A Dangerous Symbol In his extremely short story, “The Paring Knife,” Michael Oppenheimer utilizes symbolism masterfully. In literature, authors typically use objects with which the readers are familiar in order to assist in plot development or to convey a key theme. They accomplish this by arranging the language so that the focus is continually shifted to the object throughout the selection. The reader is able to grasp new meaning because of either universal familiarity with the object or an immediate understanding of what the object represents within the context of the story. If an object is viewed by most or all readers in the same manner, the author is making use of conventional symbolism.
He fell in front of me. I hacked him across the back with my inkota, a sharp blade for slaughtering cattle” (pg. 25- 26 of Machete Season online version on Google Play). Alphonse also felt that saving Tutsi babies was not acceptable or needed. “Saving the babies, that was not practical.
However, when he opens the letter, the ideology of O’Brien being ‘too good for war’ crashes down. The setting moves on to the meat packing plant where O’Brien works, removing blood clots from the necks of dead pigs. This macabre setting is representative of the tone and mood of the chapter, O’Brien is devastated by the fact he has to go to war and is consumed in ‘smoldering self-pity’ and then finally ‘numbness’. The bleak, dreary setting mimics the tone of self-pity in this section of the chapter. Furthermore, O’Brien uses this to increase tension.
He can remain calm when there is trouble, but is a little too cold and uncaring. 3. Joe’s account is in the first person, giving it a more personal feel and allowing more detailed descriptions of his physical and emotional reactions. He uses a lot of figurative description, describing pain as a “fierce burning fire”, which conveys more of the drama of his situation than a literal account would. He also describes the thought of death as “something dark with dread”, not only conveying fear but also giving a sense of confusion.
Bertha plays to this character when she sets Rochester's room on fire (“Tongues of flame darted round the bed: the curtains were on fire”). The animals are scavengers, carnivores, untamed, and feast on the spoils of previous battles ("carrion-seeking bird of prey" is quite possibly referring to a vulture, which is an ugly creature and one to be feared). However, some pity is borne out of the animal names she is given. She is often named as "dog"; if there is was problem with a dog's health it would be locked up or, most likely, shot, especially if it turned savage, much like Bertha when she escapes. With this in mind, we can feel sympathy for Bertha as she is treated like a dog anyway an we don't doubt that Rochester would shoot her if she was a threat.
The techniques that Sassoon has used in the poems are: imagery, simile, metaphor and onomatopoeia. A good poem may lead to sadness, joyful or simply wandering, but it always leads us to think more deeply about life for the following reasons: Firstly, it creates emotion; secondly, it shows us the brutality of war; and finally, hardships faced by soldiers and also by showing about death. Through this it becomes evident that a good poem may lead to sadness, joyful or simply wandering. A good poem may lead to sadness, joyful or simply wandering because it creates emotion. Emotion refers to a natural instinctive state of mind deriving from one's circumstances, mood, or relationships with others.
Ecologists have discovered that these practices have dramatically impacted the diets of wild animals. The spotted hyenas were affected by Lent and had to change their eating habits. Spotted hyenas are notorious for their scavenging ways. They get food from butcher's waste and households but now have turned to hunting. This research was published in the British Ecological Society's Journal of Animal Ecology.
This exhibited the physical pain that the soldiers were going through. Even though they had lost their boots, they still struggled on in order to survive; although their feet were caked with hard, dried up blood. Cud is previously swallowed food by cattle that is regurgitated and swallowed a second time. Owen made the phrase, "bitter as the cud" to illustrate how the man that was dying from the gas attack was indeed dying a slow and painful death by the regurgitation of his own blood. The use of the graphic animal imagery in this poem brings out all the soldier's painful sufferings.
However, this is in no small part due to my own experiences with language. You see, I find English classes (for that matter papers) and complex readings to be terrifying. So the idea of working with an article by an author I’m very familiar with, like Stephen King, or one discussing the importance of not over complicating a text by trying to use large words, such as Lederer did, eased my anxiety enough to allow me to be more receptive to each of their arguments. Lederer states his thesis, that using short words is just as good, if not better than using long ones clearly in the first line of his article and follows it up consistently throughout the writing. This makes it easy for the audience to know what argument Lederer’s trying to make.
One reason for this is because when we think of a scavenger, some readers would instantly think of tramps, who forage through people's bins and beg on the street just to get the necessities they need. However, if we look deeper into the poem, some readers could possibly find goods points about being a scavenger. Another scavenger people could maybe consider is the vulture, a natural scavenger of the animal kingdom which feasts on the remains of dead, rotting animals. This function is almost identical to the bin men of our race, for without them doing their job our streets would be filled with the foul smell of rubbish cluttering our streets. But just below "Scavengers" the title reads "Beautiful People", which I believe Ferlinghetti has done to show the difference between the two characters.