Every good writer has their own special secret, but all the greatest writers have the same secret. They all share the secret of using very strong rhetorical devices. In this short passage of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings's novel The Yearling, that is known for winning a Pulitzer Prize, she uses powerful rhetorical devices, but the most fervid devices that were found in the passage was syntax, figurative language, and sensory details. With using those rhetorical devices it paved the way for her winning the Pulitzer Prize.
The Dauphin alludes to Henry 's notoriety for being excessively partial to moving and delighting, saying that there is nothing in France that can be won by such means. He sends Henry a gift, and demands to hear no a greater amount of his dynastic cases.
Shakespeare uses vivid imagery within his soliloquy in order to show what King Henry’s sleep should be like, but in reality King Henry experiences the opposite. Shakespeare states expressions such as “ in the perfumed chambers of the great” and
Everyone has to deal with loss and Shakespeare understood that within his play Hamlet. Throughout the play Hamlet is dealing with the loss of his father, in fact he gives several soliloquies about it. Perhaps the most famous soliloquy given is the one from Act III, scene i. Hamlet begins with the famous line, “To be, or not to be, that is the question:”(1). Although there are many literary devices used within this excerpt, the most prominent are syntax, diction, and imagery, and Shakespeare creatively uses each to portray Hamlet’s state of mind.
Throughout his speech, Henry used figures of speech to engage his audience. One example of this is the phrase “Suffer not yourselves be betrayed with a kiss”, by this he meant that he hoped that his American comrades would not be fooled by the British and their false promises. These figures of speech, especially figurative language, were used to persuade the audience into turning against the British.
In the poem about Comrade Napoleon they emphasize on how great of a leader he is. The first stanza presents many compliments for Napoleon, such as, “Friend of fatherless! Fountain of Happiness,”This is complimenting Napoleon because it is telling us how sweet and kind Napoleon is. But those statements are indeed ironic. In reality Napoleon is one of the worse leaders the farm has ever had. He is not nice and anyone who disagrees with him he will kill them or torture them. Also in the first stanza there is some figurative language. Minimus used alliteration when he says calm and commanding. He also uses a metaphor when he says, “Oh how my soul is on fire when I gaze at thy.” Finally there is also a simile, “Like the sun in the sky.” The second
In Shakespeare’s play Henry VIII Cardinal Wolsey’s uses the elements of figurative language, literary terms and biblical allusions with similes when he considers his downfall. The elements Wolsey uses describe how he takes it, what he thinks of the position now and how he feels.
In this speech, from William Shakespeare's Henry VIII, Cardinal Wolsey addresses his sudden downfall as adviser to the king. Shakespeare describes how Wolsey feels as he found out the news. Moreover, he shows the anger and disappointment one could feel when it’s unexpected. Wolsey’s monologue reveals both his anger and lamentation as he struggles to understand why this downfall has occurred. Shakespeare portrays Wolsey’s farewell with allusions and figurative language, accompanied by a vengeful tone.
In the beginning of William Shakespeare’s introspective play, Hamlet’s first soliloquy finds him as a more melancholic and more desperate character. He faced conflicts involving himself, the people around him, and his environment–how the events that have occurred in his surroundings negatively influenced his character. In Act 1, after enduring an unpleasant encounter at his mother and Claudius’ court, then being asked by his parents not to resume his studies in Wittenberg and rather stay in Denmark, Hamlet starts to have his suicidal thoughts for the very first time. For Hamlet, existence itself is a burden; he desires for his flesh to ‘melt’ and wishes that God had not made ‘self-slaughter’ a sin. Hamlet, then characterizes the world as “weary, stale, flat, and unprofitable.” (1; 5) Claiming that suicidal is the only alternative way out of a painful world but it is however forbidden by his religion. In a quote from the text, “O God! a beast that wants discourse of reason, Would have mourn’d longer,—married with mine uncle, My father’s brother; but no more like my father”, (1; 21-24) Hamlet describes his intense disgust at Gertrude’s decision of marrying Claudius, her vastly inferior former brother-in-law. As matter of fact, this is specifically
In Cardinal Wolsey’s free-verse speech from Shakespeare’s Henry VIII, Wolsey, a recently dismissed advisor of the king, expresses his frustration and despair toward his ended political career—the pain that will linger for the rest of his life. Through the use of various literary elements, Shakespeare captures Wolsey’s bitterness of losing his career and the agony of falling from all the successes.
No one is capable of choosing their emotions; they come as a result of human nature. This can be seen in our behavior throughout life, from the way babies cry when they miss their parents to the reckless actions of teenagers when they feel the urge to rebel. People begin expressing their feelings before they even start crawling. It is an involuntary reflex that comes naturally and continues to our dying breath. The ability to feel emotion is an aspect of humanity that transcends generations.
Once he sets a goal, he uses every resource and focuses all his energy on accomplishing that goal; clearly, he takes his position as a king very seriously. He claims that he does not have the privilege of the ‘untroubled’ sleep of a common man indicating that he is dedicated to fulfilling his obligations as a leader. Furthermore, Shakespeare intends for us to view Henry as a hero by making him seem so committed to his responsibilities above his own personal feelings. (Source B) Other than his dedication, King Henry possess another extraordinary quality; his facility with speech. This characteristic is a weapon equal to the strength of a sword; with his words he inspires his followers, intimidates his enemies, and persuades everyone and anyone who hears him. Evidently, this is seen in his speech at the siege at Harfleur where he gave words of encouragement to his beaten down soldiers to continue the siege.(Source
Throughout William Shakespeare’s 1597 History “The First Part of King Henry the Fourth”, the importance of individual reputation proves to be a catalyst for character advancement and plot development alike. King Henry’s repeated emphasis on the superior characteristics of himself and Hotspur earlier in the scene establish a dichotomy between the ideal leader and Prince Henry. In a rebuttal to his father 's disapproving tone, Hal vows to reclaim both his honor as a prince and his honor as a son. Shakespeare’s use of language through lines 129-159 in act III.2 foreshadows events to come while reinforcing Prince Henry’s earlier assertion that he will be the victor when battling Hotspur.
Throughout the play, Hamlet claims to be feigning madness, but his portrayal of a madman is so intense and so convincing that many readers believe that Hamlet actually slips into insanity at certain moments in the play. Do you think this is true, or is Hamlet merely playacting insanity? What evidence can you cite for either claim?
Williams Shakespeare is recognized as the greatest English writer. One of his best works ever written is “Hamlet”, which is the most complex, confusing, and frequently performed play. The extreme complexity of the main character – prince Hamlet in this play contributes to its popularity until today. “Hamlet is supposedly the most quoted figure in Western culture after Jesus, maybe the most charismatic too” (Bloom 384). In the most famous revenge tragedy, his biggest weakness that he procrastinates completing his revenge for his father’s death by killing the murderer. However, he is still a virtuous hero who possesses admirable great courage and intelligence. In addition, his melancholy and madness increase the complexity level of his character.