“and he walked out,/ slow and steady,/ and so calm,/ so calm.” The repetition and alliteration emphasises the positive thoughts she had towards him and the connection they were sharing. Billy’s relationship with Caitlin which ends up been a love relationship, helped him in bitter times. For example, when he had to leave Bendarat. “Only town/ I’ve wanted to call home/ and Caitlin….”.Ellipsis is used to show the unbearable thought of leaving Caitlin and a place where he found a sense of
In Joe Wilson’s Courtship, Lawson conveys Joe’s strong emotions by giving his heart a human characteristic. “And, my heart gave a jump.” The way that Lawson portrays his characters emotion is very visually helpful through the use of personification, allowing the audience to further understand and reinforce the image from the emotion that the composer creates. In the Drover’s Wife, Lawson uses personification to reflect the landscape; to reinforce the tone and dry typical Australian outback. “She-oaks ‘sighing’ on the creek bed”. This visual image also provides a little bit of relief to the ear from the dry tone in the eye in the view.
Roethke's decision to use words such as “waltzing” (line 4) and “romped” (line 5) in his poem bring about a certain energy that Hayden's poem does not. His tone is a light one, a happy one where there seems to be joy in the home and two family members that care deeply for each other and enjoy showing that appreciation outwardly. In Hayden's poem there is a darkness to the home which surfaces with descriptions such as “blueblack cold” (line 2) and describing the house so cold its “splintering, breaking” (line 6). Hayden's dark tone is brought about through the words he uses and as it echos throughout the poem the relationship between the father and his son is described. The father has already been defined as a working class man as his hands are “cracked... from labor in the weekday” (line 3) and now on this early Sunday morning he awakes to “[drive] out the cold” (line 11).
The author takes the time to describe something that is generally pleasant to his eyes, giving a sense of serenity in his tone. The reader can also feel a certain feeling of intimacy between Momaday and the land since he was a Native American: “For my people, the Kiowas, it is and old landmark, and they gave it the name Rainy Mountain.” Everything Momaday sees in the land is positive. When the author uses the term “loneliness” it is only to emphasize the beauty of the land by saying it pushes your imagination
Asef Rahman English 10H 10/15/2012 Ethan Frome: a lonely man indeed The novel, Ethan Frome, by Edith Wharton, is a story about Ethan, a man torn between the moral obligations to his wife, Zeena, and his need for a person to love. The author’s use of foreshadowing, metaphors, imagery and motifs vividly convey the overall message that man cannot simply live alone and needs somebody in his life. He has Zeena but he does not converse with her at all. The fact that Starkfield was a depressing place to live did not help his life either. Although Ethan’s overall nature was damaged by the smash up, his time spent in Starkfield had caused his overall melancholy demeanor and left him feeling isolated.
Michael Blasl Introduction to Analytical Writing 10:25-11:20 October 8th 2009 Love on the Rocks: An Ironic Rite of Passage In both John Updike’s “A&P” and Alice Munro’s “How I Met My Husband” the authors use the literary devices of irony and theme in their stories. In the following essay, this writer will analyze and compare both characters rite of passage, and how the use of irony leads them towards their completion of that rite. First, Sammy’s naïve and inexperienced persona cause him to make several poor choices such as quitting his job and force him to see how his actions can have very serious consequences. Second, this writer will compare his rite of passage to that of Edie’s.
The short marriage between Aron and Gemma in the woods represents a fairytale romance. We also see Josef’s love for Aron which Josef is unable to say. Josef ends up alone with his memories, many of them painful. There is also a strong sense of family love and connection, which is significant because of Gemma who had survived and was put in safer surroundings by Josef. The family is portrayed as a typical modern bickering group however their love is based on real respect and
Country in the tile connotes the serenity and peaceful beauty found in it that soothes the viewer. In this poem, the physical journey – a drive in the country, is a catalyst for reflection first on the calmness and sureness of the natural world, and then, dramatically, on death and hopelessness. The poem probably reflects Skrzynecki’s experience of living and working in northern NSW and he appears to be unhappy in this environment. The poet takes a trip to the country and this trip denotes a physical journey as an escape from the reality of life. This physical journey in the country acts as a temporary escape from reality.
Holden shows constant fear of Jane losing her innocence; he always loved her innocent nature and approach to life. To Holden, the museum is a representation of innocence, since it was one of his favourite places as a child, and his red hunting hat protects him from those places with lack of innocence. It is human nature to evolve into an adult, and to change your personality somewhat to become an adult. At times humans want to remember those childhood moments that they lived, however Holden takes this feeling to an extreme, by doing anything to hold onto innocence for himself and his close friends and people he cares
He also implies of a life that he seems to find happiness and contentment with. He writes, “In the midst of the heat and slow time the music brought the promise of its origins, a promise of deliverance, a promise that if only for a moment, life could be stirring and dreamy” (17). Rose shows that the little things in life can give people hope and bring a little sunshine on a cloudy day. Rose discusses the hardships that were faced after immigrating to the United States and the positive aspects of finding your own little piece of happiness in the midst of despair. I can relate to both of these on a personal basis.