In the novel Fahrenheit 451 states how Montag read a poem to Mrs. Phelps which she is one of Mildred’s vapid friends. As Montag was reading her that poem Mrs. Phelps began to cry. The poem touched her feelings and brought out her emotions. The poem reminded her of her third husband going to war. However, Mildred which is Montag’s wife told her to snap out of it and that poems are unpleasant.
Diction is the style of speaking, writing, or word choice. The accent, inflection, intonation, and speech-sound quality manifested by an individual speaker can also be diction (“The Definition of Diction”). His tone throughout the entire piece is solemn and mournful, to reflects the losses. He also has a more quiet delivery to pay homage to the lives of the Challenger victims. For example, he begins his speech with, “Today is a day for mourning and remembering… [we] are pained to the core by the tragedy.” At many other points in the speech, he discusses this “national loss.” This use of wording unifies Americans through this tragedy.
The forceful separation from his lover, first physically and then later in death, is all too empathetic in its realism. The poem evokes a painful image which demands sympathy over the Dying Negro and his brethren’s plight, many whom share his and his lover’s fate. Lynn Festa argues ‘the power of Day’s poem to humanise it's speaker rests in part upon a sentimentalised vision of the encounter between innocent African victims and rapacious British traders…Pity rehumanises the slave both from his interlocutor’s perspective, and, significantly, from his own vantage point; it is because his beloved sees him as human that he regains his will to become so.’ Moreover, Day and Bicknell cast the Dying Negro as the sentimental hero in their poem, creating a valiant and noble character in defiance to society’s preconceived conceptions of Africans. In sentimental literature and poetry, the sentimental hero is heightened by his ability to empathise with others and react sensitively to what is happening around him. In Day and Bicknell’s poem, the Dying Negro soothes himself by imagining his lover with him, stating: What fond affection in my bosom reigns!
Steinbeck used characterization often to display his theme of loneliness and prejudice, especially through Crooks, Curley’s wife, and George. The author wrote this book in attempts to bring awareness to readers of what it was really like to live and work in such a pivotal time filled with negativity and
“Jesus wept” (John. 11.35). Loss acts as an inevitable hardship for all humans, even Christ himself cried over the pain that occurred from the loss of a dear friend. More complex than merely the displacement of something, loss brings grief and distress, consequently effecting anyone in or near its path. Providing examples of the effects of loss, the short stories “Gwilan’s Harp” by Ursula K. LeGuin, “The Washwoman” by Isaac Singer, and “The Last Leaf” by O. Henry each take varying approaches on the topic.
In a review of Human Chain, Maria Johnston comments on the way in which Heaney's poetry centers on ‘sadness and loss'. With this comment in mind, write a close critical analysis of one poem you have studied from this volume. In the series ‘Album' Heaney creates a sensuous group of word pictures, which almost mimics the way in which a photo album is set out. In these word pictures, we can detect moments of anguish and regret. In many poems in this volume, time and place are very specifically evoked.
The poem, “For That He Looked Not Upon Her,” by George Gascoine is about a speaker addressing a woman he once loved but has been overcome by betrayal and distrust. Within the poem the speaker is defined by the words grief, depression, and heartbreak whilst speaking of this circumstance. The form, diction, and imagery experienced as a reader of the poem, have taken a the past of the speaker and made it relevant once more, highlighting the hurt of the speaker himself. Throughout the poem the animalistic imagery and the severe complexities of all diction and form make the reading deep and display the sadness put forth. “For That He Looked Not Upon Her”, is a set up iambic pentameter that is an ABAB rhyme scheme which is particularly important
The Nature of Symbolism within Trethewey’s “Elegy” In this poem “Elegy,” Natasha Trethewey depicts the relationship between herself and her late father by means of a metaphor that carries throughout the entire poem. We see that an elegy is typically used to lament the dead, however the abstract language of this poem sends a more demining message. This connotative thought is exactly what Trethewey chooses to address through subliminal metaphors equipped with items typically used to destroy rather than build, along with symbolism that alludes to fighting adversity. The narrator immediately incorporates symbolism insinuating the emphasis on struggle in the first stanza. Symbolizing adversity, she tells the reader “I think by now the river must be thick with salmon.
Paul Laurence Dunbar’s Poem “Life’s Tragedy” depicts Dunbar’s hardships in his life, but desiring to be on top. Alfred Edward Houseman’s poem “Be still, My Soul, Be Still” asks the reader to pause and explore their souls to know what true love is and experience the sensation coming from the heart. Both poems have a sorrowful tone, with vivid imagery and shifts through content. The common scheme of both works is exploring your own life and self-reflect upon your thoughts. “Life’s Tragedy” shifts around Paul Dunbar’s life which is broken down to how he sees misery, how his life shifts through tragic stages and how he depicts it.
Bernhard Schlink’s novel The Reader, set in Germany in the post-World War II era, explores the social and cultural tensions between the Nazi and Post – Nazi generations in the aftermath of the Third Reich. Schlink uses literary techniques in The Reader to evoke the reader’s sympathy for flawed characters. Schlink does this through using motifs, symbolism, and foreshadowing to portray the protagonists flaw of inferiority and Hanna’s illiteracy. Characterisation and imagery are used to portray the character’s actions, and as a result, the reader’s perception of the characters change throughout the novel. Schlink uses tone, narration, and juxtaposition to convey to the reader the emotionless and monotonous way in which Michael narrates the story,