Paul and his comrades enlist as fresh creatures of the world that change due to the abhorrence in World War One. The young men lose all hope of surviving through the novel because of the severe devastation they encounter. In the war novel, All Quiet on the Western Front, Remarque exploits nature images such as, water, animals, and the earth, to exemplify the theme of the destructiveness of war. To begin, Remarque employs images of water to demonstrate the destructiveness of combat. For example, as he recognizes the uncertain feeling of claustrophobia setting in Paul describes how he, “views the front as a mysterious whirlpool.
William Brickowski AAL, 5 Brown 3.2.14 Fish and Ducks: A Metaphorical Representation of Holden’s Life in Catcher in the Rye In J.D. Salinger’s novel, Catcher in the Rye, Holden walks the reader through his depressing life. Throughout the entire book, Holden, the protagonist, is portrayed as a pessimistic character. While in the car together, he and Horwitz talk about what the birds and fish of the lagoon in Central Park do during the winter, a metaphorical representation Holden’s confused path in life. After being kicked out of his school, Holden lacks direction, feeling lost and unhappy.
Imagery is anything visually descriptive that appeals to one of the senses. Throughout the first part of the poem, the sailor writes about the weather and how utterly cold it is. The sailor says his feet were “cast in icy bands, bound with frost, With frozen chains, and hardship groaned,” which helps us visually see how he is extremely cold and that he is a prisoner or in exile. Lines 15 through 19 go on even further describing “an ice cold sea,” and how his body is “hung with icicles” and “the freezing waves.” These are negative images that describe the lonely and extreme cold experienced at sea. The sailor never mentions man, but he does talk of “The death-noise of birds”, “The mewing of gulls”, and “icy feathered terns.” The sailor feels connected to the birds because they too endure the same hardships at sea.
They had no friends to greet them, no places for entertainment, no way to take a shower, no place to go to sleep at night, absolutely nothing. In the bible it is said that after St. Paul had been shipwrecked on the island of Malta, the natives showed them kindness and compassion. This was not the same for these rough and raggedy looking sailors. Instead, they were treated like barbarians, mostly because it was winter time in Cape Cod, and anyone that knows winter time there, knows it to be awful. This winter caused sharp and violent storms, which would ultimately cause someone to be stuck there, and not be able to go search an unknown
The past is a recurring theme in Thomas’ poetry. He feared the changes England was undergoing, both physical, as in ‘As the Team’s Head Brass,’ and social, seen in ‘Aspens’. His poetry often celebrates an England that is passing; a theme expressed in ‘Gone, gone again’. The past is the subject of the title and the opening line; the speaker is looks back on his life with feelings of regret and sorrow. Thomas gives the sense that a significant portion of time has passed by quickly with the repetition of the words "gone" and "again“.
We catched fish and talked, and we took a swim now and then to keep off sleepiness. It was kind of solemn, drifting down the big, still river.” | The two boys are being alienated from society, as is described in this quote. They must live by themselves and escape and signs of humanity, so that Jim cannot be found and reprimanded for his actions. Also, they become bored with themselves, and it is seen how they wish they did not distance themselves from society so much. | Realism | 12 | 66 | “…I felt just the way any other boy would’a’ felt when I seen that wreck laying there so mournful and lonesome in the middle of the river.
In “The Open Boat”, a short story by Stephen Crane, the characters are trapped out at sea and the tale details their eventful journey to seemingly certain death. The language he used created a chaotic scene, and it felt like there was no hope for any of the characters. The small, fragile boat trapped in the midst of a storm at night created a sense of suspense for me as the reader. It seems as if by describing everything in such detail, that Crane wanted us to focus on the character’s reaction to what happened, rather than the event itself. You could see the large sway the captain had on his crew members as he soothed them with reassuring words “like children” (273).
Some of us who have been in love know what it is like to lose someone, which is why we are also able to relate to the depression and sadness that surrounds it. While reading the first two stanzas, the reader is able to imagine a man approaching a knight, and asking why he is so sad. The speaker asks, “O what can ail thee, knight–at–arms, So lone and palely loitering? The sedge has wither’d from the lake, And no birds sing.” (Clugston, 2010). After this we are able to picture a lonely knight, who is very pale and weak.
Panic sets in and he tries running to the other camp but lacks the endurance and dies. The dog realizes this and keeps trotting along to the mining camp. The old man from Sulphur Creek was right. The biggest mistake the man makes is that he tried to the trek alone. In “The Open Boat” the reader is thrown right into the