A Short Analytic Review of A Child's Grave, Hale County, Alabama A Child's Grave, Hale County, Alabama is a very solemn and morbid short poem by the American poem writer Jim Simmerman. The short poem is just a single stanza without any rhyming words, about 7 sentences long. This poem depicts a poor man living in Alabama who steals a plank of wood in order to bury his child. He leaves his hut and his wife and steps out into the cold December air and begins to drive the plank of wood into the ground where his child resides. At the time of the burial of this Alabamian's son, the year is 1936 in the season of December.
Although Algernon seems to be guilty only of harmless sloth, he is the lowest on the axis for not only his complete lack of guilt, but for making fun of those who take any responsibility. While Algernon’s sloth may seem harmless, only going “Bunburying” to escape from tedious family dinners, his actions cause a great deal of trouble for the other characters, and his lack of responsibility leads him into deep debt. Whereas Algernon at first seems to have absolutely no concerns in his life, at the end of the first scene his butler, Lane, presents him with bills which he immediately tears up before announcing that he is going “Bunburying,” or taking a trip to the country under the guise of caring for a sick friend. He also shows a complete lack
In her poem “ My Husbands Back”, Susan Minot describes how she feels being a mother, and wife on an emotional and bad day. Minot writes this poem as the speaker and the tone is very heartfelt and sorrow at times. From the title of this poem we can gather that the poem is about a husband and wife and their relationship. “My husbands back” was actually very close to home at times in the poem and made me think about my relationship with my husband and even about my relationship growing up with my father. Minot uses line breaks, metaphors, connotation and figurative language in this poem.
Turning twenty-one years old puts a person in a position to be universally regarded as an adult. Both Samuel Johnson in his poem, To Sir John Lade, on His Coming of Age, and A.E Housman’s, When I was One and Twenty, recollect memories when they once dealt with this adamant yet subtle time in their lives briskly unaware of the troublesome times that lied ahead. The writers’ use of provoking details, vivid imagery and a hint of irony, create a visually appealing description regarding the stubborn new adults, while both speakers recall and account their own experiences. The difference in perspectives of both of the poems that hold a lot of weight to the reader.
“From the depths of a land of silence of charred bones of burned vine shoots of stomps of screams” is interpreted as a dark atmosphere because of the dark diction, while “your voice sounds like… wind howling in a coconut… like a pig drowning...like a frog singing at Carnegie Hall” is interpreted as dark humor. There are several ways in which Canadian and Caribbean authors provide a dark or depressing setting to their literature. Canadians are known for their dark humor, which makes their literature unique and distinctive. The authors provide a fresh, new look at literature by providing a dark setting and using different diction. Three ways that Canadian and Caribbean authors portrayed darkness is through diction, atmosphere, and humor.
Without literary devices, the stories you read would be dull and uneventful. This is why Richard Connell effectively uses similes and imagery in “The Most Dangerous Game” to help give it life. In this story, Connell used similes to give the reader a feeling of how things looked or felt. On page 19 the author wrote “...but it was like trying to see through a blanket” (Connell).
The definition of dolor is defined as mental suffering, or grief. Dolor being the title of the poem, creates a sense of negativity and dreadfulness. A sense of sadness, grief,and pain overwhelms the reader. In the poem "Dolor," Theodore Roethke is able to capture the sorrow and repetitiveness of office life by speaking about boring and everyday objects, and making them seem important, powerful, and even lethal. In the first eight lines of the poem, Roethke uses personification to infer the weight of the office supplies to be overwhelming, and suffocating.
Essay ‘Of Mice and Men’ is an American novel written by John Steinbeck, and describes the life of two migrant ranch workers during the Great Depression in the United States. Steinbeck engages the reader by using a range of stylistic literary devices. Literary Devices are structures used by authors in their works to convey their messages in a simple manner to the readers. A few of the many literary devices that Steinbeck used in his work are imagery, foreshadowing and allegory. These techniques give the novel a cinematic aspect as the rich language allows the reader to imagine a clear picture while reading the novella.
In A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens utilizes a plethora of literary devices such as similes, metaphors, imagery, and denouement to explore the capacity for change. This reveals that changing is never impossible until you’re six-feet under. A simile is a comparison that usually uses the word “like” or “as”. Dickens’ use of similes demonstrates how Scrooge changes throughout the story and because of this, we see how changing all aspects of yourself isn’t impossible. “Hard and sharp as flint, from which no steel had ever struck out generous fire; secret, and self- contained, and solitary as an oyster.”
introduces the speaker in which invited us to follow a story of a child who has been forced after his mother died into the most dangerous occupation of chimney sweeper. He was barely able to speak or at least not able to pronounce the word “sweep”. Most of the little boys were sold out and forced to be a chimney sweepers. They were forced to clean the chimney from the soot that is why they die early because the inhaled unclean air and soot which caused them different killing diseases, such as tuberculosis and lungs cancer.