In “Half-Walls Between Us,” and “Body Farm” both Greg Smith and Maria Said, the authors, of the two stories write vivid descriptions to describe their surroundings and events. In addition, being descriptive in their story helps the audience be able to imagine what the author is writing about. Moreover, imagery helps the readers feel like they are standing where the author’ writing is referring to.
Symbolism is a way to enhance the reader's comprehension on the message they are trying to give. Symbolism acts as webbing between theme and story. Its able to cause the reader to have a visual representation of a certain concept. This is what Ayn Rand was able to articulately do. This literary element was able to help distinguish anthem to truly be apart of the dystopian genre.
Literary devices are used by an author to enhance a story. These devices can help to make a piece more descriptive, complex and thrilling. Literary devices can also help the reader further understand the text. Conflict, characterization, and imagery are exemplary examples of literary devices used by authors.
Alcoholism is a significant problem in American society. About 20 million people in the United States abuse alcohol and out of that number, around 10 million are addicted to alcohol and considered an alcoholic ("Alcoholism" 1). In The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, Jeannette's father, Rex, shows signs of being an alcoholic. His disease puts a lot of strain on the family and relationships within the family and eventually, Jeannette's father dies from heart failure, a common disease caused by alcoholism. Rex Walls can be identified as an alcoholic father by most of the six identifiers of an alcoholic from the American Addiction Center.
In the story “A Christmas Memory” by Truman Capote, imagery is used to create an image in your mind by appealing to your five senses. Imagery is often used to describe the setting of the story and to give you an idea of what is going on. Capote shows many examples of imagery throughout the story to make you understand the importance of his memory. The use of imagery helps create the mood by making the story real and bringing you in what Capote saw.
An outcast is a term typically used to describe a person that isn't widely accepted by normal members of society. In the story The Catcher in the Rye, main character Holden Caulfield struggles with being a normal, functioning member of society. In fact, he often rejects being one by his own device. Holden rejects many social norms, including things like trying not to mature, not adapting to any social situation and watching other people doing things while he doesn't, and just his overall awkward nature. He does most definitely not succeed in his rebellion towards society.
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.
Throughout “The Great Game”, the author Caroline Alexander, uses many descriptive and attentive words and pictures to express the appreciative, but thoughtful tone. Alexander has thought about and researched this topic very in depth and is proving that through her tone by giving extra research to prove how much she values this material. She uses heaps of background information such as: “The cult of British athleticism, on the other hand, was about playing games” (Alexander 662), to lead up to her argument of how war is a sport. Alexander is also very appreciative of what the soldiers have done for their country and is not taking them for granted for the work and blood they have sacrificed.
“Online Learning: The Ruin of Education” was written on March 22, 2012 by Alexander Spring a sophomore student at Tufts University at the time. He wrote the article for the Huffington Post Teen. Spring is a cognitive and brain science major with a minor in economics. He also is a pre-med student, and writes for the Tufts Daily and Huffington Post rather regularly.
In the written text trash by Andy Mulligan at the beginning of the text a character that changed was Rat. The author wants to reveal to us how rat started from having no family to having family and being loved.
As the narrator begins their story to set the scene, they lay it out with visual imagery to express emotional distance. He describes to the listener,
The author uses quite a bit of imagery to give the reader a truer feel of what it must have felt like to be there. For example, the picture he paints of Eric is so detailed that the reader easily feels as if they know him. In chapter two, ”Rebels”, he describes Eric’s character by saying “He smoked, he drank, he dated. He got invited to parties. He got high. He worked his look hard: military chic hair – short and spiked with plenty of product – plus black T-shirts and baggy cargo pants”(Cullen.
Reading assignment number three is important because of the rapid growth in technology. The reading assignment touches on the subject of using visual imagery and learning how to properly analyze what we have seen. Analyzed properly a picture can tell the viewer many things. Visual imagery is becoming a more progressive.
When people write they can intentionally or unintentionally use rhetorical modes to communicate their message. Two such essayists who make use of rhetorical modes include Frederick Douglass in his essay “Learning to Read and Write” and E.B. White in his essay “Once More to the Lake”. Douglass describes his struggle as a child slave and how literacy helped him and hurt him on his path to freedom. White reminisces about the past and his trips to the lake while on a trip with his son. While he looks fondly on memories of the past the looming presence of the present and future are very prominent throughout his essay. Their expert use of narration assists the telling of their stories and how they view their past experiences.
“When the wind blows, some build walls while others build windmills.” This quote was incorporated to demonstrate the different emotions and reactions people have towards change. Change can be both negative and positive and while some people embrace it, others are frightened by it. In collection 3, it can be inferred that many of the stories such as, The Metamorphosis, Life After People, The Starry Night, and The Lord of the Flies, show how change can negatively affect someone 's life, a groups lives, or in extreme cases, the world.