Read the excerpt from the poem “I Am Offering This Poem.”

I am offering this poem to you,
since I have nothing else to give.
Keep it like a warm coat
when winter comes to cover you,
or like a pair of thick socks
the cold cannot bite through,

What literary device does the author use in the third line of the excerpt?

a simile
a metaphor

2 Answer

  • the literary device is a simile. it is comparing two items, the poem and the coat. another example of a simile could be "crazy as a fox" 
  • The literary device is a smile.

    Summary of given poem is,

    The speaker addresses an unknown listener. He tells them that they should take “this poem” and regard it as a place of safety and warmth.

    It is compared through similes and metaphors to warm clothing, a map, and fire. The text concludes with the speaker telling the listener to keep this poem in a safe place and go back to it whenever they feel lost or need to redirect their lives.

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