In his novel Huckleberry Finn, author Mark Twain uses a variety of literary strategies and rhetorical devices, including: metaphor, simile, colloquialism, and personification. One example of simile is “Col. Grangerford was a gentleman, you see. He was well born, as the saying is, and that’s worth as much as a man as it is in a horse” (103). In this passage, the simile is alluding to the importance of breeding in horses, and stating that Col. Grangerford’s lineage was equivalent.
A man by the name of Ron Harding, a Bureau of Land Management Wild Horse Specialist, tested them and discovered their dominant genes were coded for the dun factor markings. These markings include dorsal stripes, jack stripes, zebra stripes on legs, arm bars, two-tone colored manes and tails (Bureau of Land Management). When these horses were brought to the New World, the Americans saw these animals as having rare and exotic beauty. The Native Americans also saw these horses as something they must have. Both the American settlers and the Native Americans used them in war, and ironically, the Spanish Conquistadors may have been defeated by the very horses they brought to the New World.
Hobbits, like Bilbo actually eat not 3, but 5 times a day. Thorin and the dwarves are brave, but greedy. They will do anything for money, even die for it. Gandalf is clever and witty. He's very timely with his apperiences and often gets the band of dwarves out of trouble.
The poem “horses” by Edwin Muir explores the relationship between man and the “brilliant” and “broad-breasted” animal, which is the horse. The poem consists of seven quatrains with rhyming couplets throughout. As Muir narrates the poem, he looks back to the horses of his childhood with a nostalgic feel and conveys his relationship with them through his powerful figurative language and thought provoking choices of words. After reading the first stanza, it is clear on the angle Muir sees these mystical beasts. In the first two lines of this quatrain, Muir describes horses as “lumbering”.
Papa being one of the protagonists in Farewell to Manzanar possessed numerous valuable traits. Papa was a desperate, affectionate, and violent man within the book and frankly that revealed that he was an extremely dynamic character throughout the book. Papa’s appearance unveiled his desire or desperateness to be accepted by others. When Papa got to Honolulu, Hawaii in 1904 hi daughter, Jeanne Wakatsuki, described how “He bought himself a new suit, a new shirt, a new tie, and a new het-everything he had seen the most prosperous wearing” (50). Papa buying and wearing new clothes in order to look like a prosperous man in Honolulu indicates that he was anxious to be accepted by the others because most people who actually go to the extent of spending
In Jonathan Swift's book "Gulliver's Travels," the speaker, Lemuel Gulliver recounts his amazing journeys in a travel diary. He recounts voyages to four countries or islands of great mystique and wonder. The inhabitants of these islands are each different and represent different social and political attitudes of the time. Swift uses these islands to satirize many of the events that were going on in the early 1700's. Two of his four major voyages to: Lilliput, Brobdingnag, Laputa, and the country of the Houyhnhnms, allow Swift to give his commentary on British society of the period.
Another example of Pony showing bravery is when he went and fought the Socs in a huge fight called a rumble. Even though Pony was youmger and smaller then the rst of the guys and sick,he was still ready to back up his friends. Another character trait that Ponyboy showed in the story was uniqueness. One example of his uniqueness was on page 178 where Johnny,Pony's bestfriend said,"Like the way you dig sunsets Pony." This shows that unlike the other Greasers, Pony takes time to look at the glowing sunset.
In the third stanza the poet makes reference to the horses working the land again and again, every day wa the same thing and become usual for him. He did this by using the word “ritual”. The But he also describes them as “monstrous”, taking two aspects, the beautifulness of them and also hoy enormous the seemed to him as a child. The fourth stanza has a very meaningful phrase, “they marched broad-breasted to the sinking sun!” this phrase has many meanings, for example, by using alliteration in the word ”broad-breasted” he expressed the beauty of the horses. This particular word can also express the power and pride of the horses.
Carlos Pena ENG1D Mrs.Ecker Oct. 29, 2012 Who Says Books Are Always Better Than Movies? Many books are successfully turned into movies that maintain their integrity and emotions. Though the novel Ghost Boy by Iain Lawrence and the movie Water for Elephants by Francis Lawrence, may not be related in that way, there are still many similarities that can be compared. Both narratives are about a boy who runs away to the circus, finding friends, different emotions, also encountering problems while discovering his identity and happiness. In the stories, the protagonist, setting, and conflict are very alike in many different ways.
They have been around for many centuries and have helped thousands of people in many ways. Edith Hamilton’s depiction of Hercules is very similar but different to what Disney portrays him as. Edith Hamilton describes Hercules as a loving person with some brains as well as being “the strongest man on earth” (167). He has some intelligence when ordered to do twelve labors when he brought two rivers to clean filthy horse stalls. When Hercules was dealing with the Titan, Atlas, Atlas tricked him into holding the world for a long period of time, while he goes and gets what Hercules needed, only not giving him what he needed when he returns.