In Virginia Woolf’s “A Haunted House,” the narrator tells the tale of a living couple’s interactions with a ghostly couple and the discoveries each made. Throughout the work, the narrator uses imagery of light and dark to convey meaning to the readers. Also, the narrator uses repetition in order to emphasize significant phrases or meanings in the work. Through these literary devices, the narrator reveals the importance of the couple’s discovery. Light and dark are very distinct images, and in this story they are used for very specific purposes.
Mama Esther I want you to help me. Papa Boy Charles I want you to help me. Mama Ola I want you to help me”. The ghost then escapes out of the house and Berniece is no longer is afraid of the piano and its spirits and begins to embrace them; she even teaches Maretha how to play the piano. The resolution in the play was accomplished when Boy Willie decides to keep the piano for Berniece and his family.
It has bonded them, as Becca proves when she kisses Gemma as the Prince kissed the princess in the tale. The importance of this story is obvious form the way they defend it from outsiders “that’s how it goes in this house”. The fact that Becca dresses up as a princess for Halloween conveys that it has helped shape her character. She later travels to Poland to find “the maker of the spells”, revealing how the story has developed her relationship with Gemma and now become part of her own life “I’m going to solve it, the riddle, the mystery and the enigma”. Through the constant retelling of the story, and the understanding of its importance to not only Gemma but also to Becca, the audience realises the value of all tales, whether containing truth or not, in our
We are made up of stories. And even the ones that seem the most like lies can be our deepest hidden truths. Stories play an important role in Briar Rose for both the characters and the responder. Briar Rose is about a woman and her promise to her grandmother who claims she is Briar Rose. There are two plots in the novel, you have the present day plot which follows Becca on her search for Gemma’s past and the fairy tale plot, which follows Gemma’s telling of Briar Rose to her 3 granddaughters.
Supernatural Aid, when Mo meets Dustfingers for the second time he runs to his aunt’s home to hide, without knowing that dustfinger asked Capricorn to help him, so Nerone finds the Aunt’s house and goes to steal Mo‘s family to bring it to it’s castle so to make him read the black scado out of the book, and reveal that he wouldn’t help dustfinger. Then Mo explains the story to his daughter and his aunt. Dustfinger, Meggie and the aunt are going to help him throughout the story. Crosses the treshold, he gets to the fantasy castle of Capricon.
This book is about Nelly and her mother hiding from the Nazis in a friend’s house. They hid in a little window that had been closed off to keep the house warmer in the winters. They only went into the window when someone came into the house, so no one would know that they were hiding there. For around three years Nelly and her mother hid there. Nelly was constantly wondering if her father would come and join them.
The metaphor ‘each separate dying ember, wrought its ghost upon the floor’ is used contribute to the mood. Poe uses personification, giving the ‘embers’ human characteristics of becoming ghosts when they die. These techniques contribute to the frightening and dark mood that is set at the beginning of the poem. Repetition is a technique used to create both darkness and death. In ‘the raven’ Poe uses Repetition to create symbolism.
The author Henry James wrote The Turn of the Screw, an intriguing ghost story novella about a governess who has just received a new job to take care of a handsome bachelor's niece and nephew. Soon after the governess moves to the bachelor's country estate, she begins to see a strange man and woman around the house grounds. The maid, Mrs. Grose, identifies the man as Peter Quint, the former valet, and the woman as Miss Jessel, the past governess for the children. Mrs. Grose also says that Quint and Miss Jessel had a relationship and that both were “too free” with the children, Quint especially with Miles, the nephew, and Miss Jessel with Flora, the niece. The governess is then convinced that the ghosts are seeking the children with the intention of corrupting them.
After arriving at the new house, Coraline wants to explore the grounds, until some bad weather arrives and Coraline gets bored. Whilst her mother is out, Coraline finds the key to a door that is bricked up, although when she opens the door again it is no longer bricked up… The setting of the book is a big building that used to be a enormous house but it has now been made into apartments. It is also set in and around the grounds of the building. The story has a lot of interesting characters, such as the protagonist Coraline. Coraline loves to explore things.