Essays Tagged: "figurative language"

Shakespearen Sonnet 73 and Sonnet 116

h we, as humans, are subject, but still asserts that love conquers all.Shakespeare uses an array of figurative language to convey his message, including metaphor and personification. Thus, in sonnet 7 ... ough rosy lips and cheeks within his bending sickle's compass come;...'While both poems make use of figurative language, sonnet 73 uses far more imagery than sonnet 116. Sonnet 73 uses the image of th ...

(3 pages) 225 0 4.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Critical analysis of "Leningrad Cemetery" written by Sharon Olds. Essay uses college-level literary terms.

striking at the reader's mind, causing it to wonder at the necessity of wanton waste of lives. The figurative language used in the poem is very dramatic but the last few lines of the poem bestow the ...

(3 pages) 107 0 3.2 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

How do textual features combine to convey a theme of the poem?

and work involved his eyes, he accepted this eventually. WithinMilton's sonnet about his blindness: figurative language, personification, his intent andprosody are adopted to convey his questions and ... dprosody are adopted to convey his questions and heart felt acceptance of his blindness.Milton uses figurative language to express his grievances and discontent. Hereflects upon his life and "how my l ...

(3 pages) 71 0 2.3 Oct/1996

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Analysis on Chapters 14 and 15 of "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" by Maya Angelou's

d author, teacher, speaker, actress, and mother. Through this autobiographical piece, Maya's use of figurative language and allusion compounds her thoughts, as she depicts how one can supersede the ex ... . If handled or touched the wrong way, she would, indeed, crumble and leave bits of her soul behind.Figurative language continues throughout the chapter establishing Maya's mentor, Mrs. Flowers. She i ...

(3 pages) 86 0 4.7 Dec/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Interpreting Plato's "Allegory of the Cave"

the essay. Plato tries to explain "how far our nature is enlightened or unenlightened." He employs figurative language and strong imagery to convey a sense brutality towards the prisoners of the cave ... hment of his prisoners. He reiterates this image and the plight of the prisoners through his use of figurative and strong language. This causes the reader to sympathize with the prisoners and try to u ...

(2 pages) 266 0 3.6 Apr/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

Interpreting the first 5 lines in Plato's Allegory of the cave

the essay. Plato tries to explain "how far our nature is enlightened or unenlightened." He employs figurative language and strong imagery to convey a sense brutality towards the prisoners of the cave ... hment of his prisoners. He reiterates this image and the plight of the prisoners through his use of figurative and strong language. This causes the reader to sympathize with the prisoners and try to u ...

(2 pages) 107 0 5.0 Apr/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

Tony Kornheiser

his lunch-time experience the other day ('In a Real Fix,' November 3, 1996). Kornheiser's diction, figurative language, and tone make his columns what they are. Often, diction, figurative language, a ... riendship, as though a coworker was letting off his steam at work during a lunch break.Kornheiser's figurative speech also add to his style quite well. The blend of diction and figurative speech is cl ...

(5 pages) 30 0 5.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies > The Media

analysis of Karl Shapiro's "For Whom the Bell Tolls"

range of feelings and emotions about the reality of death. Shapiro's usage of imagery together with figurative language is a key element ingetting the theme of death across to the reader. By bringing ... t stanza.The reader can identify with the theme of the poem in the last stanza with the imagery and figurative language both expressing it very clearly. In lines 22 through 27, the speaker speaks on b ...

(4 pages) 60 0 4.0 Oct/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Essay on 'A Christmas Carol,' and 'Through the Tunnel.'

both didactically and for entertainment for the festive season.Dickens's main techniques are using figurative language, complex sentences and polysyllabic words. For example, 'it was not in impenetra ... ly and she therefore appeals to a range of audiences. There is by contrast a great deal of striking figurative language, for example the metaphor '...and then the darkness cracked with an explosion of ...

(11 pages) 61 0 4.5 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Charles Dickens

Figurative Language in Shakespeare's Macbeth.

