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A Simile - Poem by Matthew Prior

Dear Thomas, didst thou never pop
Thy head into a tin-man's shop?
There, Thomas, didst thou never see
('Tis but by way of simile)
A squirrel spend his little rage
In jumping round a rolling cage?
The cage, as either side turn'd up,
Striking a ring of bells a-top?--

Mov'd in the orb, pleas'd with the chimes,
The foolish creature thinks he climbs:
But here or there, turn wood or wire,
He never gets two inches higher.

So fares it with those merry blades,
That frisk it under Pindus' shades.
In noble songs, and lofty odes,
They tread on stars, and talk with gods;
Still dancing in an airy round,
Still pleas'd with their own verses' sound;
Brought back, how fast soe'er they go,
Always aspiring, always low.


Comments about A Simile by Matthew Prior

  • Gold Star - 92,965 Points Bernard F. Asuncion (1/15/2017 9:04:00 PM)

    Nice poem........thanks for sharing....... (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 10,324 Points Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black (1/15/2017 5:13:00 PM)

    Could the squirrel represent thoughts that scramble about in our mind before it becomes something solid- liked or unliked? (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,640 Points Sylva-onyema Uba (1/15/2017 3:42:00 AM)

    Nice preamble.
    Good use of Apostrophe at the opening.

    Sylva-Onyema Uba (Report) Reply

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Poems About Simile

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  19. 19. A Simile (Pirouette) , Leslie Alexis
  20. 20. Balloons (Simile) , Taylor Dixon
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  22. 22. ' [ A Simile - Tribute To A Father ] ' , Ency Bearis
  23. 23. Seismologic Simile , Frank James Ryan Jr (FjR)
  24. 24. Straight Into The Simile , Robert Rorabeck
  25. 25. Simile , Monica Lanier
  26. 26. Epic Simile , Alicia Elsbeth Stallings
  27. 27. How Simile Works , Albert Goldbarth
  28. 28. Simile , robert dickerson
  29. 29. The Simile Town , Luis angel terrero
  30. 30. Simile , Jackie Butler
  31. 31. Simile , Charlotte Dacre
  32. 32. A Simile , Joanna Baillie
  33. 33. Simile Of Me , Rossella Rossella
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