Lonesome Howl Essay

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First Paragraph An individuals relationships with others, heavily challenges an individual’s search for their identity. These relationships with family and friends plays a influential role in shaping the individual’s Search for Identity as they are the closest relationships one has to themselves. An individual may see that their family and friends view on them, can be portrayed as more important than their personal view. As a result, conflict and challenges can and do arise from these relationships and this is challenging for the individual as a result of the close and tight relationships with family and friends. We can see this occurring in different circumstances and still an individual’s Search for Identity can be challenged no matter what the available circumstances are. Second Paragraph The first text to be used is the novel “Lonesome Howl” by Steven Herrick, which was published in 2006. The text portrayal of struggles and battles in life, uses relationships as a reason for theses struggles and battles that become challenging and are challenges to an individual. This text uses techniques such as imagery with onomatopoeia, metaphors and similes, the poet uses alliteration, assonance to define pace of a poem. Juxtaposition and structure of the stanzas and lines of the poem emphasises the characters within the poem. The different moods and tones of the poems are also created with the conjunction of the imagery, pace and structure of the individual poems. The second text is the poem by Moniza Alvi and the poem ”Presents from my Aunts in Pakistan” was published in the year 2003. The poem uses visual imagery is used portrayal of the emotions that is contained and expressed in the poem which shows relationships with others challenges an individuals and uses the techniques of onomatopoeia, similes and metaphors. The irony contained in the text reflects the

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