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22 October, 20:50

Match the excerpts with the literary devices they employ.

Tiles:

metaphor

personification

simile

hyperbole

Pairs:

"My reason, the physician to my love,

Angry that his prescriptions are not kept"

(Edmund Spenser, Sonnet 147)

"More than most fair ... "

(Edmund Spenser, Sonnet 8)

"And her fair countenance, like a goodly banner,

Spreads in defiance of all enemies."

(Edmund Spenser, Sonnet 5)

"Thy youth's proud livery so gazed on now,

Will be a totter'd weed of small worth held: "

(William Shakespeare, Sonnet 2)

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  1. 22 October, 22:11
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    "My reason, the physician to my love,

    Angry that his prescriptions are not kept"

    (Edmund Spenser, Sonnet 147)

    answer:personification

    "More than most fair ... "

    (Edmund Spenser, Sonnet 8)

    answer:hyperbole

    "And her fair countenance, like a goodly banner,

    Spreads in defiance of all enemies."

    (Edmund Spenser, Sonnet 5)

    answer:simile

    "Thy youth's proud livery so gazed on now,

    Will be a totter'd weed of small worth held: "

    (William Shakespeare, Sonnet 2)

    answer:metaphor
  2. 22 October, 22:48
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    Metaphor - "Thy youth's proud livery so gazed on now,

    Will be a totter'd weed of small worth held: "

    (William Shakespeare, Sonnet 2)

    Personification - My reason, the physician to my love,

    Angry that his prescriptions are not kept"

    (Edmund Spenser, Sonnet 147)

    Simile - "And her fair countenance, like a goodly banner,

    Spreads in defiance of all enemies."

    (Edmund Spenser, Sonnet 5)

    Hyperbole - "More than most fair ... "

    (Edmund Spenser, Sonnet 8)

    Explanation:

    1. Metaphor is the literary device that writers use phrases or groups of words to apply to an object or an action but which is not applicable literally. In this poem "Sonnet 2" by Shakespeare, the speaker is talking about when a person gets old. His young skin and appearance that people love looking at will become saggy, with "small worth".

    2. Personification is the attribution of human qualities to an abstract thought or idea. In "Sonnet 147" by Spenser, the author personifies "his reason" as a "physician" who is angry with the lover for not keeping his prescriptions.

    3. Simile is another literary technique of figuratively speaking when the speaker compares one thing with another thing of a different kind. In Spenser's "Sonnet 5", the speaker compares his beloved's fair appearance or face to that of a banner flying over the enemies.

    4. Hyperbole is an exaggerated claim which cannot and should not be taken in the literal sense. "Sonnet 8" of Spenser's sonnet describes his beloved as "more than most fair" which is an exaggeration for the beauty f his beloved.
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