Her use of imagery paints a picture for the readers which ultimately helps to make learning the writing process easier. For example, when she says “the critics would be sitting on my shoulders, commenting like cartoon characters”, this creates a humorous and memorable image of shoulder sized critics (Lamott 469). This step in the process is unusual from what other authors say, yet it’s interesting which engages the reader. Lamott also uses similes and metaphors throughout the essay to explain what it is like for most struggling writers. She states “we all often feel like we are pulling teeth” when it comes to constructing and composing a piece of work (Lamott 468).
She says, “If you are not truthful to the world about you and what you are, your art will stink of falsenesses”(154). Mme. C calls upon Jason to reveal Eliot Bolivar to the world. She means for him to realize that, unless he finds the strength and the courage to shed his developed false image, his poetry, the thing he cherishes most, the figurative encapsulation of Jason, will inevitably lose its value. His falseness, in a sense, plagues the beautiful realities of his poems, which are symbols for Jason’s self.
Capote uses this choice of words to establish a setting and paint a picture in the reader's mind of what Capote truly wants them to see and to expand on the grim and dismal mood that the readers feel throughout the entire passage. He uses many tone words like, slapped, pruned, stamped, cursing, and numbed as tone words to shift the mood of the reader to the depressing mood that Capote intends for the readers to feel and to help provide vivid imagery for the readers. These words are used to help Capote and help the readers understand what is happening in the passage with detail and with a unique perspective. In conclusion, Truman Capote effectively uses rhetorical devices such as metaphor, imagery, and diction to contribute to the shift from the third section of In Cold Blood to the fourth and final section and to pride a grim and dismal mood for the readers throughout this entire passage.
In the poem, he speaks about racism in the law, as well as how you are treated in society depends on your skin color. The poem is not good to read only because of its subject, however. The use of repetition and symbolism in “Blink Your Eyes” adds more depth to the poem, and highlights the societal issues that the author and others of his race have felt. Use of repetition in poetry directs the reader 's attention to that word or phrase, as Sundiata does in “Blink Your Eyes.” Along with how the stanzas are formed, the repetition used sets a pace to the poem.
The tone helps the reader build the characters life story, and how they feel at a certain time. Sometimes the author may put figurative language to portray what the character is feeling, and sometime if the text is extravagant, it may cause the reader to feel the same way, such as this quote, “One more stab to the heart, one more reason to hate. One less reason to live.” (page 109). This is such a powerful emotion of hatred toward something that is very sad, such as when Eliezer lost his father.
Furthermore, his belief was focused that one needs to participate in negative emotions to relieve the pain that he or she feels. Edgar Allan Poe creates a character in desperate need of aid in “The Fall of the House of Usher,” utilizing an aspect of art: music, to try and relieve Roderick of the pain he is dealing with a the solution to his suffering, but does not provide permanent relief. Art in “The Fall of the House of Usher” is structured to have Roderick arouse feelings of cheerfulness as he listens to music. For instance, his mental state was abnormal based on the narrator 's initial description, “He suffered much from a morbid acuteness of the senses; the most insipid food was alone endurable...could wear only garments of certain texture... flowers were oppressive...tortured by a faint light...and these from stringed instruments, which did not inspire him with horror” (Poe 164).
Poe uses very complex syntax in many of his short stories and poems. He also uses irony and vivid imagery in order to convey a series of eerie truths that have resonated in the hearts of millions of readers. Poe uses great examples of situational, dramatic, and verbal irony in The Cask of Amontillado, Annabel Lee, and Tell-Tale Heart. His sentence structure tends to be long, flowy and intricate in the beginning “ Hereafter, perhaps, some intellect may be found which will reduce my phantasm to the common-place — some intellect more calm, more logical, and far less excitable than my own, which will perceive, in the circumstances I detail with awe, nothing more than an ordinary succession of very natural causes and effects.” (The Black Cat p.1).
The poem “My Love for You is so Embarrassingly” by Todd Boss is a poem about love and the whirlwind of feelings you get when experiencing it. In this poem, Boss uses many figures of speech in order to put ourselves in his shoes and help us better understand what love is to him. The title may cause confusion; why would love be so embarrassing? Throughout the poem he uses several metaphors ultimately explaining it.
Luis J. Rodriguez Essay In the poem, “‘Race’ Politics,” Luis J. Rodriguez it is about the author and his brother crossing over the border from Watts to Southgate. Southgate is a all white all american community that treats the two brothers as lesser because of their different race and where they had come from. The purpose of this poem is to use syntax, connotation, and imagery to help enhance the writing for the readers. There are many different uses of imagery used in this poem.
An exploration of the intertextual connections between John Donne’s 17th Century metaphysical poetry and Margaret Edson’s metatextual drama, W;t (1995) accentuates their distinctive contexts. Influenced by the social, political and religious upheavals of the 17th Century, Donne’s poetry is a passionate celebration of the transcendental nature of spirituality, through which personal redemption can be achieved in the confrontation with one’s mortality. In her application of Donne’s contextual ideals, Edson subverts the postmodernist dynamic by asserting the impossibility for academic elitism in attaining personal salvation, as represented by the play’s titular semicolon alluding to the witty style of metaphysical poetry and Donne’s contextual preoccupation with the afterlife. Transcending
Literature often leaves readers vulnerable to the thoughts and feelings that the author wants them to experience. The usual responses –joy, sadness, fear, anger, and surprise– are ever-present in works of poetry and prose, but it is more of a rarity to see literature that is written purposefully to link the familiar with the strange. Tim O’Brien’s book, The Things They Carried, is an example of this very notion. As a collection of several short stories written in 1990, O’Brien’s work of literature highlights several concepts of weird yet recognizable moments specifically in “Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong”. This short narrative is centered around a narrator retelling a story told by an unreliable Vietnam War medic named Rat Kiley.
In “Introduction to Poetry” Billy Collins uses the poet’s point of view to describe how poetry should and should not be analyzed. The poem’s imagery conveys how poetry is an art to be enjoyed, but academic settings create animosity towards poetry. The title refers to the scholastic setting of an English class focused on breaking down the elements of poetry. The poem describes how poetry students miss the excitement of the senses because they are required to examine and interpret poems according to stringent rules.