Comment on the poem’s diction. How does diction relate to tone? Li-Young Lee uses common language. His tone is very reflective. He describes in thorough detail his memory of his father, and notices that the tenderness he is using with his wife was a result of his father.
It’s incredibly evident to the reader that Lord Chesterfield’s son takes advantage of him and this letter is probably Lord Chesterfield’s last effort to guide his son. Lord Chesterfield’s wisdom and core values that he has acquired throughout his life are portrayed into this detailed letter to his son using a variety of rhetorical strategies. In Lord Chesterfield’s introduction to his letter, the atmosphere of the message itself is modest and gentle. He uses his words in such a way that it comes off as if the advice he is going to give is something that his son has grown tired of hearing but Lord Chesterfield is going to share this same piece of advice one last time with his son in a gracious way. One example of Lord Chesterfield’s humble attempt to fill his son with his judgment is through personification: “I know how unwelcome advice generally is;” (lines 5-6).
This story captivates the sense of what a true brother is. It shows how one person can do a lot to help another learn what he thought he could not achieve. This was all done by one person, the narrator. The author chooses Brother to be the narrator because he gives the story Subjectivity and Objectivity which all gives Character Development. Brother brings Subjectivity to the story because he is with Doodle in the most important times of Doodles life.
That day also they ask him a question about whey was he buying the truck to his contractor. Salvador was happy answering that we have to know which person is good, hardworking and which one is lazy, no good worker. Being generous to hard worker always pays off. They will struggle hard completing your work. He also taught them how to identify which is generous and which one is not by watching, smelling and figuring.
This is shown though his opening lines when he refers to Darryl as” Dad is the backbone of the Kerrigan family”. Another quote he makes is “Dad also had a way of making everyone feel important”. We see Dale without doubt, loves his dad. Steve, the second oldest son, seeks his father’s approval constantly and is always trying to help his dad with reading the trading posts, hunting for good deals and trades. This shows somewhat of his appreciation of his father and being able to connect with his dad on some level, when he asks his father’s opinion about the price being charged.
If the father fulfills his son;s requests to the best of his ability, he believes their relationship will last. Lee uses allegory by taking this small story to represent an entire relationship between a father and son. Li-Young Lee uses several literary devices in his poem "A Story" to show the complex relationship between a father and son. Lee utilizes structure, point of view, and allegory to represent the intricate relationship between a father and
From the start he gives you a since of being human, of being imperfect. Eggers shares his life with us, he informs the reader of his hardships after the death of his parents with a sarcastic view point of the multiple struggles in his life. Eggers Writes his autobiography by forming it with literary devices, a changing tone, a theme of overall acceptance and a purpose that relates to and broadens his audience. As he expresses to us his life, he uses tone to emphasize the good and the bad of what he has been through. Eggers often has a exaggerated
In The Inheritance of Tools, Scott Russell Sanders reflects on some traditions that he and his family practiced and how they affected his life. Sanders’ view on tradition is extraordinarily positive. He continuously reminisces on the influence these traditions had on the way he raised his own children. This positive outlook on the traditions he experienced make for a very personal and informative essay. Scott Russell Sanders’ use of imagery defines his essay.
For example in the poem Felick’s Skrzynecki, the composer creates a deep affection for the father-son relationship as shown in the opening of the poem “my gentle father”. The use of the personal pronoun “my” is highly significant because it indicates that he feels a deep personal attachment to his father, as is the adjective “gentle” also shows that the speaker doesn’t fear his father’s authority but rather respects him. Yet the speaker “inherits a language unknowingly”, where he has no say about his cultural heritage. The father expects the speaker to accept the heritage and embrace it. But in the poem Postcard, the speaker asks the question “What more do you want besides the gift of despair?” This suggests a sense of loss and alienation.
Bob Cratchit represented the opposite of Scrooge’s morals, and embodies the invaluable qualities that Dickens admired – strength, humbleness, hope & perseverance. Bob is grateful for what little he has which he relies on Scrooge “the founder of the feast,” and once again proves to Scrooge that the lives of others lies in Scrooge’s hands; a universal message that Dickens wanted society to acknowledge –that those with power can so drastically impact on the lives of others. ( good point – how does this relate to the essay topic?) Whenever family is described, there is a tone of warmth and affection. (Example?)