Irony exposes and underscores a contrast between these four phrases; what is and what seems to be, what is and what ought to be, what is and what one wishes to be, and finally what is and what one expects to be. Many of Crane’s poems deal with irony phrases like these. Crane’s ambition as a writer was to achieve personal honesty. His work showed vivid imagery in its characterizations of his writing style that caught many readers’ eye. There are three common types of irony in literature: Verbal irony, situational, and dramatic irony.
Most Dangerous Game Literary Techniques In almost every story there is a theme that the writer tries to get across to the reader as he or she reads the story. By using literary techniques such as suspense, irony, foreshadowing and other techniques Connell explains that a person who has overconfidence if not careful slip into a downward spiral. In the short story “The Most Dangerous Game”, Connell uses these elements to help the reader discover the theme of his story, that everything, regardless if it is an animal or human, has emotions and feelings, such as the prey of a hunter experiencing fear, which Rainsford experiences first hand. “This world's divided into two kinds of people: the hunter and the hunted. Luckily I'm the hunter.
SCORCHED EARTH 1. Choose a major theme from the book and discuss its importance to the plot. How did Robbins' develop this theme? Give specific examples (do not quote) where the theme you chose is crucial to the story development. As the title mentioned compendiously, “Scorched Earth” was a insightful novel about love, hatred, influence, hurt, death and healing; all emotions and situations that can be easily found in daily life.
Lord of the flies is a novel rich in allegory – every word has been chosen for a reason and when put together they form a seamless masterpiece that conveys the author’s thoughts on human nature. One of the queries that may come to mind whilst reading the novel is whether environment affects behavior. Indeed this question can have a variety of answers, but most will probably follow in the lines of yes. It is quite certain that the surroundings of a person play a crucial role in the development of their character but how exactly is that so? The novel gives us a plethora of examples which can help us in our inquiry of this topic.
During her sessions with Doctor Jordan, her responses are all too rehearsed, and it gives readers a sense of unreliability about her story: “But I don’t say this. I look at him stupidly. I have a good stupid look which I have practiced” (38). Also, knowing that Grace did not have the best influences (she grew up with a manipulative father, and after that she had a friend that was foul-mouthed and not afraid to speak her mind) helps the reader understand where Grace comes from. It leaves one wondering if Grace could have the mind to manipulate McDermott to commit the murders.
Psychology as known by most, allows one to understand deeper into ones mind. In Ambrose Bierce’s short but very moving story “The Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” Peyton Fahrquhar shows the reader a prime example of the reason psychology is so well respected as a study. Literary criticisms over Bierce’s work often talk of Fahrquhar’s role as a stereotypical “nonhero” as many characters are referred to throughout literature. This allows the reader to ask one self, who really is the hero of the story? And what really allows oneself to be called a hero?
Imagery in A Good Man Is Hard to Find In literature, authors generally use symbolism to get their point across without beating you over the head with it. They use a combination of literary elements to be used as symbols in their story. Colors, places, names, double entendres, among a list of other things can be used as a symbol for other things or as for foreshadowing for the rest of the story. In O’Connor’s short story A Good Man Is Hard to Find, she does just that. By using imagery and play on words, she helps to create symbols that cause a deep sense of foreboding and imagery to help understand the story better.
He uses blatant repetition, to compliment his subtle showing of themes. This tool allows Vonnegut to drive knowledge deep into his reader’s minds, allowing his bookworm to gain knowledge that they themselves may not even realize they are gaining. His writing style forces the readers to do this, to look beyond the obvious, to use the subtleties to try to find the motifs beneath the direct information. It is almost inexplicable and can only be described as a Vonnegutian way of writing. Vonnegut’s book is like nothing I have ever read before, largely thanks to his standout way of showing sequences of events.
Symbolism Essay For authors, writing a story is not merely to explain a sequence of events, but it is used as an expression of self. One must realize that most stories contain deeper meaning. Authors secretly shed light on the stories theme through their choice of symbols. Symbolism has been used for centuries by writers in giving a person, object, action, place, or event, a more profound meaning or range of meanings, according to the particular work. By enhancing the ordinary meaning this allows endless interpretations of the symbols by the reader, keeping them interacted and paying close attention in order to figure out the stories ultimate theme, or dominant idea implied through the sequence of events.
‘Prejudice says more about the perpetrator than the victim.’ The chosen form for this writing piece is an expository/persuasive blog entry. The language is mixture of everyday and formal language. The reason for this mixture is due to the audience which is the whole world, this writing piece does not want to restrict the readers, it is a piece for everyone to read, hence the diverse language. The purpose of this writing piece is to show that both the perpetrator and the victim should be looked at, to find out about the perpetrator and why they chose to do what they did. This fits in with jasper jones as the town that jasper and Charlie live in and the time that it is set in say a lot about the people living in it and how they act towards those that are different.