The “gleam in the sun, a soft, white note in the dun-colored landscape, and the pure blue line of the lake horizon” paints a vivid image of the calm and tranquil scene Larson has created (129). Attention to color is mentioned throughout the novel to reiterate the liveliness of the city. The “soft yellows, pinks, and purples” and “brilliant blues” all span throughout the fair, adding to the beauty and lightness of the event (267). Conversely, previously the scene was pictured as peaceful and calm, but is later in the same sentence described as having a “rugged and barren foreground” (129). The contrast seen by the audience serves as a reminder that even though things may seem tranquil and at ease, there is still an undiscovered crime taking place at the same times.
William Bradford was a humble person and kept accurate accounts of their voyage. “After they had enjoyed fair winds and weather for a season” ( William Bradford 78). That means that he wrote the story in 1st person. That means that he was a humble person. The Plymouth Colony cared for one another.
Capote describes Holcomb as a rather tranquil and uneventful place. By using long, winding sentences in his description, the author not only paints a vivid image but also provides the readers a taste of the calm, peaceful atmosphere that pervaded the small village up until the night the murder took place. The simple vocabulary that Capote uses enhances the image of Holcomb as unruffled and
This quote is the best example of setting in this story however, it shows the reader that it is a dry, warm, western area of the US. “An unbroken front of snarled and ragged jungle fringed the shore. He saw no sign of a trail through the closely knit web of weeds and trees; it was easier to go along the shore” (Connell 6). That quote is showing that the island that Rainsford is trapped on
But, at the ocean, there is an odd sense of understanding among the various groups, as if no one wants to disturb the peace the water created. Consequently, the characters feel safe here, safe enough for them to play in the ocean and enjoy themselves. The other place the characters experiences some safety was at the lake. Once they arrived at the lake, Lauren remarked that none of the people living there shot at them or bothered them at all as they made their way to a campsite (259). Additionally, the group was able to find a remote campsite where they could relax safely.
"Exposure to the sun had bleached the yellow and pink to near-white, and transparency. Ralph felt a kind of affectionate reverence for the conch, even though he had fished the thing out of the lagoon himself" (Golding 78). This quote shows how the shell was a symbol of all good, and sheer innocence. The shell has only brought the children survival and order. At this point Ralph recognizes all the great things the conch shell has brought to them, or allowed them to do.
Through Another’s Eyes As an American from the Midwest, the image that comes to mind of life on a Caribbean island is of paradise and tranquility. It’s a place to escape and not have to deal with long winter months of snow and freezing temperatures. A place one could enjoy beautiful beaches, tropical trees and foliage year round. Everyone has their own perspective of things whether they’ve experienced it first hand or formed an opinion based on things they’ve formed based on resources or second hand information. In Judith Ortiz Cofer’s poem, “On the Island I Have Seen” she provides a glimpse of what life in Puerto Rico is like from a unique perspective.
The free verse aspect of “Fast Break” allows the descriptive words to breathe. The author was able to write the imagery without any guidelines, as a meter and rhyme would hold. “and swiveling back to see an orange blur floating perfectly through the net” (line
The passage from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn demonstrates that Huck’s life was on the river was his utopia and nothing bad could ever go wrong. To Huck, the river is peaceful because he can truly be himself. Unlike the shore where Huck is stuck in life-threatening situations, Huck doesn't have deal with the chaos from his life on the shore when he is on river. Instead, Huck is calmer because in the quote the readers see how Huck describes the river. He uses imagery to show his passion for the
The poem The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls is a poem symbolizing much more than just ocean waves more complex idea are conveyed through sound devices, and imagery. The Tide Rises The Tide Falls is the most repeated line within the poem and is also the title. When I read this line I feel a sense of tranquility and calmness; I imagine the slow crashing of ocean waves along a shore in quite a peaceful manner. The rising and falling of tides is almost representing the rising and falling of each day as life goes on. The rhyme scheme of this poem gives it a more upbeat feel to it, although the idea of death is involved.