The fact that they had similar goals and somewhat similar experiences led them to use some similar poetic and rhetorical devices. For example, both Clifton and Sojourner use the rhetorical strategy of appealing to ethos. Sojourner’s speech is full of ethos. She repeatedly pointed out the immorality of slavery and the contradictions between how women were “supposed to be” treated and how she was treated. This is also somewhat the case in Clifton’s poem.
War photography has the power to imprint a strong image in the reader’s mind as it captures images from an unimaginable world full of violence, fear and sometimes beauty. Henri Huet, a famous war photographer known for his work in Vietnam War captured a proportionally excellent and appealing photograph during a horrendous operation to illustrate the same blurriness between ugliness and beauty. Both the novel by Tim O’Brien and the photograph by Henri Huet elucidate that besides war’s savage environment, there are also scenes in the nature’s beauty that appeal to eye and look “beautiful” The photograph named “Vietnam War Paratroopers Rain” by Henri Huet captures a platoon of soldiers who are carrying their weapons above their heads as they are crossing a river during a rainy weather. The rain adds a blurry effect to the photograph that helps to create the illusion of beauty. Misled by the illusion, the viewer’s attention
As a result, Nigeria became an attractive spot for Christian missionaries. The first Methodist Church was established by Thomas Freeman in Abeokuta a village at that point in Western Nigeria. Several religions coexisted in Nigeria, helping to accentuate regional and ethnic distinctions. All religions represented in Nigeria were practiced in every major city in 1990. Majority of religious denomination depends on the region you are in the country.
Bambara’s short story is full of taboo language, indicative of the colloquial speech style she seeks to represent among Sylvia and her friends. Taboo words like “Shit”, “damn” and “ass” all make multiple appearances in the story. Although this sort of language is not limited to the characteristics of AAE, it situates the African American childhood in their socially disadvantaged environment, where the inhibition level of using taboo vocabulary is at a minimum and the language is, in fact, that which is considered inappropriate in other social
Title Your Essay Former president Abraham Lincoln acknowledges the horrors of the battle at Gettysburg in his speech, the Gettysburg Address, as a gain in American freedoms rather than a defeat. Lincoln’s purpose was to inform American citizens that the war was not to be remembered for it’s body count but rather for the effect it had on American society. He writes in a sentimental tone as to catch the attention about the great outcomes of the war throughout every American citizen. The Gettysburg Address was written from emotion using artful diction and a complex syntax. Lincoln initiates his speech by alluding to other great writings in American history that show that America has and will be a great nation even if they struggle at times.
• "On Being Brought from Africa to America," Wheatley applauds the leniency of God for singling her out for recovery. Such a significant number of on the planet don't know God or Christ. The word "benighted" is an intriguing one: it signifies "overtaken by night or darkness" or "being in a condition of good or scholarly haziness.” She likewise utilizes the expression "mercy brought me" and the title "on being brought" - deftly down-playing the savagery of the capturing of a tyke and the voyage on a slave transport, in order to not appear a perilous pundit of subjugation, but rather in the meantime crediting not the slave exchange, but rather (divine) kindness with the demonstration. This could be perused as denying the ability to those people who seized her and subjected her to the voyage and to her consequent deal and accommodation. She credits "mercy" with her voyage - yet in addition to her instruction in Christianity.
Her nose was slightly pointed and she was proud. Her thin lips were ever a source of pride. To her way of thinking all these things set her aside from Negros,” (16, 140). Despite being black, Mrs. Turner has a negative view of darker African Americans, showing that the hatred towards other is a learned aspect in people’s lives and can even effect those in the same
In Black men and Public Space, Staples uses his diction to come off as sarcastic, to add humor to his text. Hsiang, on the other hand, uses her word choice to demonstrate the fear and pessimism her race endures everyday. Although their diction used is a difference, the other difference is who their intended audiences were to be. For Staples, his targeted audience was geared towards young women who are afraid of black males. The audience he preferred to write this for was gender based, to make these young women who are frightened by him aware of unconscious prejudice and racism.
“In Their Eyes Were Watching God, the novel is a brilliant study of black folk and their language, their stories, and their mannerisms. All of this works symbolically as a measure of the characters ' integrity and freedom, which in turn demonstrates a contrast to the image of the carefree, ‘happy darky’ that prevailed in the fiction of many American novelists” ("Zora Neale Hurston." Notable Black American Women). In the novel, Hurston explores the gender roles of African American women during this time period. It follow the story of a young lady named Janie, who was struggling to fit in the world.
World War I is a well-known historical event, which resulted in immense casualties and distress in the early 20th century. The war paved the way for significant political changes to occur, and entirely reshaped the European map. Propaganda of the war was published once veterans and families were comfortable enough to share their experiences subsequent to the drastic war. Erich Maria Remarque 's All Quiet on the Western Front and Otto Dix 's "Transporting the Wounded in Houthulst Forest" and "War Triptych," portray the notion that war dehumanizes its soldiers and strips them of their identities. Remarque demonstrates this idea by telling solemn stories about soldiers in the war, while Dix renders graphic images of the horrors of war.
War is integral to the text, and aspects of it are explored extensively by Malouf. The poisonous manner in which patriotism drives unsuited young men to war is conveyed via perspective and contrast. Contrast of imagery conveys the overall nature of war, in its hierarchy and ugliness. Finally, language techniques such as emotive language and negative connotations are utilized to explore the gruelling conditions of war, and the emotional toll it takes. Malouf’s text conveys much about the horrendous nature of war and the phenomena surrounding it, via a variety of narrative and language
One way to learn about life as a soldier is to take a deeper look, behind the red, white and blue and the cheers of victory. Crane gives us a deeper look, through his amazing characters. Henry Fleming 's, blinded from the true horrors of war enlisted, in hopes of glory from his fellow peers. As hours transformed to days, Henry 's fantasized life as a soldier shattered,
Of course anyone can have ashy knees, but from my personal experience with african-american friends, they tend to have ashier skin than white people. This mindset of the author further proves my thesis statement. The author could possibly mean that by her skin “betraying” her, possibly she is a victim of racism and believes she does not receive equal opportunity. So, not only does her own personal negativity limit her, but other’s negativity affects her as well. By the author including line seven, she also provides the reader with imagery, another literary device used to help paint a mental
The importance on minority art is essential in allowing expression amongst artists who feel trapped or brought down by a society that condemns them due to their race. For Du Bois, there was a great importance in bringing to light the “color line” that separates African American and European American. Bu Bois had a bohemian mentality and truly believed that the world would one day be filled with Beauty, freedom and virtue and while it is a noble notion, the only thing that he felt was holding this ideal future back was the racial inequality that is still quite present to this day. Du Bois is under the impression that all art is propaganda, which seems somewhat ironic considering the fact that he is in a way speaking of his own personal form of propaganda.