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Connectin Literary Works Essay

  • Submitted by: kerenriner
  • on October 31, 2011
  • Category: English
  • Length: 2,200 words

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Connecting Literary Works
Literature is connected in many different ways through literary elements. The elements include voice, diction, syntax, imagery and figurative language such as symbol and metaphor, rhyme, assonance and alliteration, rhythm and meter. Among the elements imagery lets the imagination run wild with “details of sight, sound, taste, smell and touch.” (DiYanni, 2007. pg 779). The use of imagery in literature allows the reader to visualize feelings and objects helping the reader make connections to multiple literary works through descriptive words used by the author. Imagery can be found in many poems and short stories such as: “The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky”, a short story by Stephen Crane, “The Fish”, a poem by Elizabeth Bishop, “The Road Not Taken”, a poem by Robert Frost and “I Heard a Fly buzz—when I died” by Emily Dickenson. “Imagery refers to the pattern of related detail in a work” the “images may be recurring throughout the work”, along with using “multiple images throughout a work to suggest states of feeling and to convey implications of thought and action” (DiYanni, 2007. pg G-6).
Author Stephen Crane uses imagery throughout his short story “The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky”, to describe characters and settings. The following are a few examples of how Crane uses imagery to captivate the reader’s attention. “The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky”, starts out asa newlywed couple on a train leaves San Antonio. “Vast flats of green grass, dulled-hued spaces of mesquite and cactus, little groups of frame houses, woods of light and tender trees, all were sweeping into the east” this allows the reader to visualize the horizon (DiYanni, 2007. pg 482). The characters Jack Potter and his bride as “The man’s face was reddened from many days in the wind and sun, and a direct result of his new black clothes was that his brick-colored hands were constantly performing in the most conscious fashion” (DiYanni, 2007. pg 482). “The bride was not pretty, nor was...

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