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Sparrows in "The Bear" by Anton Chekhov

Smirnov is not referring any one character in particular, but to women in general. In the lead-up to the quoted line, Smirnov is making a diatribe about the female sex, saying that he doesn't know how ...
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Literary technique in 'for peace comes dropping slow'

There are several figures in these two lines. In “peace comes dropping slow”, peace is described as falling slowly, resembling some kind of gentle precipitation—mist or smur or drizzle. This is an ...
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Why are some metaphors not similes?

Metaphors and similes are both figures of speech that make comparisons, but they do so in different ways. A simile uses the words "like" or "as" to make a comparison explicit. For ...
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