Emily Dickinson's Collected Poems

In “A Bird came down the Walk --” (83-86) what does simile and anthropomorphism, mean?


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simile [ ˈsiməlē ]   NOUN noun: simile · plural noun: similes 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).   anthropomorphism [ ˌanTHrəpəˈmôrˌfizəm ]   NOUN noun: anthropomorphism the attribution of human characteristics or behavior to a god, animal, or object.

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