There are three elements that create strong meaning and tone in a story; diction, narrative pace and figurative language. Within the short story “Saturday Climbing”, W.D Valgardson uses diction, narrative pace and figurative language to contribute to the meaning and tone of the story. He uses diction by choosing strong and effective words to help the readers understand what Barry and Moira are feeling as they climb the cliff, and what Barry is feeling when he reminisces on things from his past. Narrative pace is used when Valgardson chooses to use short and direct sentences alongside long and detailed ones when he switches from present to past. Finally, he uses figurative language to paint a picture in the minds of the readers regarding the strong emotions Barry and Moira are experiencing as their relationship is
Why I chose the book: I chose to read The Book Thief because of its setting in the Second World War. The events which occurred during this period, with specific reference to the holocaust, interest me. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, a Novel by John Boyne is what sparked this interest. The expressive writing technique of the novel provokes the utmost emotion within the reader. For this reason I enjoy reading literature which makes reference to historical events which have been considered to have plagued history.
Art is way of expression. People can use actions and art or express themselves in ways other than speaking. In the book Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson, symbolism holds a big significance. The trees mentioned throughout the book symbolize Melinda’s changing “seasons” (her “growing” as a person). People, like trees, go through phases, they freeze in the winter, becoming nothing but lonely limbs without leaves covered with white slush.
In the poem “Tuesday 9:00 AM” Denver Butson writes about how people can not say what is on their mind. He can convey this through the use of figurative language. The figurative language in the poem is used to express the inner conflicts of each character and the addition of details, construct the theme.
Figurative language is often used in “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall” because it shows Granny’s hallucinations. The flowery language that often personifies inanimate objects illustrates the intensity and detail of Granny’s hallucinations. For example, “Hapsy melted from within and turned flimsy as gray gauze and the baby was a gauzy shadow…” (398). Using the words “melted” and “gauzy shadow” give the reader a comprehensive picture of what Granny saw. Also, the figurative language used outside of Granny’s hallucinations help the reader understand how events occur in the story.
Age: the length of time that a person has lived or a thing has existed. In the short story“Eleven” by Sandra Cisneros. Talks about Rachel the main character on here eleventh birthday. Cisneros uses this to her advantage to characterize using details, specific language, and figurative language to explain her day.
Richard Louv used the correct forms of figurative language to form a robust argument. He used logos in the first paragraph by talking about the researches performed at the State University of New York at Buffalo. In the second paragraph he uses a story about a friend that didn't want backseat television monitor seeing that they want their children to experience the outside world. Third paragraph paragraph he uses imagery, an example would be "the woods the fields and water beyond the seamy edges." His use of syntax is executed accurately by building off his opening statement, which builds with his compelling attitude towards getting in touch with the environment.
seems as if it is a mad man who keeps on repeating the same thing over and over again. This adds to the dark and madness that seems to be taking place within the narrator’s mind. He seems to be completely crazy by this moment in time. This accompanies the dark and depressive tone of the poem.
In “The Funeral Passage”, the tones of detachment and condescension reflect the speaker’s twisted amusement and attitude towards a lower-class funeral. The author’s detail illustrates the speaker’s mini adventure upon discovering a lower-class funeral procession and their thoughts towards it. The speaker “emerge[s] accidentally” into the midst of a funeral that was so peculiar, “the spectacle was one [they would] have been sorry to miss”. The speaker had the fortuity of happening upon a funeral for a well-known lower-class London citizen. The speaker’s particular use of the word “spectacle” immediately tells the reader that the speaker doesn’t particularly care or feel saddened about the fact that there is a funeral currently happening.
With repetition, metaphorical language, and structure in his poem The Raven, Edgar Allen Poe’s protagonist seeks answers to his dark questions while avoiding the inevitability of their truths. Poe’s usage of line repetition reflects the emphasis on his pursuit of answers. The central character questions the possible meanings the raven perched on his chamber door might have: “Ever yet was blessed with seeing bird above his chamber door/Bird or beast upon the sculptured bust above his chamber door”. The Raven uses symbols and allusions to mythology to showcase the contrast between Poe’s perception of reality and the truth. The protagonist cries out at the raven to purge his memories of Lenore: “Respite--respite and nepenthe from thy memories