This develops into ‘demoniac laughter’, which links the devil to the storm, making it seem evil and hostile. These sounds are described as “piercing”, which shows how violent and unpleasant they are. The poem has the sonnet structure of 14 lines, but it does not follow the 10 syllables per line form, showing the wildness and unpredictability of the storm. There is a religious metaphor on line 4 “waves, air, midnight, their savage trinity” the trinity is “father, son and holy spirit” in the church, here it is the combination of all factors that cause the demonic stormy scene, as if it has been created by a force, like the devil or God. The storm is continually built up to be a wild force with words like “lashing” and “fierce slanting” both showing the power of the force of the rain and wind on everything around it.
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. This unease and caution is reinforced later in the poem when we are told that: “now midnight has come in” The use of the word “midnight” is used to refer to the “evil” in the city and the personification is used to make the reader feel as though “midnight” has a mind of its own, making it unpredictable, emphasising the sense of fear and unease. Later in the poem we are made to feel that New York is a “frontier” city when the poet describes: “darkness is shot at by a million lit windows” Light and dark is used to symbolise good and evil, it is as though the “dakness” is being “shot” at, this also create a mood of fear. MacCaig also forms an atmosphere of fear by using sound devices. This mood is created by this technique when the “Empire State Building” is first described as a “dentist’s drill” The harsh sound which comes from the onomatopoeia, “drill” forms a sense of fear and caution.
In it the idea of a traditional ghost story is suggested which shows us forewarning for the rest of the novel. A ghost story relies on atmosphere, often shown through weather and the gothic genre. The weather is a huge signal throughout the novel, which is used as a signal to when terrible things are about to happen. For example, the nine lives causeway is described as ‘submerged and untraceable’, this suggests that Eel Marsh house is miserable and that everything is hidden. From this the reader can see that Susan Hill has explored the theme by creating it as a forewarning through the weather and setting.
(Poe) Then, he begins to ask the Raven questions. He asks whether or not he'll be reunited with his love again in Heaven, to which the Raven replies, “Nevermore.”(Poe).Before he begins inquiring about his lost love, he notices a strong smell of perfume and begins to call himself a wretch, thinking he's gone crazy. He realizes that it is the Raven's doing. This enrages the narrator and he begins to call the Raven a “thing of evil” and a “prophet”. (Poe) At the end, the narrator admits that his soul is trapped under the raven's shadow and shall be lifted, “Nevermore.”.
Shakespeare has employed pathetic fallacy, as the wild weather foreshadows the unnatural events that are going to occur. Therefore, Shakespeare has used chaotic and conventional gothic weather imagery to conform to the genre. In comparison, Act 2 takes place in Macbeth’s castle. Immediately, the idea of a castle is a stereotypical setting that belongs to the gothic for its old, archaic and medieval connotations. In
“A Sound Of Thunder” In the short story “A Sound of Thunder”, Ray Bradbury uses literary devices such as foreshadowing, and imagery to tell the theme, and to enhance the story. Ray Bradbury uses the literary device, imagery to show a picture in the readers head. He also uses imagery to describe things like Eckels nervousness of the situation and to deliver the theme. Bradbury also uses foreshadowing and to deliver the theme. Foreshadowing and imagery are both used to deliver the theme that being careless with technology can be harmful to life.
Fantasy as a genre of literature deals with things that cannot be, the construction of the impossible. At the outset, Hoffman describes the setting of Bellezza with such concrete and accurate detail – the sights, sounds and smells, that it acts as an anchor to reality, making the suspension of disbelief in the fantastic that much easier to achieve. The single most important criterion for a successful fantasy is the capacity to incite wonder and this is effectively shown in the vivid setting at the beginning of Stravaganza: City of Masks, as the protagonist Lucien is transported to a secondary world in his dream. Lucien, a twenty-first-century London High School boy, is sick and being treated for cancer. After receiving a marbled notebook as a present from his dad, he begins to fall asleep as his father “droned on in a comforting background” about where the notebook had been made -
The poet talks about the motion of how a tree bends when being blown over by strong winds and how she wanted to be different and also how she wanted chaos. Furthermore this line could be taken as metaphorically because she describes herself to the wind and how she is flying along with the objects taken by the storm. Shapcott describes metaphorically of how she loves the rush and darkness of a storm: “singing into the rush, into the dark.” The poet describes the storm which would create fear and a lot of adrenaline with the verb ‘singing’ which is very unusual since singing is usually related to being calm and relaxing. This could lead onto how Shapcott could think being part of the chaos is comforting to her and how she has freedom just like as music does. This gives the reader an image of how wild she is and how she has been controlled by the law until chaos breaks
Throughout the poem, Roethke uses alliteration and onomatopoeias to provide the reader with a more realistic image of what the storm is like; 'While the wind whines overhead.' The poet goes on by using pathetic fallacy to the describe the wind; 'Whistling between the arbors.' The techniques of alliteration and onomatopoeia are also repeated in this stanza, possibly indicating that the build up to the storm is painfully dragged out and repetitive; 'The thin whine of wires, a rattling and flapping of leaves.' The image presented at the end of the stanza is stark and uses the technique of sibilance, possibly imitating the sound of the wind in the storm; And the small street-lamp swinging and slamming against the lamp pole.' the first stanza of the poem sets the scene for the chaos to follow.
i) How does Ishiguro present mood and atmosphere in the extract? The extract opens with the line “it was windy and sunny… a few storm clouds starting to gather.” This juxtaposition of “sunny” and “storm clouds” is used by Ishiguro to create a paradox, making the weather seem confusing to the reader; in turn making the rest of the scene confusing. Ishiguro uses the weather paradox to create mood and atmosphere through pathetic fallacy. The contradicting “sunny” and “storm clouds starting to gather” illustrate the clones’ initial happy mood in the extract, but tension and “restlessness” begins to show when Madame’s car pulls into Hailsham. “…the whisper went around… we’d suddenly got so restless” shows that the atmosphere of the scene is one of secrecy – hence the “whispers” – and excitement – “restlessness”.