Use Of Metaphor

Ballad of Birmingham
Ballad of Birmingham
Ballad of Birmingham In the poem Ballad of Birmingham, by Dudley Randall, written in 1969, Mr. Randall uses of irony to describes the events of the mothers decision, and also her concern for the welfare of her darling little child. It seems odd that this child would even know what a freedom march is, but this would be considered normal back in the early 1960's, when Mr. Martin Luther King Jr. had rallies and freedom marches to free the African American people from discrimination and segregation
Iago
Iago
Iago When Shakespeare attempted to create the ultimate villain (and I must say he was stunningly successful), Iago was the result. This cunningly evil character always keeps the audience guessing at his true personality until he has the opportunity to plan in solitude or so gracefully manipulate an inferior intellect that he can let his true colors shine while preserving his image. Such is the case in act I, scene III, when he recites to Roderigo a beautifully worded speech revealing his true
Anais Nin
Anais Nin
Anais Nin Anais Nin was a passionate woman, not only in her works but also in her life. The fact that she lived life to the fullest is what made her books so intriguing. Although her diaries were a chronicle of her experience, her fiction showed the reader sides of her while displaying everyone's innermost desires. In her own words Nin says, the role of the writer is not to say what we can all say, but what we are unable to say (Rollins), and she does exactly that. For this reason her works ta
C S Lewis
C S Lewis
C. S. Lewis C. S. Lewis, a well-known author and apologist, is best known by people of all ages for his seven volume series entitled The Chronicles of Narnia. As Lewis wrote about the land of Narnia, an imaginary world visited by children of this world, he had two obvious purposes: to entertain the readers and to suggest analogies of the Christian faith. Although some feel that his stories are violent, Lewis is successful at using fiction to open peoples’ hearts to accepting Christ as their Savi
Stanley Renshons' High Hopes Clinton's Actions
Stanley Renshons' High Hopes Clinton's Actions
Stanley Renshons' High Hopes: Clinton's Actions Throughout Stanley Renshons' book, High Hopes: The Clinton Presidency and the Politics of Ambition, the president's ability to govern has to do with three main concepts: ambition, courage, and integrity. Proving this, Renshon believes that the presidents psychology explains everything. By examining the range of choices available to the president as well as those he selects, both within and across circumstances, one can begin to discern the underly
International Relations Of Asia
International Relations Of Asia
International Relations Of Asia STRATEGIC GEOMETRY This is the only region in the world where so many combinations and permutations of two- three and four- and even two plus four or three plus three- power games can be played on the regional chessboard with all their complexities and variations. introduction The concept of strategic geometry comprises the notion that that the interactions and interconnections between a number of political actors within a particular system of international rela
The Different Conceptions of the Veil in The Souls of Black Folk
The Different Conceptions of the Veil in The Souls of Black Folk
The Different Conceptions of the Veil in The Souls of Black Folk For now we see through a glass, darkly -Isiah 25:7 W.E.B. Du Bois's Souls of Black Folk, a collection of autobiographical and historical essays contains many themes. There is the theme of souls and their attainment of consciousness, the theme of double consciousness and the duality and bifurcation of black life and culture; but one of the most striking themes is that of the veil. The veil provides a link between the 14 seeming
Catcher in the Rye Holden and His Phony Family
Catcher in the Rye Holden and His Phony Family
Catcher in the Rye - Holden and His Phony Family The protagonist, Holden Caulfield, interacts with many people throughout J.D. Salinger’s novel The Catcher in the Rye, but probably none have as much impact on him as certain members of his immediate family. The ways Holden acts around or reacts to the various members of his family give the reader a direct view of Holden’s philosophy surrounding each member. How do Holden’s different opinions of his family compare and do his views constitute
The essay The Role of the Teacher written by Irving Layton reviews t
The essay The Role of the Teacher written by Irving Layton reviews t
