Figurative Language

Poetry
Poetry
Poetry POETRY REPORT 1. THE DANCE The song The Dance was written by Country Music star Garth Brooks in 1989. To Garth The Dance has many meanings, such as a love gone bad or life. He really thinks that it is about the loss of the people who gave up their life as an ultimate sacrifice. Some of these people are John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. I chose this song because it is one of my favorites and the meaning that it gives to the listener. The meaning is that life is better left to li
Macbeth - Power Shifts
Macbeth - Power Shifts
Macbeth - Power Shifts DRAMA OFTEN EXAMINES THE WAYS INDIVIDUALS STRUGGLE TO DOMINATE AND/OR MINIPULATE EACH OTHER. DISCUSS THE TECHNIQUES USED IN ONE OR MORE PLAYS, WHICH DRAW OUT ATTENTION TO THE POWER SHIFTS BWTWEEN CHARACTERS. The text Macbeth by famous playwright William Shakespeare portrays a dramatic power struggle by the careful employment of various literary techniques. Authority poisons everybody who takes authority on himself (Vladimir Ilyich Lenin) aptly describes this prominent th
In The Skin Of A Lion
In The Skin Of A Lion
In The Skin Of A Lion Let me now re-emphasise the extreme looseness of the structure of all objects How Ondaatje makes use of loosness in the novel. In In The Skin Of A Lion by Michael Ondaatje, the extreme looseness of the structure of all objects is carried into the themes, characters and into the nature of the novel itself. Ondaatje uses a looseness in the style of the novel - post modernism, and looseness of structure in the way that people are able to stretch and expand their boundaries
Dulce Et Decorum Est
Dulce Et Decorum Est
Dulce et Decorum Est Dulce et Decorum Est Through vivid imagery and compelling metaphors Dulce et Decorum Est gives the reader the exact feeling the author wanted. The poem is an anti-war poem by Wilfred Owen and makes great use of these devices. This poem is very effective because of its excellent manipulation of the mechanical and emotional parts of poetry. Owen's use of exact diction and vivid figurative language emphasizes his point, showing that war is terrible and devastating. Furthermore,
Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night
Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night
Do not go Gentle into that Good Night The Fight Against Death (An analysis of Do not go Gentle into that Good Night) Do not go Gentle into that Good Night is written in lyric style. The poem is written by Dylan Thomas who is expressing his thought?s and experiences of death. The title disclosed the poet?s thoughts about death and the importance of fighting to live life to the fullest. The poem speaks of different views of death from different people who all demonstrated one common struggle t
Allegory Of The Cave Analysis
Allegory Of The Cave Analysis
Allegory of the Cave Analysis In Plato?s The Allegory of the Cave, he suggests that there are two different forms of vision, a mind?s eye and a bodily eye. The bodily eye is a metaphor for the senses. While inside the cave, the prisoners function only with this eye. The mind?s eye is a higher level of thinking, and is mobilized only when the prisoner is released into the outside world. This eye does not exist within the cave; it only exists in the real, perfect world. The bodily eye relies on se
The Jungle: A Close Examination
The Jungle: A Close Examination
The Jungle: A close examination There are a million people, men and women and children, who share the curse of the wage-slave; who toil every hour they can stand and see, for just enough to keep them alive; who are condemned till the end of their days to monotony and weariness, to hunger and misery, to heat and cold, dirt and disease, to ignorance and drunkenness and vice! And then turn them over to me, and gaze upon the other side of the picture. There are a thousand-ten thousand, maybe-who are
The Chosen
The Chosen
The Chosen The Chosen The Chosen, a fiction novel written in 1967 by Chaim Potok, is about two young Jewish boys and their friendship. It takes us along with them on their journey from adolescence to adulthood. They face many conflicts, and through those trials the author makes his readers think more deeply into life?s true meanings. The novel was set in New York during the Second World War. Since the main characters are Jews, this period of time is very significant. Not only were the Jews perse
The Cask Of Amontillado
The Cask Of Amontillado
The Cask Of Amontillado The Cask of Amontillado By: Edgar Allan Poe 1)How cohesive and organized is his writing? Edgar Allan Poe writes with a unique grotesque inventive style. Poe also includes a superb plot construction which hooks the reader at the very start because he sets up a situation which the fills the reader with anticipation to see what develops. In the first line of the story The Cask Of Amontillado(1846), he says, ...but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge. The first thr
Siddhartha
Siddhartha
