Whites choice to personify the thunderstorm blowing across the lake exemplifies the all too familiar feeling of an approaching thunderstorm. White vividly describes the thunderstorm by personifying the thunder and the lightning. His decision to personify them places the reader in that exact moment, standing next the the speaker. Both listening to the “crackling of the light against the dark” and watching the “gods grinning and licking their chops in the hills.” This causes the reader to this same experience from their childhood, just as the speaker recalls his own fond memories of August at the lake.
Ray Bradbury’s “There Will Come Soft Rains,” tells the story of a self-regulating house that is all that is left of the world. Through the use of diction, the reader is able to understand the shifts in tone throughout the story. In the beginning of the story, we are introduced to the house. Bradbury uses terms such as “ruined city,” “radioactive glow,” and “rubble and ashes,” (Bradbury 1) effectively creating a dark and forlorn atmosphere. The author’s word choice creates an image in the reader’s mind of how desolate the house’s surroundings are, ultimately contributing to the somber tone.
The author’s word choice plays a role into developing these feelings because the way the author chooses to use their words, it is a way to makes the reader understand what is happening and it captures their understanding of it. The author’s diction can be illustrated when it mentions, “At intervals, while turning over the leaves of my book. I studied the aspect of that winter afternoon.” As readers we can experience the diction, when the author encounters leaves instead of pages. The scenario used here illustrates how he is using the time and weather to demonstrate these feelings.
It is used to portrait the formation of the mind of a young individual - the grasp of time and the start of creativity - in a way that the concrete scenery that relates the author with significant importance can be put forward to the readers. For example, “the strong sunlight...immediately invades my memory with lobed sun flecks through overlapping patterns of greenery” when the author first realizes his parent’s age in relation to his depicts a scenery in his memory that connects to the understanding of time. This visualizes the moment of epiphany of the author to the audience. Other examples of this lies in the next
When reading, there are instances where the figurative language can be unnecessary and contributes little to the overall text. With all the forms of figurative language, there are times where the author will refer to nature and exploit the emotions of the characters and their thoughts in the scenario. In this instance, this is an example of using a natural phenomena, like a storm or rain, to express the inner constructs of a characters. An example of a writer who uses natural phenomena is Charles Dickens, who has used it often for the A Tale of Two Cities. Although, there has been arguments on whether Charles Dickens’ use is necessary for the scene.
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck is a story about two workers named George Milton and Lennie Small who are working in a ranch outside of Soledad, California. George takes care Lennie ,who is mentally disabled, throughout their adventure. Throughout the book, there is profound language, racism, and sexism found. These factors make people question if it is appropriate for high school students to read and analyze this book. Even though it includes these factors, Of Mice and Men should not be banned.
When storms come, the ocean becomes violent and the waves very large. But when the storm is over the transformation is impeccable. Just looking at this painting, I can imagine the seagulls beginning to caw and fly once again. And when the sun comes out and shines its light over the clouds that were once so dark, the sky comes to life. And the grey the covered the sky before turns to beautiful blue with pinks, reds, and oranges.
In Paul Cézanne’s 1902-06 Mont Sainte-Victoire Seen from Les Lauves, the combined usage of brush strokes, color schemes, and dimension help create a piece that captures the movement and mood of nature (more specifically Mont Sainte-Victoire) in Southern France. Cézanne’s use of short yet thick brush strokes make up the entire oil painting, and almost appear to have no rhyme or reason. However, these strokes, with their variety of direction, come together in the larger picture to create a landscape that expresses the movement of a seemingly still-from-afar subject. While painting a landscape with a naked eye, an artist could easily forget that every point in that landscape is moving and contains life. Cézanne clearly made it a point to maintain that life through his brush strokes; capturing the wind-driven trees or changes in the sky.
Chapter 9: Weather expresses the mood and creates the atmosphere for a story. In the story Nights of Rodanthe by Nicholas Sparks, a man and woman are suffering from their convoluted and complex lives. At the beginning of the story the weather is sunny and calm representing the happiness the man and woman try to portray about their lives. Towards the middle of the novel, a hurricane comes and destroys everything. During this storm the man and woman connect on a deep emotional level and breaks down to cry.
Temptation in the Market The poem “Goblin Market” tells the story of two sisters, Lizzie and Laura, and their experience with goblins. The goblins are always trying to sell their fruits to the girls, but they always try and ignore them. One day, Laura gives into the goblins calls and buys some fruit from them. After Laura tastes the fruit she keeps on wanting more but can no longer hear the goblins call and starts to waste away.
Once the piece of literature begins, the reader begins feeling captivated in the imagery that the author created to be envisioned. In John Muir’s extraordinary essay, The Calypso Borealis, he creates a vivid picture in the reader’s head of his experience to find a beautiful flower. In particular, he creates an image of his adventure into a swamp surrounding The Great Lakes through his writing. When his journey began, he was introduced to several diverse flora. During his journey, he is able to admire and soak up nature’s beauty as well as
In the eyes of Aristotle, there are three modes of persuasion in order to successfully persuade the reader. These three modes are ethos, which deals with the character of the author, pathos, which deals with the emotional influence of the author on the speaker, and logos, which deals with the the author’s appeal to logical reasoning. Paul Bogard utilizes ethos, pathos, and logos in order to effectively build an argument persuading the audience against the world’s growing reliance on artificial light in his article “Let There be Dark.” Bogard is able to establish his credibility and put himself in the audience's good graces through a short personal anecdote. Next, he puts the audience in a good emotional state with his appealing word connotation.
The most powerful pharaohs of Egypt will be forever immortalized within history. However, in the case of Ozymandias (Ramses II) his statue, as a representation of him, is left in the dust of the sands, decrepit in the place that was once his kingdom of Thebes (GCSE). In Percy Shelley’s poem, “Ozymandias,” a Petrarchan sonnet, Shelley thoroughly disvalues Ramses within the realms of three speakers: The narrator, the traveler, and Ozymandias himself. Percy uses mostly both visual imagery and irony to narrate the lost accomplishments of a King, therefore conveying the mortality of personal glory.