By using figurative language, Shakespeare is able to peer into Wolsey’s mind to gain a perspective on how he views himself. The excerpt takes on a spiteful, almost morose tone. Wolsey seems hopeless, referring to himself as old and weary, giving the reader a vision of a broken man. It seems, from a reader’s
“Brutality of Love” through Figurative Language Figurative language is often used in many pieces of writing. The use of figurative language adds color, along with other numerous elements to the writing. Even themes can be advanced through the use of figurative language. Of course, this is not something unheard of, as Shakespeare himself used figurative language to advance certain themes in his writing, “Romeo and Juliet” -- a writing which dates back to the late 1500’s. Within the play/writing, “Romeo and Juliet”, the theme: “brutality of love” is quite evident through the use of figurative language types: personification, simile, and metaphor, as they are used to advance the theme.
Literature, through the course of time, has changed in drastic ways. It has now moved away from Shakespeare’s iambic pentameter to broader horizons, but similarities can always be found. William Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale were written almost
Dreams can be an escape from reality, but dreamers must guard themselves against becoming trapped in that fantasy. Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is the tragic love story of two lovers who are fated to doom. Mercutio’s “Queen Mab” speech explores the idea of how dreams can be deceiving which relates to Romeo and Juliet’s deceptive love for one another. By examining Shakespeare’s use of diction and imagery, the motif of dreams becomes evident. In the exposition, Shakespeare operates the use of imagery in Mercutio’s “Queen Mab” speech.
(1). He uses the rhetorical device of figurative language to give the reader a strong image of his feeling
The repetition of the words ‘slave’ and ‘servant’ establish the overall theme of a binding love. Shakespeare seems to share Petrarch’s idea that love is an almost otherworldly force. Shakespeare uses anaphora in lines 4,5,7, and 9 with his repetition of the word ‘nor.’ These constant contradictions make the reader think that the the speaker believes the exact opposite of what he is saying. His word choice shows the passive aggressive feelings, and underlying resentment the speaker has for his love.
In T.S. Eliot’s work “The LoveSong of J. Alfred Prufrock”, he uses diction to give an underlying meaning and tone to his poem in order to express the downfall of a man. The author uses his diction to give this poem Its tone as if he regrets what he did in life. He also shows great tone changes in this work, giving this poem a dramatic, almost tragic outlook. Many of his word choices also give his work an underlying meaning and adds to his theme and messages. A large part of his poem is also using metaphors to add to this underlying meaning and give more force to this tone he is trying to create.
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.
“It was only when something struck her as truly funny.” (page. 95) the author used simile to describe Mary Anne’s change of laughter after few weeks she’ve been in war place. The imagery on page 100, the author used metaphor to describe Fossie’s felling and to set the mood of lost. “At the girl’s throat was a necklace of human tongues.”
In the first Act of A Midsummer Night's Dream, main characters are introduced in a way that sets the tone for the rest of the play. Egeus' first speech, found on lines 23 to 46, is a perfect example of this; through his speech themes of domination and control, and his accusatory themes, he affirms the accepted positions of power of his time. Language and grammar used here all give the reader an important first impression.
Shakespeare is one of the finest and most Respected poets of all time. He was born in 1564 in Stratford-on-Avon, England and attended Stratford grammar school. “My Mistress eyes are nothing like the sun,” is among over one hundred sonnets written by the great Dramatist. It is fourteen lines in length and is written in a meter called iambic pentameter with an alternating ABAB rhyme scheme.
1) In Hamlet, pouring poison in a person’s ear had both a literal and symbolic significance. The literal meaning is that they are telling lies to people in order to deceive them. They are pouring poison or “poisonous” words into that person’s ear. The symbolic meaning of pouring poison in a person’s ear can be associated with the symbolic meaning of the snake in the story of Adam and Eve where the snake lures Eve in through lies. The characters in Hamlet were misled in the same way because they had poison poured into their ears.
In the selected passage Shakespeare uses a rhyming pattern, ABAB CDCD EE. Rhyme is the correspondence between words of similar sounds; this literary device is often used in poetry as well as prose to produce sounds that are appealing to the reader’s senses. Shakespeare used rhyme to highlight Orlando’s feelings; it can also be received by an audience as a kind of “song” therefore reiterating that he is a hopeless romantic as he was so excited and in love that he could not help but “sing”.
In the first quatrain, the beautiful image of a woman usually created during a romantic poem (i.e, having red lips, pure skin, silky hair) is parodied as he portrays his mistress as plain and not following normal beauty regulations. An example of this begins in the first line when Shakespeare states that his “mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun” (1). Contrasting standard romantic poetry, Shakespeare immediately sets the tone to be perceived as negative by insinuating that his mistress’ eyes do not shine. Every line in this quatrain includes a direct comparison like this which begins by describing something beautiful to be compared to, then shifts the tone to express that she is unlike that characteristic. For example, he begins line 2 using the language of “coral” to describe her lips, but the tone is shifted when he says that
In the novel The Old Man and The Sea, written by Ernest Hemingway a credible author, the use of figurative language was not sparse. Figurative language enhances the story line and makes the book interesting and detailed. The most notable uses of figurative language were similes, metaphors, personification, idioms, and hyperboles. Similes are described as a comparison using like or as. We found many examples throughout the text.