Poetic diction

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  • Personal Narrative: The Language Of Poetry

    around us. Your environment and the people populating it, shape the way you communicate throughout your life. I have grown up around English my whole life, so when the concept of language was first brought to my thoughts, I did not think much of it. I figured that since I speak the majority, language did not affect me. Yet as I searched deeper within, I have come to realize the way I write, talk, comprehend, is my very own language. No two people speak the same, write the same. That would be boring. Everyone has their personal language, it is unique and constantly developing, adapting just as you are. Language is just as diverse as your race or your genetic makeup. In 8th grade I found my passion of classic rock and roll. The way the poetic words contradicted with the harsh melodies pumped sort of an inspirational rush into my blood. It gave me courage to explore the mysterious power of words and the aspire to create my own. My own language. This was a world I finally seemed to understand, something that held me with empathetic arms. It spoke to me like a friend never have before. What it said molded me as an individual, and freed my mind and soul. It showed me a world I used to only see in my head, and now other people can see it through my words. Through poetry - something I could comprehend and actually speak myself. My greatest influence would have to be Jim Morrison, of The Doors. His words inspired my speech and shaped my being.His words were so raw yet they…

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  • Personification In The Poem Exposure

    Even a century long time after his death, Wilfred Owen is still famous for his war poetry written during World War 1. In his poem, Owen uses various language techniques to vividly illustrate the horrendous reality of the war. Hence, he communicates his own anti-war feelings implied beneath his techniques. However, although he is now known as an anti-war poet, for once, he had been a naive boy, who had volunteered to fight in war. At first, he was thrilled to fight for one’s country. But soon,…

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  • Characterization In John Steinbeck's The Chrysanthemums '

    also often depicted wearing traditionally masculine clothing, such as “hopper shoes,” “a big corduroy apron,” “heavy leather gloves,” and a “man’s black hat.” Through this physical characterization, Steinbeck asserts the idea that Elisa is an empowered, liberated, and self-actualized woman, who realizes her capabilities and capacity to work in aspects of life outside the confines of the orthodox realm of femininity. This identity is solidified further when the narrator mentions Elisa’s eyes,…

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  • Importance Of Faulkner's Diction In A Rose For Emily

    An example of this precision is the sentence from "A Rose for Emily" discussed in Alice Hall Petry's article: "Thus she passed from generation to generation - dear, inescapable, impervious, tranquil, and perverse"(280). In this sentence Faulkner summarizes Emily Grierson's character and her relationship with her community in five adjectives. While probably overlooked by the casual reader, Petry explores how closer examination reveals Faulkner's organization and manipulation of language. Placed…

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  • Rank Of Income, Affects Life Satisfaction

    will be money. This person decided that he would be happier overall with a boring job that paid well instead of something that he would enjoy that paid substantially less. So the real question is, does money buy happiness? Should someone give up a dream job for a stable financial future? In the research paper “Money and Happiness: Rank of Income, Not Income, Affects Life Satisfaction” by Christopher J. Boyce, Gordon D.A Brown, and Simon C. Moore, the question on whether does the amount of money…

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  • Catcher In The Rye Rhetorical Analysis Essay

    Through the iconic voice of Holden Caulfield, an estranged adolescent, one hears a cry for help emerge from the clouds of depression so effortlessly that nearly everyone, regardless of background, relates. As evident within J. D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye, and particularly during chapter 20, Salinger utilizes casual diction, relatable syntax, and a symbolic setting to convey Holden’s great dejection and introspection about death itself. With such a strong rhetorical technique as this,…

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  • James Parker Our Zombies Ourselves Analysis

    Parker not only shows the immortality of the zombie in fictitious mediums, but he does so while keeping the audience entertained throughout the essay with bits of humor and pop culture references. He also utilizes the human mind’s lack of analytical comprehension while reading to structure his essay in a truly unique way. By using a narrative development, Parker shows the importance of zombies within the modern world, through societal mentality and personal emotion. Lastly, linguistic…

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  • I Felt A Funeral In My Brain Poem Analysis

    For example, in her poem, “The Bustle in the House,” Dickinson writes “The Bustle in the House / The Morning after Death / Is solemnest of industries / Enacted upon Earth.” (Lines 1-4) Dickinson skillfully uses the word “Bustle” to convey two different meanings to the reader. She discerningly chose her diction in this passage and therefore, with a single word, is able to describe both the swift movements of people about the house as well as the bustling sound the womans’ dresses made as they…

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  • The Importance Of Banning The Catcher In The Rye

    weak and thin. In chapter 19, Holden is sitting at a bar waiting to meet up with an old friend from Whooton. A few years back Luce knew all the “flits and Lesbians.”(158). When Carl Luce came over to sit down, Holden states “hey, I got a flit for you… I’ve been saving him for ya.”(159). By Holden using this slang, children will think it is okay to use slang words to supposedly make fun of others for pure entertainment. Using such words can be justify the banning of this novel from schools and…

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  • Concept Of Tragedy In Things Fall Apart By Aristotle

    Aristotle was a famous disciple of Plato who first defines fine arts and he differs with his teacher Plato in his book of Poetic. His Poetic deals with the principles of Poetic art in general and tragedy. He defines Tragedy as “an imitation of an action that is serious, complete, and of a certain magnitude” (Aristotle, 2017). He also constituent parts of tragedy and they are plot, characters, thought, diction, song and spectacle. The first three plot, characters and thought are the object of…

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