The short story “What Happened During the Ice Storm” utilizes two major literary elements; one of which expresses a current social issue. The author, Jim Heynen, employes allegory and imagery to represent charity and self-sacrifice. Imagery is often used in this short story to create a somber tone, for instance “most animals were safe… But not the pheasants” and ”The boys stood still in the icy rain. Their breath came out in slow puffs of steam.”
Imagery is one of the crafts that is very well used. I think that as a reader and our culture always view fire as a bad thing because it have the power to destroy a lot on its path such as we see here in the Desert when we have wildlife fires but ice has the opposite effect. It is supposed to bring peace and beauty. At Christmas, many around the world eagerly await snow to fully bring the season of the joy. I think the same is said in this story.
At the beginning of the book, Paulsen encounters a beaver while racing on a frozen lake. The dogs see the beaver and start go haywire hen this happens. A symbol in Winterdance is the beaver. The beaver represents the unknown and represents what the reader does not know. Paulsen thought the beaver would attack, but it didn’t.
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.
Although the festivities of the Winter Carnival suggest that the boys have been successful in creating a separate peace, Knowles’ use of war related imagery in describing the setting, prizes, and behavior of the boys at the carnival suggests that the peace is illusory. The author’s use of war related imagery in describing the setting suggests that the peace is illusory. The season of winter is described as dangerous, like the war. Winter has “conquered, overrun and destroyed everything.
He used the tomb-like houses and empty streets as a form of symbolism. And repeatedly mentions the frosty air and cold november night in his story. He gets a clear message across when he shows how the world has become cold and hard. Each word or paragraph he uses and writes are there for a reason. Everything he does is intentional and nothing is a small detail you can overlook.
With the use of imagery, Gary Paulsen shows us that the outdoors is unpredictable. Furthermore, with the help of description, the reader can experience what it's like being in Gary Paulsen's shoes without going through the cruel, frigid temperatures and gruesome deaths. Finally Paulsen can change the mood with his words faster than you can say WOODSONG! While nature is also mesmerizing, it can still surprise you with memorable casualties that can cause an unanticipated turn. Paulsen starts off by taking us to "a grandly beautiful winter morning, the
Snow serves as a symbol of the love the couple once shared together. The narrator explains the night of the “big snow”, “Remember the night, out on the lawn, knee-deep in snow, chins pointed to the sky as the wind whirled down all that whiteness?” (108) which is a symbol of the climax of the love and happiness shared between the two lovers. However, the narrator uses the idea of snow once again, “just a few dots of white, no field of snow” (109) to contrast the previous image. The few dots of white symbolize the absence or dwindling of love and affection that was once shared in the house the narrator passes by.
Hermiela Tegenaw Summer Reading 2015 Honors English 11 Ethan Frome By: Edith Wharton Edith Wharton’s novel, Ethan Frome, is set in Starkfield, Massachusetts. The novel is set during the winter. Frome blames winter, the setting, for marrying his wife, Zeena.
“Winter is coming” we hear all throughout the series of the Game of Thrones, but what all does winter bring? The opening scenes in the first season of Game of Thrones’ episode exposes viewers to a curious yet gruesome scene. Right away viewers learn that this medieval show has as an ancient and magically theme to its plot. While the both the book and the TV show open with exposing us to the white walkers, they differ in character development and story telling. Beginning with time the men of the night watch range north of the wall in the TV series and the book, the differences begin.
Tim Burton’s style has a way of having poetic endings that while they represent life you feel warmth inside of magic and fantasy. In Edward Scissorhands, snow is a repeating theme. It’s brought up from the start to the end and ties themes together in a satisfying way. Cinematic techniques such as non-diegetic music are used consistently to establish the mood along with symbols. There are two specific examples of snow as symbolism in Edward Scissorhands.
Life, and especially nature, is associated with cycles. Biota is constantly going through a cycle of birth, procreation, and death. Earth is constantly experiencing mass extinctions, with five already in its history. Even basic cycles like photosynthesis exist and allow plants to create the energy they need. Perhaps the best-known cycle to much of the public, however, is the annual cycle of seasons.
When the wind begins to nip at your face, when the sky becomes a light grey, when all life seems to be hidden away, one knows that there is a high chance of snow. Plants seem to lose their color and become as barren as that of the sky. Animals and humans seem to burrow up from the cold weather outside. But one can only anticipate the white flurry substance coming from the sky. Snow is a magical thing.