September 11, 2001 has proven to be one of the most horrific and diving days in American history. Taking the lives of thousands, Muslim terrorists wreaked havoc on New York City’s iconic Twin Towers, pushing citizens of the United States and surrounding countries to their limits. People have since recorded personal accounts of the catastrophe, portraying the happenings of the tear-jerking event. A consistent sense of distress and hopelessness are evident in many modern literary pieces concerning the egregious act of terrorism. In his narrative “The Ashen Guy: Lower Broadway, September 11, 2001”, author Thomas Beller establishes a significantly panicked tone through the use of detailed imagery, strong punctuation, and illustrative diction.
As in this story he really brought the idea of “the devil” to all eyes. He has a very impressive style of writing, that not most writers have. He likes to express the emotions of the story line through the characters and even the settings. He really makes it feel like you are right alongside these characters feeling everything they feel. In this story, I feel like the main emotion that stuck out to me was greediness, and selfishness.
The majority of adults today remember exactly where they were and what they were doing on September 11th, 2001. Billy Collins is a contemporary, American poet who was asked to write an occasional poem for the first anniversary of 9/11, by congress. Afraid that declining this invitation would damage his career, he accepted this great honor, in order to pay tribute to the victims from the fall of the Twin Towers. Collins awake early on morning and started to write the poem. He titled the elegy, “The Names,” which voices the honest truth for the victims of the attacks on World Trade Center in New York on September 11th, 2001.
Throughout the entire novel, the author’s use of literary devices is very clear. These literary devices, specifically similes and personification, help the reader get a better idea of the exact sounds and feelings which will allow them to know what it feels like to be there in that moment. “ I stood there, trying to think of a comeback, when suddenly, I heard a whooshing sound, like the sound you get when you open a vacuum-sealed can of peanuts. Then the brown water that had puddled up all over the field began to move. It began to run toward the back portables, like someone pulled the plug out of a giant bathtub.
It is almost sixteen years since that fear was imposed on us and the age of terror began in earnest. From the moment the Twin Towers fell, 9/11 was seen as a watershed, a historical turning point of grand and irreversible proportions. With the acrid smoke still swirling above ground zero, the mantras repeated constantly were that 9/11 had ?changed everything that nothing would ever be the same.? By now we see those mantras for what they were: natural, perhaps inevitable, exaggerations in the face of
Billy’s intense adventures pulled me into the book and wanted me to read more. One night, he was cutting down a tree and the next night, he was trying to shovel his dog out of the ground. Every night, there was an adventure which really dragged me into the book. The book also had a lot of detail with every experience Billy went on. I really liked
O’Brien uses emotional diction when describing his own personal events and concerns. O’Brien uses emotional words to help the reader better understand his inner feelings and the context throughout the chapter. His use of empathetic words really helps the reader put themselves in his shoes. He uses first person pronouns like “I felt paralyzed” and “as if I were hurtling down a huge black funnel” (41) to help the audience understand his inner feelings. He uses an empathetic use of alliteration by narrating his inner feelings described as “a sudden swell of helplessness.”
In enduring these complex emotions, this section was the most remarkable part. One of the first apparent emotions the boy experiences with the death of his father is loneliness to make this section memorable. The boy expresses this sentiment when he stays with his father described as, “When he came back he knelt beside his father and held his cold hand and said his name over and over again,” (McCarthy 281). The definition of loneliness is, “sadness because one has no friends or company.”
It gives the reader the sense that the main character may be experiencing some depression because as it is stated she is waiting for her feelings to surface, and she might be feeling down that she is not reacting as normal people should be. She is convincing herself that she is not worthy and she doesn’t love her father, even though on the inside she loves him . The main character needs to realize that she is taking it in her own way. Furthermore, the second grief in the story is the
He eloquently depicts how hectic and emotional misery lane was. Revealing how relatives were forced to identify the charred bodies of their loved ones. How they were forced to inspect all the bodies just to find the smallest strand of evidence to identify their loved ones. This draws you into the book and keeps you hooked