Karl Shapiro’s poem Auto Wreck describes an automobile accident by its materialistic surroundings. The bystander takes the reader through the scene of an unexpected collision, piecing together the sudden tragedy, persisting the reader to encounter strangeness. Shapiro uses stylistic features to highlight the strangeness the bystanders are experiencing during a traumatic accident. Shapiro is able to articulate the perplexity and emptiness the witnesses experience through stylistic features such as alliteration, imagery, similes and personification, revealing the participant’s feelings of turmoil. The impact strangeness has, as a result of the residual of the wreck, affects a larger audience than the injured party, as witnesses and the reader try to understand tragedy.
She uses the familiar "wallpaper" comparison because it is something the readers can relate to their own lives. The "ancient wallpaper" analogy can refer to the fish's age. Although faded and aged he withstood the test of time, like the wallpaper. Bishop uses descriptive words like "speckled" and "infested" to create an even clearer mental picture further using imagery to keep the poem’s tone. The word "terrible" is used to describe oxygen, and this is ironic because oxygen is usually beneficial, but in the case of the fish, it is detrimental.
There is nowhere to hide when portraying emotion through a physical form. Words can be chosen carefully and those with linguistic skill can talk around situations but there is a raw, powerful emotion surging from a performer when the only way to communicate is to physically ‘paint a picture’. Body language is something that is not easily regulated; it is a natural, subconscious reaction to circumstances, whereas language is something that we have learned and need to think about it whilst using it, which makes it more controllable. Strange Fish uses a mix of language and movement as Lloyd Newson believes that not everything can be said with movement. “Words can’t say everything, but neither can movement say everything: how do you say ‘this is my sister’ in dance?” (DV8 2005) This mixture creates a piece that communicates to an audience on every level as it also has music and singing; music within a piece like this can only heighten the investment and response from an audience.
Another technique implemented by Heaney to demonstrate that ageing modifies perspectives is sound devices. In the first stanza, the environment is positive because in ‘bubbles gargled delicately’ the bubbles can be referred to soft and gentle and delicately is another soft and gentle word. Compared to the first stanza, the second stanza is more negative because ‘the air was thick with a bass chorus’ which is a deep and unpleasant sound and ‘coarse croaking’ shows that it was negative because ‘coarse’ is an inferior quality. The sound devices supplied described what the environment sounded like and that growing up altered his perspective which went from frogs being good to bad. A third technique manipulated by Heaney to present growing up adapts perspectives is structure types.
The Anthem For Doomed Youth Metaphorical Analysis Metaphors in literature help create imagery that cannot be literally possible. Wilfred Owen’s Anthem for Doomed Youth is a perfect example of this due to the multiple metaphoric conventions he has used which in the genre of war poetry enables the reader to picture the startling events painted in this poem. The invaluable experience of the poet being in the situations described allows him to have a unique portrayal of war, as Owen’s personal experience brings out emotions that only a participant in the war are able to express. The exquisite use of metaphors entices the reader to empathise emotionally and take pity on the sorrowful depiction of war, Owen reciprocates the same idea in his preface by saying ‘’my subject is War, and the pity of War’’. Immediately from the start of the poem Wilfred Owen immediately dehumanises the youth as he labels them as ‘cattle’.
“Powerful demon, a prowler through the dark” (Beowulf 3). The definition of demon is “something that causes a person to have a lot of trouble or unhappiness” (“Demon”). When a society is tore apart it is caused by trouble. So directly Grendel caused trouble and tears the society apart. Beowulf has many great qualities to himself and these many great qualities were able to save society.
“Owen makes remarkable poetry out of the greatest human tragedy of the twentieth century.” Discuss the ideas Owen conveys in these poems and the techniques he uses to explore them. Through a first-hand experience of the horrific events during World War One, Owen had the experience to witness human tragedy and the horror of war, thus having an impact of his idea of war based upon what he had seen for himself. These ideas of the twentieth century enhance Owen’s capability to write such remarkable poems out of the greatest human tragedy expressed throughout war. Two poems in particular that express this are “Dulce Et Decorum Est” and “Disabled”. These poems show many figurative methods and techniques which convey the feeling of human tragedy and the pity and horror of war.
Death of salesman in class essay Hypnotization is a great technique used by writers as a way of keeping readers interested, as well as the complexity of the story itself; requiring readers to genuinely think about its meaning. Usually works that have a very simple story line such as in Death of a Salesman don’t get too much hype because of the lack of diversity in its composition, but this specific play succeeded in a curious way consequently entailing readers to think deeply about its value. On the other hand, hypnotizing as a skill is clearly shown in Big Fish in which readers are mesmerized by the ongoing different situations that are suspicious making the story line questionable in many areas about what is told is true or not. Big fish demonstrates how families have their different behaviors and ways of communication, in this story a character is known for always telling stories to other family members, but some stories are completely made up. The intriguing aspect about the movie is that people never know if Willy (father) is telling the truth or not.
‘’War brings out the worst in humanity’’ Compare and contrast the ways in which your chosen writer presents war and its impact on their characters. Throughout Mister Pip and Spies, both authors use certain techniques to present how war has impacted their characters. Although both novels are set in war time, it is interesting to see how the characters have been affected by different situations brought on by war, like suspicion, bereavement and violence. Spies, written by Michael Frayn is a ‘‘bittersweet’’  adventure, about war time games, told through the recollection of Steven’s older self. Similarly, Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones follows Matilda, a young girl caught in the midst of a horrific civil war.
Essay comparing Clockwork Orange and Trainspotting Within both Irvine Welsh' 'Trainspotting' Burgess' 'Clockwork Orange', shocking topics are presented to the reader and very disturbing language is used to evoke the personality and the psyche of the people involved within both narratives. Both texts have distinct usage of Lexis and semantics that have different connotations. 'Train spotting coins the Scottish dialect and socialect while Clockwork Orange brilliantly expresses the range of unique language used within a social circle in London City. The opening paragraph of Trainspotting includes a number of Jargon and also cultural references. The use of the word “ Cunt” is particularly poignant as it is considered to be a very harsh word but rolls off the tong of the three men involved.