Most well written and descriptive stories use many disparate tools to make it better. The author of the story The Veldt used figurative language, imagery, and diction to foreshadow the tragic ending of the story. In the end the children use the lions from Africa to slaughter their parents ,and you can kind of guess that the children are planning something evil because of the descriptions and figurative language in the story. The children give off a very negative aura throughout the whole story that leads you to believe that something cynical is occuring.
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. He wants the reader to know the consequences for stealing. Furthermore, it reads "My face was sticky with guilt". This might inform the reader giving the message as to why one should not steal because even though you don't get caught you will live with the
Everyone has a birthday, that’s the way it is. Some might not know when theirs is, but they have one. Every year on the same day, you turn a new age, but don’t you still feel like you’re still that previous age? That is how Rachel feels in the short story “Eleven” by Sandra Cisneros. Cisneros uses figurative language, repetition and imagery to characterize Rachel as a young child who wishes to grow up and be stronger.
In The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, the author, uses an array of figurative language in her writing. She uses similes, idioms, and hyperboles in her book to make them interesting and intriguing. Similes help compare scenarios, idioms interpret a meaning by giving an object a role, and hyperboles exaggerate an action. Figurative language captures the reader's attention and gives sensory detail.
A child leaves in the morning to work endlessly until midnight. She arrives home with work-torn hands and tired eyes as she prepares for another day of weaving, spinning, sewing, braiding, and knitting. This image of a child having her life toiled away in a factory is one that Florence Kelley does not tolerate. In her speech for the National American Woman Suffrage Association, she opposes the unfair and immoral treatment of children in labor. Kelley applies figurative language and pathos in her speech in order to push women to encourage men to vote for strict child labor laws, and to convince women of the need for their suffrage.
The story “The Veldt” is about parents that don’t show their children enough love and they let technology do it for them and the children end up loving the technology more than they love their parents. Now in the end the children use their nursery to murder the parents. The author Ray Bradbury used lots of figurative language, imagery, and diction to really show the audience what was going on and give them an insight on how it’s gonna end.
When you here literary analysis what does it make you think about? Most people think that literary analysis is just telling other people the overview of a story. However that’s not what literary analysis is, literary analysis is an argumentative analysis about a literary work. In this paper I will do a literary analysis for 6 stories that we read in class, in each story I will be talking about different kinds of concepts seen.
We would like to think that a truly equal would be happy and beautiful, with no more violence, no more hate, no more jealousy, and no more discrimination, but the real cost needed in order to get true equality would be heavy and evil in the eyes of freedom. With his diction, figurative language, and syntax, Kurt Vonnegut Jr. is able to depict the true cost of equality. The cost being a world of true equality made with the threads of oppression against people’s true potentials.
In the poem, "If We Must Die," McKay uses figurative language to convey the message of racial equality to his audience. Using figurative language, the readers are able to have a deeper understanding of what the African Americans are going through. For instance, in the poem it states, “If we must die, let it not be like hogs.” (1). In this sentence, the author compares the way hogs die to the African Americans dying. The reference of hogs refers to animals who have no choice but to die and be slaughtered for food. In other words, McKay refuses to die like hogs and wants everyone to fight back for the rights they deserve. Also, in addition to figurative language, McKay also uses repetition to empathize that a man should never die without
Novelist, Tim O’Brien writes short semi true stories about his and other’s experiences in the Vietnam war. O’Brien wanted to explain to his audience what happens in war and how it effects people after the fact. O’Brien really helps his audience acknowledge how much war really does change people. Tim’s dynamic use of symbolism, imagery, and figurative language emphasizes the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder that people experience during and after the war.
Figurative language is the glue to all poetry writing. It is what holds poetry together and without it, poetry would be plain and boring. Figurative language adds depth and creates a whole new dimension full of possibilities that readers can enjoy. It is the most powerful tool that an author can use because it can be used in a way no other piece of literature can. It makes poems unique and the utilization of figurative language amplifies the meaning of the main message of the author. It can turn ordinary phrases into a new, deepened and more meaningful message. It makes the author 's writing better and gives the reader and new look on the main message. It enhances the poem and evokes the reader which overall, makes the poem enjoyable. It allows the author to convey the desired message through metaphorical and symbolic imagery rather than just words and language.
For the first time reader, the poem “Dandelion” by Julie Lechevsky seems to be idolizing the dandelion weed. But after taking a closer look, it is noticeable that the poem has a bit more depth. It is clear that the poem conveys a message of truthfulness towards oneself and not letting peers completely influence one's personality. Lechevsky uses a variety of metaphors and other elements of figurative language to pass this message. Throughout the poem Lechevsky seems to be using a tone that advertises the good in dandelions, almost like an underdog sports movie, how odds are stacked against the team, but they somehow manage to pull out the victory. Also, through simple, real life examples, the poem “parachutes to my home” in a sense; it becomes
The Romantic Period was an artistic, literary movement that started in Europe at the end of the 18th century. The Romantic movement was partly a reaction to the industrial revolution that dominated at that time; it was also a revolt against aristocratic social and political norms of the Age of Enlightenment and reaction against the scientific rationalization of nature.
Phenomenal Woman, by Maya Angelou is an inspiring poem that encourages women, including myself to be confident and to love themselves just the way they are. It encourages women to be independent and confident despite what others think about them, especially men. In “Phenomenal Woman”, there are various literary devices used, some of which include repetition, parallelism, metaphors and personification.