The Raven: Sound Devices Edgar Allan Poe has been called literature's “most brilliant star,” but he is also very known for an unstable life. Poe was abandoned by his father at birth, loss his mother at 3, and was kicked out of college at age 18. As a result, his upbringing would allow him to struggle much of his adult life; but Poe did land jobs at some literary magazine companies, opening the opportunity for him to write short stories. Poe most famous story “The Raven” was also famous because of his use of sound devices that allowed him to create tone allowing the reader to better understand the story. One sound device he uses is internal rhyme.
Do you want to come? It’s got 10114 possibly combinations.” The reader is told that Magnus was an unusual boy, since he would love to listen to the music the parents loved from when they were young and dressed rather controversially in jackets with leather patches and singing in the school choir. Magnus is throughout the story viewed as a nerd. It says in the story, “’I underestimated the variables’ he says sadly. ‘I should have done more research.’” It then proceeds with, “Magnus takes a calculator to the lavatory with him instead of the newspaper like a normal
A Separate Peace The novel “A Separate Peace” by John Knowles mainly talks about the relationship between two adolescents, Gene and Finny who were best friends and roommates during the World War II. The plot takes place at the Devon School in New Hampshire during a wartime. The two boys went on lots of adventures together and went through some ups and downs too. . As reading this piece one of the main themes that highlights the story is what rivalry and jealousy can cause to a friendship.
They are both helping each other reach their full potential in life. Jamal and William's relationship begins when Jamal is talked into breaking into William’s house by his friends. When he broke in the house William scared Jamal and Jamal forgetting his backpack. Jamal’s backpack contained his journals of all the writing he had done and William edited all of his work. After Jamal got his books back, he was reading a famous book by William Forester in his class.
Unfortunately for Lionel and Neal, just fourteen year old kids, the tragedy they experience will stick with them for the rest of their lives. In the novel, Athletic Shorts, author Chris Crutcher uses the literary devices, characterization and tragedy, to set a dark mood for the story, which contrasts with the bright atmosphere created early in the book. Characterization plays a very large role throughout the storyline. Lionel and Neal, the two main characters, undergo many changes as the novel develops. Lionel begins going into high school as a comedic, fun kid who tends to annoy his father.
The Pigman, by Paul Zindel is a fictional book based on an experience that two high school students, John Conlan and Lorraine Jenson, had to undergo. These two teenagers become good friends and begin to hang out on a regular basis. Together, both John and Lorraine learn important lessons about love, responsibility, and freedom. John and Lorraine got bored one day with their friends, Norton and Dennis, so they decide to prank call a random guy, known as Mr. Pignati. They call this man and pretend to be charity workers of the “L.
I often forgot that it was only written a few years ago. And then there’s the authentic, likeable characters! Lincoln is who every teenager reading Fangirl would want to be reading about in ten years. Cute, geeky, lovely, but his story isn’t easy and sadness frequents Attachments as much as the cute romance. Lincoln happens to hate his job, he still lives at home with his mother, his Dungeons & Dragons-playing friends all have families… He wants out, but leaving Beth, and her emails, is difficult to
Stars are not born they are made through the things which make them great. Silas Merritt Robertson was made the star of the hit Duck Dynasty through his humorous stories on the show. His book Si-cology 101 by Si Robertson is a recount of some of his favorite stories which give the reader a peek behind the curtain into Si’s life before Duck Dynasty and how his life has changed since the premier of the A&E show. The book includes stories of his children, wife, and time sent in the service.This novel is great for the reader who would prefer a book with lots of comical relief in some tense situations. As well in this novel the author, Si, helps the reader to realize the power of laughter and faith in times of struggles as well as many other important life lessons.
In the short story, “Seventh Grade”, by Gary Soto, the author pokes fun at seventh grade boys at the beginning a school year. The main characters are Victor, Michael, and Teresa, a girl Victor has a crush on. In the story, Victor learned that it is always best to be himself. Victor is a seventh grade boy who continues to make mistakes in front of the girl he likes. First, the writer tells us about Victor and his love for Teresa since they were young.
Author’s Crafts The way an author crafts a story strongly impacts the mood of the story. Within the novel, Drums, Girls and Dangerous Pie, the main character - Steven - is a funny, sarcastic 13-year-old, When Jeffrey, his younger brother is diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (A.L.L), his life takes a turn for the worst. However, instead of making the novel gloomy and depressing, Jordan Sonnenblick (the author) incorporated jokes and sarcastic comments into the tale. Steven lightened the mood of the novel by being funny and relatable with his jokes. When the tone of the novel became gloomy, Steven managed to crack jokes to lift the spirit of the story.