This sets an emphatically dark and horrific tone for the reader, which carries into the plot of the story. He continues to describe the “Red Death,” stating that there were “Sharp pains and dizziness, and then profuse bleeding at the pores,” (Poe 3). By describing the disease so vividly, Poe is giving the reader a visual image to magnify the dreaminess of the story. He does this again when describing the attendees of the Masquerade. He describes them, saying, “There were arabesque figures with unsuited limbs and appointments.
An example of imagery would be “The “Red Death” had long devastated the country. No pestilence had ever been so fatal, or so hideous. Blood was its avatar and its seal-the redness and the horror of blood.” In this quote Poe is giving the reader an idea of the “Red Death”. The reader can really get a sense of fear or horror from this imagery. This imagery also give the reader a beginning
As he gasps for breath, he gets out his last words,“ God will give him blood to drink,” then he slowly dies. The judge then used his last words to confirm that he was, in fact, a witch. This is what it must have been like for Matthew Maule on the day of his death. Even though it is a story, Nathaniel Hawthorne presents Maule’s death so well that the reader may feel as if he is at the hanging with Maule’s wife and children. As one reads the book, it might tempt them to believe that there was a curse and that it did affect the cursed family.
Your houses!” (Shakespeare, 3.1.112-115). As Mercutio’s final demand, is blaming his death on the hatred of the houses. This is the first death in the whole play, which is from the plague (Romeo and Juliet's love) where he curses them for basically killing him. He asks Benvolio to find him a house because both of them are just as bad and dies as a side character. Some people may rebuke that love had created them and was not made from hatred.
However, the subject matter is a decomposing carcass with “so frightful… the stench” (15). The speaker also goes into great detail about the carcass, likening it to a woman, as previously mentioned. Later in the poem, Baudelaire takes the blason a step further: the speaker departs from his first comparison to proclaim that his lover will one day be like the carcass as well: “—And yet you will be like this corruption, / Like this horrible infection” (37-38). He uses various terms of endearment, including “Star of my eyes” and “sunlight of my being” to gild his words (39). While the terms of endearment may sound like flattery, in truth, the speaker’s true message is his lover’s death and decomposition.
Petar Antovski Professor Matthew Hotsinpiller English 2 19 July 2015 The Mystery of Death Ideas, beliefs and myths pertaining to the mystery of death imbue the eternal story of Hamlet, a work of literature art that can to this day urge its every reader to question their own faith and spirituality. From the beginning we are catapulted into a world where the limits between life and death are blurred, where the worlds of the living and the dead are joined. After all, one of the first characters to appear is the ghost of Old Hamlet. Even in the opening scene Shakespeare establishes a certain fascination with the dead. Although Horatio, Bernardo and Marcellus are frightened by the appearance of the ghost, their curiosity and a longing to discover
As we can see Prospero was powerful and important, he secluded himself in a big castellated abbey with lots of provisions, but as death comes to everyone, he died too. That’s what Poe wants to show us. He makes a personification of death to create the allegory and give us this message, which is really horrible and creepy. It’s a message that haunts us after reading the story. It produces a lasting effect on us, different from all the other elements in the story, which produced an instant effect on us, as the language for example.
The announcement is first introduced in the quote, “Confusion now hath made his masterpiece./Most sacrilegious murder hath broke ope/The Lord’s anointed temple, and stole thence/The life o’ the building.” (Lines 72-75). This quote is from when Macduff first informs Lennox and Macbeth, although it is not clear at first to them the Macduff means that King Duncan is dead. The language use in Act 2, Scene 3 helps to describe the feeling and atmosphere of such a dark scene. A metonymy is used during the
Human Nature contains many unexplained and mysterious cycles. The most common and natural cycle of the human life is death. In the poems “Dust in the wind,” “Don't Fear the Reaper,” and “Thanatopsis” they all explore death and describe not to fear death, but is presented in different ways where one glorifies death while the others glorify life. Both of these poems have similar messages, but are presented in different ways and have a relatively different meaning. “Don't fear the Reaper” by Blue Oyster Cult says “don't fear the reaper, baby take my hand” glorifying death by saying embrace it, and take the reaper's hand, don't fight it.
I sometimes wonder how emotional we become by a symbolized contrasted painting, and how it can find something in each one of us that we can relate to. The moment I look to The Death of the Gravedigger the first thing that catches my attention is the poses of the Angel and how her dark wings are surrounding the man as if there is a sad emotional story bursting through that contrasted composition despite the pure calm snow behind them. The Death of the Gravedigger (1895) by Carlos Schwabe, Symbolist school, oil on canvas. This work belongs to a symbolism movement, as it uses the entire Symbolist signs. Death is represented by the beautiful woman sits to the side of the grave.