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    Poem: Hope

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    What is a metaphor?
    A comparison of two things not using like or as.
    What is an extended metaphor?
    A comparison of two or more things throughout the whole poem.
    What does Dickinson compare the bird to?
    A bird.
    Where does the bird perch?
    The soul, inside the soul.
    What is a gale?
    A windy or strong storm; outburst.
    What do you think the gale in the story stands for in this poem?
    The obstacles in life.
    How is Hope’s song endless?
    Hope is something that is always with you as long as you have it the song will never end.
    What do you think the last stanza in the poem means?
    Hope never asks for anything in return even in the roughest spots.
    Why does Emily Dickinson compare Hope to a bird?
    A bird sings a never ending song just like hope is never ending.
    How is hope the sweetest thing in the gale? (How does hope help you in a rough spot?)
    If you have hope you can make it through the roughest spots.
    What does Dickinson mean when she says “sore must be the storm-that could abash the little bird”?
    Something would have to be REALLY terrile to kill hope.
    I’ve heard it in the chillest land,
    and on the strangest Sea;
    Yet, never, in Extremity,
    It asked a crumb of Me.

    What does the word extremity mean in this?

    The hardest times or most difficult.
    Why doesn’t the bird (hope) asks for anything back?
    Hope is something that will be there and not ask why but will stay when you need help.
    Dickinson’s extended metaphor for hope is a(n)…
    small bird perched in the soul.
    And sweetest in the gale is heard;
    And sore must be the storm
    That could abash the little bird
    That kept so many warm.

    How does Dickinson extended her metaphor of “Hope is the fig with feathers”?

    A storm is heard, which relates to a bird that sings in their first stanza.
    By creating an extended metaphor in “Hope is the thing with feathers,” Dickinson does all of the following things except…
    Develop an image through an entire poem.

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