There’s elements of formalism as the room elongates, it puts into view the trains on the wallpaper of Rentons room. This is symbolic of the title of the movie and the defition of what trainspotting is, its what they’re doing, because when you shoot up heroin , the heroin leaves a dark linear mark like a track on the affected vein and you can see it go up the vein like a locomotive or train. Lighting can move to more extreme use of color, light and shadow in the creation of subjective Tommy’s shadow take up more space than Tommy himself. The juxtaposition of the young teenage girls singing with the rumblings of what’s about to happen to Renton make things more creepy, especially because the music is not in diegetic to the surface level properties of what’s going on. The music is more upbeat and the girl singing in high notes a happy song opposes the difficulty and sadness that Renton is doomed to go through.
Inside this contraption was a strange bubbly liquid of a caramel brown color. I swam to the peephole, trying to find out where I was. When I looked out I saw a sea of red and yellow, golden arches, and frantic workers scrambling like ants to fill orders. I felt relatively safe, after all people only pose a danger when there skiing, right? That thought came crashing down when he came stumbled through the
In the contemporary era, the issue of race remains a prevalent topic in public discussion. Thus, Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad is meaningful as it explores the legacy of racial injustice in the United States and its consequences in today’s society. In his development of the underground railroad as a literal and physical vehicle to freedom, Whitehead is able to candidly detail the ubiquitous nature of racial prejudice and the horrors associated with it. Over the course of his novel, the author utilizes a variety of rhetorical devices in order to further explore the many hardships that ‘freedom’ inevitably entails.
He used time of day, mood and atmosphere,geography,and many more. In time of day he changed his antagonist’s mood by making him nice in the day but scary at night. Poe used geography by not adding in any plant life or animal life except the crow and the vulture. He used mood and atmosphere by changing the lighting to pitch black . Also by adding that he had told the officers what he had done.
Tennessee Williams’ symbolism of Blanche’s name and the use of light in A Streetcar Named Desire are considered to be some of the greatest symbols in the play. The play's title refers to a real streetcar in New Orleans. It connects the controlling force of desire behind the characters’ actions, which leads to the true meaning of Blanche and the ironies that come along with
Pauline Tolentino English 20 AP Mrs. Yanew February 16, 2016 Explication Essay about On the Subway by Sharon Olds There will always be times in life when people consciously compare themselves from others, and Sharon Olds ' poem On the Subway, describes the thoughts and feelings of a white woman who observes a young black boy. Olds uses a vast array of literary techniques such as tone, poetic devices, imagery, and organization to create two contrasting individuals. First of all, the title of the poem On the Subway hints the readers what to expect. It does not only indicates the setting, but it also implicates the maid idea that will be prominent in the poem.
Disney made his movies to be more happy so it appealed to many families. Although, Disney’s version of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is family-friendly, one may say that a healthy medium in between the two versions is the best way to portray it. Once upon a time, in a far off castle there lived a queen.
“On the Subway” by Sharon Olds is used to describe the racial aggression during the 1950’s through 1980’s. The author use literary devices such as imagery, symbolism, and theme to describe the situation on the subway with the the man and woman on it. This literary device is used to give us an image of the scene. Such as “He’s wearing red and has big feet.” and “ He is black and I’m white”.
This is due to that now the narrator is laying on the floor with his shadow above him like a heavyweight of swarrow is up above him. “And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor”, (107). The reason the narrator 's shadow is above him is because the lamplight hits the raven making a shadow on the floor, and that shadow has the narrator’s soul trapped within it and he will never be freed from it. The narrator’s soul being trapped could be like living without living, as in going through life with no feeling and being numb to everything. The raven is a very powerful being we can see this by the words that are used to describe it in this point in the poem.
The Dust Bowl, PBS link was very interesting to read I especially liked reading about living during the dust storms. I had been through fire drills and a tornado drills, but it just fascinated me to read about the school having the children take shelter under the staircase during the dust storms. I had always wondered how a dust storm compared to a sand storm, but the website explains it well: “It was so heavy and thick. It wasn’t like sand. It was just real heavy, like face powder.”
In a desert, you will find both a rattlesnake and cactus living in the harsh climate with very little rain. A cactus uses its thick skin of the stem with spines to keep unwanted animals from getting to the water that they store away. It uses its large underground root system to find water deep underground even when the topsoil is dry. The cactus also uses its thick stem to hold water to keep it alive.
In “On the Subway” by Sharon Olds, the speaker is on a train and finds herself across a man, she describes has “the casual cold look of a mugger.” It is not clear as to why she sees him as a mugger, but he is larger than her. As the poem unfolds, we get a better look at her thinking process and the differences between the speaker and the man. “He is wearing red, like the inside of the body exposed” is a simile the poet used to express how simple and open the man looked; by comparing him to an open body. On the other hand, she is in a fur coat.
The Union Pacific Railroad Museum is a big piece of Omaha history and has a display of how America traveled by rail from the 1930s-1971. They also have an exhibit on Abraham Lincoln including pieces from his railcar as he traveled the US. Another venue not featured at Railroad Days in the Henry Doorly Zoo with their train which takes visitors throughout the zoo to view their wild attractions. This could be a good opportunity to reach out to people who aren 't necessarily interested in trains with a good segway. People going to view ride the train could pass by a booth set up by the NMRA which would feature a model train and draw
The photographs I viewed captured the emotions of the farmers and their children. Viewing the photos, I noticed how the plains were barren and how nothing was in sight except for the dust. I believe the photographs gave me the best understanding because they captured the emotions of the farmer and in turn, I was able to understand why the farmers felt those emotions. Although the interviews were helpful, the stories were told later in the farmer’s life and he might not remember every detail and the description may not be accurate. Articles during the dustbowl also improved my understanding of the dustbowl.