This is demonstrated in the poem, “Red” by Hughes, where his perspective of Plath as a passionate but tortured individual contradicts the view of her gentle and happy persona. Hughes uses the colour red to symbolise Plath’s torment such as “poppies thin and wrinkle-free as the skin on blood” where Hughes connects Plath to poppies which have connotations of blood and death. The effect of this compounds the symbolism of the colour red, ultimately depicting Plath as a tortured soul. However, in contrast, Hughes reflects that at times Plath was untroubled by her psychological issues, such as when “kingfisher blue silks from San Francisco/ folded your pregnancy”. The poet’s use of the kingfisher uses the bird in flight as a symbol for the freedom which Plath occasionally experienced when separated from her obsession with her father.
The Head Master Piece When looking at this work of art by jean Michel Basquiat, the author sees that the artist way of describing this painting is a terrific way to display pain and sadness. In life, people have different ways of expressing themselves. The reflection in this painting means to the author that Basquiat is sad and seems confused at the world. The possibilities are that he might have had a rough childhood. The drawing shows a scary Skelton face that have different pattern around it full of sadness, pain, hurt and damage.
Picasso also chose to paint in black and white, depicting the bleak and dismal nature of a country during wartime. The painting is an immense display of protest with its main theme as death. What is particularly interesting about Guernica is that the images run one into the other. This jumbling was probably done on purpose, so as not to distinguish one element clearly from the other. This would hence create a greater sense of chaos and disarray, showing the pandemonium of war.
Furthermore The Clown Punk uses imagery of violence and threat to get this across to the reader. There are many but in this case I have used the example of “shot through with indelible ink” the word ‘shot’ in tales that the tattoos has puncture the skin also ‘indelible ink’ ties in as the puncture skin is permanent, and will never go away, like the clown punk. This is a contrast between the poets although they both have a feel of threat; they are used in different ways. The imagery created in both of the poets finds the reader regretful of the characters. In the Clown Punk the imagery, “the deflated face...” the Narrator uses descriptive language for the reader to picture what this ‘Clown Punk’ could look like this is underline by the use of the word ‘deflated ’this is a real feel of ‘Clown Punk’ and gives the reader some sympathy toward him.
Ray Bradbury uses similes and metaphors that paint incredible pictures, telling in his stories of how selfishness and the loss of intellect are great threats to our society. He wrote stories of varying lengths and plots, but his writing as a whole was centered around a warning of how life may someday turn out if certain important things are ignored. Bradbury is known for his very poetic style of writing. Specifically, his use of similes and metaphors is noteworthy. By using these comparisons, he gives readers a clear image of characters, situations, and scenery.
There is an interesting parallel here with Keller’s journals, as if in his pursuit to collect evidence of human folly and stupidity Keller has sought to immerse himself in a setting most suited to his studies. Contrasting with this negative portrayal of the inhabitants of Darwin are the powerful images used to create the lush, sensual and
His painting Night Watch is noted for its excellent use of chiaroscuro. The eyes are deep and sorrowful and the expression seems to be that of triumph over great inner-struggle. It is believed that during this time Rembrandt may have been subject to the Copernican revolution, and surely this art piece seems to show that Rembrandt was reclaiming his solitude. Unfortunately, his drastic change in style cost him his popularity, which of course also meant his
Therefore, Moore uses a number of different persuasive techniques in order to try and persuade the viewer to believe that this is the case. He uses certain visuals, music, sequences the scenes in a specific order and uses facts and opinions to achieve this. At the beginning of the movie The visuals used in this scene are very persuasive as they are very striking and are horrible images. We see images of suffering and death which are shocking and appeal to the emotions which, in turn generates sympathy. The images used are of suffering or death of real people which makes the reader feel very disgusted and shocked at how the USA was linked to this and would side with the viewpoint of Moore, that the USA is very insensitive.
In contrast to their widely known belief, Voltaire paints the pictures and events of an imperfect world to satirically mock those philosophers’ thinking. Pangloss and Candide are described to experience many close deaths, a flood, an earthquake, raping, torturing, beatings, diseases, and even disloyalty. Although Pangloss seems to use the idea of optimism to justify these unbearable and horrific events, it almost seems like nonsense after several misfortunate
Ekphrasis: Contrasting Ovid and Brueghel’s Icarus and Daedalus Ovid and Brueghel’s works may initially seem to have a very different composition, while the previous having a more dreadful outlook for Icarus, while the latter shows a romanticized outcome of the incident, showing the forceful ignorance of the bystanders nearby. It seems that Brueghel would much rather comprehend the magnitude of a tragedy to satirical mockery, while Ovid really sees the “air-borne” as amazing and almost having an otherworldly attribute. It should also be noted that the painting shows solely Icarus (or his legs, anyhow) and not Daedalus, which further add to the ridicule of Icarus’ arrogance; in a similar way, the way that only Icarus’ is shown struggling and nobody to pay burden to his struggle, nature is shown as having immense powers in comparison to that of a mere individual. While it may be a key respected element of Flemish Renaissance art, or perhaps an addition to the sense of satire in the piece holistically, Brueghel has some very contradictory and romanticized elements in his piece, some of which are not found in Ovid’s poem. The sun rising at the background nearby Mino’s island shows the rising hope and goodness that was held and may have presented itself in such a horrific, as Ovid would add, say.