It tells the reader that he is very tired and wants to sleep, but he cannot do so. This is because he is thinking about the prophecy, which the witches had told him and Macbeth, and is afraid. I like this quote a lot because of its use of figurative language. The text states that ‘heaven’s candles are all out’. This metaphor means that there are no stars in the sky.
For the reasoning of thesis (1), scholars generally agree that angels were thought to be deathless and thus not to marry nor be given in marriage for the purpose of procreation. There is, however, no consensus on whether the likeness of angel is meant ontologically. In this regard, Wright claims that the likeness of angel is meant neither in the ontological sense (i.e. the essence of the resurrected is angelic) nor in the locative
The fire was a strong symbol. The fire represented destruction to everything that came in it it's way. Elie did not know who he was anymore. All he saw was body with no life. He lost his identity to the flames that consumed everything, The flames took away homes, families, and souls.
The speaker creates an impression that denotes a sign of urgency by repeating the word “wind” through the poem. The entry of sin, fall of man, and the ultimate sacrifice by Jesus followed urgent decisions and risks equated to the pattern of wind. For instance, the description of the decay of a farmhouse in the first stanza ricochets the prophetic description of Jerusalem just before the destruction and the second advent as recounted by Christ. The narrator also uses imagery in some of the phrases in the initial stanza to create a clear message of sin and redemption. Exemplified by, the use of “knifing in the wounds” (I, 15) and “whipping the shoulders worry-bowed too soon" (I, 13) which pointed to the painful death of Christ through crucifixion.
“The arrows of death fly unseen at noon-day.” (paragraph 7) is one application of a metaphor in his message to the congregation. He implements this into his sermon to appeal to people with fear. Edwards wants to scare the congregation by telling them that no one sees death coming. The response he wants from the people is for them to repent. The congregation wants to repent, so this technique worked.
The noun “despair” communicate his desire to be dominant over others and cause them the reason to fear him like the God. Ozymandias here is comparing himself to the Gods as inferred in the words” king of kings”. Shelley paints an unflattering picture of the pharaoh, perhaps to show his dislike for monarchs and rulers.Shelley uses enjambment to perhaps represent something ‘ongoing’- which is of course what the Pharaoh wanted: immortality. And to be considered to have been powerful forever The line “Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair” seem idiculous and pathetic as no-one is looking at all. The repetition of king’s show how arrogant Ozymandias was, yet when compared to the crumbling ruins of his statue, the poet undermines him and shows that he did not last forever as he thought he would.
Using this style of writing makes the theme more easily understood. The imagery used in “Hanging Fire” helps to demonstrate the challenges the young girl is facing, and why she seems so worried. The switching back and forth to different thoughts and concerns she is having shows what it is like to be a teenager. This poem is meant to show the negative side of transitioning from a kid to an adult. It illustrates the tribulations of dealing with teenage struggles as well as beginning to worry about things in the adult
The imagery had much light and childishness to it. With images such as “it seemed to Myop as she skipped lightly from her house to pigpen to smokehouse that the days had never been as beautiful as these”. As well as having lines such as “she felt light and good in the warm sun”, and “She struck out at random at chickens she liked” to create the feeling of child hood innocence, using all of this light to mean goodness and being unaffected by the harshness of reality. However she also uses the imagery later to show the loss of innocence when she describes everything as darker, when she starts using lines such as “it seemed gloomy in the little clove she found herself in” and “all his cloths had rotted away”. Alice walker is using this imagery to convey that the innocence has been lost at this point, taken by the harshness of reality and death.
Heaven can be taken as a description of pure light symbolizing pure goodness likewise Hell is pure darkness denoting pure evil. One can relate this phrase to the text as, a darkness being so pure that it is visible. Even when Milton emphasizes on the darkness, the fires of hell, which are ashen gray are portrayed not as a provision of light but as an infliction of pain. The torments of hell (“on all sides round”) also suggest a location like an active volcano. (http://www.britannica.com/shakespeare/article-11764).
To clarify, sheep are known to get frightened easily even by rushing waters, they prefer still, clean and clear waters; David refers to God as his shepherd, a true reflection of the relationship between him and God. There is a sense of security that resonates with him in his writing. The relationship between sheep and shepherd is one of dependency. sheep rely on their shepherds for protection against predatory forces commonly known to us as the “Big Bad wolf’’ from our childhood nursery rhymes. We as Christ followers, just like the psalmist David, can also relate to a God that would protect will provide a perfect area for us to thrive and be renewed in him.