William Golding uses the “beast” to pose this question seriously and strike fear in the heart of the readers. The beast started as a something mysterious and scary that gave nightmares to littluns but became something that brought the evil that was hidden in the boys’ hearts. The beast symbolizes littluns’ feelings of insecurity arising from the fear of the unknown, absence of grownups and bullying behaviors of some of the bigguns. Beast was first mentioned when Piggy voiced the concern of a boy with a mulberry birthmark. “He wants to know what you’re going to do about the snake thing.” Many of the boys were ecstatic to the news that there were no grown-ups in the island.
The first chapter of Anthony Burgess’s novel A Clockwork Orange begins unlike anything we have ever read. From the first sentence to the last, the reader is faced with vocabulary that is unfamiliar and a narrative style that demands careful attention. This essay will focus primarily on diction and its historical context but also on the novel’s form. First of all, the unfamiliar language in this novel, while it may be straining, is ultimately intriguing. The invented Nadsat language, a prime example of linguistic experiments on the part of the author, left readers baffled.
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a romance, composed in the mid-to late 14th century. It is one of the prominent Medieval English romance in the Arthurian tradition. Larry Benson describes the peom as “both a tragic romance with the sad moral that perfection is beyond our grasp and an unromantic comedy with the happy point that if a man aims high enough he can come as near perfection as this world allows.” There is only one copy of the earlier original manuscript, which dates from 1400. It has been kept since then in the British Library. Because of the poem Pearl - which can be found in the same manuscript – the anonymous author is alternatively called “The Pearl Poet” or also “The Gawain Poet.” There are no historical records regarding the author, except for the assumption that he had written another two poems in the manuscript, which are as follow - Cleanness and Patience.
Free verse, the name given to his modern style, characterizes itself mostly by insufficient rhyme and meter within the work. The dialect focused on cadence, or the natural rhythms of spoken language, and were often read in a song-like manner. Most of these poems also lack proper punctuation resulting in enjambment, or the running over of sentences. Those who read the work of Whitman considered him the master of literary devices, as he offered a plethora in each of his works. Cataloging, one of the most common devices in Whitman’s content, contains the creation of lists.
“You and Samuel Clemens are the opposite of each other. Whereas Clemens wrote with terrible grammar to show Toms and Hucks verbal skills, you write with a great command of the English language. “However, you talk like a southern hick.” He went on to explain that though my reading and writing skills were well established my verbal skills were severely impeded. And that to be taken serious I needed to work on speaking as well as I wrote. He then asked me about my major and minor.
Cut his throat! Spill his blood!” (Golding 152). This terrifying chant shows the boy’s primitive instincts, especially Jack’s, who ordered them to shout. Instead of checking on the moving object, he instantly assumes it is a dangerous ‘beast.’ On the next page, Golding states, “Even in the rain they could see how small a beast it was; and already its blood was staining the sand,” (Golding 153). This line informs the reader that the ‘beast’ murdered by the boys is really Simon, another boy on the island.
She was notably known for not using perfect rhymes in her poems. Instead, she often used what is called "slant rhyme" which means that the two words that are being paired together to form a rhyme only share slight similarities in sound. In addition to this, many of Dickinson's poems use an ABCB rhyming structure, meaning that the second and fourth lines of the quatrain rhyme while the first and the third do not. As an example of her methods, the poem "This was a Poet - It is That" displays Dickinson's use of slant rhyming and an ABCB structure. The first quatrain of the poem employs a perfect rhyme: "This was a Poet - It is That/Distills amazing sense/From ordinary Meanings-/And Attar so immense" (Dickinson, 644) True to the ABCB rhyming structure, the last words of the second and fourth lines, "sense" and "immense" respectively, rhyme perfectly.
“It's discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.”(Noel Coward) F. Scott Fitzgerald's book “The Great Gatsby” shows themes of lies and deceit throughout the book.Many characters lie to the ones they love while also tricking them into believing things that are not necessarily true. With these themes in mind, it would be logical to change the title of this book to “Secrets, Secrets are no fun.” Many quotes throughout the book supports the changing of the title. One of the first instances where a supporting quote of lies and deceit can be seen in the story is, in a scene where Tom and Myrtle are discussing daisy. On page 33 Catherine says, “ It’s really his wife that’s keeping them apart. She’s a Catholic, and they don’t believe in divorce.” This elaborate lie is told with ease from Tom so Myrtle believes that it is ok for them to continue with their affair.
Rhetorical Analysis A Designing Mind is an article that was written by Rosanna Warren. This text was written to prove that the poems of Robert Frost said a lot more than what the surface suggests. This author goes into in-depth detail about each poem that she included giving the reader facts about his life and breaked down each poem. The author starts out by telling the reader how Robert Frost told several times that his poems were more “designing” than what people thought the author then looks at some of his poems like Nothing Gold Can Stay, The Oven Bird, A Designing Mind, as well as others. Some may say that poetry is a dying language and that it is hard to understand however Rosanna Warren proves otherwise and explains each poem to where almost anyone could understand.
In this essay, I will be talking about Christina Rossetti 's poem Goblin Market. Goblin market is Rossetti 's best known poem that contains many themes like the idea of the forbidden fruit, sisterhood, gothic, prostitution, gender roles and sexuality. Goblin Market was originally known as a moral fairytale for children. But researchers disregarded it as a children 's fairytale because of its misleading form and they focused on its real core, which was recognized throughout the poem by the persistent "merchant men" calls and actions towards Laura and Lizzie. Although Goblin Market internal audience is indeed "the little ones" to whom Laura tells her story, it is important to remember that the poem 's first known public audience was not children but adults.