Simile

The Star by Jane Taylor

Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are,
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.

When the blazing sun is set,
And the grass with dew is wet,
Then you show your little light,
Twinkle, twinkle, all the night.

Then the traveler in the dark
Thanks you for your tiny spark,
He could not see where to go
If you did not twinkle so.

In the dark blue sky you keep,
And often through my curtains peep,
For you never shut your eye
Till the sun is in the sky.

As your bright and tiny spark
Lights the traveler in the dark,
Though I know not what you are,
Twinkle, twinkle, little star.

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Jane Taylor (23 September 1783 – 13 April 1824) was an English poet and novelist. She wrote the words for the song “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star“. Born in London, Jane Taylor lived with her family at Shilling Grange in Shilling Street Lavenham Suffolk, where she wrote Twinkle Twinkle Little Star; her house can still be seen. Then later (1796-1810) she lived in Colchester, Essex (it is still argued that the rhyme was written in Colchester) and Ongar. Jane Taylor died of breast cancer at the age of 40, her mind still “teeming with unfulfilled projects”. She was buried at Ongar churchyard. After her death, her brother Isaac collected many of her works and included a biography of her in The Writings of Jane Taylor, In Five Volumes (1832).

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Definition: A simile is a rhetorical figure expressing comparison or likeness that directly compares two objects through some connective word such as like, as, so, than, or a verb such as resembles.

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The poem is the basis of the English lullaby that is well known. The poem is a couplet, however, has numerous similes throughout.

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I chose a picture of the sun because it twinkles in the sky, just like the star in the poem.

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