Personification Essays

  • Personification In Hamlet

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    through the various ways that death is personified in each story. Personification creates death as an authoritative figure, a god, and manipulative. Together, these traits alter characters’ perception of death which in turn causes them to carry out specific tasks. In Hamlet, revenge on King Claudius is sought after, in “Porphyria’s Lover,” power over Porphyria makes

  • My Life Had Stood A Loaded Gun Essay

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    perspective is truly shaped by their life experiences - or lack of.  In Emily Dickinson’s poem, "My Life had stood - a Loaded Gun," personification, metaphors, and symbolism reveal the author's perspective on the power of anger or violence in one’s life The first literary element that is used within Emily Dickinson’s poem to show her perspective is personification.  Within

  • The Role Of Technology In Ray Bradbury's There Will Come Soft Rains

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    visualize the future with technology taking over all human tasks, which means an easy life for everyone. However, Ray Bradbury thinks the future will harm us. Therefore, he wrote “There Will Come Soft Rains.” In the story, Bradbury uses diction and personification to show the dehumanizing effects on reliance of technology. Specific diction is thoguhtfully used to describe the dog. When Bradbury describes the dog, he uses diction often to show how horrific life is in the future for living organisms.

  • The Haunted Mind Analysis

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    the veil and is firmly resolved to face penance for his sins, since he is riddled with guilt. The black veil constantly shrouding his face symbolizes that nobody can be pure, and that everyone has the capacity for evil. Moreover, an example of personification in The Wedding Knell is when the bridegroom appears, but it is said that “No garb but that of the grave could have befitted such a deathlike aspect… The corpse stood motionless, but addressed the widow in accents that seemed to melt into the clang

  • What Is Emily Dickinson's View Of Death

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    Proud” by John Donne. Emily Dickinson sees death as a beautiful journey. She claims death to be an amazing beginning rather than an end to the life. John Donne explores the concept of how death is only as powerful as we perceive it to be. Both use personification to illustrate that death should not be

  • Who's For The Game Poem Analysis

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    There are two poems that are being described: “Dulce et Decorum Est” and “Who’s for the Game?”. Both poems both focus on war ,but “Dulce et Decorum Est” is more focused on the harsh and depressing parts of the war. The poem “Who’s for the Game” is more focused on the more friendly recruiting parts of the war. The poems have noticeable similarities and differences through the poems. The poem “Dulce et Decorum Est” mainly describes the war as harsh, depressing, and fierce. This poem expresses suffering

  • Symbolism In Mother By Ted Kooser

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    Have you ever felt loss so deep that everything you see is different just because that person is gone? In Mother by Ted Kooser the speaker’s mother’s death made his world view more sorrowful. Through this view of the world Kooser uses symbolism, personification, and imagery to show the speaker’s feelings about his mother dying. Symbolism is used in many different ways throughout this poem to present the speakers feelings on his mother dying. Her vibrance is shown in the lightness and happiness of nature

  • Once More To The Lake Summary

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    The story “Once More to the Lake” by E.B. White, talks about his days growing up at a lake with his father. He describes is experience as he revisits his childhood lake in Maine with his son. This visit touches on his journey in which he goes through memories associated with his childhood and the lake. As he spends time in the lake, his mindset begins to transform him into the kid he was. This emphasized and altered perception in which he saw the lake through his son’s eyes instead. If I were to

  • Ted Hughes 'Bayonet Charge' And Wilfred Owen's Exposure

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    Both Ted Hughes and Wilfred Owen present war in their poems “Bayonet Charge” and “Exposure”, respectively, as terrifying experiences, repeatedly mentioning the honest pointlessness of the entire ordeal to enhance the futility of the soldiers' deaths. Hughes’ “Bayonet Charge” focuses on one person's emotional struggle with their actions, displaying the disorientating and dehumanising qualities of war. Owen’s “Exposure”, on the other hand, depicts the impacts of war on the protagonists' nation, displaying

  • Examples Of Figurative Language In The Year Of Silence

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    as. The final use of figurative language in the story is personification. In the text it says,” When the roads fell silent and pleased when the elevators stopped crying out of their cables, but by the time the cell phones and the pagers ceased to chirp, we were faced with a problem of diminishing returns(pg27)”. This is an example of personification because elevators can become silent unless it spoke, and pagers can't chirp. Personification means giving human qualities to inanimate objects, and that

