London engages the reader through the use of literary devices, combining setting, total omniscience point of view, symbolism, and foreshadowing. By presenting the setting to the readers, London begins to show them that the tone is very unhappy and fearful. Like setting, the narrator presents the somber tone of the story through the total omniscience point of view. Additionally, various symbols are employed throughout the story to help support the narrator’s dark tone. Finally, the usage of foreshadowing from the start to the finish of the story helps to maintain the fearful and dark tone.
Dickinson’s stanza in her poem: We grow accustomed to the Dark - When Light is put away - As when the Neighbor holds the Lamp, To witness her Goodbye – (Lines 1-4). This supports how Emily Dickinson’s poem relates to the universal concept by giving us a situation where one must overcome obstacles (their fears). Dickinson explains how the mind influences how we see things. though the mind gets used to the darkness, so too does the mind change its way of seeing other things.
The setting sets the mood and enforces the melancholy throughout the poem; in addition, it helps to emphasize the repetition of words, while the structure of the stanzas work with the unity of effect to create a spiraling down feeling. The setting of the poem creates an image of a dark chamber and a “chamber door”(5) which leads into a hallway with “Darkness there, and nothing more”(24). This suggests that the narrator's room is a representation of his mind which is filled with his memories of Lenore while outside the room, even if he chooses to mend his feeling there’s nothing waiting for him. The repetition of “nothing more”(6) and “nevermore”(49) in this setting carries this feeling across the poem. The five lines of trochaic octameter followed by the cut off single tetrameter with the rhyme scheme ABCBBB gives the feeling of a spiraling down effect due to the structure the poem is written.
Through the poem invictus by William Ernest Henley conveys that do not give up fight to the end. The use of diction expresses this theme because it shows the type of words he uses. The speaker states, “Beyond this place of Horror of the shade/ And yet the menace of the year”
Compare and Contrast We Grow Accustomed to the Dark and Acquainted With the Night Based on Emily Dickinson’s and Robert Frost’s biography, the two poets struggled a lot while writing this poem which enhances the poem to a mush superior level. Emily Dickinson’s “We Grow Accustomed to the Dark” and Robert Frost’s “Acquainted With the Night”, in particular both poems talks about uncertainty of life but Emily Dickinson presents darkness more than Frost through point of view, symbol and structure. There are many possible contributing factors to the point of view of the two poems. Emily Dickinson uses first person plural, as evidenced in multiple lines, “We”. She makes it clear when she also uses uncertainty in a universal way because of “We”.
This leads to inconsistencies throughout the novel. Fitzgerald left a certain amount of vague descriptions, possibly to allow him to manipulate the plot however he chose. But The Great Gatsby as a modernist text explains these discrepancies. His vagueness allows him to have a sadder more dramatic ending. Lining the plot up with the seasons, he leaves a filling of helplessness for both characters.
(Pg. 12) In chapter one, the author uses examples of imagery to foreshadow the upcoming tragedy that Ellie will face. Although Ellie realizes that harsh conditions are approaching, similar to the growing darkness when a day transitions into night, he does not have any clue about the extent of the horror that is to come. The “growing darkness” can be translated into their hope quickly extinguishing, leaving only a depressing feeling of emptiness. In addition, the title itself, Night, portrays Elie’s hope decreasing, parallel to the decreasing amount of light during the night time.
This is evident in soliloquy of Macbeth, ‘My thought… hakes so my single state of man that function is smother’d in surmise…’ His ‘thought’, which is about good and bad of witches’ prophecies, makes him to deceive himself. Also, since it is soliloquy, no one can stop him to think excessively, so it makes him to lose his mind. As he starts to manipulate himself that the prophecies from witches ‘cannot be ill’, the dramatic irony makes the audiences feel anxiety because they know the deception leads him to destruct his life. Another great example of this is ‘a dagger of mind, a false creation…’ in soliloquy of Macbeth.
While reading William Faulkner's, "A Rose For Emily", and Emily Jackson's, "The Lottery", you notice indistinguishable patterns between the two stories. Faulkner and Jackson both write their stories -withholding vital information- that ultimately lead up to an atrocious and puzzling conclusion. Their stories have the same objective, which is to create a mysterious, tense setting and then surprise you with a shocking and thrilling ending. They use both foreshadowing and other literary elements to cause suspicious feelings and create tense moments that keep you guessing at what the big shock is going to be. However, their methods of withholding information differ and they have their own unique ways of using literary elements to create a grisly outcome.
Their presence is often seen as a bad omen, or a sign that something bad is bound to happen. It is this symbolism that leads to the initial impression that the raven is an evil presence. Not only that but Poe’s word choices throughout the poem also imply this. For example, the final lines of the poem “And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor shall be lifted -- nevermore!.”