Descriptive Language Essays

  • Carteyton Farquhar Descriptive Language

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    the short story, Bierce’s use of descriptive language leaves the reader to question death and the effects it has on reality. This also allows for the reader to foreshadow Peyton’s true fate. The story is told in 3rd person by the narrator. The narrator uses detail to explain every experience that Peyton is going through. With the use of his descriptive language, the reader can easily distinguish what the time period is. When

  • Comparison between Because I Could Not Stop For Death and Come Up From the Fields Father

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    rhyme scheme, due to the use of free verse. They both use repetition of some words. Dickinson repeated the words “we passed”. While Whitman repeated several words such as “waking”, “longing”, “withdraw” and “better”. They both used descriptive language. Dickinson described the “Dews” that “drew quivering and chill”, her “gown” which was made of “Gossamer”, her “Tippet” which was “only Tulle”. She also gave us a description of the house of death, which was “A swelling of the ground, The

  • Jamaica Kincaid's On Seeing England for the First Time

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    It is right here that the author sets the tone of the essay. She gives you the idea that she was not special enough to put on this gem of England. In doing this she makes a social appeal to anyone looking for a view of colonization. In using descriptive language she make you feel sorry for her in the how she had to “Draw a map of England”(p.63), at the end of every test. Everything she had was “Made in England”(p.62). It is here that Kincaid is trying to appeal to your emotions. She is trying to

  • At Cooloola

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    At Cooloola At Cooloola is a lyrical poem written by a well recognized Australian poet, Judith Wright. This poem creatively describes a beautiful scene of nature. The poet uses highly descriptive language and a diverse range of poetic devices to engage the reader into imagining a picture of how peaceful and serene this exquisite the scenery is down by Lake Cooloola. Underlying the subject matter is the implied theme that the lake is under threat from “conquering people” who will not protect its

  • An Analysis Of Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening

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    An Analysis of Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening   The images in the poem “Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening” by Robert Frost are very vivid. . The man telling the story is telling events as they happened in his own eyes. His descriptive language allows you to picture the events in your own head, as if you were watching them occur. Frost structures this poem very interestingly. He uses inverted sentences, which are common in poems because of the way they seem to flow, the atmosphere

  • Essay on Character, Symbolism, and Language in Linda Pastan's Ethics

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    Use of Character, Symbolism, and Descriptive Language in Linda Pastan's Ethics As people evolve from children to young adults and finally to maturity, they find that they are constantly faced with difficult decisions.  Learning to make the right choice in a difficult situation is one of the hardest lessons to learn.  Many people make choices without considering what the results may be.  They only look to the future for knowledge instead of considering the knowledge already discovered in the

  • The Genius of Klassik Komix

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    Komix In "Klassik Komix" Steven Millhauser uses the well-known poem, "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" by T. S. Elliot, to create an intermediary between complex poetic prose and the simplicity of the classic comic book. He uses descriptive language to beautifully capture the importance a writer's medium in the literary interpretation of his/her work while also demonstrating his love for the imagination. The original form of "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" is a poem, made up

  • Book Review of "The Things they Carried"

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    Carried is a riveting tale of struggle and sacrifice, self indulgence and self pity, and the intrapersonal battles that reeked havoc on even the most battle tested soldiers. O’Brien is able to express these ideas through eloquent writing and descriptive language that makes the reader feel as if he were there. The struggle to avoid cowardice is a prevailing idea in all of O’Brien’s stories. In “On the Rainy River”, O’Brien writes of intrapersonal struggle in its most profound form. The gripping torture

  • Response to Reading Rohinton Mistry's A Fine Balance

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    at the time, further emphasizing the plight of the main characters. The first thing I noticed about Mistry’s writing style is his incredible ability to make you feel like you’ve actually shifted to another country, another continent even. His descriptive ability allowed me to imagine so many little details in the book, the smell of the street, the loud, boisterous vendors screaming their slogans as pedestrians walk by. You really get to feel as if you are witnessing the events as they unfold. The

  • Conflict

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    climbed the high earth-bank, where a dim and little- traveled trail led eastward through the fat spruce timberland” (561). From that very first sentence the audience can immediately tell that this is going to be a dramatic story. The strong and descriptive language prepares us for the rest of the story. The beginning of Updike’s “A&P” sets a much different tone for the story to follow. He wrote, “In walks these three girls in nothing but bathing suits. I’m in the third checkout slot, with my back to the