Siddhartha AP/Honors Book note for Siddhartha Authorial Background *Herman Hesse was born in the Black Forest town of Calw, Germany in 1877. *Herman was the son and grandson of Protestant missionaries who had served in India. *He was expected to follow in their footsteps by preparing for the ministry. *He tried, but experienced a religious crisis, fled the seminary and attempted suicide. *Hesse's first major novels displayed some major themes that were to absorb him throughout his career -1st Th
The Bistro Styx
The Bistro Styx
The Bistro Styx Rita Dove: Literary Analysis Rita Dove has written many different kinds of poetry. She also wrote books, short stories plays and all types of literature. This essay will focus on specifics of her writing by analyzing three pieces of poetry that Rita Dove has written. The works we will be looking at are In the Old Neighborhood, My Mother Enters the Work Force, and The Bistro Styx. Through these three works you will see examples of Rita Dove?s use of home in her poetry, her use of
My Mother Enters The Workforce
My Mother Enters The Workforce
My Mother Enters The Workforce Rita Dove: Literary Analysis Rita Dove has written many different kinds of poetry. She also wrote books, short stories plays and all types of literature. This essay will focus on specifics of her writing by analyzing three pieces of poetry that Rita Dove has written. The works we will be looking at are In the Old Neighborhood, My Mother Enters the Work Force, and The Bistro Styx. Through these three works you will see examples of Rita Dove?s use of home in her poet
Old Neighborhood
Old Neighborhood
Old Neighborhood Rita Dove: Literary Analysis Rita Dove has written many different kinds of poetry. She also wrote books, short stories plays and all types of literature. This essay will focus on specifics of her writing by analyzing three pieces of poetry that Rita Dove has written. The works we will be looking at are In the Old Neighborhood, My Mother Enters the Work Force, and The Bistro Styx. Through these three works you will see examples of Rita Dove?s use of home in her poetry, her use of
Captivity And Restoration Of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson
Captivity And Restoration Of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson
Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson The Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson is a personal account, written by Mary Rowlandson in 1682, of what life in captivity was like. Her narrative of her captivity by Indians became popular in both American and English literature. Mary Rowlandson basically lost everything by an Indian attack on her town Lancaster, Massachusetts in 1675; where she is then held prisoner and spends eleven weeks with the Wampanoag Ind
The Aristocrat
The Aristocrat
The Aristocrat Word choice and diction are key elements in expression of one's emotions and character. In the short exerpt from Maya Angelou's I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, entitled, The Aristocrat, the association of language and character is made clear. Language is used to express feelings, instill emotions in others, and separate classes of people. Language is a key element in the expression of oneself. The use of language and tones is what expresses feelings from one individual. During
Dulce Est Decrum Est
Dulce Est Decrum Est
Dulce est Decrum est Dulce et Decorum Est All exceptional poetry displays a good use of figurative language, imagery, and diction. Wilfred Owen's Dulce et Decorum Est is a powerful antiwar poem which takes place on a battlefield during World War I. Through dramatic use of imagery, metaphors, and diction, he clearly states his theme that war is terrible and horrific. The use of compelling figurative language helps to reveal the reality of war. In the first line, Bent double, like old beggars u
A Raisin In The Sun
A Raisin In The Sun
A Raisin in the Sun Based on the Poem Dulce et Decorum Est The poem is one of the most powerful ways to convey an idea or opinion. Through vivid imagery and compelling metaphors, the poem gives the reader the exact feeling the author wanted. The poem Dulce et Decorum Est, an anti-war poem by Wilfred Owen, makes great use of these devices. This poem is very effective because of its excellent manipulation of the mechanical and emotional parts of poetry. Owen's use of exact diction and vivid fi
Sea Fever - Analysis
Sea Fever - Analysis
Sea Fever - Analysis John Masefield's poem Sea Fever is a work of art that brings beauty to the English language through its use of rhythm, imagery and many complex figures of speech. The meter in Sea Fever follows the movement of the tall ship in rough water through its use of iambs and hard hitting spondees. Although written primarily in iambic meter, the meter in Sea Fever varies throughout the poem. The imagery in Sea Fever suggests an adventurous ocean that appeals to all five sense
Allegory Of The Cave
Allegory Of The Cave
Allegory of the Cave In Plato?s The Allegory of the Cave, he suggests that there are two different forms of vision, a mind?s eye and a bodily eye. The bodily eye is a metaphor for the senses. While inside the cave, the prisoners function only with this eye. The mind?s eye is a higher level of thinking, and is mobilized only when the prisoner is released into the outside world. This eye does not exist within the cave; it only exists in the real, perfect world. The bodily eye relies on sensory per
