That Johnson's attitude toward her surroundings shows hat she has a very good mood. Anne Petry's novel "The Street" gives personification to make the story more intresting. Petry's makes the story come alive when she gives a non-living thing a characteristic of a living thing. " And then the wind grabbed their hats, pried their scarves from around their necks, stuck its fingers inside their coat collars, blew their coats away from their bodies," (31-34). Petry gives the wind which is non-living a characteristic of grabbing people hats which is a living characteristic.
To reinforce the gravity of the situation, she elects her diction meticulously, noting how the wind "drove most of the people off the street . . . [with] its violent assault. " Ordinarly, this relates closely to personification, but it primarily serves to establish the predominant nature of the wind as it endeavors to bollix the town deface the street. This selection of detail also magnifies Petry's imagery, enabling us to visualize the effect that the wind has on the people. Nevertheless, by exemplifying the disarray of the people, the author does not necessarily generate an image, but rather constitutes an understanding.
This quote from the passage shows that Lutie feels that the elements of her surroundings have a negative effect on the population. Instead of contributing to society, the elements metaphorically, "take" from society in the form of harsh, irritant weather. The author is giving the wind human like qualities by saying it snatched the hats and other things off of the people that were in the streets. Imagery also plays a part within the novel. The passage says, "Fingering its way along the curb the wind set the bits of paper to dancing high in the air, so that a barrage of paper swirled into the faces of the people on the street"(Paragraph 2).
Before renting her apartment on 116th street, Lutie finds herself struggling to read an advertisement for an apartment because it is so windy. Other people on the street are shivering in their flimsy coats trying to offer the "least possible exposed surface to its violent assault" (1). If the pronoun "its" refers to the howling wind, then the words "violent assault" invoke the trait of fear and relentlessness to the wind. Also, personifying the wind as assaulting makes the wind seem violating and unwanted. On the other hand, if "it's" pertains to the street, or in general Harlem, then those on the street want the least amount of exposure to the harshness that it instills in the people living there.
The city’s wind isn’t a warm, benevolent breeze, it is a freezing torrent of hate and bitterness, ruining everyone who dares to venture into the street’s day. This extensive personification highlights
The description of the “bleak hill-top [where] the earth was hard with a black frost, and the air made [him] shiver through every limb” (Bronte 5) is indicative of how unforgiving nature can be despite its wild beauty. Nature is a danger to even those who are familiar with moors as Heathcliff puts it “'I wonder you should select the thick of a snow-storm to ramble about in. Do you know that you run a risk of being lost in the marshes? People familiar with these moors often miss their road on such evenings...” (Bronte 7), when nature exercises its power it does so without favour.
Bradbury displays both ugliness and beauty in “The Long Rain” in various ways. One way he shows ugliness is through the rain. Due to the constant downpour, life seems to be dragging on slowly. Everything is bleak and dreary. The rain is affecting humans greatly.
The way she accomplishes her use of a synecdoche is how she use the word hips to portray a whole woman. When she says “they don't fit into little // petty places” (Clifton, pg. 707) in lines 4 and 5. She is speaking about hips and how the speaker is not agreeable to being trapped in the constraints of what a woman should be. She also speaks about how the hips go and do what they want in lines 9-10.
The setting of a story can make one feel as though they are flying on a cloud or as if one is in the rain on a dreary day, the setting plays a huge role in a story for it gives you the surroundings and the time and place of when the story takes place and what is going on in a story. The settings for the Cask of Amontillado is a dreary one. So what makes this story a dark and eerie tale? This paper will the settings of the cask of Amontillado and how it has a dreary setting. While the Cask of Amontillado has a more sinister and creepy setting as we can see on page 117 “the vaults are insufferably damp” (Mays, Cask of Amontillado) sets up for a dark and dreary setting.
For example, Oliver gets dragged "into a labyrinth of dark, narrow courts" (15.63), and Fagin "becomes involved" in "a maze of mean dirty streets which abound in that close and densely-populated quarter" (19.4).” “The village in the country where Oliver is so happy with Rose and Mrs. Maylie (Book Two, Chapters Nine and Ten) is the total opposite. The narrator suggests that the country can actually "cure" some of the bad effects of the city “Who can tell how scenes of peace and quietude sink into the minds of pain-worn dwellers in close and noisy places, and carry their own freshness deep into their jaded hearts?” (32.51)” The post-colonial perspective Oliver Twist’s text contains a lot of imagery and descriptions.
Descriptive Paragraph: The Storefront The wind batters the dilapidated store’s rain shattered doors, flinging them wide open and jerking them shut with a loud thud. In the caved-in front window hangs an illegible rusty neon sign. A rotten, soiled flag, barely clinging to the flagpole outside, snaps and curls around the gusts. Inside, faint imprints of muddy boots sink into the dirty floor, and fan out from the entrance, while the frigid air gently sweeps in debris from the streets.
The Author, Ruth Minsky Sender, chose the title “the cage” , but why? Ruth is a survivor of the Holocaust, who wrote a book about her experience, and the different places she has went. So why did she title this book “the cage”? Let’s look into some reasons Sender may have came up with the title “the cage”.
The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey contains a multitude of settings. Some of the settings are important to the plot and some are unimportant and added into the book exclusively for visualization purposes. A few major settings of the book would be: the unofficially titled ‘Walker Hotel,’ the forest with the Silencer and Grace’s house. To begin, the hotel that the crippled survivors reside in after Camp Haven’s implosion is important to the plot because it is where they recuperate and hide from the Others for a substantial portion of the book. The hotel is abandoned, looted, dark and unbearably cold.