In The Grauballe Man, the notions of a man’s barbaric actions are associated with the contemporary events happening between the borders of Northern Ireland and the South of England. The poem evokes flashes of darkness from the medieval era as Heaney goes through the anatomy of the preserved corpse laying before him. “The chin is a visor raised above the vent” provides an image of a knight’s visor and is used to describe the unnatural shape of the head caused by a vicious action. The hair of the Grauballe Man is describes as
‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’ (hitherto Anthem) is a poem written by Wilfred Owen on September 1917. Anthem is a poem about the soldiers passing away in a foreign country and left a big grief to the family left behind in home country. “Suicide in Trenches” (hitherto Suicide) is a poem written by Wilfred Sassoon on 1918. about young man killing him self suffering the war. Both poets are noted by writing the poems during world war 1.
In the short story The Sniper, Liam O’Flaherty recounts a story of an Irish sniper fighting for the republican army during the Irish Civil War. He wrote this short story based on his experience with time at war. Liam o’flaherty illustrates how war can reduce the value of family and human lives, betrayal, and suspense. In this essay I will be discussing these major themes as well as comparing this story to books such as The Odyssey and others containing similar themes. This essay also will discuss how suspense is used in Liam O’Flaherty’s The Sniper.
In Liam O’Flaherty’s The Sniper, the main character, a sniper, is in the middle of a civil war in Dublin, Ireland. It is his assigned duty to assassinate anyone on the the other side of the war, no matter who they are. This creates a huge conflict, considering that the sniper ends up killing his brother. This supports the central theme that war is cruel, and this can be supported by the craft elements of the dialogue used and the setting of the story.
Besides, the sharing information between the character and the reader creates the effect to the reader’s perception when they investigate the case with Helen. According to the style, he might want the reader to feel the way he feels, to recognize what he has been through, and to create us the shocking feeling that he eventually does not meet his biological mother as he plans. Furthermore, a hesitation he creates by using dots to make a suspense actually build and intensify our feeling to become a witness of the story, and the doubt of what lies ahead of him makes the story enthralling and
The comic, Charley’s War, was written by Pat Mills and the illustrations were done by Joe Colquhoun. Charley’s War was published by the Battle Picture Weekly from 1979 to 1985. The comic is based around the perspective of a young soldier who is fighting for his country during the ominous times of World War I. The author assumes that the readers already have prior knowledge of warfare and how society is dealing the nightmare-fuel event. One characteristic that was greatly emphasized during the comic was the colour scheme.
The poems, “To Lucasta, on Going to the Wars” by Richard Lovelace, “The Charge of the Light Brigade” by Alfred Tennyson, “Dulce et Decorum Est” by Wilfred Owen, and “The Song of the Mud” by Mary Borden, are all concerned with war. However, each poem has a distinct representation of it. While the two authors, Tennyson and Lovelace, glorify war by portraying it as honorable and worthwhile, Borden and Owen view war as a destruction of mankind and show their indignation and censure of war by depicting it as vile and gruesome in their poems. This essay will examine and compare the diction and tone of each poem to understand how they influence each poem’s underlying theme on war.
In Class Essay Jonathan Swift, a British Irish writer, played a very significant role in speaking out against the British government. He wrote multiple literary pieces and essays, like “A Modest Proposal”, to show support for his fellow Irish men by criticizing the British rule. Swift, in his essay, “A Modest Proposal” exposes the British government’s atrocious rule of the Irish people by using situational irony and critical language. Satire and irony is a very important part of Swift’s essay, as it is a tool used to deliver his idea of how the aggressive British control is causing the Irish to suffer by drawing attention towards his own shocking proposals.
In many novels, plays, and anything of literature, comes many themes. One of these themes being triumphing over adversity, which is apparent in Life of Pi, Hamlet, and The Great Gatsby. When adversity arises, people are faced with a decision to make. Every novel just listed contains many examples of this theme, as in Pi’s fight for survival out at sea and survives, and in Hamlet when Hamlet’s father is murdered and the ghost of his father tells him to seek revenge on his father’s killer, Claudius, which in the end Hamlet achieves by proving Claudius’s guilt in Act 3, during the play. Lastly, in The Great Gatsby an example of this theme would be Gatsby’s haunting past, so he works and becomes wealthy so that he can be what she really wants.
Edgar Allan Poe’s use of literary devices to show the how fear of the characters in his stories are both helpful and harmful to them. Poe shows how the fears and obsessions of the narrators in his tales either lead to their inevitable death, or their miraculous survival. Edgar Allan Poe uses many literary devices in his texts, such as symbols, ironies, and figurative language, to show the strange and distorted ways of the characters, and the repercussion of their fears and obsessions. In Poe’s stories, a literary device he uses frequently throughout his stories, are symbols.
This type of suspense also causes the reader to “have to” keep reading. A few pages later, the author creates suspense again when Sorrento says “sit down Wade.” Even though they have his home wired with explosives, he still logs out. The author again drops off and waits at least half a page until he makes the bomb go off. Once again, the reader has to think “was he bluffing or not” and makes the reader continue to read when suddenly, bang, there 's your
Metaphors are commonly used throughout the text, whether malouf used it to emphasise certain gruesome aspects of war, or to express the mourning of a character over a friend lost in the battle lines. Imagery plays a major role in conveying various aspects within the storyline, particularly through the duration of Jim’s life at war. Particularly within the chapters following Jim entering the battle lines, Malouf applies hyperbole in his writing as an emphasis strategy, for the readers to be overwhelmed and have a detestation towards the concept of war. Malouf, using all of these literary techniques, and created a disheartening tale of a man’s journey through
“The Sniper” by Liam O’Flaherty is a historical fiction story following the events of the Irish Civil War. The main character is a sniper for the Republicans. In the story, he is forced to kill three people but afterward it says he is disgusted with himself. In this story Liam O’Flaherty supports the theme of violence will change people for the worse by using descriptive phrases and the character’s inner thoughts. The biggest problem in the story is how the sniper has to kill his enemies.
In the passage given from "we were the Molaneys (1996)" the creator Gorge Carol Oates's use of literary technique include imagery, syntax, Mullaney, and symbolism to characterize the speaker of the nove Mulvaney as an intelligent and responsible 12-year-old. one way that Oates is able to try this is, by the way, Judd's world and entirely disclosing his thoughts. Another way is by the way syntax is being used to think to himself and by his own nature. In the first lines of the passage, it is apprehension that Oats is using imagery to convey the purpose of his writing.
Liam O'Flaherty uses similes to enhance the story “The Sniper” by creating mental images and connecting the reader’s experiences to quotes in the story. In the beginning of the story, a civil war between the Free Staters and the Republicans is taking place. A Republican sniper is resting on a roof at night time, and looks over the streets of Dublin.