Some poems are lengthy, and some poems can be very short, however when analyzed, they all express a deeper message. For example, when examining the poem, "The Changeling," by Judith Ortiz Cofer, the reader can easily spot the important message which the author is trying to reveal to the reader through the use of poetic devices. When closely reading this poem, the language and the terminology applied by Cofer enhances the readers ability to make connections between the theme of this poem and how it can be applied to real world scenarios. The poetic devices incorporated into the poem, "The Changeling," reflect on how young children interpret gender roles in their own way.
This passage from “A white Heron”, by Sarah Orne Jewett, details a short yet epic journey of a young girl, and it is done in an entertaining way. Jewett immediately familiarizes us with our protagonist, Sylvia, in the first paragraph, and our antagonist: the tree. However, this is a bit more creative, as the tree stands not only as an opponent, but as a surmountable object that can strengthen and inspire Sylvia as she climbs it. This “old pine” is described as massive, to the point where it, “towered above them all and made a landmark for sea and shore miles and miles away.” (Line 8).
What makes a story enjoyable? Is it the plot? Or is it the methods the author uses to connect to the reader? Plot is a big thing, but it is the literary devices that bring the story together. In the three stories, “The Tunnel” by Sarah Ellis, “The Skating Party” by Merna Summers and “The Bicycle” by Jillian Horton all have unique literary devices to make each story more intriguing and to give them the feeling of being part of the story.
In “A White Heron”, the author, Sarah Orne Jewett, incorporates figurative language and imagery in her text to let the reader feel a sense of adventure and wondering; the effect of such language is that the reader feels as if experiencing the journey through Sylvia's eyes. This is evident early on in the passage when the little girl started her path to the great pine tree. Her fascination felt as if “the great wave of human interest which flooded for the first time this dull little life should sweep away the satisfactions of an existence heart to heart with nature and the dumb life of the forest!” The use of a metaphor shows how quickly she is taken back by the forest and sense of wonder. The “great wave of human interest” brought new life
The book I chose to read was “The Glass Castle” by Jeanette Walls. “The Glass Castle” was memorable because it gave me an idea about the diversity of each person. The story was told through the perspective of a young girl who does not understand right from wrong because she believes what her father tells her. I think this book is popular because it expressed ideas that are typically thought of as wrong or ideas that many turn away from. The author included outstanding imagery that puts the reader into the shoes of the main character.
Not only can we learn from the characters in To Kill a Mockingbird, but also in the poem Sympathy because we can relate to what the author is talking about. Through these examples, it is clear that authors can best create empathy in their readers by developing strong characters that go through problems that the reader can relate to or learn
In the opening passage, I adore how the author made the setting a more peaceful scenario to take away all the darkness that occurred in the previous two chapters. An example would be, “I started appreciating Mother Nature, what she’d done with the world.” (Monk Kidd 57). This passage reminded me of my grandmother because she loves and admires nature. Nature’s creations leave her in awe just like Lily.
Writers from all over the world use symbolism to enhance their stories and create something so beautiful in each of their pieces. In To Kill a Mockingbird and Night, symbolism was so effective because it provided depth to the text, allowed the reader to break through the surface layer of the story, and gave readers the freedom of interpreting the story in different ways. In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, the author uses symbolism in her writing to create this bittersweet novel while one of the major symbols was the mockingbird.
And eventually, after Boo saves Jem and Scout from Bob Ewell, and she takes him home, Scout realizes that “... Just standing on the Radley front porch was enough (Lee 374),” for her to see through Boo’s eyes. She finally begins to understand Boo and why he acts the way that he does. Ultimately, teaching her that she shouldn’t listen to rumors or judge someone simply because they are different. The town of Maycomb is a perfect setting for To Kill a Mockingbird.
“Bishop’s carefully judged use of language aids the reader to uncover the intensity of feeling in her poetry.” While studying Elizabeth Bishop 's poetry, it was remarkably clear that Bishop 's carefully judged use of language aids the reader to uncover the intensity of feeling in her poetry. In the six poems in which I studied by this poet, we can see how Bishop used the languages to her advantage in a way that helped the reader to uncover the intensity of feeling in her work. We can see the emotions in her poetry through a mix of language types and techniques within "The Fish", "The Prodigal", “In the Filling Station", "In the Waiting Room", "Sestina" and "First Death in Nova Scotia". Throughout my answer, I will discuss her language types and techniques within her poetry.
She talks about how self pity is a natural part of the human experience of grieving, and she convinces the reader of this too. She shows the reader that this is how she copes. As a reader, or at least for me, I understand and appreciate this. This book is kind of a downer, and it can be rather technical at times, but it remains a page turner because of the great flow and smooth stories. Also, the technicality of this piece rings true to the person that you learn Didion is.
In the essay “The Things with Feathers That Perches in the Soul “, Anthony Doerr asks “What lasts? Is there anything you’ve made in your life that will still be here 150 years from now? Is there anything on your shelves that will be tagged and numbered and kept in a warehouse like this?” (Doerr 97). The idea the author is trying to imply there are things in this world that will fade.
I would characterize the level of diction in the poem “Wild Geese” by Mary Oliver as slightly abstract with more of a general level of English. The level of diction makes the poem easier to relate to on a personal level. By describing nature in such a broad sense, the author leaves the reader open to see their own versions of the landscapes. The diction is appropriate to the subject matter. Oliver’s opening stanza states, “You don’t have to be good.”
Octavia Butler was an African American science fiction author who produced several novels that allows readers to dive into a new world with an entirely new perspective. Lilith’s Brood, one of Butler’s most award-winning novels, contains a collection of three trilogies: Dawn, Adulthood Rites, and Imago. In the book of Dawn, Lilith is one of many who was saved by an alien species, known as the Oankali, after a fatal war that has destroyed all life on Earth. All humans were expected to make huge lifestyle changes and ultimately help create a new generation of species that were half human and half Oankali. Throughout the book of Dawn, Butler depicts the conflict of being so accustom and adamant towards societal norms where the thought or action
Path to the Stars In William Cullen Bryant’s “To a Waterfowl” he states “ There is a power whose care/ Teaches thy way along the pathless coast.” (Bryant Page #) Throughout Bryant’s amazing work of literature one can clearly see his theme of a power greater than ourselves guiding us on the path called life. God has guided me along my path, and will continue to guide me towards my future destination which He has decided. Many times God uses people and experiences in our lives to guide us toward the future He has for our lives. God has guided me through life by using my grandfather, my father, and my experience on Covenant Christian School’s rocket team to guide me towards my future as an Aerospace Engineer.