In the story, “Marigolds”, the author, Eugenia Collier uses imagery, diction and connotation in deep way. One example is of connotation is “... how thick were the bars of our cage”. This gives a negative connotation because it's pointing out how big their poverty is. An example for imagery is “running together and combining like fresh water color painting in the rain”. This shows how she and her friends would run around and play together. An example of diction is “a strange nostalgia”. The author chose the word “nostalgia” to add texture to her
In ‘A Christmas Carol’, Dickens presents Ignorance and Want in a metaphorical fashion, depicting them as children. This is done in such a manner as to shock and appall the reader, leading to greater emotional investment.
In the story, "Christmas Hunt" the author Borden Deal, shows that the theme "all good things come to those who wait. Tom wants to go hunting with his father but he is not ready. So Tom says, "All my life I had been hearing tales of past Christmas Day hunts and I knew with a great ten-year-old certainty that I was old enough to go." In the middle of the story Tom disobeys his father and goes anyway and takes Calypso Baby his father’s dog with. “You gonna hunt for me like you do for Papa?” ,Tom Said. In the end, Tom’s father didn’t let him be in the Christmas day hunt but, Tom got a new puppy that they would train to hunt. “I looked at the bird-dog puppy in the basket. All of a sudden Christmas burst inside me like a skyrocket.” All in all, “Christmas
Spiegelman with his brilliant usage of vivid imagery that portrayed the actual actions and phenomena of his and his peers including his father in a graphic way was absolutely fantastic. With the use of non-human imagery, the audience were still made to see capture a mental understanding of the descriptive words that were supported by the imagery that accompanied them page by page. He said quote ‘It was during summer I think I was ten or eleven”, and this quotation was vividly supported by the imagery presented on page 4 where the inhuman creatures were smaller than they are in other pictures, this is to depict to us that was very young during those skating time. The audience were able to clearly see and mentally understand fully as a result
A Separate Peace by John Knowles is a story about teenage boys attending a private school during World War II. Many boys were being forced into war when they turned eighteen and had to leave their old lives behind. Older boys at The Devon School were taught about following orders and staying fit. Younger boys did not receive this training, yet were still expected to join the war when they were old enough. The younger boys managed to create a separate peace for themselves by having a Winter Carnival. Although the festivities of the Winter Carnival suggest that the boys have been successful in creating a separate peace, Knowles’ use of war related imagery in describing the setting, prizes, and behavior of the boys at the carnival suggests that the peace is illusory.
Everybody has a favorite childhood memory, my favorite memory is playing with my friends. The two stories, to kill a mockingbird by Harper lee, and “ a Christmas memory “ by Truman capote both are written by a child's viewpoint. The two stories have many similarities and differences. During this essay they are going to compared and contrasted. The story to kill a mockingbird by Harper lee takes place in maycomb alabama and the main character scout is also the narrator. During this time the Great Depression is going on. Scout has a brother named Jem and a father named Atticus finch who is a lawyer in Maycomb. “A Christmas memory” by Truman capote is also about a young child during the prohibition. Throughout the book buddie,which is the main character, talks about his friendship with his very old cousin. Also they are a very poor family and only have skinflint sums. Buddie and his old cousin bake fruitcake every Christmas time. In analyzing these two stories, the characters, setting, and literary devicesall have similarities and differences.
The lights on the christmas tree shone different colors across the faces of the children as they roasted marshmallows in the fireplace. Half empty hot chocolates sat beside them. How the Grinch Stole Christmas played over the television set, not quite drowned out by the children's laughter and discussions of what presents they would be getting the next morning. The man, in this moment, couldn’t help but notice just how beautiful his wife was. The way her nose crinkled up, when she laughed with the children, the way she snuggled closer to him while watching the movie. Even in her silly christmas pajamas, she was still beautiful.
In the novel Oryx and Crake (2003), Margaret Atwood allocates the character's principles of value, and how that leads to deliberate sacrifice. Atwood is able to elucidate these principles through the use of the protagonist's flashbacks, a present and past 3rd person, all-knowing narration, and a clever tone that puts a strong emphasis toward the scientific advancements of the 21st century. Atwood’s purpose in parts of the novel is show why Jimmy sacrifices his happiness, in order to show how a synthetic world can make someone value the natural human life.
The biographical novel Winterdance, written by Gary Paulsen, composed in 1994, is based on the author’s experiences in both training for and running in the Iditarod dog sled race, held in Alaska, in obscure and extreme conditions where your eyeballs could potentially freeze. An important setting in the novel is the Iditarod dog sled race as throughout the novel, it helps me understand a key character - Gary Paulsen, since he explores the idea of how experiences can change your understanding on life and the significance of loyalty
A long, long time ago, in a universe far, far away there lived a young Joshua Fernstien. He loved to run in the Oxen cages and mess with them while they were hibernating. He also loved to frolic around in the luscious white snow, and make all sort of Snow Angels and figure eights on the tops or frozen lakes. Anyone that knew Joshua would know that he loved Christmas more than anything in the world.
As I sit in class, trying my hardest to pay attention to jumble of scientific words my chemistry professor is lecturing us about, my mind drifts away to a song. The song, today, being Cold, Cold Man by St. Motel and all I can focus on is the movie clip that is playing out in my head. I image the song starting out with the image of a car driving out of a Midwest city, the frame zooming out when you see the car making its journey across the country. The frame then zooms in on the car as the background fades into a city when vocals come in. When the song gets to the refrain, I see the frame zooming in on the driver of the car as it gets deeper into the heart of the city. The driver I don’t know why I imagine her as Carrie Bradshaw, as played by
Dr. Seuss’ poem, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” can be analyzed using many different schools of criticism, however, the psychoanalytical school of criticism holds allows us to truly understand the “true meaning” behind the poem. The poem begins with a socially isolated character, the Grinch, who loathes Christmas and wishes to completely destroy it. He wants to completely eliminate Christmas from “Whoville.” The Grinch gets irritated whenever when he hears the singing from the children and sees families feasting together in the holiday season. However, as the poem progress, the Grinch starts to feel the love and happiness involved with Christmas and ends up correcting his wrongdoings to ultimately enjoy Christmas with the “Whos.”
My winter song is “it 's beginning to look a los like Christmas” by Johana mahis. I close this song because my grandmother used to sing it all the time. This song has some interesting literary devices that you may of not of know. Like one of them is alliteration. In this song i have found 2 moré literary devices.
Phenomenal Woman, by Maya Angelou is an inspiring poem that encourages women, including myself to be confident and to love themselves just the way they are. It encourages women to be independent and confident despite what others think about them, especially men. In “Phenomenal Woman”, there are various literary devices used, some of which include repetition, parallelism, metaphors and personification.
In Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, appearances prove to be deceptive veneers that disguise the reality of situations and characters. Ibsen’s play is set in 19th century Norway, when women’s rights were restricted and social appearance such as financial success and middle class respectability were more important than equality and true identity. Ibsen also uses realism and naturalism, portraying the Helmer’s Marriage through authentic relationships, which are relatable to the audience. In A Doll’s House, Nora represents 19th century women entrapped by society to fulfill wifely and motherly obligations, unable to articulate or express their own feelings and desires. Initially, Nora appears to be a dependent, naïve girl, yet as the play unfolds, we see her as strong, independent woman, willing to make sacrifices for those who she cares about as well as herself. Henrik Ibsen uses symbolism in order to portray Nora’s sovereignty from the strict social guidelines of morality and appearances in 19th century Norway.