My claim is that the Woods Runner paints a better picture in our minds if it uses figurative language opposed to not using figurative language. Without figurative language the picture you get from the story won't be as detailed. To begin one point of the story where figurative language is important is on page 21,” willing it to not be what was coming into his mind like a dark snake a slithering horror.” I really think this paints a wonderful picture of what he is thinking about. Another example would be when it says on page 21,” it would be like Running Blind.” This helps illustrate how difficult it is running through the woods at night. lastly another simile that helps the story is when he says,” and then the whole world blew up.” pg 51.
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Lone Survivor received the number one national best selling book for 2014, being very recent the story was sought out by millions of people. Marcus Luttrell, a navy seal, was one of nineteen military combatants that survived a major fire fight in the mountains of Afghanistan on June 28th, 2005. Being rescued by a small pashtun village, Luttrell received protection against the vicious taliban for weeks until evacuated. The book encompasses more than just a significant battle story, yet rather thematic elements that are relatable to the everyday person. Even further being made into a movie, which was awarded the critics choice award for best action movie of 2017.
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.
Throughout the book, Edward Bloor uses figurative language to help describe vivid parts in the novel. For instance, “The ice was forming too rapidly in the new grove; the coatings on the trees were too thick. The loud cracking sound of trees splitting of branches like amputated limbs, or splitting in two like they’d been pole-axed, hung horribly in the frozen night air. We were losing”(225). The figurative language that Edward Bloor uses above, helps you paint the scene in your mind.
During the 1830s, the Great Depression took over America’s brightness and joy, shattering the American spirit. Citizens searched for a light to help people get their lives back together. During this searching, they found Seabiscuit to bring them hope. Seabiscuit is a racing horse that received the right trainer and rider to make him a legend. Seabiscuit’s story is beautifully portrayed in Laura Hillenbrand’s book, Seabiscuit.
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.
The descriptive passage above taken from, How the other Half Lives by Jacob A. Riis, demonstrates the isolation of the Chinese community from the rest of New York. Riis uses figurative language such as hyperbole, metaphor, and quotation, as well as other literary devices, to depict the Chinaman as an embodiment of Chinatown itself, where the cultural aspects are portrayed through the man and his doings. The descriptive passage I wrote as an imitation demonstrates how the eyes take in factual information which is then distorted by perception and outside influential factors. I used the same types of figurative language to depict vision as an embodiment of truth as well as trickery. The concept is displayed through the eyes and what they see.
In the novel the Running Man the author, Michael Bauer, captures the experiences of a marginalised character, Tom Leyton. The main characters of this novel are Joseph and Tom Leyton. The author reveals what occurred to a Vietnam war veteran, Tom Leyton after the Vietnam war, as well as how he was excluded from society because he had post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Tom was shut out from society because of his illness. The author represents this through isolation, marginalisation and experiences of torment in society.
The theme that the author is portraying, is that sometimes in life it's hard to do things that seem impossible, but we as humans can do anything if we put our minds to it. The figurative language that was present within the book was incredible. As a result, my options were limited. The first figurative language that symbolizes the importance of a forest was described, “This forest eats itself and lives forever” (5). This particular quote gave non living things, humans characteristics.
The pie by Gary Soto tells the story of a six years old boy. This boy lets the temptation get the best of him leading him to steal a pie. He struggles with the guilt throughout the story feeling as if he has disappointed everyone even though know one knew. Soto uses figurative language such as personification, allusion, metaphors, and similes to entertain the reader. His main intention is entertain but I can argue that he wrote the story to inform as well.
It also exemplifies the jurastic difference between the peaceful areas of the forest and the extreme woods in Alaska. One moment there can be a nice little open field and the next you cannot see ten feet without a tree getting in your way. From that the reader can easily foreshadow the events to come in Alex’s
Tim O’Brien Research Essay Truth is something that Tim O’Brien wants his readers to comprehend about war throughout his writing. For example in The Things They Carried O’Brien mentions that he doesn’t support the Vietnam war, but he supports the fact that he is fighting for his country and for their safety. “They carried the sky. The whole atmosphere, they carried it, the humidity, the monsoons, the stink of fungus and decay, all of it, they carried gravity.” (The Things They Carried,39) O’Brien uses figurative language to emphasis his writing and uses symbolism to convey the importance of a message to the readers.
In Eugene Collier’s short story, Marigolds, the author used figurative language and diction to convey a serious and angry tone on poverty. Marigolds, a tale full of voice elements, addressed the theme of poverty with indignation and sincerity. Though Lizabeth, Collier narrated the story; it was about a girl recalling her life during World War 2 in a poor family. In the first example of voice element, Lizabeth described poverty as “the cage in which we all were trapped” (Collier 1). She uses this metaphor to explain how penury anchored her family.
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins, is a dystopian book about Katniss, the face of the rebellion, who joins her friends and allies to lead a revolution against the Capitol and to save her boy friend Peeta. Katniss Everdeen, Finnick Odair, and Gale Hawthorne are in district 13 and take orders from President, Coin. They are going on their mission to rebel against the Capitol and kill their enemy, President Coriolanus Snow. In the end Katniss saves Peeta and continues her rebellion, but she kills President, Coin instead of President, Snow after she realises that they both are equally evil.
Once these characters are in the woods working on accomplishing their goals, they each face challenges that set them back. For example, Red is stopped by the wolf and later eaten, Jack is attacked by the giant, Cinderella is internally struggling with how to tell the prince who she truly is, and the Baker and his wife lose the cow. These challenges they face throughout their journey through the “woods”, all symbolize the obstacles we face everyday when we are working towards our ambitions. To go along with the setbacks, we also watch Red, Cinderella, and the Baker and his wife get lost in the “woods”. This issue of getting lost correlates with the idea that we get distracted or lost along the way while trying to achieve what we wish for.