The door, which had been left ajar, reluctantly crept open, revealing the horrors that lay inside. With hesitation I stepped inside the cavernous mouth. A deathly cold hit me, sucking on my body-heat like a leach sucking blood. A musty, damp odor crept into my nose, filling my lungs with disgust. Dangling cobwebs hung like sheets of hair from an old hag and stuck to my face like a magnet, obscuring my vision.
There's a word I really hate. It's a phony." He displays his disgust through hyperboles, stating that he would "puke" at phony things. In this portion of the novel, he uses metaphores, stating that Spencer seemed as sharp as a "tack." His attitude of revulsion causes him to alienate himself from the adult world.
He begins by talking about the state of guilt he is presently feeling; followed by feelings of immense regret, and ending with frustration. A few lines are also said by the executers in this passage, Ratcliff and Lovell, who seem rather indifferent to the idea of assassinating Hastings. This is the culmination of the morale deterioration that has been demonstrated throughout the play as a reoccurring theme. Hastings boldly starts off this passage by using an epizeuxis. “Woe, woe for England!
In the opening paragraph he depicts Scrooges personality as ‘wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching.’ Dickens uses these descriptive words in an elongated list, to emphasise powerfully the callous personality Scrooge has. By Dickens using this technique of a long list of off-putting language, it really makes a horrible impression and sticks in the readers mind. Dickens also uses similes to illustrate the character of Scrooge, ‘as solitary as an oyster.’ An oyster spends its life isolated from everything, as does Scrooge. Dickens also compares the inclement weather as if it was Scrooges personality, ‘no warmth could warm him, no wintry weather chill him.’ This leads us to believe Scrooge has buried his emotions so deep that nothing can break through and that he is .............. Dickens also shows us how people react to Scrooge hoping that we will react in the same way, ‘no beggars implored him to bestow a trifle, no children asked him what o’clock it was’. This shows us that Scrooge has a threatening presence so people would try and avoid him.
The poet has done this on purpose to set the dark mood for the rest of the poem where Medusa talks about her anger. The disturbing physical appearance of Medusa creates a sense of horror. She is said to be ‘foul mouthed’ and ‘foul tongued’, as well as ‘yellow fanged’. The repetition of ‘foul’ creates an unpleasant image of the women and the word ‘fanged’ makes her seem monstrous. Medusa is described in a very negative manner.
1. Literary Analysis In the given passage of Night by Elie Wiesel, the tone of agitation and despondence the author emits are reinforced by the hopeless connotation given off by the diction and through the unsettling imagery upon arrival at the concentration camp. The scene the speaker witnesses on the first night at the camp is so shocking that it is imprinted on his mind for life. Having been so quickly exposed to the horrors that lie within the concentration camps deeply impacted the speaker and so the author heightens this feeling with the powerful diction which functions to highly appeal to the senses. This specific passage is a turning point in the speaker’s life, as he encounters the cruel reality of a world he’ll be forced to live in and so leaves in him a terrible memory which he will never be able to forget.
“The beauty of the dream vanished and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart.” As the reader acknowledges this it give a nauseating impression towards Victor, but also a shocking undisguised impression of hatred. In chapter 11 we learn to understand Frankenstein when he narrates his flashback. “In my joy I thrust my hand
He then takes us back to the dark night full of nightmares and beasts. Overall, his poem is definitely not bright and cheerful. It mostly describes someone’s nightmare. However, because of his provocative words, the readers cannot help but fall deep into this horrifying world Yeats created. Moreover, as for “Leda and the Swan”, seems even more disturbing than “the Second Coming”.
In the Sassoon’s poem “Aftermath,” he explains war as something that can never be forgotten. The distasteful thought haunts everyone to the point where war completely takes over the human mind. He documented the war environment as something that was unbearable to live at. Waking up next to a fellow member and seeing their body decay was worrisome. The rats crawling everywhere because the environment was not clean and unsanitary was frightening to see.