Imagery and tone.
1. In the first stanza, the mariner
frefers to the men as beautiful, He uses the visual and tactile image of thousand thousand slimy things to describe the monsters.
The image of the slimy monster suggests a creature that is frightiening disgusting and horrific.
2. The marieners attitude changes
to one of awe and fascination in the second stanza. Visual images such as “rich attire” coiled and swam and flash
of golden fire
demonstrate the fact that the speaker has now
turned hit attention away from the dead men and noticed the fascinating beauty of the sea monsters.
Read the passage. How does Hujuelos create the
auditory imagery of drumming? In other words, how do the words imitate the sounds they represent?
He creates the auditory imagery of drumming by describing how the drum sounds like “There’s
rain drums, like pitter-patter but a hundred times faster” hujuelos also says then the thickest-forest-tree-trunks-pounding-drums.
All of these are used to discribe the beating of the drums.
2 Hujuelos repeats the word then
eight times in the passage. What does this repetition contribute to the auditory image of the drumming?
reptition and emphesis on then. It makes you relize how many different types of THEN there are.
Although the narrator “looks into the
distance,” the images are primarily auditory. What are the auditory images in the passage? What mood do these images
The auditory images is like when the dog is barking. It shows that there might be someone there that shouldn’t
be. The hum of bees represents a soothing sound that can be relaxing. These images create a sence of the outdoors and relaxation.
last sentence of this passage contains an olfactory image (the musky odor of pinks full the air). What
effect does the use of an olfactory image, after the series of auditory images, have on the reader? Its confusing because
your thinking of all these different images then you have to try and think
of what the smell smells like.
1.) What feelings do you associate with images of dusty mountains and dry earth?
2.) These are two images associated with
land in the third sentence. Identify the two images and compare and contrast the feelings these images evoke.
The two images of dusty mountains and dry earth imply a
ragged or dead land. It makes the reader feel depressed and
“Heaviest rains”, “seeped”,
“parched” the image of heaviest rains implies
that there is rain but it still does no good for the parched soil. This invokes a feeling of hopelessness and sorrow.
1.) Paraphrase the image of the first two lines. What mood does the
2.) List the
auditory images in these lines. How do these images help create the mood of the passage?
The woman is pulling her hair back in preparation for the music
that she is about to play on her fiddle. This creates a mood of serenity and silence.
She fiddled “whisper music” this inspires a mood of serenity and peace, as well as putting
the reader into a quasi trance while the rest of the poem bu