Thursday, April 21, 2011

Simile - Frankenstein

"She sang, and her voice flows in a rich cadence, swelling or dying away, like a nightingale of the woods," (83).

This simile is used by the creation to describe Safie's singing voice. He had never heard a human sing and was amazed at the beauty of it. I liked reading about the creation's first experiences. It was interesting thinking about what it would be like to not have any words or ability to describe what was going on. When we all learned about this kind of stuff, we were too young to remember what it was like. But for the creation, he was very aware that he was different and had no idea what was going on. I cannot imagine how difficult that would be and how lost one would feel in that situation. This creation was lucky that he had a superhuman mind and was able to catch on quickly! Otherwise it would have been terribly difficult to catch on.

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