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  • Stevens Use Of Statements
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    Analysis of The Man on the Dump Through several writing techniques, Wallace Stevens paints a somber portrait in his poem The Man on the Dump. Stevens use of statements, lists, and punctuation gave me an overall sense of lazy joy suddenly changing to dark sadness. While reading Stevens poem, I was reminded of the scene of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. In the scene of Kennedy's death, everyone is at first extremely happy, but when Kennedy is shot, the onlooker's joy instantaneously reverts...
  • Atmosphere And A Sense Of Place
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    With close reference to two or three moments in the text, discuss Hardy's ability to create mood, atmosphere and a sense of place. Throughout 'The return of the native', Thomas Hardy is very successful in creating mood and atmosphere. Some scenes are so descriptive that a very clear mental picture can be formed by the reader, causing a distinct sense of place. It seems that through his words, Hardy is submerging the readers into his story letting us take part only as an onlooker. It is at the be...
  • Mood Arnold
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    In the poem 'Dover Beach', witten in 1867 Matthew Arnold creates the mood of the poem through the usage of different types of imagery. He uses a dramatic plot in the form of a soliloquy. Arnold also uses descriptive adjectives, similes and metaphors to create the mood. Through the use of these literary elements, Arnold portrays the man standing before the window pondering the sound of the pebbles tossing in the waves as representation of human suffering. The man arrives at the vision of humanity...
  • Dead Carl In Their Mind
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    In the passage be ginning "They had picked... ". from the novel Snow Falling On Cedars, the author, David Guterson, uses many techniques to give the passage a depressing, and frightening mood. He uses vivid imagery to describe Carl's dead body. He also uses figurative language, such as metaphors and similes to show the severity of the situation. Finally, his diction shows the reader how reading about a crime scene can seem real if the word choice is right. All the techniques Guterson use help th...
  • Writer's Use Of Language
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    In what ways does the writer's use of language convey the different moods she describes? In the extract, Hidden Lives by Margaret Forster, the author makes a considered choice of words in order to covey a precise meaning or feeling. The writer's use of language conveys the rollercoaster of different moods she describes in this extract in many ways. At the start, the writer transmits a mood of nauseating anxiety and apprehension as the girl, "feeling so sick and dizzy", waits for the postman to d...

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