Rilke acknowledges and thanks Kappus for putting trust in him by sending him the letter. Rilke’s final piece of advice for Kappus is “to keep growing, silently and earnestly” and to stop “looking outside and waiting for outside answers” (2). Rilke reiterates that to write beautiful poems and answer questions, you have to dig deep in your soul to find the answers. As a wrap up to the letter, Rilke connects with Kappus by acknowledging the fact that they both had the same professor and asks Kappus to thank Professor Horacek for thinking of him (2). Finally, Rilke reveals his humble attitude by saying, “I thank you once more for your questions and sincere trust, of which, by answering as honestly as I can, I have tried to make myself a little worthier than I as a stranger, really am” (2).
“The Way to Rainy Mountain” is organized very well, it includes three narrative voices. Throughout this novel the first narrative voice is about the Kiowa legends. Then Momaday has a paragraph of contexts that relates to the legend. The author gives the reader a bit of his life by relating a family experience he had. Because some of the Kiowa legends and history go with Momadays own family history, then this three voice narration allows the author to have great detail about the Kiowa’s way of life in every way.
“The Crisis No. 1” the most persuasive technique used is pathos, because it appeals to a man’s care for his family and self-pride. One example where pathos is used as the most persuasive technique in ‘The Crisis No. 1” is when Thomas Paine starts off the pamphlet with the quote “These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer solider and the sunshine patriot will in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country” (Paine 108). The quote is effective
Goodness and nobility is determined by an individual’s morality and their willingness to follow a virtuous path in their life. It is also determined by the ability of an individual to acknowledge their shortcomings and become more self-aware. In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, John Proctor is a good man as he showcases righteous morals and principles. This is shown, as he ends his affair with Abigail, protects his wife and his friends’ wives, and dies to preserve his integrity and honour. First, John Proctor shows his goodness, by refusing the physical advances of Abigail, who wishes to continue their love affair.
The Importance of Respect In Chaim Potok’s The Chosen, Reuven Malter, Danny, and Reb Saunders are three distinct characters that display their amazing, God-given characteristic of respect towards not only their family but also close friends. “Show respect even to those who don’t deserve it; not as a reflection of their character, but as a reflection of yours.” (Dave Willis) Derived from this quote is a good challenger and motivator to people of all religions to show respect and gratitude towards people who might not even deserve it.
Essayist and Novelist David Foster Wallace, in his speech, “This is Water,” defends the true purpose of a liberal arts education, and emphasizes the necessity of thinking the right way in life. Wallace attempts to create a humble, personal tone through the use of informal diction, ethical appeals, and personal encounters in order to connect with his audience and shift them to see that they are not alone in this struggle, and they must prevail in order to truly be “living.” Wallace’s argument is successful due to the implementations of this tone, ethical appeals, and repetition of purposeful phrases. Wallace’s informal or low diction is shown through the use of words such as, “finger wagging,” “bullshit,” and, “god-damn people.” The effect of these words is the creation of a laid back, personable tone that ensures the audience does not feel like Wallace is “preaching” to them or giving them “moral advice.”
In line 3 of the poem its states " a pint of joy and a peck of trouble". This is an example of figurative language that is used to explain that life has its happy moments, but it also comes with the trouble and hardships as well. This line supports my claim of Dunbar using figurative language to convey the meaning of life because this phrase means that life does indeed have its up and downs and with life comes allot of good, but also allot of problems. By stating this he is giving us an outlook on what we have to expect while alive and into this society. Although it seems like life goes as its planned, there is always the good that can result from all the troubles you have already overcome.
In The Giver, it teaches us about how love is very essential to life. For example, in Jonas’ community, love if forbidden and forgotten, but Jonas and the Giver prove to us over and over how crucial love is. The Giver demonstrates love when he declares, “‘ You can understand, then, that that’s what I felt for Rosemary... I loved her’” (133). Jonas and the Giver shared memories of family and loved ones.
John Bunyan book report John Bunyan uses many different literary styles and techniques in his works. He tends to use Allegory, Simplicity and Symbolism in his writing. Allegory is one of the literary techniques that Bunyan uses while he is writing to help portray his believes to the audience. The definition of Allegory is, “:a representation of an abstract or spiritual meaning through concrete or material forms; figurative treatment of one subject under the guise of another.” An example of John Bunyan’s use of allegory in The pilgrims progress is when he gives characters in the book names like Mr. money-love.
In the short story, “The Gift of the Magi”, written by, O' Henry, the theme is, when a person truly loves someone they are willing to sacrifice just about anything to see a loved one happy. Such message was demonstrated in the story through the usage of the following literary devices: irony, symbolism, and diction to set a tone. Irony is when the opposite of what is expected does not happen. Symbolism is a person, place, or thing that suggests more than its literal meaning. Diction is the word choice used by an other, leading to the tone or felling in the atmosphere.
Alum Whithey discusses the cultural changes and background of facial hair in his essay “Facial Hair and Masculinity in the Eighteenth Century”. Using facial hair as a reference, Whithey describes the changes in the cultural definition of 'masculinity'. In the early eighteen hundreds, having a beard showed that a man was fertile and virile. Changes in medical knowledge led to the belief that beards were 'uncouth' and using the 'humors' theory of medicine, removing stubble “...was therefore to rid the body of a potential source of sickness.” Additionally, to wear a beard was considered 'vulgar' in polite society.
Distinctively visual techniques are crucial elements in conveying a sense of actuality of an event. They aid the reader’s insight and perspective sparking emotions of joy or empathy for the characters. In John Misto’s play, “The Shoe-Horn Sonata”, the use of distinctively visual assists in creating the atmosphere, in order to highlight the WWII catastrophe’s the protagonists encountered. In addition, this is thoroughly examined in the John Misto’s interview. Similarly, in the picture book “The Lost Thing” by Shaun Tan, the incorporated visuals assist in telling a young boy and a machine-like creature’s adventure in unraveling the true face of society.
In this acclaimed short, Borders by Thomas King many themes occur through the rising action to the climax making it a truly symbolic book about identity. This story is set on the border of Alberta crossing into America where there are two remaining BlackFoot reserves on each side. The mother who is the protagonist and the son who is narrating a story of a mother visiting her daughter across the border with the border patrol as the antagonist. This story is a portrayal of an example of being categorized into different sections depending on what you call yourself. It is about refusing to integrate into society's norms or to be ignorant to think people are divided into a limited amount of groups.