Similarly to how snow falls and then eventually melts away, the love that grew within the couple eventually melted away as well. In the last few remarks of the story, a snowplow is mentioned, “the snowplow that seems always to be there, scraping snow off” (109). Beattie chooses to end the story with the final symbol of snow once again as if to say the love was scrapped away, leaving behind nothing— true
Gabriel included the gloomy theme in his holiday speech: “still cherish in our hearts the memory of those dead and gone great ones whose fame the world will not willingly let die” (Joyce 13). Christmas and snow can be treated as opposite symbols of the death. The holiday has a cheerful atmosphere, but with a context that it will finish soon and people will return to more gloomy reality. Gabriel demonstrated it during his thoughts about his aunt Julia: “Poor Aunt Julia! She, too, would soon be a shade with the shade of Patrick Morkan and his horse” (Joyce 22).
“A November Landscape” has un unpromising beginning and ends with hope while “Winter” begins almost optimistically yet has a disheartening ending. The opening of ‘A November Landscape’ contains phrases such as: “...land bereft of bird and leaf, of body and of soul…” The land is devoid of life, painting quite a depressing picture. However, it ends much more optimistically with words like: “...and yet…” and “...when April lured the crocus through the snow…” The poem takes a turn for the best, displaying a chance at life.
As shown, Millay uses the idea of a wraith in her poem, incorporating the title throughout. Her poem shows the thoughts of a person when facing the end of their life. Initially, the readers are looking at the rain as a calm and welcoming figure, the subject welcomes the rain willingly into her home, not realizing that death is creeping upon her. The title “Wraith” brings attention to the thought of a ghostlike image being seen before death, with death being represented in this poem as “thin rain” (Millay, line 1).
Alcohol Sadness The essay “Let It Snow” by David Sedaris is an explanation of how alcohol can have a lasting effect on a family. In this essay, Sedaris writes about his growing up with an alcoholic mother and her mistreatment of her children with this addiction. Sedaris’ writing proves this statement by sharing about one particular day when school was canceled due to a snowstorm. Sedaris is a well-known writer, playwright and radio commentator whose work often has an autobiographical focus (Faigley 89).
Overcast skies seem to occur at the untimely end of someone close to Macbeth. It is at the demise of Duncan and Banquo. When the overcast skies are cleared we get a sense of things returning to their natural conditions. Shakespeare uses weather to create a feeling of turbulence and unease throughout the play.
It begins with a sense of uneasiness when he says, "Whose woods are these I think I know/ his house is in the village though" and the uneasiness is somewhat relieved with the next line " He will not see me stopping here". Frost repeatedly comments on the darkness of the woods, increasing the discomfort of the reader, but later calmly states "the only other sound 's the sweep/ of easy wind and downy flake", bringing back the feeling of serenity and calmness. The poem, "The Road Not Taken" centers on the theme of choice.
Sylvia Plath’s “Daddy” and Theodore Roethke’s “My Papa’s Waltz” are similar because they focus on the same subject. However, they differ in how the speakers’ feel about their relationship with their parent(s). In Plath’s “Daddy”, the speaker is a daughter thinking about how her father treated her. She tells about how she felt trapped by him and how she tried to ‘kill’ him, line 6 of the poem, but he dies before she has a chance. The ending of Plath’s poem implies that she got married to a man like her father.
In Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol, Ebenezer Scrooge is molded into an exceptional person by three spirits of Christmas. Though they all contributed to Scrooge’s change of heart, the Spirit of Christmas Yet to Come influenced him the most. This ghost, though he couldn’t speak, led Scrooge down a brighter path by forcing him to witness a few depressing events. The aftermath of adorable Tiny Tim’s demise, Scrooge’s own deathbed and grave, and the fact that no one could’ve cared less that he was gone. Firstly, Scrooge was impacted by the death of poor Tiny Tim Cratchit.
The impact of the weather scene is a way to indirectly relate to the murder of Victor’s young brother, William. The author, Shelley utilizes weather to convey the Victor’s emotional feelings about the murder of his bother William. Through imagery in the quote, Shelley is able to utilize words to describe the weather relating them to both the storm and what has happened to our protagonist. To me, the flashes of light illuminate the lake which is his brother. William’s illumination is the light of his life is soon quenched when the author describes the “pitchy darkness”