All of these devices create various deep moods of despondent nostalgia for the reader. The hyperbolic nature of the poem emphasizes the misery of the speaker. Although the speaker is only ten, the way he speaks is resemblant to an old miserable man who looks back on his wasted youth. If the writer was not being hyperbolic, then I would confidently diagnose him with severe depression. When discussing his tribulation, the speaker says it is “something worse than any stomach ache” and compares it to multiple illnesses, such as measles, mumps, and chickenpox.
This quote is, without a doubt, descriptive and I really enjoyed this quote because of that. It obvious throughout the whole novel, Sinclair’s objective was to disgust his readers whilst informing them of the unsanitary conditions the cities had to offer to poor immigrants. Specifically with this quote, Sinclair captured the filth and unbearableness of Packingtown. Packington was filled with “hot rivers of blood”- the animal blood was drained into the river, and that the cargo “smelt like the craters of hell”. Sinclair continued to describe the awful bathroom conditions and the untidy laundry.
One example of this is when he wrote “He reached the house just as another flash of lightning changed the night to day for an instance, then returned the graffiti-scarred building to the grim shadows.” This sentence helps develop a sinister mood, and also reveals the condition of Greg’s town. Another instance of descriptive writing is “...Greg could see a squarish patch of light on the floor.” The singular patch of light in the otherwise dark structure builds up suspense. It sets the mood to be mysterious, and eerie. Another example of mood development is when the story said “Squinting, Greg could see an old table on its side against one wall, what looked like a pile of rags or a mattress in the corner, and a couch, with one side broken, in front of the window.” The old furniture clumped up together creates an eerie mood for the reader as they wonder why it sits there in one place leaving the rest of the room empty. Walter Dean Myers uses descriptive writing to develop the create an immersive setting, and set the mood in his story “The Treasure of Lemon
Another instance is when Marquez describes the chicken coop, saying that “If they washed it down with creolin and burned tears of myrrh inside it every so often, it was not in homage to the angel but to drive away the dungheap stench that still hung everywhere like a ghost and was turning the new house into an old one.” (10) There is nothing romanticized about this portrayal. Such is the quality of Magical Realism; it contrasts romantic, enchanting subject matter with a natural, pragmatic writing
In the excerpt Capote describes a sign that is “flaking gold on a dirty window”; this gives the reader a clear image of what Holcomb looks like. The term flaking gold tells the reader that it used to be beautiful but now marred; the dirty window just adds to this image because the reader can conclude that most of Holcomb is dirty and not taken care of. Another image created is that of a “ramshackle mansion” which is another image that shows how rundown and marred the village of Holcomb is. Capote also continues to create images by saying “sulphur-colored paint” which gives the reader a specific image of Holcomb. The word sulphur could be replaced by yellow but Capote chose the word sulphur because it helps creates the image that the yellow color is dirty.
In the next part of the poem, Hughes answers this basic question about deferred dreams with a series of similes written as questions. The first simile asks if a deferred dream dries up “like a raisin in the sun” (3). The image of the dried and wrinkled raisin contrasts with the fat, juicy grape the dream once was. The images created by the following three similes are worse. Does the deferred dream “fester like a sore— / And then run” (4–5) or “stink like rotten meat” (6) or “crust and sugar over— / like a syrupy sweet” (7–8)?
He feels as if he makes the calls on what will happen therefore develops cockiness in his attitude. In the end, details of the snake were given after it was killed. With “blood in his mouth and poison dripping from his fangs” as described by the man once the snake was fully dead. These details were added to show how brutally killed the snake was. Sympathy is created for the snake with the audience to imagine
Humanity is considered to be beautiful but is the monster shoved in the closet. Mankind has had moments of disaster and at the same time brought groups together. Even the ugliness that is created from which events always seems to bring the best of people. This can only be described as a paradox, something that is seen as beautiful and yet be ugly at the same time. World War II is a prime example of this paradox.
Likewise, he demonstrates his discomfort about society’s acceptance of lobster’s pain and dismissal of their essence. However, in order to understand Wallace’s real intention in the essay, it is necessary to know his perspective towards modern society. By reading the Incarnation of Burned Children, it is possible to relate the society issues displayed, with considering the Lobster issues. The inability of lobsters, or the child, to communicate their pain of our careless acts is what disturbs Wallace. Therefore, he displays different examples to persuade the readers that society’s morality is corrupted and that the whole industry of boiling lobsters alive is accepted under a false premise that some animals are not deserving of protection, or are not ‘highly developed’ to feel pain.
He was thrown into the world looking odd, ugly, being eight feet tall and with the mind of a newborn. Being lonely, he tries to blend in with the society, only to be despised and rejected. I believe that the monster is not purely evil, and I also believe that this is the main message of this book: Evil is not born it is more rather cultivated by ignorance, indifference and isolation. As the story went on I noticed that the monster shows several signs of kindness and sensitivity. For example, he helps a group of poor men and saves a girl from drowning.