Over the last couple of days in class we have discussed F. Scott Fitzgerald’s short story “Winter Dreams”. This short story explores several themes such as reality vs idealism and over expectations. These themes communicates through the use of various literary devices such as irony, symbolism, allegories and imagery. Through the use of these literary devices each character is brought to life and given its own type of personality. One quote that explores how the main character, Dexter, is given a unique personality states “The helpless ecstasy of losing himself in her charm was a powerful opiate rather than a tonic”.
Comparison Essay “Before the world intruded” By Michele Rosenthal, “Theme for English B” By Langston Hughes, and “Won’t you celebrate with me” By Lucille Clifton are all portraying the theme of identity but addressing it in a different way. As one can see, “Won’t you celebrate with me” is saying that her identity has forged her into a strong person that cannot be put down, while “Theme for English B” is about a man trying to find who he is. Lastly, “Before the world intruded” is about her identity when she was an infant and how it is hard finding one as a grown up. In conclusion, all three poems are using literary devices in order to portray identity in a different way. “Before the world intruded” By Michele Rosenthal is portraying identity by its different use of literary devices in the poem such as a metaphor, a simile, and imagery.
Clark Haley Clark Hensley English 11/ Fifth Period 27 February 2018 Part 12: Rough Draft #1: “First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you (Fitzgerald Brainy Quotes).”Fitzgerald wrote many short stories and novels, including the short story “Babylon Revisited,” which describes the exact topic of my paper. Which leads this to say that Fitzgerald goes on as a bit different when it comes to his writing style. He uses just a couple of literary devices to show exactly how he writes. Charlie takes in the difficulty to regain his trust with Marion after what he admits to doing. When F. Scott Fitzgerald writes, “My duty is entirely to Helen, “she said.
As far as the play of language produces meaning from differance, meaning arises from the lack of authoritative, unique, absolute or central significance. In both their plots and their themes, Faulkner's novels often appear bereft of conclusive sense. The author whose literary ambition is to “leave a scratch on that wall - Kilroy was here” (Faulkner in the University 61) discovers the meaning of his works during the course of their composition. Meaning must await being said or written in order to inhabit itself, and in order to become, by differing from oneself what it is: meaning... It is because writing is inaugural, in the fresh sense of the word, that it is dangerous and anguishing.
Barry Lewis states that “The postmodernist writer distrusts the wholeness and completion associated with traditional stories, and prefers to deal with other ways of structuring narrative.” (Stuart Sim (ed.) 2001: 127). In this essay, I shall attempt to show how the ‘wholeness and completion’ of the conventional Victorian novel is disrupted over the narrative of Fowles’s The French Lieutenant’s Woman by drawing a number of examples out of the numerous that can be traced in the novel. The first distinct element that the reader notices in the narrative is the use of quotation references preceding the beginning of each chapter. The use of these epigraphs reinforces the Victorian ‘feeling’ of the story, and certainly, it also aims to recreate the Victorian context in relation to the current perspective.
“ ClackClack…ClackClack”As my fingertips press with ease in the pitch black emptiness, I begin to write the history of my life. For long people have told me to sum up my pilgrimage to light into an autobiography, so that futurity can learn from my legend the world of one who’s blind. I have a superstitious intransigence, however, in lifting the veil that conceals my life like a golden mist, as many stories that serve a similar purpose exist. Thus, in order to not be tedious, I shall try to present in a series of sketches only the episodes of my life that seem to be the most distinct and unique. I was born on Christmas Day 1918, in Kavalina, a little town of the northern hinterland —Alaska.
Chapter 2. Emily Bronte and peculiarities of her world outlook 2.1 Events and facts that influenced E. Bronte’s literary conceptions. English writer Emily Bronte (1818-1848) clearly stands as a unique writer in her singularly evocative literature. She is remembered primarily for her only novel, Wuthering Heights and solitude is indeed Emily Bronte's outstanding theme. She is preeminently a novelist of self-conscious expression, of an interior life focused on observation, imagination and introspection.
Her autobiography My Story appeared in 1976. Kamla Das primarily writes about her desire for and elusiveness of love, trap of matrimony, gender construction and discrimination, and nature, to name just a few prominent themes of her poetry. Commenting on her poetry, Rajiv Patke writes in An Illustrated History of Indian Literature in English: Her poetry may be narrow in focus, careless of decorum, unremitting in its intensity, reckless in its emotional abandon, lacking in irony. But there is no voice more direct in Indian poetry in English. It shatters more careful virtues into debris, offering simply the vulnerability of its own candour.
The imagery in W.B. Yeats’ poetry gave way to a handling of folklore and themes deriving from his deep sense of a basic dichotomy in the universe. His poems show a new hardness and irony. “Byzantium” haunts the mind and probes emotions as no other English poet had done. The theme of the poem is the attempt to escape from old age and decay by escaping altogether from the world of biological change to the timeless world of art symbolized by Byzantium.
In order to communicate his meditations and thoughts of the innermost gap of mind, the hero-narrator uses the devices of introspective diary entries, self-revealing letters, and jottings of recapitulated poetry quotations from the Vedas, the Upanishads, Indian lore, and French poetry. In his narrative perspective he moves back and forth in space and time. Many critics consider The Serpent and the Rope as essentially a spiritual autobiography. While being interviewed by Annie Brierre, Raja Rao pointed out that everything one writes is autobiographical. But it is a metaphysical novel.