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Saidur Rahman 01/01/2021 ASSIGNMENT: Nature Imagery in Poetry Part B: Identifying Figurative Elements in Poetry Figurative language includes extended metaphor, symbol, personification, imagery, and sound devices. Sensory images appeal to one’s senses thus enabling the reader to experience the poet's connection to nature. An extended metaphor explores at length a comparison between dissimilar things. The juxtaposition of different things invites the readers to look at the writer's subject in a fresh light. Because we are surprised to see two unrelated things linked, the subject suddenly stands out in our imaginations. If it were associated with only familiar things, we might not see it so clearly. Answer the following questions for each of the poems. You can do this in note form or create your own graphic organizer. Use your active reading notes (TPCASTT) to help develop these responses. 1. Natural Phenomenon . What aspect of nature is each poem describing? (What is the subject of each poem?) Each poem talks about the changes in weather. The changes in weather is a metaphor for the changes in our lives, and how these changes are often sudden. Big Wind describes a storm, while Afterglow talks about sunsets, and Loss mentions wind. All these signify changes in the weather. 2. Perspective . What is the point of view of each poem? (What is each author saying about nature? How do you know? Provide evidence from the poem.) In Big Wind the poet takes the perspective of a young man who works to save a “cargo of roses” in a greenhouse (likened to a ship) stuck in a storm.

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