“Figurative language can give shape to the difficult and the painful. It can make visible and ‘felt’ that which is invisible and ‘unfeelable.” - Mary Oliver. Descriptive Language is important because it expresses the tone and details the background of where and what the characters are feeling/ seeing. In the story Treasure Of Lemon Brown by Walter Dean Myers, and the story Two Kinds by Amy Tan, the authors use figurative Language to develop the mood and the background of the story. In the story Two Kinds, the author Amy Tan uses descriptive language to emphasize the scene of the story and the mood.
Many of these traits are present in The Pigman by Paul Zindell. However, I have found that the character John lacks enough of these assets that he could possibly grow up to be an unsuccessful adult. John will not be successful in his future because he lacks both honesty and responsibility, even though some people may say he has family boundaries. Honesty is an essential asset to becoming a successful adult. It is obvious in The Pigman that John severally lacks this important trait.
One example of figurative language is “It seemed like one thousand years, but it was only a minute before Ms. Illo brought Papa into the office” (Okimoto 11). Maya uses a hyperbole to exaggerate the time before her father arrives. The reader can relate this to a time when they were anxious
Benjamin Franklin once said “Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” Authors write something worth reading when they use figurative language to create images of the characters in the reader’s minds. In the stories “Stop The Sun” by Gary Paulsen and “The Pigman” by Paul Zindel, the authors use figurative language to develop the characters. Paul Zindel, the author of “The Pigman”, used figurative language to develop the characters. In the story, the author described one of the characters by saying, “Lorraine is panting to get at the typewriter now, so I’m going to let her before she has a heart attack.” This metaphor was used to describe how Lorraine was acting when she couldn’t obtain the precious typewriter.
One example of figurative language in Laurie Hale Anderson’s book “Speak” is when Melinda decides to rid her garden of all weeds, and does some spring cleaning after it finally stops raining during May. Around the same time, Melinda is realizing that she wants to make some new changes in her life and in this figurative language example, Melinda’s life is her garden. She decides first to rake the leaves “suffocating the bushes” ; Melinda is ridding the demons from herself on the first layer of her skin. She says that she has to “fight the bushes (her problems)” and the bushes don’t like getting cleaned out but it is something one has to do if one makes the
Authors all around write stories that make people visualize, without the use of a picture. Authors use figurative language and several other techniques to make everybody see the picture without seeing a picture. The story of “The Pigman” by Paul Zindel has a lot of figurative language to show that you don’t need pictures to help visualize the story. In the story, “The Pigman” the author used forms of figurative language to help visualize the setting and help describe people. The author described Lorraine by using a simile, and explained her saying.
Mary Oliver once said “Figurative language can give shape to the difficult and the painful. It can make visible and ‘felt’ that which is invisible and ‘unfeelable’.” Authors use figurative language in order to set the tone and mood for the story. In the stories “The Treasure of Lemon Brown” by Walter Dean Myers, and “Stop the sun” by Gary Pulser, the authors use figurative language to develop the characters and tone. In “The Treasure of Lemon Brown” the author uses figurative language to develop the characters and the tone of the story. In the story the author uses similes to describe the tone in the sentence “His father’s words like the distant thunder that now echoed….” This helps the reader identify the father’s personality to be loud and argumentative, also his words are described as echoing letting the reader infer
Analysis of Figurative Language in Two Short Stories You tell your friend they’re like a giant, and that the clouds need to jump out of his way. You used figurative language to joke with your friend, which is also used by professional writers to develop specific elements in a story. In The “Treasure of Lemon Brown” by Walter Dean Myers, and in “Two Kinds” by Amy Tan, the authors use figurative language to help develop scene and character. In the story “The Treasure of Lemon Brown,” the author Walter Dean Myers uses figurative language to develop scene. The first example is, “The dark sky, filled with anger, swirling clouds…” This quote explains the stormy sky, possibly being used to develop an eerie setting.
“Figurative language adds pizzazz. It raises work above the plain, the dull, the ordinary," said Ellen Hunnicutt, a successful American writer. In order to make writing stand out, and be engrossed, the writer needs to include figurative language. In the stories “Canyons” by Gary Paulsen, and “Treasure of Lemon Brown” by Walter Dean Myers, all use a common stylistic technique of figurative language to get the characters and setting across to the reader of the story. First off, Gary Paulsen in the book “Canyons” uses figurative languages such as metaphors and hyperboles.