Emily Dickinson and Robert Frost both write about darkness, structuring their poems in an uncertain and cynical tone stringing along the reader by using consistent rhyming and vague details. The authors also use extended metaphors and fearful imagery to implement the ominous feel that comes with darkness. Although both poems use different devices to achieve their purpose, the message is almost parallel. In Emily Dickinson's “419” she grabs your attention by using the pronoun “we”, in doing this she relates to the reader and makes the poem more personable.
This story used symbolism, imagery, and foreshadowing. An example of symbolism and imagery is the Black Thing. It is a symbol of evil. An example of foreshadowing was the stormy night at the beginning of the story, it foreshadowed the Black Thing and IT. Both are evil beings.
Rain is being used to conceptualize the speaker’s proposed hosting of a haunting spirit in order to aid in the questioning of the metaphysical claim of supernatural presence within the house. "Glimmering eyes," and "Thin as thread, with exquisite fingers,-" paint a vivid person like picture, yet these phrases are only being used to describe the inanimate, common and natural concept of rain. By doing such, the rain is being held to a higher level of consciousness, therefore being granted a mind with motives as well as a conscious which stretches beyond rain’s typical denotation. As a result, the speaker never refers directly to
The Horror in the Monkey’s Paw The Monkey’s Paw, is a horror masterpiece. Written by W. W. Jacobs’, The short story has three main aspects, the first wish, the second wish, and the last. The Monkey’s
2. The author W. W. Jacobs sets the mood of the story through setting and atmosphere to create a horror/mysterious vibe to the reader. He uses nature and the surroundings of the characters to create mood as he describes the atmosphere of location. Jacobs begins the novel with “Outside, the night was cold and
In the short story “Treasure of Lemon Brown”, the author uses figurative language to describe the setting in the story. One example is this, “The dark sky, filled with angry swirling clouds reflected Greg Ridley’s mood.” You can picture that it's probably night time outside and that it might rain. There may be a lot of clouds blocking the sun to make it look
In Mary Shelley’s iconic gothic novel, Frankenstein, Romantic themes are strongly represented in order to propagandize Romanticism over the elements of knowledge and the Enlightenment. In her novel, Shelley uses gothic nature settings to foreshadow dark events that are about to happen in the novel. She also uses nature to intensify the effect that is brought during significant scenes, a strong example being, when Victor Frankenstein’s monster approaches him after a long period of time. Nature and its use to influence mood is one of the most paramount themes of both Frankenstein and Romanticism.
This contributed to creating her unique writing style. Her efforts to eliminate inessential language and punctuation resulted in creating breathtaking effects on her poems. Dickinson drops endings from verbs and nouns and leaves out connecting words. By compressing the language Dickinson created her ultimate and unique signature.
The air was damp, the silence close and deep.” What makes this writing incredibly consummate at this style of literature is how the author construes this air of suspense, and makes you feel like you’re in a
There are a few reasons why the story “Tell Tale Heart” is so suspenseful. The narrator of the tale helps readers to feel as though anything could happen at any moment. The setting also provides an unpredictable atmosphere for this type of story to take place. Almost every aspect of this piece of literature is thrilling and implements a sense of tension. “Tell Tale Heart” will forever be remembered as one of the most suspenseful, frightening stories in our
AP8 Joan Didion and Linda Thomas respectively develop pieces with similar diction and other various devices to convey their Opposing views of the Santa Ana winds to their audience. Didion portrays the winds as a fearful occurrence while Thomas wishes to show her audience that these winds are something natural and somewhat beautiful. Concrete language is extensively used throughout both pieces, describing the environment as "...ominously glossy..." (The Santa Ana Winds) and "...fire blackened land..." (Brush Fire). Through the descriptions the audience is able to understand the Santa Ana winds as the authors portrayed them.