This particular lottery actually has intentions of hurting people and taking their lives. Shirley Jackson plays with the audience’s mind creating various moods throughout the story. In the beginning paragraph, Shirley Jackson starts the story off with a bright and festive mood. “The morning of June 27th was clear and sunny, with the fresh warmth of a full summer day; the flowers were blossoming profusely and the grass was richly green. The people of the village began to gather in the bank, around ten o’clock;” Thereis a feeling that the mood will continue to either get better or stay the same.
Summer 2014 I was able to purchase a bouncy castle for the children to play on whilst in the garden & it was a huge success! On the flip side of that, a week later, when we had the really hot weather, I couldn’t have known that the paddling pool would develop a puncture after just day one of full usage, but luckily I had made any purchases wisely & have money left to put towards a new one within 48 hrs. The children were also part of the discussion as to
In the story “Searching for Summer,” by Joan Aiken, the importance of appreciating sunlight is a key theme in the story. When I read the story, I also noticed other themes. One theme was that--even if it is too late to bring back the past, it is not too late to protect and preserve what still exists--referring to protecting the cottage’s sunny location from Mr. Noakes’ plans for a resort. Another theme was that one good turn deserves another. At the beginning of the story, we learn that the world’s sky was covered with clouds years after bombs have been banned.
In Annie Dillard’s, Stunt Pilot, the exemplifying degenerative factors of life are not only minimized but overcome by the metaphorical idealization of freedom. To begin, the reader can infer quite early on in the essay that the Spring season has just begun with this quote from page 181, “The sky did not darken until ten o’clock or so, and it never got very dark. Your life parted and opened in the sunlight. You tossed your dark winter routines, thought up mad projects, and improvised everything from hour to hour.” Dillard uses this shift of season early on in the essay to give way to an overtone of new comings, fresh beginnings, liveliness, new found hope and, even more importantly, the essay’s main focus, Dave Rahm. Repeatedly throughout the essay Rahm’s intriguing, almost divine, personal attributes are brought to light.
First of all, I interpreted the meaning of “white nights” to mean the long daylight hours, or the presence of the season of summer. The theme of happiness is brought out several times in the story. “…however old you are…and suddenly you know that there’s no greater happiness than to be here, even when you’re so old you’re beyond walking…” is one of the lines in the extract, line 19, 22 and 23. This element of happiness was brought out to me by the fact that even during these tough times, when they were going through murder and things like being overruled, when summer appears; it is as if everyone forgets their problems, even for a little while. The author also uses words such as “…the words didn’t matter.
While the leadership and system of government in France had to change, so did the calendar. Unlike the Gregorian calendar which starts its year in the middle of winter, the French calendar logically decided to begin their years at the first day of autumn. The French also decided to make even ten day weeks with just one day of rest in order to increase productivity and boost the economy. Also unlike the Gregorian calendar, the French calendar’s months were aptly named to account for the climate of that time of year. For example, March 21-April 19’s month name translates to Month of New Growth and the next month translates to Month of Flowers.
“Remember the suns birth at dawn.” (L4) This personification is saying not to forget how the sun rises. It also means don’t take for granted that you have another day to live and express yourself. “Remember the plants, trees, animal life who all have their tribes, families, their histories. Talk to them, listen to them. They are alive poems.” (L14-16) This personification says to remember mother nature because without it you wouldn’t be able to live and breathe.
But the fair lord's is of another sort, for it "shall not fade" - the poet is eternalizing the fair lord's beauty in his verse, in these "eternal lines." Note the financial imagery ("summer's lease") and the use of anaphora (the repetition of opening words) in lines 6-7, 10-11, and 13-14. Also note that May (line 3) was an early summer
Also, a vast majority of months receive the maximum of 8/9 sunshine hours per day; so good weather isn’t restrictive to the summer months. Although rainfall tends to increase in the hottest months, similar temperatures in winter mean that weather is one of the most contributing factors in enticing visitors all year round. Added to such tropical climates are the stunning stretches of beaches, so wherever you are, there will be a beach in close proximity. These beaches are all gently sloping and therefore sandy, which is evidence of a typically depositional coastline, formed by constructive waves adding fine sediments. This makes the Florida beaches attractive to tourists.
It is a very simple and beautiful poem with an enchanting tone. This poem is an ode to spring and to the maturing of young girl into women, which was a perfect comparison and communicated the message of the poem very well. In this poem, the author describes all the different changes that take place as the spring season arrives. The grass is greener, the flowers are blossoming, the moon is pale, and the twilights are striking. These are all things that we associate with the spring season.