Suspense is a characteristic that most horror fiction writers use for a variety of reasons. It could be to provide the reader with a rush of adrenaline, to keep their readers interest throughout the story, to add more depth to the story, and more. Horror fiction writers do just that through the use of suspense. Since horror fiction has been around for ages that gave authors time to learn how to captivate their readers and keep them that way. For them to retain their readers they also use series of literary devices which in turn create suspense.
Rhetorical Analysis of Shooting Dad The story “Shooting Dad” by Sarah Vowell discusses a story about a teenage girl and her relationship with her father and how they are constantly clashing with each other because they are almost exact opposites. The author develops her story by creating images in the reader 's mind to describe events that happened in her life, the use hyperbole for comedic relief, and irony for emotional effect. The use of these emotional strategies is effective because Vowell is able to use these strategies to help the readers understand the relationship between her and her father. Overall by the use of strategies like imagery, hyperbole, and irony the author creates a piece of writing that shows the relationship between the main character and her father.
For two centuries now, horror and suspense stories have become one of the most intriguing types of story genres. These genres have captured the attention of countless of readers and nowadays watchers. According to Percy D’Aco, horror stories are created to show discomfort and fear reflecting on one’s greatest fears. In the process of writing horror stories, numerous authors create suspense to make people continue reading and stay hooked on the story. A great example of the use of suspense would be the horror story “August Heat,” written by W.F Harvey.
Mrs. White was being happy, hysterical, and crazy when just a minute ago she was very upset. This meant she had an insane idea about what to do about her son’s death. This shows that the story “The Monkey’s Paw” had a cause-and-effect relationship that made the audience have a feeling of suspense just like the story “The Tell-Tale Heart” does.
When night falls, and the visitors leave the spider monkey exhibit and then eventually the zoo, the speaker is the only one left, back where he started at the bench. The speaker then starts to compare what the monkey did by reaching at his bottom, to what would happen if a human did it. He goes on to talk about how wrong it is. The speaker wants everyone to know this but he can’t say it so he says, “... and we will say these words as we stand; no; think them.” Rice uses diction fantastically here.
In To Kill A Mockingbird Boo Radley is a man who always stays shut up inside of his house which causes many rumors about him to be spread around the town. For instance, at the end of chapter 14 it’s stated “Dill?”/ “Mm?”/ “Why do you reckon Boo Radley’s never run off?”/ Dill sighed a long sigh and turned away from me./ “Maybe he doesn 't have anywhere to run off to…” This shows how Boo Radley is emotionally struggling because people always are assuming things about him that can cause him to feel uncomfortable around others. At the end of the book Boo Radley acts afraid of everything like when it says “Will You take me home?’ He almost whispered it, in the voice of a child afraid of the dark.”
Starting from the wish of, “I wish for two hundred pounds” of Mr. Peters, to the ‘frivolous’ speech of Herbet as a disapproval of the talisman. “Well I don’t see the money... and I bet I never shall…”, foreshadows Herbert 's fate being disrupted by his greed towards money that resulted his death. Because the monkey’s paw is very unrealistic, pointing out that the events
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee is the story of a small town named Maycomb Located in Alabama, highlighting the adventures of the finch children and many other people in the small town. The people in this town are very judgemental and of each other and it often leads to people being labeled with stereotypes and people think they know everything about that person however that is not reality. It is not possible to know the reality of a person 's life by placing a stereotype without seeing it through their own eyes and experiencing the things they experience. This happens often throughout the story with many people in the town. People are labeled as many things such a “monster” a “nigger” and many other things that seem to put them in their
Literary Essay Suspense The authors of the two texts “The Tell Tale Heart” and Don't Look Behind You effectively created suspense though the use of dramatic elements. In “The Tell Tale Heart” and Don't look Behind You the two authors used imagery to create suspense for the readers. In both stories the authors also incorporated the factor of setting to create suspense for the reader so they can wonder and think what will happen next.
They heard about "...a malevolent phantom. ", that "People said he went out at night when the moon was down, and peeped in windows. When people 's azaleas froze in a cold snap, it was because he had breathed on them. Any stealthy small crimes committed in Maycomb were his work. " For the children, Boo Ridley became a legend about a terrifying monster that never left house.
Vase Vintage peered into the dark night sky of Post-Apocalyptic. Washington DC was once a place of disputes, commerce and law making, but the law had little to do with the roaring wastelands ahead. What did the world really value now? Had the planet’s nations felt so jaded that they burned the earth to cinders?
In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, there are many valuable lessons to learn about making assumptions. Assumptions occur many times throughout this book from many different people. Assumptions are claims made about something or someone that have no proof. One major assumption in this novel is about Arthur “Boo” Radley. Scout explains, “Jem gave a reasonable description of Boo: Boo was about six-and-a-half feet tall, judging from his tracks; he dined on raw squirrels and any cats he could catch, that’s why his hands were bloodstained—if you ate an animal raw, you could never wash the blood off.
The old women’s hostile behaviour in the story illustrates the self-centered humans in the city. “Even the Mayor was there and furious because of his lovely little trees” (Senesi 30). The mayor only cares about his trees and not about the giraffe because he is also a selfish being. The people of the town are not able to adapt to the giraffe, similarly the giraffe isn’t able to adapt to the environment that the humans are living in. Perhaps the giraffe would’ve lived for a longer period if the people took responsibility to take care of it instead of killing it.
At the beginning of the book, Jem and scout saw Boo as the “malevolent phantom”(Lee,10) who lived inside the Radley house, the man who peeked through your windows late at night, dined on raw squirrels, and pierced his father’s leg with a pair of scissors. However, throughout the book the children start to realize that Boo is the furthest thing from a monster. Throughout the story the children are curious as to why Boo Radley never comes outside, a few times they try to get him to come outside. After a long conversation about Aunt Alexandra and her strange dislike for certain social classes, using their childish innocence, Jem and Scout start to see the strangeness and ambiguity in the social behavior of humankind. Jem claims that “[He is] beginning to understand why Boo Radley stayed shut up in the house all this time...
After Jem was scolded for pointing his gun at Miss Maudie’s rear while bending over to tend to her flowers, Jem, Scout and their friend Dill’s love of mystery and adventure stories took over their natural curiosity and they became fascinated with myths and rumors about the neighborhood legend named, Boo Radley. Their imagination sparked visions of Boo as a tall, ugly monster who eats cats and roams the neighborhood at night. The children make plans to get Boo to come out of his house and the brave one, Jem, accepts a dare from Dill to touch Boo’s house. As time goes on Boo befriends the children in his own way by leaving presents in the knothole of an oak tree for them, and untangles Jem’s pants he got caught in the fence while running from the Radley’s house and