Both Ginsberg and Eliot use the empty streets and darkness because of the feeling of loneliness it brings to people. In “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,” Eliot says, in lines 8-9, “Streets that follow like a tedious argument of insidious intent” and in “A Supermarket in California,” Ginsberg says, “for I walked down the side streets under the trees with a headache self-conscious looking at the full moon” (line 1-2). These quotes from the poems show how they both, as a whole, give the reader the feeling of loneliness and solitude. This is a successful technique for a poet to use because it makes the reader more invested in the story and more connected to the
Appearing multiple times in the novel, the “valley of ashes” represents the acrimony and poverty of New York in the 1920’s. Carraway describes this barren wasteland with words such as “grotesque” and “fantastic” (PAGE). By using the word grotesque, Fitzgerald portrays an ugly and distorted image of the contrasting world of lavish West Egg, and his tone is most prominently seen through this example. Shying from the masterful subtlety with which Fitzgerald employs his negative diction throughout the novel, “the valley of ashes” is given a simple yet effective description that harshly shows what Fitzgerald intends for the reader to understand. It is in Fitzgerald’s description of the “valley of ashes” that many differing opinions arise on Fitzgerald’s intentions.
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
The contrast used in the settings shows the differences in lifestyle between the whites and the main character who “wipe your fingers on your jeans” and spitting on the floor. This shows the tradition of the blacks and the contrast of the whites who are guarded with “guards at the gatepost”. Continuously, there is another contrast that with the setting in District Six. The condition of the ghettos and the “inns” relate to the background of the main character’s anger and home. The ghettos are filled with the cry of protests with the “small round hard stones clicking” while he steps into the “trouser cuffs” and “cans”.
On top of having small spaces many people do not park straight and often hang over into other making a tight space even tighter. To add to it the area between car not in parking spaces is incredibly small likely resulting in what happened to my car. I would like to know what can be done about this incident. Also I would like something to be done to this parking lot to make
His vagueness allows him to have a sadder more dramatic ending. Lining the plot up with the seasons, he leaves a filling of helplessness for both characters. The seasons help correspond with the mood of the novel. The ending leaves a lot of unanswered questions. It leaves the reader wondering about important plotlines like if Daisy purposely hit
The underworld has many undesirable connotations, such as miserable conditions surrounded by sinners and hate. By comparing so many ideas to hell, Holden is revealing how undesired and miserable his feelings are. Specifically, Holden is not completely miserable, but he is not happy either. From his journey to achieve happiness, Holden meets
It symbolizes poverty, and the population of Manhattan that is not rich and self indulged in their personal lives. The Valley of Ashes is described as a dumping ground, Nick even explains how it’s “bounded on one side by a small foul river, and, when the drawbridge is up to let barges through, the passengers on waiting trains can stare at the dismal scene for as long as half an hour” (27). This is completely opposite to places like West Egg, where most of the novel is taken place. Everything is luxurious and fast paced, comparing these two places opens up many symbols in the reader's mind, like poverty and the fact that not every American at that time could live as Gatsby can, for instance.
Taking the desert as an example, it is often reckoned as a wasteland filled with derelict and forlorn images. Unbearable daytime and grisly nights render the land all the more desolate. Men tend to take the despairing plight as a demise of a villain in a story rather than give an end of protagonists living there happily.
The dangers and widespread injustice of the chimney sweeping profession caught William Blake’s attention, causing him to compose two similar works titled, ‘The Chimney Sweep.’ The first belonged to the book ‘Songs of Innocence’ published 1789 and the second, to ‘Songs of Innocence and Experience’ published in 1793. Both poems show the joys of childhood innocence as the main subject. It highlights how childhood innocence was destroyed, taken away or ruined by adults. Blake saw innocence as a joke. It does not exist because it is tainted by the world of experience - chimney sweeping, death, poverty, etc.
Not everyone in the Dust bowl area were not farmers but the thing that affected them the most was their health. The reason why the Dust bowl affects their health was because the Dust Bowl is made of, well, dust which means that it gets everywhere. Which in return ment the development of dust pneumonia which is caused when a person gets too much dust in their lungs. One women from the era states that the newspapers would say the deaths of many babies and old people are attributed to breathing in so much dirt. ( Living in the Dust Bowl,1934.
Specify on page 25 Jason uses the word "Bunsen-burnered" and "ashamed" on page 25 and 26. Using these words in this context shows that Jason 's tone towards are “hangman is very bleak and gloomy” this also gives a sort of distressing feeling to the reader. Finally, through the story Jason used personification to
(Salinger 126)” Holden’s insecurity in an uncomfortable situation caused him to lie his way out of this awkward position. Thus, “Caulfield may be classified as one who avoids life problems, by hesitating . . . (Huber and Ledbetter 252)” The temporary intermission the lie created, only made things worse for Holden.
Their names lept into the fire, burning down the years under the axe and hose which sprayed not water but kerosene” (Bradbury page 31) The statement made in the book explains, how Montag felt about burning books and how he felt he was ruining what was once a good world. Guy had found many flaws in the utopian system starting with the way people had used their time while those who did not spend it consumed with a fake world were often seen as strange and peculiar rather than just normal everyday people. Death was normal to the people living in this world which is rather alarming and shows the darkness that underlies in the depressed society, “Six of my friends have been shot in the last year alone. Ten of them died in car wrecks…” (Pg.27) Clarisse was a friend of Montag 's and was scared of how people are dying and did not want to be killed or become one of the ones killed. Technology is used as an antidepressant rather than just