Explain the following Poetic Devices.
I) Simile
II) Metaphor
III) Transferred Epithet

Give examples from the poems in Honeydew. ( Class 8th CBSE)


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1. Simile is a device that is used in poetry and writing, to show the similarity between two ideas or things. This comparison is represented through words such as 'like' and 'as'.
Example - She looked like a rose,

2. Metaphor is also another device that is used for the purpose of comparison. However, the comparison using metaphor is not direct. They are different from simile because like similes they do not state that one thing is like another or acts as another but takes that for granted and proceeds as if the two things were one.
Example - She was an angel in disguise.

3. Transferred epithet, is the trope or rhetorical device in which a modifier, usually an adjective, is applied to the "wrong" word in the sentence. The word whose modifier is thus displaced can either be actually present in the sentence, or it can be implied logically. The effect often stresses the emotions or feelings of the individual by expanding them on to the environment. 
Example - I have had such a wonderful day!

This sentence is an example of a transferred epithet because the 'day' was not wonderful, but the experience that you had that day made you feel wonderful.

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Simile is used for comparison by using as and like
Metaphor is a comparison between two unlike things without any such words
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