Authors use literary devices so that the readers can connect and better understand the mood of the story. Bradbury in “The Pedestrian” uses a variety of lit devices to develop his mood of the story. Bradbury in "The Pedestrian" uses personification, simile, and imagery to develop the mood of loneliness so that the reader can see the dark world the character is living in.
Gallien starts to notice the settings around him while he is on his way to drop Alex off. “For the first few miles the stampede trail was well graded and led past cabins scattered among weedy stands of spruce and aspen. Beyond the last of the log shacks, however, the road rapidly deteriorated” (Kraukaur 2). This quote creates of visual of the quick change from rural civilization to deep and dense forest. It also exemplifies the jurastic difference between the peaceful areas of the forest and the extreme woods in Alaska. One moment there can be a nice little open field and the next you cannot see ten feet without a tree getting in your way. From that the reader can easily foreshadow the events to come in Alex’s
Mood is what draws a reader’s emotion to a story. The mood sets the scene for a story to play out on. In “ The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe there is a strong mood that drives the story. The mood is dark, angry, and mysterious. Key details and scenes help illustrate the mood. Visuals and word usage help convey the mood in the scenes where it is the strongest.
“It is not the voice that commands the story; it is the ear.” (Italo Calvino) Italo Calvino was a famous Italian writer who wanted his life to be known and wanted the people to be interested in his stories. It was not only about what he wanted, it was about what the people wanted to hear. He did not just want to make his stories, he was striving to catch the eye of the readers. Italo Calvino’s writings were inspired mainly by his experiences in the war and acquaintances.
“Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you'd drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It's more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.” -Ray Bradbury. I believe that Fahrenheit 451 can still be relevant to today’s society, even though it was written almost 65 years ago. This is because of the modern references, the realistic descriptions and imagery, and his belief that books are the most important thing anyone can have.
“Desiree’s Baby” is a short story written by Kate Chopin. In “Desiree’s Baby,” Desiree is found by the Valmonde’s family, not knowing what her origin was, they took her in. Desiree grew into a gentle and loving young woman. The young owner of the neighboring plantation, Armand Aubigny, fell in love with her at first sight. Armand Aubigny and Desiree got married and had a child together.As the child was three months old, Desiree notice a difference in Armands behaviour, he was distancing from Desiree and the child. Desiree was getting axitions and mad of what was Armand behavior thoughts her and the child. Desiree was sad and wrote to Madame Valmonde. Madame Valmonde told her to come home with her child. Desiree talks to Armand if she is allowed to go back home. Desiree says good-bye to Armand and goes to the deserted field with her child and never came back. Armand was burning all of Desiree’s and the child’s materials into the bonfire. Then he found some letters from Desiree, but one was from his mother to his father, the letter said that she was grateful that Armand would never find out his mother was of slave heritage (Chopin). In “Desiree’s Baby, “ Kate Chopin uses imagery, foreshadowing and allusion to develop the ominos, mystery and sad story.
When thinking of the classic first date, it always starts with two nervous, lovesick pre-teenagers. They go out to see a movie and walk through the park with slight embarrassment, but go home and squeal with relief and excitement. They forget how nervous they were and feel enlightened with the deeper connection forged with their potential partner. Much like the classic first date, “Oranges”, by Gary Soto, narrates a young boy’s first walk through winter with a girl. “Oranges” shows the workings of a small town date and how a young boy gets to know a girl. This poem illustrates how love sheds uneasiness through intimacy.
Why is it that people get a kick out of reading, watching or listening to something as gruesome as true crime stories? For decades, crime stories have caught the attention of readers with their combination of factual information and suspense. Both Nightmare in Napa and “A Jury of Her Peers” are two examples of real crime stories that have caught the interest of readers everywhere. Though these two texts differ in format, plot and language, they both serve the same purpose of informing the audience as well as entertaining them in the process. By comparing Nightmare in Napa and “A Jury of Her Peers”, the cultural purpose of “true crime” stories is to address crimes in a way that informs but also engages and thrills the audience by using facts
The fictional short story “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe takes place in the catacombs of Montresor’s palace, during the carnival’s climax. The story begins when Montresor, the villain of the story, vows revenge on Fortunato. Throughout the story, the author doesn't tell us what the revenge will be, but his choice of words in the details creates a mood in the reader. The author’s detailed description in the short story creates different moods in the reader like anger, satisfaction, curiosity, and victory because the chosen words connect with the audience.
Boom! Boom! Boom! Tick! Boom! Tick ! This short story is about a person who has a deep desire to kill an eldery man. The Theme of the story is the effect of guilt or conscience. In The Tell Tale Heart, Edgar Allan Poe Uses Figurative language, Characterization, and symbolism to illustrate how psychotic twisted the mind of the narrator is. The narrator creates something that keeps the reader imprisoned and in its suspense. Edgar Allan Poe uses this by using figures of speech such as repetition. Poe also uses imagery to characterize the narrator to indicate his senses which also shows his unbalanced mind.
The story “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” has a capitvating plot using the setting and characters which makes it a positive experience. The physical apperances and action in the characters make the story more believable. The way the story describes Ichabod is, “ He was tall but exceedly lank….” (p
In Saki’s short story, “The Interlopers”, it’s about two men with a three generation long hatred toward one another’s family. The author’s theme in the story is that to become friends before you lose the chance to. The author deliberately delivers the theme by showing Ulrich and Georg’s relationship changing throughout the story whether or not the chance was positive or negative. He shows this theme by using many different literary devices specifically using how the setting affects the mood, situational irony, and some important external conflicts.
Imprisonment and constraint, can be felt in many different scenarios in the passage from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. However, we get these two feelings with a girl who is portrayed as an orphan in this chapter. When being an orphan many feelings can run through a person’s mind, for example abandonment and not feeling loved, or being/feeling trapped. The feeling of imprisonment and constraint in this chapter is expressed through the use of imagery and diction.
If sending people off to get hanged was your job how do you think you would feel about it? In George Orwell’s personal essay “A Hanging,” Orwell designates the true impact hanging a person could have on someone’s soul. He ingeniously expresses how his view on taking someone’s life, while they are perfectly healthy is truly wrong. Orwell skillfully does this by using similes, describing scenes or people, and by his way of expressing the tone he wants to give.
The narrators in each of the passages give completely different perceptions of their attitudes toward change. The narrator is very important in pieces of literature because the narrator’s impressions are what we grasp from any writing piece. In both of these passages, each narrator expresses a certain feeling or attitude on leaving where they have been for a long period of time. In Passage One, the narrator was very emotional about leaving, while the narrator in Passage Two was enthusiastic and anxious about vacating. The rhetorical devices, tone, diction, and parallel structure in both passages convey the narrators’ views toward the change that is about to take place in their lives.