When we think of death, we think of different scenes in the book. To help support the three main ideas, Wharton uses metaphors, similes, and other uses of figurative language. Winter, as the setting, sets the tone of the story throughout the entire book. In the prologue, it describes that Ethan has endured too many Starkfield winters. Wharton gives the feeling of bitterness and depression by using winter as the setting.
It is a late December night the last moment of the final month of the year, and the weather is depressing. The narrator is home alone reading a book next to the fire, attempting to be at peace about his lovers death. Edgar Allan Poe then is separated by two personalities in his works of “The Raven.” There was a man of terror and dark crimes, and then there was man of loyalty and devotion. The raven that referred to his memories of
This poem serves a great purpose in Canadian History and represents the millions of dead soldiers asking to carry on what they started. “take up our quarrel with the foe:” (McCrae) The poems three verses are significantly different. In the first stanza the poem starts off easy and uses symbols to portray the positive side effects with no relevance to military force. The second stanza portrays the hopeless soldiers message and the third stanza urges others to persist. This is the greatest poem in the world due to effective use of poetic devices in order to touch on the themes of death, honor and revenge.
Literary Analysis Paper #1 In the poems, Lying in a Hammock at William Duffy’s Farm in Pine Island, Minnesota, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, and On His Blindness, James Wright, Robert Frost, and John Milton depict man’s struggle with choice. Although many interpretations lean towards the dark aspects of the poems, the key focus should be about choices. These poems represent a self-revelation about choice: being presented with choices, being tempted by choices, and having to choose. Many of the interpretations for Lying in a Hammock at William Duffy’s Farm in Pine Island, Minnesota, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, and On His Blindness, focus on the dark aspects of the poems. In Lying in the Hammock, numerous interpretations believe the author is representing that he has wasted his life.
Lieutenant Cross’ fear and deep longing for Martha, turns every aspect of war into a romantic date, jeopardizing the safety of the entire platoon and concluding with his guilt for Ted Lavender’s death. Immediately, the narrator tells us how First Lieutenant Jimmy Cross carried letters in his rucksack from a girl named Martha. “They were not love letters, but Lieutenant Cross was hoping, so he kept them folded in plastic at the bottom of his rucksack” (637). Each evening after digging his foxhole and washing his hands, Cross would hold the letters delicately and pretend. “He would imagine romantic camping trips into the White Mountains in New Hampshire” (638).
As time goes on he reminisces of the time he left his father in the snow. As he sat there awaiting his fate, he is surround by a pack of wolves. At first he fights them off, then he just gives up. “All men must die… It was the way of life” (12), so he just sits there and accepts his fate. London uses the plot of the story, the character, and the setting as a great example of the naturalism worldview James Sire talks about in his book, The Universe Next Door.
! Hound of The Baskervilles Chapter 2: Suspense Chapter two is about Holmes and Mortimer talking about the death of Sir Charles on the moor. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle uses many terms to build up the suspense in this chapter, before and after the story of Hugo Baskerville. ‘Mortimer's voice sank almost to a whisper' this makes the reader wonder why his voice has dropped to a whisper and what he is going to talk about. People normally whisper when they want nobody other than the person that they are talking to to hear.
The Narrator describes the mountain through Inman and his words. “Cold Mountain, all its ridges and coves and watercourses. Pigeon River, Little East Fork, Sorrell Cove, Deep Gap, Fire Scald Ridge. He knew their names and said them to himself like the words of spells and incantations to ward off the things one fears most.” (p.16). Inman is gazing at the mountain, knowing how dangerous his journey is about to become.
In the poem “House” he speaks of laying in a house built during the civil war and how the man and wife who used to live there are long dead. Also in “Breathless”, the poem ends on a note of death, “and while cows look over the stone wall/of the cemetery, let me rest here/ in my earthy little bedroom,/ my lashes glazed with ice,/ the roots of trees inching nearer,/and no dreams to frighten me anymore.
Gary Soto uses the literal image “Frost cracking” (line 5) to help his audience create a cold scenery for the poem to begin. Towards the end of the poem, he reminds his readers that it is still cold outside by writing the simile “Fog hanging like old coats between the trees.” (line 44-45) In Soto’s last stanza in “Oranges”, he presents a contrasting figurative image: “That was so bright against the gray of December” (line 51-52). Lastly, he ends his poem off by writing a metaphor saying, “Someone might have thought I was making a fire in my hands.” (line