The essay The Role of the Teacher written by Irving Layton reviews the current state of our ever criticized school system. The author shows us how we view the problems of the school system and explains how and why we place blame on teachers. He shows how penny-pinching school boards(p145) are the real ones to blame and not the teaches whom are the easiest to confront. A feeling has grown that schools and universities are not achieving that which they were intended: namely , the enrichment
One and the Same
One and the Same
One and the Same Walt Whitman asks himself and the reader of the poem, Crossing Brooklyn Ferry, what significance a person's life holds in the scope of densely populated planet. The poem explores the difficulties of discovering the relevance of life. The methods that helped Whitman grasp his own idea of the importance of life are defined with some simple yet insightful and convincing observations. By living under and for the standards of others, a person can never live a fulfilling life. Dist
In The Martial Chronicals Ray Bradbury provides a glimpse into the fut
In The Martial Chronicals Ray Bradbury provides a glimpse into the fut
In The Martial Chronicals, Ray Bradbury provides a glimpse into the future that not only looks at people from a technological standpoint, but from a human one as well. His well crafted, almost poetic stories are science fiction in setting only. They put much more emphasis on the apathy and inhumanity of modern society, rather than the technology. (Bryfonski, 68) Ray Dougless Bradbury was born on August 22, 1920 to Leonard Spaulding and Ester Bradbury in Waukegan, Illinois. He began his writing
All Quiet on the Western Front is a graphic depiction of the horrors o
All Quiet on the Western Front is a graphic depiction of the horrors o
All Quiet on the Western Front is a graphic depiction of the horrors of war. In the short note before Chapter One, Remarque lets the reader know exactly what themes he intends. War is a savage and gratuitous evil, war is unnatural, and war is responsible for the destruction of an entire generation. Remarque is very clear on the strength of his themes, and uses graphic imagery to convey to the reader the physical and psychological impact that war has on humanity. But Remarque uses more than grap
In Ode to the West Wind Percy Bysshe Shelley tries to gain transcend
In Ode to the West Wind Percy Bysshe Shelley tries to gain transcend
In Ode to the West Wind, Percy Bysshe Shelley tries to gain transcendence, for he shows that his thoughts, like the winged seeds (7) are trapped. The West Wind acts as a driving force for change and rejuvenation in the human and natural world. Shelley views winter not just as last phase of vegetation but as the last phase of life in the individual, the imagination, civilization and religion. Being set in Autumn, Shelley observes the changing of the weather and its effects on the internal an
British Literature Essay
British Literature Essay
British Literature Essay Death is inevitable and what happens after death will always be a mystery to the living. For this reason, the afterlife has always been a topic which artists have chosen to explore in their works. Throughout the chronology of British literature, artists have used society’s views as a basis to examine the afterlife, and look at it in new ways. The afterlife has been a theme in British Literature from the Anglo-Saxon period of Beowulf to the twentieth century writings of
Elizabeth Bishop's skill as a poet can be clearly seen in the thought-
Elizabeth Bishop's skill as a poet can be clearly seen in the thought-
Elizabeth Bishop's skill as a poet can be clearly seen in the thought-provoking poem entitled Filling Station. She paints the different language levels of poetry with the skill of an artist-- she seems to have an eye for detail as she contrasts the dark and dim reference of a filling station to a more homey, pleasant atmosphere. Bishop aptly arranges her words and expressions through the language devices of voice and metaphor. In Filling Station, Bishop uses tone of voice brilliantly, through t
For Whom the Bell Tolls
For Whom the Bell Tolls
For Whom the Bell Tolls Few subjects can be discussed with more insightfulness and curiosity than death. The unpredictability and grimness of it are conveyed well in Karl Shapiro's poem, Auto Wreck. The poem starts with a description of an ambulance rushing to the scene of a crash, and hurriedly gathering up the victims and rushing them away. The aftermath of the police investigation that follows leaves the crowd gathered around the scene to explore privately and individually a range of feeli
Jane Eyre tells the story of a woman progressing on the path towards a
