In the passage, Josan is worried the “stone tower [will] crumble beneath the fury of the storm” (31-33). The reader experiences the violence portrayed by Bray through her dramatic literary illustrations. She personifies the monstrous storm to increase the tension between Jason and the storm. Bray symbolizes “the lighthouse [as] being swallowed by the ocean” to gradually develop suspense in the story (48-49). The author keeps using personification throughout the story to create imagery.
This quote from the passage shows that Lutie feels that the elements of her surroundings have a negative effect on the population. Instead of contributing to society, the elements metaphorically, "take" from society in the form of harsh, irritant weather. The author is giving the wind human like qualities by saying it snatched the hats and other things off of the people that were in the streets. Imagery also plays a part within the novel. The passage says, "Fingering its way along the curb the wind set the bits of paper to dancing high in the air, so that a barrage of paper swirled into the faces of the people on the street"(Paragraph 2).
Another author who is from California, Joan Didion, writes an essay titled “The Santa Ana,” which is the nickname for the strong winds that cause brush fires in California. She describes each new Santa Ana as a damaging and dangerous moment. Although there are some similarities in content, Thomas and Didion write essays that have contrasting tones, leading to contrasting central ideas about the Santa Ana. The definition of beauty may vary, depending on the individual and their experiences. Thomas believes that the sight of each new brushfire is amazing and describes how the people make the sight an exciting event.
Thomas includes a very clear explanation of the winds right after the introduction in order to give the reader background. She uses a very deliberate approach to describe her feelings towards these events that she has dealt with her whole life. She connects the issues that come along with the brush fires and how society often neglects to realize that the winds are more powerful than human. Even though the winds of Santa Ana are a very emotional sight to write about, the author of “The Santa Ana” takes a different approach on describing the winds through the depressing aspect that this natural phenomenon may
In writing, the emotion and setting of a piece can be incredibly essential to the feeling and effect. Annie Dillard, in an excerpt from “Pilgrim at Tinker Creek”, creatively focuses on establishing an eerie setting and a mysterious sensation when witnessing the unusual with deep, haunting imagery and manipulative language. Imagery is essential to establishing the settings of written work. Much can be inferred from a setting well established. Dillard carefully composes her setting with image provoking words and phrases such as, “chilly night”, “balls of dew droop”, “curved blades of grass”, and “tremble and sway”.
Accordingly, Petry manipulates her selection of detail to symbolize the vandalism that the natural elements of the world can prevail when she notes that the "years of rain and snow had finally eaten the paint off down to the metal . . . making a dark red stain like blood." Finally, she concludes her passage with a detail that emphasizes the mercy that exists within the wind as it provides Johnson with the ability to read the sign which reveals that the building in front of her contains "steam heat, parquet floors, [and] respectable
Rain is being used to conceptualize the speaker’s proposed hosting of a haunting spirit in order to aid in the questioning of the metaphysical claim of supernatural presence within the house. "Glimmering eyes," and "Thin as thread, with exquisite fingers,-" paint a vivid person like picture, yet these phrases are only being used to describe the inanimate, common and natural concept of rain. By doing such, the rain is being held to a higher level of consciousness, therefore being granted a mind with motives as well as a conscious which stretches beyond rain’s typical denotation. As a result, the speaker never refers directly to
When superimposed against the incremental degradation of the narrators own relationship, the incrementalism present in the growth of the storm adds a deeper level of complexity to the emotions of the poem and helps the reader to better understand and progress through the narrator’s failing relationship. Within the first paragraph, both the storm and the failing relationship are introduced, three lines devoted to the relationship and one to the storm. Beginning “First the wind, then the storm” , the use of “first” and “then” places an emphasis on the idea of a incrementalism, and presents the systematic progression for not only the storms development and worsening, but also for the relationship’s
Close Reading of “The Storm” by Kate Chopin Authors use symbols to represent ideas, emotions or state of minds. In The Storm by Kate Chopin, the storm itself is the major symbol within the text. The storm is a form of foreshadowing for events will occur during and after the storm. It also symbolizes a building and release of tension, and a change in atmosphere. The storm functions as foreshadowing because of the characters own interpretation of the storm, which is then reflected in the events that follow.
it has a history of political instability and colonialism, of being ignored by the major powers when it is not being exploited by them." Thus, Pitts expresses his message by telling the audience that even if being exploited by major powers doesn't seem like a natural disaster, it really is. This statement proves that the earth is cruel because human beings induce much of the chaos, and human beings are a part of this earth just as much as the wind and rain. Moreover, this further demonstrates the main point of the essay because it shows how human beings, who can suffer and be victims, can be tyrannical as well. Pitts continues to support this idea by using figurative language such as similes.