Imagine living in a town that experiences horrific, ongoing natural disasters all the time. This issue is a perennial time loop that the citizens of Tangerine County along with Paul Fisher the protagonist in the novel, Tangerine written by Edward Bloor experiences constantly. Paul Fisher’s life is being uncontrollable risked everytime he goes to the unorganized Windsor Middle School. He doesn 't know when lightning will strike or when the ground will fall right out from under him. He has to be circumspect of the natural incidents around him and his evil brother Erik with his “Erik Fisher Football Dream” disease.
In the story August Heat by W.F. Harvey suspense was used throughout the story to give the reader the ability to ask questions and once the reader goes on with the story he/she gets the answer. In better ways Harvey gives off suspense throughout the story and gives the reader a reason to keep reading to find out what is going to happen next. “Suspense is the uncertainty or anxiety you feel about what will happen next.”(Source 1, p.90) Suspense is a great way to get any person to keep on reading the writing piece or keep watching the film. Along with suspense W.F. Harvey uses foreshadowing suggesting that the main character has something coming he or her way. In August Heat Harvey begins with holding in information from the reader and then goes onto using foreshadowing until the suspense is finally gone.
One way that the authors raise suspense in the book is through dialogue. Examples of this in the text are, “ ‘Watch your tongue or I’ll slice it out’ “ (Collier & Collier, 50) and “Finally he said, ‘I don’t believe you’ “ (Collier & Collier, 51). As these examples are read by the reader, they feel a shift of mood in the moment; one of suspense and heightened tension. The heightened tension and suspense can give the reader a rush of excitement. This rush of excitement is what makes them come back for more, to find out what happens next.
Did you know that authors use many different literary devices to tell a story? A literary device is a technique writers use to make their stories unique and interesting. Literary devices like simile, metaphor, suspense, personification, allusion, irony, foreshadowing, and imagery are used in lots of stories. In the short story ¨The Most Dangerous Game”, Richard Connell uses literary devices such as suspense and simile to help the reader gain a clear understanding of the story. In this essay, I will provide two examples of literary devices used throughout Richard Connell’s short story. I believe that the literary devices that are used in ¨The Most Dangerous Game¨ are effective; here's why.
Suspense, the state of tension, anxiety, and uncertainty, like waiting for an outcome that comes very slow. Authors usually create suspense by using story elements. In the story “The Monkeys Paw” by W.W. Jacobs, he uses story elements such as foreshadowing, conflict, and surprise ending.
“I didn’t move. Instead, I took out the Beta Capsule and held the small metal cylinder in the palm of my avatar 's hand. Sorrento had tried to kill me.” (339) In this passage, Wade, the protagonist, decides that the antagonist has had enough of power and kills in the real world and OASIS. Wade then shows courage even when he should be doing different things, namely entering the third gate before he is killed. Wade shows a lot of courage throughout the story through suspense.
1. A man falling asleep, pondering aimlessly at midnight. A sudden knocking is hear from his door that startles him. He whispers to himself that it is simply a late visitor, not anything else in order to keep himself from being scared. 2. The man recalls that this happened in December. He explains
The book I read was Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. This novel is about a thirteen-year-old boy named Brian Robeson, (narrates the story), who crashes in a Canadian forest while trying to visit his dad for the summer. Gary Paulsen created a great adventure with great change and development in the character, Brian and his surroundings. Brain has internal and external struggles before, during, and after him being stranded in Canadian wilderness. This Drama and Adventure story has many different characters, settings, problems, and main events as well as a clear resolution and theme.
“Good fiction creates empathy. A novel takes you somewhere and asks you to look through the eyes of another person, to live another life”. (Barbara Kingsolver) Fiction is an imaginary thing or event, postulated for the purposes of argument or explanation as defined by Dictionary.com. There are many literary devices that writers incorporate into their works. The main reason literary devices are used is to connect with the reader. When we read, we want to truly enjoy what is written we need to become a part of the story. And literary devices help us to better see and feel the storyline. A good storyline captures all of our senses, these devices draw the reader in, paint a picture, heighten the senses, and pull at us emotionally. Throughout Nathaniel Hawthorne's short story The Birthmark, some of the key literary devices used were irony symbol and theme.
“The Story Of An Hour” uses Literary Devices. Literary Devices are specific language techniques which writers use to create text that is dear, interesting, and memorably. The literary devices in “The Story Of An Hour” are Irony, Symbolism, Imagery, and Allegory.
Suspense. It's what makes us sit on the edge of our seats at movies, or has us biting our nails as we read. It’s the backbone behind any classic horror film where the babysitter keeps getting unknown phone calls about checking the children and she asks the police to trace the call only to get a call back saying it's coming from upstairs. Suspense is used in literature to give off a feeling of uncertainty. In W.F. Harvey’s story “August Heat”, he writes about our protagonist James and how he meets a bizarre character named Mr.Atkinson who he feels is an unnatural person and feels uneasy with him. Later when he is invited to stay the night, Harvey finished the story off with James saying he will “be gone in less than an
Suspense is an integral part of storytelling. Without suspense, certain stories would not create their intended effect. Edgar Allen Poe wrote many books and poems, which were all under a gothic theme. His writings were very dark and mysterious, and they all contained suspense. Poe’s novel “The Tell-Tale Heart” and his poem “The Raven” contain suspense, which is created through point-of-view, irony, and diction.
There is always something that bothers us in life, whether it’s others or even our own conscious. In “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe, the narrator has a difficult time following through with his cruel acts because a part of him knows it’s truly wrong. Throughout the story, his crimes bring more tension between him and the old man. Suspense is created with his every move, leaving readers hanging on the edge of their seats. In “The Tell-Tale Heart”, Poe builds suspense by using symbolism, inner thinking, and revealing information to the reader that a character doesn’t know about.
Literary devices are what makes up any work. Every author has to incorporate their style into their work so that they can give the reader an idea on how to feel. It is manipulation actually, they use positive and negative reinforcement in their words to affect the readers judgement. In The Inferno by Dante Alighieri uses symbolism and diction to help the reader comprehend his work.