Early in Macbeth, one is introduced to the use of negative imagery and the portrayal nature as a theme. In the beginning of the play, one is already able to understand the bad events taking place within the scene: (All Witches) When shall we three meet again? In thunder, lightning, or in rain? When the hurly- burly’s done, When the battle’s lost, and won. That will ere the set of sun.
In the first stanza the narrator talks about how the night wind enters his life. In the first stanza the narrator mentions the following phrase “All the worlds I have known and through al the lives I have led”, this line may be used to suggest that the wind helped him delve deeper into his past life. Recollection of past lives has commonly been used in literature to foreshadow change, based on this observation it can be stated that this particular phrase foreshadows that wind that the narrator talks about will bring about change in the narrator. This idea of change can be backed up by the use of the theme of motion in the first stanza. The narrator uses words like “departing”, “ restless”, “impatient”, “races” all in the last sentence of the stanza, it can be noted that all these pronouns are word describing motion, and as motion is known to bring about change it backs the idea that the narrator would bring about change in his life as the poem.
Setting is achieved through the use of stage directions, characters words and their actions. For example the opening stage direction of ‘Macbeth’ is “thunder and lightning”. This sets a mysterious mood for the audience and also shows that evil things will happen throughout the play, this meets the expectations of the contemporary audience, as Shakespeare intended. On the other hand, Dickens’ ‘Oliver Twist’ is a highly structured episode of prose. Physical setting is achieved through detailed and interesting language choices, describing both the characters and time period.
I do feel that Hemingway’s simple vocabulary and direct narration would make his writing more accessible to a greater number of people at all age levels, as opposed to Ethan Frome, which would likely appeal to those who could read through a more diverse, complex vocabulary and narrative style. The dramatic change in setting from the scorching Caribbean Sea to the frozen, snow-covered hill of Starkfield created some startling revelations for me. In fact, I feel that the setting is part of what makes Ethan Frome so effective. Wharton goes to great lengths to make sure that Ethan’s love for Mattie is the only warmth in a frigid, cold, and bitter experience. The technique of setting creates a stark contrast that makes the novel a success.
The atmosphere is quite supernatural. A form of imagery is created threw the descriptive language in the opening scene e.g. ‘fog and filthy air’. The reader is left thinking who Macbeth is after being introduced to the witches and their characters. 2) Explain the meaning of the witches line “fair is foul, and foul is fair” (Act 1, scene 1, line 11) * The line ‘fair is foul and foul is fair’ is an exploitment of opposites.
Symbols help the reader relate to what happens in any certain novel. William Golding uses so many significant symbols in his novel Lord of the Flies in order to make the reader feel closer to the island and all its inhabitants. Three of the most significant themes in Lord of the Flies are; Hope and Rescue, The Beast, and Civility vs. Barbarity. These themes each have several symbols to represent them, the symbols in Lord of the Flies make it easier to understand and therefore easier for the audience to relate. The theme of hope and rescue is prominent throughout the entire novel Lord of the Flies.
Brady Dittmar Bennett Honors American Literature 25 March 2015 Literary Analysis of “The Fall of the House of Usher” Literary techniques come in many forms and Romantic authors use them in different ways for different reasons. These techniques like foreshadowing, allusions, imagery, parallelism, and symbolism are very important to any piece of writing. Edgar Allan Poe used these methods in his writing, especially in his short story “The Fall of the House of Usher.” Poe uses literary techniques to makes the tale more interesting and meaningful to the reader. Those literary practices are what crafts “The Fall of the House of Usher” into the vividly horrifying story that it is famous for being, and Poe uses symbolism, foreshadowing, which coalesce to create a dismal tone to fulfill this purpose. Poe includes a multitude of symbols in his writing, and “The Fall of the House of Usher” is no exception to this.
By looking more in depth at this opening to the novella we should see how Steinbeck succeeds in engaging the reader. In the first line of the novella, the author writes that the place is set ‘A few miles south of Soledad’. This is an interesting and clever choice of location since ‘Soledad’ is Spanish for the word loneliness and this is one of the major themes running throughout the whole novella. However if the reader does not understand this translation in the first line of the book, a key point may be missed. It was written during the ‘Great American
Write about the way Rossetti aims to make the beginning of Goblin Market exciting. In Goblin Market by Christina Rossetti metre, imagery, repetition along with other structure, language and form techniques are used to make the beginning of the poem exciting. In the first line of stanza one, Rossetti uses contrast to excite the reader with “Morning and evening”. The word “Morning” could represent a force of good as light represents innocence while “evening” represents a force of evil. This sets the tone of the poem suggesting that there is a struggle between good and evil creating a sense of anticipation, the reader wanting to find out which side prevails.
I plan on discovering and revealing possible connections between symbolisms, how the story conveys it's meaning through these symbolisms and why this method of describing the characters attributes can be much more effective than a dull, ineffective direct approach. In "Hills Like White Elephants", Ernest Hemingway truly captures the depiction of the character's inner lives through describing natural scenery and landscapes. Hemingway uses several different writing techniques to create a powerful impression on the audience such as the irony, setting, character attributes and perspective. Although these components have a powerful effect on Hemingway’s audience it does not leave as strong of an impression that the complex symbolism and passive underlying tones in the dialog do; , developing for the reader a strong sense of perspective and understanding that Hemingway was longing to convey to his audience. The title “Hills Like White Elephants” continuously relays a strong message by the use of repetitively mentioning the whiteness of the hills throughout the text.