Huckleberry Finn Rhetorical Analysis

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If you had to explain death and your perspective as an author how would you do it? Well each writer has their own style, in which some like to use descriptive figurative language and mood-setting tone to set a scene in their writing. In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain and Sylvia Plath's “ I am Vertical” both demonstrate three types of writing that reveal the concept of death. The poem and the novel consist of, mood-setting tone, as well as descriptive figurative language, and lastly expressive first-person point of view.

First, both sources, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and “I am Vertical”, use first-person point of view instead of third-person to express the topic of death. Twain uses the character of Huck …show more content…

Twain uses descriptive figurative language in his novel, The Adventures of huckleberry Finn. Twain writes, “bang bang bang!” This is an example onomatopoeia. Twain uses this figurative language to help the reader interpret the context of the scene. Whenever an individual hears the sounds “bang bang bang!” the first thing that runs through a person's head would be death. Twain cleverly places this quote in too help the reader better understand the writing by placing figurative language. Plath’s also uses figurative language to help the reader understand the context of the the text. Plath writes, “I walk among them, but none of them are noticing. Sometimes I think that when I am sleeping I most perfectly resemble them- Thoughts gone dim.” Plath’s use of personification helps the reader understand the text and also understand that the main concept of that quote was death. Plath talks about walking by trees and flowers and expecting them to notice you. Also this quote talks about how the protagonist wants to be like the trees and flowers which are clearly not alive. Plath and Twain’s use of descriptive figurative language help the reader understand the context of the text and the the concept of death which was trying to be expressed through both the authors novel and

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