The reader experiences this fictional atmosphere which allows for them to understand such literary devices as foreshadowing, imagery, and figurative language at play. The use of sensory descriptors in The Great Gatsby and The Old Man and the Sea act as a catalyst for the authors to convey their intention to their readers through their literature. Both Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald utilize descriptive language which plays to all five senses to engage their readers. When Fitzgerald recounts Gatsby and Daisy’s first kiss, he hits every sense which transports the reader
Children see love in fairy tales, composers see love in rhythm, Swift herself sees love in colors as she sang out a peculiar comparison in her fourth album title “Red” that transforms an indiscernible feeling can only be sensed to a visible glamorous color: “Loving him was red”. Why love as she described is red, a burning red? Theologically, red symbolizes courage, happiness, passion, heat, anger and danger also. Love is indeed a medley of those emotions. It takes only interest to like but it takes a great deal of courage to love.
Symbolism In Red Death Symbolism has taken form as an object, person, or situation that can represent a different meaning other than its literal meaning. It can be personal, emotional, physical, mental, memorable, or something with significant importance described to the reader. In many works done by Edgar Allen Poe, he expresses symbolism in his writing to let readers think about the things he included in his stories and what they mean. In the following story “Masque of The Red Death,” Poe uses symbolism with the colors of the rooms, the masquerade, the clock, and the red death to express how life leads to death. In the beginning of the story, Poe writes detailed descriptions about each room where the blue room is farthest to the east,
One of the many ways that the author, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., used to create the tone and mood was his usage of many literary elements. The first one is diction, the writer 's choice of words. In the text, the author uses diction to help ease our understanding of the story. The diction he uses helps bring a lot of the characters to life, and help the readers understand in even more depth, the events that are taking place
Poe relies upon symbolism in order to portray the ebony clock as a symbol of death and mortality. The clock represents the ticking away from life, from the moment we are brought into this world. The clock makes a peculiar chime and immediately everyone stops everything they are doing and the orchestra stops playing and Poe states that, “... it was observed that the giddiest grew pale, and the more aged and sedate passed their hands over their bows.” (Poe 5). The chiming of the clock expresses fear, which reminds the congregation that they are an hour closer to ultimate expiry. Poe uses the clock as an instrument of time and the partygoers gather in the mansion to escape from reality and the terrifying times that they are living in.
Anne Bradstreet’s ardent love poem to her husband are so unbolted to her audience. She uses figurative language through personification, repetition metaphors and tone. Her loving tribute to her husband is in a sincere, effortless, and passionate way. This poem can be expound in many different ways and levels. In Bradstreet’s “to my dear and loving husband” there is a lot of money; not fifties and twenties , or even hundred dollar bills, but things that are good as cash.
Croft’s use of repetition throughout the entirety of the poem helps to enforce the meaning of the poem: your true love is also your best friend. By repeating the words “I Love You” at the beginning of each stanza, Croft shows how the narrator’s love grows through the trials faced in the relationship. (1,5,10,13,25,34) While the narrator never comes out and says that the love is a romantic love,
He tells how great and full of passion and love their relationship was, and carries it on to how their relationship peacefully and painlessly dies. Peaceful does not always mean painless, but in this case when he says, “And all night long we have not stirred”, it shows how even after the death of their relationship, there was not any sort of hatred nor resentment. He also shows the lack of anger this caused him when he says “her cheek once more blushed bright beneath my burning kiss”. This quote also shows the love he had for her, the relationship, and the love he still has for her after their relationship is no longer
The story of Romeo and Juliet, is truly unique, and the story concludes with two unconventional deaths. With the dramatic end to a love story, it leaves the reader thinking about the love that was shared between the two, and its extremity, creating a lasting unique reputation for the story. “For never was a story of more woe. Than this of Juliet and her Romeo” The Romance between the two main characters proves that love does not have to be one-dimensional. True romance novel allow the two people, who are in love, to live with each other for their entire lives.
Figurative Language is arguably one of the most important tools in English Literature. By altering the literal meaning of some words or creating comparisons, poets and authors can help readers visualize what they are trying to convey (Leddy Turner) as well as richening the content and context of their masterpiece. In Marvell’s “To His Coy Mistress” and Shakespeare’s “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day”, both poets used numerous types of figurative language, such as allusion, metaphor, personification and the like to express their respective themes. The powerful effect created by such language not only highlighted their message, but also led them to become some of the most analyzed and most popular literary works to date. In both poems,