There are countless times within The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini where powerful diction is used to convey a certain image, or idea; in many instances Hosseini chose violent diction to control how the audience perceives a character and their actions. This is shown in the quote, “I was on the ground laughing, Assef straddling my chest, his face a mask of lunacy, framed by snarls of his hair swaying inches from my face. His free hand was locked around my throat” (Hosseini,303). The use of the word “straddling” shows the control Assef has over the situation; he is not just on top of Amir, his is completely pining him to the ground. This creates a vivid image for the readers to view the scene with.
In the film the main characters are Everett, Pete, and Delmar who are played by George Clooney, John Turturro, and Tim Blake Nelson. Everett is a strong personality that can be seen as the intellect and leader in the group. Clooney nailed this character mostly through facial ques and body language. Everett wears his emotions, and it is obvious when he is worried or confident such as in scenes with his wife. Pete is portrayed as a strong character that may come across as a halfwit but is actually very attentive to what is going on around him.
In The Odyssey, Homer uses a very dramatic tone with vivid imagery when describing the Siren’s “ravishing voices” and the “chafing rope” used to bind Odysseus. The book is told in a first point of view and Odysseus’ ego shines through when he explained that he easily kneaded the wax thanks to his “strength” and “strong hands” alongside
In most books that people read, there is always a certain character that everyone loves because of the humor that they bring to the plot of the story. For Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, that certain character is Mercutio, one of Romeo’s best friends. For Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan, that character is Percy Jackson, a son of Poseidon, God of the Seas. These two characters have a lot in common, and they also have their differences, other than age of course. Percy and Mercutio are both quick tempered and humorous in their books, but they are different in their free will to choose a side to fight for.
When he storms into the TV studio and announces that he is the emperor, he sounds power-mad and insane(3). But when Harrison rips off his restraints and handicaps, the strength and beauty he reveals can reminds viewers that underneath their own restraints and handicaps, they too are still talented or lovely. This statement goes to show that the symbolism used in the story supports the theme. Craft is a popular move in writing. In Harrison Bergeron, Kurt Vonnegut Jr. uses many craft moves.
Poe, who is often known for using challenging and varying sentence structure, uses elements of syntax such as polysyndeton and parallel structure to create a dark and ominous mood. Poe uses syntax in the first paragraph when he starts several sentences with “But in the…” and then names a specific room. This is effective because he describes each room with different features, but each feature has an equally discomforting feeling accompanying it. He uses polysyndeton in the second paragraph when he described the sound the clock made; he wrote, “...there came from the brazen lungs of the clock a sound which was clear and loud and exceedingly musical.” The combination of the different qualities of the sound are important because not only does it mirror the complex reaction the characters have to it, but it illustrates the significance of the clock. Parallel structure/ polysyndeton is also used when Poe describes the effect the clock has on the people by saying, “... and thus the waltzers perforce ceased their evolutions, and there was a brief discomfort of the whole gay company; and, while the chimes of the clock yet rang, it was observed that the giddiest grew pale, and the more aged and sedate passed their hands over their brows as if in confused reverie or meditation.” The polysyndeton used in this sentence bolsters the overall effect that the eerie chimes of the clock had an effect on everyone who heard them.
Imagery allows a reader to imagine the events of a story within their mind through mental images. Imagery can describe how something looks, a sound, a feeling, a taste, or a smell. Imagery is especially important when the author is describing a character or a setting. The short story The Man In The Black Suit by Stephen King has several excellent examples of imagery. In the lines “Even before he reached me, I recognized the aroma baking up from the skin under the suit—the smell of burned matches.
In the short story “The Most Dangerous Game,” the author, Richard Connell uses the wonders of figurative language to spice things up in many ways throughout the story. Almost every page had something lying within itself, hidden behind metaphors similes, personification, and the list goes on. Some examples of how Richard Connell uses figurative language were clearly displayed on page 62: “Didn’t you notice that the crew’s nerves were a bit jumpy today?” This page also began to reveal the main feeling/emotion of the story(eerie/suspicious) came to be-which was set off by the example I used above. In this scene, the author uses very descriptive words and/or adjectives in his choice(s) of figurative language when he writes, “There was no breeze.The
In "A & P" John Updike has a unique writing style that builds up to a strong climax in the story. Updike writing paints a very realistic painting of the things that the readers are faced with throughout the story. The writing style is an important part of the message that the story is trying to tell. Updike word choice in the story is very sexual and exclusive. For example, the narrator quoted that a dollar bill "just come from between the two smoothest scoops of vanilla I had ever known"(Cite).
The author uses Figurative Language in story’s a lot.Many authors use Figurative Language to entertain readers.Like in the poem “Oranges”They had a couple of simile for example the had Tiered like bleachers,and it have Fog hangng like old coats between the trees.it had a few personifications, A few cars hissing fast.And the Imagery is Porch light burned yellow. Constructed response In the poems “Oranges” The boy was nervous.He used a nickel and a orange to barter for