The poem is not good to read only because of its subject, however. The use of repetition and symbolism in “Blink Your Eyes” adds more depth to the poem, and highlights the societal issues that the author and others of his race have felt. Use of repetition in poetry directs the reader 's attention to that word or phrase, as Sundiata does in “Blink Your Eyes.” Along with how the stanzas are formed, the repetition used sets a pace to the poem. In the first stanza, Sundiata writes “thru a red light red light red light” (Sundiata 503). The use of repetition here is smart, because the “red light” that is spoken of has two meanings and is crucial to the overall theme of the poem.
Edgar Allan Poe is an influential writer who is well known mainly for his dark and mysterious obscure short stories and poems. Throughout this essay I will analysing how poe uses a series of literary terms such as diction and anaphora in order to convey a bleak, eerie mood and tone. Poe uses these terms in order to contribute to his writing in a positive way, creating vivid images and a cheerless mood. In Poe’s poem, “The Raven”, he uses words such as lonely, stillness, ominous and fiery to add to the building up apprehension within the poem. In addition, he also uses repetition to create fluent yet unruffled, tragic feel for the reader.
In his poem “We Wear the Mask” Dunbar writes about people wearing masks but the true meaning of the poem is how people will try to hide their identity to look like a better more perfect person. In his poem “Life” dunbar writes about how life is not always good and at t8imes life seems to be really bad. He also points out in his writing that we would not know what good is if we don’t experience bad. Those are some examples of how Dunbar writes most of his poetry on serious
Summer Reading and Writing Assignment In “The Masque of Red Death”, a story written by Edgar Allan Poe, there are a lot of literary features used in order to write the story effectively and to create deeper meaning which gives the opportunity for the readers to analyze the text hence making the story a literary text. Even though there are features such as irony used in the story, the main literary features used by the author are symbolism, imagery and descriptive writing. First of all, there are huge amounts of symbolism used in the story where the major one would be the Red Death. Not only does the red death symbolize death itself but it also symbolizes how unavoidable it is. This is shown through the actions prince Prospero took to avoid getting the plague/death by sealing himself and some other nobles in his palace yet the red death still killed him at the end of the story showing how everything is useless when faced with death.
Some comes in happy moments. Some comes in anger moments. Some comes in tragic moments. Almost every poem hides the richness value of author’s thoughts. One read poems to understand the world of which people dreams of.
James Hurst uses personification, foreshadowing, and diction to express a serious, grim mood. Personification is used to give character and spirit to the different weather elements in the story. Hurst uses words like “playing” and “roaring” to describe lightning and thunder in a storm, making it sound chaotic. According to his representation of how the lightning moved through the sky, the narrator and Doodle didn’t think that the lightning was frightening when they first saw it. Another verb that is used to add on to the feeling of chaos is “hiding”, as the thunder does to the sounds of the ocean, since in order to completely conceal something a sound would have to be extremely loud.
It is effective because when reading the story The Raven, it is a mystery that Edgar Allan Poe is trying to solve with the raven. For instance, “Back into the chamber turning, all my soul within me burning, soon again I heard a tapping, somewhat louder than before. “Surely,” said I, surely that is something at my window lattice; Let me see, then, what thereat is, and this mystery explore--Let my heart be still a moment, and this mystery explore;-- ‘Tis is the wind and nothing more.” (110) This proves that Edgar Allan Poe is freaking out because he looks to see who is making the noise and no one was there. On the contrary, “Fancy unto fancy, thinking what this ominous bird of yore-- What this grim, ungainly, ghastly, gaunt, and ominous bird of yore Meant in croaking “Nevermore.” (113) This is obviously a big change because Edgar Allan Poe is describing the raven that keeps on croaking nevermore. Therefore, transformation was effective because it changed the mysterious tapping thing into a raven that says
Within this essay you will learn about imagery, metaphors, and symbolism. These are all devices that are vital in portraying the overall theme of the brutality of war, in All Quiet on the Western Front. One of the main literary devices used in All Quiet on the Western Front is imagery. An example of this is when Detering, Paul and, his friends become pale and sick at hearing
In the first half of the twentieth century in American Literature, writers often portray individuals who are experiencing quiet despair in their lives. It is uncommon for writers in this time to illustrate stories of individuals going through hardships and troubles. Because of these traits, the stories become more intriguing and captivating for the reader to follow along with; this is one of the many reasons why the works that come out of the first half of the twentieth century are so memorable. First, the idea of feeling quiet despair is seen in the characters in the poetry of the early twentieth century. This feeling of quiet despair is overly apparent in Woody Guthrie’s “Plane Wreck at Lost Gatos”.
It is presented in the veil and the effects it has on its surroundings. When there are others in Mr. Hooper’s presence, they feel the veil as if it’s a storm cloud approaching on what would otherwise be a sunny or cheerful day. This is most prevalent in the situations of the marriage and the funeral. The funeral is the only part of the story where the veil seems to be appropriate and would seem ordinary to one who is not part of the community. Though it may be appropriate, others still see it as a bad omen and claim to see even the corpse shudder under it.