Aug 17, 2011

Speak Figuratively

A simile - comparison of two things,
indicated by some connective; like, as, than,
expresses a similarity, things compared
dissimilar in kind such as cunning as a fox
though a human cannot transform into a fox!
Refers to one characteristic that two
things have in common.

A metaphor states one thing is something else,
in literal sense, it is not,
not plainly limited in the number
of resemblances it may indicate,
Simply said, I can be a night owl or early bird,
But the fact is I'm human species!

Surveying prose forms and poetry,
          August 17th '11
      Wednesday evening

Recommended reads :

Metaphor by Sylvia Plath
The Eagle by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
The Wind by James Stephens
The Silken Tent by Robert Frost
To See a World in a Grain of Sand by William Blake

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  1. What an speak to juggle the mind- and burn brain cells, too! :)

    In simple words- metaphor produce smile but the fact is we human can be anything other than human!


  2. LOL...Omo, you're an early bird! You know, early bird has the advantages of catching the big fat worms. :D

    Yeah, human can be anything - bat, bird, fox, lion, tiger - are some of what we can be at certain times. :P In simple words - we compare man and animal and to use a metaphor might involve comparisons of morality as well. :)

    Thank you for your wow! :))

  3. :)
    With an eagle eye you zeroed,
    onto the target like an arrow,
    ripping the subject to its marrow,
    leaving the meaning totally kayoed.

  4. Od...a big WOW! to you. :)))

    Your words are music to my ears.
    A little sparrow here. :)

    Thanks a million times for your beautiful comment. Like a river, your words flow!
    I'm amazed! You pamper me!

    Thanks again! :)))

  5. hahaha..nice this one... a human cannot be a fox..or for that matter, anything else... human will always be human...even though some people are hell bent proving themselves otherwise :)

  6. Thank you, Muhammad. In some cases, it's ok to be brave as a lion or having a heart of a lion. But as you said, human will always be human! It's just a figure of speech, anyway, used indirectly to mean for other things. It's fun, isn't it? Thank you again! :)

  7. Thank you, Druv, for your kind words. :)