Every kid probably ever raised in the 21st century has heard the phrase “life's not always fair”. If by some weird phenomenon you haven't heard that, then you’ve surely heard the expression “sometimes bad things happen to good people”. Pitts simply rephrases that famous quote in his article Sometimes, The Earth Is Cruel. Every person will probably experience this feeling at least at some degree in their lives. No nation on this planet, however, has ever experienced it like the people of Haiti.
In the poem, To a Mouse, Robert Burns states, “The best laid schemes of mice and men/ Go often askew/ And leave us nothing but grief and pain” (Burns). Burns wrote about an incident where he accidentally ruined a mouse’s home while plowing a field. During the early 1900s, the Great Depression, one of the biggest economic slumps in the history of the United States, was taking place. It resulted in many people being unemployed, lonely, and stuck in poverty. In the story, George and Lennie move around looking for work on farms, so that they can one day use their money to buy a house on their own. Unfortunately, Lennie often makes mistakes causing them to leave a job early before making their money. At one farm, they meet a man named Candy who
Throughout life, we all go through rough moments where we think all is lost. However, we as humans always grow from these experiences and turn into beings with a new awakening and understanding of the world. In a passage from The Crossing by Cormac McCarthy, the narrator describes a striking ordeal, in which a man is coping with the death of a she-wolf. Despite the cause of death being left ambiguous, this dramatic experience has a vivid effect on the main character—causing him to change and grow into a new man by the end of the passage. McCarthy uses eloquent and expressive diction to create imagery which gives the reader an understanding of the narrator’s experience, supplemented by spiritual references as well as setting changes, elucidating the deep sadness and wonder felt by the protagonist.
A pair of song that has mentioned above includes the two super hits from the first half of the 20th century. “Blue yodel” is series of thirteen different songs that were written and composed by the Jimmie Rodger in from 1927 to 1933. The first song of the blue yodel series was “T for Texas” that had gave rise to the music history with the vibrant vocal sounds as a part of almost every type of composition. While the second song is “black snake moan” was for the second time recorded by the Blind Lemon Jefferson in 1927 portraying a complaining attitude of singer in a short conversational way.
Throughout the novel, the author Edward Bloor uses literary devices such as similes to make the readers visualize the descriptive situations in the story. These similes describe to the reader how different occurrences relate to other actions, objects, or living things.
As Abby tells of his many endeavors down the canyon stream, he personifies the canyon and describes it as if it were a person. This helps to establish many emotions within the essay because when the canyon becomes damaged, and when the dam gets built the audience can feel hurt and empathize with Glen Canyon. The personification of the canyon is apparent in many different instances
The effective use of literary elements are crucial to enhance the understand of readers and provide them with the suspense that the author intends to create by reading the story.
In the first chapter, Orleanna maps out all the major events that will occur throughout the book. Most notably, the “glide of snake belly” is an allusion to a notorious green mamba biting and killing Ruth May (5). Her death provides Orleanna with the strength to leave the Congo and is of enough importance to be addressed in the first paragraph. Orleanna then references the destruction of Kilanga in Judges by a “single-file army of ants” (5). This was the climax of the novel and a major turning point for most characters.
The author Truman Capote’s tones in “In Cold Blood” are earnest and malicious. The thesis of the story is that the killers, Dick and Perry did not care about the Clutters. They did their job, and now they do not seem to be worried, Perry just a little bit AND Mr. Helm of course, but other than that Dick does not care about what they did.
In his book, In Cold Blood, Truman Capote utilizes several rhetorical devices and strategies in pages 246-248 in order to establish a theme for the fourth section of the book, The Corner, and in order to properly end the third section, The Answer. Capote uses metaphor, diction, and tone shift in order to provide a comparison for Dick and Perry, to most effectively transition into the last section of the book, and to establish a grim and dismal mood.
He goes on to say his “duty, plainly, was to kill the snake,” this being supported by his initial intentions to only kill an animal he was “obliged to kill.” In addition, using the point of view to provide intuition further instills the man’s justification of duty over personal values. When the man “reflected that there were children, dogs, horses at the ranch, as well as men and women lightly shod,” he feels a natural obligation to protect them, even if it went against his values. Towards the end, the man acknowledges if he had followed his moral value the outcome would’ve been significantly different, for both the man and the snake. Additionally, the man states he “did not cut off the rattles for a trophy,” expressing his guilt for killing the snake and depicting that the act of killing was more like a duty rather than a sport to him.
In “The Black Veil” by Nathaniel Hawthorne and “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” by Jonathan Edwards both have a similar yet different style of writing and delivery.however Edwards gave more detail to make to his sermon which made it more effective than Hawthorne were his was of an inference to the theme. Edwards and Hawthorne diction was archaic, the themes of the texts was that everyone is a sinner whether a black veil is upon a face or hanging from the hand of God.
At least once in their life, people make a decision, and grow to eventually regret what they have done and reflect on what could have been done instead. In the passage “The Rattler” the speaker recalls the time when he crosses paths with a snake and has to debate whether to kill the snake. The author invites the reader to feel empathy for the man and sympathy for the snake using the point of view of the man, attitude of the snake, and descriptions of the setting.
He(the character) had internal conflict and external because he had found out something tragic that he will not forgive his father for what he had done in the past. The was some foreshadowing in the beginning so then they started to explain what have happen to that man hat have died. That would have gave the read some emotion to the story or thinking of the story of what they will be talking about or giving more info to answer the questions that the read had. “I wanted movement and not a clam course of existence. I wanted excitement and danger and the change to sacrifice myself for myself a superabundance of energy which found no outlet in our life.”-Leo Tolstoy “rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth. I sat at a table where were rich food and wine in abundance, an obsequious, but sincerity and truth were;and i went away hungry from the inhospitable board. The hospitality was as cold as ices.”- Henry David Thoreau “For children are innocent and love justice, while most of us are wicked and prefer mercy.”-G.K. Chesterton “but we little know until tried how much of the uncontrollable there is us, using across glacier and torrents, and up dangerous height, let the judgment forbid as it may.”-John Muir.
Writing techniques are used to develop the characters along with the theme. Similes and comparisons are used on multiple occasions throughout the