On page three the dad says ”That sun. He could feel it on his neck, still, like a hot paw”. Bradbury uses this as a way to show the dad 's fear of the nursery in the growing darkness of the room. Another simile Ray Bradbury uses in The Veldt is when the children return from the Plastic Carnival. “Wendy and Peter were coming in the front door, cheeks like peppermint candy, I was like bright blue Agate marbles, a smell of ozone on their jumpers from their trip in the helicopter.” He uses this to develop the innocence of the children on the outside, to later show the darkness growing in the children.
Toward the end of the book, Holden realizes that children will have to grow up and he cannot stop that. While Holden watches Phoebe ride the carousel, it begins to rain hard and this is when Holden realizes, "My hunting hat really gave me quite a lot of protection, in a way, but I got soaked anyways" (Salinger 212). What Holden means is that the hat gave him protection from the rain which is a metaphor for guarding against adulthood. But when he gets soaked though, it is another way of saying that the hat did not stop him from growing up into adulthood. The Red Hunting Hat shielded Holden from the adult world but after realizing he can not stop growing up, Holden passes it down to Phoebe so she can be protected just like the hat once did for
Trying to compare a rotten banana with his brother helps to understand that it wasn't just terrible, it was horrific,dreadful, and sickening. In lines 50-51 it describes “ hot asphalt; melted gum,/of broken/ beer bottle on my lips/ and cheek”. This is conveying a dirty setting on how damaged they left the two boys. Imagery is very helpful to enhance a piece of writing to help the reader imagine and connect with the
Therefore, the authors of Closed for the Season and The Hitchhiker created suspense because they made the reader think about what’s gonna happen next. Imagery created suspense in Closed for the Season and The Hitchhiker. For example in the The Hitchhiker it states, “There were spots of fresh rain on his shoulders. He was thin, nondescript, with a cap pulled down over his eyes.” This shows imagery
The angelic subject of this tale finally figures out how to fly away in the end of the story, which though bittersweet, is a great deal more optimistic of an an ending than the mass drowning of an entire class of children. Its narrative style is more realistic, and the author includes instances of vivid, naturalistic detail, such as stating “He was lying in a corner drying his open wings in the sunlight among the fruit peels and breakfast leftovers that the early risers had thrown him,” when describing the winged man. (7) This depiction feels harsh and unadulterated, such is the style of a Magical Realism literary piece. Even the wings seem incredibly lifelike in this description, as a result of Marquez’s deadpan delivery. Another instance is when Marquez describes the chicken coop, saying that “If they washed it down with creolin and burned tears of myrrh inside it every so often, it was not in homage to the angel but to drive away the dungheap stench that still hung everywhere like a ghost and was turning the new house into an old one.” (10) There is nothing romanticized about this portrayal.
"There Will Come Soft Rain" also has an example of a simile as well, "And the voices fading as the wires popped their sheathings like hot chestnuts.". (" There Will Come Soft Rain") A simile adds to the understanding to a feeling, action, or any sense through comparison. By the author adding comparison the reader can relate, and understand more with the knowledge of a similarity. A example of a metaphor is "and on his way he would see the cottages and homes with their dark windows, and it was not unequal to walking through a graveyard where only the faintest glimmers of light appeared in flicker behind the windows.". ("The Pedestrian") Mr.Mead in "The Pedestrian" compares the houses and cottages, with only small amounts of light and shadows, to being like a graveyard.
I rejoice / in your rhythm”, Abbott reveals the euphoria the speaker feels when the rain finally arrives by using an apostrophe to talk directly to the rain/healing. The apostrophe Abbott uses within his poem helps support the theme by allowing the speaker to highlight the relief and happiness with intensity when the rain starts. It proves that healing is a
Other undesirable traits that Romeo has is he falls in love too easily. An example that Romeo falls in love to easily is that he said “Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight”(1.5.53) the reason I Said that he falls in love too easily from this example is that he is said that he loves Juliet but he has on met her once. Another example that he falls in love too easily is he said: “To smooth that rough touch with a tender kiss”(1.5.96) that means that he fell deeply in love with Juliet and he has only met her once. That is Romeo’s desirable and undesirable traits of the Romeo and
This poem has a simple abab rhyme scheme. The cool thing about this poem being written in iambic trimeter is that it becomes not just a poem about a waltz, but a waltz itself, because there are three beats in a waltz. While the boy hangs to his dad, he gets a little dizzy because his father is so drunk that his breath made his son feel dizzy. The poet described that scenario as, “The whiskey on your breath / could make a small boy dizzy; / But I hung on like death / Such waltzing was not easy” (line1-4). The first line can be analyzed through the word breath.
In chapter 8, while Scout is nearly on end merely trying to overcome the cold weather, Boo doesn’t hesitate to comfort her with a warm blanket. This sweet gesture indicates the first known physical interaction Boo has had with the individuals of Maycomb and contradicts the rumors dispersed throughout the town. This event marks the risk Boo Radley was willing to take in order to free scout of the critical position she was in. Clearly, his social disorder was no match for the amount of compassion and fondness he has for the Finch
Nick completed his task and everything seemed to be going smoothly, however the weather didn’t seem to agree. It, “was pouring rain,” (Fitzgerald.83) the day of the get-together, and to make it worse, Gatsby showed up looking pale with, “dark signs of sleepiness.” (Fitzgerald.84) After Daisy’s arrival, Nick can feel the tension brewing between the two and decides to leave in order to let them work things out. He returns to a silent room with Daisy in tears, but Gatsby however, was, “literally [glowing].” (Fitzgerald.89) Quite metaphorically, “the sun shone again,” (Fitzgerald.88) symbolizing that they had overcome the obstacles amongst them and they had moved on to a happier place. Following this, Gatsby invites Nick and Daisy to his residence, knowing that he can finally show off his luxurious possessions to her. While displaying his fine English clothing to them, Daisy bursts into tears once again, proclaiming that, “[she’s] never seen such—such beautiful shirts before,” (Fitzgerald.92) As the evening proceeds, the two forget that Nick is present for they are too preoccupied with each other.
. . I just want to sleep and wake up in the morning and pretend this never happened—that we didn’t have a fight, that the kids didn’t hear what we said to each other, that we don’t have several days of awkward suppers and silent evenings ahead, while the children sleep and we take turns drifting out of whichever room the other one is in. A siren is getting closer and then another. More footsteps are running, running, pounding, pounding.
The young man, seeing her wrapped in a towel on his bed, advances for a kiss, bringing all the recent ignominious memories. The brusque, yet good-hearted middle-aged Rene is marked as the man to follow while she tries to figure out the best way to return to Seattle and contact her mother. The new friends open up, telling more about their lives, fact that leads to a misstep by the highly confused McKenzie. The tensest moments in the film are narrow and all together just last a few minutes. They include a fortuitous encounter with a menacing black bear and a couple situations when the fugitive tries to hide from the police officers and the insulting uncle.