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Figurative Language in Half-Hanged Mary
Transcript of Figurative Language in Half-Hanged Mary
In "Half-Hanged Mary"
Makes a reference to places, events, literature, or art
Talking to a person or thing not physically present
Comparison stating one thing is another
Giving human characteristics to something not human
Comparison using "like" or "as"
When an item is used to represent something else
"My body of skin waxes and wanes/around my true
body,/a tender nimbus"
The hatred and judgement of others has allowed Mary to rise above and find her true self.
This is an allusion to the moon and how it changes and evolves. Mary's body has been changed from her experience. She's now like the moon, ethereal and changing.