In ¨Flowering Judas¨ Katherine Anne Porter uses literary devices such as symbols, symbolism, foreshadowing, imagery, and others as well. She speaks of it as if she was either comparing her lifestyle towards the story. Mostly used in the story are symbolic, foreshadowing, and metaphors. In “Flowering Judas” symbolism is the most important stylistic feature in the story. Important to Porter, her use of symbolism is various and debatable.
Throughout the course of this poem, Bogan uses metaphors, imagery, and the setting to show that women are seen as incapable of doing what men do. Louise Bogan shows how women are not treated fairly by using metaphors throughout her poem. The metaphors helped create meaning and emotion and helped the reader have a better understanding of the poem. Bogan states women have a good heart but cannot use it to their desire by saying, “Content in the tight hot cell of their hearts” (3). The cell Bogan describes helps the reader understand the confinement being shown in this line.
Imagery portrays the image that the tree and family are connected by similar trails and burdens. Her uses of metaphor, diction, tone, onomatopoeia, and alliteration shows how passionate and personal her and her mother’s connection is with this tree and how it holds them together. There is a difficult decision ahead the mother and daughter both analyze the advantages and disadvantages to cutting down this tree. They have a dispute (line1) and “talk slowly, trying in a difficult time to be wise” (line 10). Using
This could mean a river overflooded and its unable to control itself. This impacts the story because it shows that some people can't control themselves or that the people are changing and they aren't used to what they are yet. That was my final example of personification. The ending of my poem was about how the birds, the herons, and how they rise above the river, looking down at the group of people. The theme of the poem in my opinion is to show your true colors and not let people change you.
Symbolism, as defined by the New Oxford American dictionary, is the use of symbols to represent ideas or qualities. In the book “The House on Mango Street” written by Sandra Cisneros the main character Esperanza goes through life, growing up in a very cultural household. Cisneros uses symbolism to show sexism, her feeling like she didn’t belong, and negative aspects in her culture. In this book she shows many examples of cultural sexism. In the vignette “My Name” a symbols she uses to show sexism is are the chandelier and the window.
Furthermore, in “Four Skinny Trees”, she describes four trees in front of her house that are out of place and how they seem they should not be there. Esperanza empathizes with them and says she too is not supposed to be on Mango Street and should have left. In hindsight, Esperanza’s connection with trees keeps them relevant in novella. Many other characters in The House on Mango Street can also relate to the symbol of trees, one of these being Alicia. With the death of her mother, Alicia’s father forces her to take on chores she had.
The Flowering Orchard, on the other hand, inspires energy and movement through the powerful forms of the trees. Each painter makes use of different techniques to accomplish these emotional goals. Overall, Monet’s Spring uses mixed textures and unrestrained composition to create a gentle and dreamy hilltop view. In contrast,
Brooks first use of capitalization serves to introduce the masculine and feminine characters of the poem, while emphasizing the lesser importance of the feminine character. We read, “Herself: the milk-white maid, the ‘maid mild’” (6) as the
In the poem of “A Work of Artifice” by Marge Piercy, the author illustrates the relationship between a bonsai tree and its gardener. The bonsai tree signifies women and their nature while the gardener represents men. The narrative structure of poem relays the perspective of the speaker, how he perceives women as mere illiterate beings. Employing an oppressive diction and descriptive imagery, the speaker reinforces the idea that he regards himself superior to the tree, believing that the tree should fit into mold that would deem it acceptable in his eyes. The speaker’s lines consist of chopped sentences.
Throughout history, man has struggled with his search for faith in God since man lacks verifiable proof of God’s existence. Writers also are challenged by how to represent God in literature if God neither speaks, nor is made visible in their texts. Willa Cather in O Pioneers! uses symbolism to evoke the presence of God in her novel. Cather’s effective use of symbols to indirectly indicate the presence of God, both expresses the strength of her own faith, as well as provides tools and inspiration others might use in their personal search.