What is Figurative Language?



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* imperceptible (adj): Impossible or difficult to see or sense

Analysis Questions for “Corner”

  1. Copy two lines from the poem that are examples of metaphors.



  1. Identify the objects being compared in each metaphor.

    1. Metaphor 1: ______________________I_______________________

b. Metaphor 1: ______________________I_______________________



  1. Copy two lines from the poem that are examples of similes.



  1. Identify the objects being compared in each simile.

    1. Simile 1: ______________________I_______________________



    1. Simile 2: ______________________I_______________________



  1. Copy two lines from the poem that are examples of personification.



  1. Copy one example of alliteration in the poem.



  1. Copy one line from the poem with an example of onomatopoeia.



  1. Why do you think the author compares the cop’s eyes to a fish’s eyes?



  1. Why does he compare his cigarette to “bravery?”



  1. Why do you think the speaker stays in the heat of the sun rather than moving into the shade?



  1. How would you answer the speaker’s question, “Who made him my enemy?”



  1. Create a line that you could add to the poem to create a hyperbole?



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