Trethewey immediately uses imagery to set the scene inviting your senses to help illustrate the image she has already relayed. This helped depict a more in-depth image of her poem “elegy”. After reading this poem several times, to build understanding, and break down literary elements; I came to the conclusion that Trethewey emphasizes the struggle to find balance. The balance between metaphor and symbolism, increasing throughout the entire poem showing battle between connotation and detonation. The struggle in which she used to connotation to portray the bigger picture, but also balanced out by denotation to show the subliminal messages of the relationship shared between the narrator’s father and herself.
The significance of these words is created by Herrick through his use of juxtaposition. The words captivity and slavery are antomynous to escape and freedom, and using them in the poem with similar imagery, creates the juxtaposition. His constant need for Lucia’s embrace and her need to enjoy his presence contradict his attraction to her powerlessness. The speaker wants Lucia to enjoy the action, but her need to escape is what makes him feel more attracted. Throughout the poem, the speaker refers to his
The poem Oranges by Gary Soto is a somewhat uneventful poem that manages to trigger many different feelings. The poem is the account of the narrator and can be portrayed as the author or any other man. The narrator is twelve years old and reminises on the first time he talked with a girl. It takes place in the month of December. It is cold and he is bundled up in a jacket.
Unbroken The author wrote this story to inform the reader of the life of Louis Zamperini, while also telling the story in an entertaining way. Hillenbrand demonstrated the main idea throughout the book by using rhetorical devices such as diction, syntax, imagery, and tone. Hillenbrand’s use of these rhetorical devices contribute to the book Unbroken by emphasizing the main character, Louis “Louie” Zamperini’s, life before, during, and after becoming a prisoner of war. In the novel, the author changes the tone throughout the book to add emotion to the story. In the beginning, she uses a depressing tone while also including statistics and the death rates throughout World War II.
Troy passes his personal history on to his family in other ways throughout the play with sayings that represent his philosophies of life like, "You gotta take the crookeds with the straights." His children also inherit Troy's past by learning songs he sings like, "Hear It Ring! Hear It Ring!" a song Troy's own father taught him. Cory tells Rose in Act Two, scene five, "Papa was like a shadow that followed you everywhere."
Thomas Lux’s “The Voice You Hear When You Read Silently” is a poem that speaks about the inner voices that you hear when you are reading. Then it will speak about the words that you remember can trace back memories. Throughout this poem, Lux demonstrates tone, figure of speech, theme, structure, and imagery to make his audience to impart in the message that your own voice truest. When Lux wrote this poem, he wanted his audience to understand the tone of voice that he was speaking with. Lux had two tones that he was speaking: In the beginning, Lux was speaking in a formal tone because in the poem he used “you” and “your”.
In the works of Literature an epiphany is “a moment of profound insight or revelation by which a character’s life is greatly altered” (24). In the short story “Cathedral” Raymond Carver uses epiphany to draw on the theme, blinded views can alter someone’s behavior. On the realistic level, epiphany advances the plot and character development because they are the basis for the story’s central action. They also help define the narrator and play a vital part in revealing the story’s theme. The following changes in the character’s views have shown an evident development.
Young Goodman Brown, is a layered story, with hidden meanings and symbolism that effectively strengthens the message behind the writing. The author, Nathaniel Hawthorne, uses symbolism as a creative technique to allow the audience to interpret the story, resulting in multiple analyses of the events in the story. Throughout the story, characters, objects, and the setting act as symbolic additions. The character Faith is an archetypal example of symbolism in the story. Her name, pink ribbons, and dreams have a significant role and meaning in the story.
Poetry has always been used as a literary art form to express one’s intense emotions or feelings, but does poetry have a true meaning of reflecting on people’s lives? Despite of the situation the reader may be going through, many people find comfort in poetry to recover and discover new meanings in their lives by relating to the author’s intense literary point of view. Through my journey with poems, I try to see the eye of the author and feel one’s emotions by rereading this type of literature. On this journey, I discover new meanings and different interpretations from John Donne’s “The Flea” that reflects contemporaneous events. John Donne’s poem “The Flea” is a soft poem, however it contains a hard betrayal and heartbreak that challenges