Literary devices are used by an author to enhance a story. These devices can help to make a piece more descriptive, complex and thrilling. Literary devices can also help the reader further understand the text. Conflict, characterization, and imagery are exemplary examples of literary devices used by authors. Conflict is one of the most essential literary devices. Conflict happens when a character experiences some type of fight or dispute. Conflict can be internal or external, and generally makes for a more interesting story and a much more enjoyable experience for the reader. The conflict in Borders by Thomas King is the most important element of the story, as the conflict between Laetitia 's mother and the security at the Canada-United States …show more content…
Imagery allows a reader to imagine the events of a story within their mind through mental images. Imagery can describe how something looks, a sound, a feeling, a taste, or a smell. Imagery is especially important when the author is describing a character or a setting. The short story The Man In The Black Suit by Stephen King has several excellent examples of imagery. In the lines “Even before he reached me, I recognized the aroma baking up from the skin under the suit—the smell of burned matches. The smell of sulfur.” King clearly describes the smell of the man in the black suit. This description allows us to imagine what Gary is smelling in our minds. Consequently, we can better empathize with the boy due to being able to conceptualize the situation he is in much more clearly. An additional example of imagery taken from King’s, The Man In The Black Suit are the lines “His face was very long and pale. His black hair was combed tight against his skull and parted with rigorous care on the left side of his narrow head. He was very tall.” Although these lines are also an instance of characterization, they are an excellent example of imagery as well. King’s description supplies us with a very distinct mental image of the man in the black suit, that the reader can continue to visualize as they read the
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Imagery is the sensory details that are used to describe, intrigue emotion, or represent abstractions between things. Imager uses terms related to the five senses which we refer to them as visual, auditory, tactile, gustatory, or olfactory imagery. Examples of visual imagery are “Hell’s wide gaping mouth” and “glowing flames” (108.) This makes the reader visualize what this may look like and causes a sense of fear. Another form of imagery is “You hang by a slender thread, with the flames of divine wrath flashing about it” (110.)
When authors want to make a point that leaves a memory or needs to make you think about something, they typically use imagery. It can inscribe an image to show the severity or serenity of the moment in a way different from the normal statement, in a deeper way that can leave you with a feeling of joy or fill you with sorrow. In Night, Elie Wiesel uses imagery to show that surviving during the Holocaust was difficult and often given up on. In the beginning, Jews were expelled from their homes, leaving the town barron.
During the 1830s, the Great Depression took over America’s brightness and joy, shattering the American spirit. Citizens searched for a light to help people get their lives back together. During this searching, they found Seabiscuit to bring them hope. Seabiscuit is a racing horse that received the right trainer and rider to make him a legend. Seabiscuit’s story is beautifully portrayed in Laura Hillenbrand’s book, Seabiscuit.
The main use of imagery is to appeal to the reader’s senses to give a full picture and description of what is happening at a certain point in a text. In “The Contents of a Dead Man’s pockets, an example of this is, “ Without pause he continued--right foot, left foot, right foot, left--his shoe soles shuffling and scraping along the rough stone, never lifting from it, fingers sliding along the exposed edging of brick.” This piece of the texts paints a clear picture in the mind of the reader and shows a very suspenseful tone. Imagery plays a big role in the story’s tone, and we can see it as very exciting and
Jonathan Edwards, an effective preacher always made people pay close attention to his cogent and fearful sermons. His sermons would “result in a great number of conversions.” Edwards’s sermons took part in the Great Awakening (a religious revival that occur in New England from 1734 to 1750). “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God”, is a well-known and most famous sermon out of his nearly 1,200 sermons. That particularly sermon includes the art of persuasion.
In the story The most dangerous game it gives a very solid example of imagery. One example is how they describe, all rich and handsomely dressed with a luxury robes. People can imagine him being very rich and popular on a little island. In the Landlady Imagery is shown in a more hidden way. “ The fire was glowing in the hearth, and the little dachshund was still sleeping in front of it.”
First Imagery is used to give the reader a mental visual of a scene or image. For example, the quote from page 29 makes you visualize an image of Elie’s family being separated, and the quote on page 115 makes you visualize a boy looking at a corpse in the mirror. Next, literary devices are used to express how the main character feels by showing what will happen next, giving non-human objects human abilities, and having the opposite meaning. Third, first person point of view is used to help the reader connect to the main character more. For example, the quote on page 39 means when you you feel scared it can change your actions just like Elie, another example is the quote on page 72 explains that when Elie motivated himself by thinking of what they might say about him, and sometimes doing this can help the
In the novel the character is described fully and it allows the reader to use his/her imagination and picture what the character looks like as well as
The inability to overcome obstacles is presented in the verbal narrative with objective matter-of-factness and the statement, “Peter began to cry” is offered without irony or attitude, thus drawing the reader closer to Peter’s emotions and plight. The illustration depicts an unclothed Peter standing upright against the door, one foot upon the other with a tear running from his eye. Without his clothes, Peter is only a small, wild animal but his tears, his emotions, and his human posture intensifies the reader’s identification with him. Here, verbal narrative and illustration work in harmony rather than in disharmony. (study guide
By using characterization Foer, is able to portray to the audience that what matters is how the world is seen through one’s eyes and how their perspective can be altered by their past
Imagery is a visually descriptive or figurative language,especially in a literary work. Imagery is a picture that develops in your head from a word or words that describe something. If you say the dog is black with white spots. The words that are gonna get that picture in your head from the previous sentence is black and white spots. Description words is what makes up most of books and stories without them everything you read would be plain.
A sample or two of this from the beginning of the book comprise of: “a frail boy”(Alexander 661) and “the average height of the British Tommy was only five foot six”(Alexander 662). Through writing “a frail boy”(Alexander 661) the reader can really see a picture in the reader’s mind 's eye of a slender and feeble youth and allows the reader to be able to connect the reader’s own experience to the text. Similarly, in writing “the average height of the British Tommy was only five foot six”(Alexander 663) the reader can likewise receive a picture of that in his or her imagination. Later on there are many more examples such as: “one veteran recalled of his days of rifle drills and physical training”(Alexander 664) also “the sight of hundreds of men on crutches”(Alexander 664). I can’t help but think about what the “veteran recalled of his days of rifle drills and physical training”, and picure soldiers shooting guns and doing push-ups.
Characterisation has been created in this text indirectly and jointly through the words and the illustrations. Therefore the reader must use both linguistic and visual semiotic systems to create meaning from the characters that are portrayed in the story. Blackwood’s illustrations although drawn, are realistic and convey realistic characters. Dull, bland understated clothing and sombre facial expressions reflect an impression of hardship and lack of vanity and draws on the reader’s sensitivities and compassion. The illustrations also portray the two main characters, Peter and his father, either touching or in close proximity and usually leaning into each other.