Hymn To Intellectual Beauty
Hymn To Intellectual Beauty
Hymn to Intellectual Beauty In Hymn to Intellectual Beauty , Shelley describes his realisation of the power of human intellect. In seven carefully-constructed stanzas, he outlines the qualities of this power and the e ect it has had on him, using the essential themes of Romantic poetry with references to nature and the self. In the first stanza, the concept of the unseen Power ? the mind ? is put forward, and Shelley states his position on the subject. Throughout the stanza, extensive use is mad
Sonnet 138
Sonnet 138
Sonnet 138 In order for a poem to be classified as a sonnet, it must meet certain structural requirements, and Sonnet 138, When my love swears that she is made of truth, is a perfect example. Shakespeare employs the traditional rhyme scheme of the English sonnet, the poem is made up of three quatrains and a rhyming couplet, and iambic pentameter is the predominant meter. However, it would be an error to approach this poem as a traditional Shakespearean love sonnet. It is a ?love? poem in the sen
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Franklin Delano Roosevelt is one of our country's best known and most beloved presidents. He is commonly remembered for taking a tired, beaten, nation and instilling hope in it. This positive view of Roosevelt is held by Burns, who paints the picture of a man whose goal was to alleviate our nation's economic pains. But, is this view too myopic? Is Roosevelt deserving of such a godly reputation? These questions are posed by Conkin as he points out the discrimination that
Cynthia Ozick
Cynthia Ozick
Cynthia Ozick Cynthia Ozick was an American short story writer, novelist, essayist, poet, and translator. She considers herself an American Jewish writer. Cynthia Ozick was a writer of fiction and non-fiction, but did not bloom her career until she was 32 years old. Her literary hero was Henry James. After Cynthia Ozick finished graduate school, she would read for hours. She tried to read all the books that she never read before. She tried to learn everything she could from the books that she re
Dulce Et Decorum Est
Dulce Et Decorum Est
Dulce et Decorum Est Based on the Poem Dulce et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owens The poem is one of the most powerful ways to convey an idea or opinion. Through vivid imagery and compelling metaphors, the poem gives the reader the exact feeling the author wanted. The poem Dulce et Decorum Est, an anti-war poem by Wilfred Owen, makes great use of these devices. This poem is very effective because of its excellent manipulation of the mechanical and emotional parts of poetry. Owen's use of exact d
The Concept of Postmodernism
The Concept of Postmodernism
UNIVERSIDAD CENTRAL DE VENEZUELA Facultad de Humanidades y Educaci?n Escuela de Idiomas Modernos Departamento de Ingl?s Cultura, Temas y Textos 2 2do lapso ? 2009-2010 Profesor: Reygar Bernal POSTMODERNISM By ROBERT B.RAY Because in common usage the word ?modern? simply means ?contemporary?, the term ?postmodernism? has seemed, from the start, like the vocabulary of science fiction. How, after all, can something which exists now be said to come after the present? The word?s apocalyptic tone, its
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me
An essay is usually a short piece of writing which is quite often written from an author's personal point of view. Essays can consist of a number of elements, including: literary criticism, political manifestos, learned arguments, observations of daily life, recollections, and reflections of the author. The definition of an essay is vague, overlapping with those of an article and a short story. Almost all modern essays are written in prose, but works in verse have been dubbed essays (e.g. Alexan
by the waters of babylon
by the waters of babylon
Literary Analysis: By the waters of Babylon In the story by the waters of Babylon by Stephen Vincent Benet, the author brings out the theme of entriquility and seeking knowledge. The theme is best explained by the main character john as he seeks for knowledge. Despite the traditional laws or rules forbidden one to go into the place of the gods. And the many warnings he encounters and instead trusts his intuition and goes to discover the truths that will change the tribes and his life for the goo
dubliners
dubliners
A TEACHER?S GUIDE TO THE SIGNET CLASSIC EDITION OF JAMES JOYCE?S DUBLINERS By JAMES R. COPE and WENDY PATRICK COPE S E R I E S E D I T O R S : W. GEIGER ELLIS, ED.D., ARTHEA J. S. REED, PH.D., UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA, EMERITUS and UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, RETIRED A Teacher?s Guide to the Signet Classic Edition of James Joyce?s Dubliners 2 INTRODUCTION Dubliners by James Joyce is a good reading choice for advanced level 12th-grade students. As his first published work of fiction, Dubliners sta
The end of the World
The end of the World
