“Like a myriad of tiny teeth in a saw, the transparencies came scavenging over the beach.” Simile “The afternoon sun emptied down invisible arrows” Personification “When Roger opened his eyes and saw him, a darker shadow crept beneath the swarthiness of his skin; but Jack noticed nothing.” Personification “The rest were shock-headed, but Piggy’s hair still lay in wisps over his head as though baldness were his natural state, and this imperfect covering would soon go, like the velvet on a young stag’s antlers.” Simile “Instead of remaining and playing, he swarm with steady strokes under Simon and crawled out of the other side of the pool to lie there, sleek and streaming like a seal.” Simile “The smoke was a tight little knot on the horizon and was uncoiling slowly.” Personification “He looked down the unfriendly side of the mountain” Personification “Kill the pig. Cut her throat. Spill her blood.” Foreshadowing “Taken away its life like a long satisfying drink.” Simile “Before these fantastically attractive flowers of violet and red and yellow, unkindness melted away.”
His findings on how a lobster can sense the changes in temperature of water by even just a few degrees clearly refute the prior claims that lobsters have no brain, or feel any pain. Pathos, our appeal to emotion is analogized very well when he describes the lobster clawing to the edge of the pot and compares it to much like a human, hanging onto the edge of a roof for dear life. An exceptional job is done by the writer in humanizing the lobster and getting the reader on his side. There is a great appeal to the morality behind boiling the lobster and Wallace relates to the reader himself by professing how uneasy he is with the idea of animal cruelty and how he and no one else likes to think about it. This is a sentiment most people can very easily associate with, this underlying thought that most of us enjoy consuming meat, but also have a liberal attitude regarding animal cruelty.
Calliope feels totally outcasted by the Charm Bracelets. She does not understand why she is not as American as the Charm Bracelets, and that the Charm Bracelets are not as ethnic as her. Cal mentions, “All of a sudden America wasn’t about hamburgers and hot rods anymore. It was about the Mayflower and Plymouth Rock” (298). Now, Eugenides, through Cal, brings the perspective of that being a true American is being white and multigenerational to Calliope.
It's like lightning without the thunder. It's the “magic” that these microscopic creatures portray that make them so fascinating. How could they possibly so intriguing? At first glance, “The Lighting Bugs Are Back” by Anna Quindlen appears to be about how people compress the complexities of their lives into simplistic and nostalgic terms. But closer inspection reveals that the author is encouraging the reader to allow simple fragmented memories to trigger a wave of nostalgia.
After setting everything up, he threw his hands into the water to brush his hands across the gems searching for the first one to pull out. Eventually, he got so absorbed in the colors that he grabbed two heaping handfuls and pulled them out of the water. Then, before his eyes he watched as the gems melted into mud and slipped through his hands back into the water. Once in the water, they reformed back into the gems they were before and mockingly shone as brightly as ever. Unbeknownst to Iktomi, the frog at the reeds did not only provide a much simpler route, but the scenario was also a test of heart to pick out the individuals that were truly deserving of the gems the pond held.
In “Seeing” by Annie Dillard, Dillard argues that there is more than one way to see the world. To allow oneself to enjoy the simple wonders and life a pleasurable life, one must see the world properly. Dillard begins “Seeing” with a story from when she was young about pennies. How she would hide them, wishing and wondering about how later on they would be found by strangers. She continues to recount multiple stories about bullfrogs and darkness to emphasize the different ways of seeing the world and how it affects the observer.
They lived in a dry, unjoyful world. The perverse reasons started when Miss Lottie started growing MARIGOLDS in the arid late summer. The children disliked the fact that the world was so dry and Miss Lottie’s marigolds stood out and made the only garden patch look beautiful. The child, Lizabeth, was jealous of the only thing that Miss Lottie payed attention to. The main genre of this is to entertain the readers on the characters situation.
“Hello sir, what are you doing.” “Well son,” he started in a slow craggily voice, “I am walking to town.” “Wow really! So am I!” Pablo said excited. “Well son, you ought to be scared.” “Why?” Pablo said confused. “Well there are scary humans and they will EAT YOU!” The turtle snapped. “What tha tha that’s just a myth,” Pablo said in disbelief “It’s True,” the turtle replied.
Lieutenant Jimmy Cross expresses his love for Martha “up the hills and through the swamps” (O’Brien 102). Lieutenant Cross carried two photos of Martha where she is standing against the brick wall and the volleyball team. Lieutenant Cross wonders, “who had taken the picture.” Because he knew it was not him taking the photos, and “he could see the shadow of the picture-taker spreading out against the brick wall” (O’Brien 102). Even though Martha did not have the same compassion towards Lieutenant Cross, but she sent him a good luck charm that was a pebble, that she found on the shoreline. “Where things came together but also separated” (O’Brien 104).