In the story August Heat by W.F. Harvey suspense was used throughout the story to give the reader the ability to ask questions and once the reader goes on with the story he/she gets the answer. In better ways Harvey gives off suspense throughout the story and gives the reader a reason to keep reading to find out what is going to happen next. “Suspense is the uncertainty or anxiety you feel about what will happen next.”(Source 1, p.90) Suspense is a great way to get any person to keep on reading the writing piece or keep watching the film. Along with suspense W.F. Harvey uses foreshadowing suggesting that the main character has something coming he or her way. In August Heat Harvey begins with holding in information from the reader and then goes onto using foreshadowing until the suspense is finally gone.
The book, True Notebooks, by Mark Salzman, is about the author volunteering at L.A.’s juvenile hall to teach young offenders how to write. The teenage boys in his class are high-risk offenders, they are in custody for murder or other serious crimes. This book is a great read for anyone, especially writing students, who can gain inspiration from these troubled kids who express themselves through their writing. This book should be required reading in Professor Marquez’ English B50 class because it is captivating, moving, and it can motivate a struggling writing student.
Abigail Adams encourages her son to independently succeed by using rhetorical strategies in the letter she wrote to him. In her writing, she inspires him to thrive on his journey to France as well as be cautious of the many perils that lie ahead. Adams’s motherly nature helps to establish a firm yet loving tone; she only wants the best for her son. She is aware of his mental capabilities and wishes to expand them. Adams prompts her son to improve his leader-like qualities by exploring and becoming familiar with the unknown. In doing so, she compares him to be like the prominent leaders of the past, for a great demeanor is formed by gaining the courage to overcome obstacles. Adams’s supports her advice with various rhetorical strategies including her ambitions and credibility as a mother, as well as her appeal to logos.
Suspense is a feeling of excitement or being anxious. The suspense of this story is that it is at Night, and that It is Occurring at time of civil war. He Created Suspense when he smoked a cigarette. He also kills the old lady and the Free state sniper. Then He gets Curious, and Goes Back, Then Realizes that he shot and killed his brother.
In the book Baseball Great, the author, Tim Green told the story from the main characters point of view. That helped build suspense because it showed what was going on inside his mind with all the adversity going on with his baseball team and with his dad losing his job and how he overcomes it. He also used used plot structure to engage the reader by having many unexpected events happen to make the ending very suspenseful and unpredictable. For example," 'I tried, Garry. ' Dallas Said. 'I 'm sorry, Its all over. ' (Green 17)" That was when Joshes dad got fired from his professional baseball team when he had been doing very good and expected to get moved up to the majors but he got cut and was left without a job and no one to make money to support the family. Another, " 'Josh doesn 't need to make your team, he not playing, '(Green 34) " In the book Josh moved to a school that was traditional very bad at baseball, and now that josh moved their they were getting excited and hoping for their first ever city championship. Then at the first tryout Joshes dad unexpectedly came and forced him to quit the team,
Many authors use setting to create suspense . Suspense is “the sense of growing tension,fear, and excitement felt by the reader” (95). Edgar Allen Poe and W.W. Jacobs create suspense throughout their short stories “The Tell-Tale Heart” and “The Monkey’s Paw”. Three techniques, these authors use to create suspense are ambiguous ending, the scaring techniques , and the setting.
First, In the story the mother and daughter in the story conflicting views adds tension to the story. According to the text, “New Mexico is worlds away from California . . . That was half my life ago. She’s a stranger! . . . .Oh Izzy she's hardly a stranger. She’s family. I already have your ticket. You leave Monday” (parargraphs 24 and 25). Izzy’s mother is focused on getting her degree and this requires sending her daughter to New Mexico which causes family disrupt. Though her mother may think that she is doing what is best for daughter she is actually hurting her. Her daughter, Izzy, on the other hand believes that her mother is selfish and is only thinking of herself. It bother her because her mother is so nonchalant and acts like her daughter doesn’t matter, but in reality he mother is probably doing this for her daughter. Second, the clashing of views of the mother and daughter cause tension because they misinterpreted each other. According to the text, “Opportunity? For me? Or for you? . . . I burrowed my head under the pillow with the baseball. A tiny part of me felt guilty for stealing it, but it belonged to my dad and that made it special to me. “ (Paragraphs 34 and 46). The tension is the story is caused by the mother in the story doing something that displeases the narrator, which is her mother getting her
“Suspense combines curiosity with fear and pulls them up a rising slope,” quote by Mason Cooley summarizes the idea of how W.F. Harvey creates suspense in his short story, “August Heats.” Everyone likes a little suspense in their life so W.F. Harvey attracts his audience by using foreshadowing, “the use of hints to suggest events later in the plot,” (source 1) a reversal is involved, “a sudden change in a character’s situation from good to bad or vice versa,” (source 1) and the narrator withholds information from the reader. With these steps the author intrigues the audience to continue reading and cause them to feel frightened as they read.