Visual of the Ending of the World In the story by the waters of Babylon, Stephen Benet brings out the theme of the quest for knowledge. John sat out on a quest for knowledge because it made him happy and he was eager to learn more. His father was a priest; since John was the son of the priest he felt responsibility to gain more knowledge. John began his journey to the forbidden east and asked his father for his blessing. John felt that if he did not go that he would never have peace in his spiri
Mister
Mister
There are some ways for us to identify the type of a poem, but the meaning and thoughts are endless for a reader as well as for a writer. She seems to compare death to various unpleasant abstract and concrete objects, such as splinter, cape brushes, eternal nothingness, etc. The writer misses her child and feels that she didntmt do enough or didntmt love enough and that the death came too soon. Two poems are very different from each other in structure and almost every aspect, yet they have sev
Rhetorical Devices in An Ameican Childhood
Rhetorical Devices in An Ameican Childhood
Bildungsroman The rhetorical device bildungsroman is used to describe a ?coming to age of story?. This literary genre focuses on the overall growth, both psychologically and morally, of the protagonist throughout his or her life. Usually this growth is examined from youth to adulthood. An American Childhood is an autobiography of its author Anne Dillard. Anne, now an adult, recalls her childhood and models her happiness and a true ?american childhood?. She even states that in order to be truly h
Writing Process: Research Teacher Conference
Writing Process: Research Teacher Conference
Writing Process: Research Teacher Conference Literary Analysis of The Scarlet Letter The reason of a literary analysis essay is to cautiously examine and evaluate a work of writing or a part of a work of literature. Likewise with any examination, this obliges you to separate the subject into its component parts. Examining the different elements of a piece of literature is not an end in itself but rather a process to help you better appreciate and understand the work of literature as a whole. Ana
Dipesh Kuwar
Dipesh Kuwar
Dipesh Kuwar ENG 553 Literary Criticism Roll No: 181 Sec: ‘E\' 28 June 2016 M. H Abraham characterizes ‘Romanticism\' not in terms of the ‘Mirror\' but the ‘Lamp\' Romanticism is antithetical eighteenth century Neo-Classism, rather continuation of already established literary and artistic trends. English Romantic era started with the frustration of approaching industrialism, French Revolutions, rumors of the war and so much political and cultural shifting in late eighteen century. Abram
Maria Ferzoco
Maria Ferzoco
Maria Ferzoco Intro to Literature Professor Moffett 17 February 2017 Figurative Language Usage in Poems Laurie G. Kirszner and Stephen R. Mandell's anthology, Portable Literature: Reading, Writing, Reacting, includes many poems, short stories and plays. Figurative language is a device that is present within many of the works, and is especially seen in Mary Oliver's poem, Wild Geese and John Donne's poem, The Flea. Wild Geese, one of the poets most striking pieces, was published in 1986 an
How To Write a Rhetorical Analysis
How To Write a Rhetorical Analysis
How To Write a Rhetorical Analysis Unlike argument or synthesis, this is not a debate paper. Task of the essay is to analyze the methods an author employs in his writing to convey his attitude, his opinion, or his conviction about some topic. You must talk about how the author’s argument is created. What tools do they use to gain their reader’s agreement? You are NOT being asked to write a movie review: “Twain wrote really well and that held my attention.” It is not worth evaluating an
Astried Virdha / 121211233049
Astried Virdha / 121211233049
Astried Virdha / 121211233049 English Poetry I (C) Leda and the Swan by William Bu tler Yeats Poem Analysis The poem illustrates about a sudden attack by a swan to a girl named Leda, until she lost her balance, staggered, and fell down. The swan was over her and caresse d her thighs with its dark feet. It also had the back of her neck in its beak. The girl couldn't help but to lay under the swan because her chest was being pushed by the swan's breast. The swan suddenly opened her thighs. She wa
Robert Frost - A Comparisson Of 3 Poems
Robert Frost - A Comparisson Of 3 Poems
Robert Frost - A Comparisson of 3 Poems Comparing Frost?s Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening , Birches , and The Road Not taken Robert Frost was an American poet that first became known after publishing a book in England. He soon came to be one of the best-known and loved American poets ever. He often wrote of the outdoors and the three poems that I will compare are of that outdoorsy type. There are several likenesses and differences in these poems. They each have their own meaning, each repre
Sir Philip Sidney
Sir Philip Sidney
Sir Philip Sidney The history of English criticism, like that of English literature, divides itself roughly into three periods. The first is the period of the Elizabethans and of Milton; the second is from the Restoration to the French Revolution; the third from the Revolution to the present day. Elizabethan critics run side by side with those of the early Greeks. It is doubtless true that the Elizabethan critics give a partially larger space to the more technical sides of the subject than thei