Allusion In The Wasteland

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Ex. In The Wasteland by T.S. Eliot, in the lines 77-110, this section of “A Game of Chess” could be considered an allegory to a person’s life, in that he/she strove to be in total control of all aspects in his/her life, which would include careful reasoning and strict calculations. He/she strove especially to be in control of his/her love life, to never become too attached to the lover, where every move was carefully thought out in order to get something else out of each move. Alliteration Ex. In Macbeth by Shakespeare in Act 1 Scene 1, when the witches are chanting they say, “fair is foul and foul is fair, hover through the fog and filthy air,” repeating the “f” sound. Allusion Ex. In The Wasteland, T.S. Eliot uses allusion when he mentions…show more content…
In Macbeth Act 5 Scene 5, Macbeth says, “life’s but a walking shadow” after he heard of his wife’s death. Anaphora Ex. In the poem “Sonnet 43” by Elizabeth Browning, the phrase “I love thee” is repeated throughout the poem which is used to keep the reader reminded of her love as well as the intensity of her lover. Anecdote Ex. A camp counselor tells a cautionary tale of about a drowning incident at a lake before beginning a speech about water safety. Antagonist Ex. In the Turn of the Screw, Peter Quint and Miss Jessel are the antagonists because of how they are after Miles and Flora throughout the whole book. Aphorism Ex. In Macbeth Act 5 Scene 5 Macbeth says after hearing of his wife’s death, “life…is a tale told by an idiot – full of sound and fury, signifying…show more content…
In Macbeth, Elegy Ex, The poem “On My First Son” is an example of an elegy because it commemorates Ben Jonson’s son and laments his death. Elipses Ex. Used when omitting a word or phrase, so, "After school I went to her house, which was a few blocks away, and then came home,” can become, "after school I went to her house … and then came home." Euphemism Ex. In Macbeth in Act 1 Scene 5, Lady Macbeth says that King Duncan, “must be provided for,” instead of outright saying he must be killed. “He passed away,” “I lost my grandparents,” “he’s wasted,” are also other examples of euphemism. Foot Ex. One of the most common foots in literature, the iamb, is made up of an unstressed than stressed syllable, similar to the sound of a heartbeat (da-DUM). Free verse Extra information- Most contemporary poetry is written in free verse. However, many poets have been critical of free verse, including Robert Frost who remarked that writing in free verse was like, “playing tennis without a net.” Hyperbole Ex. In Macbeth, Act 5 Scene 1, Lady Macbeth says, “All the perfume of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand” by exaggerating how guilty she feels over how evil she has been.

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