Martin Luther King, Jr. uses metaphors to make his argument in “The Letter To Birmingham Jail” by saying things such as “I guess it is easy for those who have never felt the stinging darts of segregation to say wait.” He refers this quote to when the people were being perilously brutalized by police officers. They were kicked, cursed at, and treated awfully, however. I believe one reason Martin Luther King uses metaphors in his writing to show you more detail and give you a visual of what he is saying in his pious mind. Martin Luther King, for example, uses metaphors to show detail when he talks about little girls not being able to go and play on the playground with other white children. He says “the depressing clouds of inferiority begin
"Technology is a useful servant but a dangerous master." This quote can be used to describe the message of the short story "There Wil Come Soft Rains" by Ray Bradbury. The story is set in the future and revolves around a house that is full of technology. The house is still functioning even after all the humans die from a nuclear explosion. Throughout the story, the author builds the theme that technology can be both a blessing and a curse by using figurative language and irony.
“Words are pale shadows of forgotten names. As names have power, words have power.” -Patrick Rothfuss. Everyone in uses figurative language in someway, you could be writing a paper, yelling at your sister, or maybe just talking to yourself. But you use it in someway, shape, or form. In the stories, The House of The Scorpion and “Two Kinds” by Nancy Farmer and Amy Tan the authors used figurative language to develop the setting and mood.
In all Summer in a Day by Ray Bradbury, Ray Bradbury uses both similes and metaphors to make the details of the story more clear. For example in the first few sentences it says “The children pressed to each other like so many roses and weeds intermixed. This helps the reader identify that some of the kids are good being the roses and some of the kids are bad being the weeds.
Similes in the poem such as ‘till he was like to drop’ are used to create a more descriptive image in the reader’s mind. Metaphors when saying ‘He lifted up his hairy paw’ and in many other sections of the poem to exaggerate areas to give the reader a more interesting view. So the poet can express what he is trying to prove through and entertaining way. The imagery device enhances the poem to make it stand out more so it grabs the reader attention.
There are many stylistic techniques, imagery, and syntax that Bradbury includes throughout Fahrenheit 451. Bradbury uses unusual syntax in the story to represent Montag's thoughts for example, “One drop of rain. Clarisse. Another drop. Mildred. A third. The uncle. A fourth. The fire tonight…” He also uses some imagery like “The fire gusing up in a volcano” and “The little mosquito-delicate dancing hum in the air, the electrical murmur of a hidden wasp snug in its special pink warm nest.” Also metaphors like “but instead he stood there, very cold, his face a mask of ice” which is the comparison between his face and a mask of ice. Another one is “a book is a loaded gun in the house next door” that compares the book to a loaded gun. All throughout
When a person first hears the title “Oranges” by Gary Soto, they might think that it is about a person on an orange farm or someone that newly discovered oranges. In this poem, the speaker talks about how he had met a girl and they walked until they were at a drugstore, they went inside and he bought her chocolate with a nickel and an orange. They were walking, she was eating her chocolate and he was eating an orange, and they were enjoying their time together. Taking chances can often result in good outcomes. Gary Soto uses similes, metaphors, attitude, and varied stanza structure in “Oranges” to highlight the importance of taking chances.
You tell your friend they’re like a giant, and that the clouds need to jump out of his way. You used figurative language to joke with your friend, which is also used by professional writers to develop specific elements in a story. In The “Treasure of Lemon Brown” by Walter Dean Myers, and in “Two Kinds” by Amy Tan, the authors use figurative language to help develop scene and character.
In the tantalizing novel, Night by Elie Wiesel, the author uses figurative to convey his thoughts and emotions. There are two cauldrons of soup left laying in the middle of the road with no one guarding them and the starving jews are looking at them. The author uses the metaphor, “ Two lambs with hundreds of wolves lying in wait for them.”( Wiesel 59), to vividly describe this moment in time in the book. This is an accurate comparison of the two cauldrons of soup to two helpless sheep and the Jews to hungry wolves. The author uses this metaphor to emphasize how starved and desperate the Jews
Homer’s poem The Odyssey is about a warrior who has not been home from the Trojan War in twenty years. He is held from home by Poseidon by several monsters and other challenges. When he returns home, he finds that his house has been overtaken by suitors trying to marry his wife. The Odyssey has many examples of figurative language in the text. Figurative language is using words or phrases differently than the literal definition and is used in literature to provide more drama to the story or to just make the text more interesting. Homer uses many types of figurative language in the text; including similes, metaphors, epithets, personifications, alliterations, and epic similes. In Homer’s poem The Odyssey, figurative language is used to intensify
Three examples of figurative language from Night by Elie Wiesel are similes, rhetorical questions and personifications.
In the short story, there will come soft rain ray Bradbury sets a somewhat post-apocalyptic and chaotic mood .He uses different literary devices to help us understand better what the atmosphere of the world is at the time.
The three examples of figurative language that I am going to analyze are, rhetorical questions, personification, and similes .
In the story “Poison” by Roald Dahl, there are many examples of figurative language. Figurative language by definition is language that uses words or expressions with a meaning that is different from the literal interpretation. Some examples of figurative language are similes, metaphors, analogies, and alliteration. In the story “Poison,” a man named Harry Pope has a krait, a poisonous snake, sleeping on his stomach, and an Indian doctor, Ganderbai, must help him. Roald Dahl’s use of figurative language in the short story “Poison” effectively creates a vivid description of the events that transpire.
The way a sentence is worded, has a heavy impact on readers when the tone is either defeat, somber, or even death. In Ray Bradbury’s, There Will Come Soft Rains, Bradbury helps the reader understand tone by using diction and imagery. The first example of diction readers see is “But