  • Close Study Of Wilfred Owen

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    10 – beat iambic pedometer rhythm. . Rhetorical questions to start each stanza. . Ends in rhyming couplet. Themes . Doomed Youth – negative, emotive. . Waste/pity – loss of life, waste. . Funeral – recurring image, extended metaphor. Language . Descriptive language. . Demonic force – torture, consume. . Emphasis on the funeral. . Simile, metaphor, personification. . Juxtaposition – sets the scene. Rhyme and Rhythm . Tightly controlled within sonnet structure. . Para-rhyme, used to heighten mournful

  • The Style, Technique, and Structure of Conrad's Heart of Darkness

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    genius" (Adelman 16), while others "criticize him for being limited, pretentious and vague" ((Adelman 16). Throughout the novel, Conrad uses ample amounts of descriptive language, vivid imagery, and powerful symbolism. The vague part is that he leaves it up to the reader to interpret his mysterious and 'unspeakable' enigmas. Conrad's descriptive language in Heart of Darkness is present from the beginning to the end. With the opening paragraphs d... ... middle of paper ... ...xperience" (Adelman 8).

  • flannery oconner: queen of irony

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    complete panorama of American experience. They wrote about uniquely American subjects in a humorous and everyday language, replete with their character’s misdeeds and shortcomings. Their success in creating this plain but descriptive language, the language of the common man, signaled the end of American reverence for British and European culture and for the more formal use of language associated with those traditions. In essence, these new authors “had what [the author] Henry James called “a powerful

  • Prescriptive Approach Vs Descriptive Approach to Language

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    either expression is used." Language is in a constant state of flux and there is always controversy to changes in and attitudes towards language. This is not something new, as it was the Romans that said the Vikings speech sounded like the 'cawing of crows' because of their harsh guttural sounds. The English language has evolved remarkably. The Great Vowel Shift between 1400 and 1700 shows a great discontinuity in pronunciation alone. Different attitudes towards language reached a height during

  • The Importance of Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters in Susan Glaspell's Trifles

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    of John Wright presents the reader with only one suspect, Mrs. Wright. Even though the court examiner and sheriff cannot find evidence against Mrs. Wright, the reader can plausibly argue the case against the neglected wife. Glaspell's use of descriptive language and subtle hints established the mood, presents the motive, and uncovers the evidence needed to solve this murder mystery. Setting the proper mood is important for any play, especially one that requires that its readers be wary of the surroundings

  • Essay on Imagery in Their Eyes Were Watching God

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    able to clearly define her thoughts, but the reader still sees that Janie's ideas are romantic and full of sensuality. The first glimpse into the past that the reader sees involves Janie underneath a pear tree, watching the flowers bloom. The descriptive language ("From barren brown stems to glistening leaf-buds; from the leaf-buds to snowy virginity of bloom" [10]) beautifully juxtaposed with complex thought ("The rose of the world was breathing out smell. It . . . followed her. . . and caressed her

  • Sex, Sensuality and Religion in The Book of Margery Kempe

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    spouse because of her devotion to God. Instead of performing her duties as a wife, she chose instead to spread her knowledge of God to her community and did so not only in speech, but also in literature. Whatever her motivation for creating such descriptive language, it is evident that her faith in God conquered both her fear of public opinion and the constraints placed upon all women during the period. Living in the 1400s, she steps out of a woman's role and into the territory of a man by living her life

  • Looking For Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta

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    Italian blood flowing rapidly through my veins. I’ll say that with pride, because it’s pride that I feel”               (Marchetta, 1992, p 259) Her emotions and internal battles are made tangible to a lesser degree through the fluent and descriptive language, but obviously no amount of intimate emotions can be conveyed easily without the use of First Person Point of View. The structure of the novel is somewhat like a diary, making it seem like she is revealing her innermost thoughts and feelings

  • Descriptive Language and The Lady of Shallot

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    Descriptive Language and The Lady of Shallot In any piece of lyrical poetry, authors must masterfully use the language of the poem to covey the intended meaning. In order to ensure the meaning is not lost, it is imperative that the author incorporates various aspects of the narrative to escalate the poem past its face value. Alfred Tennyson’s poem “The Lady of Shallot” is no exception to the rule. From lines like “blue unclouded weather” and “the gemmy bridle glitter’d free”, one can draw that

  • Examples Of Descriptive Language In Hamlet

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    Descriptive Language in Shakespeare’s Hamlet Shakespearian plays are full of imagery, and so much descriptive language. These plays go from one mood to the next in a blink of an eye, for example in Romeo and Juliet, the love of the teenagers is forbidden, but they are very in love and happy then end up killing themselves in the end. In Shakespeare’s plays there is always a tragedy, these scenes are so well described, I can close my eyes and see everything. In Hamlet