What the quote above explains is that anytime something would happen like a meteor streaking across the sky, people would assume that it was for a reason and not just science and nature doing its thing. The ironic part is that people thought that saw the letter A in the sky as well that night, stood for “angel” as Governor Winthrop passed away. A man in Dimmesdale’s congregation comes up to him and says, "A great red letter in the sky-the letter 'A' which we interpret to stand for 'Angel.' For, as our good Governor Winthrop was made an angel this past night, it was doubtless held fit that there should be some notice thereof"(153). The ironic guilt and suffering that Dimmesdale is feeling now is beyond his imagination.
When the meteor is spotted there are many different interpretations. The interpretations come from different views of the people in the book, and how a certain person is affected. Many elements and characters of the book are symbolized by the meteor; like Chillingworth, Dimmesdale, Hester, Pearl, and character views change; the meteor definitely changes how the book plays out. In the few hours before the flashing of the meteor, Govenor Winthrop had passed away in his death bed. "We impute, therefore, solely to the disease in his own eye and heart, that the minister, looking upward to the zenith,
Image is the literary vision that is perceived from reading a poem. The picture is being portrayed to you through its words. These literary images trigger our imagination so we may see what the author is trying to create. In the first stanza of the poem it reads, “Amazing grace! How sweet the sound, That saved a wretch like me!
If literature means different things to different people, who defines what is and what is not literature? My personal relationship to literature and reading is reading relaxes me and this allows my mind to flow with the material I am reading, for instance, if I am reading a book about a tropical island, then I can literally imagine myself on that island in my mind. I can feel the sand, hear the sound of the ocean and smell the air. I really get into the story. Literature comes from the Latin word litteraura, which means an imaginative or creative body of written work from a particular language, period or culture.
He used descriptive writing and even juxtaposition which really helped the reader to paint a picture in their minds about a situation or a character in the novel. He uses all of these techniques in order to position the reader to sum up what they think about a situation/character and truly form their own ideologies. A novel which was written over 10 years ago is a novel which expresses every day problems which people can relate to and also solutions in difficult circumstances which can help humans in every day
Many national anthems were written so long ago that, when sung today, they seem almost ironic, as times have changed and things are not how they used to be. In the United States national anthem, 'The Star Spangled Banner', there is so much irony in the lyrics that it is a wonder as to why it is still sung in our current day and age. The lyrics of the 'Star Spangled Banner', written by Francis Scott Key (1814), are as followed: “O say, can you see, by the dawn's early light, What so proudly we hail'd at the twilight's last gleaming? Whose broad stripes and bright stars, thro' the perilous fight, O'er the ramparts we watch'd, were so gallantly streaming? And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof thro' the night that our flag was still there.
When he finds that his hometown has been completely destroyed by fire, he takes a walk through the woods, takes on meticulous fishing rituals, and has a fascination with the fish. I have identified various examples of symbolism throughout this story that relate to the comfort and secure feelings he gained from being surrounded by nature. The first symbol is the Mansion House hotel. The hotel represented all that was left of a once productive town. This made Nick realize, just as the town needed to be rebuilt, he needed to rebuild himself from the war and his personal crisis.
A sense of being that will draw the reader or listener in, as if they themselves were in the story, helping them to feel the surroundings of the character within the pages of the book. And having an imagistic style in the way you write it a very helpful tool. An example of this tool being used is in the novel The Great Gatsby. The Author: Francis Scott Fitzgerald exerts his strength for imagination, with contrasting moods and bubbling atmosphere, and in the end creates a resplendent tale. His story is about a misunderstood man who truly craves a fulfilled life.
Similar to a lot of Fitzgerald’s writing, “Babylon Revisited” is considered a autobiography in some way. By looking at the character list and just reading a short introduction a reader can see why this is. The lead character Charlie Wales is almost an exact representation of Fitzgerald with his partying lifestyle, loss of wealth, and baring the responsibility of the death of his wife. This story had lots of themes and symbols within it that could signify the significant of the title holding a biblical title. For example, the theme of not being able to escape the past, the theme of rebuilding, and it could also be a biblical allusion.
In spite of his challenges in life, the “Starry Night” portrait, may have been an artistic self-expression. Hidden within this artistic masterpiece are glimpses into the many facets of Van Gogh’s life. By examining the “Starry Night” portrait, one can peek into Van Gogh’s life and see the spiritual influences and zeal, his family problems as well his overall mental state. Immediately upon viewing the “Starry Night” portrait the first thing you will notice are the bright yellow stars and the bright yellow moon, with orbs of white light surrounding those elements. It is believed that the blue sky along with the eleven bright stars and moon are indications of Van Gogh spiritual and evangelistic inspirations.