You will now read two passages and answer the questions that follow. Some of the questions may ask you to compare the two passages. This passage is based on a tale from the Ashanti people of Ghana. Anansi is a famous character, a spider, who often tricks others. Passage 1 Stories from the Sky
Bilbo Baggins would make a great friend because he is clever. Throughout the book, Bilbo makes up riddles and rhymes on the spot to help save himself and his friends. There is a point in the novel when Bilbo has to distract giant spiders so they don’t eat his friends. He does this by singing out “Old fat spider spinning in a tree! Old fat spider can’t see me!
“Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul.” (Nabokov 9). Vladimir Nabokov’s language in Lolita displays the enchanting power of language in its most innate form. In the classic dark love story of Humbert Humbert, the pedophile, and Dolores Haze, the naïve child, Nabokov 's choice in syntax encapsulates the audience’s attention from line to line, readers only hoping to understand the complexity of a character such as Humbert Humbert.
Body paragraph: “Sykes, what you throw dat whip on me like dat? You know it would skeer me — looks just like a snake, an’ you knows how skeered Ah is of snakes.” As you can see from paragraph four, the use of dialect is heavily used. As you're reading, reading the words and painting the picture of this scene in your head, the use of these word choices help it come to life. The
Emily Dickinson in her poem 986, uses the description of a snake to show how nature may be intimidating at first but with time is harmless. Certain aspects of nature are always going to make people uneasy at times. Emily Dickinson shows just that, by picking one of the most controversial animals to depict. At first she only describes the animal in it’s natural state.
“The Adventures of the Speckled Band” Arthur Conan Doyle is famous for writing short stories filled with suspense and mystery that keep his readers entertained and returning for more. In The Adventure of the Speckled Band, Arthur Conan Doyle writes how Sherlock Holmes and Watson solve the mystery surrounding the death of Julia Roylott before her sister Helen is murdered the same way. Doyle uses red herrings, imagery and repetition to help make his short story a successful mystery. Although scattered clues are generally well placed in a mystery, Doyle leaves red herrings along the way that add to the reader's suspense and adventure. Helen informs Holmes and Watson at their first meeting that she lives on the estate of her stepfather Dr. Roylott.
In “The Secret Life of Bees” Sue Monk Kidd uses various literary devices such as mood, motifs, and metaphors. Mood is a literary device that is used in Kidd’s novel “The Secret Life of Bees” to show how almost everyone has deep dark secrets that holds them in the past. Mood refers to the mental and emotional disposition of the way a subject or a character is portrayed, which in turn sets up the atmosphere or mood to the novel. For instance in Kidd’s novel, “The Secret Life of Bees”, the mood is frequently serious because it treats a series of somber issues: verbal and physical abuse, racial discrimination, violence, and death. However, Kidd punctuates these grave moments with humor and the desire of the characters to overcome.
Two Stories, Many Similarities How far would you go to feel better about yourself? Would you be ready to kill a friend or wife/husband to be happy with yourself. In Edgar Allan Poe 's stories Black Cat and The Cask of Amontillado Poe uses different story elements to make to story flow and to make the reader want to read more. Some elements are very similar in his stories like in Black Cat and in The Cask of Amontillado the foreshadowing, the plot and the characters are similar.
In Lord of the Flies, it gives that suspense of terror to what’s happening during the chant of the savages and Simon, who’s trying to tell everyone the true identity of the beastie. This connects to the theme because foreshadowing can give the reader of sense of something interesting that gets them hook on the book and have the crave to learn about what is going to happen next, given the hints before the action
After reading poetry from both Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman, I found that I liked Emily Dickinson’s poetry more than I liked Walt Whitman’s. I think that I enjoyed Dickinson’s poetry more simply because of the rhyming. My favorite poem that we read by her was #1732 “My life closed twice.” I liked this poem because of the last two lines, “Parting is all we know of heaven, And all we need of hell.” I liked one of the poems we read by Walt Whitman called, “A Noiseless Patient Spider.”
Throughout chapter 28 of the novel “To Kill a Mockingbird,” the author, Harper Lee, used chiaroscuro. By contrasting and enhancing the light and dark of this chapter, Harper Lee portrayed the mood as creepy and dangerous, alluded to the attack, and added suspense to her novel. The mood of stories help readers connect and become interested, so by describing “sharp shadows,” and “black dark,” Lee made the readers become engrossed in the book, and develop concern for the young characters, Jem and Scout. After the readers had an idea of what the chapter may bring, Harper Lee allowed the plot to progress. Intimations such as Cecil scaring them in the dark helped show that anyone can be in the dark to scare them.
Dillard’s purpose is to inform the reader of how to develop a larger range of our vision in order to get new perspectives on how to live life. She introduces logos to get to ethos. Dillard uses many interesting facts like in “Fixed”, “The female will mate with and devour up to seven males”(Dillard 60) and “If a bee is heavy with honey, the wasp drinks by licking the tongue of her unfortunate victim”(Dillard 60). The facts prove that there are intricate details about everything. The authors desired outcome is to make people want to open their minds and look more abstractly in their lives.
“From the depths of a land of silence of charred bones of burned vine shoots of stomps of screams” is interpreted as a dark atmosphere because of the dark diction, while “your voice sounds like… wind howling in a coconut… like a pig drowning...like a frog singing at Carnegie Hall” is interpreted as dark humor. There are several ways in which Canadian and Caribbean authors provide a dark or depressing setting to their literature. Canadians are known for their dark humor, which makes their literature unique and distinctive. The authors provide a fresh, new look at literature by providing a dark setting and using different diction. Three ways that Canadian and Caribbean authors portrayed darkness is through diction, atmosphere, and humor.