In this case, “The lustre as of olives where she stands and the white hands. ”This statement is a metaphor, she compares Helen’s appearance to olives how shiny but dark or green, like her radiance. The inference I made was Helen will never be forgiven and will be miserable for the action she has taken. Due to the way H.D. expressed helen’s guiltiness, seeing how in the second stanza “The wan face when she smiles”. H.D. describes Helen being pale by her guiltiness even if she smiles.
The author mentioned popular media people (like Rita Moreno) and literary characters (“Mammy” from Gone with the Wind) to show the source and the deepness of stereotypes. She includes dialogues and description of own ruefulness during the current event to create more emotion-oriented essay. Several main issues and single words are highlighted with the aid of italics, like the word ripen (Cofer 4) that showed boy’s expectances to Cofer’s sexual behavior. Was it author’s choice or not, the decision helps readers to see an important topic.
It’s a beautiful summer day and everything seems perfect, but as the reader keeps reading they come to realize that this story is not as simple and straight forward as the title suggest, rather it is a horrifying and dark tale. Shirley Jackson is forwarding the theme on tragic it can be to blindly follow traditions by using foreshowing, symbolism, and dialog. The first literary device Shirley Jackson uses to forward the theme blindly following traditions, is foreshowing. The first example I am going to us I talked about in my introduction.
Beloved desires a very different type of revenge, she thrives to make her mother and younger sister Denver suffer in a prolonged similar way to her. Throughout a majority of the novel, Morrison makes it clear how revenge is a dish best served by oneself. With the tone she ridicules the antics of Beloved, it is easy to unveil her bias to the plot. Beloved shows that even though revenge sounds sweet, it may never have a good outcome. Whilst the main source of revenge going
In Antigonick, “This is Eurydike’s monologue” (Carson) prefaces her monologue. Immediately, the meta-textual comment portrays Eurydike as an emotionally detached character, as it gives the impression she has a more narrative role as opposed to an emotionally invested one. On the contrary, Eurydice in Fagles’ translation addresses listeners with, “My countrymen, / all of you” (1304-1305). Her prompt establishment of a relationship with the other characters gives her an empathetic quality, and suggests she experiences a similar emotional trauma. Furthermore, unlike Fagles’ translation, Antigonick tarnishes Eurydike’s importance as a character when she says, “it’s her
The second reason why I agree with this article is because Phillis Wheatley 's presence in the public sphere of 18th-century America gave her the ability to influence public political opinion. Her ability to create poetry despite being an enslaved black woman resulted in constant references to her transformation from barbarian to genius in the public 's eye. She became a recognizable figure, and this allowed her poetry and her beliefs to influence the perceptions of all slaves. A quote I found from Flanzbaum says "There was no great poetry in the eighteenth century, and Wheatley 's poetry was as good as the best American poetry of her age,"(Flanzbaum 59). Flanzbaum has described that poems from Phillis Wheatley where like no other poem, they were more unique to her because no poet would express the way she expresses her poems, they are a true definition of lyrical poems.
However, the downside is that this made her poems appear as a riddle to the reader. On the other hand, this kind of ambiguous writing helped her in keeping the reader engaged. Moreover, compressing her words within her poetry gave her the ability to write words with multiple meanings.
It was terrible. I think this statement is situational irony. Why this irony called stuational irony? because it is not like the expectations. According to Maria Howard, situational irony is powered by the incongruity between the expectation and the actual outcome.
This can be seen through the extreme difference in tone. Angelou pushes on more daring tone riddled with sarcastic and bold remarks. This allows Angelou to freely belittle her oppressors while giving her advocates a laugh. Although risky, her boldness works out. The daring tone transfers her message clearly whilst giving her the power of
Maxine Hong Kingston’s memoir the “ Woman Warrior” has a very alluring writing style. Her beautifully written words drag readers into the abyss of fable and reality. Nevertheless, to numerous readers her writing style may seem unnerving and difficult to pinpoint, and can make one question the ability to fathom English ! Consequently, readers are pulled into the paradox between words and meaning. Kingston’s memoir is like no other writer, her words are like a graceful dance that swings readers along for the ride.
Perspectives Based on the perceptives on Flannery O’Connor personality she is described to be a loner. O’Connor has a different way of think from other authors because of her “sly humor, her disdain for mediocrity, and her often merciless attacks on affection and triviality.” (Gordon) She wrote her works to fit a new style a dark humor with Southern Gothic theme. O’Connor shows how grotesque the world is and how it needs a light to help change the world. Her works of irony is her main contribution to the world.
Bronte’s application of formal, polysyllabic, and abstract diction is displayed by the words “lost,” “attachment,” “greedy,” “mistrusting,” “covetousness,” and “reckless.” She uses this diction in order to appeal to her literate audience and accentuate the topic of debt, which is largely abstract. Bronte tends to use diction with negative connotations to display her sensitive feelings about the topic of debt and how serious she believes it to be. The emotions she attaches to these words prove their abstractness, as she continuously emphasizes the seriousness of the topic. In this excerpt, Bronte boasts her understanding of polysyllabic words, as this is common in the period of Romanticism, where the artist is the creator and is respected for both their work and intelligence.
In the passage, “On Seeing England for the First Time,” the author, Kincaid, uses different stylistic and rhetorical devices to convey her perception and attitude towards England. She shifts from glorifying England to making it sounds like a piece of trash on the ground. The two devices that were highly enforced in this passage were tone and repetition, with these two devices Kincaid made her statement clear of how she felt about England. In the beginning Kincaid begins her passage by stating she was just a child when she first laid eyes on England. “The England I was looking at was laid out on a map quietly, beautifully, delicately, a very special jewel; it lay on a bed of sky blue..,” (Page 364, paragraph 1) states how mesmerized Kincaid was by her first impression of England.
Through the use of rhetorical elements, Kincaid, Dario, and Adichie each attempt in communicating their belief of a certain idea and perspective. In her short book, Kincaid criticizes privileged people as she reminisces her former life in Antigua. Meanwhile, through his poem, Dario expresses his belief of the differences between Americans who originate from the North and those who originate from the South. Finally, Adichie highlights the negative influences of a single story in which a story is told through a biased perspective. Ultimately, Dario and Adichie successfully open a dialogue while Kincaid is unable to effectively do so.