When reading, there are instances where the figurative language can be unnecessary and contributes little to the overall text. With all the forms of figurative language, there are times where the author will refer to nature and exploit the emotions of the characters and their thoughts in the scenario. In this instance, this is an example of using a natural phenomena, like a storm or rain, to express the inner constructs of a characters. An example of a writer who uses natural phenomena is Charles Dickens, who has used it often for the A Tale of Two Cities. Although, there has been arguments on whether Charles Dickens’ use is necessary for the scene. With this essay, I hope to convince you about the use of natural phenomena in A Tale of Two
(Bradbury, 9). The use of personification is applied through the use of weather and emotion. The weather cannot portray real human emotions but it can symbolize anger and fury. The parallels between the children and the house are no mistake. The children’s raw emotions echo through the house, the environments in their lives only cater to them and their feelings.
The effective use of figurative language in the novel helps readers picture an object setting, or character in their mind. As an example, the author states, “The leaves stick together like floppy pages in a decomposing book” (166). This simile paints a clear picture of the leaves in Melinda’s yard. The ability for a reader to clearly see what the author is depicting unequivocally shows that Speak is enjoyable and quality writing. In addition, the author effectively uses descriptive imagery in the novel.
Dickens uses the anaphora to emphasize the grotesque physical appearance of Tellson’s Bank. Dickens writes how small, dark, and ugly the building is in the surrounding chapter. Dickens uses words to emphasize the building such as “dark” and “ugly” and “incommodious.” The anaphora also creates a unwelcoming environment that Tellson’s Bank gives off as a result of how dark and ugly the building is. The building allows for the readers and characters to know that rather than it being an welcoming vibe.
Personification is used to give character and spirit to the different weather elements in the story. Hurst uses words like “playing” and “roaring” to describe lightning and thunder in a storm, making it sound chaotic. According to his representation of how the lightning moved through the sky, the narrator and Doodle didn’t think that the lightning was frightening when they first saw it. Another verb that is used to add on to the feeling of chaos is “hiding”, as the thunder does to the sounds of the ocean, since in order to completely conceal something a sound would have to be extremely loud.
The author, Mary Shelley employs figurative language in this excerpt of Frankenstein to exaggerate the journey of Victor coming to Geneva. Shelley conveys the natural disasters occurred through a foreboding tone. This passage starts out by talking about a storm that appeared as Victor strolls along the town. Shelley uses personification to give the storm an unpredictable nature by describing lightning "playing on the summit of Mont Blanc" to draw the attention of how dangerous the storm looks. This figurative device implies to the tone because the description of the lightening foreshadows dangerous occurrences to come.
Utilizing the literary device of foreshadowing, authors attempt to hint at the future events happening in the latter chapters. Charles Dickens uses foreshadowing to indicate death and the silence of the roaring of the revolution in France and Paris during the 1700s. Monsieur and Madame Defarge, leaders of the Revolutionaries, own the wine shop in the poor town of St. Antoine, where peasants constantly scavenge for food. Outside of the shop, red wine “had stained the ground of the narrow street...
Throughout the entire novel, the author’s use of literary devices is very clear. These literary devices, specifically similes and personification, help the reader get a better idea of the exact sounds and feelings which will allow them to know what it feels like to be there in that moment. “ I stood there, trying to think of a comeback, when suddenly, I heard a whooshing sound, like the sound you get when you open a vacuum-sealed can of peanuts. Then the brown water that had puddled up all over the field began to move. It began to run toward the back portables, like someone pulled the plug out of a giant bathtub.
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.
In A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens the passage that appears as a necessary part of the novel in order to understand the theme includes details that also contribute to the better understanding of the character. This passage acted as a description of Scrooge, how he presented himself, and the way people saw him. In the novel Dickens uses metaphors and alliteration to help the reader understand the Scrooge’s transformation throughout the novel. Dickens writes, “No warmth could warm, nor wintry weather chill him” when reading that, a reader thinks of Scrooge being in or around the warmest weather and still not able to warm himself, they may also picture him in the coldest weather and not freezing to death.
Charles Dickens' "Hard Times" features as school teacher who has a certain desire for the way students are being taught in schools. Throughout the passage, Dickens establishes a tone of criticism of the character that is being described, the school teacher. In "Hard Times" by Charles Dickens, the author's use of diction and repetition contribute to the tone of the passage. The author's use of diction in the passage develops the tone of criticism of the teacher. In the passage from "Hard Times", Dickens describes the school teacher.
A story can have unique ways to show how and what the characters are thinking and feeling. The Great Gatsby, the author, Fitzgerald, uses the weather and seasons to describe the mood throughout the story. Some examples are the rain in chapter five and heat in chapter seven. Fitzgerald does a good job of describing the emotions through the weather.
Throughout the novel of A Tale of Two Cities, Dickens presents numerous examples of contrast. One example are the motifs. He also uses contrast through his anaphoras. The use of setting changes also adds to the differentiation. Dickens’ use of contrast adds to the story and makes it more interesting for the reader.
In many poems, poets use nature as a metaphor for human life. In "Storm Warnings" by Adrienne Rich, she uses an approaching storm as a metaphor for an emotional storm inside herself. Although, there is a literal meaning of the poem. There really is an incoming storm. Rich uses structure, specific detail, and imagery to convey the literal and metaphorical meanings of the poem.
I will be focusing my attention on various types of normality different characters in this novel pursue. Since normality is a polysemic word which assumes different connotations depending on the views and opinions of each person; it is without a doubt “a mere context dependent social construct (Freud, 333)” . In essence, what is normal for someone may not be normal for someone else. For this reason, it is easier to define what is not normal than what is. Not-normal means different and although being different is not always a bad thing, it usually has negative connotations, as we will see happening in Cloisterham; the town in which Dickens situated his story.