“Blackberry-Picking,” by Seamus Heaney uses diction and imagery to convey a deep understanding of blackberry picking. Heaney’s passionate diction and detailed imagery allows the readers to understand the blackberry picking experience. Heaney uses passionate diction when describing the berries. The line “You ate the first one and its flesh was sweet,” reveals an appreciation the speaker has for the berry picking once he eats the first one. The line “We trekked and picked until the cans were full,” reveals how important picking berries was to the speaker; the word “trekked” reveals that they traveled far to get the berries.
In the poem "Blackberry-Picking," Seamus Heaney uses metaphor, imagery and juxtaposition in order to convey the description and deeper meaning of his experience picking blackberries. First, Heaney uses metaphors in order to describe his excitement of seeing the ripe berries. He states, "At first, just one, a glossy purple clot." He states that the blackberries look like a clot in order to convey the one thing he has been waiting for the whole season. He uses the word glossy in order to emphasize that this berry is important and almost to satisfy his anticipation.
Mark Twain’s idea of captivity is slavery and keeping Huckleberry Finn in the the standards of civilization. Slavery and racism is a major concept discussed throughout the novel using the character Jim. Jim is a slave that decides to run away so that he can free his family; the place he is running away from, the town which he is held captive, is keeping Jim captive. In Huckleberry Finn the author says,"Well, I b 'lieve you, Huck. I—I RUN OFF" (37).
A specific scene that he used irony in was when Huck was helping Jim escape from slavery, yet Huck judged Jim for wanting to free the rest of his family which is ironic. Twain’s use of irony in this passage connects to the theme of slavery in the book and makes the reader recognize the
The poem " Blackberries" by Yusef Komunyakaa recounts the narrative of a boy who gradually loses his purity. While gathering blackberries in the woods his hands are covered by the juices from the blackberries as he picks them. The young care free boy secures a feeling of happiness from this physical work and considers it to be noteworthy work. Be that as it may, as will see this sort of noteworthiness is lost. This poem passes on the account of the acknowledgment of a lost youth.
Carroll successfully captivates his audience through the use of poetic devices in the poem 'Jabberwocky '. Poets use poetic devices as tools to enhance meaning, create rhythm, or to set a specific mood or emotion (Wilson, n.d). 'Jabberwocky ', consisting of seven stanzas, contains a predominant ABAB end rhyme scheme, with the exception of the occasional internal rhyme, meaning the rhyme occurs within a single line. "He left it dead, and with its head, ' in this case it is the words 'dead ' and 'head '. Carroll incorporates rhyme to set a flowing rhythm to entice audiences when recited.
Galway Kinnell’s “Blackberry Eating” is an excellent example of how sound enhances poetry. Kinnell’s outstanding use of repeated alliterations gives the poem a different feel than many other poems. The constant use of soft sounds, interrupted quickly by a few hard sounds develops the feeling that Kinnell wanted me to feel. The repetitive use of certain words slows the reader down to allow them to cherish the poem, and the blackberries longer. The alliterations of this poem greatly increase its overall effect.
The poem “Blackberry Eating” by Galway Kinnell, Its fourteen-line length demonstrates that “Blackberry Eating” is an unrhymed, free-verse sonnet. The strict sonnet forms specify definite patterns of meter and rhyme but can also be interpreted on the basis of spirit and passion. The poem’s first eight lines, serve as an introduction of the theme, developing the theme in the direction of the sensory experience of blackberry eating. Also true to form, the poem’s last six lines, introduce a new development or application of the proposition, where words are substituted for berries as sensory objects. This flow are sonnet like.
In an excerpt from her novel We Were the Mulvaneys, Joyce Carol Oates uses disorganized syntax, detailed imagery, and repetition to characterize the speaker, Judd Mulvaney, as a young, curious boy, coming-of-age and suddenly aware of his maturity and of the realities of life. In the excerpt, Oates uses disorganized and unusual syntax to display the enormity of Judd’s revelation, thus alluding to his sudden awareness and depicting him as a young boy shocked by the brevity of life. As Judd comes to terms with the fact that one day he will die, he becomes disturbed by the reality that death is inevitable and his heart rate quickens. He interrupts his sentence to describe its rhythm: “ONEtwothree ONEtwothree!”. The sudden irregularity of his sentence and disruption of the natural flow of the piece conveys the chaos and distress Judd is experiencing as he digests his revelation.
He notices the “light is mostly drained,” the railing is “pretty damn rotted,” and the leaves are dry and yellow. These are all pessimistic and dismal observations to make about nature. These observations only reflect and coincide with his thoughts and feelings towards death. In We Were the Mulvaneys, Joyce Carol Oates uses depressing tones, repetition, specific punctuation, and dismal imagery to emphasize the narrator’s thoughts and feelings about death. These literary devices not only help to do so, but they help to draw out the anxiousness Judd Mulvaney experiences.