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A BIRTHDAY . by Christina G. Rossetti

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Messiah Greaves

on 16 December 2013

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Transcript of A BIRTHDAY . by Christina G. Rossetti

A Birthday
My heart is like a singing bird
Similes - 2
My heart is like an apple tree
What does this mean?
Love is the Birthday present that is being given to the narrator.
And peacocks with a hundred eyes
My heart is like a rainbow shell.
By: Christina Rosetti 1830- 1894
What does this have to do with a Birthday?
A Singing bird represents cheerfulness and joy.
What does this have to do with a Birthday?
An apple tree represents the bearing of fresh,ripe fruit.
An apple tree also represents branches containing a present of sweetness
What does this have to do with a Birthday?

A rainbow represents the feeling of being full of excitement. A shell represents a birthday present because you don't know what is under the shell 'wrapping'.
Is come, my love is come to me
What does this mean?
This is a metaphor because peacock do not actually have one hundred eyes. 'One hundred eyes' is actually representing the peacocks tail feathers. The peacock metaphorically refers to grace in a peacocks' walk and beauty of the many vibrant peacock colors.
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