In the poems “A Barred Owl” by Richard Wilbur and “The History Teacher” by Billy Collins, both poets portray how different explanations to children pan out. Both poems describe the speaker being dishonest to one or multiple students, however, one is more of a little white lie while the other is a lie on a much bigger scale. The first poem utilizes personification and humor to coax a child back to sleep by easing her fears. The second poem applies homonyms and hyperbole to maintain the innocence of a room full of students. Through the use of these different literary techniques, the poets are able to express how the adults provide an explanation for children.
Richard Connell’s uses similes in “The Most Dangerous Game” to build suspense and make the reader think deeply into the meaning of the text. Connell’s use of similes creates a very suspenseful tone throughout the story. In doing so, he forces the reader to think deeper into the meaning of not only the passage, but the story as a whole. A simile used effectively in the story is, “the revolver pointed as rigidly as if the giant were a statue.” (Connell 4) This example makes the reader feel as if they were in the story because of the amount of detail. Another simile in the story is, “giant rocks with razor edges crouch like a sea monster with wide open jaws.” (Connell) This quote keeps readers in suspense because it sounds like the character
How to Read Literature Like a Professor is a book that shows numerous ways and strategies to understand what their reading. Each chapter shows examples from books and use of literary devices that can help develop the meaning of the story. Think of this book as reading between the lines. In The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald used people to symbolize objects or things to let the reader have an interpretation on the characters. For example, the green light represents Gatsby's future for him and Daisy to be together. The green light is the most important symbol of the book because it has a meaning for many things. It also was interpreting the American Dream and money. Gatsby lived a poor life when he was younger and being in his situation now made him want to impress business and famous people, even Daisy. The first technique is used in chapter 10: Is That A Symbol? called allegories. Allegories are stories that reveal a hidden meaning. ¨Things stand for other things on a one-for-one basis (Foster 98).¨
After reading The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin, Turtle is a dynamic character. At the beginning of the book, Turtle has a strong personality; eventually, Turtle becomes trustworthy and soft. These character traits were observed through Turtle’s actions, relationships, and problems. I loved this book and would recommend the book to anyone who loves mystery and excitement. This book connects to my life by having the main character, Turtle Wexler/T.R Wexler, remind me exactly like one of my best friends. My friend is strong, fierce, trustworthy, smart, and soft.
Native Americans have a very rich and interesting past. The story “The World on the Turtle’s Back” told by the Iroquois Indians is a story of how the world came to be and the good and evils in the world. The story “The Way to Rainy Mountain“ by Scott Momaday, is a story of about the Kiowa traditions and the way that they lived. Both of these stories show how important it is to respect the gods.
The two poems, “The Barred Owl” and “The History Teacher”, display different ways of soothing child fears and attempting to protect the children's innocence with their tone, rhyme scheme, and humor. Wilbur specifically uses personification with a different point of view than Collins. Collins comes from a more ironic tone in his poem and portrays the history teacher as a protector of the children’s innocence, when in reality, they have already lost it.
When analyzing the two pieces of literature, “First They Came,” written by Pastor Martin Niemoller, and the short story “Terrible Things,” by Eve Bunting, there is noticeable connections but there are also many differences. To begin, one is a short story and one is a poem, which is already divergent on its own. There is also other examples such as the diction that the authors use, the syntax, and the use of symbols. Though unalike in various ways, they are also very analogous in the way of common theme.
Individuals have different views of the world and to be fair this world has many flaws that individuals can’t see because they’re not willing to see those flaws. These flaws are seen by Barbara Kingsolver, the author of The Bean Trees. In the society, there are many social justice issues that people think it is normal for it to be happening, those social justice issues can be child abuse, racism, over-sexualization of women and poverty. Barbara Kingsolver is an author of the book called The Bean Trees which is a story about the journey of Taylor from Kentucky to Arizona. This journey of hers brings out a purpose to show these social justice issues within the society we had and we still have. This story showed lots of examples of the social
In the allegory “The Turtle,” the author John Steinbeck explains that as life gets harder people work hard to succeed, and people may try to get in the way. Although the story does talk about a turtle climbing an embankment, people can relate to this story on an emotional level because they can understand overcoming the struggles in life.The struggles in life depend on what goals people set out to achieve. In this paper, the writer will examine the allegorical meanings of the turtle.
A character in which allegory is used but carefully hidden is Curley. Curley just walked out of the room and left Lennie, George, and an old man named Candy standing alone. Curley had just yelled at Lennie for not speaking for himself, and accuses George of pulling something over. Candy explains that Curley is very handy and is well liked, “S 'pose Curley jumps a big guy an ' licks him. Ever 'body says what a game guy Curley is” (26). George replies annoyed “Seems like Curley ain 't givin ' nobody a chance”(26). Curly represents the small people, allegory is used to make the connection between Curley 's character and the people that have little say. These types of people create the illusion that they are bigger and scarier than they really
Have you ever wondered about the real meaning behind Dr.Seuss’s books? Believe it or not, Dr.Seuss’s books aren’t just a variety of rhymes and made up words. While I never realized the real meaning, my favorite Dr.Seuss book of all time is The Lorax. The books written by Dr.Seuss that I will explain are Yertle the Turtle, The Lorax, and And to Think that I Saw It on Mulberry Street.
An allegory a story that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral. Metamorphosis that was written by Franz Kafka is a good example of an allergy because it is basically an inference about people coming out of the closet. People who have came out of the closet have been pressured to hide from society, they also had thought of running away. People who have came out of the closet have also gotten their families mad at each other.People that come out of the closet is an allegory to Gregor.
Allegory- By the accordance my personal notes and knowledge, an allegory is a story in which the characters and events are symbols that stand for ideas about human life or for a political or historical standpoint. From my standpoint, the word allegory is connected to Lord of The Flies,
The Alchemist The Alchemist book by Paulo Coelho is considered to be a parable, as well as the book is based on the key episodes, ordinary objects and or events in a form of a simple story written in order to illustrate a moral lesson to society. The main goal of
The Narrator’s creativity is questioned because adults can not imagine a boa constrictor swallowing an elephant whole as the Narrator can. Therefore, the narrator is forced to draw another picture of a boa constrictor swallowing an elephant which the grownups can clearly understand with their practical thinking and real-world knowledge, “The inside of the boa constrictor so that the grown-ups could see it clearly” (de Saint-Exupéry 2). As life progresses on, people mature with all of their life experiences and problems faced by them and they began to lose perspective of the, however, this does not impact child’s perspective of the world because they are isolated from the issues of the world. Children perceive the world to be a perfect place which results in them having imaginations with endless possibilities whereas adults place limits on their creativity because they have experienced the reality of life. Therefore, Northrop Frye’s essay The Motive for Metaphor and Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince demonstrate how children are able to use their imagination to its full potential, while adults do