The flea has metamorphosed from a bug, to a marriage bed. Which, of course, is totally reasonable. After all, their blood, their life’s essence, are blended into a single element. This work is a prime example of metaphysical poetry because it takes a flea and compares it to marriage. Equally important is the use of everyday language; there is no overly grandiose language that enables one to look up every other word to be able to enjoy the piece.
He not only encourages those to embrace death, but to not shy away from it. Bringing individuals face-to-face with reality is where Whitman excelled, his writings were vividly personal, and left nothing to the imagination. Whitman truly inspired those of his time period to face life realities as they
The syntax in The Scarlet Letter mimics the previously mentioned dark yet romantic and descriptive tone of the novel. Maintaining its seriousness and formality, Hawthorne uses additions such as imagery, personification, metaphor, and symbolism to keep the book’s underlying flowery and romantic storyline. This complex writing style required Hawthorne to utilize very long and illustrative sentence structure. His dedication to detail is seen in his use of comparison to portray both beauty and ugliness. In fact, the only time we see short and choppy sentences is character dialogue and conversation.
Gabrielle Villanueva Dr Trevor Strunk EN103 Composition and Rhetoric I 22nd, January 2018 My Response to Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Philosophy of Composition” in both his works of “The Raven” and “Tell-Tale Heart.” Edgar Allan Poe wrote an essay in 1846 called “The Philosophy of Composition.” He is an American writer famous for gothic poems and short stories of mystery, death, and loss of love. One of the main ideas in Edgar Allan Poe’s essay, is his strong belief that the emotion you cause in your readers is key to a great writing piece. He also explains that good writers should keep their writings short, so it could be read in one sitting. That if you work hard creating a detailed outline with a conclusion from the start, perfect your writing and pull emotions from your readers through the setting and the “tone” of your words you have a recipe for a good piece of literature, music or art. Today my focus will be on Edgar Allan Poe’s theory of effect that comes forth in two of his known works.
Sheppard pauses to take pride in the way he manipulates the narrative, pointing out that he never technically lied, and in fact remained faithful to the events. The entire first-person narrative then, in retrospect, turns out to have been an elaborate exercise in equivocation, a carefully hidden confession of guilt. Towards the end of the novel, when Poirot comments on missing Hastings’ habit of documenting his cases, Sheppard submits the first twenty chapters of his document to Poirot for his perusal. Poirot’s reaction to the doctor’s manuscript is that it was “reticent” and that “it was strictly truthful as far as it went—but it did not go very far.” This is exactly true of Christie’s text—especially in the first half, where it is a defiant, hidden in plain sight confession. The manner in which Christie handles this complicated narrative is by allowing Sheppard the character to lie to other characters, but by making Sheppard the first-person narrator be always technically truthful in what he admits, and granting him the discretion of editing his story where and how he sees fit.
Each author has shown master mindedness in the portrayal of characters and incidents which does not overlap with others in any least possible degree. This ingenuity bestows upon them originality and personal identity. Therefore, the delineation of personages vis-à-vis socio-cultural location provides a full and comprehensive gamut of Indian English literary art. Desirable Daughters Bharti Mukherjee is considered an Indo-American female writer whose basic mission is to plead the cause for women
Setting is a literary element that writers use because it is that essential literary device which cannot be ignored by any writer in their literary piece. Setting in simple plane words is defined as the time and place in which action takes place. In other words it can also be defined as the description of writer’s world. Pictures, sounds and colors are drawn using words just like an artist painting a picture. The place of action along with time is the setting.
In The Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne expresses the true nature of his characters. In his story it’s obvious and clear the portrayal of the children. Children’s are innocent they will say or do anything, unlike adults, they are not forced by societal expectations. They are tolerated and innocent to most manners therefore they are less judged but also less accountable than adults when it comes to questioning things or speaking their mind. Pearl the main Child character in the novel is an excellent example of childish innocence and supernatural perception.
Reflection The lesson learned regarding American literature within this unit revolves around the ideals of Romanticism and Transcendentalism and that not everyone views the world the same way. To grasp these values, we began to look over this topic through novels such as the Scarlet Letter, short stories as such by David Henry Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson, alongside the exploration of poems through self experience and personal thought. These writers constantly communicate the desire for harmony against corruption which allows for a better understanding of the works. A good representation of these romantic and transcendentalist ideals are displayed through Hester Prynne, in the Scarlet Letter as she is persistence in holding a truth of purity against the town’s unrelentless evil aura; never breaking as she says that “she will not speak.” Another portrayal of romantic and transcendentalist views is seen through Spoiling Walden, where nature is displayed as a beauty and and that when fused with technology, regardless of the potential chaos might be at hand, he supports his true beliefs in that nature holds a “relationship with energy.” These show the truth upon today 's contemporary world and is a mirror image of its flaws; as for where my stand, the world is filled with misfortunes, the world is not perfect. Throughout this unit the most enjoying process was the making of poems, as it gave me a break from all the chaos and allowed for my creativity to flow.
The powerful imagery can transport readers into a world limited only by their imaginations. Bierce has ways of wording the text where time itself seems to stand still. The symbols the author inserts throughout the text causes a meaningful development of the story. The noose, watch, and forest, all meticulously described, show key elements throughout the writing. In addition, Bierce carefully describes the protagonist to make a connections to the readers.