Price commences her essay with a critical tone and colorful diction to ridicule the flamboyance when pink flamingos “splashed” into the fifties market. She utilizes verbs associated with flamingos such as “flocking” to portray how American culture transformed a prestigious and unique item that represented “wealth” and “pizzaz” into something commercialized. This evolution of the pink flamingo reveals the destructiveness of Americans and our culture that consumes any and everything for the sake of status. Price provides insight on how the plastic
By her saying “But no matter,” she uses the parody of those whom she is criticizing. As if saying that hunting flamingoes to extinction is disparate to the plastic flamingos that are not accommodating to the lives of the people. She goes to on to convey the popularity of the plastic flamingo, without going back to the subject of the actual bird as if they are inferior. Throughout the essay Price utilizes exemplification to justify her point that the American culture is preoccupied with materialistic things and image than more important things such as success and hard work. In the last paragraph Price mentions some aspects of the Mexican, Egyptian and Caribbean culture by proclaiming, “....
An excerpt taken from Jennifer Price's essay, “The Plastic Flamingo: A Natural History,” evaluates the plastic pink flamingo that became a quirky fixation in the 1950s. Price illustrates the ironic mania of ornamental flamingoes “since Americans had hunted flamingoes to extinction in Florida in the late 1800s” (14), including the rise of “Flamingo motels, restaurants, and lounges” (27) that sprouted across the country, and the sudden popularity boost of the color pink. Price emphasizes on these details in order to inform the reader how Americans can take something such as the flamingo that has been used as a revered symbol of celestial beings, such as “the sun god Ra” (55), inspiration for the Mexican fine arts, and turned into hunting game
Roald Dahl’s use of figurative language in the short story “Poison” effectively creates a vivid description of the events that transpire. There are many different types of figurative language used in “Poison,” but the most obvious ones are similes. “The question came so sharply it was like a small explosion in my ear” (Dahl 84). This quotation is a simile comparing someone’s voice to an explosion. At this time in the story, the narrator, Timber Woods, is calling Ganderbai to take care of the krait on his roommate Harry Pope’s stomach.
Another interesting aspect of this 1957 film is the “reverse prejudice” portrayed by juror 8, who is initially sympathetic to the accused, not because of the evidence, but because he pitied his poor and troubled upbringing. This “reverse prejudice” is tested when Juror 6 says, “Suppose you talk us outta this and the kid really did knife his father?” This is something that would create an outcome that is short of justice. This perspective also becomes a reoccurring factor in both movies. In Beasts of the Southern Wild, Hushpuppy lives on a poverty-stricken island called the Bathtub that is located just outside the city of New Orleans on the other side of a levee that separates the city’s utopia from what is seen as a dystopia (the Bathtub). The Bathtub is off the grid, a place where state or federal government is remote.
The words “entertainment” and “musical”;which are generally seen to be optimistic terms. The note that Vonnegut decides to compare the current situation of the war and the British officers with a Cinderella story brings a humour to the story; exposing a beautiful story out to a dark, miserable reality. The author also uses strong descriptions; he includes that “candles and the soaps were made from the fat of rendered Jews and Gypsies…” (Vonnegut 98). He finishes the following description with the phrase “so it goes.” It is believed that this is a fairly simple phrase to close off such a strong point and embellish it with how it relates to a Cinderella story. A real life example that is envisioned when I think about humour in a tragic circumstance is when a person begins to laugh before they
Imagery and Symbolism Edith Wharton creates the novel with a high percentage of imagery and symbolism in one. Some ways she combines both imagery and symbolism together is by a flower. Wharton states, “He had never seen any as sun-golden before, and his first impulse was to send them to May instead of the lilies. But they did not look like her - there was something too rich, too strong, in their fiery beauty”(Wharton). Archer is talking to himself of the beautiful flowers that he is surrounded by but sees a specific flower that catches his eyes.
The author is showing the racism beginning. The author uses an allusion to refer to the war; that the narrator apparently started. Another metaphor that the narrator uses in her poem suggests that Americans are racist towards all Japanese for Starting WWII with Japan. Continuing with other Metaphor’s the author uses a Tomato Plant for showing the outcome of the end of the war. It shows that Americans will see it wasn’t the Japanese-Americans
The family's treacherous journey to Jefferson is filled with danger and excitement, yet Faulkner gives many doses of humor throughout the novel. The characters employ themselves in outrageous acts of irony, from Addie's rejection of her most devoted son, to Anse's concern with his false teeth instead of Addie's death, to Vardaman's calling his mother a fish. This irony would not have been evident if it were not for Faulkner's use of multiple narrators. Faulkner was enchanted by Freudian theories of psychology when he wrote this novel, and recounting the story through various perspectives allows the reader to understand each character's reaction. This enhanced the dark humor throughout the novel because the reader can see into each family member's thoughts on her death.
Franklin uses the literary device of satire to criticize the unfair treatment of the court system. Miss Polly Baker uses satire when she defends herself against her crime by saying she should not be punished or publicly humiliated because she did not hurt anyone; however, she should have a statue built in her memory because she has helped the country. She has increased the population and added on to the numbers of kings, which was expected of individuals during this time period. Miss Polly Baker is ridiculing the absurd law, which punishes women for having bastard children. Franklin’s “The Speech of Miss Polly Baker’ uses satirical elements, by adding comedy onto something that is being criticized, which defined the beginning of the American short story period.
He just raises his eyebrows. One picture is so dark you can barely see the tree” (30). In the beginning of the book, her tree was struck by lightning, like how her self-worth was struck down by IT. IT, being Andy Evans, was the guy who traumatized her and broke her spirit by raping her. Melinda also creates a turkey-bone structure, and she receives a strange reaction, “He doesn’t say anything and I’m afraid he’s pissed that I took out the palm tree.
Those members of the KKK that were lawyers and stuff were the corruption in grants administration. The south had a lot to do with killing the reconstruction. All but three of the southern states refused help from the reconstruction (Background 505). So the south really did not like the reconstruction and hated the idea of having african americans as equals. They counterclaim to this argument is that the northerners neglect killed the reconstruction, because they were focusing on the fraud in the government
What were they thinking? What are sets of parents thinking giving birth to a beautiful baby and naming it "Lucifer" and "Talula Does the Hula From Hawaii"? In the article, "No, You Can 't Name Your Baby Lucifer: New Zealand Releases List of Banned Names" by Lateef Mungin it states, "As the agency put it, acceptable names must not cause offense to a reasonable person, not be unreasonably long and should not resemble an official title and rank." (Paragraph 10) Parents should not be able to name their children something bizarre no matter what their reason is behind it. Would you like your child to be seen as a threat to others?