Synecdoche Essays

  • Japanese Cultural Identity Essay

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    Primarily, the centre of the research on Japanese cultural identity for this paper will be of two very different Japanese cultural identity groups; mixed race Japanese citizens and a selection of Japanese subcultures. Although both of these groups have a definite connection with the English language, the nature of this connection is vastly different. This connection also is heavily subjected to prejudice and other’s attitudes regarding an identity, all of which will be elaborated on in the appropriate

  • 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

  • Analysis Of Homage To My Hips By Lucille Clifton

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    Throughout Lucille Clifton’s poem “homage to my hips” she uses lots of literary devices such as symbolism, imagery, and synecdoche. However, the one that begins and closes her poem is Anaphora. She does this with the use of the phrase “the hips are” (Clifton, pg. 707) in lines 1, and 11-12. She only uses it in three lines but is shows the reader the growing power of her words. It also pulls the reader into her message and gets them to believe her a little more every time its written. Her use of Anaphora

  • The Meaning Of Change In Robert Frost's Nothing Gold Can Stay

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    In Frost’s poem Nothing Gold Can Stay, he describes the changing of nature and possibly referring to a person event in his own life. Through paradox, imagery, and synecdoche, he supports a message that his life is changing to beauty. Overall, the mood of the poem is joyous and peaceful. To show Frost’s message, he uses several paradoxes in his poem. One of which is the first line of the poem, “Nature’s first green is gold”. This portrays his message in a way that somewhat makes the reader think

  • Paradox In Robert Frost's Nothing Gold Can Stay

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    In Frost’s poem Nothing Gold Can Stay, he describes the changing of nature and possibly referring to a person event in his own life. Through paradox, imagery, and synecdoche, he supports a message that his life is changing to beauty. Overall, the mood of the poem is joyous and peaceful. To show Frost’s message, he uses several paradoxes in his poem. One of which is the first line of the poem, “Nature’s first green is gold”. This portrays his message in a way that somewhat makes the reader think

  • Carpe Diem In Andrew Marvell's To His Coy Mistress

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    Andrew Marvell uses hyperboles, rhyme schemes, and synecdoche to develop a theme of carpe diem in a coquettish manner in "To His Coy Mistress". The speaker uses unequivocal diction to persuade his mistress to lose her virginity to him. Throughout the poem he attempts to impress upon her that she should stray away from her coy mentality with him because life is too short. The narrator shares the consequences of not acting on the lust for her that he expresses. Hyperboles are used throughout this

  • Alliteration In Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address

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    War and to list 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

  • Lyndon B Johnson We Shall Overcome Speech

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    congressional speech, “We Shall Overcome”, which took place in Washington D.C on March 15th, 1965, asserted that the voting rights should also apply to African-American citizens. Mr. Johnson used a variety of rhetorical devices, such as climax, synecdoche, personification, ethos, logos, etc, in order to develop the art of his effective speech. On the purpose of persuading and convincing the congress to pass the Voting Rights Act, Johnson gave this speech during the meeting of congress on March 1965

  • When We Were Young Poem Analysis

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    more poetic devices than the song, the poem also has Synecdoche, imagery, and enjambment in which the song does not have. The poem “Blessings” by Jay Parini is more artistic along poetic devices than the song “When we were young” y Adele. The poem uses around 6 different poetic devices including Synecdoche and Imagery. The poem uses Imagery to make their summer memories more visual for the reader as if they were there. The poem uses Synecdoche, which

  • Attitudes Toward America In Walt Whitman's Poetry

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    Whitman is the father of free verse. He does use repetition, hwoever, to create rhythm.Of all the "I Hear America Singing" literary terms, none makes its mark more strongly than synecdoche. "America" in line 1 represents individual Americans, more specifically, workers. Each line of the poem is an example of synecdoche (a special type of metaphor where the parts equal the whole or the whole equals the parts). Whitman is celebrating the greatness of America by celebrating the greatness of its individuals

