Everyone wants to be successful and live the life they always dream about having. Some people achieve the dream and others fail to accomplish it. The short story was published in December of 1922. Fitzgerald has multiple stories that he is well known for, but The Great Gatsby is his claim to fame. In most of his stories he focuses on the American Dream, mostly the failure of it.
‘The Man from Snowy River’ by Banjo Patterson is a bush ballad, revolving around action and legend. Vast imagery is incorporated throughout the poem, with reference made to various familiar Australian scenes, locations and even plant species. Some examples of this being mountains, steep inclines, brumbies, plains, wombats, the Snowy River itself, Kosciusko, bushmen, homesteads, Karrajong, Stringy Barks and Mountain Ash (native trees), stock whips, valleys and spills The use of these words and the images that they conjure, assist with establishing the rugged setting of the story. Extensive assonance is also incorporated to assist with the flow and rhyme of the poem, and the rhythmic placement of more un-stressed syllables make the poem sound almost musical, or, like the galloping of the horses within its plot. The tone of the poem is exciting, and is designed to build tension throughout, culminating in a climatic conclusion which solidifies the image which is best known in Australian folk-law; the one of the Australian bushman hero.
Alberto Alvaro Rios uses symbolism in his short story “The Secret Lion” to express the struggle of two young boys who refuse coming-of-age. In the story, there are two boys who are enchanted by the loveliness of a round ball which is perfect in their eyes unlike the the gruesome reality of nature, growing up. There are various symbol presented in the story. Hills or mountains, a river, a golf course which are all part of the boys perfect world free of adults. One day on the Arroyo, they found a grinding ball.
The 1994 Disney film, The Lion King, is the beloved coming of age story about a young lion cub, Simba, who experiences tragedy, becomes lost, but eventually finds his way back to his roots. Perhaps, one of the most memorable scenes is the one where the ghost of his father confronts Simba. Disney used several elements to portray the feeling of being lost, and finding himself again throughout the less than four-minute scene with the use of symbolism of physical obstacles, scenery, and parallels to Hamlet. The Lion King is a twist on the play Hamlet, by William Shakespeare.
The sonnet “Acquainted with the Night” by Robert Frost contains fourteen lines written in iambic pentameter with five stanzas. The poem depicts a first person view of someone battling depression. The speaker warns the reader he is “acquainted with the” (Frost 1) the vicious cycle of the disease. Through his illustration of walking alone at night, the reader see that the sickness is a lonely and dark struggle. As he continues his isolated walk, he passes a “watchman” (Frost 5) or society where he avoids eye contact.
In the short story “What happened during the Ice Storm?” showed a theme of maturation using literary elements, specifically irony, symbolism, and the application of onomatopoeias were used to support the theme of maturation. The literary element irony is mostly used in the short story “What happened during the Ice Storm?” originally the boys wanted to hurt the pheasants like the author says, “They stood over the pheasants, turning their own heads, looking at each other, each expecting the other to do something. To pounce on a pheasant, or to yell Bang!” This quote is important because it showed the boys original intent; which was to hurt or kill the pheasants.
“Two plus two is four,” my kindergarten teacher told us. At one point, our young, curious kindergarten minds will ask ourselves “is two plus two really four?” We will find out sooner or later, perhaps after a receiving some derision from our classmates or teachers, that two plus two in fact equals four. How great life would be if this certainty applied to all aspects of it. Life contains many “gray areas” where the boundary between right and wrong are blurred to the extent that we cannot objectively determine a certain action to be the best action to take.
The challenging years of early adolescence links childhood with adulthood in baffling ways that many youngsters wish to avoid. In The Secret Lion, written by Alberto Rios, symbolism is widely used to reveal the lessons that the narrator learns, along with his friend Sergio, as they try retaining childhood while stepping into the monotonous world of adulthood. Although the arroyo is a filthy river polluted by sewage, the rebellious boys consider it as their “Mississippi”. The narrator frequently refers to the arroyo as “... the one place we were not supposed to go”, portraying their rebellion side to readers as they go there anyway since it was the only place where they obtained freedom from the “changing” world.
“Winter Dreams” was published in 1926. Francis Scott Fitzgerald is most well-known for his novel “The Great Gatsby”. A common theme he is known for is the American dream and how it is corrupt. Fitzgerald enjoys writing about the poor boy chasing after the rich girl. This story is about a man named Dexter Green trying to achieve the American dream by obtaining the girl he adores.
The final ending of the world is in question to many individuals. In the short poem, “Fire and Ice”, by Robert Frost, he outlines a familiar topic, the fate of the world’s destruction. In nine lines, Frost conveys the contradiction of the two choices for the world’s end. Frost uses symbolism to convey the meaning of fire and ice as symbols for human behavior and emotion. This poem revolves around two major symbols.