Chapter 10 1. The definition of Tone is a particular quality, way of sounding, modulation, or intonation of the voice as expressive of some meaning, feeling, spirit, etc. The tone of a poem is roughly equivalent to the mood it creates in the reader. Think of an actor reading a line such as "I could kill you." He can read it in a few different ways: If he thinks the proper tone is murderous anger, he might scream the line and cause the veins to bulge in his neck.
‘Shade our eyes’ can refer to the fact that the mask eyes which are known as the window to the soul. So by shading your eyes, you are therefore blocking the window to your soul. ‘With torn and bleeding hearts we smile, and mouth with myriad subtleties’ is illustrating that even though their heart is bleeding, they have to endure the pain and smile in order to portray false emotions well. The last two lines of the first stanza, “Nay, let them only see us, while we wear the mask” suggests to me that Dunbar is basically saying, don’t let your guard down for anyone; don’t allow anyone to see
In both 'Half-caste' and 'Unrelated Incident', we see that the poets feel discriminated against because of a slight difference in their colour or accent. In 'Half-caste' John Agard is purposely trying to emphasize that people think that because he is half-caste he must be inferior to them and only half of a person. He does this by repeating the word 'half' many times throughout the poem. He also goes onto mock the thought of him being 'half' of anything: 'half of mih ear...mih eye...a hand'. He then contrasts this by repeating 'de whole of' three times.
The poet quickly erases this false image of a soldier replacing it with a description of a ‘beggar’. The second verse greatly enhances my understanding of war by using conflict, danger and death. The poet achieves this by creating a sense of urgency. The first words of the second verse are “GAS! Gas!
Peace-keeping lies are lies told to avoid argument or problems and keep harm away from everyone. Viorst says "I tell these lies at times, and yet I always feel they're wrong. I understand why we tell them, but still they feel wrong." I agree with her because I find myself doing the same thing and end up feeling guilty as if I'm doing something I normally wouldn't do. If one had plans doing something or needs to be somewhere and they didn't make it or do what they were supposed to do, of course they are going to lie and make up some sort of excuse, that's just being
In the third stanza Kröte is playing purposely to bore the audience, who he knows cannot appreciate what he is playing. The use of the word ‘blur’ shows this, as the audience perceives Kröte’s playing as incomprehensible. The word 'blur' also illustrates how deceiving Kröte is and how ignorant the audience is, as he can ingeniously cover up a mistake with a 'dubious trill'. Having the fourth stanza begin with ‘of something better left alone’ also emphasises how the audience is not willing to discuss and evaluate the music, lest they reveal their ignorance of it. Harwood then says ‘They suffer’, emphasised by the short syntax.
Arniesha Learson 3-23-10 ENG101 “The Ways We Lie” Lying is a form of deception, an untruthful statement, especially with the intent to deceive others. We all lie in many different ways and we may or may not do it intentionally. Some lie because we want to avoid small or important things. Lying is morally and ethically wrong and it is used to avert unnecessary conflict. There are many ways of lying.
There are a few individuals, however, who have acknowledged the inhumanity going on, and they are the ones who walk away from Omelas. They know that the treatment of this child is not worth the happiness that they have had. In this way, they are the heroes of Le Guin’s story because they are willing to give up their happiness for the sake of someone else. They could not live in a place and be happy with the knowledge that their happiness is to product of someone else’s misery. The theme of Rand’s “Anthem” is just the opposite.
Brave New World Personal Analysis Near the end of my book I found this quote that made me think a different way of the whole book and life in general. The quote is: ‘But I like the inconveniences.’ ‘We don’t,’ said the Controller. ‘We prefer to do things comfortably.’ ‘But I don’t want comfort, I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom ,I want goodness. I want sin’ ‘In fact’ said Mustapha Mond, ‘You’re claiming the right to be unhappy.’ ‘All right then,’ said the savage defiantly, ‘I’m claiming the right to be unhappy’ (240). John or also known as The Savage really like how all the factors of positives and negatives in life which life is worth living for.
Each canto consists of one heroic couplet followed by another. The use of flawless iambic pentameter and a perfect AABB rhyme scheme is consistent throughout the poem however, when Pope differs from this meter and rhyme he is emphasizing a word or idea in that line. By doing this Pope effortlessly guides the reader through the poem while allowing them to see how he perceives things. Pope summarizes the poem in the first two lines when he states, “What dire offense from amorous causes springs, What mighty contests rise from trivial things.” The powerful diction used in the first line gives the reader the idea that something huge and terrible is going to happen. This idea is taken away in the second line when Pope says that trivial things are the cause this horrible event.