  • The Birth Of The Prison Analysis

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    essay will focus on examining the carceral nature of modern life that Foucault describes with specific reference to the film “Synecdoche, New York” directed by Charlie Kaufman. This will highlight how the model of the Panopticon has transfused into a modern society, and individuals are now not under constant observation by other, but from themselves. In the film “Synecdoche, New York” The protagonist of the film is a theatre directors whose life seems to be falling apart, when his wife takes his

  • Analysis Of Emily Dickinson's Poem 465

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    In her poem #465, Emily Dickinson’s speaker allows the reader to experience an ironic reversal of conventional expectations of the moment of death in the mid-1800s, as the speaker finds nothing but an eerie darkness at the end of her life. Most importantly, events that occur at the moment of the speaker’s death demonstrate the eerie and simple death she experiences. During the moment of the speaker’s death, she “heard a Fly buzz” (1). After the speaker’s death, there was no grand gateway to the heavens

  • Individualism In America Essay

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    America’s identity is defined differently by every individual. Ideally it was to be a place of freedom and acceptance, identified by its message of liberty and hard-work, however the question arises whether America is a melting pot in which only one culture dominates or it a mosaic of many peoples’ histories. America’s potential and true identity lies within its ability to assimilate and create a natural individualism despite race, class, and immigration standing. A country as powerful and influential

  • Figurative Language In Harper's Bazaar Magazine Advertisement

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    The research about figurative language has been done by some researcher. The first belongs to Nurita Widyanti (2013), a student of Yogyakarta State University entitled A Stylistic-Pragmatic Analysis of Figurative Language in Harper’s Bazaar Magazine Advertisement. In this research, the researcher focuses on the sentence of Harper’s Bazaar Magazine Advertisement. In this research there are three objectives. The first is to identify the types of figurative language used in the advertisements in Harper’s

  • Rhetorical Devices In My Last Duchess

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    ‘My Last Duchess’ “The poems show love to be a complex and powerful emotion.” Discuss the ways in which the poets have presented the different aspects of love in the poems you have studied. Loosely based in the paternalistic patriarchal society that was the Renaissance period, the poet Robert Browning adopts the persona of the Duke Ferrara, in ‘My Last Duchess’. Written in rhyming couplets and iambic pentameter, the enjambment helps create a sense of continuity and naturalism that help dilute the

  • Poem Analysis: The Wild Swans At Coole

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    The poem, in its most simplistic state, speaks to the inevitability of growing old and death. The title, ‘The Wild Swans at Coole,’ gives extraordinary meaning to ordinary birds as they carry out their typical activities on a pond; something poetry is famed for. The speaker has visited this pond for quite some time and is now on his ‘nineteenth autumn.’ ‘All has changed’ since his first visit, but the swans, the pond, the surrounding landscape, has remained ‘still’; a word that resonates throughout

  • 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

  • The Bird And The Arras Poem Analysis

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    The Bird and the Arras, is a poem written by Anne Finch, Countess of Winchilsea (1661-1720), she has always been a recognised author, but the recognition of her works have been revived in the last years. Her poetry reflects her thoughts and personal experiences, but also the social and political situation of the era (18th century, England). As in the case of the poem “The Bird and the Arras”, the author describes the situation of the women of the time by the using of the symbol of the bird. During

  • Symbolism In The Plague

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    Albert Camus’s novel The Plague is set in Oran, a French port on the Algerian coast in the 1940s. His novel can be seen as an allegory about French resistance to the Nazi’s during World War 2. Camus uses the setting and the weather to depict and convey to the reader that human suffering can stem not only from pestilence but also from other humans. The plague itself can be seen as a metaphor to illustrate a calamity that tests the mettle of humans and their endurance, solidarity, compassion and will

  • Allusion In The Wasteland

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    Ex. In The Wasteland by T.S. Eliot, in the lines 77-110, this section of “A Game of Chess” could be considered an allegory to a person’s life, in that he/she strove to be in total control of all aspects in his/her life, which would include careful reasoning and strict calculations. He/she strove especially to be in control of his/her love life, to never become too attached to the lover, where every move was carefully thought out in order to get something else out of each move. Alliteration Ex. In