In William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, Golding vividly illustrates the descent of the deceased pilot in the middle of the night. Golding does this by intertwining several rhetorical terms to add depth to the writing and imagery, so the reader could picture every sentence in their minds, making it come alive. Golding also incorporates different styles of syntax to enhance the overall effect of the writing. The combination of these techniques allows Golding to recount the pilots flight with immense detail and depth, which not only amplifies the events occurring, but also creates a detailed images in the audience’s head.
This poem dramatizes the struggles and fear that a hostage faced when in captivity. The poem titled “Captivity” by Louise Erdrich, is about a woman reflecting on her times when she was held captive and the anxiety that she felt. While she eventually is rescued, the speaker notes that her time spent as a hostage took a toll on her life as she no longer finds purpose and does not know what to do with her life.
The figurative language in the novel, The Secret Life Of Bees, defines the father, T. Ray, as controlling, because of his actions and emotions towards Lily. T. Ray is Lily’s father who punishes his child by making her kneel on Martha Whites, which are coarsely ground up corn flakes that feel like powdered glass, and dig into Lily’s knees as she kneels on them. After the hour that Lily kneels there, as Rosaleen takes a look at her knees and on page twenty six he marches in “despising” and “full of anger.” Lily thought that he could have still loved her after her mother’s death, but now he treats her as though he can control her into his will and doesn’t treat her as a father should. The words that are used to describe his emotions show just
In Annie Dillard’s “The Death of the Moth” essay, she discusses the death of a moth that symbolizes death. She is curious about her own and the impact of it so she wrote this piece using a moth to represent the value of life. She uses the moth as a symbol to indicate no matter the size of an organism, large or small, it still has an impact on those around it and still has a role to complete after its death. She uses very descriptive details to give a vivid mental image of her surroundings and the burning of the moth in the fire.
“Words are pale shadows of forgotten names. As names have power, words have power. Words can light fires in the minds of men. Words can wring tears from the hardest hearts.” -Patrick Rothfuss. Words have the amazing power of helping us understand what is happening in a story and they can also help understand what the circumstances are simply form the setting. In the stories The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer and “The Treasure of Lemon Brown” by Walter Dean Myers the authors use descriptive language to develop the setting.
Death is an inevitable reality; once it approaches it cannot be stopped. The difference between life and death is thoroughly explained in Virginia Woolf’s “Death of the Moth.” The utilization of rhetorical devices by Woolf such as tone, pathos, symbolism, similes and metaphors to convey this message captivates the reader making them experience powerful emotions which were once unknown to them. Virginia Woolf describes her subjective self in her narration while conveying her pain to the readers.
Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” is a poem known for its supernatural mood and musically rhythmic tone. First published during the year of 1845, “The Raven,” in a way, reflected a time of hardships and loss for American citizens. After the publication of Poe’s poem, his popularity grew, but his wealth did not. Poorness lead to a life of madness for Poe, but his lifestyle greatly improved his writing. Most of his work deals with loss and insanity resulting from the loss of a loved one or loneliness. “The Raven” is based around the loss of a woman named Lenore and a black-feathered beast to bring bad omen. Edgar Allan Poe’s use of detailed imagery, syntax and tone, symbolism, unusual structure, and unnamed narrator all feed into his usual overall
Dandelions are plants that are viewed as malevolent to society and people make it a constant struggle to eliminate them from yards. This idea of the dandelion is contradicted in the poem “Dandelion” by Julie Lechevsky. The speaker of the poem addresses the stereotype of the monstrous plant at the beginning of the poem, but by the end of the poem, the dandelion is seen as a symbol of strength and order. Bold poetic devices are applied in this poem to reveal the speaker’s views on dandelions and also to convey the theme. Through the use of a simile, diction, and imagery, Lechevsky communicates the theme of society underestimating a person’s worth by their looks.
Personification can be used in so many ways, from making a spoon fly to trees dancing, all of which help give the poem more life and support the theme. In “Hunter’s Moon,” Fisk uses personification to provide more vivid pictures when describing the kelp and sky and bring the moon to life. In lines 1 and 2, “the sky slips down the rungs of its blue ladder”. Suggesting that as time goes on, the sky is getting darker and darker, creeping closer and closer to the end. Throughout the poem, the moon is described as shining on us all, but when Fisk writes “Its pale gaze caresses the lovers…” (lines 12-13), this line could be interpreted as Fisk trying to hint at another way of representing the moon; way of subtly suggesting to readers that the moon
The narrative poem The Sound of Silence was authored by Paul Simon. The poem is narrated in the first person point of view by a voice who, due to the prophetic connections made throughout the book, does not appear to be the author but rather an independent observer within the poem itself. A massive crowd of people on a street and a “fool” also appear during the poem, though their perspectives are never directly explored. The narrator awakens from a frightening dream and recounts the events to the darkness in which he wakes. He explains that in his dream, which is implied to be a recurring dream by the pluralization of the word, he walked down a lit street in the cold until he suddenly came upon a huge group of people who were communicating in superficial ways without saying anything substantial to each other. He tried to warn them of the dangers of this behavior, but was ignored. The
The challenge of hospitality is to extend an invitation to the other, in its otherness. The unanticipatable other, whose arrival puts into question one’s own belonging. To extend hospitality to madness, from the discourse of psychoanalysis, would require a closer attention to the absences in spoken language, to the hyphens and margins of the one’s speech. This demands that new avenues for interpretation be brought forward. To attempts to create spaces for the production of meaning, even when there seems to be none. Such a principle would be an acknowledgement of signification being construed, even in the face of apparent absence. The problematic is the establishment of the signification process itself, rather than analysing the existing meaning (Abraham & Torok, 1977, pp. li-lii).
Son of Timothy and Elizabeth Shelley; Percy Bysshe Shelley was the oldest amongst his four sisters, and only brother, John. Shelley was adored by his family and applaud by his servants who stood by him in his early ruling as lord of Field Place, a family home close to a historic town in England known as Horsham. Attentive and whimsical, he would spend his time entertaining his sisters with spooky ghost stories and preparing games to play with them. However, the bucolic life he cherished in the Field Place did not equip him for the orderly world
William Blake’s poem, “Little Fly”, critically examines the nature of life and death. Using this
In the poem Dover Beach, the themes is that, people have good and bad times in life. The poem has many rhetorical devices such as personification, allusions, simile, repetition, imagery, and rhyme. The devices helped the writes get the theme across or the meaning of the story. The reason why I think the theme of the poem is there is bad and good times in life because in the first stanza the tone happy, the second stanza it is melancholy, the third stanza the tone remorse and the last stanza is sorrow.
Edna St. Vincent Millay’s “Conscientious Objector” convinces readers that the speaker’s cause is just and heroic by using references to great evils in history to increase the impact of her words on the audience. The poem constantly depicts the speaker’s acceptance of “Death” as an alternative to revealing information that would give away the security of another’s life. In the first stanza, Millay uses the imagery of Death riding a horse to show how her speaker refuses to assist Death in reaching its victims in places such as Cuba and the Balkans as mentioned in lines five and six, which at the time where places where corruption and death ran rampant. The speaker demonstrates their refusal to aid Death in this stanza by rejecting to help “him” mount his horse and leave to wreak his havoc on others. Stanza two switches to a different time period, Antebellum America, with Death pictured as a man hunting down a runaway slave, torturing the speaker in an attempt to extract information regarding the slave’s whereabouts. Like the first stanza, the speaker is resisting Death in order to preserve the lives of others, except stanza two’s imagery is a lot more brutal and far less passive. The third and final stanza is made up of the speaker’s denouncement of Death and proclamation of secrecy. The