This sets an emphatically dark and horrific tone for the reader, which carries into the plot of the story. He continues to describe the “Red Death,” stating that there were “Sharp pains and dizziness, and then profuse bleeding at the pores,” (Poe 3). By describing the disease so vividly, Poe is giving the reader a visual image to magnify the dreaminess of the story. He does this again when describing the attendees of the Masquerade. He describes them, saying, “There were arabesque figures with unsuited limbs and appointments.
Also in the line “Obscene as cancer, bitter as the cud.” Using this comparison, Owen is able to show how cruel the war was by comparing it to a life threatening disease such as cancer. Cud is grass chewed up by animals when feeding. Owen compares the war to something that is bitter and unpleasant, he does this to break the misconception that war is an honorable experience. Owen uses figurative language to convey the cruelty of
In Joseph Smith’s case Emma was very bitter towards him in this regard, and as shown above actually denied he ever practiced this doctrine on her deathbed. Hyrum Smith states he tried to convince Emma about the doctrine of plural marriage but was severely rebuked by her. Emma nagged Joseph repeatedly until he told her she could destroy the written revelation on plural marriage. Doesn’t this sound far from the way Abraham and Jacob’s wives handled their situation? With all of this in mind we will continue to try to follow the “history” as recorded in Joseph Smith Papers Histories Volume
Humbert Humbert and his Lolita, Dolores Haze, are incomparable characters that toy with the reader’s emotions and are the basis of this story. While questioning the author’s intention in creating such a wretched tale, I discovered that Vladimir Nabokov, himself states that the novel has no intended moral, it was just something he had to get off his chest. And that is perhaps the best evaluation I can offer, one should read Lolita not for is sexual and emotional rawness, the beautiful prose, or a good and honest cry, but because it is book without an intended moral. Books like these have no gray zone, no middle ground, the reader is forced to love it or hate
The “sad.” “wide,” “black,” aspect of the house, and the description of the “solemn oaks” creates an ominous tone. Madame Valmonde’s shivering suggests that the L’Abri plantation is dark, cold, and ghostly place. Further, the way the plantation looks musicians Armand’s own certerristics just as Desiree’s external appearance mimics her internal character (owleyes.org...2/4). Another example of tone in “Desiree’s Baby” is “in the shadow of the big stone pillar….”. In rural Louisiana, a massive stone pillar would seem fairly conspicuous.
The statement translates to “It is sweet and proper to die for the fatherland.” This poem revolves entirely around this specific statement, because it sums up what Owen calls “The old lie” (25). In the context of the poem, Owen argues that this phrase should not be told “to children ardent for some desperate glory” (26). This line is used to promote patriotism in a country’s children and inspire them to take up arms for their country because it will be glorious and fitting. Owen denies that notion, having seen the true horrors of war during his service, and eventually, dying in the war. Owen’s use of the allusion is powerful because it directly rejects a commonly accepted notion and argues that his country’s future generations should not follow it, or be misled into following it.
Tesher Zafrin Summer Reading Slaughterhouse Five – Kurt Vonnegut 1. In Chapter One, the writer goes to O’Hare’s house to find some inspiration for the book. Having been discussing the war for a while now, he (and the reader) notices that O’Hare’s wife seems to be upset. Kurt Vonnegut 7% (I read the book on a kindle) “She was moving all over the house opening and shutting doors, even moving furniture around to work off anger.” O’Hare insists that it has nothing to do with the writer yet it clearly does and soon his wife snaps, and explains herself. Kurt Vonnegut 8% “Well, I know, she said.
Poe starts off by setting the tone of the environment. It is towards the end of the year and in a dreary part of the country. His arrival at the House of Usher is one that is reminiscent of an old horror movie. The way he describes it one could get lost in imagination about the nightmarish horrors that may be inside. In describing the house, Poe uses words such as sad, cold and sickening.
Kurt Vonnegut wrote Slaughterhouse-Five to portray the gruesome scene of World War II and its many flaws. To do this, Vonnegut uses irony as a way of attacking the corruption of war itself. The irony of Slaughterhouse-Five manifests itself through the conversations between Billy Pilgrim and his fellow soldiers during the war. Most of the ironic quotes in this novel speak in relation to Billy's experience in the war. A direct example of this irony is, "Billy went from total dark to total light, found himself back in the war, back in the delousing station again" (90).
The combination of words and syntax create a very vivid and unpleasant image of a rotting body. In line five she describes, “The Forehead copied Stone--…” The odd comparison to the stone, helps the reader understand how the forehead of the dying person feels. Thus,
Black, still, cold, mute, dead, isolated. Those are some of the first adjectives that Clark employs to explain to us the prairie that has been a victim of war. The prairie was once full of life, but now was desolate because of the war. Shallow, brittle, frozen are used to illustrate that the frost had just begun, and that the blistering cold now ruled the land for the season ahead. Tangled, quiet, and empty is then describing the once piece of fence that remained standing throughout the war, and the caves within the walls of the ditch that were once filled with the soldiers during the war.