The author’s word choice creates an image in the reader’s mind of how desolate the house’s surroundings are, ultimately contributing to the somber tone. Another example of diction being utilized is shown when Bradbury wrote “angry sparks” and “tenderly crisping,” (Bradbury 3) to describe a fire that has begun
From the sky being “the color of lead” to trees that are “partly dead.” The dismal imagery in this passage says a decent amount about how Judd is feeling. It is evident that he not only lonely, but Judd is also anxious. He is stuck in this state of feeling depressed. Which is normal when someone fixates on death as much as Judd has. The season appears to be autumn, since the narrator mentions it “might have been as late as November.” (Line 24.)
Social Isolation and Loneliness Social isolation has become much more common in a society that constantly tries to stereotype us. The poems, “A Supermarket in California,” by Allen Ginsberg and “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,” by T.S. Eliot, display the way that loneliness is affecting people. In “A Supermarket in California” imagery is used heavily, while with “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,” relies on personification to show the loneliness of isolation. Both poems use objects such as the lonely streets and night time to make the reader feel the isolation.
In Elie Wiesel’s astounding novel Night, Wiesel uses imagery to further the idea that confinement can make one long for the freedom they once took for granted. In Night, Wiesel not only uses the word night as symbolism for gloom and hopelessness, but he also uses it as imagery to describe the miserable days. In chapter seven he states that “The days were like nights, and the nights left dregs of their darkness in our souls.” (Wiesel). Instead of simply saying the days were dark and the nights were darker, Wiesel takes a few words to describe just how dark and melancholy the hours felt. Basically Wiesel is saying that the days felt as depressing as a normal night, and the night took the lowest of emotions that it had to offer and left it for the prisoners to experience.
O’Connor’s use of biblical allusions. O’Connor’s knowledge of Christianity allowed her to create parallels between the Bible and her literary works. O’Connor is remembered as a controversial writer whose grotesque literary works provide religious insights to readers today. As Jennifer Hurley, author of Readings on Flannery O 'Connor, states, “Catholicism was not simply O’Connor’s religion; it was the meaning of her life and the reason why she wrote” (19). Her writings are recognized for their Christian focus and violent elements, which are a source of both praise and criticism.
In the sermon, Edwards uses many rhetorical strategies to assist in the influence of his sermon including appeals to pathos and ethos, imagery, and figurative language. Through an angry tone, Edwards connects to his audience, the Puritans of his congregation, to encourage their conversion and atonement for their sins. Edwards establishes emotional appeals, pathos and later ethical appeals, ethos. Using appeals, he
Appearing multiple times in the novel, the “valley of ashes” represents the acrimony and poverty of New York in the 1920’s. Carraway describes this barren wasteland with words such as “grotesque” and “fantastic” (PAGE). By using the word grotesque, Fitzgerald portrays an ugly and distorted image of the contrasting world of lavish West Egg, and his tone is most prominently seen through this example. Shying from the masterful subtlety with which Fitzgerald employs his negative diction throughout the novel, “the valley of ashes” is given a simple yet effective description that harshly shows what Fitzgerald intends for the reader to understand. It is in Fitzgerald’s description of the “valley of ashes” that many differing opinions arise on Fitzgerald’s intentions.
Hawthorne utilizes dismal diction, invoking a melancholy tone. Such dreary diction stirs up emotion of desolation and misery as Hawthorne’s word choice connects and reminds his audience of dark thoughts. By opening his novel with such a grim subject, Hawthorne creates a contemptuous tone as he indirectly scorns the austere Puritans for their unforgiving and harsh manners. With the demonstrated disdain, Hawthorne criticizes puritan society and prepares his audience for further
The tone of chapter 11 in John Steinbeck's, “The Grapes of Wrath,” is sympathetic, sad and hopeless. His word choice and syntax show how the sad houses were left to decay in the weather. His use of descriptive words paints a picture in the reader's mind. As each paragraph unfolds, new details come to life and adds to the imagery. While it may seem unimportant, this intercalary chapter shows how the effects of the great depression affected common households.
Fitzgerald’s portrayal of the American Dream in the novel both compares and contrasts to that of Hughes’ portrayal in the poem through the usage of the literary devices of imagery, tone, and symbolism. Through the usage of imagery, The Great Gatsby paints a bleak picture of the failure of The American Dream on a disadvantaged group, while “I Too, Sing America” portrays it as something that can be improved upon. In the novel, a stretch of desolate land created as the result of industrial waste is described as “...a valley of ashes...where ashes grow like...grotesque gardens (Fitzgerald 23)”. This powerful imagery described the valley of ashes as a wasteland and a failure of the American Dream. The
Loyalty and the Punishment That Follows a Puritan When it comes to spreading religious beliefs you can always wonder how much is too much. In typical Puritan culture life is considered a temptation to sin and you must always be grateful for what god has given you. Writing is a way to connect to god and spread a direct, powerful message to the followers of Puritan life. In result of their religion, bible allusions are commonly used throughout their writings. When comparing the two authors, Bradstreet and Edwards, one must look at some of their most common works.
She gives off a very warm and compassionate feeling in her writing. In comparison Edwards’ literary devices include harsher tones that cut to the point. Edwards’ sermons are very focused on the wrath of god and your unworthiness. In his sermon he states “wrath towards you burns like fire” (127). His writing is packed full of loaded words and his use of literary devices is aggressive and very
In the story, Black Swan Green by David Mitchell the author uses very dark and gloomy word choice to develop the ideas of how his character Jason feels about his stammer. In the very first paragraph of the excerpt of page 24, the setting is described as “wipers could not keep up with the rain…”. This shows that the character portrays the setting as very gloomy. This also foreshadows how the rest of the events in the story will feel. Specify on page 25 Jason uses the word "Bunsen-burnered" and "ashamed" on page 25 and 26.
To give more argument about his thesis the author refers to the biblical allusion in Wheatley 's poem. Biblical allusion that proves her conversion to Christianism. Besides, professor Scheick relates the fact that in Wheatley 's poem Christianity is used to confirm that races does not exist. Front of God all humans are equal. An example for his article can be used, Sheick says "she also indicates apropos her point about spiritual change that the Christian serve of original sin applies equally to both race".
Bradstreet shows the consequences of sin by using a subtle interpretation to go back to righteous ways, Edwards on the other hand is very aggressive in the way he shows the price of sin and to “persuade” un pure puritans back to christ. He is very detailed in the way he speaks on hellfire and pain. Both writers attempt to draw back puritans and to show the cost of sin in two different ways. Both writers show the eternal life given to them good or bad , sinful or righteous. This really shows how extreme the puritan beliefs were in these