Other words could have made Doodle’s fall sound like a mere accident that could happen to anyone, but by using “collapsed”, the author obviously shows that he fell because of his own weakness. Hurst also describes the group of fiddler crabs scuttling about as an “armada”. This contributes to the darkness of the passage because it shows the crabs in a war-like positioning. Usually, troops in a war are made extremely cautionary of mistakes before a coming storm, and the crabs may be preparing themselves for Doodle’s
Donald Bruce Dawe’s literature makes society cognisant on the painful realities that are of the raw and dehumanising truth that plague this world. Donald Bruce Dawe, an Australian poet. His literature is predicated unto the dehumanising and defamatory experiences that he, the inditer himself had experienced through his time in the army, the RAAF. Though his literature, he conveys an opinionated point-of-view, urging the audience to optically discern the exploited and flawed practices of the regime. It is the truth obnubilated from society by propaganda and word of mouth, Dawe pushes the theme time and time again that authenticity is a painful experience, and that war is erroneous, wasteful, dehumanising.
In the same way that the Sirens in The Odyssey beckoned sailors to crash upon the rocks, Wildwood calls young men into her watery tomb. The frequency of these deaths is disturbing, and yet every summer swimmers return to her. Another specific example comes from 1977, which illustrates the trickeries of this pool. Bob DeMoss came from a working class home in nearby Springfield, Oregon. As was the expectation, after he obtained his driver’s license Bob had sought a
In the novel, East of Eden by John Steinbeck, rhetorical devices are used to illustrate the characters throughout the book to be either be good or evil by the usage of diction, connotation and denotation as well as other rhetorical devices. By using rhetorical devices it allows the audience to gain a better deeper comprehension of the book. The rhetorical devices allow Steinbeck to describe the characteristics of each character to define them as either good or evil which allows the reader to analyze the parallels between one another. In addition, rhetorical devices for example metaphor, tone, diction, simile, imagery, analogy, allegory, and paradox contribute to the author’s style which creates an image for readers to comprehend. Steinbeck uses word choice, tone, anaphora to highlight the juxtaposition between Cathy Ames and Abra Bacon to illustrate how evil and goodness change the perspective about their inherent point.
As well as the value of a human life during these times of war, but the insanity of war and Heller 's solution to insanity is the idea of "there is always a catch" in life is shown to a dramatic extent. Heller 's novel not only satirizes war, but all of society. Moreover, Heller shows the perversions of the human character and society. Using unique style and structure, and also satirizes war and its values as well as using the war setting to satirize society at large. By manipulating the war setting and language of the novel Heller is able to depict society as dark and twisted.
“Something went off like a thunderclap just behind him; a hot wind knocked him senseless and red fire singed his hair.” That was an excerpt from the famous story “Rikki TIkki Tavi”. We recently read it in my ELA class. It follows a mongoose named Rikki TIkki Tavi as he tries to protect his newfound family from two cobras that terrorize the bungalow and its garden. When fighting these snakes Rikki Tikki Sometimes gets himself into situations where he confuses bravery for stupidity and ignorance. The first reason that Rikki Tikki is not brave but stupid, is that after an angry nagaina took her egg back he followed nagaina when “she plunged into the rat hole” (p.27) he followed suit.
In the novel, the protagonist’s mind often flashes back to also signal the narrative change. Although there is different chronological order than the real war the novel reflects upon, the similarities are still easily differentiated and related to outside sources. Examples of references from the novel are the love interest and when the main characters fall through the hole. The references reflect Sacagawea and Alice in the Wonderland respectively. Foster provides these conclusions from this novel to show different techniques an author had used in O’Brien’s work so readers can easily differentiate some on their own.
O’Brien’s writing in chapter Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong (85) reflects a lot on how real war is. He gives a great description of how war changes you but he adds a little bit of extra and unreal details in parts of it.When Rat Kiley is telling the story everyone knows that it is going to be a little bit of false information in between. You have to really pay attention to understand what O’Brien is getting at with the story.Reflecting the surreal nature of war helps to get a somewhat perspective of how war was and how it took its pull on people. When reading this chapter you start to really visualize everything he describes about the villages,people,and everything else.O’Brien is very descriptive when he describes how Mary Anne is changing
Both Sherman Alexie and Francine Prose utilize various rhetorical strategies throughout their essays to captivate their audience. However, Alexie and Prose present and use these rhetorical strategies in different ways. Prose’s essay contains different components of literary devices than Alexie’s essay. For example, one of the rhetorical methods Prose uses is to take on a certain identity to build her credibility and to strengthen her argument. While Alexie also takes on an identity to fortify his argument, it is a completely different identity than Prose.
To save themselves, Odysseus and his men had to use their brains over their brawn. The depiction of mortality of humans and their vulnerability was used with figurative language, and another example of this can be found in the scene of Scylla. The scene is set, and Scylla is stirring up the water to threaten Odysseus and his men. “All the sea was like a cauldron,” (II. 110-112) This is used to show the audience that the ocean was so dangerous, and how if the men fell in, they would die right away.