Figurative LanguageinShakespeare's MacbethMacbeth, the play of a greedy man who achieves his goals t ... cbeth, the play of a greedy man who achieves his goals through treachery and murder, is filled with figurative language. Its author William Shakespeare, used imagery such as light and clothing to inte ... ion, the word blood is one of many motifs that Shakespeare used in his play, Macbeth. This piece of figurative language possesses a range of meanings. From murder, to guilt, to honor, to kinship, Macb ...

(2 pages) 79 2 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Macbeth

Symbolism in "The Mask of the Red Death" by Edgar Allan Poe.

rates that Prospero is blinded by his riches and believes that he can escape death. A heavy dose of figurative language is used to create a struggle in which the mood goes from elation to somberness i ...

(2 pages) 60 1 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

"The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

ly ahead. Fitzgerald uses an alter ego, Nick, to give voice to his ideas of the American Dream. The figurative language Fitzgerald uses enhances his belief that the American Dream is pure, but often b ... American Dream is pure, but often becomes corrupted while attempting to achieve it.Fitzgerald uses figurative language to portray the positive aspects of the American Dream and the journey towards it ...

(6 pages) 96 0 4.7 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald

"Naming of parts" by Henry Reed, and "War is Kind" by Stephen Crane.

eed and Crane have developed their perspectives on war through their writing styles, their usage of figurative language, and their attitudes toward war in general.Henry Reed and Stephen Crane both ... ously, it was stolen by "these little men...born to drill and die."Both authors also heavily use figurative language to help create a picture of what they saw in their minds as they wrote these poe ...

(4 pages) 59 0 3.5 Jun/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

"A White Heron" by Jewett.

The excerpt from "A White Heron" contains elements of figurative language displaying a sense of adventure by setting tones of courage and fear.Courage pla ...

(2 pages) 92 0 5.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Earle Birney's poem "David"

cal one, when Bob is asked by David to push him over the edge to his death. This poem also includes figurative language and poetic devices that help to develop an element of suspense, complication, an ...

(3 pages) 12292 1 5.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

My understanding of Emily Dickinson.

any particular group but to herself.Key words: technique, particularity, formality, imagery and figurative language.Although Emily Dickinson was a poet in the Romantic period, her poems are so ... ant words which begin with a capital letter. These words no longer carries the original meaning but figuratively and concisely used to express the speaker's higher awareness of Death .Dickinson' po ...

(11 pages) 110 0 5.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Color Imagery in Othello.

Color Imagery in OthelloImagery, as defined by Webster's Dictionary, is the use of vivid figurative language to represent objects, actions, or ideas. In Othello, Shakespeare makes use of co ...

(4 pages) 84 1 4.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

How Teachers are a Positive Influence on Students. written from two different passages.

tively influence the lives of students as revealed through the authors' use of dialogue, theme, and figurative language.In Passage I, Ernesto uses dialogue to reveal the positive influence of teachers ... o show that teachers are a positive influence on students.In "Tornado Drill" David Martin also uses figurative language to reveal that teachers are a positive influence on students. In "Tornado Drill" ...

(3 pages) 101 0 3.7 Jan/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

How is figurative language used to convey the speaker's changing attitude in Elisabeth Bishop's poem "The Fish"?

, upon closer inspection, the fish is made out to be a survivor of many battles. Through the use of figurative language, the poet shows the speaker's shift from noting only the fish's dejection to adm ... 's struggle become the trophies of victory. By employing personification and symbolism, Bishop uses figurative language to denote the speaker's changing understanding of the fish.

(2 pages) 60 0 4.3 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"All the Kings Men" by Robert Penn Warren.

e and today is still considered to be one of the best books of all time. The author's style, use of figurative language, and themes that hold true today all add to the book's legacy. For these reasons ... "The world is like an enormous spider web," is an example of a simile of importance. Warrens use of figurative language is another reason All the Kings Men won the Pulitzer Prize.Warren uses themes th ...

(2 pages) 26 0 5.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American