Leon Rooke shares the quality of love in his short story, “A Bolt of White Cloth”. Rooke shows that love has the ability to produce the greatest happiness in the lives of people, but hardships must follow in order to achieve this love. Love comes in many forms as it is an emotion that can be expressed differently varying from person to person. Rooke uses magical realism by introducing an Eastern stranger that sells white cloth with magical qualities. The price, however, is love.
The writer puts this effect on the reader to stimulate senses of idea or emotion. The poem is also called “Oranges” so it shows how the poem really is a symbolization of hope. The words orange and fire are good connotations that helps create effect in the poem because it shows how these are symbols that stimulate emotions from the poem. Soto uses metaphor as a literary device when he says, quote, “I peeled my orange that was so bright against the gray of December”, meaning that the description of the oranges intense, “bright” color in contrast to the wintery “gray” of the landscape brings all the focus onto the orange in the speaker’s hands. Soto uses another metaphor when he says, quote, “That, from some distance, someone might have thought I was making a fire In my hands”.
“Famous” is humble because the author changed the meaning of famous to not be exclusive towards certain groups of people. It is appreciative because the poem recognizes ordinary things that are famous to one another because of their function. “Famous” uses sensory details to draw the readers into a world where everything is recognized for its functions. For example, the bent photograph is famous to the one who carries it. Small things similar to this aren't noticed because of its appearance.
Paterson also argues that we usually justify our lies to escape punishment, avoid disapproval, or to spare someone’s feelings. At the same time that I believe it is acceptable to lie to spare someone’s feelings, I agree that those small fibs help society function. According to Paterson, “white lies are the oil for the machinery of daily life.” In other words, those little white lies comfort us. White lies are reassuring and make us feel secure, so we accept them. Although Paterson does not say so directly, she apparently acknowledges that for the right reason, white lies are fine.
German Romantics believed strongly in the nature of religion (not Catholicism), but the importance of believing in something that attracts you closer to a higher entity. Personal faith and religion was considered helpful for individuals who wanted to live a humble and graceful life. German Romantics also felt strongly about the aesthetics of life and the nature of all things; how they looked, how the simplest things could be the most beautiful. The mutual desire was to leave their viewers in awe, experiencing a sense of emotion that could not be put into words; an example of this would be the painting “Wanderer Above a Sea of Mist and Fog” by Casper David Friedrich. This painting is quite extraordinary, as it touches many bases and can leave any viewer wondering what the artists message is.
I chose to write about Jim Germaux’s Parallel Play because it evokes beauty in a unique way using pattern, line, and color Germaux’s Parallel Play exemplifies beauty through eye-catching pattern. Each piece of this collection uses an arrangement of circles in a manner that is organized and yet spontaneous. The location of each circle is unpredictable, but the way the Germaux arranges the circles in his painting, side-by-side in no particular order, creates a sense of movement and playfulness that is attractive to the viewer’s eye. The viewer is drawn in by the mass quantity of these circles and is then challenged to look upon the spontaneity of the arrangement, and to try to find familiar patterns within. Germaux is making the viewer move his or her eyes over the circle pattern in several directions creating a commotion that pulls the viewer into the composition in such an effective way that is beautiful.
The writer keeps the reader hooked by using vivid imagery within the writing set up with eye-catching pictures of the beautiful flower arrangements aside it. The sources of the article are simple, as they are interviews of the florist Lewis Miller alongside references to pictures taken by people witnessing these Flower Flashes. The only agenda that could be feasibly present within the article is the idea to spread happiness and beauty, which is something that many articles that one may find on the internet would usually not do. Due to the kindness of what Miller is doing, the author heavily appreciates the aesthetic beauty of it, but those who may be against these Flower Flashes may say that it causes obstruction to normal commutes or that it causes a mess. In contrast to this potential argument, Miller and his team makes an effort to recycle all the flowers used in these arrangements as to not be a nuisance to the already raucous New York City.
In my opinion, happiness is such a natural feeling that it cannot be exactly defined, but only experienced, and therefore is different and personal for everyone. There are multiple definitions that vary from person to person. I disagreed with more than just the main points presented, but with the some of the evidence and how it was conveyed. The section about genetics while interesting, seemed too long and off topic from the main point of the excerpt which was to define happiness. Genetics do not define happiness, but explains the limits to a person’s happiness.
In the next extract “lay down one’s arms” can be understood either as ‘lay down one’s upper limbs’ or ‘lay down one’s weapon and surrender.’ Along with the word “legs” used in the verse, it deepens the tragic effect of the poem. 10) The aesthetic function. The aesthetic function mainly represents a language’s ability to create a sense of beauty among the readers. The rhythm of the poem, it is harmony, onomatopoeic and colorful words, figures of comparison and hyperbole can make the language more vivid and more beautiful; thus the readers can attain a feeling of amusement even when reading the advertising slogan. For instance, puns in the advertisements can create a sense of beauty in the readers like the other rhetoric language form.