Poetry Concepts Exercise

Write a poem using 4 of the following: A simile, metaphor, personification, metonymy, 2 symbols, a paradoxical statement, or hyperbole.
A single candle
Lit with the intensity of a thousand suns
The flame jumps and dances
Quietly speaking to anyone who will listen
Like a quiet mourner in the night
But the existence of the flame is life, not death
The flame persists throughout the night
As the glow of morning approaches, the candle is short
The dew falls, the flame grows weak
As the sun rises, a new life gives birth to death