The poem “Harlem” written by a poet knows as Langston Hughes includes irregular metric patterns and also an irregular rhythm that give the reader the image of the oppression experienced by the black people in the United States. In this poem, the simile I selected is, “like a heavy load”. The metaphor in this poem is “maybe it just sags”. The simile and the metaphor are used for comparison in this poem and draw the reader’s attention. In the simile, the poet compares a heavy load with a dream. The poet used simile and metaphor to make the poem more interesting and easier for the reader.
The poem, “You Fit into Me” written by Margaret Atwood talks about love. The poem explains more about two people in love and how they match. In this poem, the simile is “like a Hook into the eye” and the metaphor is “a fish hook. The simile and metaphor in the poem are clearly used. The poet used the metaphor and the simile to capture the attention of the reader and make sure that the readers understand their message.
The last poem “The Fish” is a poem written by Elizabeth Bishop talks about a fisherman who caught a huge fish while using a little-rented boat in the poem. The poet is talking about the fish which she caught which is extraordinary. She considers the toughness of the fish and how she had to fight. The poem explains how the poet started to respect the fish. In this poem, the simile is “like ancient wallpaper” while the metaphor is “rags of green weed hung down” the two in the poem are clearly stated and change the tone of the poem. The poet used metaphor and smile in the poems to make the poem more memorable, personal and also persuasive.
The metaphors and similes in the poem have made the three poems to be more vivid. They make the reader to feel more connected and associated with the poem. The metaphors and similes also change the tone of the poem and also the mood. Generally, the similes and metaphors have made the three poems more interesting and easier for the reader.
Altman Leroy. Poem Collection. New York: Lulu, 2014. Print.