The last excerpt I decided to use are my favorite two sentences in the entire book. It has multiple literary devices but I could not resist using both sentences. On page 355 Preston writes with an eerie undertone "Nature seemed to be closing in on us for a kill, when she suddenly turned her face away and smiled. It was a Mona Lisa smile, the meaning of which no one could figure out. " Within that short passage one can see the presence of personification, allusion and imagery.
Growing up in a society obsessed with the concept of sappy love stories, it is easy to find flaws with the unrealisticness of such accounts of love. Songwriter Taylor Swift contributes to the popular trend of mainstream love stories in her own composition, “Love Story.” Throughout her song, Swift effectively incorporates the use of various figurative devices to relate her own love story with that of the famous Shakespearean lovers, Romeo and Juliet. Swift conveys the strength of her forbidden love, in similarity with that of Romeo and Juliet’s, through the use of metaphors, hyperboles, and allusions. First and foremost, Swift uses clear examples of metaphors throughout her song to maintain the resemblance of Romeo and Juliet’s love story with her own love story. Throughout the song, as it will be described later, Swift makes multiple comparisons between her lover as Romeo and herself as Juliet.
Ayn Rand, in her book, Anthem, chose to argue the most intense version of collectivism against the most extreme form of individualism. While her actions seem bold, her writing style fits this story very well. The setup of her novel was difficult to understand, however it portrayed the main character’s feelings and actions well. It helped the reader understand the main character’s frustration with collectivism. It The main character of Anthem makes many daring decisions throughout the novel.
This word has a denotative meaning of providing light, but Hurston uses it to describe Janie as having deep satisfaction. Words like tingle, beam, thrill could all be used in a similar context as “glowing”. Janie has never been treated as an equal, so here the foreign sense is exciting her. Through all this evidence, it can be seen that Robert Hemingway correctly analyzes one of the main messages of Their Eyes Were Watching God as the importance of organic relationships between men and women. By Tea Cake proving himself that he sees Janie as his equal in the evidence from Hurston’s book, it shows that Hemingway is correct about one of the main messages about the book.
Writing using her own syntax technique puts an emphasis on what Dillard wants the reader to pay specific attention to throughout her essays. The expectations a reader might have concerning Dillard’s writing, putting a “hat” on her, is pushed away by Dillard because she knows the importance of writing how she wants, thereby exceeding the expectations of her readers. Dillard understands what it is like to sit under the shadow
For those reasons it has encouraged me to like the book and the various ways she wrote it. Ayn Rand was able to go through the story and gradually transform collectivism to individualism which was spectacular. She was able to make it so at the beginning, it was straight collectivism, slowly developing into individualism. I genuinely like at the end how individualism is the key aspect to the story; how “equality 7-2521” is able to discover himself and who he could be. He states “I wonder, for it is hard for me to conceive how men who knew the word "I," could give it up and not know what they had lost”(page 96?).
In the short story, “A Good Man is Hard to Find”, the author, Flannery O 'Connor, demonstrates how a short story can contain many aspects of feminism without one even noticing. Looking at the short story through a feminist point of view, one can quickly gather that O’Connor uses the old school gender roles from the very beginning of the short story. As reading the title, it automatically suggests the male characters in this short story are untrustworthy, not prevalent, and dangerous. With that being said, the female characters in this story are viewed in the eyes of how a woman should act. With the title stating that a good man is hard to find, it reinforces the idea that women need a man in their lives.
Bradstreet’s inner Struggle in a Nutshell: Motherhood is not a limitation, it’s an asset The poet Anne Bradstreet resorts to her stance as an industrious woman to further elaborate her poems using her two significant roles in Puritan society: wife and mother. In “The Author to Her Book” we can contemplate how the role of the mother has taken a big toll on her writing. Consequently, the poem itself is comprised of one long stanza in which the conceit correlates the poem and an ‘ugly child’, represented by the “ill-form’d offspring” (1). Why did she decide to use this juxtaposition? An idea that has come to my mind is how “poor” (25) circumstances are conveyed as a liability weighing over her head, ergo affecting her reasoning and making her believe that the only way in which she could possibly develop her poetry is through experience.
In the first quatrain, the beautiful image of a woman usually created during a romantic poem (i.e, having red lips, pure skin, silky hair) is parodied as he portrays his mistress as plain and not following normal beauty regulations. An example of this begins in the first line when Shakespeare states that his “mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun” (1). Contrasting standard romantic poetry, Shakespeare immediately sets the tone to be perceived as negative by insinuating that his mistress’ eyes do not shine. Every line in this quatrain includes a direct comparison like this which begins by describing something beautiful to be compared to, then shifts the tone to express that she is unlike that characteristic. For example, he begins line 2 using the language of “coral” to describe her lips, but the tone is shifted when he says that
Though perhaps the time spent between Jayanthi and Claudia’s partners were brief, undoubtedly there was some connection between the time they met and the instance they would have sex together. This surge of synchronous connection to another must have in many ways been very fulfilling in addition to the actual act of sex itself. Likewise, Fredrickson wrote that “Under the influence of positive emotions, your sense of self actually expands to include others to greater degrees” (113). Perhaps the one night stands referred to in Bell’s excerpt are not love of the traditional sense but they are certainly moments of love as defined by Fredrickson. During the parties and fun trysts of meeting with strange men, each had an influence on the other’s brain and processes however small and however
She couldn’t believe what she had found. There are satisfying reasons to believe in my theory and they are the muck fire, sinkhole, and Erik and Arthur. These are all examples from the book. Therefore, in the book, Tangerine, the theme is even though it looks perfect on the outside, the inside is ugly. Now my theory proves that people could be elegant and pleasant on the outside, but malicious and ugly on the inside.
There are several characters that are relatable, like Minny, a sassy, colored maid who found a creative way to take revenge on her former white employer, Miss Hilly. Despite being a historical fiction, the genre which is notorious for being boring, Kathryn Stockett did a good job of captivating her readers with her eccentric and unique characters. There are also comical scenes that can make any reader smile and enjoy themselves if they find the book to be too stressing. These are some of the reasons I would use to persuade someone to read this book. The Help is told through the perspectives of multiple characters in the book, and in the end, these perspectives all tie together to conclude the