Rhetorical Analysis of Shooting Dad The story “Shooting Dad” by Sarah Vowell discusses a story about a teenage girl and her relationship with her father and how they are constantly clashing with each other because they are almost exact opposites. The author develops her story by creating images in the reader 's mind to describe events that happened in her life, the use hyperbole for comedic relief, and irony for emotional effect. The use of these emotional strategies is effective because Vowell is able to use these strategies to help the readers understand the relationship between her and her father. Overall by the use of strategies like imagery, hyperbole, and irony the author creates a piece of writing that shows the relationship between the main character and her father. The use of imagery is important to the story because the author is able to form images in the reader 's mind about the way that certain events unraveled in the story and to describe the appearance of certain objects and places in the story.
In Ann Hite's suspenseful masterpiece, Ghost on Black Mountain, five women become unknowingly connected by one man, Hobbs Pritchard. The story begins from the point of view of Nellie Pritchard, who gives up everything to move to her husband's home on Black Mountain. She quickly notices that Hobbs is not well liked on the mountain. Through Nellie's interactions and conversations with other characters, including several ghosts, readers uncover the reasons why Hobbs is hated and often avoided by the others on Black Mountain. Through the account of Josie Clay, Nellie's mother, readers are able to learn more about the events of Nellie's childhood, which play a role in her decision to marry Hobbs Pritchard without knowing much about him.
Dear members of the board, As I Lay Dying, by William Faulkner, is a novel that should be read at some point in one’s lifetime. The themes in the novel are relatable to all and even transcend Faulkner's era; however, the language may not be entirely suitable to all. The story follows the Bundren family and the impending death of Addie Bundren: wife, mother, and friend, who is very ill and is expected to die soon. Her oldest son, Cash, utilizes his carpentry skills to build her a coffin and her only daughter, Dewey Dell, had intimate relations with a farmhand she knew resulting in an unwanted pregnancy. She is so overwhelmed by her state that she barely mourns her mother when she finally passes away.
Jackson uses vivid imagery to illustrate the start of her story. With this in mind, irony, a technique that involves surprising contradictions or contrasts, takes place in the story for the most part showing us that this story in fact has twists and turns that might be outrageous to some of the people from this era. For example, when the day 's described as “clear and sunny” it 's ironic because it ends with the “brutal death” of a person. The way Jackson described the day made us think it was going to be enjoyable but it showed us otherwise. Another example would be Mr. Summers’s name.
Kate Chopin used situational and dramatic irony in order to buy some mystery and it can leaves you thinking at the end. Situational irony is when the opposite of what you expect happend.The other irony Kate Chopin uses is Dramatic wich means when the audience/reader knows something that a character doesnt.One type of situational irony that louise was happy when she found out that her husband was dead.This is situational irony because most woman would be sad.In the text it states, “She said it over and over underneath her breath:Free,free,free!This shows that my claim was situational irony and my claim because i explained why it includes the type of irony and the evidence supports it because that's how she felt “Free”. One type of Dramatic irony is when doctors think she died of joy but the readers know she died of shock.In the story it indecates “When the doctors come they had said she died of
A rose for Emily is a symbolic short story about love and death that depicts Emily’s life and the life of the old South. Murder, necrophilia and gradual decay of the old south are used in the story to symbolize Emily’s life, to be similar to that of the South after it was defeated in the civil war. She loved the dead, and her life became desperate, her love for Homer made her murder him ending up sleeping with his corpse for years just so she would not lose him. She was not happy; the same way a plantation life withers dies and becomes a memory, she faded from real life, even though she was still living physically, everything that mattered in her life had passed away. The way Emily 's father stands in the doorway is described as "Amid the pointing and the horror, the clean flame.” Her father stood by the door’s path blocking Emily’s would be suitors from accessing her because he believed they were not good enough for her daughter.
“The Jilting of Granny Weatherall” written by Katherine Anne Porter, is about a grandmother who is in denial that she is about to die. And “A Good Man is Hard to Find” written by Flannery O’Connor, is about a family that goes to visit family in Tennessee but are brutally murdered before they get there. These two stories share many similarities and differences in both the characters, and conflict.
This poem is about a mother holding her dying son in her weak arms before she buries him, it paints a picture of an un-natural death that gives you a new image of life. The poem describes how the mother is trying to cope the pain she is in and the circumstances and surroundings make the poem even more depressing, she is faking a smile ‘ghost smile’ to overcome her sadness to the loss of her baby. It seems that she’s recently been in a natural disaster or a war and sought shelter in a refugee camp with her dying son, the poem is written in free verse, there is no rhyme scheme and the length of the stanzas are inconsistent. There is a religious reference included in the first line that symbolises Mary and Jesus, sibilance is also used throughout the poem. I think that the reason the last word is ‘grave’ because that is surely the end which ends the poem with horrible closure, however, the flowers give a somewhat positive image.
Plath is in fact the female foil to this biblical figure, and through the chaos and loneliness her husband, father, and friends cultivate, she is ultimately driven to suicide. However, despite her attempts, the poet unfailingly rises from her deathbed to confront an increasingly harsher world. Similar to Plath, singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell introduces themes of turmoil and confusion, specifically in her 1971 album Blue, in which she considers her complex relationship with the man she loves. Written during Mitchell’s trip to Europe, Blue includes the songs “All I Want” and “California,” both of which encapsulate Mitchell’s journey away from her lover as well as evoke the same sense of isolation that Plath conjures in ‘Lady Lazarus.’ Blue, while arguably Mitchell’s most poignant album, is not her only collection to share themes with Plath. Within their respective works, Sylvia Plath and Joni Mitchell explore tortuous relationships, loss of self, dissolution, and at times hope thus expressing their unique and dysfunctional realities; however, whereas Mitchell presents a gloomy world, heavy with
The poems that we will discuss are all explored by the theme of death like "War Photographer" by Carol Ann Duffy, "a Mother In A Refugee Camp" by Chinua Achebe, "Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night" by Dylan Thomas, "Piano" by D.H Lawrence, "My Last Duchess" by Robert Browning and finally "Poem at Thirty Nine" by Alice Walker. These poems all portray the theme of death and loss and how the people that get affected adapt to the loss of their loved ones and their family. Firstly, I will discuss how these poems portray the theme of death within a family, a great example is "A Mother in a refugee camp", where the mother is affected by the death of her son and the suffering of her loved one "child could touch her tenderness for a son" this shows