Scientists and researchers have dedicated a lot of time in order to seek the answer on how colors can affect the brain and the process taken when seeing certain colors. In many situations authors use colors and pictures to help readers create an image, but in some cases writers use color to help understand and symbolize the deeper meanings that lie within the novel. The Grapes of Wrath, written by John Steinbeck is a novel written in the 1930s explaining the lives of migrant farmers trying to survive the Dust Bowl and the responsibilities that come along with surviving, where the author uses color theories to help readers understand. Many colors can be used to show meaning, although Steinbeck analyzes the color red throughout the novel as a crucial aspect to illustrate a deeper meaning. In The Grapes of Wrath, Steinbeck uses the color red to symbolize the struggle, blood being both life and death, and characteristics within the lives of migrant farmers to not only paint a picture, but to show a deeper understanding of the despair in their lives.
Henry Longfellow’s poem, “The Children’s Hour,” demonstrates the idea of love between the speaker and his family. It is about three daughters who shower their father with love and affection. With the use of imagery, metaphors, and rhyme scheme, the speaker is able to illustrate the tone and theme to the reader.
Sherman Alexie writes the story “Indian Education” using a deadpan tone to build and connect the years of the narrator 's life together in an ironic way. Alexie is able to utilize irony through the use of separate, short sections within the story. The rapid presentation of events, simple thoughts, and poetic points made within the story enable the reader to make quick connections about the narrator’s life to draw more complex realizations. The art that Alexie uses to write this very short story is poetic in nature through the meaning and structure of his writing. By the fact that the reader can draw deeper conclusions about the narrator 's life from Alexie’s writing is evident that his writing is poetic.
Forests have long been significant in literature. Dark, enchanted, haunted woods carry a special meaning and signify an important stage in any journey. To enter a forest is to go into the realm of fears, which can be as dangerous as it can be enlightening. Thus enchanted woods present a test to characters’ abilities, a challenge to their courage and, as a result, lead to important inner transformations: if a character enters such a forest, they won’t be the same on leaving it as before they entered. In Chapter 8, Spiders and Flies, Tolkien uses imagery, figurative language and diction to describe a and ominous setting for this chapter in The Hobbit.
The poem A Step Away From Them by Frank O’Hara has five stanzas written in a free verse format with no distinguishable rhyme scheme or meter. The poem uses the following asymmetrical line structure “14-10-9-13-3” while using poetic devices such as enjambment, imagery, and allusion to create each stanza. A Step Away From Them occurs in one place, New York City. We know this because of the lines, “On/ to Times Square, / where the sign/blows smoke over my head” (13-14) and “the Manhattan Storage Warehouse.”
It is natural to want the best in life, to live in bliss and to never experience pain or suffering. Still, no matter how tempting that life would be, can one really call it living never to experience pain or sorrow along with joy and bliss? When the time of the ending of our life’s story comes, it is common to reflect on our past and to take in all of the good and bad that we have encountered. Gwendolyn Brooks’ calm poem, “The Bean Eaters,” displays the life of an elderly couple reflecting on the bittersweetness of their lives. While their pasts were not perfect, the poem captures the harmony of the events that took place throughout their lives and the peace they are left with as a result.
The first stanza starts off by describing elements that relate to nature such as a river and caverns. These elements are normal to a realistic dream. However, Coleridge is starting to contradict himself. “ Through caverns measureless to man/
The Constant Contemplation of Sharon Olds’ “Sex without Love” This poem dramatizes the conflict between the speakers opinions on sex, opposed to others. In this poem, Olds presents a speaker who is contemplating the mentalities and thought processes of people who are able to have sex without love, compared to themselves. Although no first person dialogue is presented in the poem, contrasting statements and implications of phrases used highlight how the speaker feels about the subject. The theme of the poem is largely one of personal contemplation and of human emotion.
“The Hunter and the Huntee” There have been many fantastic survival stories, throughout English literature. There was Hatchet by Gary Paulsen, a story of a young, innocent boy stranded in the wilderness after a brutal plane crash and there also was My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George, a novel about a young teen who leaves his overcrowded home to live in the dangerous mountain. However, neither of these survival stories are anything like “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell. This story’s conflict is what keeps the reader hooked on the end of every sentence of this short story. The conflict’s effect on the story also goes hand in hand with the story’s theme.
Looking Ahead: Toby’s Dire Fate If you had the ability to see your future, would you? While it may be impossible for us to foresee what is coming in our own lives, Tobias Wolff allows us to look ahead at what will become of our protagonist, Toby, is his 1989 memoir This Boy’s Life.
The Food Police: Poem Explication While poetry as a genre often evades the approachability of prose, its task at the end of the day is the same: to relay a narrative of truth. One advantage poetry holds over prose, however, is its intrinsic ability—even obligation—to explore the complexity of that truth. In the case of my poem, The Food Police, I attempt to do exactly that, examining the ways in which our interpersonal relationships reflect and are affected by those we hold with food. By setting an emotionally volatile internal dialogue against the backdrop of an everyday scenario, I hope to expose the ways in which negative relationships with food can affect more than just one’s waistline.