Behind every written novel, the author includes details that can be hidden between the lines of the book that could potentially be very important. A very important detail shown in this narrative is the use of foreshadowing. For example, in chapter VIII, Douglass concentrates very deeply on the direction of the steamboats that are traveling to Philadelphia. This explains he was carefully plotting his longing to escape without having to actually come out and tell the reader. This creates anticipation in the reader and leads to questioning. This is a very important component that the author used to keep suspense and interest.
What gives the reader that feeling of being on the edge of their seat? Why would he want the reader to anticipate what’s going to happen next? That is how the author expresses tension. The author does this by using literary devices. Edgar Allen Poe builds suspense in “The Black Cat” by using specific literary devices—foreshadowing, allusion, and slow pace.
The cause-and-effect relationship in “The Monkeys Paw” is an amazing example as to how much an occurrence can affect the story line and the suspense within it. In the story the mother and father are one of the major reasons why the suspense is there, because they made wishes in the story the paw (which is also a cause of the suspense) had
The son himself follows more of his mother’s personality, because he always thinks ahead. This is evident by the quote “…bothered teachers for homework assignments far ahead of their due dates so I could draw up schedules.” This shows that the son thinks ahead and likes to plan for the future, a characteristic he shares with his mother. The fathers care free, go with the flow personality is exemplified by his multitude of last runs. “He was indifferent to my fretting.” This quote shows that the father cares more about having fun with his kid than by adhering to the strict guidelines his wife has set. During the son’s pivotal moment where he starts to enjoy his time he see’s his father in a different light than what he used to the son realizes how much fun he has had with his father during the trip and on all the past trips they have been on. The changing relationship between the father and son is demonstrated, when the son thinks back to what happened on the car ride back. “What I did not know was that my father would wheedle and and plead his way past them…”. This quote shows the respect the son is gaining for his father and his ability to get him back home earlier than predicted. The mother is
In Tobias Wolff’s short story “The Liar,” the protagonist, James, lies to help him construct a new identity outside of his family. James tells morbid lies about his mother in order to distance himself from her. Since, the loss of his father, James no longer associates with people who are like him. The lies started after his father’s death and his mother starts noticing how much differently he was acting. Since his mother is treating him like she is disappointed in him, James begins to devolve into a state of repressed bitterness. These lies are his way of expressing himself in a new reality to match his wishes. One example of this is when James says, “Felt like a failure. My lying had that effect on her. She took it personally… She thought
At that moment, he heard the door. Not the doorbell but a series of soft, polite raps, almost apologetic about the late hour. Every house has a logic, and its laws are more eloquent at night, when things occur without palliative noises. He didn’t look at his watch or jump, or suspect that he was hearing things. He simply got up from his chair and walked toward the door without turning on any lights; when he found himself standing face-to-face with his father. He had not seen his father since his death. And, at that moment, he had the strange realization that he had become used to the idea of never seeing him again.
Suspense techniques are an essential part of creating a narrative piece of writing, it creates an anticipation and tension to keep the reader interested. Also it creates a lively experience and grasps the reader’s attention. Suspense enhances the story's appeal to the reader by creating a grim situation that utilizes strategies such as thoughts and isolation. The author of “Night Drive” Will Jenkins effectively uses suspense technique to build tension and anxiety for the reader. The short story demonstrates, skillfully crafted sentences that express many examples of suspense. Suspense is an element used to build tension and you can see the suspense technique in various parts of the story, strongly in the 3 forms thoughts, time and expectation.