Life of the Doe The correlation of the speaker’s experience with the dead doe in “Traveling through the Dark” by William Stafford is much alike the ongoing hardships and difficulties faced in life. The title “Traveling through the Dark” conveys a message of grief and discomfort, but there is a constant urge to keep progressing on with one’s journey. Although the experience itself is hard to relate to, Stafford’s use of literary devices enhances the emotions and intensity felt, making it relevant to readers that had dealt with hardships in the past. Avoiding challenges in life allows the problem to grow and fester. After being confronted by the dead deer laying on the edge of the road, the speaker explains that the road is narrow and to “swerve
The woods on the other hand, are where everything Brown believes in is turned on his head. He encounters many of his past. It is a representation of a troubled mind, hence the haziness between if the sightings in the woods were real or fictitious. A world outside the norm is the concept of the woods, outside what Brown knows to be right and wrong and definitely outside of his liking. While taking the journey through the woods Brown is figuratively exploring his fears, feelings, and many other things he would not normally acknowledge.
In the work, “A Worn Path, “Welty has developed a short story that uses characterization, symbolism, imagery, and conflict in a hero’s journey. Phoenix says “Thorn bushes and barbed-wire fences, log bridges and hills are major barriers for her.” (Welty, Edora 2/5) As Phoenix pursues this heroic challenge she acknowledges the temptation and fear built in her crossing a deep forest in the health condition she is found in. Welty gives the character the willingness having an ambition to conquer her journey. Upon many other Phoenix Jackson was well aware of what she was approaching making her build fear. However crossing the first threshold of overcome the first obstacle in the journey Phoenix acknowledges her hero’s journey has just yet begun.
The irony of the use of this space is that the characters of the novel mean for it to be a private and intimate place, but in reality, they are constantly being intruded upon and cannot find a truly private place to be alone. This makes the pine woods more similar to the terrace than it is different, although the characters intended the usage of the spaces to be
John, married to Polly in Scotland, moves to Canada, after a business failure back in Scotland to begin a new life. In Canada, John’s life takes a radical turn. Heavily influenced by his arrangement within society, are not only John’s decisions as well as behavior, but lifestyle; which radically change throughout the book. Being a police officer, John does many things that he gets away with that other residents of Canada con not get away with. John’s position within society led him to make poor decisions.
“Sleeping in the Forest” verses “Ode to Enchanted Light” Light can enhance the beauty of nature. On the other hand, light ruins the beauty of the night. Even though these two views are very different the beauty of nature connects them. “Ode to Enchanted Light” is about how the light looks when it is shining through the trees and enhancing nature. “Sleeping in the Forest” is about the speaker’s night in the forest and how the speaker did not want it to end with the morning light.
Whether it 's an alien planet or a spooky house in a forest, setting often plays an important role in establishing meaning in stories. The setting is responsible for creating the mood and developing characters throughout the story. In some cases, the setting could even serve as a symbol, but most importantly the setting helps keep the story stay focused because if there was no setting, the story would cease to make sense. In Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula, the story begins in a hidden castle that is owned by a mysterious man whom everyone in town is afraid of. When Jonathan Harker arrives at the castle it is dark, and he describes the house as being old, creepy, and uninviting.
“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I// I took the one less traveled by/ And that has made all the difference” (Frost 82: 18-20). The author says that he took a path that no one else really would take. That means he’s different in his own way. The two poems are different because, “Traveling through the Dark” is about dangers of the night and death, while “The Road Not Taken” is about being different and choosing the best
Little Red-Cap is a poem about the transition from adolescence to adulthood, the search for a ‘voice’ and independence, and carries subtle allusions towards Duffy’s life. There is an atmosphere of darkness throughout most of the poem, as implied by “deep into the woods”. Woods and forests were often associated with fear in fairy-tales, mostly due to the inability to see through the abundance of trees and how getting lost was incredibly difficult. The ‘woods’ in the poem seem to symbolise the journey into adulthood, as adolescents are being lead deeper into the mystery of growing up. The darkness gives the poem eeriness, as bad things are often associated with the dark and the nighttime.
Almost instantly Samuel has a place for us to stay in for a while. It is a strange hidden canopy in the woods. That I couldn’t tell was in front of my until I was inside the layers of dark green leaves and vines as thick as rope. Samuel told me to try and get some rest because we were going to have to walk a lot once night fell. Samuel goes to the back corner of the canopy and I can hear him beginning to snore.