Encouraging and inspiring the imagination, Theodor Seuss Geisel is a universally renown author of children’s literature. Dr. Seuss entertains his audience while instilling his own values and life lessons in his writings. His ambiguous stories affect readers in different ways depending on the level of interpretation. Although his works teach children how to read and count, and include lessons of morality, Dr. Seuss also inserts inconspicuous political codes for mature audiences to decipher. Because the messages are subtle, the public can make their own assumptions which lead to controversy.
Many people use the end goal to justify their actions, whether they’re good or bad. Despite the strong themes and the maturity of the characters, you still see glimpses of their actual ages throughout the book adding humor and entertainment to the story. Like any book Ender’s Game has it’s flaws but the easy enjoyment of the book mixed with the relevant themes makes it a good book for any student to
O.Henry is a mastermind behind his use of irony as he was using his irony to entertain the reader throughout the story. He was also using humor, and mainly using Johnny, and his actions to entertain and make the reader laugh. O.Henry was also using the perfect combination of words to paint a picture in the reader's head which definitely helped me understand the plot line much better. O.Henry's funny writing style definitely had showed itself in many great ways in his short story The Ransom of Red
Brian is very similar to other young adult heros but different enough that he could be compared to other heroes. The story structure also helps with understanding the story and comparing it to other young adult literature, which makes it a good story to teach. The story is also entertaining enough that anyone could pick it up and enjoy it. Unlike
Most irony is used intentionally, but in some cases it can be used unintentionally. Irony is used to illustrate a point which is better than just plainly saying something.The Crucible contains several examples of dramatic, verbal, and situational irony. Dramatic irony is a situation of shock or drama in a story. This irony is most understood and known by the audience/person reading it, but is not yet understood by the characters in the story or play. In Act 1 Reverend Hale visits the Proctors home in Salem.
A lot of authors provide nonverbal communication in their books to develop the plot and the characters. Ernest Gaines does this particularly well in his book A Lesson Before Dying. Most of the nonverbal communication in this book focuses on the eyes of the people interacting with and around the narrator, Grant Wiggins. Gaines' use of nonverbal communication both enhances the plot and develops the characters in a way that is realistic, effective and easy to read. People's body language often speaks louder than words; the way they look at you with their eyes, the way their hands move, any small quirks or habits they have.
Effects of Children’s Stories on Muggle and Wizard Youth: Where the Wild Things Are vs. “The Warlock’s Hairy Heart” Children’s stories are very influential in all societies, magical and non-magical. Whether a story is violent, feminist, discouraging, or inspiring, a story can mold a child’s mind. Focusing on the famous and commonly read muggle story Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak and a wizard fairy tale taken from The Tales of Beedle the Bard, “The Warlock’s Hairy Heart,” by J.K. Rowling, many similarities and differences are eminent. Although they are from two different societies, many of the morals and themes are found to be the same, however, there are differences in the aforementioned fables which can mold a generation, upholding the segregation of communities. Concentrating first on the book Where the Wild Things Are, the story centers around a young and immature boy named Max with a wide
However, they both like to emphasize mysterious aspects in the story to highlight the plot. They also both use analogous phrases throughout the plot to somewhat foreshadow some symbolic events that might occur in the future. This style of writing greatly conduces an optimal reading environment and motivates the reader to continue reading the book. This reading style also motivates the reader to reread sections of the text and process it in their free time to fully understand the motives of the characters due to the fact that both authors sometimes leave information missing for the creativity in your mind to make up. However, there are also numerous differences that may clearly appear as you continue to read their books.
“The Birthmark” was written by an author of the name Nathaniel Hawthorne. This short story is a sorts of life lesson story in which people should always be grateful for what they have. This story also has a great sense of humor that keeps the reader entertained but also informed of what is happening in the story. Nathaniel Hawthorne, an English native, created this very interesting entertaining and detailed short story that focuses on dramatic irony, imagery, and symbolism to convey its ideas of romance and science. Nathaniel Hawthorne was born in Salem, Massachusetts (Nathaniel Hawthorne Biography).
The kennings were used to make the story somewhat entertaining but it is meant to improvise short words into bigger meanings. Alliteration was a main part in beowulf also. For example, “He was a foul fog”, “A pair of eyes glaring green”. Poems with rhetorical devices tend to make the readers more active and engaged. In Anglo-Saxon literature, in order to be a hero you had to be a warrior.
The reader enters the gates of the kingdom and reads from one animal to another, learning about courage from Lawrence the Lion, sharing from Diana Dove, respect from Ryan Rhino and so on. Each of the 24 animal 's characteristic is written in short, rhyming text. The illustrations of The Lovables in the Kingdom of Self-Esteem are done in watercolors. The colors are bright and appealing to young readers. In fact, the greatest attraction of this book are the illustrations.
There are many reasons why The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales is an excellent book: the revamping of classic fairy tales, the crafty-looking illustrations, and the theatrical qualities are just a few. It is not one element of this picture book that makes it successful but rather all the components working together to make up an excellent work. The Stinky Cheese Man and other Fairly Stupid Tales is an original book that will endure the test of
The use of literary devices in this story makes it engaging such as imagery so the reader can get more engaged into this story , like the story said “ The trees have veins like my grandma 's legs” When i hear a imagery text , i imagine it like a little movie playing in my head and i imagine how their voices would sound if they were a real person . Without imagery it would be a boring story and i pretty much wouldn 't read the story . Another literary device is when the author uses moods in their stories , most of the the time the author uses this literary device to persuade the reader or sometimes the readers feel what the characters feel depending on the mood but this mood of literary devices not the mood characters have . The mood
Other techniques that were used include hyperboles such as when the unknown hitchhiker also stated “If I opened my mouth it would spill out like a torrent of acid” (Page 24). The story also used the techniques of imagery where the hitchhiker described what their sister looked like “then the memory of Melanie’s grey face with the bruises around her neck and the dried blood in her hair jumped up to haunt me”. (Page 23) The writer, Sherryl Clark also used hook as she kept the reader guessing. Overall the story is very engaging to its readers, especially for those who don’t like long stories. Fresh Bait was one of the best stories that was read out of all of the Top Stories 2.
With how wonderfully drawn out these pictures are, it just makes kids want to read more and more since the author draws them out in such a way kids can follow along with. The next aspect of illustration Carle uses well is the use of contrast which is a key area in regards to pictures of kids’ books. In Cover to Cover, contrast is described as something that “adds excitement to a picture by making an abrupt change in a visual element” (Horning 99). In Carle’s story, he does this very well with all the pictures because he makes the pictures seem very rich in color emphasizing on the colors of the items on the page which gives them a more