Jane Eyre tells the story of a woman progressing on the path towards a
Jane Eyre tells the story of a woman progressing on the path towards acceptance. Throughout her journey, Jane comes across many obstacles. Male dominance proves to be the biggest obstacle at each stop of Jane's journey: Gateshead Hall, Lowood Institution, Thornfield Manor, Moor House, and Ferndean Manor. Through the progression of the story, Jane slowly learns how to understand and control her repression. I will be analyzing Janes stops at Thornfield Manor and Moor House for this is where she m
Arturo Menendez
Arturo Menendez
Arturo Menendez Per 3 A.P. English 4/26/96 Ms. Salesky King's Works: An Analysis Martin Luther King Jr., one of the greatest speakers for the Black civil rights movement, had written many great works in his time. Two of his pieces stand out as his greatest works, Letter from Birmingham City Jail; a letter written from a jail in Birmingham where he was arrested for demonstrating peacefully, to clergymen who didn't agree with his views, and I Have a Dream; a speech given by King in front of the W
A Liberal Arts Education
A Liberal Arts Education
A Liberal Arts Education A liberal arts education provides students with a broad spectrum of information enabling them to expand knowledge and to advance society in a positive direction. This universal education provides a strong foundation of knowledge in many subjects. The students can observe the strengths and capabilities, as well as the limitations of each field of study. This allows the students to find connections between diverse fields of study, to explore them, and to discover new theo
About the author
About the author
About the author Sir William Golding (1911-1993), was an English novelist who wrote exciting adventure stories who deal with the conflict between mind and instinct. William Gerald Golding was born in St. Columb Minor, in Cornwall. He was knighted in 1988. His novels are moral fables that reveal how dangerous and destructive human brings may be unless they are restrained by conscience. Golding won the 1983 Nobel Prize for literature. His most famous book, Lord of the flies tells of a group of
Simon the Christ Figure
Simon the Christ Figure
Simon, the Christ Figure References to various religions in novels are made to help the author illustrate to the reader the situation in which he has placed his characters. In The Lord of the Flies, William Golding uses biblical allusion to enhance the reader's perspective on the story. In events and metaphors, the character Simon stands out as the Christ figure, and the Beast plays the part of the Devil. As Simon is out walking, he comes across a group of small children trying to reach fruit h
RAGE
RAGE
RAGE By Josh Manning Bell 2 The main reason I chose the word rage is because o of my favorite musical groups is named Rage against the machine. In searching this word I decided to find out why they called themselves Rage Against the Machine. The reason they called themselves by that name is because their rage comes out against certain government issues and the governments power. They are also raged against certain court cases where government power succeeds over all. Even though it’s wrong ther
Religious Persecution
Religious Persecution
Religious Persecution: An underlying theme in The Lord of the Flies Like many excellent works, William Golding's novel, The Lord of the Flies can be read on many different levels. It is possible to read the book literally, as a mere story about boys marooned on an island. It is also possible to read the book as an indictment of the nature of man - as being pure evil without society's boundaries. A further analysis of The Lord of The Flies reveals something else - the novel has many references t
The Romantic sonnet holds in its topics the ideals of the time period
The Romantic sonnet holds in its topics the ideals of the time period
The Romantic sonnet holds in its topics the ideals of the time period, concentrating on emotion, nature, and the expression of nothing. The Romantic era was one that focused on the commonality of humankind and, while using emotion and nature, the poets and their works shed light on people’s universal natures. In Charlotte Smith’s Sonnet XII - Written on the Sea Shore, the speaker of the poem embodies two important aspects of Romantic work in relating his or her personal feelings and emotion
Q If the book did not evoke any past memories or associations do you c
Q If the book did not evoke any past memories or associations do you c
