Another verb that is used to add on to the feeling of chaos is “hiding”, as the thunder does to the sounds of the ocean, since in order to completely conceal something a sound would have to be extremely loud. Hurst begins to include foreshadowing in the passage, as he says that “darkness descended, almost like night”.
In “Being Prey” the author Val Plumwood ventures out into an “unfamiliar” marsh that was being struck by a “severe storm”, this imposes an ominous, deadly effect on the setting. If Val had not gone out during such a dangerous time, the outcome of her story may have been different. In “A Sound of Thunder” Eckels travels to a setting with a very perilous “monster”, a T-Rex. This monster also imposes the same deadly effect as it did in “Being Prey”, especially on the setting. Both stories show several instances contributing to the dangerousness of their settings.
Paul illustrates his surroundings during his down time, “Over us is the blue sky. On the horizon float the bright yellow, sunlit observation-balloons, and the many little white clouds of the anti- aircraft shells… Around us stretches the flowery meadow. The grasses sway their tall spears; the white butterflies flutter around and float on the soft warm wind pf the late summer… The three boxes stand in the midst of the glowing red poppies.”(9). Rather than the yellow sun, the soldiers look to up to see yellow observation balloons. Paul and the soldiers have learned to take comfort in seeing things like observation balloons and find them somewhat beautiful and calming.
Everything reflected on it was even more magnificent, the sun was brighter, the mountains were taller, the clouds were puffier and the leaves were greener. I decided to enjoy the place sitting in a stone close to the water, taking pictures and contemplating the natural spectacle. Suddenly, in my state of observation I felt that, again in the words of Neruda, my eyes flew away and merged with the stable peace of the place. It was in this state of concentration that I began to think that probably the plethora of trees that surrounded the lake were also compelled with the beauty of the lake and stood there watching and protecting it just as Heimdallr protects the gate of Asgard in the Norse
These things all have a great impact on the setting of the book. The references made to nature throughout the novel affect the characters mood. “The very winds whispered in soothing accents, and maternal nature bade me we know more” (77). This quotation from the book shows the impact that nature expressed to Victor that made him feel relieved and happy. “My spirits were elevated by the enchanting and parents of nature; the past was blotted from my memory, the presence was tranquil, and the future gilded by bright rays of hope and anticipations of joy” (96).
The theme of appearance vs. reality is not limited to people but extends to places , too. For instance , The 2nd Quarter Quill's arena which has been described as" the most breathtaking place imaginable. The golden Cornucopia sits in the middle of a green meadow with patches of gorgeous flowers. The sky is azure blue with puffy white clouds. Bright songbirds flutter overhead.
During the period of the dust bowl, dust storms would parade over the agriculture of many US prairies. The dust bowl was a man made phenomenon. The drought at the time didn’t help either. The dust bowl caused great havoc on farmers and all sorts of wildlife. Plant life wasn’t safe either.
Splash! The crystal clear waterfall pools into a reflective lake, which is surrounded by vibrant, green foliage and tall, strong trees. Animals of many varieties rustle through the undergrowth, while birds and monkeys move swiftly atop the trees. The picturesque landscape is exactly as Mother Nature intended for it to be, everything in perfect balance. Turning to look behind you, you see the golden grain gently waving in the breeze for as far as the eye can see.
It was, surprisingly, a really nice break from everything. I saw many breathtaking sites, like a waterfall. It was super pretty and I even got to climb down to the bottom of the waterfall. I saw many pretty flowers that we
The beauty of the natural sound allows him to imagine: Such a soft floating witchery of sound As twilight Elfins make, when they eve Voyage on gentle gales from Fairy-Land, Where Melodies round honey-dropping flowers, Footless and wild, like birds of Paradise (440) The music the aeolian harp makes reminds Coleridge of flowers, and colorful birds. This experience that Coleridge is having is positive and he is enjoying the nature around him. He is creating a perfect mental picture of the beauty he is experiencing through the use of his imagination. While the imagination and nature are often working together, there are instances where the two are in conflict. In “The Chimney Sweeper”, the little boy imagines: And by came an Angel who had a bright key, And he open’d the coffins & set them all free; Then down a green plain, leaping, laughing they run, And wash in a river and shine in the Sun
The art they created was nation wide. My favorite was titled Morning in the Blue Ridge Mountains. This peaceful piece features a colorful scene from the Blue Ridge Mountains. Rich greenery grows from nearly every surface. Some colorful mountain bushes are tucked into trees and rocks around a still pond.
Off they went to explore the wonders of the park. They passed a gorgeous flower bed over flowing with pink, white, yellow and red Roses, Tulips of every colour, yellow vibrant daffodils. The flower bed was bordered by wonderfully accented geraniums. The aroma was intoxicating. They ventured on and to Buttons delight they
Today something amazing happened. Nature opened my eyes, dusted the dirt off my pants, and kissed me on the cheek, all with one breath. The sensation was beyond beautiful. It was afternoon and the sun was just beginning to set. The clouds were there dancing in the blue sky, but they were faint.
Sally Swatland’s paintings are focused on leisure and the joys of everyday life. Her paintings of people at the beach reveal the excitement of people enjoying life. Early Morning on the Island depicts a happy woman picking shells on the beach side on a beautiful morning. The woman’s white dress flows with the wind, radiantly illuminated by the beautiful morning sun. The play on light and color are major qualities that help elevate the characters in Sally Swatland’s paintings.
Crisp, fallen leaves painted the ground in magnificent reds and cheerful yellows. My eyes wandered through the scenery, welcoming the expanse of glorious trees reaching their branches out to the golden glow above, all speckled with whimsical yellows and reds. Where am I? The wind glided past my skin as the cool breeze refreshed my soul, unlike the familiar heat and humidity I once knew from home, as its energy bounded through the foliage. I look humorously around in search of a recognizable landmark.