Aspects of your childhood still affect the way you are in your later years; it’s clearly revealed in the excerpt of The Boat by Alistair Macleod. Through the use of imagery, tone, metaphors, everyday language, symbolisms, and repetition of different colors illustrates the life of a grieving old man. The narrator conveys the hardship of lonely, sad, and mental difficulties through the man’s life in this excerpt. As he is lonely his past haunts him yearning to relive his youth. This implies that having family and friends brings life, joy and cheerfulness into people’s life.
Some could argue that smell doesn’t always necessarily bring back a memory. For example if you enter a building or space you have never been in before it may not trigger a certain memory like other buildings are able to. Some could also argue that vision is greater in producing a fond memory more so than smell because some people may be more drawn to a certain object such as a toy that is able to trigger a negative or positive memory from their childhood. On page 293, Pallasmaa also says “Why do abandoned houses always have the same hollow smell? Is it because the particular smell is stimulated by emptiness observed by the eye?
Keats uses dialogue to tell the story, by using dialogue it allows the reader to connect more with the characters and give the story more realism. Also the voices used in the story can help establish character traits, and so are a part of characterisation, but they also enable Keats to give the readers information. The phrases “My Madeline! Sweet dreamer! Lovely bride!” bring the story into the present tense and the use of short sentences make the words more powerful.
How does Hill create atmosphere with her description of Eel Marsh House? Hill creates atmosphere with her description of EMH largely with the descriptions given by Kipps. Because the reader is following Kipps’ descriptions, our opinions of the house and the setting change as his do, thereby involving the reader successfully. Initially, the house is a safe place for Kipps, and a place where he feels much better than in the ‘oppressive fog’ of London; his first description of EMH is ‘gaunt, but handsome’, which is very optimistic. Hill further builds up a calm atmosphere by expressing Kipps’ admiration of the house, with the quotes ‘I rather liked this lonely spot’ and his description ‘isolated, uncompromising, but also…handsome’.
The fact that the reader is able to get a strong sense of what the Duke is like, is testament to Browning’s skilful use of the dramatic monologue form, coupled with effective word choice and imagery. I found the use of the dramatic monologue particularly effective in creating a convincing portrayal of the character of the duke as it allowed me to feel that I could judge a character with no interference from the writer. Of course, the fact that I felt this way is indicative of Browning’s successful use of the form as nonetheless, the character of the Duke is his creation. Furthermore, while Browning uses the highly regular form of iambic pentameter with lines arranged into rhyming couplets, he successfully employs the technique of enjambment to allow the poem to adopt a speech like rhythm. This is effective as it makes the conversation seem more realistic, portraying the character in a more convincing and acceptable way.
How do the poems ’10 Mary Street’ and ‘Feliks Scrzynecki’ explore the impact of home and family on belonging? Reflecting back on his past, poet Peter Skrzynecki explores the positive impacts of home and family on belonging. In his poems ‘10 Mary Street’ and ‘Feliks Skrzynecki’, Skrzynecki retells the story of the persona’s childhood through the perspective of an adult. This allows for the responder to understand the persona’s feelings and emotions about his past and about what it means to belong. While ’10 Mary Street’ explores the importance of the family and the family home on belonging, ‘Feliks Skrzynecki’ portrays family and culture as important aspects of belonging.
In the short story "There will come soft rains" , the literary devices are kept constant throughout, to help the reader understand the point that Rad Bradbury is trying to get across. These literary devices such as: adjectives, similes, metaphors, and inferencings help make the story very descriptive adn more understandable by the readers. Stories with literary devices like these help you picture the setting from a much better point of view finally these literary devices change the story in various ways. In the story, "There will come soft rains", adjectives occur very often, such as the following "From attic trapdoors, blind robot faces peered down with faucet mouths gushing green chemical". This quote is a very good example of an adjective, because it is very descriptive and vivid which helps the reader picturize this.
The Simple Gift- Steven Herrick Steven Herrick has portrayed rich descriptions of belonging in his verse novel ‘The simple gift’. The verse novel allows the story to be told through first person by three main characters perspectives Billy, Old Bill and Caitlin. This makes an effect on the responders to get direct connection with the characters thoughts and build appreciation to each of the characters personalities, concepts and decisions. The economy of words used by Herrick makes the text basic and understandable in very few words, also the structure of the novel impacts the readers’ interpretation of belonging by supplying a summary and an insight of what the chapter will include using pictures and extracts on each chapter title. The
A sense of being that will draw the reader or listener in, as if they themselves were in the story, helping them to feel the surroundings of the character within the pages of the book. And having an imagistic style in the way you write it a very helpful tool. An example of this tool being used is in the novel The Great Gatsby. The Author: Francis Scott Fitzgerald exerts his strength for imagination, with contrasting moods and bubbling atmosphere, and in the end creates a resplendent tale. His story is about a misunderstood man who truly craves a fulfilled life.
Apples & Oranges There are multiple ways to write a story. One approach fills your head with such atmosphere that you know exactly where the character is going and can picture the area around this narrator. Doing this can ground you into the story and guide you along as it progresses. Another approach would be to give you enough information so that you know what’s going on but not so much that you linger on events or atmosphere. This story can put you in a place and then push you briskly through the story as you read it.