Q: If the book did not evoke any past memories or associations, do you consider it literature? Based on which other criteria? I. I did not make a very clear connection with the text at all during my reading of it. Rosenblat said The readers attention to the text activates certain elements in his past experience-external reference, internal response-that have become linked with the verbal symbols. This rang true to me for, as I was plodding through the text, I saw a well crafted story with imp
Secret Lion
Secret Lion
Secret Lion The first passage is a simile. This can be supported by its definition. A simile means comparing two essentially unlike things through the use of a specific word. The passage is comparing junior high school to a roaring lion. You can see that junior high school is not like a lion itself but it is being compared to one. The second passage is a personification. Personification means that something nonhuman is given human qualities. The passage states, Nature seemed to keep pushing us
Romeo and Juliet Essay
Romeo and Juliet Essay
Romeo and Juliet Essay To express his view of good and evil in every man, William Shakespeare writes lines that Friar Laurence reveals in the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet which compare man to plants, focusing on the common trait they hold of having two contrasting components in their being. Throughout history, there has always been a conflict with the view of goodness and evilness in man. The philosopher Plato believed that man was born with a natural depravity and was basically an untrained ani
William Shakespeare in his Sonnet 73 and Sonnet 116 sets forth his vis
William Shakespeare in his Sonnet 73 and Sonnet 116 sets forth his vis
William Shakespeare, in his Sonnet 73 and Sonnet 116, sets forth his vision of the unchanging, persistent and immovable nature of true love. According to Shakespeare, love is truly till death do us part, and possibly beyond. Physical infirmity, the ravages of age, or even one's partner's inconstancy have no effect upon the affections of one who sincerely loves. His notion of love is not a romantic one in which an idealized vision of a lover is embraced. Instead he recognizes the weaknesses to
I MADE A MISTAKE THIS WAS AN A BUT IT IS FROM GOVERNMENT AND POLITIC
I MADE A MISTAKE THIS WAS AN A BUT IT IS FROM GOVERNMENT AND POLITIC
I MADE A MISTAKE: THIS WAS AN A BUT IT IS FROM GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS>>>MY FLOPPY FOR THE OTHER DIED!!! SORRY Metaphors that Justify War by Kevin Steiner Truth Uncloaked Do you think we had all the information that was at the President’s disposal when he made the decision to deploy our troops in the Gulf? Do you think having that information might have made you feel more comfortable about our involvement? Should our government decide what we get to know and what we don’t? By in large, we hea
The life of Kurt Vonnegut was filled with great accomplishments and gr
The life of Kurt Vonnegut was filled with great accomplishments and gr
The life of Kurt Vonnegut was filled with great accomplishments and great tragedies. The biggest tragedy that he faced had to be the fire bombing of Dresden in World War II. This is the topic of his book Slaughterhouse-Five. The book talks about one of Vonnegut's friends who slips in and out of reality, having flashbacks of the experience at Dresden. Kurt Vonnegut was born in November of 1922 in Indianapolis. This is where he eventually met and married Jane Cox. Vonnegut's life has been a strug
Society often works against itself in one way or another In
Society often works against itself in one way or another In
Society often works against itself in one way or another. In reading Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka one could presume the work to be a social criticism. Throughout this story Kafka shows how society can be split into into different sections, with Gregor representing the working man at the time, and his family representing all the other kinds of people throughout society. This story shows how Gregor has worked for his family in the past, and how he subconsciously thought he had control over them.
For a short story to be effective it must be able to produce high leve
For a short story to be effective it must be able to produce high leve
For a short story to be effective, it must be able to produce high levels of intensity, emotion and drama. To do this, it must convey a great deal of information in a short space of time. As a result, the short story usually leaves a great deal of its content open to interpretation and examination by the reader. Also, the denouements of short stories frequently remain inconclusive and unfulfilled. Together, these attributes add to the action and intriguing character of this genre of literature.
