One of the many ways that the author, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., used to create the tone and mood was his usage of many literary elements. The first one is diction, the writer 's choice of words. In the text, the author uses diction to help ease our understanding of the story. The diction he uses helps bring a lot of the characters to life, and help the readers understand in even more depth, the events that are taking place
Stories often reveal deep truths about human lives, truths that can only be found by looking beyond the words plainly written on a page. In order to both tell the story and deliver deeper messages, authors strategically combine various literary elements to make up their writing. A prime example of thoroughly embedded literary elements is found in a novel written by Cormac McCarthy. This novel, The Road, contains an abundance of characterization, setting, and symbolism in particular. When analyzed, these elements provide yet another layer of meaning to any piece of writing.
Andrew Davidson uses several rhetorical strategies throughout “Following my accident...,” an excerpt from The Gargoyle. These add great amounts of emotional depth, AND SOMETHING ELSE. In the opening paragraph, Davidson describes the doctor’s incisions to release a “secret inner being”(line 4), a “thing of engorged flesh”(6). This introduces a divide between the narrator, and his body; establishing it as it’s own entity. Personification is continued throughout the excerpt, such as when the narrator’s immune system is said to “[stagger] under [...] strain”(12), and when his “body’s defences [...] just barely [function]”(15).
Later on, when he became a writer, he used his warped past to make meaningful pieces of literature that are still and will continue to be, treasured. Overall Poe uses the stylistic elements such as vivid imagery and verbal and dramatic irony to help the reader better understand
Both Sherman Alexie and Francine Prose utilize various rhetorical strategies throughout their essays to captivate their audience. However, Alexie and Prose present and use these rhetorical strategies in different ways. Prose’s essay contains different components of literary devices than Alexie’s essay. For example, one of the rhetorical methods Prose uses is to take on a certain identity to build her credibility and to strengthen her argument. While Alexie also takes on an identity to fortify his argument, it is a completely different identity than Prose.
Symbolism is used in many stories, novels, and essays. It is an extraordinary addition to make a story interesting. The use of symbols in stories make the most significant ideas strike out as well as make the reader have distinctive ideas of what actually is trying to be said. Symbolism makes the reader think critically about what the author wants us as the readers to transmit. In “Paul’s Case,” there are some examples of the use of symbolism.
Different cultures, differents communications but as well different emotions, background and history. Those are just a couple of examples of what intercultural communication can consist of and of what it can be driven by. The book A Stranger Among Us is a book written by several authors, where the stories are from different cultural backgrounds. The stories go from politics, to economy, but as well history and medicine for examples. All these stories are as simple as they can be, but the main idea is about the cultures in each stories and what these cultures can create as an misunderstanding in communication.
O’Brien had used many literary devices in his book, especially rhetorical devices which are important for how and what he writes, but, the meaning of them is the most important. Even each line in the quote has a different meaning. “Stories are for joining the past to the future.” In my opinion, O’Brien means that by telling, reading, or hearing stories can make someone connect their past
This section of the novel was powerful because it connected all of literature’s history. Instead of viewing literature as a mass collection of novels, it can now be viewed as one story. By viewing literature as one story “you begin to pick up on some of these other elements, these parallels and analogies, however, you’ll find your understanding of the novel deepens and becomes more meaningful, more complex” (Foster 31). Consequentially, literary works are based on other literary works which solidify their eternal connection. Reading a novel about novels is a hidden pleasure that many people, especially within the English community, indulge in.
Elliot simply used these allusions to tell his own story, sometimes giving new meanings to quotes, or adding emphasis to new words or phrases. Often, these references had to be understood themselves for a reader to truly know what was being said in one of Elliot’s works. One such work that contains so many references to past writers and works, is “The Love Story of J. Alfred Prufrock”. The story of Prufrock is an intriguing one dominated by allusions and many references to earlier works of literature that Elliot himself read, and applied to a story of a modern man. The love song is actually a poem, but one of the meanings of love song, is a poem.