A violet leaf can refer to the color of the dead body. The last line the word “winter” can be the symbol of the dead. This stanza, the death belongs to nature and when human dies we go back to nature as well. The sixth paragraph used a Simile and Metaphor as the feature in the stanza. The poet used the Simile to compared a broom dressed like the dead from the first line “But death also goes through the world dressed as a broom,” and the poet use the Metaphor with the broom which is the broom is the tongue and the needle of the dead.
"Wraith" by Edna St. Vincent Millay explores the complexity behind the ambiguous presence of the wraith suspended within the house. Never explicitly stated in the text, the wraith’s spirit lingers through the lines of the poem aided by the speaker’s use of personification. Portrayal of rain through humanistic traits, and by addressing aforementioned with female personal pronouns, constructs a conscious for an inanimate concept. As such is paralleled to a ghost-like figure haunting the speaker’s home and mind, rain allows for a visible embodiment of the paranormal spirit. In the poem, the speaker effectively personifies this beautiful yet haunting rain, allowing them the freedom to explore the supernatural wraith, it 's respective characteristics and most specifically, the reasoning behind it 's looming presence as it resonates throughout the poem.
The value of earthly treasures versus eternal treasures is a key theme in Anne Bradstreet’s “Upon the Burning of Our House.” Throughout the poem, Bradstreet uses the following three examples to discover her feelings about losing her earthly treasures in the house fire and moving toward eternal treasures: her earthly possessions, her position in society, and her ultimate choice to focus on eternity. Anne Bradstreet is a woman who was the first English colonial poet. while she resided in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. She wrote this poem around July of 1666 to describe the event of her home burning to the ground. Bradstreet creates a deeper meaning in her poem through her discussion of earthly value versus eternal value and how she discovers the importance of eternal value through the loss of her earthly possessions.
In line 19, he wrote, “To shut her up in a sepulcher” (Poe 19). A sepulcher is a place of burial. This is a more descriptive way of saying that Annabel Lee was buried in a grave, and it allows the reader to imagine Annabel Lee’s place of burial. Also, in lines 15-16 Poe wrote, “A wind blew out of a cloud, chilling my beautiful Annabel Lee” (Poe 15-16). This can give the reader a visual image or feeling of the wind coming out of a cloud on Annabel Lee and making her sick.
In ‘When we two parted’, the phrase “the dew of the morning felt chill on my brow-it felt like a warning of what I feel now”, uses natural imagery and foreshadowing to show that the “dew” was like a cold sweat, an omen of suffering o follow. Moreover, “dew” could also symbolise Mother Nature’s tears as she too felt misery as she watched their relationship come to a parting. Furthermore, “dew” could also symbolise the start of coldness as their relationship went on, reflecting a premonition of death. This is a typical description of Byron, as since he was a major figure in the romantic period, uses of overtly emotional natural imagery was especially
In the poem “Hurricane Hits England” by Grace Nicholas , the narrator describes the night a hurricane came to England. She questions the, asking why it is so far from home. She describes the destruction it causes. However she also describes the effect the storm has on her, reminding her that she is not so very far away from home and she emphasizes that thoughts of her with many literary devices, nostalgic tone and eight stanzas. The despairing and dramatic tone of the poem emphasizes the melancholy and the desire of the narrator to be at her home.
However, this is primarily focused on the manner in which Emily is metaphorically the portion of the southern side that requires change or will experience a terrible ending. First, William Faulkner uses various literary devices in the story to convey the themes of death and change. Death is evident in the story when the narrator opens by explaining the start of Miss Emily’s
In “Because I Could Not Stop For Death”, Emily Dickinson uses imagery and symbols to establish the cycle of life and uses examples to establish the inevitability of death. This poem describes the speaker’s journey to the afterlife with death. Dickinson uses distinct images, such as a sunset, the horses’ heads, and the carriage ride to establish the cycle of life after death. Dickinson artfully uses symbols such as a child, a field of grain, and a sunset to establish the cycle of life and its different stages. Dickinson utilizes the example of the busyness of the speaker and the death of the sun to establish the inevitability of death.
In the short stories “A Rose for Emily” and “The Story of an Hour,” the authors use literary devices to create vibrant female characters. These literary devices include diction, imagery, language, and sentence structure. “The Story of an Hour,” written by Kate Chopin, opens with a woman, Louise Mallard, who has a heart disease, and her friends must gently break the news to her that her husband has passed away in a railroad accident. She mourns briefly, but then realizes that she can now live for herself, instead of just as someone’s wife. Shockingly, she walks downstairs after fleeing from her friends’ horrible news, and her husband walks in the door.
Besides helping the reader to connect to the literary work, imagery also functions to strengthen and develop the work’s underlying themes. For instance, in Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour,” Mrs. Mallard sits alone at her window, contemplating the news that her husband is dead. A storm outside has just passed: She could see in the open square before her house the tops of trees that were all aquiver with the new spring life. The delicious breath of rain was in the air. In the street below a peddler was crying his wares.