Toni Morrison uses non-standard English syntax. This certain Syntax refers to the order of words and phrases used to make sentences, which could be known as dialogue.. Many of the characters use non-standard or disordered syntax, and much of the narration in the novel is told with non-standard syntax. In this passage, Sethe 's house is described as empty in a very interesting, fractured way. The syntax in the book is disordered in part to replicate dialogue and the way people in the book, brought up mostly as slaves, would speak.
Alice Walker uses narrative pace and diction to prepare the trade of what might just be a very gruesome ending. Throughout the short story she uses positive words to contrast the ending and the pace she uses gives a bigger impact towards what the main character Myop is about to experience. The first element I noticed was the contrast between the use of positive words in the beginning and negative words in the end. Throughout the short story Alice uses words like “skipped lightly” which gives us a sense of joy and happiness that is portrayed through Myop. And in the end she gives a sense of fear and wonder by using words like “The air was damp, the silence close and deep.”
Throughout “Incarnations of Burned Children”, David Foster Wallace uses symbolism, diction and syntax to foreshadow the story’s ending. The subtlety of Wallace’s symbolism is not revealed until the baby’s life concludes. There are two major items that resemble a bigger meaning in the story. For example,the author constantly mentions a hanging door which symbolizes the child’s fate. The Daddy constantly tries to fix the door as well as his son’s fate.
Summer Writing Assignment Lindsay Harris 8/30/15 Ap Lang Autobiography of Malcolm X Writing Style Alex Haley author of the Autobiography of Malcolm X uses several literary devices to create the tone of his writing. The writer has a very laid back style of writing and the structure is relatively loose. The autobiography is written by telling the story of his life through major events and turning points of his life in chronological order.
The novel “The baddest dog in Harlem” written by an Afro-American writer, called Walter Dean Myers. The text is a short essay there show how tough life can be on some people. The author Walter Dean Myers is known for his young adult literature. In the novel, we do not get much information, about the main characters.
Greasy Lake “Greasy Lake” by T. Coraghessan Boyle is a story about a 19 year old young boy, the narrator, who learns that his bad boy image is just an image. Describing himself and his friends, Digby and Jeff, as “dangerous characters” (Boyle 77), he soon realizes that he may not be ready for such a title. Out with his friends one summer night, the narrator, Digby and Jeff head to Greasy Lake in hopes of getting into some type of “adventure” (Boyle 78). Thinking that they have spotted their friends car on Greasy Lake they attempt to play a joke on him and his girl. Once the young boys approach the car they soon realize that the car belongs to some other “bad greasy character” (Boyle 78).
Initially, the writer tries to build fear within the character in the fourth paragraph by using structural techniques. To begin with, the writer explains that she “drove cautiously”, enabling the audience to imagine a ghostly scene with a car slowly passing by. Since she drove cautiously, the foreshadowing is revealed as it is suggested that she already knew something was going to happen. To extend this, after the writer describes the girl "cautiously" driving, the writer mentions “three buzz-cut-bald men” strangely approaching her – without any warning. Nevertheless, because of the focus change, the audience are enabled to realise the atmospheric change, as well as imagining how the girl feels now – due to how she was already nervous.
The raven is a poem which is a poem that talks a man who is depresse because he lost the love of his life, Lenore. The poem is called The Raven because the protagonist listens to a tapping in his door and when he checks who is in the door, he finds no one. Then he listens to a tapping again but this time it's on the window and when he opens them a raven steps insisde the house, perches in an Athena's statue just above the chamber door. The man becomes curious because he has no idea what is going on, the only thing he has in mind is to ask the bird, what's he doing here? That's what he does.
James Baldwin’s “Sonny’s Blues” is a short story depicting the relationship of two brothers, Sonny and an unnamed narrator. The story takes place in the project of Harlem, New York in the early 1950s. The narrator is a high school math teacher. His younger brother Sonny is a troubled musician struggling with his addiction to drugs. Before their mother dies, she asks the narrator promise to her he’ll look after his younger brother when she is gone.