#1
Im doing an essay for english due tomorrow and i need to know what english technique is used in this quote.

"In their eyes shall shine the holy glimmers of goodbyes."

It's from a gay poem my english teacher is making us write an essay on.

Could anyone tell me what technique is used in that sentence other than rhyme?
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The whole thing is pretty much a metaphor? Specifically the "glimmers of goodbyes"
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it's clearly onomatopoeia.
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What's this? Another "My homework is due in tomorrow, but I've not done it and I'm looking for someone to bail me out" thread?

Tough break, kid.

Also, gay poem?

Care to explain why?
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Alliteration maybe "glimmers of goodbyes"?
Sibilance also... maybe... i don't know. "shall shine"? Hell its all bullshit anyway.
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What's this? Another "My homework is due in tomorrow, but I've not done it and I'm looking for someone to bail me out" thread?

Tough break, kid.

Also, gay poem?

Care to explain why?


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Im doing an essay for english due tomorrow and i need to know what english technique is used in this quote.

"In their eyes shall shine the holy glimmers of goodbyes."

It's from a gay poem my english teacher is making us write an essay on.

Could anyone tell me what technique is used in that sentence other than rhyme?


Well the whole thing is a metaphor, but there is also alliteration (glimmers of goodbye, shall shine). It also has juxtaposition in the use of holy glimmers and goodbyes, seeing as holy is often associated with positive nature, as is glimmering (puts in mind gold or jewels) whereas goodbyes are obviously a negative event.
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^ wow thanks man, that was alot more than i expected to get out of it.
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gay poem


That's when I decided to not be helpful, too. I know the answer, but you're not getting it.


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its all good, i've got the answer now.

didnt really mean to say it was a gay poem, more just that it was one I couldn't connect with and i didn't like because it was all about sadness and grief. And because it was made around WWI time so half of the language is hard to understand
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its all good, i've got the answer now.

didnt really mean to say it was a gay poem, more just that it was one I couldn't connect with and i didn't like because it was all about sadness and grief. And because it was made around WWI time so half of the language is hard to understand


Oh I do hope you have to study some Chaucer.
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Pretty sure it doesn't involve the "missionary position".
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#23
alliteration in glimmers of goodbyes.
sibilance in eyes shall shine.
figurative language.
3rd person pronoun their.
Religious connotations.
Modification in holy and shine.
#24
What makes this poem 'gay'? The fact that it's school-related?
Is it not 'hip' enough? Or do you just not get it.
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What's this? Another "My homework is due in tomorrow, but I've not done it and I'm looking for someone to bail me out" thread?

Tough break, kid.

Also, gay poem?

Care to explain why?


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What makes this poem 'gay'? The fact that it's school-related?
Is it not 'hip' enough? Or do you just not get it.

He doesn't get it. Is probably unaware of the war it references or the fact that the author died in it.
It's just a labor to read a jumble of words and attempt to make sense of them. Damn his gay English teacher for attempting to impart some humanity into him.
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Some sort of homosexual technique?
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#29
If you read the post i made on the last page I explained why I was misinterpreted and I didn't mean to say gay
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