It is unusual in a story for the setting to serve the function of a character. In the novella Ethan Frome, the setting takes on a major role by mirroring the evolving mental state of Ethan Frome, the story’s reticent protagonist. The author Edith Wharton, uses the literary element of imagery to incarnate the inanimate setting in order to serve as an additional character. The imagery Wharton uses describing the snowy New England countryside, gives the reader the ability to observe Frome seeing the world at first, as colorless and hopeless. Later, Wharton uses imagery about the setting again, to reveal Frome’s transition to seeing that same world as brilliant and auspicious.
In the three stories, “The Tunnel” by Sarah Ellis, “The Skating Party” by Merna Summers and “The Bicycle” by Jillian Horton all have unique literary devices to make each story more intriguing and to give them the feeling of being part of the story. A metaphor is a forthright correlation between two dissimilar things. A metaphor is used to say one thing while meaning another to symbolize the true meaning. In the story “The Skating Party” Merna Summers uses the metaphor “I’m not going to be your window blind” (195), this is a good metaphor because window
So he keeps the promise and cremates Sam McGee in cold of the night. I think the most important literary devices used in the poem are alliteration, personification and repetition. One device used in the poem is Alliteration and it happens when certain words have sounds
Author F. Scott Fitzgerald often referred to his short story “Winter Dreams” as a prototype to his famed novel The Great Gatsby. This is because the two stories share awfully similar themes and characters with each other. The two stories differentiate from each other in various ways as well. Reading these two great works really depicts the similarities between the two. The characters in both “Winter Dreams” and The Great Gatsby share undeniable similarities and yet subtle differences that not only drive them together but also make them unique in their own way.
In writing, the emotion and setting of a piece can be incredibly essential to the feeling and effect. Annie Dillard, in an excerpt from “Pilgrim at Tinker Creek”, creatively focuses on establishing an eerie setting and a mysterious sensation when witnessing the unusual with deep, haunting imagery and manipulative language. Imagery is essential to establishing the settings of written work. Much can be inferred from a setting well established. Dillard carefully composes her setting with image provoking words and phrases such as, “chilly night”, “balls of dew droop”, “curved blades of grass”, and “tremble and sway”.
The use of literary devices make the use of the “river heart” story engaging inasmuch as it makes the story engaging in view of the fact that it makes the reader hooked.The use of personification in “icy throbbing river heart, I feel the river in my bones, and I can hear the river calling” makes the end of the story riveting and
The Importance of Understanding Everyone sees the world through different eyes. Richard Wilbur, the author of “Boy at the Window,” uses many literary devices such as point of view and connotation to make an impact on the reader’s mood and understanding of the poem. Wilbur’s use of point of view and connotation helps the reader grasp the concept of the poem which is misconception can cause unnecessary suffering. Noticing point of view is key to understanding this poem. This poem consists of two different points of view- the boy’s and the snowman’s.
The poems "Aimless Love" by Billy Collins, "I like to see it lap the Miles" by Emily Dickinson, "Dust of Snow" by Robert Frost, and "Ode to my Socks" by Pablo Neruda each explored the various ways love is experienced in human life. From a love of a gift in "Ode to my Socks", to a love of trains in "I like to see it lap the Miles". Also, from a love of life in "Aimless Love" to self love in "Dust of Snow". Each poem defined what love means through appreciation, admiration, healing, compassion as well as precious. Love is in almost every aspect of life, it like medicine for the soul and without it can be
Dorothy Livesay’s “Winter” and “A November Landscape” by E. J. Pratt are both short poems with similar tones and nuances. The two seem to be metaphors personifying the winter season with comparable themes. While both poems have a theme of captivity, “A November Landscape’ ends with a note of freedom and ‘Winter’ finishes with one of hopelessness. There are images of suppression to be found in these poems. In ‘A November Landscape’ we find phrases such as: “November came today and seized the whole…” and “...rain-winds patrol the earth…” November and the rain-winds are being personified as harsh, those that cause oppression.
The position of this word to stand on its own line shows the power that has been given to this word. This implies that the meaning of this word is crucial for one to understand the whole text. The word ‘winter’ is an indication of time, that is, the winter season that the kite fighting tournament event occurs. By this chosen word we get a sense that we will be confronted with a particular choice of words which are in line or extending on the winter season. The writer also makes use of the pronoun ‘I’ throughout the poem.
Topic 3 Imagery is a rich literary element. It gives the reader a mental image, a sense of actually experiencing the event first-hand. if an author uses imagery properly, it can add a whole new dimension to a book. By interacting with a reader’s touch, sight, smell, hearing, and taste, they can “feel” or “taste” the object in the book. The poems “Those Winter Sundays”, “miss rosie”, and “Conscientious Objector” all have rich usage of imagery.