Doesn T Have Too Much Figurative Language In Ithaca
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Ithaca is a poem that was written by Constantine P. Cavafy in 1911 and translated by Edmund Keeley and Philip Sherrard. This poem doesn’t have too much figurative language or any other type of imagery or anything but it is very enjoyable to read. This poem is telling people how they shouldn’t rush through life but to enjoy every moment. It is very important to do so because life is too short.
Ithaca by C. P. Cavafy is a poem with a few metaphors but the word Ithaca has more meanings in this poem. One of them is Ithaca being compared to Odysseus’s life. It has been compared to his life because he is always rushing to get home quickly. As the poem states “…don’t hurry the journey at all. Better if it goes on for years”. Another metaphor in this poem is Ithaca compared to home. As Odysseus travels he has to keep Ithaca in his mind and he has to get there but not to rush. We can see this example in the following quote “Always keep Ithaca in your mind”. Finally Ithaca has one more meaning and it is a goal. Ithaca is compared to a goal because after the war Odysseus had one thing to do, and it was to get home so he ca see his family. This was like a promise that…show more content… One of them is the first line when it says “When you set out for Ithaca”. This line is referred to Odysseus and his life. This line is mentioning that he is going on a journey soon to get home. “Always keep Ithaca in mind”. When I read that quote I understood that Ithaca is a goal for him. Just like it is a goal for him to get home. Another quote that is an allusion in this poem is “But don’t hurry the journey at all”. This quote means that he shouldn’t rush to complete his goal but to take time to learn lessons from others. Just like Odysseus when it takes him 10 years to get home, he isn’t rushing but he is learning life lessons on the way home. In Ithaca there are lots of allusions and most of them are related to