Imagery is a literary device that uses descriptive wording to put a vivid image of a scenario in your mind. Dickens uses imagery to describe the scenery and the change in Scrooge’s physical appearance throughout the course of the story. “eezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous, old sinner! Hard and sharp as flint, from which no steel had ever struck out generous fire; secret, and self- contained, and solitary as an oyster. The cold within him froze his old features, nipped his pointed nose, shrivelled his cheek, stiffened his gait; made his eyes red, his thin lips blue; and spoke out shrewdly in his grating voice.
This means that soldiers are constantly breathing in smoky air, which is not good for their health. The cold weather itself also causes a threat because without the proper clothing the freezing temperatures can cause sickness. Since I have endured these conditions I have decided to quit and go back home after my 9-month
According to Gomringer, these are outer images of the speaker’s inner state. However, like the aspects of winter that were present in the descriptions of the beginning, small hints of spring are hidden in the ninth and tenth verse. The field is fallow, but that might also mean it will soon be ready for new seeds. The tree’s state of “noch” (still) being grey suggests it will not stay like this
Gold hill is my place, it’s a symbol of everything I have overcome in my life and lets me overlook it. From the time my most recent pair of unworn shoes, usually laying in the depths of the closet, hits the dirt I feel like everything disappears. Everything in the real world is pushed away like leaves in the wind. Its just me and my mind alone for the couple hours of peace and thought up to come. Making my way up the trail I’m surrounded by a countless number of tree’s towering over me like doctors while
I left my coat hanging from one shoulder. The eyes kept staring while my mind raced: What’s wrong with Mom? Why did she push me away from her? Where is she? Where am I?” (Burch 4) Jennings has no idea where he is and why is there, leading him to confusion.
Short Story Within the inauspicious sands of the great desert nothing was safe. The sand swallowed up lost lovers, street urchins that had pockets filled with stolen coin, armies lead by blind leaders, and foolish children that strayed to far from home. Merchants seeking riches and missionaries of forgotten gods, all wound up with the same end. Kings of greed and unwavering men all begged for a quicker end. In the desert of sand bursting with great treasure only those who no longer fear death can walk through with a smile and a clean slate.
Fost’s poem is about being in the woods during the snowy winter, not accomplishing as much as he would have wanted in life, and the change of the season to spring where he watched the snow turn into a stream of water. Although the content of the poems is totally different they still share the same theme of perseverance. Soto’s poem is about a working man who made poor choices in life, but strides to make a difference for his son’s and Fost’s poem displays the changes among seasons and how after a stormy season things are restored. Through the usage of symbolism, setting, and imagery both authors convey the message that through hard work and perseverance everything is worth the struggle. The crippled hands of the cotton field worker that are shaped like binoculars symbolize how the choices we make can affect our future.
Therefore, the themes chosen by me to discuss in this essay are fear and madness. First of all, in this work everything is built in mournful manner beginning from the darkish autumn day in which the unnamed narrator arrives at the house of his friend, Roderick Usher, to the tragic end of him and his house. On one hand, the description of the outdoor environment makes the reader think of an oppressive, burdensome and dark condition, with the description of the autumn day as it is introduced by the incipient phrase: "During the whole of a dull, dark, and soundless day in the autumn of the year, when the clouds hung oppressively low in the heavens". (Poe, 3) According to Hayes, "The motionlessness
The first reason I won’t re-enlist is the harsh weather. “Why are we sent here to starve and freeze?”(Waldo 151) I overheard Dr.Waldo say. The terribly cold weather is causing me to not want to re-enlist because I want to fight on the battlefield and not die from this terrible weather, and it's even colder because we don't have any shoes and very little clothing. My second reason to not re-enlist is the smallpox
The cold wind breezed through and gave me shivers down my spine, but I need not move a muscle or I may suffer the consequences. I held my breath and tried to keep calm while my heart turned into a tornado inside of me as I heard the steel toes coming closer. For the first time in my life I prayed; it was a very unexpected response