The Plight of the Toads
The Plight of the Toads
The Plight of the Toads Toad. The word conjures up images of a grotesque, little amphibian and yet it is this little animal that Larkin decides to base his poem on. He describes two toads. One is the exterior influence that society has on and individual to work, and the other is the interior or personal prompting to work. He takes a thirty six line attempt at finding away to elude the squatting of the toads, and yet in the end his conclusion is that there is no way to hide from them. As the p
Each format greatly affects ones poem and the chosen theme The sonnet
Each format greatly affects ones poem and the chosen theme The sonnet
Each format greatly affects ones poem and the chosen theme. The sonnet has clear thought divisions and the theme of love is a good choice for a short poem. Shakespeare uses good sound devices to epitomize the theme and form. This Shakespearean sonnet by William Shakespeare is a good example of how the sonnet form is complimentary to the theme. In this Shakespearean sonnet, the form conforms to the original format. Both the original and this poem have three quatrains and a concluding couplet and
For now we see through a glass darkly
For now we see through a glass darkly
For now we see through a glass, darkly -Isiah 25:7          W.E.B. Du Bois's Souls of Black Folk, a collection of autobiographical and historical essays contains many themes. There is the theme of souls and their attainment of consciousness, the theme of double consciousness and the duality and bifurcation of black life and culture; but one of the most striking themes is that of the veil. The veil provides a link between the 14 seemingly unconnected essays that make up The Souls of Black Fo
Analysis of the Final Scenes of Alfred Hitchcock's Notorious
Analysis of the Final Scenes of Alfred Hitchcock's Notorious
Analysis of the Final Scenes of Alfred Hitchcock's Notorious After viewing Alfred Hitchcock's Notorious for the first time, the film did not strike me as particularly complex. Nothing specific about the film lodged itself in my brain screaming for an answer—or, at least, an attempted answer. Yet, upon subsequent viewings, subtle things became more noticeable. (Perhaps Hitchcock's subtlety is what makes him so enormously popular!) Hitchcock uses motifs and objects, shot styles and shifting point
Technology
Technology
Technology In Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus, written in the late nineteenth century by Mary Shelley, Shelley proposes that knowledge and its effects can be dangerous to individuals and all of humanity. Frankenstein was one of our first and still is one of our best cautionary tales about scientific research.. Shelley's novel is a metaphor of the problems technology is causing today. Learn from me. . . at least by my example, how dangerous is the acquirement of knowledge and how much happ
Shapiro's Auto Wreck
Shapiro's Auto Wreck
Shapiro's Auto Wreck Philosophers have pondered the meaning of life and death since the beginning of time. There are many hypotheses. From reincarnation to Valhalla -- then on to heaven. There have been many proposed solutions. Yet no one fully understands dea th. In Shapiro's poem Auto Wreck, he illustrates the irrationality of life for it can be taken away at any given time for no rational reason. Shapiro uses metaphors to emphasize the fantasy-like and wild setting of the auto wreck. The
IMAGERY
IMAGERY
IMAGERY The term imagery has various applications. Generally, imagery includes all kinds of sense perception (not just visual pictures). In a more limited application, the term describes visible objects only. But the term is perhaps most commonly used to describe figurative language, which is as a theme in literature. An example is animal imagery in Othello When Iago tortures Othello with animal images of his wife's supposed infidelity, were they as prime as goats, as hot as monkeys… (3.3.403
Poem Analysis
Poem Analysis
Poem Analysis In Emily Dickinson's poem Hope is the Thing With Feathers she is the speaker And as the poem states she is a hopeless person. She talks of the virtues of hope, and how important it is, and all the places it can be found but she, herself has no hope. I think the audience Dickinson intended for this poem is anyone who wishes for or needs hope-, which, in time would be anyone who might read it. Dickinson gives no specific setting, but does talk of specific places. 14owever the po
Culture of the Samurai
Culture of the Samurai
Culture of the Samurai 12-06-03 ENG 1010 When one thinks of a Japanese samurai, they generally picture in their mind a stout warrior devoid of emotion, battle armor glinting, and sword poised with a silent threat. Although this image may be historically accurate, many people do not expand their thoughts past the awe-inducing thought of such a noble warrior and into the many arts within the cultural aspects of being a samurai. Their art of fighting is what made the samurai famous world-wide. Alt
