The protagonist of “Sweetheart of Song Tra Bong” would be Mark Fossie. The chapter is mostly about Fossie’s girlfriend Mary Anne, struggling about the conflict between him and his girlfriend and the problems that Anne made. Tim O’Brien used imagery to describe Fossie’s girlfriend Mary Anne “She had long white legs and blue eyes and a completion like strawberry ice cream.” (page. 87). “It was only when something struck her as truly funny.” (page. 95) the author used simile to describe Mary Anne’s change of laughter after few weeks she’ve been in war place. The imagery on page 100, the author used metaphor to describe Fossie’s felling and to set the mood of lost. “At the girl’s throat was a necklace of human tongues.” (page. 105). This imagery
Every good writer has their own special secret, but all the greatest writers have the same secret. They all share the secret of using very strong rhetorical devices. In this short passage of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings's novel The Yearling, that is known for winning a Pulitzer Prize, she uses powerful rhetorical devices, but the most fervid devices that were found in the passage was syntax, figurative language, and sensory details. With using those rhetorical devices it paved the way for her winning the Pulitzer Prize.
There are many ways an author can use different kinds of craft moves. In the book House Rules by Jodi Picoult, similes are often used when the main character, Jacob, is trying to connect with the world around him or explain how he is feeling. Jacob is a young man with Asperger’s syndrome. Although he may not be able to connect very well with others on a social scale, he is very intelligent when it comes to figuring out a criminal mystery. After Jacob’s tutorer is found dead, all signs lead to him. Jodi Picoult emphasized the use of similes to show how Jacob, a teen living with Asperger's syndrome connects with and understands life around him. The author uses similes in many
The theme in the novel “All Fall Down”is not to judge people without knowing the full truth about them. One way the reader is led to the theme is by observing the conflict and resolution of the story. Another way the reader is led to the theme is by the authors use of figurative and descriptive language that makes the reader feel different feelings towards the scarred man. Finally, the character development helps lead us to the theme throughout the way Alli Carter makes people feel towards the main characters Grace and Dominic the Scarre Man.
During the book Night by Elie Wiesel the author uses figurative language to describe and connect the reader to the book. While reading it is easy to find out what types of figurative language are there to describe like similes and hyperboles which add to the text but don 't really make the reader think.
Nature is around us, willingly or unwillingly, and it’s up to writers to be able to express their feeling for nature in any way possible. Different people have different ways of perceiving and interpreting nature. Some may view it as calming and peaceful, while others may perceive it as torturous. Nevertheless, the authors from the essay and the poem definitely have a good relationship with nature. As they describe in depth their feelings towards nature, it becomes more clear the differences that these authors have with their relationship with nature. Even though these authors have expressed their feelings toward nature in different ways, both authors have expressed their relationship (to nature) with imagery and sensory words.
When a person first hears the title “Oranges” by Gary Soto, they might think that it is about a person on an orange farm or someone that newly discovered oranges. In this poem, the speaker talks about how he had met a girl and they walked until they were at a drugstore, they went inside and he bought her chocolate with a nickel and an orange. They were walking, she was eating her chocolate and he was eating an orange, and they were enjoying their time together. Taking chances can often result in good outcomes. Gary Soto uses similes, metaphors, attitude, and varied stanza structure in “Oranges” to highlight the importance of taking chances.
Authors use literary devices so that the readers can connect and better understand the mood of the story. Bradbury in “The Pedestrian” uses a variety of lit devices to develop his mood of the story. Bradbury in "The Pedestrian" uses personification, simile, and imagery to develop the mood of loneliness so that the reader can see the dark world the character is living in.
In T.S. Eliot’s work “The LoveSong of J. Alfred Prufrock”, he uses diction to give an underlying meaning and tone to his poem in order to express the downfall of a man. The author uses his diction to give this poem Its tone as if he regrets what he did in life. He also shows great tone changes in this work, giving this poem a dramatic, almost tragic outlook. Many of his word choices also give his work an underlying meaning and adds to his theme and messages. A large part of his poem is also using metaphors to add to this underlying meaning and give more force to this tone he is trying to create.
Dana Gioia’s poem, “Planting a Sequoia” is grievous yet beautiful, sombre story of a man planting a sequoia tree in the commemoration of his perished son. Sequoia trees have always been a symbol of wellness and safety due to their natural ability to withstand decay, the sturdy tree shows its significance to the speaker throughout the poem as a way to encapsulate and continue the short life of his infant. Gioia utilizes the elements of imagery and diction to portray an elegiac tone for the tragic death, yet also a sense of hope for the future of the tree. The poet also uses the theme of life through the unification of man and nature to show the speaker 's emotional state and eventual hopes for the newly planted tree. Lastly, the tree itself becomes a symbol for the deceased son as planting the Sequoia is a way to cope with the loss, showing the juxtaposition between life and death.
We should value nature and its animals much more (Becker, 1971). In today’s world we have what Becker calls a “power-saw mentality” (Becker, 1971, p. 114). Instead we’re greedy with what nature has to offer us. “Man takes what nature offers us, but usually only what he needs” (Becker, 1971, p. 114). There is a psychological difference in today’s world of what we enjoy out of nature (Becker, 1971). So Becker’s question of, “what is the relation of man to nature?” (p. 114), is essential because the relationship we have with nature not only affects our survival but our psychological state as well
Nature is a beautiful component of planet earth which most of us are fortunate to experience; Ralph Waldo Emerson writes about his passion towards the great outdoors in a passage called Nature. Emerson employs metaphors and analogies to portray his emotions towards nature. Emerson begins by writing, “Our age is retrospective. It builds the sepulchres of the fathers.” , this is a metaphor for how we think; all our knowledge is based on what is recorded in the olden days and a majority of our experiences are vicarious instead of firsthand encounters. Additionally, Emerson says, “why should we grope among the dry bones of the past, or put the living generation into masquerade out of its faded wardrobe?” This metaphor portrays how people hide
Have you ever swam in the ocean? Ever fought against the waves? Have you ever felt its intensity?? Oceans can be quite treacherous and rigid, but once you sink down beneath the water, all is calm and peaceful. In “The Ocean” by Nathaniel Hawthorne, he paints an image of this by illustrating the waters and the men at sea. Men at sea are represented by showing the journey they fought on the Ocean but how after they died they were at peace. By using symbolism, rhyme, and personification, Hawthorne develops a theme in which the ocean can be crazy and wild above the water, but peaceful and calm beneath.
In the poem “At Pegasus” by Terrance Hayes, it talks about being a gay club and describing what he was doing there. He uses similes to describe the story of his time at Pegasus. He said that “they are like those crazy women/ who tore Orpheus/ when he refused to sing” (1-3). He describes how the guys acted like crazy women. It shows an image of how the guys were acting like. In addition, he described how the foot was “swelling green/ as the sewage in that creek” (32-33). He compared the green to the green that you see in the sewage which shows that the food was gross to look at. That lines also showed a rhyme. The similes in the poem showed comparisons of the actions of people and the color. The poem was an interesting read because it was about
Topic chosen for my research is based on romanticism and nature. Romanticism and nature are almost of same meaning to each other. Romanticism (also the romantic era or the Romantic period) was an artistic, literary, and intellectual movement that originated in Europe towards the end of 18th century and in most areas was at its peak in the approximate period from 1800 to 1850. To set a typical example we can take it as romantic lyric which suggest a mystical relationship with nature. Many romantic poets has its ability to connect romanticism with nature through their expression of love, imagination and his experience in a natural setting to go beyond his/her everyday life. Some of those poets such as William Wordsworth,