Metonymy Essays

  • Real Elements In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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    In the story Of Mice and Men, four living things are killed. Two are shot in the back of the head, and the other two are killed by somebody else’s bare hands. As strange as it sounds, the killings were solutions for some characters and complications for others. In this story by John Steinbeck, there are many different realism elements that are relevant. These elements include a few specifics like the rejection of the idealized, larger-than-life hero of romantic literature, the avoidance of the exotic

  • Metonymy In Macbeth

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    is from when Macduff first informs Lennox and Macbeth, although it is not clear at first to them the Macduff means that King Duncan is dead. The language use in Act 2, Scene 3 helps to describe the feeling and atmosphere of such a dark scene. A metonymy is used during the

  • Michel Foucault: The Construction Of Discourse

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    There is such a variety of definitions regarding discourse that make it difficult to stick to one definition, therefore the context to which discourse is used is helpful to narrowing down a less diverse definition. Michel Foucault (philosopher, social theorist and literary critic) used various definitions of discourse at separate instances. The rough definition that Foucault suggests for Discourse is ‘the general domain of all statements’. He also defines discourse as an adapted cluster of statements

  • Biblical Allusion In Alan Paton's Cry, The Beloved Country

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    In Alan Paton’s compelling novel “Cry, The Beloved Country” published in 1948, he eloquently writes about the characters Stephen Kumalo and James Jarvis to tell a story with a momentous message about the effect of apartheid in South Africa. Paton expertly solidifies his dynamic and forceful writing in his novel with his uses of various literary elements like imagery, diction, allusions, motifs, and even the simplicity of his poetic writing voice. Although, in chapter 36 Alan Paton’s uses of biblical

  • Persuasive Speech Analysis

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    There have been tons of wonderful, inspiring, and intriguing speeches in the world throughout time. From Martin Luther King Jr’s “I have a Dream Speech”, to the “Gettysburg Address” written by Abraham Lincoln, or even a speech by a girl or guy running for class president. Either way, while listening to these great speeches, a thought might cross a person’s mind that says “man, this is a great speech. It is so inspiring. I agree with everything this person is saying”. But here is the question that

  • Character Analysis: I Escaped A Violent Gang

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    In the memoir “I Escaped a Violent Gang” and the play “The Watsons Go to Birmingham.” the theme they used was courage. In “I Escaped a Violent Gang”, Ana had enough courage to join a gang but not only that but to stand up against it. In “The Watsons Go to Birmingham” Sarah and Junior walk in a march for equal rights. They both show courage in different ways in “I Escaped a Violent Gang” the characters actions are different. Sarah and Junior both march for equal rights, but Ana wasn’t marching for

  • Metonymy In Dracula Analysis

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    Metonymy is exploited in Dracula when the topic of gloom and horror is introduced. This displays fundamental essences that provide principals of mystery and the supernatural. Doom and horror develop the storyline as it portrays how the weather and atmosphere can affect the story. This can be shown at the introduction of the story, Jonathan Harker is on business trip, he’s supposed to meet up with a man by the name of Count Dracula, all is well until Harker recognizes that Dracula isn’t so-called

  • Metaphor Vs Metonymy Definition Essay

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    other figures of speech like for example metonymy. It compares similarities as well as differences between them. It also shows the very process of distinction from many perspectives taking various aspects into consideration. 1.3.1. Metaphor vs. Metonymy Metonymy as it was in the case of metaphor can be defined from many perspectives. At the very beginning let us take a closer look at the definition from the dictionary. According to Ousby (1988) “Metonymy. A figure of speech which replaces the name

  • The Role Of Morality In The Narrative Of Frederick Douglass

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    Christianity. Douglass integrates metonymy and

  • Metaphors In Literature

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  • Metonym In Film

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    Metaphor and metonymy could build a strong imagery of alienation in films The study revealed that TV Chandran has used a wide array of metonymy and metaphors in all the films selected for the study to image the concept of alienation. Metaphor is so widespread that it is often used as an 'umbrella ' term to include other figures of speech like metonyms which can be technically distinguished from it in its narrower usage. Lakoff and Johnson argue that 'the essence of metaphor is understanding and

