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    questions

    Hi there,
    I have three questions to ask. Could you help?


    1. What does it mean by 'turns the page' in the following verse
    `Coz as the time turns the page
    My love won't age at all

    2. Is it the underlined a simile or metaphor?
    And I swear like the shadow that's by your side

    3. What does it mean by 'happy tears'? why did the narrator use 'happy' here to go with 'tear'?
    You'll only cry those happy tears

    tks
    simon

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    Re: questions

    Quote Originally Posted by simon1234 View Post
    Hi there,
    I have three questions to ask. Could you help?


    1. What does 'turns the page' mean in the following verse
    `Coz as the time turns the page
    My love won't age at all

    2. Is the underlined a simile or metaphor?
    And I swear like the shadow that's by your side

    3. What does 'happy tears' mean here? Why did the writer use 'happy' here to go with 'tear'?
    You'll only cry those happy tears

    tks
    simon
    First, these are from "I Swear" by All-4-One. Also, I corrected some errors in your post.

    Turns the page = Moves on, takes us to the next part of our lives.

    "Like the shadow" is a simile but the line after that gives us the key to its meaning: "I swear like the shadow that's by your side I'll be there." He will be there like a shadow, (perhaps only on sunny days or in brightly lit rooms).

    Sometimes people cry when they are very happy, especially women.

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    Re: questions

    Quote Originally Posted by simon1234 View Post
    Hi there,



    2. Is it the underlined a simile or metaphor?
    And I swear like the shadow that's by your side

    simon
    A crude guide is: a simile contains the word like (or as), a metaphor doesn't.

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