Extended Metaphors In Hope By Emily Dickinson

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Since as long as humans have walked the Earth, hope has walked along with them. It has been an essential part of survival. The poem, “Hope,” by Emily Dickinson compares the idea of “hope” to a bird or its song. Dickinson presents the theme that, “Hope can withstand through even difficult situations,” through her use of extended metaphors, including the symbolism of hope as a bird or it's song, the imagery that is presented when it is said that the song could be heard in even the most difficult situations, and through the allusion that the harder the situation, the stronger hope is. Birds have for centuries been symbols of hope. In Emily Dickinson’s poem “Hope,” this is no different. She represents hope as a bird when she says, “Hope is the

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