Books are great, but what makes a book good? One of the factors is the technique the author uses and how they use it. Lots of stories use descriptive writing to develop the setting like in the stories “The Monkey’s Paw”, and “Treasure of Lemon Brown”. In the short story “The Monkey’s Paw” the author uses descriptive adjectives to further the setting of the story and create mood. One way the author foreshadows, and sets the mood at the same time is when he wrote: “Of all the beastly, slushy, out-of-the-way places to live in, this is the worst.” This shows that the characters are dissatisfied with their home, which may hint to future actions to create a better environment.
As Ellen Goodman once said “when we describe what the other person is really like I supposes we often picture what we want we look through the prism of our need”. By using descriptive writing it 's easier for the reader to put themselves in the story. In the story the “Treasures Of Lemon Brown” Walter Dean Myers uses both descriptive adjectives and figurative language to help develop the tone in the story and help the readers visualize the settling the characters and the mood. In the story the “Treasures Of Lemon Brown” Walter Dean Myers uses both descriptive adjectives to help develop the tone in the story. The small pale green kitchen Graffiti scarred building grim shadow.Helps to visualize and infer that he lives in a small apt and it
Words have the amazing power of helping us understand what is happening in a story and they can also help understand what the circumstances are simply form the setting. In the stories The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer and “The Treasure of Lemon Brown” by Walter Dean Myers the authors use descriptive language to develop the setting. Nancy farmer uses descriptive language throughout The House of the Scorpion to help develop the setting. One example is when Nancy Farmer describes a view out of a window by saying “He looked out the window where fields of white
The author’s word choice creates an image in the reader’s mind of how desolate the house’s surroundings are, ultimately contributing to the somber tone. Another example of diction being utilized is shown when Bradbury wrote “angry sparks” and “tenderly crisping,” (Bradbury 3) to describe a fire that has begun
In his memoir, Staples writes about racial profiling he has personally experienced in the New York and Chicago area. He talks about himself walking down a deserted street with just the woman (238). Staples then talks about the fear he could feel in the woman with the distance she kept away from him (238). Eventually the woman started running until she disappeared into the cross street (Staples 238). He writes about another time he was racially profiled in a jewelry store (241).
Greg describes Lemon when he thinks, “ seemed to separate his head from the layers of dirty coats piled on his smallish frame.” This line of text shows that Lemon was usually out in the cold due to his homelessness. He had a small body which made a risky decision and didn’t think it through when he hurled himself down the stair courageously saving Greg. Also , “ He was an old man.” Older people are usually at a higher risk of injury so Greg knew that what Lemon did was very
Paul Virilio once stated, “Writing is not possible without images. Yet, images don’t have to be descriptive; they can be concepts.” Author’s use descriptive language to create a picture in the reader 's mind. In the stories Canyons by Gray Paulsen and “The Treasure of Lemon Brown” by Walter Dean Myers, the author uses figurative language to develop the mood of the characters and setting. In “The Treasure of Lemon Brown,” the author uses figurative language to develop the mood of the passage and characters. In the story, the author describes the characters using personification by saying “Lemon Brown squeezed Greg’s hand into his own gnarled fist.” This helps the reader show that Lemon Brown is anxious because he is squeezing Greg’s hand
It is a free-verse poem that is a monologue of a cab driver’s rant on the people he despises. The lines are all short and choppy, creating an assertive tone that suits the vocal quality of a ranting monologue. For example, lines like “Look at me” and “Now you take me” are a few words in length. The overall length of this poem is quite long, with a total of 100 lines, which is due to the short lines. The length may represent how long cab ride felt to the African American passenger as the driver was displaying prejudice behavior, even if the cab ride wasn’t realistically that long.
Mark Twain once said, ¨A man's character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation.¨ When the author uses descriptive adjectives customarily to make the story more interesting to read. In the two stories, ¨The Monkey's Paw¨ by W.W. Jacobs and ¨Treasure of Lemon Brown¨ by Walter Dean Myers, the authors use descriptive adjectives to describe the characters and settings in the stories. In the story, ¨Treasure of Lemon Brown¨ by Walter Dean Myers, the author uses descriptive adjectives to describe the characters and the setting in the stories. The author sets the setting by saying, ¨Then returned the graffiti-scarred building in the grim shadows.¨ The mood the author sets is eerie because he uses the words like
We can see Watson 's description of Holmes as an old man, bent and wrinkled, Watson does not pay attention to him, but when looks back, Watson recognizes the dull eyes that had regained their fire. A curious description when one considers that fire is often associated with passion. Holmes and Watson start investigating the disappearance of a gentleman called Neville St. Clair who was last seen by his wife in the most mysterious of circumstances yelling from a window of a house notorious for being an opium den. Both Watson and Homes are finding the missing persons. What can happen next?
Only the sound of the howling wind and rain echos through the small hollowed building. Therein lies racks and racks of shelves, picked clean; the aisles littered with refuse, caked with filth. Through the fragmented skylight above, the deluge comes down through
Color in a novel can be helpful to the reader. In the book, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, symbolism of the color gray is used to set the mood and tone of the scenes and appearances some characters. At the beginning of Chapter II, Nick sees “a line of gray cars” that “crawls along an invisible track”(23). As Nick passes the lifeless, industrial part of town, he begins feeling depressed when he sees these dirty cars. The readers start to get an image of the drab, gray color that is reflected in “the valley of ashes”(23).