Poets utilize various literary and poetic devices that make their poems interesting, comprehensible, and inspirational. Jimmy Santiago Baca and Christina Rossetti are two famous poets who were influenced to write after experiencing tough conditions and obstacles in life. The poems of both poets reflect certain aspects of their lives. The poems “I Am Offering This Poem” and “Cloudy Day” are written by Jimmy Santiago Baca. A Better Resurrection” is a poem written by Christina Rossetti.
Kailie Coles Mrs. Hendricks CLR 12-3 23 January, 2016 If someone offered you a glimpse into your future, would you accept it? An ambitious warrior made that mistake and it tore a kingdom apart. The tragic play, Macbeth, was written by William Shakespeare and tells the story of a power driven and ruthless Thane and then King.
“His eyes would suddenly go blank leaving two gaping wounds, two wells of terror” (Wiesel 75), is a rousing example of the horror Elie Wiesel portrays in Night by using imagery. Elie uses layers of figurative language to help facilitate the meaning of the text beyond its literal interpretation and enhances the reader's experience. Not only does his use of figurative language produce vivid imagery to draw in readers, it also accurately portrays his primary account of the dismay he experienced during the holocaust. Night is filled with wonderfully descriptive figurative language to elevate the effect and take the reader on Wiesel’s painfully haunting and incomprehensible journey. Likewise, in the novel Night, Elie portrays his firsthand
In the poem, Incident in a Rose Garden, the author, Donald Justice ,uses figurative language to contribute to the overall feeling of the poem. One device the author uses is metaphors. I found that the metaphors were used to change ,or add to some of the poem’s mood. One such metaphor was “Death’s eyes: lit up with the pale glow of those lanterns.” I found that this metaphor adds a feeling of emotion to death.
Romeo and Juliet/Midsummer Genre Comparison Essay Many people in this day in age have there own opinions on what is good and what is bad. However when it comes to Shakespeare's writing he has a play for everyone. Everyone knows of the tragic play Romeo and Juliet that he wrote, fewer know of the comedic play A Midsummer Nights Dream. These two plays have a similar plot line but two different takes of the genre.
As a reader, it is easy to hear “Oh Romeo, Romeo wherefore art thou Romeo” recited in a movie or see someone lift up a skull in a Hamletesque manner and speak, and immediately recognize that those are references to Shakespeare, but what is less known is that some of the most crowd-pleasing and attention-grabbing scenes in movies and modern entertainment are direct references to Shakespeare. When reading Shakespearean plays or seeing them performed live, it is easy to spot that their storylines and narratives almost parallel media that is observed today. Why is this? Well, as stated by Mental Floss, “..we [writers] cling to legends and potentialities to help us understand anything at all about the man whose writing has helped us to understand
Sydni Williams Ms. Free AP Literature/Composition 2 February 2017 Suicide & Self-Annihilation Suicide. This word by definition is the act of deliberately killing oneself. The topic of suicide is as old as time itself, even stemming back to biblical days. Even so, suicide is still being used by thousands across the world to cope with various traumatising situations.
Hamlet, a Shakespeare play, is a classic tale featuring revenge, ambition, tragedy, and deceit. The main character, Prince Hamlet, son of King Hamlet who was recently murdered is contemplating whether or not to avenge his father's death and kill Claudius who is now king and also his uncle and the murderer. The whole play evokes a terrible tragic end in which everyone is slain. Foil characters are used to constantly compare the actions of Hamlet and the possible actions of other characters if they were put in his situation. This helps makes Hamlet's character more three-dimensional and makes it more appealing to the audience.
“Fair is foul and foul is fair.” A popular quote addressing what appears to beautiful is actually ugly. This quote comes from The Tragedy of Macbeth written by William Shakespeare and is referenced all throughout the play. It was written in the year 1606 during the Elizabethan Era. Based off true events, William Shakespeare writes about the reign of Macbeth, who ruled in Scotland during the eleventh century.
Hamlet features several acts of cruelty that lead to many of the events that occur. The meaning of cruelty throughout the play suggests that cruelty does not do good towards anybody and only has negative effects. The characters help portray this by their actions and immediate reactions. Cruelty leads to the downfall of each character. Cruelty is first shown by Hamlet, who has just returned from England.
“To be or not to be, that is the question.” A very iconic line. Shakespeare’s use of literary elements helped create this line. Shakespeare used many literary elements but the main focus in Hamlet is mood, tone, and irony. To develop a theme, an author must use literary elements such as mood,tone, and irony.