Snow serves as a symbol of the love the couple once shared together. The narrator explains the night of the “big snow”, “Remember the night, out on the lawn, knee-deep in snow, chins pointed to the sky as the wind whirled down all that whiteness?” (108) which is a symbol of the climax of the love and happiness shared between the two lovers. However, the narrator uses the idea of snow once again, “just a few dots of white, no field of snow” (109) to contrast the previous image. The few dots of white symbolize the absence or dwindling of love and affection that was once shared in the house the narrator passes by. Similarly to how snow falls and then eventually melts away, the love that grew within the couple eventually melted away as well.
As I was heading down the steep hill, I crashed into my brother and we started descending down at least 20 feet, he got mad at me but I laughed it off because the both of us didn’t get hurt. I got up and starting gliding through the snow, it feels like I’ve never gone that fast on land. The wind was rushing past my face while I was sliding and turning. My experience snowboarding was one of the most fun things I’ve ever done. In the middle of the run there was a fork in the snow, it either lead to a black diamond run or a blue run.
The novel contains very good separation, initiation, and return phases which did not reflect the conventional monomyth archetype. The separation phase involves Brian noticing his environment as well as how the temperature was changing, and because of that, Brian no longer felt the sense of security that he had before. The initiation phase involves Brian Preparing himself for different challenges. for instance, Brian felt that his survival was being threatened by a bear, so he is decided to take matters into his own hands and attempt to fabricate a much larger and more powerful version of his bow. The return phase sees Brian discover two parallel mysterious straight lines in the snow.
When Sutter and Aimee are going to a party, he notices that she is wearing a huge purple coat. The author writes, “Still, it’s not nearly cold enough for the kind of jacket Aimee’s sporting. It's huge, down filled purple monster that makes her look like a giant billiard ball.”(p.g 121) The author successfully employs the use of symbolism by using the coat to represent Aimee’s character of being shy and insecure. Coats are used for keeping warm in the cold. Hence, when Aimee has it on, she is protected from all the bad influences around her.
“Slush is frozen over. People say that winter lasts forever, but it’s because they obsess over the thermometer. North in the mountains, the maple syrup is trickling. Brave geese punch through the thin ice left on the lake. Underground, pale seeds roll over in their sleep.
In a relaxed manner, I walked over and, with my newfound bravery, opened the door, with a smile of confidence spread wide across her face. As the soft, fluffy snow touched my face, my eyes met those of a large figure covered in snow. Despite that thick layer of snow and the darkness of the night, I was able to distinguish one plain thing: those are the brightest pair of glaring blue eyes and the most gruesome scar I have ever
Rick felt the cold on his skin and the little snowflakes on his cheeks, burning like fire when they rested on his face, and the cold air next to his ears that let him feel that his head must have been already like ice. But Rick had to manage it to arrive in this little village. It wasn’t a long way anymore down with his sled and he held Roy more tight in his arms, so he couldn’t fall off the sled. Rick remembered the lucky memory of his first sledging again and how happy he had felt and how happy he felt now, sharing this moment with somebody else and glad, that the worse memory about his crash with the sled wouldn’t come true. And this memory didn’t come true.
I think the setting is important because it reveals Starkfield as a cold place where hardship is greatly experienced. Winter, causing hardships, is the main source of struggle that the characters face. Whenever winter seems to be at an end it gives the characters false hope when spring and summer pass by extremely fast without any memory of it. Winter causes difficulty for
The line “years of winter splintered my throat” could be either this sense of isolation being a bystander to all these people’s conversations or the literal winter causes calls to mess up and damages the actual pole. The next stanza that follows this one is interesting because life seems to return to it. The humming is the constant use of the telephone poles. It finds people and allows for them to connect back with one another.
Perseverance is something that we all struggle to maintain throughout our journey in life. One way in which our heavier themes of life are explored is through the use of poetry. Two poems that explore perseverance are: “The Red Palm”, by Gary Soto and “The Onset”, by Robert Fost. Soto’s poem is about a cotton field worker who works tirelessly to provide food and shelter for his family. Fost’s poem is about being in the woods during the snowy winter, not accomplishing as much as he would have wanted in life, and the change of the season to spring where he watched the snow turn into a stream of water.
As I a sat in my chair, in front of the nursing home, looking at the pretty slushy snow on the ground, I think of how my life could have been different, I could have had working legs, a working body, I could have not accepted all those people who said that they were my friends then left. Then, I hear three different voices approaching me. I get so excited, and forgetting all of my problem, I think: Maybe they are here to volunteer or to take me out for a walk. Just as I finish my thought I feel a freezing wet ball hit my face and just as I scream I feel another freezing chile slithering down my body. “Aaaahhhh,” I try my best to scream, but it only comes out as a squeal.
(Rollins, Nelson 6) “Running here and there all around the square”, can make me think of two situations. One that it is extraordinarily fun to play in the snow. It can also make me go into deeper thought and relate that quote to how on Christmas you are always going to so many different places at practically the same times. Whether it is picturing a snow man gleefully running around, or picturing yourself just having fun; the authors have successfully delivered his message of
have you ever thought about the past? it could be from when you were 4 to 4 minutes ago? Snowboarding in Snowshoe West Virginia One day my family and me took a trip to Snowshoe West virginia. when we got there we all got our snowboard and helmet and warm clothes. when we started skiing I could see the soft fresh snow in the early morning after snowing all night, I could also see the the hard but yet soft skis and snowboards as i zoomed by everyone in my way.
The air was crisp and cold. The autumn leaves crunched under my feet. This was the day that my adventure began. I walked down the meager road that ran through the heart of my city, and I shook, both from nerves and a lack of suitable clothes. It was only October but there was already snow on the ground.
I now have to drive myself to various appointments such as getting my hair cut or going to the dentist. Keeping my eye on the gas meter was another aspect that was new to me. Worst of all was winter. Almost every morning I would look outside and see a small mound of snow blanketing my car, or ice crystallized on the windshield. I would bundle up and put on thick gloves, but the piercing cold still managed to seep through as I tirelessly cleared the snow and ice.