“Words are pale shadows of forgotten names. As names have power, words have power.” -Patrick Rothfuss. Everyone in uses figurative language in someway, you could be writing a paper, yelling at your sister, or maybe just talking to yourself. But you use it in someway, shape, or form. In the stories, The House of The Scorpion and “Two Kinds” by Nancy Farmer and Amy Tan the authors used figurative language to develop the setting and mood. In the novel, The House of The Scorpion the author use figurative language to set the mood, setting, and characters. “. . . he watched Rosa as though she was an image on a TV screen.” This shows that the main character, Matt is watching someone very carefully. This is a use of figurative language because it
An example from the text would be “They ran it all like a factory.” The impact of figurative language was used to show that the germans thought it was okay to kill people because they weren’t like them, pure german. Another example would be “You get the feeling that you're trapped, that something bad is about to happen.” The word choice is subjective because it it only in the author's perspective. The last example is "This probably smells like perfume compared to what it was like with 100 people inside," In this example imagery was used to make a picture in your head.
During the book Night by Elie Wiesel the author uses figurative language to describe and connect the reader to the book. While reading it is easy to find out what types of figurative language are there to describe like similes and hyperboles which add to the text but don 't really make the reader think.
During the 1830s, the Great Depression took over America’s brightness and joy, shattering the American spirit. Citizens searched for a light to help people get their lives back together. During this searching, they found Seabiscuit to bring them hope. Seabiscuit is a racing horse that received the right trainer and rider to make him a legend. Seabiscuit’s story is beautifully portrayed in Laura Hillenbrand’s book, Seabiscuit.
Figurative Language is saying something other than what is literally meant for effect. When authors use figurative language, it is a way for them to express their feelings, as well as their emotions. Often times when an author is trying to send a message to the reader, they will use figurative language, because figurative language is an easy way to convey a message in a story. In Jonathan Edwards "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" and Dekanawida's "The Iroquios Constitution" there are great examples of figurative language.
Sonya Hartnett, the author of “The Silver Donkey” represents the key character, Lieutenant Shepard, in a number of ways. First, she uses figurative language to create a sense of mystery and wonder around him. For example, she describes him as a "ghost" and as “dead" (Chapter 1, The Soldier in the Trees). This language creates a sense of unease and suspense, and it makes the reader want to learn more about him. Second, Hartnett uses dialogue to reveal Shepard's character.
The descriptive passage above taken from, How the other Half Lives by Jacob A. Riis, demonstrates the isolation of the Chinese community from the rest of New York. Riis uses figurative language such as hyperbole, metaphor, and quotation, as well as other literary devices, to depict the Chinaman as an embodiment of Chinatown itself, where the cultural aspects are portrayed through the man and his doings. The descriptive passage I wrote as an imitation demonstrates how the eyes take in factual information which is then distorted by perception and outside influential factors. I used the same types of figurative language to depict vision as an embodiment of truth as well as trickery. The concept is displayed through the eyes and what they see.
The author uses figurative language to strengthen the poem by adding more detail. He explains what things feel like,sound like,look like, and even taste like. Without figurative language the writing would be boring and short.the imagery describes how the setting looked and gave the reader more knowledge. In the poem “Oranges” by Gary soto the boy has an orange in his hand and describes it as fire in his hand. Constructed response
An example of figurative language the author uses in Ender 's game is metaphors. A metaphor is a figure of speech that compares two unlike things. These figure of speeches are used throughout Ender’s game. For example, the author uses a heavy metaphor thought by Valentine when she saw the
Three examples of figurative language from Night by Elie Wiesel are similes, rhetorical questions and personifications. He used the simile “I was putting one foot in front of the other, like a machine” (85) to describe the time when he was running, with the SS officers behind him commanding him to quicken his pace. The similes shows how Wiesel feels inhuman, how he feels more like a machine than a person. No one thinks twice about machines, we use them until they’re broken, and then fix them up a little before they break again.
In the book anthem by Ayn Rand starts off by saying that “Its is a sin to write this.” Why does he start the character by saying these words? in the book the main character is named equality 7-2521 and in his society they have taught him differently than ours. in mentioned in pg 19 “we are one in all and all in one there are no men but only the great we , one, indivisible forever.” The people in equalities society were taught by using the word “we” not
Concrete Details/Imagery Gallien starts to notice the settings around him while he is on his way to drop Alex off. “For the first few miles the stampede trail was well graded and led past cabins scattered among weedy stands of spruce and aspen. Beyond the last of the log shacks, however, the road rapidly deteriorated” (Kraukaur 2). This quote creates of visual of the quick change from rural civilization to deep and dense forest.
Figurative language is using words or phrases differently than the literal definition and is used in literature to provide more drama to the story or to just make the text more interesting. Homer uses many types of figurative language in the text; including similes, metaphors, epithets, personifications, alliterations, and epic similes. In Homer’s poem The Odyssey, figurative language is used to intensify
This is shown when the characters in this novel speak out against a concept they know nothing about. Therefore, the literary terms an author uses can make an immense impact to the connections the reader makes to a novel, and help to shape a theme that is found throughout
Analysis of Figurative Language in Two Short Stories You tell your friend they’re like a giant, and that the clouds need to jump out of his way. You used figurative language to joke with your friend, which is also used by professional writers to develop specific elements in a story. In The “Treasure of Lemon Brown” by Walter Dean Myers, and in “Two Kinds” by Amy Tan, the authors use figurative language to help develop scene and character. In the story “The Treasure of Lemon Brown,” the author Walter Dean Myers uses figurative language to develop scene.
Metaphors are an influential piece to the literary world due to, “the process of using symbols to know reality occurs”, stated by rhetoric Sonja Foss in Metaphoric Criticism. The significance of this, implies metaphors are “central to thought and to our knowledge and expectation of reality” (Foss 188). Although others may see metaphors as a difficult expression. Metaphors provide the ability to view a specific content and relate to connect with involvement, a physical connection to view the context with clarity. As so used in Alice Walker’s literary piece, In Search Of Our Mothers’ Gardens.