Death is a very difficult topic to just move on from. It’s a longing pain, which is difficult to imagine. Living a life without someone you love is the worst. And being able to move on from that is even more difficult. In times like WW2, where thousands of people were killed, it made many people forced to move on. In my novel, "Girl in the Blue Coat'', there are loads of themes that could have been pulled from the book; our author Monica Hesse gives so many thematic options. But one theme that stood out to me is being about "to move on, even in unfortunate circumstances and feelings that you may be fighting". Using structural techniques, other text, and character development, I was able to fully understand my chosen theme. Near the beginning …show more content…
By utilizing figurative language, and including strange, bland, but powerful/smart word choices, it really can relate to the structure of our book; even if it is much much shorter. So far throughout the story (figurative language wise), the poem had 3 different figurative languages; anaphora, simile(s), and metaphor(s). The anaphora was specifically noticeable because of the consistent use of the word "tear(s)". It happens around every new phrase or continuation of a phrase, so it appears around every 1-3 lines. Another time figurative language is showing is when our author used similes and metaphors to really show the power of tears. She said, "without them there is no life" and "fall like rain". The first is a metaphor; yes, there is life without tears. But, they lead many emotions, specifically the weak ones, so the weak emotion can become a strong emotion. The second one is a simile: it uses the word "like". When using the word like, she can relate the action of the tears falling to give us a representation of them falling along and down her skin. "Tears are the baseline of every powerful emotion, throughout life or death;"this was a noticeable theme in the poem, which can also apply to many other things as well. The poem represents fear, hope, sadness, assurance, and promises. This matches with the novel, "Girl in a Blue Coat" very well. My character is stuck, and has so much going on, and …show more content…
These two techniques which really put the book in perspective seemed to have a connection to the theme. On page 143, Hannie (her real name's Hanneke, but her parents call her Hannie.) says "'Girls in love will do desperate and creative things.'" Not only does this sentence only be used because it may add on to the story later, but it shows that personal experience she has with this kind of thing; being in love and needing to find new outputs and inputs. This kind of thing definitely stood out to me, just like our symbol, the blue coat. She may not have full recovery, but she can accept that kind of power her love did. But, a couple pages before, our author did take advantage of that 1st person narrative here; "I'm the blame for Bas's death. Bas was stupid to love me. I only got him killed. It was my fault." (page 135.) Because of that first person narrative, our author was able to have the main character admit to us and herself. This shows even more of that recovery phase that was mentioned earlier; being able to come to terms with herself is a step forward for her, and more information for us. This is just building that past that us readers don't seem to know yet. And because of how that story is, that past is important. ESPECIALLY for the
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The theme that best fits this book would be live a meaningful life, not a superficial one for the authors changing tone and the characters development throughout the book support it perfectly. The authors changing tone in the book perfectly supports the theme of live a meaningful life, not a superficial one. One example would be in the very beginning of the book. At the beginning the tine the
In this article, first person narrative is used in numerous ways throughout the article. For example, David Sedaris states in the article "I remind myself that I am now a full grown-man." However, the author
This part of the book represents that it is okay to show your emotions and that the emotions of one individual, can have a big impact on the people around you. This example contributed to the theme of the book because it shows that your emotions can affect the people around you, and the theme of the book is that it is okay to show your
I was close enough to reach out and tap them on the shoulders and still nether one of them saw that I was there”(47). This point can show that the author is using first person to tell a story to readers and cause the attraction to lead reader’s keep reading the book. First person is one way to make reader feel interesting about the book and to
For example, the theme follow your heart is presented in the book from the many decisions Cassia had to make to determine her future. For instance, Cassia the main character had to make a decision on who she wants to spend the rest of her life with, Xander or Ky. She had to make a very challenging decision but all throughout the book she stuck to what she felt in her heart and that's what led her to the right path she wanted to be in all along which was to be with Ky. In addition, the next theme could also be stand by your moral. An example is when Cassia found out that the society was taking advantage of her and other people by making experiments with their future and everyone else was okay with it but Cassia wasn’t.
The theme is developed by how Jeannette learns how to take care of herself and her younger siblings, and the way her parent taught her. Jeannette have a very tough childhood where she have to go up quickly,so that she can work to make money. This way she won’t starve and feel the chill of winter, where there’s no heat in the house. She can also break ties with the move and rent new house to find new money sources because her dad can’t hold a job for a long
Characters Help Establish a Theme Characters are used to help develop a theme and create a more relatable story. In the book, “Out of the Dust” by Karen Hesse, Billie Jo and her father stay strong through the dust bowl and the death of their family members. Billie Jo and daddy, from “Out of the Dust”, helped to develop the theme that when you’re at the end of the rope, tie a knot and hold on because of how they persevere through their hardships. Daddy shows persistence in how he never lets his sadness overcome him. First, even though his wife was gone, he never stopped digging the pond.
One example of this is when Lina, the main character, is being seperated from her father and she starts to draw a map of the places that she was going to pass along to her father. During this event, Lina is going through a very tough time and she strives to find a way to get back to her after. Lina shows hope in this situation by drawing a map which she hopes that would one day reach her father even though she still feels the loss of his absence. Another example of the theme is when Lina is taken from her home and forced to work for the people she hates. Lina takes this
Another example of figurative language that the author uses is personification in lines 18 and 19 “tucked away like a cabin or hogan in dense trees, come knocking.” to show in his poem that he will protect her. When she is sad she can use this poem to keep her safe. It also
The overall theme of the poem is sacrifice, more specifically, for the people that you love. Throughout the poem color and personification are used to paint a picture in the reader's head. “Fog hanging like old Coats between the trees.” (46) This description is used to create a monochromatic, gloomy, and dismal environment where the poem takes
It gives the readers to ability to see that Mattie used to be cheerful but now she is just like Zeena because of the “smash-up”. It shows the effects of what happened in the story and it gives the reader knowledge to understand the true meaning of this situation and why it happened. Theme Note #2: The theme: “We should not have our head up in the clouds, but instead face reality and learn how to make the best out of every situation” connects to this quote because it describes how when being in the clouds, it clouds our mind with visions that will most likely not come true. It shows that if we get our hopes up, that will only lead us to our demise.