Symbolism In Red Death Symbolism has taken form as an object, person, or situation that can represent a different meaning other than its literal meaning. It can be personal, emotional, physical, mental, memorable, or something with significant importance described to the reader. In many works done by Edgar Allen Poe, he expresses symbolism in his writing to let readers think about the things he included in his stories and what they mean. In the following story “Masque of The Red Death,” Poe uses symbolism with the colors of the rooms, the masquerade, the clock, and the red death to express how life leads to death. In the beginning of the story, Poe writes detailed descriptions about each room where the blue room is farthest to the east,
“Mr. Covey succeeded in breaking me. I was broken in body, soul, and spirit. My natural elasticity was crushed, my intellect languished, the disposition to read departed, the cheerful spark that lingered about my eye died; the dark night of slavery closed upon me; and behold a man transformed into a brute” ( Douglass 62-63). Sentimental Appeals Pathos Logos Ethos In this section, sentimental appeals is shown because Frederick Douglass uses emotions to let us readers know how Covey brutally abused him.
Beowulf is an epic poem about a brave heroic man that comes and helps a king get rid a monster. An epic poem is a story about someone who has heroic like ideas in a society. Beowulf is a story that was sung by the bards and scops because that would be the only thing that will be passed on even after his death. It was written by the Anglo-Saxons, who did not believe in the afterlife, unlike Christianity. So the warrior would have to do something that would let his memory be passed on.
The Wanderer, The Seafarer, and The Wife’s Lament are all Medieval literary works that are entwined together with a common theme of exile. As the reader examines each of the three elegiac poems, the eloquence of the explicit significance and their characteristics are brought to actuality through the use of the sea as a metaphor. The sea is an underlining figure that is evident within each poem. With literary devices, imagery, and the strategic elements of each, the three poems are brought into focus clearly. The Seafarer is abundantly enhanced with literary terminology.
In The Oedipus Rex and Beowulf both have two major epic hero that sets the overall theme of each text. Epic heroes are significant characters that take on a role in the book that sets them apart for the rest of the characters. Hierarchy provides you with the ability to piece together problem, make concrete decisions, and accept change. Oedipus and Beowulf are two distinct characters will always be classified as epic heroes. Ability to piece problems together has a strong connection with Beowulf when through the text you see him facing the different challenges from Grendel, the dragon, and Grendel’s mother have enhanced his character.
What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word epic? Something epic could be associated with an event or action of something heroic or impressive. This is similar to what an epic poem is. Beowulf is an epic poem, a long narrative poem that is usually about the deeds of a heroic figure. Occasionally stories that are passed down orally through different generations are transformed into epic poems.
Passed down through various societies for multiple generations, the poem Beowulf is a true literary masterpiece. While first spread by word of mouth, the work was later transcribed, translated, and transformed into numerous forms of literature and media. Due to this, we know that their is not one true Beowulf. As Professor Martin Foys once said, “each generation gets the version of Beowulf it deserves”. These various adaptations led to differing tales of the conquests of Beowulf, as is the case with the first of the three agons, Beowulf’s clash with Grendel.
The first line of the first stanza, “Bent double, like old beggars under sacks” uses a simile to compare the state of the soldiers to beggars; unkempt and dirty. Disgust and repulsiveness is instantly evoked, along with an image of old men with hunched backs and ragged dirty clothes, although they were supposed to be young and dashing. A similar effect can be seen on the seventh line of the fourth stanza, “Obscene as cancer, bitter as the cud”. This quote contains two similes, both comparing the scene of the soldier dying to the horrifying and repulsive aspect of cancer and cud. By comparing the situation to cancer, Owen is comparing it to a loathsome disease that brings suffering, and by comparing the situation to cud; half chewed food, Owen is expressing his disgust towards the way the soldier is dying.
John Bunyan book report John Bunyan uses many different literary styles and techniques in his works. He tends to use Allegory, Simplicity and Symbolism in his writing. Allegory is one of the literary techniques that Bunyan uses while he is writing to help portray his believes to the audience. The definition of Allegory is, “:a representation of an abstract or spiritual meaning through concrete or material forms; figurative treatment of one subject under the guise of another.” An example of John Bunyan’s use of allegory in The pilgrims progress is when he gives characters in the book names like Mr. money-love. Mr. money love is a real person in the book but it also represents a real struggle that we deal with while on this earth.
He continues to be portrayed as a one-dimensional viciousness throughout the book, “…There in the silence snatched up thirty men, smashed them unknowing in their beds and ran out with their bodies, the blood dripping behind him, back to his lair, delighted with his night’s slaughter” (36-40). The differences of Grendel within the two writings is more apparent due to the stark contrast in the use of first-person versus third-person. The humanization of Grendel is a direct result of first-person narration. It is when we are able to step into the shoes of a character we have access to their innermost thoughts, feelings, and insecurities. Our empathy is engaged and we are able to personally able to relate to Grendel’s