I strongly disagree with the first student author that the speaker is questioning his manhood that is indicated by the use of the words “queer” and “pretty”. I believe that this student took the words too literal and needs to remember that this story was written a long time and the language was different. The speaker does not feel insecure about his identity as a man; he is using “pretty” to describe the woods and queer to describe the moment. “Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening” uses literary devices to stress the importance of particular parts in the poem. Repetition was used in the last two lines to indicate that the narrator has miles to go before he can sleep; by using repetition Frost was able to show the importance of the meaning of these two last lines which is that the speaker must stop enjoying the beauty of nature because he doesn’t know when this opportunity will come again and it’s a long road ahead.
Gender and coming out: p.11-14 4.Conclusion: p. 14 As our literature has changed so greatly over the past century, an interesting story which still meets the expectations of the new age has become a rather rare thing. Writing about important concerns of our time- gender, racism and alienation- appears to be considered sophisticated enough only if exerting a certain sterile aura. Cold neon light on rainy night streets, lonely single households saturated with inner dialogue, colourless sex and relationships are among the images and means preferred by writers (and critics) in portraying the last couple of decades. Why, even reading a celebrated modernist like Douglas Copland, who describes alienation among nowadays people so well, can give one the feeling of digesting a plastic bag instead of something juicy, like the mockingbird of Harper Lee, say. And while the sterile taste should be a deliberate effect of Copland's and many others, it is not easy for the average reader to familiarize with it.
Edward Scissorhands “Edward Scissorhands” may seem like just a regular romantic comedy, or ‘forbidden love’ movie, but it is much more than that. It has many underlying messages. “Edward Scissorhands” is a movie that has many clichés, metaphors, motifs, and symbols. The symbolism in this film relates to the various themes of this movie. Clichés are expressions, ideas, or elements that have become overused and are losing its original meaning, or effect.
However, as McCarron states, this lack of interest is only apparent; reading Lord of the Flies a world dominated by wars, barbarism and evil instinct reveals, notions that characterized the Second World War. The novel is full of symbols. Even the main characters symbolize certain positive or negative values. In the following the symbols of civilization used in the novel will be presented. It will be also interesting to observe what each symbol means for Piggy, the Reason, Jack, the Savage and Ralph, the one somewhere in between.
As one retired stage driver remarked, "Guess he's been in Starkfield too many winters. Most of the smart ones get away." The statement by Harmon Gow, a resident of Starkfield, relates to Ethan Frome, the protagonist of the novel, Ethan Frome. This book pieces together the enigmatic life of a man bound by the shackles of silence and isolation. By deftly heightening suspense and foreshadowing plot, Edith Wharton explores nature's degeneration ofhuman spirit and vitality.
The style of Kafka’s writing is humorous but dark. His writings even coined a word listed in the dictionary as Kafkaesque. “So ubiquitous is Kafka’s legacy that the word “Kafkaesque” has been introduced into the English language. The adjective refers to anything suggestive of Kafka, especially his nightmarish type of narration, I which characters lack a clear course of action, the ability to see beyond immediate events, and the possibility of escape. The term’s meaning has transcended the literary realm to apply to real-life occurrences and situations that are incomprehensibly complex, bizarre or illogical.” Pg 182 What that basically means it that it describes a nightmarish situation which most people could relate to but very surreal there also seems to be an evil component that is like a shadow out of the corner of your eye.
A Macabre Life NAME TEACHER Technical Writing PERIOD April 3, 2007 A Macabre Life Thesis Statement: One is capable of only imagining the things that Edgar Allan Poe has, throughout his deeply saddening and depressing time here on Earth, brought to life in his writing by simply printing in words different sections and scenarios of his ambiguous life. I. Literature A. Different way of writing B. A good author II.
Where there would usually be prepositional phrase “ lashing off of the boy” there is now a verb phrase as the main component of the phrase is “lashing”. The prepositional phrase has been compressed into one non standard English word. This is typical of the Scottish accent and dialect and provides some context to the novel. The reference to Jean Claude Damn is a cultural reference which can be used to entice the reader to carry on reading as it is someone can all relate to as as he is a familiar icon within popular culture. The use of jargon also relates to the reader and the swear words make the text a lot less formal which is relative to the context of the novel.
Throughout our lifetime, every individual goes through a journey, which encounters the positives and negatives within the world. Journeys discover the perception of the world we live in and we reveal the imperfections and exquisiteness of life. Rothwell and Brooks offer two contrasting perspectives on how they view the world. They express different beliefs through their use of language and faced challenges from experiences journeys. As Rothwell feels that one cannot write with persuasion about a country, which has not been travelled or explored to its furthest capabilities, Brooks believes one can express emotions through literature by imagination.
Prose Passage based question on “Tyres” by Adam Thorpe: Comment closely on ways the following passage presents the experience of living in wartime Throughout this essay, I will be commenting on narrative features, on the literary sources and on the context of a passage based on “Tyres”. Thorpe emphasizes the contrast between the ordinariness and usualness such as working on cars, changing tyres, a developing relationship, compared to extraordinariness such as the WWII and German occupation in order to create a small distressing story of war. To begin with, the narrative portrays the tension of German-occupied France during the WWII, where relationships were worried and stressed. Little could be openly communicated and suspicion was widespread. The brutality and harshness of war suddenly interfered in the middle of the story with the killing of the suspected members of the French Resistance movement, the Maquis.