The Dark Sky With the winter storm being blown and the eerie darkness of the night, this was no fairytale of the cowboy riding through a sunny open range. The author’s purpose in Blood Meridian was to inform and describe the harsh reality of the hardships cowboys faced in their everyday lifestyle. Cormac Mccarthy makes it realistic to clear up the misconceptions that are usually connected to the glorious life of a cowboy. When most people think of a cowboy, they think of them as the brave hero of the town, but Mccarthy turns it all around by shining a light on the brutal truth. He says, “They cut the throats of the pack animals and jerked and divided the meat.” It shows that they are uncivilized and have to live like wild animals.
In Longfellow’s poem, the symbol is the tide, it represents life coming and going. There are a couple symbols in “Snow-Bound” I believe. The fire represents warmth and comfort, where as the snow represents coolness and discomfort.Both poems display symbolism, theme, and imagery. The authors had different way of using imagery and symbolism to establish the theme, but that is what makes these poems so brilliant! “The Tide Rises the Tide Falls”, is a poem written by Longfellow, to show nature’s cycle.
Siegfried Sassoon takes on a narrative style in his poem “The Rear-Guard”, and combines it with complex syntax to portray the speaker’s horrific experiences throughout the war. The poem exposes a soldier’s experience of finding the violent battlefield above while searching through the death-filled tunnels below. Pairing the speaker’s point of view with specific word choice clearly demonstrates the excruciating mental and physical pain being a soldier inflicts, and leaves a glooming effect on the reader. Sassoon fills the poem with explicit imagery to reveal the pacifist theme he is trying to convey. Sassoon wants the audience to realize that war and violence is not the solution, and he portrays this theme through his poetry.
The novel, The Day the Cowboys Quit, by Elmer Kelton is not a typical cowboy story filled with waving guns and violent fights. Instead, this story shows what the real life of a cowboy would have been like through the story of Hugh Hitchcock. The Day the Cowboys Quit is based on a cowboy strike that occurred in Tascosa, Texas in 1883. Kelton based his fictional story on the causes of the strike and what became as a result of the strike. This paper will explain historical events concerning the cowboys and depict their true lifestyle which contrasts the stereotypes normally associated with being a cowboy, as well as summarize the novel The Day the Cowboys Quit.
Soldiers are seen covering themselves after their fellow brother have been shot. This symbolizes the horrors they saw but continue taking the path towards combat. Towards the background we see a horse jumping into the air as his rider holds onto his hat and troops moshed together as they march representing the chaos incorporated during the war. The soldier’s expressions of courage articulate the many battles they’ve fought and continue to fight with what supplies they have or whatever their shape may be in. The painter points out the soldiers who did not lose hope.
Looking at the world, it all looks so magical, with all of its beautifully done buildings. However, “Everything’s uglier up close” (Green, 57), even the hardest rocks can’t cover up the “paperness”  of the world. Whitman wrote “Leaves of Grass” as a way to represent himself, and his perspective of the fakeness, and materialism of life. John green, on the other hand, used Whitman’s poem “Song of Myself” in his book “Paper Towns” to discuss his own point of view on materialism. Margo Roth Spiegelman, the main character of John Green’s novel is influenced by Whitman.
During the civil war, a band with a person or few holding flags would march out on the battlefields. The band did this so that the soldiers stayed marching together correctly and to keep the spirits high. The band walked behind the soldiers and there would be people carrying flags that had there color (The American Flag). This is where the first color guard came from, a military color guard. The guard would hold
The colors in the scene are vibrant,despite their bland shades. The sky appears overcast, providing a natural darkness to the scene. In the background there is narration from a white reporter who is relaying the happenings on the bridge after the fact.
Within this essay you will learn about imagery, metaphors, and symbolism. These are all devices that are vital in portraying the overall theme of the brutality of war, in All Quiet on the Western Front. One of the main literary devices used in All Quiet on the Western Front is imagery. An example of this is when Detering, Paul and, his friends become pale and sick at hearing
This creates a huge amount of imagery throughout the poem. For example, “There was Casey’s Manner as he stopped into his place.” This gives a clear picture in the reader's head. The poem also uses literary devices to give the poem its feeling. For example, “There was a muffled roar like the beating of the storm waves.” This is showing how people were upset but not fully yelling kind of like waves during a storm and how they hit a certain times. This metaphor, like most metaphors, was also