Vivid Images

FASCINATION OF DREAMS
FASCINATION OF DREAMS
FASCINATION OF DREAMS Dreams have been objects of boundless fascination and mystery for humankind since the beginning of time. These nocturnal vivid images seem to arise from some source other than our ordinary conscious mind. They contain a mixture of elements from our own personal identity which we recognize as familiar along with a quality of `otherness in the dream images that carries a sense of the strange and eerie. The bizarre and nonsensical characters and plots in dreams point to deeper
Macbeth - Imagery In Macbeth
Macbeth - Imagery In Macbeth
Macbeth - Imagery in Macbeth In all of Shakespeare's plays he uses many forms of imagery. Imagery, the art of making images, the products of imagination. In the play 'Macbeth' Shakespeare applies the imagery of clothing, darkness and blood. (listed from least to most), Each detail is his imagery, it seems to contain an important symbol of the play. Symbols that the reader must understand if they are to interpret either the passage or the play as a whole. Within the play 'Macbeth' the imagery of
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,
Rime Of The Ancient Mariner
Rime Of The Ancient Mariner
Rime of the ancient Mariner Biblical Symbolism in Rime of the Ancient Mariner Samuel Taylor Coleridge's poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, written in 1797, has been widely discussed throughout literary history. Although critics have come up with many different interpretations of this poem, one idea that has remained prevalent throughout these discussions is the apparent religious symbolism present throughout this poem. The Ancient Mariner contains natural, gothic, and biblical symbolism;
To An Athlete Dying Young
To An Athlete Dying Young
to an athlete dying young To An Athlete Dying Young The time you won your town the race We chaired you through the market-place; Man and boy stood cheering by, And home we brought you shoulder-high. To-day, the road all runners come, Shoulder-high we bring you home, And set you at your threshold down, Townsman of a stiller town. Smart lad, to slip betimes away From fields where glory does not stay And early though the laurel grows It withers quicker than the rose. Eyes the shady night has shut C
Those Winter Sundays
Those Winter Sundays
Those Winter Sundays Analysis of Those Winter Sundays The poem Those Winter Sundays by Robert Hayden is my favorite poem. It is full of deep affections not only in its words but also in the visual structure of the stanzas. In this particular poem, Hayden recounts that in winter Sunday mornings, his father always gets up in the cold and builds a fire for him, the child, so that he could get out of bed into a warm house. However, he failed to appreciate his father's love. This brief and lovel
A Complete Turnaround
A Complete Turnaround
A Complete Turnaround A Complete Turnaround Sharon Old?s poem, The Victims, deals with an underlying theme of abuse. Old?s illustrates this theme through the tone of the poem, which is achieved by imagistic language, rhyme and rhythm. In this poem the speaker is illustrated through two points of view, first as a child then as an adult reflecting back on a troublesome childhood experience. As the speaker?s point of view changes so does the use of poetic devices. The poem opens with the speaker re
To His Coy Mistress: Beneath The Romance
To His Coy Mistress: Beneath The Romance
To His Coy Mistress: Beneath the Romance Few would argue that on the surface level of Marvel's To His Coy Mistress the speaker is a lover advancing a conventional 'carpe diem' line of thought. He systematically reasons with his desired object about the futility of delaying their interlude when the hours available to them are limited, but the lyric may simultaneously function as a metaphor for Marvel's endeavors as a metaphysical poet. Metaphysical writers view poetry as an intellectual exercis
Their Eyes Were Watching God
Their Eyes Were Watching God
Their Eyes Were Watching God Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God Research Paper I am Me, My Eyes Toward God Mark Evans Zora Neale Hurston an early twentieth century Afro-American feminist author, was raised in a predominately black community which gave her an unique perspective on race relations, evident in her novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God. Hurston drew on her on experiences as a feminist Afro-American female to create a story about the magical transformation of Janie, f
Drown: A Consideration
Drown: A Consideration
Drown: A Consideration In Drown, a collection of short stories, author Junot Diaz presents readers with an impoverished group of characters through harsh, but vivid language. Through the voice of Yunior, the narrator throughout the majority of the stories, Diaz places the blame for Yunior?s negativity and rebellious nature on the disappointment caused by his father and the childhood illusion of America. Diaz, through language and symbolism, forces readers into an emotional bond with Yunior while
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
The Echoing Green - Symbolism
The Echoing Green - Symbolism
The Echoing Green - Symbolism From dancing daffodils to a wandering breeze, poets use many different literary tools to help express their thoughts. The dictionary defines symbolism as the representation of things by means of a symbol. Imagery, also a type of symbol, can be defined as mental images or figures of speech. These include vivid descriptions, which convey poetic images. Authors like William Blake feel that the use of symbolism and imagery assist in bringing their works of art to life.
