What is your favorite winter song? What does the song try to tell you? The song Baby its Cold Outside is an amazing song in which the writer does an outstanding job describing how lovers want to spend as much time together as they can during the winter. The writer of the song uses several literary devices to portray their theme. The theme may change for another person depending on their opinion. The theme is what you think the song is trying to say, its message. For example, the writer of Baby its Cold Outside, whom is unknown, uses dialogue, metaphors, imagery, tone, similes, setting, understatement and repetitions. Other songs have different devices and a different theme.
During the 1830s, the Great Depression took over America’s brightness and joy, shattering the American spirit. Citizens searched for a light to help people get their lives back together. During this searching, they found Seabiscuit to bring them hope. Seabiscuit is a racing horse that received the right trainer and rider to make him a legend. Seabiscuit’s story is beautifully portrayed in Laura Hillenbrand’s book, Seabiscuit. Hillenbrand uses literary and language devices to help the audience envision Seabiscuit’s race against his biggest rival, War Admiral. Imagery, diction, and simile are some devices used to make this race stand out.
Zora Neale Hurston’s book, “The Gilded Six-Bits” is an important piece of literature due to its impact on the world during the Harlem Renaissance era. It is considered a brilliant piece of modernist literature due to Hurston staying true to her background and roots as a black woman from the south, in which segregation was still a huge issue. The reason why it is considered a piece of modernist literature is because she wasn’t afraid to write in the black vernacular which was considered uneducated as blacks were progressing in arts, literature, and the music was alive. The story is filled with many different themes and issues that people can relate to such as money, deceit, and for people who have a big heart forgiveness and reconciliation.
One of the main themes of this story is that sacrifice. The narrator of this story is not given a name but he is fourteen year old. The narrator has a major crush on a women- seventeen year old, Sheila Mant. The narrator finally, and I say finally, asks Sheila on a date via the narrator’s boat. Then the narrator is in a pickle, he catches the biggest bass he ever caught. He has to choose over Sheila on the bass. What does he choose? Sheila of course but towards the end of the story he regrets that decision. Just throughout the story W.D. Wetherel uses many specific imagery. Imagery is a way of writing that the author gives you visual descriptive writing or figurative language. One quote that stood out to me was “There would be other Sheila Mant’s in life, other fish, and though I came close once or twice, it was these secrets, hidden tuggings in the night that claimed me, and I never made that mistake again.”(41) This quote has a lot of meaning in this story
Miller incorporates strong diction to illuminate Proctors speaking style throughout the play. Diction is defined as the authors word choice. The diction helps build the speakers emotions
The Glass Castle written by Jeannette Walls is story that revolves around a family that faces the hardships of a low class life, constant frustration, and hopelessness. I believe this story is centralized by the title of the book. “The glass castle” throughout the book is a dream, it is dream to Jeanette and her whole family, it represents a better life in a better place. Jeannette Walls centralizes her writing based on diction, the writer specifically chose unique words to show her experiences and emotions, this helps readers interpret the story from the writer's point of view.
Literary devices are used by an author to enhance a story. These devices can help to make a piece more descriptive, complex and thrilling. Literary devices can also help the reader further understand the text. Conflict, characterization, and imagery are exemplary examples of literary devices used by authors.
Barbara Kingsolver does a wonderful job with incorporating literary devices into her novel. These literary devices help the reader to experience the words written on the page and it allows the reader to think that they are actually living the story. One major literary device that Kingsolver uses throughout the book to show her ideas to the reader is imagery. “Her dark hair is tied in a ragged lace handkerchief, and her curved jawbone is lit with large, false-pearl earrings, as if these headlamps from another world might show the way.” (pg 5) When I hear these words, I am able to paint a picture inside of my head of Orleana Price. I am able to imagine what she looks like and this imagery provides the reader with direct characterization of
The author wrote this story to inform the reader of the life of Louis Zamperini, while also telling the story in an entertaining way. Hillenbrand demonstrated the main idea throughout the book by using rhetorical devices such as diction, syntax, imagery, and tone. Hillenbrand’s use of these rhetorical devices contribute to the book Unbroken by emphasizing the main character, Louis “Louie” Zamperini’s, life before, during, and after becoming a prisoner of war.
“The Thousand Dreams of Stellavista” is a work of science fiction by JG Ballard. This short story takes place in Vermilion Sands and it stars a lawyer by the name of Howard Talbot, who is buying a house with his wife, Fay. In the end, Howard is affected by the ghost of Miles Vanden Starr and is practically killed by the house, but even then he decides to remain there in order to one day meet Gloria Tremayne. JG Ballard uses several different literary techniques throughout the story, including diction, syntax, and . Just by using any of these techniques once changed the course of the story.
Laurie Anderson’s historical fiction book, Fever 1793, takes place in Philadelphia during the 1700s. This book mentions about a girl and her family living during the Yellow Fever epidemic. Throughout the story Mattie loses and gains family members while they are trying to protect her. Mattie goes through one of the worst epidemics in the history of Philadelphia, and her family tries to take care of her during it. Anderson uses description and imagery in the story to portray the theme, family is always trying to protect each other.
Diction is used in this short story through the different stories that each character tells to better explain certain situations. For example, after the two women found the dead canary it reminded Mrs. Peter of the boy who killed her cat when she was a young girl. This story gives better insight to the women as to why Minnie may have killed Mr. Wright. This is just one of a few instances of diction used in this short story to represent the main
In the short story “Marigolds” by Eugenia W. Collier, Lizabeth is an African-American girl going through the struggles of poverty during the Great depression. I take that Eugenia Collier uses “Marigolds” to express her challenges as an African-American teenager during the 1950s. Her biased writing is portrayed in the story when Lizabeth can mostly only remember “…dust—the brown crumbly dust of late summer…” representing the poverty of the town she lived in, making her feel surrounded by it.
In the short story “Marigolds”, by Eugenia Collier the main character, Lizabeth, tells about her life as a 14 year old girl living through the Great Depression. Lizabeth lived in a poor neighborhood and struggled to find ways to fill her time. In the story the things Lizabeth did revolved around an elder lady, Miss Lottie and her marigolds. Lizabeth would throw pebbles at Miss Lottie’s marigolds with her brother because she felt as the marigolds were too beautiful to belong. The short story explains how Lizabeth tried to find herself and the troubles she went through as a teenager.
A similar sacrifice of a relationship occurs between the two most prominent female characters: protagonist Harriet and her mother, Dorothy, who is most prominent prior to the birth of Ben. The Lovatt’s, but primarily Dorothy’s daughter and her sister Sarah, exploit her inherent sympathy and care and objectify her. Angela, another sister, takes pride in that “the two other sisters took up all of Dorothy” (32). The quantitative presentation of Dorothy in this statement, in a manner that compares her to a mechanical tool, represents the burdens carried by Harriet’s surroundings; burdens to which she is blind, due to her cognitive dissonance. Nevertheless, similarly to the relationship with David, it is possible that for Harriet, Dorothy truly