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They greeted one another and exchanged bits of gossip” (Jackson, 92). The citizen don’t seem to understand the horror of what they are gathering for. They are telling jokes and gossiping about others as if they don’t know that one of them could possibly be killed in a matter of minutes. In “The Hunger Games” the feeling that the citizens present is very different, “People file in silently and sign in…Family members line up around the perimeter, holding tightly to one another’s hands…they will break down and weep.” (Collins, 16-17). These people are scared they know what is coming, it goes on to say “he reads the list of past District 12 victors.
“A Short Guide to Imagery, Symbolism, and Figurative Language Imagery” describes imagery as “a writer or speaker’s use of words or figures of speech to create a vivid mental picture or physical sensation”(Clark). In the short story, “The Story of an Hour,” Kate Chopin uses nature imagery to portray the journey of emotions that Mrs. Mallard experiences
To briefly state, the storyline begins with a seemingly innocent start with a mother attempts into persuading her son to visit her beloved state of Tennessee instead of the trip to Florida. Yet furthering into the story the reader begins to notice how the grandmother carries herself and abides by the way she believes a good woman should dress and act. Thus furthering on into the plot the reader becomes aware of an underlying sense of foreshadowing when the grandmother leads the family to the wrong plantation and ultimately they end up confronting the misfit himself. The reader is able to feel this foreshadowing by the grandmother belief in being a lady to be moral, the actions of the grandmother to keep her safe from the misfit, and the way
Different Types of Loss Great writers can impact a reader’s emotion. Short stories like “Gwilan’s Harp” by Ursula K. Le Guin, “The Washwoman” by Isaac Singer, and “The Last Leaf” by O. Henry influences the reader’s emotions due to the loss the characters of each story experience. In “Gwilan’s Harp,” Gwilan loses not only her husband, but also things that she cherishes the most. However, even if Gwilan did lose some of the things that she loves, she later learns to appreciate other things in her life. Also, in “The Washwoman,” the author reveals a loss of a faithful and persevering servant and friend.
He is shaken by their meeting at first but then finds himself considering her ideas about nature and the other fireman, and he begins to think about straying from his society’s ideals. Montag does not fully accept Clarisse at first, saying to her “You think too many things” (9). Montag becomes uneasy because it is the first time his conformist way of thinking and his obedient actions have been challenged. At the end of their first interaction, Clarisse asks whether he is happy or not. After being caught off guard by her question, he hastily responds that he was happy with his life, and afterward thinks that the question was meaningless and silly.
Literary devices can be used to develop stories. In “The Lottery,” written by Shirley Jackson, many literary devices are utilized to help build the characters and plot. “The Lottery,” takes place in a small village where they host an annual “lottery.” This ‘lottery,” is used to pick one person who would ultimately be stoned to their death for the exchange of corn for their family. To create the story Jackson puts many literary devices to use, for example you can find literary devices such as irony, symbolism, characterization, and theme. Irony is the expressions of one’s meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect.
This example shows mood because it gives an extra feeling to Tessie which makes you think of her as special. This is how she uses foreshadowing to create a dark, scary feeling. The setting is used to set the mood by either being dark or bright to create a mysterious or peaceful environment. In Jackson’s story, “The Lottery” she uses setting to create a very misleading story. She writes “The morning of June 27th was clear and sunny, with the fresh warmth of a full-summer day: the flowers were blossoming profusely and the grass as richly green”
The story opened with such an auspicious scene to begin a lottery day, with the sky "was clear and sunny" , "the flowers were blossoming", children were flocking into groups, relishing the freedom of summer, men were talking about "tractors and taxes" with their wives adjacent to them (Jackson). Despite the dreadful upcoming event, the opening scene pointed out the uncanny placid of the village and effectively proved that people living in this village, they became inure to the lottery. There is a detail explaining why people get used to this unbelievable custom, which is the
She does this in order to make them a more interesting read. Angelou was challenged by her publisher to turn an autobiography into fiction, and thus she began writing her life with literary elements put into it (Walker 77). She recreates herself in childhood form in order to “reclaim the horror of childhood sexual abuse from statistical anonymity” (Henke 243). Angelou uses repetition and mirroring in Singin’ and Swingin’ and Gettin’ Merry like Christmas to show similarities in her young life to her adult life, such as leaving her son with her mother like her own mother did to her. She also uses capitalization to show importance.