  • George Frideric Handel's Halleujah Chorus

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    When George Frideric Handel was a little kid, his uncle gave him a clavier which was a small keyboard-like instrument in secret because he knew that George loved the beautiful notes of music. One night, his parents heard music wafting throughout the house in the middle of the night and knew not from whence it came. When they searched the house, they found George playing melodies on his instrument. This was one of the first times that he would experience music for himself and lead him to have a career

  • Analysis Of Elie Wiesel's The Perils Of Indifference

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    The Perils of Indifference Analysis Elie Wiesel, in his remembrance speech, “The Perils of Indifference” (1999) illustrates the dangers of the indifference that admitted the horrors of the Holocaust. Wiesel tells his illustration with an emotional tone and supports his thesis by drawing on memories of his own Holocaust experience. Wiesel’s purpose is to bring attention to the people that were treated with indifference in the 20th century, in order to advise the US and people everywhere to do better

  • The Soldier Poem Analysis

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    When war was announced to the public, in 1914, young men across the country of England were eager to experience the exaltation associated with fighting for their beloved country. This devotion for their country is passionately echoed in the poem “The Soldier”, written by Rupert Brooke. As the battles continued, the true-colours of war unravelled for the soldiers, and the atmosphere portrayed in the war poetry changed drastically. This heinous exposure brought upon the soldiers was conveyed in the

  • Sympathy And Cageed Bird In Maya Angelou's Caged Bird

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    Being treated equally, and having equal rights as others, was a constant struggle during the 18 and 1900’s for people of color. There was no valid reason as of why they were being oppressed, resulting in riots, battling for justice. In “Caged Bird,” a poem by Maya Angelou, she creates a scene in which one bird is free, soaring wherever the bird wishes, happily. While another bird is caged, miserable, with clipped wing, tied up. In addition, written in “Sympathy,” by Paul Laurence Dunbar another highly

  • Birds Symbolism In The Awakening

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    Close Reading: The Awakening Chapter I-XIII In the story, the birds symbolize women and flight represents freedom. The birds are in a cage which inhibits their flight; this can be compared to women in captivity lacking freedom. What’s important to point out is that the bird, specifically the one mentioned in the passage, speaks a language that only other birds can understand. “He could speak a little Spanish, and also a language which nobody understand, unless it was the mockingbird hung on the other

  • Maya Angelou A Caged Bird Analysis

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    “A Caged Bird” is a poem by Maya Angelou, that describes the struggle of a bird ascending from the restrictions with adverse surroundings. The poem renders the oppression that has affected African Americans over the years. As Angelou explains, the bird fights its imprisonment even with fear, but rises above with the stance of freedom. “Phenomenal Women” by Maya Angelou discusses beauty being in the eye of the beholder. You don’t have to have a perfect physique or focus entirely on outer beauty. Inner

  • Analysis Of Patience Agbabi's The Refugee Tales

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    Refugee Tales by David Herd and Anna Pincus is a compilation of stories that give light to those who are branded 'refugee' and elucidate the dehumanizing situations they were forced to face through it all. Patience Agbabi's "The Refugee Tales" is an compelling poem of Farida's life and to add to that, as a refugee. Rather than writing as a simple story or narrative, she decides to write it as a crown of sonnets, as a way to make it more engaging in a way of changing the typical sentence structures

  • Analysis Of Robert Plack's An Echo Sonnet

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    Death is the ultimate unknown, will it bring sorrow or a feeling of fulfillment? This quandary of humanity is explored thoroughly in the poem “An Echo Sonnet” by Robert Plack. It details a speaker conflicted about his interest to continue living, since both options present a mystery in what they will bring to him. This internal dilemma is constructed through multiple literary devices that function to connect emotions of despair to the poem’s focus.. Specifically, the poem’s _________, ________,

  • Personification In Avatar

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    complete the mission and aides the Navi, causing an ongoing war between the humans and the Navi. James Cameron uses personification, anaphora, and emotional appeal to show the re-occurring theme of the Navi’s true humanity. As Neytiri saves Jake in Pandora, she kills one of the wolves saying “Forgive me, my brother… May your spirit run with the Great Mother” (Cameron). Personification is being showed in this scene to

  • Personification In The Odyssey

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    an ageless classic, however it wouldn't be the same without Homer’s unique use of figurative language to depict this story. His two most effective literary tools were his epic similes and personification. His epic similes gave a romantic description of critical, emotion filled scenes. Homer’s use of personification gave a new sense of life to ordinary ideas, which gave a new layer of depth of to the story. Both of