  • Figurative Language In The Living Temple

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    of imagery, Holmes allows the readers to vividly depict the scene he has transferred from his own mind into the words of “The Living Temple”. In the beginning of the poem, Holmes uses metonymy when writing, “Not in the world of light alone, / Where God has built his blazing throne” (ll.1-2). This use of metonymy takes the image of God’s throne to represent his luxurious kingdom in Heaven. Holmes also uses apostrophe within “The Living Temple”, when he states, “O Father! grant they love divine /

  • Barbara Lazear Ascher's Essay On Compassion

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    In Barbara Lazear Ascher's essay “On Compassion”, she describes various situations she's observed in New York City to imply that “compassion is not a character trait like a sunny disposition. It must be learned… adversity that becomes so familiar that we begin to identify and empathize it.” While observing these two scenes, Ascher expresses her admiration towards the curiosity behind compassion by availing pathos, use of questioning and variant figurative language to illustrate the encounters. Combine

  • Overused Trope Figurative Language

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    After analyzing section three, I am able to determine that the author repeats ideologies and terms to emphasize their importance. The first significant term is kairos, which means to utilize the situation and occasion. An example of kairos occurs before school starts and stores place clothes and supplies on sale. All the students are searching for a fresh outfit with the purpose of wearing on the first day of school and so stores mark towards the students with back-to-school commercials and low prices

  • Alliteration In Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address

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    reasons why the war started. In the speech, Lincoln addresses the reasons and causes of the war and tries to bring the North and South together. In order to convince the two to unite once more, Lincoln uses alliteration, allusion, synecdoche, and metonymy to make his point and purpose clear. Lincoln utilizes alliteration in order to achieve his purpose of uniting the two unions together. In the second paragraph, he uses words such as dreaded, delivered, devoted, destroy, dissolve, and divide

  • Symbolism In The Indian Lily

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    “The Indian Lily,” by Herman Sudermann tells the story of Richard Niebeldingk’s love life through the literary device of metonymy. The metonymy can be seen in the Indian lilies that he sends to his past conquests. Niebeldingk sends the lilies as a means to say, “In spite of what has taken place you are as lofty as sacred in my eyes as these pale, alien flowers whose home is beside the Ganges. Therefore have the kindness-not to annoy me with remorse” (331), which is to say thank you for the evening

  • Dylan Thomas Figurative Language

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    poetic strategies such as diction, structure and rhythm to suggest that all men, while different in character, should passionately resist the inevitability of death. To begin, diction is a powerful poetic device used to craft meaningful imagery, metonymy, and figurative language in this poem. In fact, the poet demonstrates this from the very beginning. In the first stanza of elegy, poignant words that stick out are “night,” “burn,” “rave,” “rage,” and “dying” to convey the solemnness of the work

  • Paradise Alliteration Theme

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    The theme of sin prevalent through diction and some alliteration. For example, Satan banished from heaven because of his sin; therefore, gave his condolences for the place he knew as he stated here,”Farewell happy fields, where joy forever dwells!” Diction like “happy fields” to the “horrors of hell" show that Satan has remorse for the land he lived in, but he valued his sin more than some cherished land. As a result of his sin, Satan bids farewell to the paradise he once lived in as if some

  • Sick Arab Rhetorical Analysis

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    out the sign “Sick Arab-but harmless when not out of his head?”. Metonymy Irony Symbolism Theme: Freedom This scene/event is symbolic and ironic at the same time because a guy like the duke offers to help Jim to feel more relaxed, but, on the other hand, the fact that the duke is using Jim’s disguise to grant him freedom demonstrates Jim’s harsh reality as a slave even though he is running away from it. Moreover, the Metonymy used in this

  • IOC Commentaries In William Shakespeare's Hamlet

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    IOC Commentaries -Hamlet- The extract given befits in Act III, scene 1 of the tragedy “Hamlet” written by William Shakespeare. This extract shows an important moment in the play, when Hamlet, the protagonist, contemplates whether or not to kill himself because his mother married his uncle, after his father’s death. Throughout the soliloquy he is depicted as a complex character who seeks the profound meaning of life, yet he is followed by an inexplicable feeling of not being able to proceed with