When to the sessions of sweet silent thought
I summon up remembrance of things past,
I sigh the lack of many a thing I sought,
And with old woes new wail my dear time's waste:
Then can I drown an eye, unused to flow,
For precious friends hid in death's dateless night,
And weep afresh love's long since cancell'd woe,
And moan the expense of many a vanish'd sight:
Then can I grieve at grievances foregone,
And heavily from woe to woe tell o'er
The sad account of fore-bemoaned moan,
Which I new pay as if not paid before.
But if the while I think on thee, dear friend,
All losses are restored and sorrows end.
What are figurative language used? like similies.metaphors,etc PLEASE HELp
A metaphor is a comparison between two dissimilar things: For example, your eyes sparkle like diamonds in the sky.
A simile is a comparison between two things using like or as
For example, he is not to be trusted...he is like a snake in the grass.
Figurative language-second layer of reading and understanding-not literal (sweet silent thought, drown an eye, death dateless night,)
When he is silent and alone with his thoughts he thinks of things past and reflects, he sighs at mistakes made and things he has yet to accomplish