However, as Carter saw, most do not perceive it that way. In this prose, Stephen Carter uses rhetorical devices such as: allusion, anecdote, and humor, to delineate how the amount of reading has decreased. In this work, Stephen L. Carter alludes to Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. This is shown by the quote, “The more of us who reduce reading to no more than an unpleasant obligation, the faster we descend toward the world of Ray Bradbury’s novel Fahrenheit 451.”
Poe uses very complex syntax in many of his short stories and poems. He also uses irony and vivid imagery in order to convey a series of eerie truths that have resonated in the hearts of millions of readers. Poe uses great examples of situational, dramatic, and verbal irony in The Cask of Amontillado, Annabel Lee, and Tell-Tale Heart. His sentence structure tends to be long, flowy and intricate in the beginning “ Hereafter, perhaps, some intellect may be found which will reduce my phantasm to the common-place — some intellect more calm, more logical, and far less excitable than my own, which will perceive, in the circumstances I detail with awe, nothing more than an ordinary succession of very natural causes and effects.” (The Black Cat p.1).
He does this in order to try assure the reader that the inhuman scratches and knocks at the door are nothing more than a friendly visitor or simply the wind, with the purpose of causing more mystery. Additionally, Poe also uses repetition in the poem “ The Bells”, where he lazily repeats “bells” over and over all while using rhymes to create a somewhat catchy, appealing
He made everything seem to contradict itself that created constant tension between the reader’s expectations and the actual actions that will take place in the short story. Even between the characters that thought an event should happen or how it should in fact does not happen at all or happens in an entire different way than expected. Poe using the literary elements of symbolism, foreshadowing, and irony to let the reader become more interested in the evolving eventual plot made Cask of Amontillado a popular piece of literature that everyone of different backgrounds, ages, and gender can immerse themselves into. By using the elements he did, Poe could explain the reasoning behind Fortunato’s death and why was naïve to the events foreshadowing his murder.
In the poem, he speaks about racism in the law, as well as how you are treated in society depends on your skin color. The poem is not good to read only because of its subject, however. The use of repetition and symbolism in “Blink Your Eyes” adds more depth to the poem, and highlights the societal issues that the author and others of his race have felt. Use of repetition in poetry directs the reader 's attention to that word or phrase, as Sundiata does in “Blink Your Eyes.” Along with how the stanzas are formed, the repetition used sets a pace to the poem.
This simile makes Lamott feel more relatable to the reader because this is a feeling that most inexperienced and discouraged writers go through. Saying things like “feel despair and worry settle on my chest like an x-ray apron” only connects the reader to Lamott even more (Lamott 469). Once the reader becomes engaged and forms a connection with what the writer is saying and feeling, continuing to read the essay is easy. At this point the reader wants to know what can be done to shake the feelings of “despair and worry” when it comes to
Diction varies between text as a children’s novel will have less advanced word choice than an academic paper. In Bill Bryson’s “How You Became You”, the diction plays a major role in advancing the purpose. The usage of words in this essay is very important as the author need to find a fine balance between alienating the audience through complex words and phrases and completely losing all credibility by sounding too lax and ignorant. Bryson skillfully maneuvers through both extremes and is able to entertain the audience while sounding knowledgable. Once again, we can look to the beginning of the essay for an example of Bryson’s diction.
“Should everybody write” is the question that is argued throughout the article Should Everybody Write by Dennis Baron. Baron, an English professor at the University of Illinois, incorporates essay styled writings in correspondence to English problems faced in today’s world. His main concern in this essay is to demonstrate to his audience a proper answer to the argued statement and uses rhetorical strategies throughout his article to support his claims. The use of tone is incorporated when he discusses the context of writing history. His purpose in this article is discussed using his strong sense of logic and he also conveys to his audience’s emotions to caution them on their own writing or writing fears.
Unless the reader has experienced what is described in the poem some of the emotions will be foreign to them. Not only is the subject and ideology hard to comprehend, but the literary elements can confuse readers. Outwitting the things, they encounter such as word play in a poem, or just the harsh unsettled land that the pilgrims encountered is essential. Most poetry has some form of word play, like in “Eagle Poem”, that makes readers avoid poems all together. In “Eagle Poem” by Joy Harjo symbolism is used to compare the life of an eagle to the circle of life we all face.
Dickinson is also so critical about her emotions and feeling in the poem by expressing:” The Bravest – grope a little.” (Emily Dickinson 13). This means that she is talking about how the bravest people also get scared. This is associated to the point of view, when she tells about all of us are brave but we tingle a little by using “We”. On the other hand, Robert Frost only talks about himself, which makes it first person, by seeing at the poem, “I”.
Morgenstern believes that Armstrong has a certain style to him that isn’t replicable it’s found in his writing and his music. Louis Armstrong is a world renown musician, but he not known for his writing. Armstrong is a storyteller though, because of his larger than life personality and storytelling skills. Having the book edited made it somewhat easier to read and made a difference by fixing the structure of how the story is read.
He used many different techniques that played a part on giving suspense until it is revealed that the house is alone and something tragic has happened. Bradbury’s choice in diction, imagery, and syntax contributed to the tone and the sole purpose of entertainment for the
I believe that these two words were said very often due to my focus on not filling the gap with the word “um” or “uh”. In turn, focusing on not saying those words left me saying other filler words. Speaking slower and slowing down my hand movements would help me focus on the content of the speech and not worry about filling spaces with sound. I believe that if I worked on those setbacks, I would perform much better in front of an audience. The performance of a speech is highly important; altogether I think I performed quite well for one of the first speeches in my college career, and to say the least, there is always room for
The play “I And You,” covered some deep topics. It examined the fragility of life and how easily any of us could affect the lives of another. The importance of getting to know another person, sharing thoughts, connections, dreams and ideas. The play was interjected with various lines and stanzas from a Walt Whitman poem, “Song of Myself.” The lines from the poem seemed to comment on the events on the play.
In the book The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros, Esperanza uses metaphors to display the connection she feels between her and objects. For example, in the vignette “Boys & Girls”, Esperanza states her exasperation of how she didn't have any friends to talk to except her sister, Nenny. She mourns the fact that everyone has a best friend except her, and in addition she doesn't have somebody “ who will understand my jokes without my having to explain them”(9). She explains that until she has a best friend of her own, “one I can tell secrets to,” then “I am a red balloon, a balloon tied to an anchor” (9). The color red is a symbol of prosperity and happiness.