In Li-Young Lee’s poem, Eating Alone, Lee uses many literary techniques such as imagery and tone to develop the speaker’s grief towards his father’s death. The poem is about a son who is mourning the loss of his father in which the fall brings back the memories of his father. When first reading this poem, it is very confusing and does not make much sense. Once the poem is analyzed, the reader can determine the distinction between life and death in the poem, where the speaker is missing the presence of their father. Imagery is a big factor in the poem for the speaker to communicate his themes of memory and loneliness.
What does silence at the reaping mean? - It means that people dislike the hungergames, because they think it’s not good. 2. What does three middle fingers to the mouth and then held out mean? - It shows respect you have for the tributes that have been selected and that you say goodbye to them.
In the short story, “Blues Ain’t No Mockin Bird”, a young African- American girl and her family’s privacy is invaded by two white cameramen. In this story, Toni Bambara uses symbolism, setting, and point of view, to portray the hardships of an African-Americans in American during the mid 1900’s. Bambara uses subtle symbolism within this story. The biggest example is, the symbolism between Granddaddy Cain and Granny and the hawks and the cameramen. “...a giant hawk—come wailin up over the meadow…” In this line, the male hawk has come to defend his deceased mate, but despite his struggles he dies by Granddaddy’s hammer.
In the short story, “The Euphio Question” by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., the author is criticizing the idea of escapism throughout the text. As the characters in the story distract themselves from their problems by turning on a machine named “the euphio” it allows for them to escape reality and go into a state of bliss. Each and every character that comes in contact with the euphio’s signals ends up disregarding their bodies needs for at least two days, the idea of hunger is mentioned in conversation, but blind minded people just shove the ideas aside. “‘Mom, I’m kinda hungry,’ Eddie said… Lew Harrison gave the euphio's volume knob another twist. ‘There, kid, how’s that?’” (Vonnegut, Jr 224-225).
Great umber and vermillion-tainted clouds heaved upward by the summer winds that rolled across the prairies. The tepid air pushed by lazy gusts crept up behind my back and took me to that place where faded memories turn in restless sleep. My path then snaked its way around a gentle bend and then my heart began to sadden as I gazed upon the village that had changed my life so much. To die – at least that person that had long abandoned me had somehow gone astray and left me now a broken man. Long ago that solitary sole had disappeared as the ravens gathered and prepared to fly.
The messy kitchen symbolizes Mrs. Wrights incomplete, empty life. When most kitchen are the place you come home to and feel warmed. Instead, Minnie's is dirty and unkempt. The dead bird in the the play is one of the main symbols. The deceased bird explains the motivation behind Minnie's crime but also describes the way Mr. Wright abused his wife.
If the truth is delivered in a delicate way, there would be little or no emotional damage to deal with. True statements can be dangerous, seeing as society has set expectations for specific situations. For example, in the short story, Like the Sun, the main character is informed that a co-worker had passed away. Seeing as Sekhar, the main character, was not entirely fond of the man, he did not show sympathy toward his death, rather, he exclaimed his distaste for his former colleague, by stating “He always struck me as a mean and selfish brute.” Much like in several other situations Sekhar was placed in, there was a negative response from the man who received the blunt honesty Sekhar gave him. Sekhar quickly learns that the plain truth is not typically what people are expecting to hear, let alone, what they prefer to hear.
At the end of the story, Brother and Doodle are running to get home in a storm, and Doodle sadly passes away and does not get home. First, imagery in “The Scarlet Ibis” is used to make people mindful towards the adolescence that are challenged. After brother talks of how awful Doodle is, he states,
When Candy's only companion was withdrawn from him and he couldn’t even looks at the dog because of the despair it causes him. Like Candy, Georges only true companion was taken away from him, too. Steinbeck says, "The hand shook violently, but his face set and his hand steadied" (Steinbeck 106). By the indirect characterization, you can tell George doesn’t want to let Lennie go, Not only words, but actions of the characters demonstrate loneness and isolation in the novel. Loneliness and isolation are shown through almost all of the characters in, Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck.
One day a bird came (scarlet Ibis) sat on a tree and then it died, his family was all laughing at doodle struggling. The next day the narrator and his brother went out to the river,the narrator was walking fast to get there. Then he was trying to teach him how to row a boat and then it started raining and he started to take off running as when doodle yells and keeps say “don’t leave” “please don’t leave me” and because he was ashamed mad sad that they did not accomplish their goal but then he started to feel guilty about leaving him and when he left him he was laying on the ground with blood everywhere and he found out he was dead and covered over him crying. You never know what you got until you lose it. Doodle was a nice kid and the fact that the narrator (his brother) was mean to him was sad.