“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.
“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.
The author uses figurative language to strengthen the poem by adding more detail. He explains what things feel like,sound like,look like, and even taste like. Without figurative language the writing would be boring and short.the imagery describes how the setting looked and gave the reader more knowledge. In the poem “Oranges” by Gary soto the boy has an orange in his hand and describes it as fire in his hand. Constructed response
Figurative language is a big part when it comes to writing. It helps make the poems or whatever the type of writing is, come alive. There are numerous types of figurative language, also. The author usually uses figurative language to allow the reader to understand the writing better.
Homer’s poem The Odyssey is about a warrior who has not been home from the Trojan War in twenty years. He is held from home by Poseidon by several monsters and other challenges. When he returns home, he finds that his house has been overtaken by suitors trying to marry his wife. The Odyssey has many examples of figurative language in the text.
“The Shining” is a novel written by Stephen King in 1977 and a horror movie directed by Stanley Kubrick in 1980. The novel and movie tells a story about Jack Torrance, who becomes the off-season winter caretaker of the Overlook Hotel. Although the movie and the book have some similarities; there are many differences from the adaptation of the novel. In the book, the main characters are Jack Torrance, Wendy Torrance, and their son Danny Torrance.
Gender Roles and the Effect on Family Dynamic in the Novel Luna In the book Luna by Julie Ann Peters, the family dynamic is dysfunctional due to the prevailing societal norms that dictate gender roles and gender expectations. Luna is a novel about a transsexual teenager, his decision to transition, and the effects of this on his family dynamic. The gender role struggle is evident in Liam’s and Regan’s relationship with their macho father, Jack, who embraces society’s traditional gender roles. The gender role struggle is also apparent in the relationship between the father, Jack, and the mother, Patrice, who transitions from a stay-at-home mother to a working mother.
In broad terms, metaphor is referred to as describing something in terms of another unrelated entity; as an example, we can refer to the well-known literary quotation ‘Juliet is the sun’. Metaphors are used to convey humor, to refer to shared knowledge, and to denote topic change (Cameron, 2003; Semino, 2008). Metaphor mediates human understanding and world view (Lan, 2005). Metaphor is intimately related to people’s ways of deciphering the world. It is an avenue of cognizing the world and has penetrated every corner of our daily life (Zhang & Hu, 2009).
The segment I chose for the shot analysis is the scene where Ennis visits Jack’s parents house after Jack’s death. Ennis goes upstairs to Jack’s childhood bedroom. It is an important climatic and emotional moment in the film where, Ennis reminisces about their past. The scene culminates with a highly emotional shot of Ennis discovering Jack’s old shirt he had worn with Ennis on Brokeback Mountain in 1963, untouched with Ennis and Jack’s blood on it. Ennis realizes how much he loved Jack and cherished their time together on the mountain and how they would never have a life together.