Adapted from GAVL assignment
Fame is a bee
by Emily Dickinson
Fame is a bee.
It has a song—
It has a sting—
Ah, too, it has a wing.
- The entire poem is an extended metaphor, comparing fame to a bee. Do you agree with this metaphor?
- The entire poem is also a personification of fame. It likens it to a bed. Fame is an inanimate thing that in this poem sings, stings, and has wings.
- Here is an example of repetition. The poem repeats the phrase, “It has a…”
- It also has an example of rhyme: “It has a sting – Ah, too, it has a wing.”
- Can you find any more examples of figurative language/literary elements?