This line pairs heat and humidity with the storm to suggest that even though Calixta doesn’t know it’s coming, she is subconsciously aware of the threatening storm approaching her, and is enveloped with a heat of desire. “As she stepped outside, Alcee Laballiere rode in at the gate…and the big rain drops began to fall” (122). The storm and
In Norman MacCaig’s poem; Hotel Room, 12th Floor there is a sustained mood of fear of which has been created through the poets view of New York. The poet’s comments on the violence in the city uncover a frightful image of downtown New York. In this response, I will discuss how MacCaig creates this mood of fear through close examination of his poetic techniques such as: imagery, structure and sound devices. Through the use of unusual lexical choice, MacCaig successfully creates a mood of fear. Fear is created from the beginning of the poem when we read that: “a helicopter skirting like a damaged insect The Empire State Building” The word “skirting” is used to create a mood of caution and unease from the start.
Hurricanes and blizzards are two very potent forces of Mother Nature. Each of these punishing storms can cause excessive damage, but under different conditions. Blizzards engross an area with mass amounts of snow while hurricanes have trampling rain and tremendous winds. Although there are many differences between the two, they do have a few resemblances. They are both convection storms, which means rising air causes low pressure and, in turn, makes air rush in from surrounding areas to create very strong winds.
In Macbeth in the first act scene where the witches says “When shall we meet again in thunder lightning or in rain?” This meaning in weather conditions would be hospitable to witchcraft. The line use pathetic fallacy to show how there is a chance for something bad to happen in the next meeting. This is appropriate to the fact that darkness is a gothic trope where evilness would take part. This links to the way Stevenson describes the setting of Sir Danvers murder. “Brilliantly lit by the full moon”.
The use of metonymy represents the actual mood created within the story as well as the main characters’ feelings towards the house of Usher. This is established with the description of an autumn day which is said to represent impending death. As the narrator approached the house, a ‘sense of insufferable gloom pervades’ his spirit which is the first effect Poe creates to convey the terror and horror. The use of first person established the physiological terror that the character experiences and how the house is effecting him eternally. It’s as though he is questioning what he sees because he is unsure whether it is factual or a ‘trick of his mind’.
In ‘Hour’, the love is passionate and sexual. The lovers are probably married to other people, or facing some other restriction and their meeting is dangerous. This danger makes it exciting. Her passion for her lover is seen when she says things like “for thousands of seconds we kissed”. There are strong feelings of urgency and sexuality.
Didion provides an imitation of human behavior during a state of panic by using the Santa Ana winds as a symbol for the general fear or worry that leads humans to act aberrantly. Didion uses various paradoxes in her physical description of nature anticipating the Santa Ana winds. “The Pacific turned ominously glossy during a Santa Ana period, and one woke in the night troubled not only by the peacocks screeching in the olive trees but by the eerie absence of surf” (Didion lines 20-23). Didion writes in an eerie tone to redefine this “calm before the storm” as a dangerously deceitful appearance. The “ominously glossy” Pacific Ocean appears brightly exposed, but it is assumed to be very dark and mysterious.
The story follows the ill fated love story of Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet, the teenage children of feuding families. It is set in a time when nobility, wealth and family honour and name provided a life of privilege. Marriages were arranged between families and it was considered important to marry within your own nobility and class to maintain family honour and social status. Themes of love such as Parental Love, Romantic Love, Love of Family Honour and Friendship are explored through the dramatic languages and provide an emotional context when the theme of hate and death cause conflict and dilemma for the characters. Love is an overpowering force that takes over all other values, loyalties and emotions.
This type of love tends to occur in those with low self-esteem and those who gain confidence in pleasing their love interest. Mania and agape love are similar in that they both have the ability to develop into a very intense and unhealthy relationship for both parties. In both instances the parties involved have the ability to lose their sense of reality. The styles of love that have been most prevalent in my life are logical love called pragma, and friendship love called storge or philia. A love that develops from a friendship usually prevents a lot of disappointments because you already know a lot about that person.