Janice Mirikitani’s “Recipe” is a free-verse poem providing a set of instructions for attaining round eyes. The poem reviews the necessary ingredients and provides in-depth steps about the process of applying makeup to the face in order to achieve a round eye look. Through the stylistic choice of a free-verse poem, the piece is revealed to be a satire exposing society 's false view on beauty, therefore displaying the speaker’s mock-serious attitude towards the topic. Initially, Mirikitani implements the free-verse format in order to create irony within the text.
Regardless of this, the poem is famous for its unique rhythm and meter of poem. The poem flows very smoothly but does not have a specific poetic foot. Consonances were used to help the rhyme scheme sound more pleasing to readers. The poets diction was exclusive and out of the ordinary.
If this poem is read literally, it is incredibly repulsive, as it talks about eating tongues and hearts in a cannibalistic nature. When read figuratively, however, the poem is seemingly understandable and somewhat humorous. The speaker uses a tongue and a heart to characterize her sister’s and brother’s issues with the speaker. The “small bones and gristle” (3) of the tongue indicate a sharp speaker, capable of conceiving sarcastic retorts. This description sounds harsh, and causes the reader to feel uneasy.
In Dunbar’s poem “Sympathy” there is end rhyme present but no real rhyme scheme. Those are some of the rhythmic elements Dunbar uses in his writing. Dunbar writes his poems on very serious matters, such as life and dreams and identity. In his poem “We Wear the Mask” Dunbar writes about people wearing masks but the true meaning of the poem is how people will try to hide their identity to look like a better more perfect person. In his poem “Life” dunbar writes about how life is not always good and at t8imes life seems to be really bad.
Despite the similarities in their usage of different arts, the painting and poem illustrate two completely different themes. In the poem, Penelope is sarcastic when saying that “they will call [Odysseus] brave”, meaning that she feels she should get the praise instead of Odysseus for keeping everything under control. Conversely, the painting shows a country engulfed in complete mayhem, suitors out of control, ineffective servants, and a distraught
Freedom of self-expression, imagery, and silence are three themes that both: the story “Jacob’s Chicken” by Milos Macourek and the poem “Poetry” by Nikki Giovanni clearly illustrate to the readers. Both works describe the significance of self-expression and the sequent immediate criticism that comes right after one tries to use imagination and stand out or be a different individual. The authors of both forms of literature send the readers a message about the importance of silence- versus what nowadays is more often if not solely to be witnessed, physical talk. Both works express a feeling of an ongoing deficiency of freedom to express oneself in one’s society and a feeling of irony and aggression towards the most common belief of always “going with the flow” and pre-conception that everything has to be alike or else it is weird, unneeded, or just doesn’t belong in a society.
Insanity vs. Sanity: Sometimes Being Ignorant is the Intelligent Choice In the book One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, Ken Kesey utilizes literary devices, irony, tone and conflict to achieve the theme of the difference between being sane but ignorant and being insane but intelligent. The tone, irony, and setting of this book helps the reader create a mental image of the real location and the situations the characters were at times. Symbolism is added as well in order to further understand the way the characters think.
“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated” (Confucius). The story demonstrates how the characters can change when they face conflicts. Through the use of paradox themes, Du Maurier depicts a complexity in the characters of Rebecca. The strong elements of symbolism throughout the story show the complication of the characters. In the story, the flowers are used as symbolism in this novel.
Margaret Atwood’s cheeky poem, You Fit into Me is very short, but it uses symbolism, imagery, and tone change in a creative and startling way. The poem models the way love can suddenly change and from a different perspective mean something entirely different. I am fascinated by how poem of this length can convey so much meaning. The author uses the symbol of a hook and eye to depict how lovers can appear to be made for each other, and fit snugly into one another’s lives.
Soft-spoken, tamed, and reserved would be words used to describe my style of speaking and writing. Yet at time my writing and speaking can be sarcastic, blunt, and realistic. It all depends are who my audience is and what point I am trying to get across. If I am with my fiends I am more blunt and sarcastic. While if I am with a new group of people I am more reserved and soft-spoken.
I’m afraid that I haven’t much time left as the rope will be my end. There is so much I wish to tell you, but I will have to make do with my remaining time. I hope to make you understand why I chose such a horrid fate. But first, I must address my betrayal of your mother. To think your mother was sick and in need of my help while I was with another women.
A few times that I lied when I was in trouble. I was around 6-8 years old, really didn’t know what was wrong and wasn’t. I was playing with my younger sister, who’s name is ShyAnn, and I accidently bumped into the table and broke my mother’s favorite coffee mug. She came out around 10 minutes later and saw that there was glass all over the floor. My mother started questioning me and I lied and said my little sister did it.
Monday through Friday I stayed with my grandmother and great aunt, so that I could go to school. I was in elementary school at the time. I use to listen to my uncle play different types of music on his stereo so that he could mimic the sound with the instruments he was playing. I used to sing along with him dreaming that one day I would be able to sing just like the singers on the albums my uncle would play to. As time went on, my mother met a man that she felt was a good man.
INTRODUCTION Descriptive and figurative language is a way for an author to express and bring their characters’ life and experiences to life. Descriptive language is used to create images that appeal to the reader’s senses. Helping the reader to get a clear picture of how the subject looks, feels, smell or taste. In Vertigo, Amanda Lohrey uses descriptive language to bring the characters to life. She uses this to layer the emotions as they lead up to the climax.
Everyone has a birthday, that’s the way it is. Some might not know when theirs is, but they have one. Every year on the same day, you turn a new age, but don’t you still feel like you’re still that previous age? That is how Rachel feels in the short story “Eleven” by Sandra Cisneros. Cisneros uses figurative language, repetition and imagery to characterize Rachel as a young child who wishes to grow up and be stronger.