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“Sweet Like a Crow”

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Cymphony Russell

on 12 May 2016

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Transcript of “Sweet Like a Crow”

Definition of Simile
According to bing search engine, a simile is...
"a figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind, used to make a description more emphatic or vivid (e.g., as brave as a lion, crazy like a fox)."
Examples of Similes
"your voice sounds like....
like a hundred pappadans being crunched, like someone
trying to light matches in a dark room..."

Example #3
what& why?
We learn from these similes that the Sri Lankan people can have quiet moments like a nap with bells. From example 2 we learn that the landscape in Sri Lanka can be muddy. From example 1 we learn that Sri Lanka can get very loud.
Sri Lanka beats
“Sweet Like a Crow”
Through the use of simile in the poem “Sweet Like a Crow,” Ondaatje illustrates the dangers in making generalizations about a culture no one owns.
Example #2
"like a whole village running naked onto the street
and tearing their sarongs, like an angry family
pushing a jeep out of the mud"

Concluding
Through the use of simile in the poem “Sweet Like a Crow,” Ondaatje illustrates the dangers in making generalizations about a culture no one owns. The poem as a whole inspired and confused me to no end, I believe the poet knew not how to make it seem logical. Unless that is what he wanted. This shows that we should not generalize a culture on what it looks or sounds like.
Analyzing Poetry
by Michael Ondaatje
Example 1
"like the sound I heard
when having an afternoon sleep
and someone walked through
my room in ankle bracelets."
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