Many individuals have mixed feelings and emotions in life. There can be times when life can be draining and rough, but throughout all of this, everybody has felt the same way. In the novel “Look Both Ways” by Jason Reynolds, these hardships are widely displayed. Jason Reynolds writes about 10 different kids with a different perspective on society. Each of the kids has different difficulties and troubles they have to go through. Jason Reynolds uses symbolism, figurative language, and repetition to show how all the characters are connected through their hardships and emotions. Jason Reynolds uses many symbols to portray an important message in the book. In particular, the chapter “The Low Cuts Strike Again,” says “The Low Cuts, steal anything that jingles… ‘Four vanilla soft serves,’ Bit ordered… Bit’s mom had relapsed, ‘We got you a bunch of ice cream' Bit says”(20, 39, 40). These quotes represent how Bit and his group steal from others to buy ice …show more content…
Jason Reynolds uses the thought of a brown microscope peering into an object to portray the thought of someone looking into another’s thoughts. It makes the reader feel how deeply Jasmine is looking into TJ and the rapport relationship between the two characters. Another is when Jason Reynolds uses a metaphor to further explain how Fatima falls on the sidewalk, “Eyes up, which is why Fatima tripped on one of the six big cracks where the sidewalk split-a lightning bolt of separation-one part lifted just enough to be annoying” (66). The author uses a metaphor to further enhance the meaning of Fatima falling. He uses the view of the lightning bolt to explain the separation and “cracks” in Fatima’s life. In addition, It makes the reader feel empathy toward how Fatima is going through her brutal
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In the story "Marigolds" by Eugenia Collier there are several figurative language sentences and symbols that have meaning to the overall theme of the story. "Everything was suddenly out of tune, like a broken accordion." (Collier 11) This means that Lizabeth is explaining everything she is going through and how her life and emotions are. She uses an accordion to describe this because an accordion is a fun and upbeat instrument and a "broken accordion" is the complete opposite.
In the astounding book, Flipped by Wendelin Van Draan, the author conveys a story of two newly teenagers experiencing the bright stages of crushing, which Van Draan states as “unique.” The two teenagers, one Bryce, and one Juli flip perceptions of one another, which can become a little rocky. Although the two teens may never be the best of friends, or may never realize that existing spark
James Maloney’s 1996 novel, A Bridge To Wiseman’s Cove, is a creatively crafted and achingly honest exploration of the transformative power of love that continues to be relevant to young Australians. James Maloney uses the main character Carl to show us some problems that people are facing in their everyday life. James Maloney has creatively crafted this book using figurative language and has wonderfully used a range of other literary devices to explore his characters and themes. His use of imagery, for example, is used frequently throughout the book and is based around water and animals, ‘a black snake ready to pounce…’ (p. 54).
As readers, we must paint a picture in our minds to understand a story from a characters perspective. By doing so, we can infer their true feelings and emotions. Authors often use literary elements and techniques to do so. In "Ultramarine," written by Malcolm Lawry, the utilization of metaphor, simile, and personification contribute to the stories picture of Dana Hilliot's life as he ventures off into the world for the first time as a sailor. To begin, Dana talks about how long the days are.
Macy Scharpf Chin Honors English 9, Period 4 23 January 2023 Past events can often define the actions someone takes and who they are in the present. If society takes the time to analyze these actions, individuals can figure out the feelings of one another in a certain moment. “Speak” by Laurie Halse Anderson delineates the thoughts and feelings of a teenage girl, Melinda, as she navigates the highs and lows of high school, while carrying the weight of a past traumatic event. In the passage from the book, “Speak”, author Laurie Halse Anderson uses different types of figurative language such as similes and metaphors, as well as repetition to reveal Melinda’s negative thoughts on her past and current feelings about high school.
In the narrative poem “ Orange ” Gary Soto he uses personalities and it helps the reader understand. Gary Soto uses “ Tiered like bleachers,” a smile. It helped me understand figurative language about the narrative. Also, the poem says “The first time I walked with a girl, I was twelve, Cold, and weighted down with two oranges in my Jacket, “ which describes the narrator’s Characterization, the reason he had two oranges in his pocket. Gary Soto uses indirect Characterization to use his narratives.
5The story of A&P adopts the uses of figurative language by John Updike to embellish the key moments of transition of people lives, particularly in the life of Sammy. Updike utilizes the craft of imagery in his story to project the idea of "life passages." Also, Sammy undergoes a series of events that enables him to transition him as a person in his life. The main components of the story start with three girls dressed in a bikini and two-piece outfits walking into the A&P store, Queenie is the ringleader of her group.
Finally, it was with the use of symbolism that showed the power of understanding someone else’s situation. An example can be the blue suede shoes that roger wanted to buy using the money he would have stolen. These shoes represent his poverty and loneliness: “I wanted a pair of blue suede shoes,” said the boy. (2). Roger is shown to be very frail and scared; I feel those shoes can be a representation of his want of something more in life and a new bond that was formed between him and Mrs. Jones.
“A bird the size of a chicken, with scarlet feathers and long legs, was perched precariously, Its wings hung down loosely, and as we watched, a feather dropped away and floated slowly down through the green leaves.” In the short story “The Scarlet Ibis” a bird that was out of it's environment fell from a tree and died. The bird is a symbol for Doodle and the bird represents him. When the bird dies it foreshadows Doodle's death. Hurst uses figurative language and symbolism to create a gloomy tone in his short story by using symbolism and figurative language.
The night was cold and desolate like an arctic tundra stretching out for miles with nothing to see on the horizon. That is figurative language, how you can make a piece of text better while still displaying the same scene as, the night was cold and empty. Figurative language can include similes, metaphors, hyperboles, personification, and many more. Figurative language enhances writing by making it more interesting, helps you visualize a scene taking place, and helps you understand what a character is feeling. Figurative language can make writing more interesting as it keeps the reader engaged with the words you add to it.
Based on evidence from the text, find evidence proving James Otis was adept at incorporating figurative language into his writing. Was James Otis adept at using figurative language in his writing? In the story, Toby Tyler, the author, James Otis, demonstrates his skill in using figurative language. To begin with, he describes Toby Tyler as having, “a face as speckled as any turkey’s egg”, in an example of simile, where he compares Toby’s face to a turkey’s egg.
3 The story of “A&P” by John Updike adopts the uses of figurative language to embellish the critical moments of transitions of people’s lives, particularly in the life of Sammy. Updike utilizes crafts of plot, character, setting, point of view, theme, and symbol to constitute the story, and to project the idea of "life passages. " Also, Sammy undergoes a series of events that enables him to transition as a person in his life. 3
Defending Jacob With an abrupt ending and an insight on a fourteen year old boy with a cruel hobby, this intense book can have more in common with other texts than anticipated. To clarify, Defending Jacob by William Landay, “If” by Rudyard Kipling, and “The Art of Resilience” by Hara Estroff Marano display how a person owns the ability to change what happens in his or her life. This theme is exhibited through figurative language, imagery, and foreshadowing. By including figurative language, the authors of these literary works were able to enhance certain elements of the story. For example, in Defending Jacob, the neighbors continued to see Jacob as if “He was a pariah, whether he was actually guilty or not (Landay 388.).”
In The Road, Cormac McCarthy uses figurative language, to demonstrate the difference in the people’s decisions and values when compared to the real world. The survivors of the apocalypse, including the father all had to undergo a series of radical changes in order to adapt and survive in the new world. When the father enters the house, where the people are kept for food, not only does he see naked people both male and female but also a man with his leg cut off. McCarthy writes, “On the mattress lay a man with his legs gone to the hip and stumps of them blackened and burnt” (McCarthy 110).