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.
No other cities come to mind that have such a well-known history of both tragedy and multicultural interaction. While other cities have experienced similar acts of terror and devastation, the event of 9/11 stands out due to its impact on American culture. Additionally, New York has a large population consisting of many different cultures. It is home to many different stories and lives that overlap and intersect every day. Famous phrases about New York such as it being “the city that never sleeps” are exemplary of the city’s endless activity, providing an atmosphere of “spin” for the novel.
During one of his more lucid states while awake in the middle of the night, Bromden recounts, “I know how they work it, the fog machine. We had a whole platoon used to operate fog machines overseas. Whenever intelligence figured there might be a bombing attack, or if the generals had something secret they wanted to pull...they fogged the field” (Kesey 130). Then after a detailed explanation of his past life in the battlefield, Bromden is thinking about the fog machine and states, “Then I discovered something: I don’t have to end up at that door if I stay still when the fog comes over me and just keep quiet. The trouble was I’d been finding that door my own self because I got scared of being lost so long and went to hollering so they could track me” (Kesey 132).
The Terror of The Demon Lover There are several locations within The Demon Lover where imagery was used to set the tone of the story. Some of these include how the house was described, how Mrs. Drover was portrayed, and how the taxi gave off a false sense of security. The story has a very eerie tone and the depicts that extremely well. The imagery set the tone so well that you can almost hear the house creaking as Mrs. Drover walks through. While the entire story had very descriptive diction, there were a few locations where the imagery especially stood out.
The central idea of this excerpt of "Paul Revere's Ride" is a description of how the night’s events unfolded. Letting us feel the anxiousness that Paul felt by using descriptive rhyme schemes and foreshadowing that have us asking for more information “And the meeting-house windows, blank and bare, Gaze at him with a spectral glare, As if they already stood aghast, At the bloody work they would look upon.” The foreshadowing draws our attention in to learn what happens throughout the rest of the night. The words chosen describe and help us to visualize how the events unfolded , this keeps us reading till the end to insure we have all the details Longfellow provides. This excerpt of "Paul Revere's Ride" is structured to show the progression
“The dark sky, filled with angry swirling clouds….” Is one way the author presents the setting in the story “Treasure Of Lemon Brown”. In The story “Treasure Of Lemon Brown” By Walter Dean Myers the author uses descriptive adjectives to develop the setting. There are many places in the story to show these techniques. The technique in this story by Walter Dean Myers is descriptive adjectives to describe the setting. The first piece of evidence is in the first sentence where it says “The dark sky, filled with angry swirling clouds, reflected Greg Ridley’s mood….” When the reader first read this he could tell the day was not going well for Greg, one it’s a dark cloudy day and if that’s how he feels then he isn’t feeling well.
In Robert Louis Stevenson “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” the light, the dark and the weather symbolizes the characteristics of both Jekyll and Hyde’s personality The darkness is an element The weather was always foreshadowing. Before Hyde kills Carew it was “brilliantly bright”(26). After Hyde murders Carew the next morning a fog rolled in. It is described as “A great chocolate-coloured pall lowered over heaven..”.
In the short story ‘Popular Mechanics’, Raymond Carver implicitly uses lighting, and weather conditions to provide foreshadowing. Carver opens the story by alerting the reader of the somber and grim mood through the dreariness outdoors. The caliginous lighting acts as a foreshadowing within the story because the darkness outside mirrors far more than the physical darkness in the house. The author uses metaphors like ‘windows that faced the backyard’ and ‘cars slush[ing] by on the street outside’ to imply that what happens within the house is not usually seen nor acknowledged by the public. Moreover, he tells the reader that the events in the house, no matter how grave, does not affect nor disrupt the outside world in any way.
For example, the author talks about him knowing "woods so dark that" his "hands disappeared" before his eyes and "night skies in which meteors left smoky trails across sugary spreads of stars." Specifically, this is a very good way to initially get the reader engaged, for it not only shows an interesting story, but it supports the claim that he brings up later in the passage. Also, people typically like anecdotes because they convey emotion directly to the reader and help get the point across clearly and concisely.
This gives him an air of divine ordinance, which, however is undermined somewhat given that it is he himself who contends that he knows. The detective’s invincible ability to extract the truth, uncover the past, secret motives, actions etc, is quite significant in the detective works of Agatha Christie, arguably the most popular in the sub-genre belonging to the “Golden Age” of detective fiction, that is, the detective fiction during the interwar years, mostly in England. A concern with revealing the hidden “truth”is undoubtedly the quintessential preoccupation of the detective fiction. However, Christie’s novels pose a bigger challenge to its detectives by presenting a large cast of suspects, almost everyone of whom turns out to be guilty of concealing something, if not murder. So, the detective’s ability to arrive at the truth becomes much more complicated than it was before.
Color in a novel can be helpful to the reader. In the book, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, symbolism of the color gray is used to set the mood and tone of the scenes and appearances some characters. At the beginning of Chapter II, Nick sees “a line of gray cars” that “crawls along an invisible track”(23). As Nick passes the lifeless, industrial part of town, he begins feeling depressed when he sees these dirty cars. The readers start to get an image of the drab, gray color that is reflected in “the valley of ashes”(23).