Poets like Lucille Clifton, author of "the earth is a living thing", Pat Mora, author of "Gold", and Mary Oliver, author of "Sleeping in the forest" use personification to create a message about nature in the poems. In "Sleeping in the Forest", in lines 3 and 4 it says "arranging her dark skirts". The author shows personification in this way to help humans like us understand the Earth better. In "Gold", it says in lines 1 and 2, " When the Sun paints the desert with its gold". This shows personification because only humans can
In The Yellow Wallpaper, Charlotte Perkins Gilman uses literary devices such as imagery and personification to create a feeling of fear within the reader. This can be seen in the way the narrator describes in detail the smell of the yellow wallpaper. Gilman uses personification when the narrator says the smell of the yellow wallpaper was “hovering in the dining room, skulking in the parlor, hiding in the hall” (654). A smell is not something that one would usually refer to as hovering, skulking, or hiding, so it makes the reader wonder what is so peculiar about this smell. The way the narrator describes the smell creates this creepy and almost eerie feeling because it makes one wonder how this smell is possessing these humanlike qualities.
Aimee Mullins uses figurative language to help her readers understand her struggle with prosthetics while creating a warm friendly funny atmosphere throughout her personal narrative using humor. At the beginning of the passage, it states, “I survived the slick marble floors that are all over this building.” This is an obvious example of figurative language. Aimee Mullins is using hyperbole to exaggerate her struggle with marble floors because somebody with prosthetic legs might find it harder to walk on slippery surfaces. Mullins most likely used “survived” for her word choice to make an exaggeration using figurative language.
In Ann Petry’s, The Street, Lutie Johnson has a negative relationship with the urban setting around her. The wind is a distraction and is a bully to not only Lutie Johnson, but also the people in the city’s street. Ann Petry uses forceful personification, dark imagery, and is very attentive with her selection of detail in “The Street” to help the reader understand how Lutie Johnson’s relationship to her surroundings is negative. The forceful personification in the novel shows not only how Lutie Johnson adapts to her urban setting, but also to show how violent the wind is.
The Death Dynasty William Shakespeare uses a variety of literary devices to show the meaning and significance of the certain actions and thoughts during the plot of Romeo and Juliet. Romeo and Juliet are two lovers that come from families that induce hatred and hostility towards each other. The feud eventually leads to death of family and friends, which results in banishment for the love struck Romeo. In Juliet's distress, pretends to be dead with the help of Friar Lawrence. Romeo's belief that his love has perished, decides to suicide inevitably causing Juliet to do the same when she sees her dead partner after awakening.
Nature is not simply a setting. In actuality it compares to an average man in many aspects. The long essay employs personification many a time, and that aids the reader in truly comprehending their association with their outdoor surroundings. One usually does not contemplate having a relationship with nature, when being amongst nature. Emerson knew that this was true and that is most likely why he selected to use personify
In Barbara Kingsolver’s story, “The Bean Trees”, something that makes it so effective is her use of figurative language to depict scenery. In chapter 12, Mattie takes Taylor, Esperanza and Estevan to a beautiful desert at the time of the first rain, so they can see the natural world come to life. In order to make the scene come alive, Kingsolver uses sillies, metaphors and personification as a mean of figurative language. Kingsolver personifies the mountains and city.
When Montag first held the books, he knew he was doing something wrong. (anaphora) He knew his life would become running from his wife, running from society, running from the hound. (simile) It all started when a lady would not let him set her house into flames like a camper starts a bomb fire.
The short story, The Yellow Wallpaper, written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, is a brilliant piece of fictional literature. The tale involves a mentally ill woman who is kept in a hideous, yellow room under the orders of her husband, John, who is a physician. The ill woman is conflicted due to the fact that the horrifying yellow wallpaper in the room is trapping a woman who she must help escape, but the sick woman is aware that she must get better in order to leave the terrifying, yellow room. The setting and personification applied in the short story, The Yellow Wallpaper, allows readers to develop an understanding of the sickness of the main character faces.
Is ist possible to hate something so much that you soon begin to love it? In the poem " America" written by Claud Mckay, Mckay does just that. McKay uses powerful words to express his feelings about America. In doing this Claude McKay uses literary elements such as personification, similes, and iron to discuss the love and hate he has for the country he lives in.
He says, “Rock-ribbed and ancient as the sun,—the vales Stretching in pensive quietness between;The venerable wood” (0000). Bryant’s descriptions of natural things are incredibly detailed,and packed full of sensory. Bryant’s poem contains strong sensory prevalently throughout the poem. Connection humans and nature, and writing with strong sensory allow Bryant’s poem to awaken the reader.
The Book Thief is narrated by Death. Throughout the book he makes casual remarks about his job, but occasionally he puts the casual talk on hold, and that is when one can infer that he cares about something. Rudy Steiner was a talented boy, from running around a track, to soccer, to memorizing facts about ancient beings, he was the best of the best, and what is hard to like about that? Nearly all the time, death is associated with all objects depressing.
In “Nothing Gold Can Stay” by Robert Frost, it uses three main literary elements. The three main literary elements were Imagery, Alliteration, and Metaphors. They were used to show illustration, communication, and a dream deferred. The poem’s theme to me was also a dream deferred. Imagery was the first main literary element in the poem.
The world has yet to know “its” true secrets and dive deeper under the mask of perception. Though we may feel like nature is throwing karma at us at times, we continue to honor nature for its patience. In the poems, “Ode to Enchanted Light” by Pablo Neruda and “Sleeping in the Forest” by Mary Oliver, both of the literary works share an appreciation for nature. Though this is true for both, they express their love and feelings differently. Pablo Neruda’s poem praises light as enchanting, whereas Mary Oliver’s poem personifies Earth as a motherly figure and gives off mother nature vibes.