Poetic meters in combination with repeated ideas, words, and rhymes are all used in Marvell 's poem, The Mower Against Gardens. The poem explores humanities ungratefulness and abuse to nature with the use of sexual imagery. The poem resonates with the audience because it flows smoothly and is easy to read. The use of repetition is pronounced in the poem and the integrated tail rhymes enhance and join together associated couplets. The rhythmical nature of the poem alongside the "Da-Duh" poetic meters are key to Marvell 's writing.
When diving into the mysterious world of the uncanny the utilization of differing elements can contribute in making literature eerie. Freud states that the use of repetition of an object, number, etc and additionally the use of severed limbs can be a component in making a story uncanny. In the short story “Old Mrs. J”, by Yoko Ogawa, Ogawa uses this ideal and it serves its purpose in inciting an unsettling story. Throughout the story the use of produce is a recurring element as well as the presence of hand-shaped carrots. The short story quickly gives the reader an uncanny feeling when the kiwis from the garden are described in a perturbing way, “The kiwis in particular grew so thick that on moonlit nights when the wind was blowing, the whole hillside would tremble as though covered with a swarm of dark
Hawthorne uses his abilities to weave tone, mood, and style all into one story questioning his purpose of this tragic tale of shame and redemption. Nathaniel Hawthorne’s purpose in writing the Scarlet Letter is to address the punishment Hester endures at the hands of the Puritan society and he utilizes the appeals of Pathos, Ethos, and writes with a moralizing tone in order to develop our feelings towards female strength and how one women could defy the society she lives in and live a life of punishment. Hawthorne sends hidden messages through allusions to give off what a character is going through or to give depth to a scene. Hawthorne brings to the table many references to the Bible and Greek mythology to better describe his characters and the theme of his novel. When he says “..like a snake gliding swiftly over them..” (Hawthorne 42), Hawthorne is referencing the Bible.
Books are great, but what makes a book good? One of the factors is the technique the author uses and how they use it. Lots of stories use descriptive writing to develop the setting like in the stories “The Monkey’s Paw”, and “Treasure of Lemon Brown”. In the short story “The Monkey’s Paw” the author uses descriptive adjectives to further the setting of the story and create mood. One way the author foreshadows, and sets the mood at the same time is when he wrote: “Of all the beastly, slushy, out-of-the-way places to live in, this is the worst.” This shows that the characters are dissatisfied with their home, which may hint to future actions to create a better environment.
The dialogs retransmitted by our protagonist are indeed interspersed with Standard Written English. Thereby, one of the most commented characteristic of the novel is the split style of narrative made by Hurston. The book begins with an omniscient, third-person narrator’s voice. The language used is not vernacular, but an intellectual and figurative one, full of rhetorical figures of speech and poetic devices such as metaphors. This split of narrative allows the author to depict a vivid picture of the décor, but it also add a voice which anchors the entire novel without denaturing the vernacular dialogs of Janie’s story with elements of context or details.
There’s a number of scents present in just the few chapters we have read, including lilac, Zameen’s perfume, and rotting flesh. Lee brought to attention that smell is the most evocative of senses, so it would make sense in a novel riddled with haunting memories that smell would so often be present. Then, Jeremy brought up that maybe smell presents itself as the most important sense because the characters have all been numbed by the physical spectacle of violence, which we all agreed seemed a great explanation for its
By creating a world for herself within nature, Pearl mocks the institutionalized society surrounding her, proving how she is the most transcendental character. Nathaniel Hawthorne chooses to describe Pearl Hester as “material of [the] earth” and “a lovely and immortal flower” to show how she possesses natural qualities, something characteristic of a transcendentalist (61, 62). In addition to possessing “beautiful and brilliant…[natural] elements,” Pearl develops an individualistic relationship with nature (62). While in “seclusion from human society,” Pearl creates “her [own] inner world,” using “a stick, a bunch of rags, [and] a flower” to depict a variety of “imaginary personages” (65). By using the “black and solemn…pine-trees” to represent
In Flannery O’Connor’s “A Good Man is Hard to Find,” she uses writing skills such as symbolism and imagery to get across her different themes to the reader’s with plenty of room for self-interpretation. Though O’Connor’s work could be defined as cynical, she does an excellent job of writing in the third person with her uncomplicated structure of sentences leaving plenty of room for her character 's thoughts, feelings, and actions to get across the realism of our world. "A Good Man is Hard to Find" is a battle between a grandmother with a rather artificial sense of goodness, and a criminal who symbolizes evil. The grandmother treats goodness as having good manners, and coming from a family of higher class, but at the end of the story comes to
Tiny little cherry blossoms just as white. Your back got a whole tree on it. In bloom. What God have in mind, I wonder.” (Page 79) Over the course of reading the novel Beloved, I came across a fascinating tendency of the utilization of trees to serve as a representation of beauty, hope, and comfort. I found it interesting the author described something that would be associated with pain and violence, and transformed it into a way that was beautiful.
The author describes the tree tops as being “all aquiver with the new spring life” (Chopin 1). The author continues with more positive sounding descriptions like “delicious breath of rain” and “countless sparrows were twittering in the eaves” (Chopin 1). If this were a story of mourning, the main character’s surroundings would be described in a way that would seem to almost match the despair of said character. The fact that the author did the exact opposite should propose that Mrs. Mallard was witnessing these descripted images with a sort of
To finish, the last symbol I will be focusing on Is nature. Nature is a symbol that encompasses the characters in this book but also is a character in the book. Nature first makes its appearance on page 107, “…the ugliest weeds of the garden were their children, whom Pearl smote down, and uprooted most unmercifully.” (Scarlet Letter) In this line Hawthorne writes to introduce the symbol of nature, you see nature being compared to as humans. He is comparing the Puritan children to the ugly weeds of nature that are uprooted and thrown away so then the beautiful roses (Pearl) are more vibrant and noticeable. This Rose would then be, again, another symbolism of Pearl as she is taking all of those weeds out of the ground so she stands out more.
In The Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne uses a blend of realism, symbolism, and allegory. Nathaniel Hawthorne uses historical settings and various themes throughout the novel as well as his psychology and the supernatural. The psychological exploration of the characters and the author’s use of realistic dialogue only adds to the realism of the novel. The most obvious symbol of the novel is the actual scarlet letter ‘A’ that Hester wears on her chest every day. A rosebush stands in front of a gloomy prison to symbolize frailty and sorrow, beauty and solitude.
The world is made up of opposites and differences. In the novel paper towns by john green, the use of opposites helped me to understand the themes: appearance can be deceiving, the importance of identity and the bad affects of obsession this is shown through a variety of quotes in the text. A quote from the book that shows appearance can be deceiving is when Q is in Margo’s room looking for clues that link to where she is, he then finds her music collection and says “But I was distracted by Margo’s music collection. She liked everything I could have never imagined her listening to all these records.” This shows how much q doesn’t actually know Margo he has built this image of her in his mind of how he wants her to be and is surprised when