Everyone Has Their Moment of Foolishness All Nations Have Their Moment of Foolishness, by Richard Notkins, is an ominous looking piece with a meaning that is much more obvious than I had originally thought. Art is usually complex and has a hidden meaning, but All Nations Have Their Moment of Foolishness is not one of those pieces. Originally I had the opinion that the macro image of the piece was to ridicule President George W. Bush, but, in reality, I perceived the macro image in a way in which it was a little too evident. The way Mr. Notkins made the piece was surprising too, there was a great deal of thought and planning ahead put into this piece. After reading it, Mr. Notkins’ Artist Statement really opens your eyes as to what the piece is trying to convey and you change the way you thought the piece was assembled.
The poem “Tetherball” by Tim Bowling, published in the Winter 2015 edition of The Fiddlehead, uses a variety of metaphors to describe what is at the most basic level a popular old schoolyard game. At a deeper level, however, Bowling sets up the game as a metaphor for life itself. The layered metaphor in the first stanza demonstrates this technique of using metaphors to describe metaphors. Further, the images painted of what is generally considered a children’s game are anything but cheerful, instead evoking violence and death. The use of enjambments which go against expectations also parallels this hidden, darker meaning.
Symbolism is utilized throughout the Pit and the Pendulum, illustrating the unpleasantness of life, social structures of society, and vileness of human nature. Poe symbolizes the unpleasantness in his short story by using the pit, which portrays the evil in the world because it can be a representation of hell, in a religious point of view, “I now saw clearly the doom which had been prepared for me, and congratulated myself upon the timely accident by which I had escaped. A step farther before my fall, and the world had seen me no more (poe).” This quote is a representation of hell as it talks about how the world could not see him anymore, much like hell which is perceived to be deep underneath the world where no one can find or see it. He also uses the Spanish Inquisition, which was a punishment to non- catholics, and if they were found not to
And it is the confronting paradox that he considers his own defeat a victory “He had won the victory over himself. He loved Big Brother” as the hope for humanity is eradicated, he is the “last man” and when the last man is destroyed, there is no one left to represent the individual or the person. Thus through comparing the resolution of both texts we understand that the optimism in Metropolis is a reflection of the hope in the Weimar Republic following the First World War, conversely with the pessimism in 1984 upon the rise of Communism and manipulation. Hence through the shared novel of Metropolis and 1984 about social manipulation by an oligarchical collective in order to sustain and perpetuate their power the composers reflect the paradigmatic concerns of their
Mongo is stuck in a endless virtual reality which is called probes parentheses. Rodman Philbrick uses literary devices in his book to show mongo in a literate person who ruined himself and now running his society. Mongo the magnificent showed very little care for his home. Philbrick shows this by using the literary devices a mad jury, and stem of consequences. Uses imagery in the quote “The monkey Bohles don't just look like animals and act like animals they're become animals”.
Parallel structure/ polysyndeton is also used when Poe describes the effect the clock has on the people by saying, “... and thus the waltzers perforce ceased their evolutions, and there was a brief discomfort of the whole gay company; and, while the chimes of the clock yet rang, it was observed that the giddiest grew pale, and the more aged and sedate passed their hands over their brows as if in confused reverie or meditation.” The polysyndeton used in this sentence bolsters the overall effect that the eerie chimes of the clock had an effect on everyone who heard them. Poe effectively uses literary techniques such as imagery, diction, and syntax to convey a threatening and sinister mood in “The Masque of the Red Death.” His powerful use of descriptive adjectives, effective choice of words with strong negative connotations, and supporting structure of words and sentences contribute to the well- established mood Poe sets throughout the excerpt from “The Masque of the Red
Cavendish also depicts her ambition of personal conquest through conveying her religious, scientific and philosophical methods throughout The Blazing World. Furthermore it is within these two disciplines, it is evident that Cavendish’s utopian impulse seeks to solve the fundamental social problems through the influence of conquest and feminism. Feminism is the advocacy of women’s rights on the
Furthermore, the second theory is Friedrich Nietzsche’s philosophy upon Greek Gods, Apollo and Dionysus. According to Nietzsche there are two opposite but interconnected impulses in humans, Apollonian and Dionysian. Apollonian state represents “reason, order, intellect, form, moderation, and consciousness,” whereas Dionysian state represents “ecstasy and chaotic emotions”. In order for one’s life to be kept in balance, both impulses need to be experienced by the individual, thus by leaving the Apollonian state and diving into the Dionysian we are able to know ourselves better and achieve
Poe uses sensory details, imagery, and setting, to make the reader predict what is going to happen in the near future in Pit and Pendulum. While Matheson uses dialogue, and character’s thoughts and actions create an ironic ending. Poe uses foreshadowing by writing, “There came thronging upon my recollection a thousand vague rumors of the horrors of Toledo. Of the dungeons there had been strange things narrated—fables I had always deemed them—... Was I left to perish of starvation in this subterranean world of darkness; or what fate, perhaps even more fearful, awaited me? (Poe, lines 133-139).