In the short story, “Wine on the Desert” by Max Brand, the author uses several literary devices to foreshadow the death of the main character, Durante, at the end of the story. To foreshadow an event is to subtly warn or indicate the reader of an upcoming event. One device used to assist in the foreshadowing was repetition. At the beginning of the story, Durante’s friend, Tony, explains what the death of a starving man would be like. He states “When you die of thirst you always die just one way. First you tear off our shirt, then you break your nails in the sand. You tear the flesh off the tips of your fingers, to the bone,” (Brand, p.105). Tony’s description of his father’s death foreshadows Durante’s death because it illustrates the type
Owen’s strong connection to his faith – partially from his parents – causes him to assume that he is an instrument of God, and given that he receives messages and visions into his future, along with the fact that his whole life is set up to accomplish one task, he is correct in assuming so. Owen is regarded as a spiritual figure in the first few pages of this book.
Jonathan Edwards uses several types of writing skills to persuade his audience of God’s intentions. His use of figurative language, analogies, imagery, and repetition all emphasize Edwards’s views. He uses fear, anger, and apathy to appeal to the audience in attempt to warn his audience of God’s intentions.
“Hatchet” does a better job of telling the story, than “A cry in the wilds” . I believe this because it show’s more imagery and a better understanding of foreshadowing, rather than just showing us a picture. For example, imagery in the book, Brian described the kiss of his mother and the secret kissing. According to the text, the book showed imagery by saying , “he widened the hole with his finger and looked inside. Just an egg. It had a dark yellow yolk and not so much to bite as he thought there would be. Just an egg. Food. Just an egg he had to eat. Raw. For another example, the book also foreshadowed, “and he kicked out as hard as he could, and threw the hatchet at the sound, a noise coming from his throat. But the hatchet missed, sailed
“She don’t know nothin. It was me that taught the girl letters” NightJohn by Gary Paulsen. A girl name Sarny got taken away from her mother when she was born into slavery. Mammy was the one who raised all the young ones, so mammy raised her for the years. Then a man named John came and was there for teaching her to read and write. Sarny got caught one day and Waller thought it was mammy, and mammy almost got punished for Sarny drawing the word “bag” in the dirt. John wanted to leave to do something but came back to start a school. No matter what happens fight for what you think is right. John kept teaching Sarny to read even though he got punished for it. Sarny kept learning even though she could get punished if she got caught. Sarny kept writing and got caught and punished for it.
Figurative language is sometimes used to make events have certain moods such as happiness, sadness, mystery, and suspense. The book focuses on a deadly virus that is highly contagious and is very oppressive. The virus had originated from the central rainforests of Africa, then had suddenly appeared in Germany. The book describes how Charles Monet bled out from the disease in the Nairobi Hospital waiting room, how monkeys contributed to spreading the disease, the effects the virus has on the body, and how the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, or USAMRIID tested the virus on monkeys and tried to find a cure for the virus. In The Hot Zone, by Richard Preston, the author uses figurative language such as foreshadowing
If the war can destroy a nation what can a war in the mind do? Gene and Finny two boys at Devon School in the novel A Separate Peace by John Knowles are thrill-seeking and competitive. Jealousy can kill a man who can not control his desires. Gene and Finny are tearing each other apart from the inside out. The biggest danger to Gene and Finny’s relationship is not the war or school, it is the boys themselves. They both have strong personalities and different traits, when they collide it is like a bull and a ram similar beings but who will overpower who? They are both very competitive and become easily jealous of each other. They put themselves in dangerous situations and in following get hurt more often. Finny’s Persona is very
The Things They Carried, written by Tim O’Brien, focuses on the author’s experiences in the Vietnam war. This book confronts the truth about death and the wave of agony that hits after the fact. The story highlights the ways that Tim and his fellow soldiers find ways to cope with the immense amount of pain that comes with war. Throughout the book, Tim O’Brien explores the power of storytelling and how it allows those who are physically dead to remain alive in the memories of other.
Throughout our history the belief in a higher being has been a common practice. There have been many versions of these beliefs and it is understandable why. When a person believes in a superior force it helps them be motivated. In Homer’s The Odyssey you see humans blaming their problems and crediting their success to the gods. Throughout The Odyssey there are instances where it was beneficial for Odysseus and others to believe in gods and goddesses to explain the unexplainable and guide them through life’s journey.
In Flannery O’Connor’s short stories, “A good man is hard to find” and “Good country people”, O’Connor utilizes multiple stylistic elements in her writing to create a complex and compelling plot line. These elements, such as moments of growing tension and resolve or relying on faith when a character experiences extreme fear, are key components that add direction and meaning to both of her short stories. Other examples such as headstrong females, like the grandmother from “A good man is hard to find” and Joy/Hulga from “Good country people”, shows how two different types of women can still have dignity despite their own faults. In short, Flannery O’Connor utilizes multiple stylistic elements in her short stories to create a meaningful and compelling tale of people from the south.
The writer of the Gospel of Mark, John Mark, used many different literary devices while writing. His use of foreshadowing throughout his Gospel created interesting comparisons between the Old Testaments, as well as through his own Gospel. Foreshadowing is a premonition or warning that will eventually come true. Through the foreshadowing of the Old Testament and New Testament, Jesus fulfilled the prophecies made by prophets such as Elijah and John the Baptists, and directly shows the features that the Old Testament prophecies sought .
“The Sniper” is a short story by Liam O'Flaherty, the message is that there are no winners in war. The story is about a young soldier fighting in the war and is determined to do whatever it takes to win the war. At the end he thinks he wins because he shoots the enemy. The enemy turns to be his brother questioning if he really won this war. Throughout the story the author shows that even though you win there is always a downside to winning. The author shows this by using literary devices in this short story such as situational irony, foreshadowing, and dramatic irony.
Cortazar uses foreshadowing within Cyclades to create a tense atmosphere that contributes to the themes obsession and primal nature. Morand is reflecting on the relationship between Somoza and Teresa when he says “it was the first time in almost two years that Morand had heard him mention Teresa, as if until that moment she had been somehow dead to him.” (Cortazar 34) The use of the word “dead” foreshadows the eventual demise of Somoza and the implied sacrifice of Teresa. Morand automatically thinks of death when Somoza mentions Teresa, instead of any other way to describe Somoza’s acknowledgement of Teresa. Foreshadowing is also used when Morand tells Teresa to visit Somoza and him: “But even more strange was to ask oneself why, at the last
The play “I And You,” covered some deep topics. It examined the fragility of life and how easily any of us could affect the lives of another. The importance of getting to know another person, sharing thoughts, connections, dreams and ideas. The play was interjected with various lines and stanzas from a Walt Whitman poem, “Song of Myself.” The lines from the poem seemed to comment on the events on the play. Sometimes being used as a foreshadowing tool. The commentary of the changes in meaning of the words “I” and “you” are hints of the changes in their “I and you” and they become “one” and “we.”
John Steinbeck portrays symbolism within each page of this adventure. Pieces from Steinbeck’s writing can be traced back to earlier in the book; the novelist uses foreshadowing as a constructor of suspense. “…the narrow pool…the deep green of the pool…”(Steinbeck, 1 and 99). This citation signifies the start and conclusion