In “The Funeral,” the narrator Henry James shows condescending and playful tone towards the people attending the funeral. But not being focus on the actual funeral and drawing his attention to the people, he grieve at all, as you usually do in a funeral. The author’s diction expresses his mischievous attitude toward the funeral. When the first arrives, he points out that the elements of “groteque” was noticeable.
When Smoke Signals Indians’ Distress… “The only thing more pathetic than Indians on TV is Indians watching Indians on TV” declares ironically Thomas-Builds-The-Fire, in the movie “Smoke Signals”, to condemn the Indian stereotype conveyed by media. The writer, Sherman Alexie narrates the story of Thomas and Victor, Native Americans, who go on a road-trip to retrieve the ashes of the lately deceased Arnold Joseph, Victor’s father. Leaving their natal Coeur D’Alene reservation, Victor and Thomas are stepping into the foreign world of America, in which codes and values differ from their native culture. Alexie portrays the duality of Native American culture, capturing the history of people who have been oppressed, yet attempting to forge their identity in the media-saturated world of the 20th Century, adopting panoramic shots, manipulating the circular sense of time,
There is a saying in Chinese, 每个人都会经过生老病死, that in life, everyone will go through birth, aging, sickness and then finally, death. Death is unavoidable for everyone and every living creature. Even the non-living would have to “face death” and cease to exist one day. Just like what Steve Jobs had once said, “No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there.
Authors use Imagery, Simile and Metaphor to put a clear picture in the reader's head. In the “Pedestrian” Simile, Imagery and metaphor are used to put a clear picture in the reader's head as well as developing the mood at the same time. In the "Pedestrian" Bradbury uses imagery, simile and metaphor to develop the futuristic setting and the mood so that the reader better understands where Mr.Mead is and what he see's.
Research question: how do front book covers introduce the narrative of the book and influence the reader’s expectations of the book? Entries: Yampbell, Cat. " Judging A Book By Its Cover: Publishing Trends In Young Adult Literature." The Lion
Being away from a termagant wife and doing squirrel hunting even though you don’t want to hurt one in Catshill mountains is fun. Then you should be quick to accept the consequences of sleeping through one of the most important acts in American history. A story told by Diedrich Knickerbocker (aka Washington Irving) tells about a henpecked man who had a behavior that lead him to missing the Revolutionary War. Diedrich Knickerbocker’s “Rip Van Winkle” is an all time favorite short story that pushed the limits of short story to the limits. Diedrich Knickerbocker used a suitable theme, unique characterization and literary devices to enhance his composition.
Through his entire career famous poet, Dylan Thomas has been empowering his audience through his poems and use of his figurative language Thomas is able to reach audiences from all different angles and perspectives. In both poems, “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night”, and “Love In The Asylum”, Thomas is able to present his works in a way that makes the reader understand life, and how people need to take advantage of it. Whether it be from taking life by the horns and hanging on for the whole ride, or by knowing that you can find love anywhere, even in an asylum. Focusing on “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night”, poet Dylan Thomas creates conflict and makes it so the audience is the one who has to make the decision. During “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night”, the reader is caught in the middle of trying to figure out who they are as a person.
As the wild west opened, so did new opportunities for American to strike it rich. But with the wild west opening up for the Americans, Indian lands were being encroached for railroads and homesteads. Indians were being pushed into reservations, their children sent to assimilation schools such a the Carlisle Indian School in Pennsylvania. In the horrors of American assimilation targeted at young Native American children, many children would face the struggle of losing their identity or face punishment of resisting assimilation. In the assimilation stories of Zitkala Sa’s Impressions of an Indian Childhood and Sherman Alexie’s Indian Education, tells the tale of their childhood experience being integrated into “American culture”.
The poem “Richard Cory” by Ewin Arlington Robinson is one that I and many others can relate to in one way or another. Whether they relate to Richard Cory, who has it all or the townspeople wanting more. The theme we see in this poem is that money does not buy happiness. It tells the story of a wealthy man that everyone looks up to but little do they know he has issues of his own. The people are so blinded by his fortune that they don’t notice his sadness that drove him to suicide.
In the short story “This is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona”, by author Sherman Alexie, his writing style is very prominent. Alexie is about to achieve this by writing in a very blunt manner. When Victor is talking about his father dying he says, “‘He died of a heart attack in his trailer and nobody found him for a week. It was really hot, too,’” (Alexie 512).