Robert Gray
Robert Gray
Robert Gray Poetry essay, Robert Gray. Question: Poetry can help us think and feel in new ways about every day experiences. Show how four of Gray's poems offer a new prospective on everyday experiences. One of the major effects of poetry is to take the reader to another place. To have one look at an everyday situation, and see another face to it. This is done by the imagist, Robert Gray. Through his poem, he gives the reader another view of everyday experiences such as Travel or Journeys, Work a
The Scarlet Letter - Characterization
The Scarlet Letter - Characterization
The Scarlet Letter - Characterization Nathaniel Hawthorne was born in Salem, Massachusetts in 1804. After his graduation from Bowdoin College in Maine, he quickly became a well-known author of literary tales concerning early American life. Between 1825 and 1850, he developed his talent by writing short fiction, and he gained international fame for his fictional novel The Scarlet Letter in 1850 (Clendenning 118). Rufus Wilmot Griswold stated, The frivolous costume and brisk action of the story of
Perils Of Hope - Analysis
Perils Of Hope - Analysis
Perils of Hope - Analysis Analysis of Peril of Hope The poem Peril of Hope, by Robert Frost is about having hope. The poem speaks about no matter how things are one minute they can always change. Hope, however, is constantly there and will always be there to help get through the tough times until things get better. Imagery is used throughout this poem to help describe the extent of the boundaries of hope. Hope has endless boundaries in this poem it goes from one extreme to the next. In the f
One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest
One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest The Tone in Mind The imagination is the reader?s most important tool on the path to enjoying a good book. One can only hinder their enjoyment of the story by disregarding the vivid images created by the mind. Nothing can compare to a landscape so exquisite that it would make a cinematographer jealous, or a prison so cold that you can see the inmates? hot breath. However, some authors offer help for those who are creatively impaired. In One Flew Over the Cuckoo?s N
Flea
Flea
Flea The seventeenth century was an era of beautiful poetry. Two poets in particular, Andrew Marvell and John Donne, wrote carpe diem poetry full of vivid imagery and metaphysical conceits. Each conveyed the message of living for the now. This message can be clearly seen in the poems To his Coy Mistress by Marvell and Donne?s Flea. By using clever metaphors and meter, the poems not only are symbolic, but have almost a physical aspect to them. Though both poems take a similar approach, it is Marv
To His Coy Mistress
To His Coy Mistress
To his Coy Mistress The seventeenth century was an era of beautiful poetry. Two poets in particular, Andrew Marvell and John Donne, wrote carpe diem poetry full of vivid imagery and metaphysical conceits. Each conveyed the message of living for the now. This message can be clearly seen in the poems To his Coy Mistress by Marvell and Donne?s Flea. By using clever metaphors and meter, the poems not only are symbolic, but have almost a physical aspect to them. Though both poems take a similar appro
Leda And The Swan
Leda And The Swan
Leda and the Swan The Big Bad Swan In nature, there are many amazing and bizarre acts. Take, for example, the Preying Mantis. The Preying Mantis is a relatively large insect that performs a most barbaric act: after the docile and exquisite female mates with her aggressive and overpowering male counterpart, she eats him. Instinctively, the powerful male seeks out his mate and impregnates her, fulfilling his mating duties. However, the male expends all of his strength in the sexual encounter, and
Dulce Est Decrum Est
Dulce Est Decrum Est
Dulce est Decrum est INTRODUCTION In the poem, 'Dulce Et Decorum Est' by Wilfred Owen, the social climate of the World War I era is reflected through the poet's use of vivid imagery and poetic techniques. The poem itself presents an a blunt impression of the world through its linking of ideas and language in its text. The poem addresses the falsehood, that war is glorious, that it is noble, it describes the true horror and waste that is war, with the aim of changing the way in which society thin
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
After Great Pain A Formal Feeling Comes--
After Great Pain A Formal Feeling Comes--
After Great Pain A Formal Feeling Comes-- Elements of despair evident from the inner workings of Emily Dickinson are present in her poem, After Great Pain, A Formal Feeling Comes--. Emily Dickinson led a difficult life which left her alone. These feelings of sorrow and isolation have produced works by Dickinson which question human existence and thought. Such works include the theme of despair which is inextricably related to spiritual strivings and misgivings. They lead inevitably to her themat
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
To An Athlete Dying Young
To An Athlete Dying Young
To An Athlete Dying Young To An Athlete Dying Young The time you won your town the race We chaired you through the market-place; Man and boy stood cheering by, And home we brought you shoulder-high. To-day, the road all runners come, Shoulder-high we bring you home, And set you at your threshold down, Townsman of a stiller town. Smart lad, to slip betimes away From fields where glory does not stay And early though the laurel grows It withers quicker than the rose. Eyes the shady night has shut C
The Victims
The Victims
