Fictional stories are special to many because of their masterful use of literary elements to choreograph a story that captivates readers until the very end. The author, Eudora Welty in a short fictional story titled “A Worn Path,” depicts an astounding literary masterpiece as she submerses readers into a scene of the woods and an elderly women with the glow of life on a chilly December day. Craftly using literary elements to deliver her imagination on paper. Each element working cohesively to articulate a story of melodic rhythm. In this story, Eudora Welty uses specifically Setting and characterization to show readers local color, and to captivate readers to the life of Phoenix, the only physical protagonist.
In Barbara Kingsolver’s story, “The Bean Trees”, something that makes it so effective is her use of figurative language to depict scenery. In chapter 12, Mattie takes Taylor, Esperanza and Estevan to a beautiful desert at the time of the first rain, so they can see the natural world come to life. In order to make the scene come alive, Kingsolver uses sillies, metaphors and personification as a mean of figurative language.
There are so many writers and people who do not write also that look up to him. He accepted the challenge of expressing the heart and soul of African Americans. Keenly aware of racism, Hughes visioned a nation where domestic problems could be realized. Hughes in his poetry, expressed his own reactions to incidents in his life and in the world at large. Langston Hughes left such a lasting impression on poetry , black culture, and the people in his life, that he changed the way they lived with the spirit and soul he put into his
This is when the legend of Langston Hughes starts to solidify. At about this time the educated “great” African American population had gathered some respect among the rest of the white community. Helped along by the growing popularity of things like jazz music and other African American cultural inventions. African American art of all types had become a sort of fad among the general public in the 1920’s and this includes poetry. The 1920’s was a time of excess and people were looking for new things to indulge in. For all his success a poet Hughes was now getting resistance not so much from the white community as he was from his fellow African American artists. These artists, and really any educated black person who had gained a sliver of respect among the white population, hated lower class uneducated black men as much as James Hughes did. Langston Hughes wrote a lot about the everyday struggle of an average African American, and this is why the rest of the educated African American community had disdain for his art. This did not, however, stop his ascension to a top figure of the Harlem renaissance in the 1920’s, as his poems were very popular among much of the American population. Hughes continued to be a very popular poet and today he is one of the great artists of
It cannot be doubted that Langston Hughes is not just one of the most illustrious Black Writers but also one who had a very strong contribution to the early struggles of the Black Americans against discrimination and segregation in the country. Hughes exceptionally combined the power of his art and his political voice in advancing his stand to the pressing issues of his day, most notable of which was the assertion of the rights of Black Americans and of their stature in the economic, political and cultural spheres of society. This movement was then tagged as the Harlem Renaissance movement owing to the fact that it gained steam in Harlem, New York.
Wordsworth and Muir express their fascination with nature using imagery and mood. In “Calypso Borealis”, John Muir states that he finds himself “glorying in the fresh cool beauty and charm of the bog and meadow heathworts, grasses, carices, ferns, mosses, liverworts displayed in boundless profusion” (Muir). The words “boundless profusion” appeals to the sense of sight and helps us imagine the scene and all the bountiful natural beauty of the place. The image shows Muir’s relationship with nature because it demonstrates his overwhelming, nearly spiritual, experience with nature. In the poem “I wandered lonely as a cloud”, Wordsworth also uses imagery to expresses a similar experience. In the first stanza he describes “A host, of golden daffodils; /beside the lake, beneath the trees, /Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.” (Wordsworth Ln 4-6). Words such as “host”, “golden”, “Fluttering” and “dancing”, all appeals to the reader’s sense of sight, hearing, and smell. It brings us into the scene. These images show Wordsworth’s relationship with nature because he personifies this flower allowing him to relate it and become one with nature.
The Harlem Renaissance was a the time that took place between the end of World War I and the middle of the 1930s. During this time Harlem was a cultural center, drawing black writers, musicians and artist. This was the most influential movement for African Americans. Many people in the African American literary movement were either descends from slaves or were part of the great migration out of the South. The Harlem Renaissance gave black people the opportunity to become something important. The rest of the country began looking at the black community as humans and they became more than just slaves.
Langston Hughes was first recognized as an important literary figure during the 1920s, a period known as the "Harlem Renaissance" because of the number of emerging black writers. Du Bose Heyward wrote in the New York Herald Tribune in 1926: "Langston Hughes, although only twenty-four years old, is already conspicuous in the group of Negro intellectuals who are dignifying Harlem with a genuine art life. . . . It is, however, as an individual poet, not as a member of a new and interesting literary group, or as a spokesman for a race that Langston Hughes must stand or fall. . . . Always intensely subjective, passionate, keenly sensitive to beauty and possessed of an unfaltering musical sense, Langston Hughes has given us a 'first book ' that
In the poem of “Touchscreen,” by Marshall Davis Jones, he is explaining how our feelings towards technology are crucial and where we do not want to live in a world without internet or media. He describes how he lives in a society where everyone has limited interaction with each other and that he witnesses doing it also. He explains his frustration how we spend so much time establishing profiles so other people can recognize you. In the beginning of the poem, it introduces you to his world where it is all digital and in the end, it shows you that the speaker is angry about technology and how he wishes that they would design it more advanced enough to make them all humans again.
