Figurative language is a non-literal tool heavily used by writers, Suji Kwock Kim & Jane Kenyon, in the poems "Monologue for an Onion" and "The Suitor" respectively. While Kim utilizes the metaphorical side of the onion to speak through misguided epiphanies, Kenyon uses simile to reveal emotion behind a much less destructive screen. The two poems rely on the ominous use of word play and metaphorical meaning to come across very different existential realizations. An unsettling balance takes place between the comparison between two poems, the influence of figurative language being what would tip the scale between sorrow and bliss.
According to the biography on Dickens, he was forced to leave his parents and to do hard work on his own in a factory. This factory work was cruel to Dickens as he was still young, and ended up influencing him greatly as the incident was not a bright time in Dickens ' life. 2. Several clues point to Pip being portrayed as young in the excerpt given, such as describing his cheeks as chubby and the fact he was still dependent on others. As a result, it is reasonable to assume Pip may have been around 10 years old.
The arrival of the first Europeans in the Americas is dramatically captured through the many writers who attempted to communicate what they saw, experienced and felt. What is more, the very purposes of their treacherous travel and colonization are clearly seen in their writings; whether it is poetry, history or sermons. Of the many literary pieces available today, William Bradford and John Winthrop’s writings, even though vary because the first is a historical account and the second is a sermon, stand out as presenting a clear trust in God, the rules that would govern them and the reason they have arrived in the Americas. First of all, William Bradford provides an in-depth look into the first moment when the Puritans arrived in the Americas. In fact, he chronicles the hardships they face on their way to Plymouth, yet he includes God’s provision every step of the way.
Walt Whitman and Emily Dickerson are American poets, who wrote their poetry during the civil war. Whitman writings began when he was eleven years old; however, his poetry was different from others he addressed all “the facts of the animal economy, sex, nutriment, gestation, and birth” (1005). Furthermore, Whitman was an American democrat, former teacher, editor, community activist and journalists. His poems have been published in many papers and books. Whitman wrote on behalf of wounded soldiers, and America as a nation.
1920’s Slang Language is important in everyone’s lives: from small talk, to speeches, to ordering food, to teaching, and everything in between. Language never stays the same, though, as it is constantly changing with every day that passes. The changes on language from the past have big effects on the language of the present. Slang from the 1920s has impacted language used in the current era.
Both of the main characters in the two passages are judgmental people. Babbitt judges his neighbors on their actions while Maud judges the farmers and civilians in small towns on where they live. The passages express the idea that people are always judgmental no matter what their own situation is. In the second passage, Maud describes her love of New York and all its glamour.
A Poetry Analysis of ”Hand on Your Gun” by Lowkey “Hand on Your Gun” is a rap song from 2011 written and performed by the English rapper Lowkey. The title does not speak for much but it does give the addressee a hint about the subject of the rap. From the title, we can assume the rap is about guns and perhaps about protecting oneself. Without further information or reading the text, it is hard to tell more than this and the speaker’s view on weapons is still unknown. Once read and analysed, the stand of the rap is distinct.
I once heard a comedian jest about the idiomatic misuse of words by English speaking people. With tongue in cheek, he spent about fifteen minutes offering some very witty examples. For instance, he pointed out that we call goods transported on the sea CARgo, but those same goods transported on land are called a SHIPment. He then asked the rhetoric question "why do we park in DRIVEways"?
Money. Everyone wants it but doesn’t want to work for it. It’s a common necessity in everyday life and it always will be. These two gentlemen took their passion for money and obtaining fine things and turned it into a profession. Cornelius Vanderbilt and Ted Waitt both had similarities and differences, both strong and weak.
1) The two types of Discourses, “saying (writing)-doing-being-valuing- believing combinations,” James Paul Gee addresses in his essay “Literacy, Discourse, and Linguistics” are Primary Discourses and Secondary Discourses. These Discourses are “ways of being in the world; they are forms of life which integrate words, acts, values, beliefs, attitudes, and social identities as well as gestures, glances, body positions, and clothes.” Both Discourses are acquired through acculturation. Our primary Discourse is acquired in the home and peer groups.
Ludwig Wittgenstein, an Austrian-British philosopher, once made the statement that “If we spoke a different language, we would perceive a somewhat different world.” If this is true, is it safe to inquire that if we did speak a different language, we could perceive another’s world somewhat incorrectly? Could language be the binding source of culture, or is language the primary enforcer of stereotypes? After pondering on these questions, I developed the idea that language acts as the mediator of understanding, which either binds culture or enforces stereotypes depending on whether or not stereotypes are active between either parties that are interacting. Through language, Individuals tend to incorrectly perceive the world of others in spontaneous