The Victims A Complete Turnaround Sharon Old?s poem, The Victims, deals with an underlying theme of abuse. Old?s illustrates this theme through the tone of the poem, which is achieved by imagistic language, rhyme and rhythm. In this poem the speaker is illustrated through two points of view, first as a child then as an adult reflecting back on a troublesome childhood experience. As the speaker?s point of view changes so does the use of poetic devices. The poem opens with the speaker remembering
Pablo Picasso
Pablo Picasso
Pablo Picasso Pablo Picasso A Brief Biography Pablo Ruiz Y Picasso was the most famous artist of the 20th century. He was born on October 25, 1881 in Malaga, Spain. Picasso showed great talent at an early age. He loved to paint pictures of city life and was fascinated by the circus. He also enjoyed painting pictures of the day-to-day life of poor people in his neighbourhood and was also very poor himself. His father, Jose Ruiz Blasco, was a Castilian art teacher in Malaga and his mother, Maria P
Gwendolyn Brooks
Gwendolyn Brooks
Gwendolyn Brooks Gwendolyn Brooks- A Critical Analysis of Her Work Gwendolyn Brooks is the female poet who has been most responsive to changes in the black community, particularly in the community?s vision of itself. The first African American to be awarded a Pulitzer Prize; she was considered one of America?s most distinguished poets well before the age of fifty. Known for her technical artistry, she has succeeded in forms as disparate as Italian terza rima and the blues. She has been praised f
Ceremonies In The Waste Land
Ceremonies In The Waste Land
Ceremonies in The Waste Land Ceremonies are prevalent throughout T.S. Eliot?s poem The Waste Land. Eliot relies on literary contrasts to illustrate the specific values of meaningful, effectual rituals of primitive society in contrast to the meaningless, broken, sham rituals of the modern day. These contrasts serve to show how ceremonies can become broken when they are missing vital components, or they are overloaded with too many. Even the way language is used in the poem furthers the point
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
Dantes Canto XXVIII
Dantes Canto XXVIII
Dante's Canto XXVIII Dante begins the opening of Canto XXVIII with a rhetorical question. Virgil and he have just arrived in the Ninth Abyss of the Eighth Circle of hell. In this pouch the Sowers of Discord and Schism are continually wounded by a demon with a sword. Dante poses a question to the reader: Who, even with untrammeled words and many attempts at telling, ever could recount in full the blood and wounds that I now saw? (Lines 1-3) The rhetorical question draws the reader into the passa
Anne Frank - The Greatest Individual of The Twenieth Century
Anne Frank - The Greatest Individual of The Twenieth Century
In a wartime nightmare of starvation, brutality and death, Anne Frank?s courage and compassion made her an international legacy. During the more than fifty years since World War Two and the Holocaust, few stores have achieved the mythic quality of Anne Frank?s diary, and few accounts have so deeply affected millions of people around the world (Ritter, 1998, pg. 51). At the age of thirteen, Anne began writing a diary which would become not only a valuable historical testimony of World War Two but
Chapter I
Chapter I
Chapter I Nautanki as Performative Art F orm Once in a land, far away, there lived a princess of peerless beauty. The radiant glow of her body made the moon' s turn pale. Her eyes were like a doe's she had the voice of cuckoo. When she laughed, jasmine blossoms fell. In the prime of her youth, she maddened men with her lotus-like breasts and the three folds at her waist. She was so graceful that her weight could be measured onl y against a p ortion of flowers. This princess was known in many di
Samah Syed
Samah Syed
Samah Syed Miles Tittle ENGL1010J March 28, 2017 Rites of Passage into Adulthood through Boys Girls Alice Munro brings forth a narrative about a young girl's resistance to womanhood in the society that has been affected by the gender roles and stereotypes. The story, ‘Boys Girls', takes place in the 1940s, within a fox farm, just outside Jubilee, Ontario in Canada. At this same period, women were viewed as basically second-class citizens but the narrator fights back this view CITATION Jęd16
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
Winter Oak - Yuri Nagibin
Winter Oak - Yuri Nagibin
Winter Oak - Yuri Nagibin 1.a) Our gut reaction to Winter Oak is that it had a lot of meaning, but was dull and tedious. Some words and phrases we used to relate our thoughts on the story are as follows: - Boring. - Monotonous. - No real conflict. - No feeling. - No real plot. - Didn?t invoke a strong reaction. - There was a definite lesson to be learned. 1.b) Yuri Nagibin used different devices to evoke various reactions in us, some of these were: The dialogue; it was concise yet boring but rea
Batter my haert
Batter my haert
Poetry Analysis: Batter My Heart, Three-Personed God, For You John Donne\'s Batter My Heart, Three-Personed God, For You is an Italian sonnet written in iambic pentameter. The poem is about a man who is desperately pleading with his God to change him. He feels imprisoned by his own sinful nature and describes himself as betrothed to the Enemy of God, namely Satan. The speaker has a truly passionate longing to be absolutely faithful to his God, but at the same time is rendered hopeless by t
Cask Of Amontillado
Cask Of Amontillado
Cask of Amontillado The Cask of Amontillado By Jennifer Grimes English 102 Professor Robby Prenkert 11 April 2000 Grimes ii Outline Thesis: The descriptive details in The Cask of Amontillado not only appeal to the senses of the audience, but also show that the narrator has a memory that has been haunted with details that he can recall fifty years later. I. Introduction II. Auditory Appeal III. Humor Appeal IV. Visual Appeal V. Conclusion Grimes 1 The vividness with which [Poe] transcribes his se
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