Chris McCandless’s journey around the country is an example of how exploring the beauties of nature while living life on the road can aid an individual in finding one’s true self. Nearing the end of the book, the narrator begins to uncover more of McCandless’s diary entries and discovered what McCandless was thinking throughout the entire trip and what his true intentions were for this journey. As the narrator compares McCandless’s journey to other individuals who have lived life on the road in search of themselves he states, “McCandless went into the wilderness not primarily to ponder nature or the world at large, but rather, to explore the inner country of his own soul. He soon discovered, however, what Muir and Thoreau already knew: An extended stay in the wilderness inevitably directs one’s attention outward as much as inward, and it is impossible to live off the land without developing both a subtle understanding of, and a strong emotional bond with, that land and all it holds” (Krakauer 183). What this quote shows about McCandless is that his intentions for this journey was not to avoid life’s problems but rather to live life on the road while explorings nature’s offering in order to find himself and who he really is. Nature and life on the road is not a place for individuals to go and escape life’s problems, but rather a place where individuals can freely explore themselves without having anything to worry about and hold them back. Life on the road and nature has more to offer than what can be seen. Nature allows individuals to not only explore the beauties of its wildernesses, but it also allows them to really explore themselves as a person. Nature can help guide individuals in finding themselves by teaching them life lessons. Life lessons are lessons you mainly learn from your
Langston Hughes is an African American Poet who is very closely connected to his culture and expresses his feelings very thoroughly through his poetry in a jazz style. Langston Hughes is a modern poet who ignore the classical style of writing poetry and instead, in favor of oral and improve traditions of the Black culture. In majority of Langston’s poetry, many of his audience seems to take away a very strong message that many can apply to themselves or to others or his poems gives you an educational background of what’s going on in the African American community right now. For example, Langston Hughes writes a poetry piece called Afro American Fragment, which gives you a great breakdown of what an everyday African American person goes through considering that their whole history is basically taken away from them. Langston seems to show his audience that in books we never hear much about what contributions a African American person has done except for being brought to America and being a slave. Therefore, the whole theme about this poem is everything is a mystery and a question and it will take years to potentially to find an answer.
Langston Hughes’ short story entitled “Thank You Ma’am”, analyzes the interaction between Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones and Roger. It presents the readers, the idea of goodness, the theme of trust, forgiveness, and kindness. Hughes is able to convert a language that is easier to understand by characterizing the context of story, advancing important themes, and using dialogue among the characters.
In the essay “Stopping to Talk”, Karen Vais analyzes the short story “Early Autumn” by Langston Hughes. She first introduces the story along with her thesis. Vais establishes the theme of Hughes’s work as “walking versus talking.” The idea is that “hurried movement through life prevents people from forming or maintaining meaningful relationships.” In her first supporting paragraph, Vais lets the readers know of the setting. “Early Autumn” takes place on a busy walkway on a “late afternoon” in the “cold” weather. Her second supporting paragraph focuses on the plot of the story. According to Vais, the two main characters of the story, Bill and Mary, keep losing the opportunities for affection. Bill and Mary fall in love at a young age, but as
Crevecoeur’s Letters from an American Farmer, provide a good distinction between the European and American life. He makes it seem that America is a place of liberty and freedom, which is very common to think of when people think about this country. He even says it in his text with the quote, “Here, man is free as he ought to be.” Europe is a power-hungry place composed of great lords, kings, bishops, etc. The people there weren’t provided much. Whereas America is more laid back, where the poor and the rich are not so far removed from each other and are provided a new mode of living and a new social system. It 's a place where people from different nations can become anew. People could be French, Dutch, European but they can be considered
“The Cherry Orchard” by Anton Chekhov is a Russian novel. During Chekhov 's childhood, a wave of reforms was underway to liberalize Russia and the economy of the country. one very important reform was probably the Emancipation Declaration of 1861, which freed the serfs from slavery. This major event undermined the position and status of the nobility, and perhaps even impoverished them. The plot in The Cherry Orchard, of an affluent landowning aristocratic family which was compelled to their estate in order to pay off their debts, was therefore a known one in the dispose of society of Chekhov 's time.