Vivid descriptions of the wind such as its’ “rattl[ing] the tops of garbage cans”, “dirt and dust and grime”, and “grit sting[ing] skins” create a sense of chaos that is common in the busy hustle of city life. The cold wind also “violent[ly] assault[s]” the residents of the city, allowing the reader to envision the truly excruciating and harrowing journey people in the urban setting must make regularly. Additionally, asyndeton is utilized masterfully throughout the passage to demonstrate the disarray caused by the wind. The wind finds “theater throwaways, announcements of dances and lodge meetings, the heavy waxed paper that loaves of bread had been wrapped in, the thinner waxed paper that enclosed sandwiches, old envelopes, newspapers.” This extensive list without the use of conjunctions speeds up the reading allowing a fast pace similar to the rapid attacks of the wind, enabling the reader to visualize the onslaught on the citizens. Lutie, however, cooperates with the wind, reading the sign swiftly: “three rooms, steam heat, parquet floors, respectable tenants.” Asyndeton in Lutie’s case shows how she skillfully works with the wind to study the hanging notice.
In The Scottish Play or Macbeth, weather plays into the underlying story. The skies will tell you what is going to happen. Not exactly what is going to happen, but it will tell you if something bad or good will occur. The type of weather, like lightning, rain, or overcast also conveys different meanings. Such as a supernatural event, or a foreshadow of doom.
The sign’s “original coat of white paint” is streaked with rust from the rain and snow. The image of corrosion from the city conditions indicates that the city life corrodes people’s will. The image also displays how Lutie Johnson might end up in the city as her confidence and comfort is taken away by the wind and the city. The sign also has a “dark red stain like blood”. The vivid color of red indicates the severe effects that the city has on people.
He also brings to mind some of the non-natural tragedies that have subverted this small nation: "...it has a history of political instability and colonialism, of being ignored by the major powers when it is not being exploited by them." Thus, Pitts expresses his message by telling the audience that even if being exploited by major powers doesn't seem like a natural disaster, it really is. This statement proves that the earth is cruel because human beings induce much of the chaos, and human beings are a part of this earth just as much as the wind and rain. Moreover, this further demonstrates the main point of the essay because it shows how human beings, who can suffer and be victims, can be tyrannical as well. Pitts continues to support this idea by using figurative language such as similes.
It is said that the investigation into Mary’s murder was very sloppy. The police left untested bloody fingerprints that were on the door and on Mary’s jacket. The police came up with a theory in which Mary was murdered in a workroom near Frank’s office. Although the police first focused their attention on the nightwatchman Lee the coroner’s work began to make the police think that it was Frank who was the true
James Hurst uses personification, foreshadowing, and diction to express a serious, grim mood. Personification is used to give character and spirit to the different weather elements in the story. Hurst uses words like “playing” and “roaring” to describe lightning and thunder in a storm, making it sound chaotic. According to his representation of how the lightning moved through the sky, the narrator and Doodle didn’t think that the lightning was frightening when they first saw it. Another verb that is used to add on to the feeling of chaos is “hiding”, as the thunder does to the sounds of the ocean, since in order to completely conceal something a sound would have to be extremely loud.
Turning the gun around and pointing it at himself. Guns are used as a medium into each characters emotional state. Throughout the story they are used to signify power, dominance, control, and how each character used the weapon and its meaning to achieve (or ultimately fail at achieving) their goal through the narrative. It is Connah’s gun violence that leads to him being detained and questioned, and it is Connah’s loathing towards couples, and his poor grip on control over his own actions that leads to such events. His access to firearms allowed his polluted thoughts to cause harm to others.
Everyone must know that fear has its negative effects, but it also has its positive effects on humans. Fear can help you to be more aware and prevents harm to you and others around you since you are more cautious. However, on the other side of the spectrum, fear can bring obsession such as losing control of yourself to focus on certain people or objects, and can bring poignancy to your life. Both aspects of fear are shown in Edgar Allan Poe’s renown stories, ¨The Tell-Tale Heart,¨ ¨The Pit and the Pendulum,¨ and ¨The Masque of Red Death,¨ where all the main characters are introduced to fear, but all approach it differently. Their approach can be seen through the use of symbolism, irony, and imagery in which, Poe depicts how fear distorts the
In ‘A November Landscape’ we find phrases such as: “November came today and seized the whole…” and “...rain-winds patrol the earth…” November and the rain-winds are being personified as harsh, those that cause oppression. They took the earth captive and controlled it. In ‘Winter’ we can also find these phrases: “...our stumbling feet were
Fidelito Lopez states, “I was there, Jorge had grab a cane out of a closet and he was going to beat me with it, but Matt had came out and took the cane from Jorge. After that Matt had cane, and started beating Jorge with it. There was another kid, Chacho, he came up to Jorge and punched him and punched him. I was so scared.” After the testimony the cops went to the Plankton Factory and found out that was true and found