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Metaphors in Poems

            It is important to have metaphors in poetry because the reader can then see what the poet .
             A metaphor is a comparison between two unlike things that have something in .
             common. A metaphor helps the writer create a verbal picture that helps the reader to see ideas .
             more clearly. It helps the writer convey his or feeling more strongly. Typically, a metaphor .
             asserts that one thing is another or suggests that the one acts like the other in some way. .
             In the poem, Swan Song, the author calls the mast of the gillnetter a "crazy metronome .
             cutting the air." A metronome helps a musician keep exact tempo by the clicking metal arm that .
             moves back and forth. This helps the reader see how the gillnetter looks in the water. The title of .
             the poem supports the idea of a repeated metaphor related to music. A swan is known to sing just .
             before it dies. It is also been said that a swan song is the farewell appearance of a performer who .
             is retiring. The man on the rock can be seen and understood as the audience, watching the two .
             fisherman perform their last farewell. .
             A metaphor has the power to call up impressive visual images. In the poem, T-Bar, the .
             poet describes the mountain scene by calling it "haemophilic snow." A haemophilic is a person .
             who bleeds easy causing them to look pale or white. So the reader now gets a visual picture of .
             what the mountain looks like. The poet describes the skiers that are riding up the t-bar to .
             "Somnambulists." A Somnambulist is a sleepwalker. The poet illustrates the skiers as a bride and .
             groom. He does this so we verbally see what that would look like. .
             A metaphor has the power to stir feelings. The Ice-Floes is another poem where the .
             author uses metaphor. He describes the seal hunters racing across the ice after the baby seals as .
             travelling with "the speed of hounds on a caribou's track" By doing this it adds to the intensity of .
             the situation or to engage our emotions. The author illustrates "the night had swallowed all .

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