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. A metaphor is a forthright correlation between two dissimilar things. A metaphor is used to say one thing while meaning another to symbolize the true meaning. In the story “The Skating Party” Merna Summers uses the metaphor “I’m not going to be your window blind” (195), this is a good metaphor because window …show more content…
“The Tunnel” uses foreshadowing by using flashbacks to give hints about what might happen to Ib in the tunnel. The main flashback tells you how Ken was pulled into a trance when he was in the tunnel years before. Ken goes into the tunnel with Jeff and Danielle and he's already scared being in there but then Jeff yells his name and Ken hears a song and tries to scream but he can’t. Before anything else happens Jeff yells “Kenton” calling Ken back into the real world. Ken passes it off as a claustrophobia for many years and he doesn't realize what truly happened until he goes back with Ib. When Ken finally realizes, he thinks “The final puzzle piece of memory slides into place. That song, the two-note song. The sweet high voice calling me in the tunnel. The sound just before Jeff called me by my real name. They wanted me. They wanted Ib” (Ellis 374). This quote shows that Ken thinks it's no coincidence that both heard a song at two different times with the same circumstances. These two literary devices when put together changed the outcome of the story, making it more diverse. Without the two elements, it would have been a simple story of two kids going on an
Click here to unlock this and over one million essaysShow More
The cultural metaphors can consider as a cultural system or use of language that shared within people with the same culture and values. Moreover, the use of a certain metaphor in a culture can be not understandable and doesn’t make sense for another culture due to the difference in values and beliefs. The metaphorical meanings in different cultures motivate and state
Each character’s story is intertwined with another character, such as Sam and Julie. Both Sam’s and Julie’s story begin separate from each other, but as the stories of both students’ progress, they eventually become a couple. Another example of intertwining stories is CJ and Audrey. The stories of both students also begin apart, but they both run cross-country, so Robbins connects the lives of Audrey and CJ. The flow of the stories is constant, and gradual.
Another example of metaphors in
“The Metaphor,” by Budge Wilson, is a short story about a young girl, Charlotte, coming of age. It begins with Charlotte as a seventh grader stuck between the two poles of her life: her teacher and mother. During the course of this bildungsroman, there are many techniques the author uses to strengthen and amplify its theme of growing up. Through the use of motif, juxtaposition, and symbolism, the reader is aware of the protagonist’s growth. In the story, the most potent motif is the metaphor.
Therefore, we are left in suspense. The mood changes in this part of the story because before, it seemed like a pretty normal story and now it becomes really weird. Then, in another part of the story, he is looking at the names on the check-in list in the bed and breakfast, where he finds 2 names that both sound extremely familiar. He starts talking to the Landlady about it, and she continuously keeps trying to change the subject. It states, “Wait just a minute.
Also metaphors like “but instead he stood there, very cold, his face a mask of ice” which is the comparison between his face and a mask of ice. Another one is “a book is a loaded gun in the house next door” that compares the book to a loaded gun. All throughout
In this reading, we are shown how phrases allude actions, which makes them a metaphor. “The essence of metaphor is understanding and experiencing one kind of thing in terms of another. (Lakoff, George 2)” Without noticing we use certain words in order to comprehend better. I grew up thinking that a metaphor was used to compare two unlike things in a poetic sense.
Foreshadowing means to hint towards the future, almost telling what is going to happen in the story. A great use of foreshadowing was in the story “the monkey’s paw”, a quote that was a great use of foreshadowing is “Mr. White, who, having seen a fatal mistake after it was too late”(Jacobs, 50). When Mr. White has noticed that he made a mistake but he was too late to notice it before it was too late. In the story, Mr. White made a wish, but due to not being specific enough in his wish after learning what would happen in the first wish, he wished for his son back but he didn't come back normally. He came back as the way he died, his body still ruined and mangled by the machine that killed him, almost zombie like.
The story “Through the Tunnel” has different types of moods that set people’s mind differently. Impacts on the Characters , theme , and Symbolism are shown in the story . All of those elements make up the story “Through The Tunnel”. The topics mean different things to different people . The story is about a kid thats not obeying the parent just to fit in with other people .
Metaphors are an influential piece to the literary world due to, “the process of using symbols to know reality occurs”, stated by rhetoric Sonja Foss in Metaphoric Criticism. The significance of this, implies metaphors are “central to thought and to our knowledge and expectation of reality” (Foss 188). Although others may see metaphors as a difficult expression. Metaphors provide the ability to view a specific content and relate to connect with involvement, a physical connection to view the context with clarity. As so used in Alice Walker’s literary piece, In Search Of Our Mothers’ Gardens.
These sequences of events that start the novel are able to capture the readers’ attention for the entirety of the story. Following that, at this camp, the boys must dig holes in the dry earth. After Zero, one of the boys at the camp, runs away, taking no food or water with him, Stanley