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July 29, 2014

Homework Help: Metaphors

Posted by Larry on Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 11:41am.

Find a metaphor

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DREAMS

Hold fast to dreams,
For if dreams die,
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.

Hold fast to dreams,
For when dreams go,
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow.

-Langston Hughes


!. What is the first meaphor in this poem? What two things are being compared?

Answer: LIfe is a broken-winged bird. Life and a broken winged bird.

2. What is the meaning of the metaphor?

Answer: If your dreams die, you cannot achieve and soar.

3. What is the second metaphor in this poem? What two things are being compared?

Answer: Life is a barren feild. LIfe and a barren field.

4. What is the meaing of this metaphor?

Answer: Without dreams you life will be cold and empty.

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These are the questions I have to answer using the poem above.
Can someone please help me check #2 and #4 please? I don't know if I answered it correctly.

Thank you very much for your assistance.

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