Essays Tagged: "Diction"

King Lear

King Lear EssayThe definition of tragedy in the Oxford dictionary is, 'drama of elevated theme anddiction and with unhappy ending; sad event, serious accid ...

(6 pages) 105 0 4.8 Mar/1997

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

"Black Boy" by Richard Wright. An Oppressionist Impression

scussed and analyzed through examination of Richard Wright's --author of "Black Boy" (1945)--use of diction, tone, and metaphors. Were people of his time to read this book it's probable that would und ... caught him in the middle of his back. He screamed."By randomly shifting tone and using a variety of diction, Wright keeps his readers on edge. In Ch. 5 Writght fluctuates word choice with action; when ...

(4 pages) 90 0 4.7 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Scarlet Letter

The Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne uses diction and symbolism to show the negative effects of stifling conformity verses the positive empowe ...

(2 pages) 68 0 4.7 Mar/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Comparing and Contrasting Aunt Ida with Christing in A Yellow Raft in Blue Water by Michael Dorris

ses three different points of view; Christine's, Aunt Ida's, and Rayona's. Michael Dorris also uses diction to portray characterization differences as well as similarities.Aunt Ida's characteristics d ...

(3 pages) 73 0 3.4 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Evaluate the effectiveness of diction as an adjunct to meaning in John Updike's 'Player Piano'.

Evaluate the effectiveness of diction as an adjunct to meaning in John Updike's 'Player Piano'. In 'Player Piano', ... In 'Player Piano', John Updike uses personification to give life to a 'unhuman' piano. By using diction to communicate his ideas, he effectively allows the reader to explore the psyche of a 'Playe ... ms' itself. Player Piano is an extremely good example of the way in which sound, syntax, and diction can lend support to the theme and subject of a poem. This piano is like a machine with a wel ...

(3 pages) 81 0 3.7 Jan/1996

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Emily Dickenson and the Theme of Death

lities far different from the traditional 'horror movie' roles. Dickenson also combines imaginative diction with vivid imagery to create astonishingly powerful poems.In the 1862 poem, After Great pain ... eezing persons, recollect the Snow--First--Chill--then Stupor--then the letting go--'The innovative diction in this passage creates an eerie atmosphere all by itself. The effect of this passage is rem ...

(2 pages) 122 0 4.2 Jan/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Cremation as a theme in on of George Bernard Shaw's books

when "Mama's" own comments lead us to understandthat her personality and spirit will live on.Shaw's diction is effective in conveying his mood and dramatizing the process ofcremation. The traditional ...

(3 pages) 43 0 4.3 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Faithful but Fated Dog, Analysis of Byron's "Darkness"

arkness' is a foreboding tale depicting the end of life on earth. Byron's emotional and descriptive diction and imagery create the tone and setting in which the world comes to an end. It is an end mos ...

(3 pages) 67 0 4.7 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Title of this essay is "Wrong Assumptions". The assignment was to write about a key theme of the story "Cathedral" by Raymond Carver.

d assumption can work against the truth and inhibit true human understanding. The author uses tone, diction, figurative, and rhetorical to communicate his theme that one's superficial assumptions abou ...

(2 pages) 167 1 4.2 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"Babi yar" by Yevgeny Yevtushenko

devices, including allusions that appeal to non - Jews as well as Jews, imagery, and his voice and diction as a whole.In his use of the first person, Yevtushenko is able to drive the horrific acts ag ...

(4 pages) 35 0 4.0 Jan/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Slang in America

a comfortable language, the language of the common people (MacNeil 143). Change in the grammar and diction of a language is natural, and English is always confronted with changes. Among them are the ... assumption that kids are unintelligent and simply rebelling against established English grammar and diction. However, most of the adults did the same thing when they were children. Adults have been fr ...

(3 pages) 153 0 3.7 Mar/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies

History in Langston Hughes's 'Negro'

is poem more understandable by the use of such elements as setting and situation, speaker, tone and diction, images, and symbols.The title, 'Negro', explains two items in one word: who is the subject ... revalent today.Hughes wants everyone that reads this poem to understand its meaning; therefore, the diction that Hughes uses is very basic and easy to understand. To represent all blacks in America, H ...

(4 pages) 142 0 2.7 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Analysis of Two Robert Frost Poems, 'Desert Places' and 'Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening'

n a person depending ontheir mindset at the time. These poems are both made up of simple stanzas anddiction but they are not simple poems.In the poem 'Desert Places' the speaker is a man who is travel ...

(4 pages) 380 0 3.3 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Tony Kornheiser

1996) to 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 la ... Kornheiser's humor finds room for them.Tony Kornheiser's sarcasm is almost entirely related to his diction. He contains the skills to take something as insignificant as a restaurant changing on him u ...

(5 pages) 30 0 5.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies > The Media

A stylistic analysis of A Lyke-Wake Dirge

candle burning. People are gathered around a corpse, and they sing the dirge.You can tell from the diction used, that this dirge was written a long time ago. It is archaic, using words like ae, thou, ... also used, shoon for shoes, bane for bone, and saule for soul are some examples. Another element of diction that is archaic is the verb endings, gavest and comest are two examples of this.The structur ...

(1 pages) 26 0 3.0 May/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Tone Analysis for the Prince of Tides (This essay talks about the peaceful yet remorseful attitude shown by the author in the story.)

he land, also. The narrator expresses his feelings of peacefulness and remorse in his work.Conroy's diction displays his feelings of remorse and peacefulness. For example, "heat" is the pressure he wa ... gain gives him peace from within. Being safe can set anyone at peace. Conroy's passionate choice of diction shows that even when peace hangs over all, there can still be a feeling of remorse inside.Co ...

(2 pages) 70 2 2.8 Oct/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

This reviews Didion's characterization of the Santa Ana winds in her essay "The Los Angles Notebook."

izes the Santa Ana winds as motivation for evil. Didion expresses this view through her imagery and diction. Didion also justifies her characterization through the structure and tone of her essay. She ... henomenon with the cause of an unconscious reaction by living organisms.Didion's use of imagery and diction portrays the winds as an evil force that is intangible and unconscious. Didion states, "That ...

(2 pages) 41 0 3.6 Oct/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Analyzing of "Porphyria's Lover" by Robert Browning, and opinions.

ning, is a dramatic monologue that consists of only one stanza and has a rhyme scheme of ABABB. The diction throughout the whole poem is formal English. The poem starts off describing the seeting in w ...

(9 pages) 86 1 3.4 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Fitzgerald's use of diction in The Great Gatsby.

The Great Gatsby- Diction and Selection of DetailThe Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, uses a specific cho ... an and Myrtle Wilson. This essay will cite specific examples that correspond to Fitzgerald's use of diction and details.Although this passage does not emphasize on Tom Buchanan, his character is devel ... id Tom decisively. 'Here's your money. Go and buy ten more dogs with it.' "(Page 28) In this quote, diction and a specific choice of words is apparent through the use of the word 'decisively.' Using t ...

(3 pages) 175 1 4.6 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

A detailed insight into the first soliloquy of Hamlet.

hat his mother is remarrying so quickly, even going so far as to privately contemplate suicide. The diction and imagery of the first soliloquy provide insight into Hamlet's feelings, showing his true ...

(4 pages) 82 0 4.3 Jan/2003

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