For instance a stanzas definition “In poetry a stanza is a grouped set of lines within a poem…”. In a prose stanzas are not used instead periods are put in at the end to start another line. Poetry is different in these ways but have similarities with prose. A similarity between the two is that they both have is they are both forms of literature and they both compliment each other. One way they compliment each other is that a poem can become a story and a story can become a screenplay.
A symbol is something that represents something else, whether by association or metaphorical meaning. Symbolism is a literary device that is used throughout The Great Gatsby, and when observed prove to deepen the meaning of the story. The very book is a symbol of the Twenties, giving the story a more powerful impact on the reader. Some of the main symbols used in this book are the green light at the end of Daisy’s dock, the wasteland, and the eyes of Dr. T. J. Eckleburg. Symbols such as these come in many variations with many different meanings; however, they all share the same melancholy tone in the end.
Billy Collins - IOP How does Billy Collins use shifts in his poems to convey a message. Explore how these shifts challenge the reader’s understanding of the poem in the poems ‘Another Reason Why I Don’t Keep a Gun in the House’, ‘Schoolsville’ and ‘Embrace’ Billy Collins is an American poet, known across the world for his work as the American Poet Laureate from 2001 to 2003. His uniquely funny and engaging writing style has been a key factor in his success, with his poems inciting the curiosity of readers from all ages and walks of life. He has experience in teaching, lecturing in highly accredited universities and could be considered to be one of the most famous and enjoyed poets of modern society. Collins often writes on topical issues of society.
Not only do they speak about their real-life situations in the form of autobiography, but they speak about larger and more complex issues. They involve readers through their particular points of view. Through their texts, they address matters that shock, baffle, amuse, and anger readers all in one. In Nigger, Gregory takes us on a journey of his life during the civil rights movement. He shows us how his interpretation of things makes him behave the way he did.
Fitzgerald's critically acclaimed story, The Great Gatsby, also explores social issues (but this time from the 20's), giving insight on the same issues Clemens spoke about in Huckleberry Finn, though updated and rejuvenated for a new generation but just as timeless. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, although disguised as an innocent children book, is also famously known as a brilliant social commentary. Through years of impartial observation Twain found a peephole into the heart of humanity and then threw up all of this knowledge into a distorted and mocking ridicule of the immorality he saw in society. Huckleberry Finn also focuses on the apathetic attitude the citizens have about their lying and manipulating, not just the deeds themselves. The Grangerfords-Shepherdsons rivalry is an excellent example of the senseless human cruelty portrayed by Twain.
He believes that through hard work and determination, he will win Daisy back and restore her to her former glory. Nick comments on Gatsby’s nostalgia by saying “He talked a lot about the past, and I gathered that he wanted to recover something, some idea of himself…” (Fitzgerald 110). Throughout the novel, Gatsby constantly tells stories about the past. Fitzgerald writes these tales with a nostalgic tone to romanticize all of Gatsby's past adventures and future ambitions. Fitzgerald also manages to express the same feeling of exasperation that Nick experiences whenever Gatsby delves into the past through repetition of flashbacks.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Literary Analysis “‘Ransomed? What’s that?’ ‘... it means that we keep them till they’re dead’” (10). This dialogue reflects Twain’s witty personality. Mark Twain, a great American novelist, exploits his humor, realism, and satire in his unique writing style in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Mark Twain, born in 1835, wrote numerous books throughout his lifetime.
2 October 2011 Whitman’s Philosophies “Be curious, not judgmental” (Whitman BrainyQuote). Being one of Walt Whitman’s many quotes in the dozens of poems he’s written, it tells a lot upfront about the way he writes. Throughout his pieces he targets various morals he believes one should understand, one being the importance of nonjudgmental ways. A poem more specifically, “Song of the Open Road”, shows the reader his passion in exclaiming the ways in which he processes and believes in life. This particular poem in general speaks to the readers about traveling through existence moment by moment, and taking in the lessons one learns in order to experience what life has to offer.
After finishing Raymond Carver’s “Cathedral”, I can honestly say this is my favorite collection of short stories I have read thus far. It took me a quite a bit of time to reach this point, though. Towards the beginning of reading this anthology, I found myself being far too analytical typically expected of an English course, often times looking for notable events, themes and other elements of writing. I quickly realized the nature of Carver’s writing: simplistic, stark and candid. On the surface, Carver’s stories may come across as lacking and dull.
Tolkien wrote the trilogy as a form of entertainment as well as being a medium to express his own philosophies and opinions about life and human beings. I was immediately smitten with this literary work of art and all of the lessons it had to offer. The main plot of the whole story is that of the Ring of Power, created by the Dark Lord Sauron in the fires of Mount Doom, and of the choices each of the characters are presented with when in contact with the Ring: to accept, to reject, or to remain indifferent. Tom Bombadil and Gladriel are the characters that were most influential in my life. Galadriel is the representation