Most well written and descriptive stories use many disparate tools to make it better. The author of the story The Veldt used figurative language, imagery, and diction to foreshadow the tragic ending of the story. In the end the children use the lions from Africa to slaughter their parents ,and you can kind of guess that the children are planning something evil because of the descriptions and figurative language in the story. The children give off a very negative aura throughout the whole story that leads you to believe that something cynical is occuring.
To begin with, In “loves vocabulary” Diane Ackeman uses figurative language to describe her ideas (on love) such as the bad side of love , and the power of love. The bad side of love is a paradox and also personification because the way Diane Ackeman uses the bad side of love is to prove a contradictory statement , an emotion of how love feels. Power of love ( a figurative language) she also uses is a metaphor because, she’s making love sound a certain way but it’s also not literal it’s just an way of explaining love in her meaning.
Jimmy Santiago Baca wrote a poem called “I am offering this poem”. Jimmy once said, “love is providing you with all that you need, for example guidance and comfort.” He says this to explain what he means in his poem about love. One figurative language technique the author uses is repetition in line 7 “i love you.” The other uses repetition to show that he is writing the poem like a love letter; to show the reader how he feels about his significant other.
Many individuals have mixed feelings and emotions in life. There can be times when life can be draining and rough, but throughout all of this, everybody has felt the same way. In the novel “Look Both Ways” by Jason Reynolds, these hardships are widely displayed. Jason Reynolds writes about 10 different kids with a different perspective on society. Each of the kids has different difficulties and troubles they have to go through.
Macy Scharpf Chin Honors English 9, Period 4 23 January 2023 Past events can often define the actions someone takes and who they are in the present. If society takes the time to analyze these actions, individuals can figure out the feelings of one another in a certain moment. “Speak” by Laurie Halse Anderson delineates the thoughts and feelings of a teenage girl, Melinda, as she navigates the highs and lows of high school, while carrying the weight of a past traumatic event. In the passage from the book, “Speak”, author Laurie Halse Anderson uses different types of figurative language such as similes and metaphors, as well as repetition to reveal Melinda’s negative thoughts on her past and current feelings about high school.
John McPhee uses a variety of literary techniques in his novel to explain the magnitude of the situation at hand. In the novel Contr¬ol of Nature, specifically the chapter “Cooling the Lava,” Similes help to explain the volcanic eruptions and their aftermath in effective ways as most people are unfamiliar with what they are like. By using the device, it grabs the reader’s attention making them more likely to try and understand the situation. A volcanic eruption also deals with lots of technical and political jargon that can be uninteresting or difficult to understand, by using comparisons this language can be made more colloquial allowing readers with different types of background to comprehend and enjoy the novel. The literary device allows McPhee to provide a sense of clarity to a foreign situation.
Tone: Throughout the novel, Krakauer tone is extremely empathetic because Chris and himself share a relationship within each other. This is done with dialogue to create the culminated tones through the book. Due to this, Krakauer with the support of the use of figurative language gets his points through to the reader . Krakauer states that Chris and himself have a ‘’similar intensity and heedlessness.
“To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme.” These were historic words from author Herman Melville. The novel Speak contains the powerful theme of communicating to others even when it may be hard, making Speak a mighty book. In Laurie Halse Anderson’s novel Speak, she describes the life of a freshman in highschool, Melinda Sordino, who has been raped the summer before the school year. She refused to tell her friends that she was raped at the party they were attending, so all of her friends saw her as a whistle blower.
“Words are pale shadows of forgotten names. As names have power, words have power.” -Patrick Rothfuss. Everyone in uses figurative language in someway, you could be writing a paper, yelling at your sister, or maybe just talking to yourself. But you use it in someway, shape, or form.
In chapter 12 of “The bean Trees”, Kingsolver shows the beauty of nature through her figurative language. Her descriptions of the natural landscape, show that the land embodies a life of a baby to an adult- from birth to death. Taylor falls in love with the Arizona’s desert land and sky, and her appreciation for nature is mirrored in the landscape that is in front of
My claim is that the Woods Runner paints a better picture in our minds if it uses figurative language opposed to not using figurative language. Without figurative language the picture you get from the story won't be as detailed. To begin one point of the story where figurative language is important is on page 21,” willing it to not be what was coming into his mind like a dark snake a slithering horror. ” I really think this paints a wonderful picture of what he is thinking about. Another example would be when it says on page 21,” it would be like Running Blind.”
1. The line “We lived on a combination of irregular paychecks, hope, fear, and government surplus food” is a hyperbole and zeugma. The word that creates the zeugma is the word lived, as the narrator uses the word lived to mean different things in the same context. The narrator actually lived off of paychecks and government food, but did not literally live off of hope and fear like the line suggests. The line is also a hyperbole because the author did not literally live off of the hope and fear, as you cannot sustain yourself with emotions.
Ken Kesey’s figurative language in his novel, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, illustrates that a broken individual can be made whole again. Throughout his life, Bromden has always been assumed to be deaf and dumb. When he speaks to people, their “machinery disposes of the words like they were not even spoken” (181). Here, Kesey’s metaphor represents the effect that Bromden’s words have on a mind plagued with societal expectations. Bromden is a large, Native American man that does not conform to the mold set by the Combine.
Similarly in “Fitzcarraldo”, the Rubber tree grove is saw a goal, a destination that must be reached. The open plains where the bears roam in “Grizzly Man” are very apparently sacred as Timothy guards over it, and the Native Alaskan spoke of it as almost taboo to visit there. In Herzog’s “Into the Abyss”, although it is not technically a landscape, Herzog presents us with the room where men take their final breath and it is very difficult to view that room without a sort of bewilderment. Herzog uses landscapes in ways that display irony. His films often begin with an image that acts as a place to begin from, a position to build the story from, but Herzog will also often bring the viewer back to that same place for the end.
The song, “Someone Like You” by Adele uses many forms of figurative language, such as repetition, similes, and metaphors. Adele tells us that it can be callous to move on but it is always possible to find happiness again. The song is about Adele and another guy ending their relationship. She is not over him, but she is convinced she can be happy again without him.