In the work, “A Worn Path, “Welty has developed a short story that uses characterization, symbolism, imagery, and conflict in a hero’s journey. Phoenix says “Thorn bushes and barbed-wire fences, log bridges and hills are major barriers for her.” (Welty, Edora 2/5) As Phoenix pursues this heroic challenge she acknowledges the temptation and fear built in her crossing a deep forest in the health condition she is found in. Welty gives the character the willingness having an ambition to conquer her journey. Upon many other Phoenix Jackson was well aware of what she was approaching making her build fear. However crossing the first threshold of overcome the first obstacle in the journey Phoenix acknowledges her hero’s journey has just yet begun.
“When a little boy brought her a plate with a slice of marble-cake on it she spoke to him. 'That would be acceptable,' she said. But when she went to take it there was just her own hand in the air.” This incident does not frighten Phoenix, or even phase her at all. Once she realizes the boy is not there, she simply continues on her path, making it seem as though a hallucination is not out of the norm. Likewise, it is revealed that this journey is routine through the line “There was a fixed and ceremonial stiffness over her body.” The word ceremonial shows that this is not new to Phoenix and she does this often without even knowing why.
In our culture, people get wrapped up in the major events in our life, the events that are planned, that are believed to hold our true happiness. Through Mary Oliver’s sobering words and structure in The Place I Want To Get Back To she suggests that true fulfilment is in small spontaneous moments that cannot be repeated, planned, or expected. She believes those are the moments that hold the most gratitude. By the use of descriptive language to describe the setting, Mary Oliver begins by implying that the poem is taking place in a forest without directly saying so. Oliver uses specific words like “pinewoods” (2) and “darkness” (4) to create the image of a dark forest.
Wild Geese is a poem by Mary Oliver, that has uses excellent poetic devices to portray her theme and overall message. Many lines throughout the poem help drive the theme together and allow you to easily relate to it. “Meanwhile the world goes on” and “You do not have to be good” are two lines directly from the poem, that best interpret the theme. The theme of “Wild Geese” is perseverance, and how only you can control how your life is lived. The direct message the poem is trying to send to the reader is strong, so you can precisely put quotes into perspective.
Dickinson’s curiosity about nature, and the Gothic Movement, largely influenced the recurring theme in her poems, which is revealed in the analysis of “Because I Could Not Stop for Death”. Poetry has a huge influence on other people as it helps express individuals’ experiences, thoughts and ideas. The ability to become a brilliant poet is a talent that many wish to be blessed with, it is luxury that many cannot
“A worn path” In “A worn path” Eudora Weltey focuses on realism. Phoenix Jackson as the protagonist of the short story. Phoenix Jackson who shares her name with the mythological bird that rises from its own ashes. The short story shows a great example and purpose of why phoenix needs to keep on living as much as she can. The author uses certain elements of fiction throughout the short story which are: setting, symbol, and allusion.
“I’d like to know what he’s really up to. As if a normal boy cares what’s on the news — Dudley hasn’t got a clue what’s going on, doubt he knows who the Prime Minister is! Anyway, it’s not as if there’d be anything about his lot on our news —” “Vernon, shh!” said Aunt Petunia. “The window’s open!” “Oh — yes — sorry, dear …” The Dursleys fell silent. Harry listened to a jingle about Fruit ’N Bran breakfast cereal while he watched Mrs. Figg, a batty, cat-loving old lady from nearby Wisteria Walk, amble slowly past.
N. Scott Momaday is a Kiowa novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet. He devotes his life to protect and inherit the national culture heritage, and has published a large number of Indian literature with fresh content, unique style and light homesickness. Among his numerous literary works, the early published work The Way to Rainy Mountain belongs to a prose with beautiful style of writing and sincere affection. The way to Rainy Mountain is a Momaday’s journey to seek his root. He skillfully combines the life of his grandmother and the history of the people together, with a unique perspective, rich poetic language, delicate emotions to show readers the origin, development and decline of the culture of Indian 's Kiowa people.
Sarah Orne Jewett was a realism writer who stories have a lot of natural and domestic elements of New England around her time. Her writing was inspired from a “deep sympathy for native characters and her ear for local speech” and she told another writer that “Her head was full of dear old houses and dear old women, and when old houses and old women came together in her brain with a click, she knew her story was under way.” This creating her “exquisitely simple, natural, and graceful style.” This being most evident in The White Heron. This story is about a young girl who is faced with an inner conflict of morality versus money and love. This story is told through a third person perspective. It tells of a little girl, Sylvia, who recently
Furthermore, her eagerness to read highly impacted her later writing career. Welty expresses her passion for books by utilizing rhetorical devices such as imagery, analogy, and characterization in her short story. In the first scene, Welty starts by characterizing Mrs. Calloway as the obstacle that she had to overcome to read. The librarian has a “dragon eye”, which characterizes her as a menacing and unwelcoming figure that guards its treasure. Unlike most librarians in reality who have assistants to help them, Mrs. Calloway administers the library “by herself.” As a result, the librarian had a streaming countenance that shows her unnecessary hard work and a need to soothe herself physically and emotionally.
The passage from “Ones writer’s Beginnings” written by Eudora Welty portrayed very strong and detailed language that conveyed how reading experiences had an impact on her writing career. The language she includes is phrases, and figurative language that may catch the reader’s eye while absorbing the text. Phrases are used all throughout this passage; however Welty uses very clever and intriguing phrases to make a detailed and useful point to explain how these experiences help developed into something she did in her adulthood. Phrases such as “As you came in from the bright outside” was very unique because it goes around the fact that this sentence can be put in a simple way but she words it in that to make outside bright, and the
In the opening passage, I adore how the author made the setting a more peaceful scenario to take away all the darkness that occurred in the previous two chapters. An example would be, “I started appreciating Mother Nature, what she’d done with the world.” (Monk Kidd 57). This passage reminded me of my grandmother because she loves and admires nature. Nature’s creations leave her in awe just like Lily. I relished that the author helped Lily to experience such a peaceful view in her time of distress.