how there are no boundaries and there is no limit. You can also not have enough freedom an...
  • Lucky Because Of His Young Age Consumerism
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    Bruce Dawe uses his poetry as a tool to criticise the consumer driven America and societies with consumer values. He puts forward different ideas about consumerism through use of techniques such as metaphor, parody and colloquial language. This can be seen in particular poems such "Enter without so much as knocking" and "Americanized". The poem "Enter without so much as knocking" explores the negative issues of consumerism through the example of one mans life. The poem has a cycle structure, sta...
  • Heading Poking A Stick At Cornered Snake
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    The current conflict surrounding a war on Iraq at the moment is a huge issue. This issue has many smaller issues that go with it to make it as big and serious as it is. One of these issues is Saddam Hussein. Hussein is the leader of Iraq and is said to be an evil person. While America is planning a war on Iraq, Hussein is conjuring up plans of attack and defence. The upcoming war on Iraq is filling nearly every newspaper in Australia and all over the world. For about two months there has been ar...
  • Use Of System Metaphors
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    Assess The Relevance Of Metaphors To Human Assess The Relevance Of Metaphors To Human – Computer Interaction From The Perspective Of The Design System metaphors appear to be attracting more and more attention and you often hear the term banded about in journals and conference proceedings. The aim of this essay is to examine the potential usefulness of metaphors to the users and designers of systems, concentrating, in particular, on the human-computer interface. It will hopefully be establi...
  • Poetic Voice's Family Line
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    "The Metaphors of Africa' "Wishing Africa' is a poem in which many thought provoking metaphors are used to make it come alive by giving the reader great illustrations. First of all what is a metaphor? A metaphor is a figure of speech that make comparison between two unlike things, without using the words like or as. Marilyn Brooks utilizes metaphor to shape one of the most interesting and dramatic poems. The essence of this poem lies within the metaphors. There are metaphors all through out "Wis...

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