The first stanza starts off gently to the likelihood of what seems to be great. The love is categorized as a deeming and damning affection therefore mastering the hardship of what love is or is perceived to be. Looking at the first stanza, one is able to notice that it starts off very romantically. In line 1 the poet, Cynthia Zarin, refers to her man as ‘My heart’ and ‘my dove’. ‘My heart’ indicates how much the poet’s lover means to her as a heart is sustenance for life.
Dante ensures this happens by using the concept of contrapasso, which describes the relationship between sin and the resulting justification in Hell. The literal definition of contrapasso is the 'counter-strike' or the 'counter-suffering which translates literally as "counter-penalty." And in Dante’s Hell, sinners are punished according to the nature of their sin, so that their punishment fits their crime. And as we see throughout the story, some sinners literally become the personification of their sins while others become victims in Hell of the crimes they committed while on
When thinking of life choices would one see themselves being punished for their decisions or does one assume the afterlife will be forgiving? The Divine Comedy: Inferno, written by Dante Alighieri, depicts the flaws of politics and the Holy Roman Catholic Church. The papal authorities are corrupt and the church is not following its own rules. Dante, the protagonist, goes on a journey through the nine levels of hell. He starts out feeling pity for the souls, and as he makes his journey down into the levels of hell, he starts to realize that the acts the people committed are sinful and they deserve the punishments they receive.
As a result of straying from the church, Edwards tells the Puritans they belong in Hell. Edward’s uses the Puritans fear of Hell along with rhetorical devices to get the audience to rejoin the church. Hell becomes more realistic through the words of Edwards. He tells the Puritans, “Hell is gaping for them”, meaning Satan wants to be united with the sinners. Edwards elaborates on his claim and states if God were to spare the audience now, they would “immediately sink and plunge into a bottomless gulf” of Hell.
For the majority of the sermon, Edwards highlights the consequences of sinners’ lives, and the rage they shall face from God. Throughout “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God”, Jonathan Edwards utilizes the rhetorical devices of emotional appeal, imagery, and simile to convey the extreme wrath of God, the intensity of Hell, the eternal consequences of someone’s actions, and to provide a powerful warning and opportunity to sinners. To begin, Edwards employs imagery in his sermon to allow his audience to visualize the suffering they will soon be afflicted with. For example, in Edwards’ sermon, he says: “The old Serpent is gaping for them; Hell opens his mouth wide to receive them; and if God should permit it, they would be hastily swallowed up and lost. There are in the Souls of wicked Men.” (Edwards 10) In this quote, the author describes the visuals of being dropped down into Hell.
I 've always heard about the circles of hell, but I never understood where the phrase came from, but now I have a better understanding of the nine circles of hell and what they represent. The circles in order from 1st to 9th are limbo, lust, gluttony, greed, wrath, heresy, violence, fraud, and treachery. The circle you endure after death is determined by the sins committed during your time on earth. Each circle except for limbo includes a punishment you must endure, and these punishments are ironic because they take your pleasure(sin) and twist it to something painful. For example, the punishment for lust is that you are blown around by an uncontrollable wind, which shows that lust is a sin where you let your desires become uncontrollable.
Atonement by Ian McEwan explores the theme of love through a variety of techniques such as symbolism, metaphors and repetition to explore various aspects of love, such as misspent, newfound and unavailable love. McEwan often intertwines the techniques with foreshadowing and imagery to convey complex emotions. Through the symbolism of Uncle Clem’s vase, McEwan explores and foreshadows the outcomes of Cecilia and Robbie’s love. Robbie and Cecilia break the vase the day they discover their love for each other, signifying their love would not be forever. Moreover, it is later revealed that” She [Betty] said the pieces had simply come away in her hand, but that was hardly to be believed” (pg.
This paragraph is a prayer of Io, the mortal lover of Zeus. She talks to enchained Prometheus and laments about her sorrow which was caused by love. The first thing that we mention is that this orison is a monologue to Prometheus, however, she is in hope that Zeus would be listening to her as well. The second fact about this piece is that the name of Zeus is never mentioned; she uses epithets like “Son of Cronos” and “Lord God” to refer to him. Two points mentioned compliment each other as they portray the Io’s personality, shaped by the struggle she is experiencing.
The story also compares hell to a furnace which is pretty much the same thing as a pit. “The pit is prepared; ready to receive them; hell is ready to burn them” Edwards appeal for this quote is pathos. He wants to make people see that you will burn and be in excruciating pain forever. Everyone sins but he wants you accept christ so you don't have to go to hell and burn. “Ready to receive them,”satan
In the inferno, Dante in the middle of a life crisis travels with a sinner named Virgil down the 9 circles of hell. This journey through hell teaches Dante amongst other things the concept of divine justice. Upon entering the second circle, lust, Dante see sinners confessing their sins to a Minos, which proceeds to wrap its tail around its body to show the level that the sinner will be punished in. This is a symbol to show that everything we do in the dark will come to light and be punished accordingly. Seeing the sinners punished based on their sins, talking to them and hearing their stories, gives Dante insight on what is acceptable and not.