Most well written and descriptive stories use many disparate tools to make it better. The author of the story The Veldt used figurative language, imagery, and diction to foreshadow the tragic ending of the story. In the end the children use the lions from Africa to slaughter their parents ,and you can kind of guess that the children are planning something evil because of the descriptions and figurative language in the story. The children give off a very negative aura throughout the whole story that leads you to believe that something cynical is occuring. The most paramount example in the story is when they first took a look at the nursery they were using imagery to describe the African Veldt. It stated,”Now the hidden odorophonics were beginning
Ray Bradbury often employs a great deal of similes in his short stories and novels creating an influential outcome. In one of his short stories, The Veldt, Bradbury uses similes, this technique is introduced when the author describes the walls of the nursery. The reader knows that the Hadley parents are in the center of the nursery examining the walls, looking at the African Veldt. Ray Bradbury describes the feel of the room as, “The hot straw smell of the lion grass, the cool green smell of the hidden water hole, the great rusty smell of the animals, the smell of dust like a red paprika in the hot air” (16). In other words, Bradbury, is explaining what the theme of the room looks, smells, and feels like.
The story “The Veldt” by Ray Bradbury, is a dystopian story about a small family with a mysterious nursery. This isn’t any old nursery. This nursery can change setting, and can portray the effect of being in Africa. The kids in this family are so attached to the nursery that they can’t live without it. Ray Bradbury does a fantastic job of showing imagery throughout this story.
Jared Fodness Professor K. Magee English 210, Section U914 4 February 2016 Puffs of Hope In “The Open Boat” by Stephen Crane, symbols and figurative language are seen as the oar, the shark, the cigars, and the boat. The oar is symbolized as the men’s salvation.
Hoot, by Carl Hiaasan, in Florida, a teenage boy named Roy Eberhardt gets bullied on his way to middle school riding the school bus. Roy just moved there from Montana, so he has been having trouble making friends, and the fact that he has been targeted by the school bully, Dana Matherson, who loves to hector new kids, does not help. On this day, Dana is smashing Roy’s head into the bus window, and seeing as Roy can’t move he is forced to stare out of the window. He notices a boy about the same age running incredibly quickly, without shoes alongside the bus. Roy becomes curious of the boy, and vows to figure out who he is.
The pie by Gary Soto tells the story of a six years old boy. This boy lets the temptation get the best of him leading him to steal a pie. He struggles with the guilt throughout the story feeling as if he has disappointed everyone even though know one knew. Soto uses figurative language such as personification, allusion, metaphors, and similes to entertain the reader. His main intention is entertain but I can argue that he wrote the story to inform as well.
Concrete Details/Imagery Gallien starts to notice the settings around him while he is on his way to drop Alex off. “For the first few miles the stampede trail was well graded and led past cabins scattered among weedy stands of spruce and aspen. Beyond the last of the log shacks, however, the road rapidly deteriorated” (Kraukaur 2). This quote creates of visual of the quick change from rural civilization to deep and dense forest.
People get depressed easily after being denied love. When people are denied their true love, they are agonized. This is true in William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Shakespeare uses the figurative languages oxymorons and exclamatory statements. This is specifically shown in Romeo.
“A green lovely forest, a lovely river, a purple mountain, high voices singing, and Rima” (Bradbury 5). This quote shows the extreme change between the hot African veldt, and the mysterious imaginary forest of love and paradise. Imagery is used many times in the story for the same purpose. “The lions on three sides of them, in the yellow veldt grass, padding through the dry straw, rumbling and roaring in their throats” (Bradbury 10) captures the suspense the characters feel and giving it to the reader to make the story more exciting. Imagery is used repetitively to keep giving the senses and suspense to make the story feel real.
Strong emotions and feelings arise when one feels as if they they have been wronged. Such is the case in the soliloquy in Henry VIII by William Shakespeare, where Cardinal Wolsey begins to grasp his sudden dismissal from the king’s court. Wolsey expresses his reaction to his termination from advisor to the king using allusions, figurative language, and shifts in tone. Wolsey begins the speech with a spiteful tone with lines such as “Farwell? a long farewell to all my greatness!”
In the Jeannette Walls memoir Glass Castle, the author expounds on situations about education found beyond the classroom walls by using life lessons such as survival skills and moral lessons such as acceptance and forgiveness through figurative language by using imagery. One way Jeannette walls describe education beyond the classroom walls is through a life lesson such as survival skill. At a tender age of five jeannette learned to shoot guns and throw a knife; skills like this could be helpful if you were surviving in the wilderness. The author stated specifically “He also taught us the things that were really important and useful, like how to tap out Morse code and how we should never eat the liver of a polar bear because all the vitamin
Early in the story, we see the kids getting everything they want beginning to develop when the parents walked to the nursery to see if there was something wrong with it. They saw that they were in Africa, surrounded by animals that looked very real. In the distance, there were lions eating a bloody animal. “( The nursery) had cost half again as much as the rest of the house. "But nothing 's too good for our children," George had said.”
They first created a nursery that is all technology and can only work with the children’s imagination. This then starts to cause brain damage to them when they use it for the wrong purposes in the nursery. His next personification example written into the story is, “the house is wife and mother now, and nursemaid.” This example paints a picture of how much technology is in the entire house not just the nursery. None of the members of the family do anything for themselves.
In “America”, Claude McKay, the author, finds himself struggling to find how he feels. At some points, he has a positive attitude towards America, but at other times, it is extremely negative. His attitude changes constantly. In the poem “America,” Claude McKay has a conflicted tone of anger and respect towards America through diction and figurative language. McKay effectively uses diction to convey his tone.
JulietWillam Shakespeare's tragic playwright, Romeo and Juliet, takes place in Verona and Mantua, Italy in the 1950's. Romeo and Juliet fell in love, only to soon find out their families are arch enemies. While some believe the strongest theme of Romeo and Juliet is infatuation, I argue the strongest theme is love, supported by Shakespeare's use of dialogue, characterization, and figurative language. From the very beginning, the characterization shows how Romeo and Juliet are in love. " Did my heart love till now?
The Tragedy of Macbeth written by William Shakespeare deals with the concepts of power, ambition, evil and fear. One particular scene in the play seems to deal with more of the concepts of fear and power, as well as feeling nothing. In Act 5, Scene 5, Shakespeare uses differing types of figurative language to add to the somber tone and dark nature of the scene/play. In this scene, Macbeth is preparing to go to war with the people who were once on his side.