Brian Doyle uses the example of hummingbirds to illustrate that leaving oneself open to harm can lead to a more enjoyable life. In this story, the hummingbirds live a fast and adventure-filled life. Doyle explains the hummingbirds’ way of life by describing their strong hearts that never stop working- beating ten times per second. While acknowledging the number of heartbeats that each creature has. Doyle states, “You can spend them slowly, like a tortoise and live to be two hundred years old, or spend them fast, like a hummingbird, and live to be two years
This can be seen in the first chapter where Mrs Avery was described as a bird, “nose was curved – kind of like the beak of a hawk. So Nick let out a high, squeaky, blackbird ‘peep!’” (Clements, p. 3). One must also note that the name ‘Avery’ is closely linked to aviary, which is an enclosure for birds. Thus, leading readings to have a clear imagery in their mind as they read the text. Conclusion These are just some of the prominent literary elements that I found to be more relevant and brought out the development of the story very well.
In Joyas Voladoras Brian Doyle says a lot of very interesting facts relating to hummingbirds. I, for one, didn’t there were so many hummingbird species. I really enjoyed the great visuals that he was able to create with his word choice. “A hummingbirds heard is the size of a pencil eraser.” In contrast he compared the heart of a blue whale to the size of a car. Doyle seems to be able to connect many different ideas to create a single picture in the readers mind.
It was like some beautiful bird flapped into our drag cage and made those walls dissolve away. And for the briefest of moments, every last man at Shawshank felt free.” So when Andy slowly delivers hope in how he transformed the library and uplifted the prisoners with books. How he manages to get his fellow employees a cold beer for breakfast. Or the way he manages to escape so perfectly. We watch Andy Dufresne teach us what believing in ourselves and never letting anyone stop you from running toward what you want looks like.
Immortality through Glory One of the most common tools writers use to put certain ideas into the spotlight is repetition. In Homer’s Greek epic, The Iliad, he applies the employment of repetition to the old horseman Nestor’s speeches. The context and tone of Nestor’s reiterated speeches serve as a window into Homer’s underlying message that in the context of war, glory is the key for men to gain some form of immortality. In order to demonstrate Homer’s message, Nestor’s speeches dial through two methods in which Nestor advises the Achaean men throughout the book. The first consists of speeches delivered in a nostalgic, prideful flavor as he speaks of his heroic past, using himself as an example.
Without challenges, the world would be a place with no improvements and a futureless world. A futureless world personifies an undignified empty world that costs people to suffer. Many characters had already faced these types of challenges especially Jacob and George, but those two had always fought hard to fight the challenges they were facing. John Steinbeck and Patrick Carman had at least compared both George and Jacob as two different characters through the book Mice and Men and Thirteen days to midnight, but they had similar challenges through their temptations and its consequences, Its Relationships that cause troubles and their bravery to save the person they love. And these challenges will be shown.
Both poems show different references to God in the divine in nature to pop culture. Coleridge was famous for his lyrical ballads and likes to write poems that make the reader think he is writing about. At the same time, his imagery is intense and impacts readers to pay close attention to his writing. This poem is valued for its appreciation
Sight is the main sense that is used. Robert Frost uses this to lay out an image. Picturing the nature in anyway possible, creating the beauty of it in words. The whole entire poem puts this image into place. Robert Frost does such a great job in describing that the birds are almost chirping in the image.
Timothy’s family avoided him because he was different “No wonder the family skirted him like a holy man's crucifix.” (page 2) The family is so huge that Einar balanced the child like a baton “And the one hundred relatives peered out from every black, enchanted room, circling inward, all shapes and sizes, to where Einar balanced the child like a baton in the roaring spaces.” (page 5) Cecy describes what was happening when he was in the farmer’s wife mind “The gray heads rip like rubber fabric, collapse with noises like wet lips moving.” (page 5-6) There are many elements like similes used in the story by the
The concept of Romanticism also played an important role in Frankenstein, for its characteristics of interest in the common man, strong emotions, awe of nature, celebration of the individual, and the importance of imagination was distinguished throughout the numerous events. In this novel, humanity and Romanticism repeatedly crossed one another as Victor Frankenstein and his creation, the Monster, expressed their feelings and the decisions they made