Write an Essay: Analysis and interpretation of figurative language, symbol, allusion and irony in The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Write an Essay: Analysis and interpretation of figurative language, symbol, allusion and irony in The Diving Bell and the Butterflyhttps://www.penguinrandomhouse.ca/books/89056/man-and-his-symbols-by-carl-gustav-jung/9780440351832/excerpt 2) https://www.matrix.edu.au/literary-techniques-allusion/ 3) https://www.matrix.edu.au/literary-techniques-irony/ Students do not need to cite lessons/definitions from Making Sense. Objective: Literary analysis to gain insight into the mind of Jean-Dominique Bauby Format/Length: MLA format. 1250 word min. This semester you will read the memoir The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. In a 1250-word minimum essay, explicate some of the diction, figurative language, symbol and irony. You will have studied language lessons in Making Sense, Chapters 1 and 4 especially. Put those to good use to explain how imagery allows the author to make abstract ideas concrete. Avoid lengthy summarizing rather than analyzing and then interpreting. Assume your readers have read the text. Unnecessary summary will lower your grade. Do not focus your analysis on the diving bell or butterfly metaphors. You may note, however, how symbols associate with these, but it is a given, since the author himself explains them, that the reader understand what they symbolize. Do not focus on the author or his situation. Your reader is familiar with both. A couple of sentences is the most that should be used in the introduction in order to set up the context. This is a formal essay. Do not use the I or you point of view. Instead, you may use “readers” or another term that specifies who is analyzing and interpreting. Procedure: To analyze figurative language, try to narrow your focus, as you take notes, on a particular type of metaphors, similes or analogies. They should relate. Water metaphors and animal similes are not related, but fire and water could be. You should categorize types. There are many types and they reveal something about the author’s attitude toward people and circumstances, his perspective on life. For example, there are similes and metaphors that draw on water imagery. What might these signify? There are similes and metaphors that portray violence, isolation or fear. Those are just a few. Try to figure out some of your own categories for the figures he uses. Take notes as you read. Employ the sources listed above to analyze allusions and irony. Briefly introduce them in your essay and explain the purpose for your reference to them. For example, the link to the matrix.org lesson on irony can be used to define irony and its uses. Just introduce like this: According to Patrick Condiff, English instructor and editor at the online school Matrix, there are different kinds of irony. One type of irony, a type employed by Bauby, is……Condiff explains that …….In the chapter titled …, Bauby employs this technique which allows us to….Here, for example, we hear Bauby describing…..The reader is focused on…..We thus gain insight into…. Summarizing: A couple of sentences can set up each passage, just to set the mood and give some background for your discussion. However, consider that your readers have already read the book and don’t need or want to a long summary of Bauby’s life, circumstances or passages from the memoir. Purpose and Thesis: Your main goal is to gain some insight into the author’s perspective and imagination. Your unique analysis and interpretation of the elements mentioned above will provide the reader with a better appreciation of his creative intelligence. Analysis supported by quotes: Integrate your analysis of his points and points of view and include quotes. Use signal phrases, specific verbs, to introduce quotes. A list of signal phrases is provided in Making Sense, both Appendices II and III. Conclusion: Your thesis will be a logical conclusion based on what you have analyzed and the inferences you have drawn as to the meaning of figurative elements, irony and symbols used by Bauby to convey his emotional and intellectual responses. Suggestions for Success: After reading these instructions, annotate and note take. Your notes will put into complete sentences responses you have written on Bauby’s pages. Try writing and rewriting your thesis as you go. Use the Thesis Statement material in the Essay Materials folder if you need to brush up on writing a formal thesis. We don’t focus on essay writing basics in this class, so I have provided brush-up lessons there. Try using an outline as you discuss what a few metaphors and/or similes reveal to us about one of the things I mentioned under purpose and thesis. No outside sources are necessary. You do not need to cite Making Sense if you reference it. Below is an example introduction plus the first few paragraphs not of a paper that analyzes Bauby’s work, but rather one that analyzes a short story. The paragraph will still give you a clear idea as to how to not only write the introduction, but also how to focus the paper on language analysis. Like your paper, Walter’s paper needed to focus on something else, besides just language analysis. You can see that too, below. Literary Analysis of metaphors in “Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin Kate Chopin’s “Story of an Hour” depicts a woman’s reactions to the news that her husband has just been killed in a train accident. Chopin conveys Mrs. Mallard’s moods by concrete desсrіptions from her point of view of the physical environment immediately surrounding her. Metaphors, similes and symbols are interwoven in Mrs. Mallard’s mind, which the author allows us to overhear as this is told from the third person omniscient point of view. The contrasting, concrete language allows us to follow her mood shift from confused, reflective and then liberated. Her response to outside stimuli give us key insights into why she gradually begins to feel “Free, free.” ​The metaphor used to convey her reaction to the news of her husband’s fatal accident is clearly chaotic, but we don’t see too many metaphors with negative connotations after this. She experiences a “storm of grief” while in the arms of her sister. However, once she is alone in her room, which is where most of the story takes place, things change. We see an “open window” and note “a comfortable, roomy armchair” awaits her. Like the similes and symbols, to be examined later, the metaphors foreshadow her shift in perspective. An open window clearly conveys possibility while a “comfortable, roomy armchair” suggests relaxation and space. This is not to say that at this point she has completely reversed her feelings. Rather, it is as though we are noting in from her sub-conscious. We should note that she does not relax but rather sinks into it: “Into this she sank, pressed down by a physical exhaustion that haunted her body and seemed to reach into her soul.” The metaphor “haunted” works neatly here to focus on her upcoming reverie about her time with her husband. We ask: Will she be haunted? Will she stay sunk in exhaustion? Then we think back to that “open window.” She next looks out that window: She could see in the open square before her house the tops of trees that were all aquiver with the new spring life. The delicious breath of rain was in the air. In the street below a peddler was crying his wares. The notes of a distant song which some one was singing reached her faintly, and countless sparrows were twittering in the eaves. According to Carl Jung, a Swiss psychologist and psychiatrist, metaphors can be quite revealing of ones hidden feelings.

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