Ernest Lawrence Thayer uses humor many times throughout his poem Casey at the Bat. he uses similes, alliteration, personification, and hyperbole's, that can be used in an attempt at humor, throughout the text. The author may use humor in his poem to lighten the mood or make a happier setting for the reader who may be a younger child. An example of humor in Casey at the Bat is "From the benches, black from people, there went up a muffled roar, like the beating of the storm waves on a stern distant shore." This example can
Literary devices are used to help readers understand an author’s idea. Robert W. Service uses literary devices throughout his poem “The Cremation of Sam McGee.” These devices can be easy to spot or sometimes have to be studied in order to find them. The poem tells about a man who was panning for gold in the Yukon and froze to death in the cold. While his accomplice made a promise to dispose his body no matter the circumstances. So he keeps the promise and cremates Sam McGee in cold of the night. I think the most important literary devices used in the poem are alliteration, personification and repetition.
Neon moon is a song written by Ronnie Dunn and is played with Kix brooks together they are Brooks & Dunn. the song was released in nineteen ninety-two and was soon later was the top played song.
What makes a story enjoyable? Is it the plot? Or is it the methods the author uses to connect to the reader? Plot is a big thing, but it is the literary devices that bring the story together. In the three stories, “The Tunnel” by Sarah Ellis, “The Skating Party” by Merna Summers and “The Bicycle” by Jillian Horton all have unique literary devices to make each story more intriguing and to give them the feeling of being part of the story.
Grow up in a small town, but then moving to a big city could have been one of the main or a mixture of reasons that led to the writing of Banjo Paterson’s poem, ‘The Man from Ironbark’. This poem takes an entertaining look at how city people think about country folk. By the way the barber acts towards the man from Ironbark, it gives the reader an insight of some of Paterson’s own experiences.
In the short story "The Metaphor" by Budge Wilson the young girl charlotte, is a very creative, intelligent, independent and a careless girl. It is true that charlotte is a very creative and intelligent person, when it comes to writing metaphors. Miss Hancock tells charlotte that "For someone [her] age,[she has] quite a complex vocabulary, a truly promising way of expressing [her]-self."(pg.68-69).Based on Miss Hancock charlotte is very intelligent, and creative when it comes to writing metaphors, because she has a wide variety of vocabulary. That really helps expressing her when writing metaphors. Furthermore she is also a very independent girl. She does not like to discuss her writing or get help from others. Charlotte's teacher Miss Hancock
Major Jackson is an American black poet. His poem “Might Pawns,” could be easily inferred to be about him, or about someone dear to him. Major Jackson’s poem, “Might Pawns,” uses a significant tone and unique symbolism to present that person issues does not affect ones intelligence, as one perceptive should be judged not where they came from, but how their mind speaks.
Authors use literary devices so that the readers can connect and better understand the mood of the story. Bradbury in “The Pedestrian” uses a variety of lit devices to develop his mood of the story. Bradbury in "The Pedestrian" uses personification, simile, and imagery to develop the mood of loneliness so that the reader can see the dark world the character is living in.
“The Odyssey”, by Homer is a story of adventures, obstacles, mythical creatures and the conflicts of the main character Odysseus. Homer’s writing is unique compared to other Authors writing. Many people write their own version of a piece of the Odyssey, like Margaret Atwood when she wrote the poem “Siren Song”, These two pieces are talking about the same topic but, they have different themes, rhythms, tones and meanings.
Read the following E.E. cummings poem carefully, and then in a well-organized essay, analyze how cummings uses language to describe the setting as well as to convey mood and meaning.
Li-Young Lee’s poem “Eating Alone” expresses a son’s loneliness and love for his father that has passed away. He continuously connects the father to all that the speaker does whether it is lifeful or not. Lee does so in a way through imagery, tone, and irony.
To begin, Edgar Allan Poe uses symbolism in his short story to create suspense. The narrator hears the beating of the heart, although it really represents how nervous he is as a result of his crime. An excerpt from the text states, “It grew louder - louder - louder! And still the men chatted pleasantly, and smiled. Was it possible they heard not? Almighty God - no, no! They heard! - they suspected! - they knew! - they were making a mockery of my horror!” This is showing how nervous the narrator felt when the police officers came to make sure everything was normal. He was all right at first, but then his guilt flooded back when he heard a heartbeat, yet he never realized that it was only him hearing it. Also, Poe symbolizes the old man’s eye as the narrator’s flaws and traits. In the story, the text states, “He had the eye of a vulture … for
The poem I chose to analyze is We Wear the Mask, written by Paul Lawrence Dunbar in 1896. Its theme is about hiding our true feelings and emotions, and lying about who we are. When looking at Dunbar’s life history, and the political context at the time, we understand that he efficiently uses this theme in order to talk about how black people have to hide how they feel about their social status and the treatment they receive from white people. He conveys the theme to the audience thanks to a clever word choice. Indeed, he talks about “grin” and “smile”, using facial expressions as a description of the mask (Dunbar, lines 1 & 4). We realize he’s talking about the mask, and not the real emotions of the person, thanks to a contrast between negative
The writing of the poem In Just by E.E Cummings was clearly a vibrant piece with a wide variety of elements of poetry. Cummings does an excellent job at drawing the reader in and keeping them entranced throughout the whole poem. The poem has many elements, and there are many theories about the poem, but two stand out in research; one, negative and one, positive.
In life, people never truly realize what they have, until it's gone. Imagine having to wait seven years for the sun to come out again, but only for a few hours and then disappearing again for another seven years. Well for the kids of Venus, that is typical life. Ray Bradbury's All Summer in a Day uses a variety of author's craft such as imagery, similes and metaphors to show readers the childrens deep need for freedom away from the rain that consumes their lives. The short story All Summer in a Day is about children growing up on the planet Venus were it rains nonstop. The sun makes an appearance only once every 7 years. Majority of the kids living there don't even remember what the sun looked and