The tone of this passage is very gloomy with the ways he describes how the wolf looked and felt. The tone is also depressing when he says, “he closed his eyes then could see her running in the mountains, running in the starlight”(McCarthy line 46), this point shows the wolf was innocent and never did wrong, which makes the impact of her death truly depressing. The mood of the passage is created by the past tense the author uses to describe each traumatic event that happened. The feeling I get while reading this is sad and mournful because the wolf not only meant a lot to the main character but to nature itself. Tone and mood are similar in meaning but they both help in expressing the impact the wolves death left on
In Cherokee legends, it is said there is an eternal battle between two wolves. One has its pale fur matted in scarlet red, and its muzzle is glistening with blood. The pupils of the beast are floating clouds among the blue of its irises. Snow beneath the wolf’s paws crumble away, and its hind leg leaves behind a path of blood as it drags behind the wolf. On the outskirts of the snow bank, the other wolf is circling.
On the one hand, negative metaphors of wolf have a long history, as the wolf has always been regarded as an evil creature in the human culture, for example, wolf metaphor can be used to describe pervert men erotically dreaming of women (Zirgnibl 172). In this way, the nickname “White Wolf” for serial killers has become extremely convincing to the public, because the wolf metaphor has the ability to combine people’s negative feeling about the wolf with their condemnation to killers’ villainy (Zirgnibl 173). On the other hand, the author demonstrates that metaphor plays a role in comparing two subjects sharing similar features (“substitution theory”), and in speaking of the wolf, it enables people to focus on the negative features of wolf that the serial killer shares (Zirgnibl 173-74). And due to the process of “mutual enhancement” (“interactionist theory”), the metaphor also has the power to elevate the meaning of wolf and serial killer, which makes the nickname become more meaningful and believable (Zirgnibl
A major point within “Why the Beaver Should Thank the Wolf” is that the predators are not always the big problem, but instead a big help, and that they are withering down to a non-existent state. The animal that Hannibal uses as an example is the wolf in Wyoming. I believe whole heartedly with Hannibal in saying that if it was not for the wolves, many ecosystems and the prey would not thrive as much as they do.
Argumentative Essay In “To Build a Fire,” the story of an unnamed man traveling along the Yukon Trail with a dog is told. Throughout the story, the man’s death is foreshadowed. The husky that he is traveling with has a natural instinct and understands, seemingly more than the man, that traveling the Yukon Trail in the freezing cold temperatures is extremely dangerous. The man soon learns how cold it is when he spits.
Tone and word choice are major key factors for getting readers a full and vivid experience of what you’re trying to tell them. In “The Devil’s Thumb”, Krakauer chooses to utilize downsizing, depressing words and phrases in his writing like, “Beyond shame”, “self-pity”, “felt so alone”, “abandoned”, “vulnerable”, etc. His word choice overall gives a bitter tone to the story. He uses these words to give a more vivid, detailed description of how he was truly feeling at that very moment. While stuck in a snow storm, sitting in a dug out hole, he thought, “Beyond shame, I cradled my head in my arms and embarked on an orgy of self-pity.”
The passage begins by alerting the reader of the she-wolf’s death, witnessed by a man referred to by “he”. In the second paragraph of the passage, the man makes a fire, which is supposed to get him through the night. Contrary to the darkness, the light of
Paul experiences this deep sorrow and depression because he feels that he has been completely robbed of his sentiment. Furthermore, Paul feels that because of war’s ability to manipulate his feelings into becoming almost static, he has no choice but to have self control and bottle up his emotions. This emphasizes the fact that war causes pain by twisting a soldiers emotions so they fall into a deep despair and begin to crumble, until eventually they are left with nothing but a skeleton of what they once were. Moreover, In the same conversation with his mother, Paul wishes to be taken back in time so he can escape the anguish he currently feels: “Ah! Mother, Mother!
He is often compared to a wild, dumb beast, such as in the line: “he was pacing up and down his cell like a wild beast that breaks its teeth upon the bars of its cage” (Sinclair 154). Because Jurgis is described this way several times, it can be inferred that life in Chicago has brought Jurgis back to a primal state. This quote in particular indicates that although Jurgis is literally in a cell, or cage, he has been trapped figuratively as well. This is supported in the novel, and the main “trap” he faces is his family. Jurgis is also described as a “wounded buffalo” (112) and a “wounded bull” (147).
Buck faced the same bitter conditions as wolves. As Buck developed into a complete product of the wilderness Buck “ may be seen running at the head of the pack” (London 137) Buck has changed and adapted from a canine to a product of the wilderness and went through harsh and fierce conditions during his long journey and change. He has faced many obstacles which some were good but some were bad for
Lewis complicates the matters further when attacking government officials for “nine of our leader being indicted…by the federal government for peaceful protests” (para 6.5). In other words, the government responds when a group of citizens becomes a threat intending to create changes. The immediate reaction is suppression of radical actions. Lewis includes logos in order to engage the audience about the harsh behavior of the police. By including a historical evidence, Lewis’s argument is stronger rather than providing a claim without proof.
Test One: Rep. John Lewis 1. To me the main messages of the article is to use love and non-violence to get your point across and/or when you are trying to get what you want. That you do not have to always fight fire with fire. You can see this throughout the interview while John Lewis talked about how to prepare for their protest or marches they would practice being talked down, spit on, being beaten. That through the practiced they learned not to fight back but show the people who were doing these horrible things to them love.
In the poem Mourners, by Ted kooser, plain style of poetry was used to express the emotions of mourners. His use of syntax was well accomplished regarding the length and the clarity of the poem. Kooser managed to use a medium length sentence in order to retain the reader's attention. If we were to combine the lines of the poem to create sentences, as illustrated in the book, each sentence would be meaningful. For example, "After funeral, the mourners gather under the rustling churched maples and talk softly, like cluster of leaves."
1. The line “We lived on a combination of irregular paychecks, hope, fear, and government surplus food” is a hyperbole and zeugma. The word that creates the zeugma is the word lived, as the narrator uses the word lived to mean different things in the same context. The narrator actually lived off of paychecks and government food, but did not literally live off of hope and fear like the line suggests. The line is also a hyperbole because the author did not literally live off of the hope and fear, as you cannot sustain yourself with emotions.