Gaugin
Gaugin
Gaugin one of the leading French painters of the Postimpressionist period was Gaugin, whose development of a conceptual method of representation was a decisive step for 20th-century art. After spending a short period of time with famous Vincent van Gogh in Arles in1888, Gauguin increasingly abandoned imitative art for expressiveness through colour. From 1891 he lived and worked in Tahiti and elsewhere in the South Pacific. Although his main achievements were to lie elsewhere, Gauguin was, to use
The Values of the Invisible Man
The Values of the Invisible Man
The Values of the Invisible Man I awoke, there was a crash on the upper deck. I heard a thunderous crackling from my head above. I ran up the stairs and what I saw devastated me. The small wooden boat was completely coated in billowy flames. Help, help, somebody please! I slowly moved towards the sound being careful to dodge flames as much as possible. The smoke was choking me. I could see a faint outline of a face across the deck. It was Tom, my lifelong friend and companion. He was completely
A Dolls House- Review Questions
A Dolls House- Review Questions
A Doll’s House- Review Questions 1. Nora and Torvald’s relationship seems almost too common nowadays. The wife is detached from all outlets of life and liberty, and the husband drops subtle put-downs out of habit. Torvald says he loves Nora, yet forces her to live a life of secrecy, if she wants to live one at all. Even Christine was treated with contempt when she entered the story as a childhood friend of Nora’s. Christine and Krogstad, however, seemed more intimate, and simultaneously, more in
Analyzed
Analyzed
Analyzed 1 ENG 1301.021 10 December 2002 Ernest Hemingway was born on July 21, 1899, In Oak Park, Illinois. Although he shares this birth date with numerous others, his name towers higher than them in literary history. He is unforgettable not only for what he did (creating some great works of literature, including Old Man and the Sea, and The Sun Also Rises to name just two), but he is also remembered for what he did not do. He demonstrates his determination to strip language to its most essenti
Where Bias Begins
Where Bias Begins
“Where Bias Begins” This essay, “Where Bias Begins”, has basically one main argument: children are developing bias at a young age. This is portrayed in the different types of writing styles in the essay- expository, narrative, and argumentative/persuasive. This essay is expository due to the fact that the author is explaining how children are being exposed to bias opinions and the reasons behind it. The author further explains this theory by giving examples, which ties into the narrative aspect
Destroyed but not defeated
Destroyed but not defeated
Destroyed but not defeated Control and authority are extremely important features with the text One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest. There are many dominant characters and there is also a fight between dominance and authority within the ward discussed in the text. In the text the responder meets many different characters and learns about the world that they live in. They also learn about the ward that the patients live on, it is described as a ‘factory’ and all the patients are apart of that machine
Commentary on Elegy for Jane
Commentary on Elegy for Jane
Commentary on “Elegy for Jane” In this poem the persona speaks “the words” of love for Jane, his student who was “thrown by a horse”. This love that he feels for the girl, though, is described as neither that of a lover nor that of a father but is clearly very strong because of the way in which he reacts to her death. With the use of continuous references to nature, the author creates a harmonious depiction of his student and delineates how this event has affected him emotionally. “I remember”
English Speech
English Speech
English Speech Good morning, my fellow students and ____. I would now like to present two poems to you all, a war poem named weapons training and a love poem called Sonnet 18. Weapon training was authored by Bruce Dawe and it’s a poem about a monologue the crude sergeant made to his new recruits during the period of Vietnam war.His speech give the recruit an ideas of what they are facing and the consequences they might suffer if they don’t listen to authority. His monologue contains sexual refer
Exam 2
Exam 2
Exam 2 2) From EITHER In a Station of the Metro OR Wind and Silver --How and why are the images in the poem combined? In the poem “Wind and Silver”, the author sees “dragon scales” in the fish ponds, because of water rippled by the wind. The image let us imagine the fish ponds as creatures shaking their backs in the moonlight. 3) From EITHER The Heart OR My Papa's Waltz --Explain how the use of imagery and/or symbol and/or metaphor creates mood in the poem and enhances the poem's overall theme.