Postmodernism is thought to include many “theoretical movements such as poststructuralism and deconstruction… through a common emphasis on discourse and the power of language in structuring thought and experience”. Writing a poem or a story is a pretty difficult job, and sometimes it can be a struggle to find the right “words” to depict a story, and keep the reader interested at all times. By using proper nouns and action verbs a writer is able to build a clear picture of the object, person or activity, and allows the reader to “feel” and “see” what is happening very clearly. Some writers often make the mistake of relying on adverbs, adjectives and “being verbs” to portray the images in their poems, which sometimes produce meager results and disengages the reader. The poem or story comes across as being “reported” rather than “enacted” and inhibits the reader from fully experiencing it.
The reader has to be able to understand or imagine what the devices mean, to enhance the story. A few examples in the story, were difficult to understand due to the reference. For the most part, this story had some great literary devices. In the story The Most Dangerous Game, Richard Connell
“Should everybody write” is the question that is argued throughout the article Should Everybody Write by Dennis Baron. Baron, an English professor at the University of Illinois, incorporates essay styled writings in correspondence to English problems faced in today’s world. His main concern in this essay is to demonstrate to his audience a proper answer to the argued statement and uses rhetorical strategies throughout his article to support his claims. The use of tone is incorporated when he discusses the context of writing history. His purpose in this article is discussed using his strong sense of logic and he also conveys to his audience’s emotions to caution them on their own writing or writing fears.
By nature, shorter poems are more densely packed with cues and devices because authors cannot express their intended message over the sweeping length of a poem but rather they must be more concise and creative. A poet may write a shorter poem to juxtapose a simple surface message to a more meaningful deeper message. Thus, complexity and artistic value are unrelated to length, but rather, they are developed through masterful writing. “Good Times” by Lucille Clifton embodies the double-edged sword of complex storytelling within a short poem, as she identifies the speaker 's occasional good memories to develop an image of the speaker’s typical abject life. The short poem is crafted with patterns of repetition, for there are so few lines to fit meaningful insight into.
Robert Niemoller’s poem, “First They Came…”, and Elie Wiesel’s speech, “The Perils of Indifference”, both deal with the fact that indifference has many consequences. However, there are some clear differences between the two. While each work uses literary devices to portray its message, they use different devices to portray different messages. Niemoller uses anaphora, pauses, and mesodiplosis to convey a regretful, hopeless tone, and Wiesel uses parallelism, rhetorical questions, and juxtaposition to convey a more hopeful tone. Niemoller’s poem
Traditional poetry is known for being strict in form and often rhyming, as it is apt to have a symmetrical, specific structure; but over time, there is the propensity to break from the orthodox ways for more freedom, thus creating contemporary poetry. This kind of poetry frequently consists of free verses, and is difficult to define because of its many possibilities. Although contemporary poetry does not employ any rhyme or poetic meter due to the use of free verse, contemporary poets implement poetic devices to develop compelling expressions that please their readers. Jane Kenyon, a contemporary poet, exploits various literary devices such as similes, imagery, repetition, and metaphors to communicate personal topics like the inevitability of mortality, life
It is likely for the reader to have knowledge of the meaning of various colors, in order to interpret the symbolism correctly. It is a fact that Color Symbolism is the main reason why poems and books will deliver different meanings of color to the reader. Although it is a right for writers and poets to use different colors in a manner that create different meanings in their work. Colors may have different meaning in different forms of literature, such as Fairy Tales, Gothic Literature, French Literature, Romance, Folk Tales and etc. Color symbolism is important in literature because it is one of the only ways an author can reveal their feelings.
Many of his poems are highly subjective with Whitman interjecting himself into the material often, yet not so much that dissuades the reader. His poems are relatable to some extent, but more importantly they offer and expressive outlook on many things. Whitman’s utilization of free form further enhances the material. It is apparent that much of his work contains homosexual subtext, but the things that influenced Whitman should not negate or promote his work in itself. More important is the effect that Whitman’s poems has on the reader and on American
Reading resistance literature need an open mind. The reader does his or her best to understand things according to the view of the author and it is not easy for some people to agree with this point of view. Sometimes, the reader can not have a particular feeling , but the author use some descriptive words for showing emotions which he wants to present. If we study this issue carefully, we find that this issue is popular and prevalent everywhere throughout literature without taking some important points into account. Authors have a good chance and freedom to express themselves in different ways because of the open definition of resistance as if the definition of resistance literature is Specified this would limit the author’s ability
Imagination is one of the most prominent aspects of Romantic poetry. Wordsworth defines imagination as “the means of deep insight and sympathy, the power to conceive and express images removed from normal objective reality”. Imagination is a way of seeing the world through a different lens. Imagination could be a different way of seeing the world as it
The land of the United States has flourished because it was fed from so many sources and was nourished by so many cultures and traditions and people. People have always expressed ideas in alignment with that, even dating back to the 1700s. This idea is acknowledged by J. Hector ST. John de Crèvecoeur, a French aristocrat who resided in New York, in his collections of essays, Letters from an American Farmer, where he discusses what it means to be an American. His argument is that to live in America, is to live in a melting pot where many different types of people blend together as one.
INTRODUCTION Descriptive and figurative language is a way for an author to express and bring their characters’ life and experiences to life. Descriptive language is used to create images that appeal to the reader’s senses. Helping the reader to get a clear picture of how the subject looks, feels, smell or taste. In Vertigo, Amanda Lohrey uses descriptive language to bring the characters to life. She uses this to layer the emotions as they lead up to the climax.
Abhi Kasipuram Mr. Blakeslee Hour 4 Fall 2016 Figurative Language In “Sandkings” Summary: An evil man named Kress is sold some unique pets that worship him and fight. He is warned to treat them well, but he does not, and by the end, wanted to kill him.