Sedaris also uses hyperboles to enhance the humor and drama in his writings. One instance of hyperbole is in “Go Carolina,” when he states, “the word therapy suggested a profound failure on my part.” Obviously, he is exaggerating the fact that therapy was a “profound failure,” adding to his intended drama. Also, in “In the Waiting Room,” when he is describing his experience, it is an exaggeration to have the thought of suicide at the moment. But the use of hyperboles in this case works, because the exaggeration of certain things provides comedy for the reader. Sedaris also makes use of rhetorical questioning.
What More was hoping to ignite was a scholarly debate among fellow Humanists regarding the injustices plaguing Europe. More carefully and smartly succeeded this feat by using a dialogue between himself, Giles, and Hythloday as a means to disguise his point of view within the characters’ viewpoints, which allowed the reader to create their own assumptions of right and wrong. More may have been playing Devil’s advocate while writing this story in order to broaden his perspective and his readers’. Utopia was written in Latin, which, at the time, only the highly educated could read. These highly educated individuals, who were a part of the Humanist circle in which More traveled, were clearly the immediate audience he had in mind for Utopia (Shephard).
John Steinbeck made the plot interesting and the themes behind the work were truly brilliant. The book had its points were they were very descriptive but didn’t keep me interested enough. Reading through those boring parts is completely worth it though. Steinbeck makes the book easy to understand and i like that quality a lot about this book. In my opinion, I got the idea that this book was written more for the workings of the mind but at the same time Steinbeck wanted to make you feel something as you read this.
O'Brien once describes his friend Rat Kiley's stories, which were not lies, per se, but he “wanted to heat up the truth, to make it burn so hot that you would feel exactly what he felt” (O'Brien 85). By creating the character of Rat Kiley and making him out to be a storyteller who enjoys lying to make his stories more dramatic, O'Brien succeeds in relaying the confusion of the war. Because of his description of Kiley's storytelling, there is a brief sense of surrealism within the passage that brings out the true nature and role of fiction of war. Later in the novel, O'Brien replays a conversation between two of his friends, in which Henry Dobbins claims that “I do like churches. The way it feels inside.
A Reality Check With the use of symbolism, Aldous Huxley creates a beautiful novel that in essence warns his audience of the future. Huxley’s clever use of symbols in the Brave New World, is often apparent, but just as often, they are deeper and less apparent. With his satirical references to sex, drugs, technology and the naming of his characters, Huxley relates his novel back to his readers and their future. Without recognizing these symbols, the readers could find this novel confusing and ridiculous; but with each symbolic object and person comes a clearer picture of what Huxley us really trying to convey. When reading the Brave New World, the sexual references are often the first things that stand out to the audience.
The well-known play ‘An Inspector Calls’ by J.B. Priestly is said to be a progression from ignorance to knowledge. This progression from ignorance to knowledge is not only for the characters, but for the audience as well. The Inspector brings about this knowledge by tactfully making the characters confess to the sins of their past. The characters begin being ignorant and soon learn that they should be more socially responsible and have more consideration for other people. The audience are encouraged to think deeper about the story and work out what lies beyond the plot.
Lucy Alix Essay 1 5. I'll ask this question repeatedly, because thinking about editing makes for great insights into literature, its purposes and its audiences: did the Grimms enhance the stories or distort them with the changes they made? They obviously thought they were improving the stories--what do you think? It is hard to tell if they enhanced them or distorted them without knowing the original. I think they distorted the story because they added punishment to the bad characters.
The mood that the reader feels is an empathetic, yet understanding of what he feels needs to be accomplished. Especially how he made unique, yet valid, references to religion to strengthen his ideas was beneficial to the idea of equal treatment that he is, in general, trying to convey. Aside from Dr. King’s explanation of civil rights and why it should be distributed among everyone, comes a different type of text from Abel Meeropol. She wrote the poem, Strange Fruit in the 1930s and it is one of the most interesting displays of metaphorical language to discuss a serious issue in society. The three stanza poem uses vocabulary that one would normally associate with nature to inform the readers and listeners of the poem about the harshness and reality of lynching in the southern states of America during the
Swift’s repetitive creation of his extreme mental images, which appeal to one’s senses, gives the reader a false opinion about him, but subsequently becomes beneficial to his overall essay. The use of imagery in “A Modest Proposal” definitely is exceptionally vivid, and as a result, stirs up an emotional response in the reader (pathos). Swift’s intention to using imagery in his essay is to not only get dramatic reactions from his readers, but to also persuade them so much that they are agreeing with his point of view. In his essay, he offers many different descriptive images in which portray the dehumanization of children and women using words such as “breeders,” “flesh,” “carcass,” and “meat”(1026-1027). One of the disturbing images that Swift creates for his audience dehumanizes children by referring to them as pigs which would be roasted then worn as fancy gloves for females, and as boots for men.
Letting you know, re-ensuring you through the storms of striking conflicts and rest you on the outcome of the storyline. The sensory language that Steinbeck brought into existence had succeeded when it grew into a visualization as if the reader also rides the journey with Lennie and George and the emotional connections are established. Talking more about the strategy and the technique angles of such gifted writer, in the novel of Of Mice and Men, Lennie was created to manipulate the excitement of fear into the book and further more to the readers. Bouncing to another angle, the repetition method was applied where George always gets angry and had enough with Lennie's troubles but the circle went on when George again feels sorry for Lennie, who doesn't understand the complicated life that he has. Foreshadowing was another ingredient added in the story to introduce the readers to ideas of incidents that become main parts of the story as it proceeded.