4.) The above quote from Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton is but one of the numerous examples of exemplary figurative language that the author uses to help the reader visualize Ethan’s longing to spend the rest of his days with Mattie. The works of Edith Wharton are known by their descriptive, yet simplistic prose and structure. As such, Ethan Frome contains several forms of literary devices and techniques that enhance both the dialogue and imagery contained within. The first of these is the inclusion of what is known as a frame narrative, or a story within a story.
Elliot simply used these allusions to tell his own story, sometimes giving new meanings to quotes, or adding emphasis to new words or phrases. Often, these references had to be understood themselves for a reader to truly know what was being said in one of Elliot’s works. One such work that contains so many references to past writers and works, is “The Love Story of J. Alfred Prufrock”. The story of Prufrock is an intriguing one dominated by allusions and many references to earlier works of literature that Elliot himself read, and applied to a story of a modern man. The love song is actually a poem, but one of the meanings of love song, is a poem.
Tension can add to or make issues. In the novel “The Boy Who Dared,” and the novel “The Devil’s Arithmetic,” there are many differences and similarities in tension between both stories. Both stories have flashbacks in them. We see how Chaya flashes back to the future, and back to the past in time. We also see how in “The Boy Who Dared” the novel is written were we would see Helmuth’s past, and what's happening to Helmuth in the present.
The eye belongs to a living human, yet with the narrator 's uneasiness, he finds a way to not only get rid of the eye, but the old man as well. Throughout the entire story, the author was able to incorporate description, symbolism, and inner thought, to build suspense. To start off, Edgar Allan Poe used an abundant amount of inner thought, which was able to build suspense when reading. Inner thought is often used to reveal what the characters are thinking during certain parts of the story. In “The Tell Tale Heart”, what the author does is incorporate a first person point of view.
Setting in a novel, poem, or drama is one of the most important literary techniques. Contrary to what some people think, setting is not just a place where events of a plot take place. In essence, setting is much more complex which is sub-categorized into three elements: • Time • Location • Duration Time refers to the period in which a story takes place. A story can take place in near past, distant past, present, future, and so on. Location is the space in which a story takes place.
There was foreshadowing in the book and what Richard Adams would do he would put a quote in the beginning of each chapter that gives a hint on what will happen later in the chapter. Richard Adams used these literary devices especially similes because different authors prefer different writings style and depending what literary devices you use reflects
Since the beginning of literature, authors have discussed many themes and life truths through their writing, and though they may be separated by centuries of cultural evolution, many of the characters created by these authors share a common theme. Likewise, the novel Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya, the novella The House On Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros, and the play A Midsummer’s Night Dream by William Shakespeare are very different stories, yet they also share a common theme. The three of the texts share the common theme of “When people ambitiously pursue their goals, they can be blinded from seeing the reality around them and make illogical decisions.” In the novel Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya, the main character, Antonio, cannot
The concept of the Hero’s journey is arguable a popular storyline for many stories ranging from Epic of Gilgamesh to modern day Harry Potter and is frequently seen in other literature and media illustrating that the concept of hero and a hero’s journey is not a new one however is still very prominent today. According the Campbell, "The first work of the hero is to retreat from the world scene of secondary effects to those causal zones of the psyche where the difficulties really reside, and there to clarify the difficulties, eradicate them in his own case”. While Gilgamesh does not have the proper morals to be a hero, his story does follow the hero’s journey and is still being told because the values are still relatable and compelling
The novel The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien holds many different literary elements and lenses. These different elements throughout the story are incredibly important giving us different descriptions and information to help understand the novel more. Each one of the elements such as, theme, character, conflict, and motif will be explained helping you understand the novel that much more. Theme is the first element, and one of the most important elements to describe an understanding of the novel.
In any work of fiction, there is bound to be a character who undergoes major changes in his personality and tries to fulfill his/her inner potential. Often times, as is the case with many of these novels, main characters in works like these mirror the inner thoughts and aspirations of the authors, giving anecdotal evidence and experiences via personal storytelling. Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger explores this theme via a first-person narrative, carefully crafting and weaving stories and small details to invite the reader to sympathize in Holden Caulfield’s experience. Although critics often “complain of the novel’s pedestrian content,” in reality, personal storytelling and integrating themes into dialect is different from pedestrian, uninteresting content because of the nuances embedded within the text (Roemer 5). In his first description of Allie, although the passage is just a “pedestrian” description, the sheer difficulty of opening up and exploring themes subtly comes up via Salinger’s syntax, diction, and tone of the passage.