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Unformatted text preview: Willy Goebel Per. 5 Concrete Detail / I magery Although the events in John Steinbecks The Grapes of Wrath take place over the course of many days and many nights, Steinbeck uses imagery to convey more of a daytime feeling in the early pages of the book and a nighttime feeling towards the end. Light imagery is used at the beginning of the book to convey an attitude of daylight. Weather imagery, rather than dark imagery, is used toward the end to create the night atmosphere. These techniques combine to make the reader feel as if, through the full journey of the characters, only a transition from day to night has occurred. A general sense of daytime is conveyed through Steinbecks use of light imagery. In the very first paragraph of The Grapes of Wrath , the reader is informed that the sky became pale, so the earth became pale, pink in the red country and white in the gray country. The word pale as well as the colors pink and white exuberate visual brightness. This image of a glowing landscape causes the reader to find a general morning feeling amongst the words. Other such language throughout find a general morning feeling amongst the words....
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This note was uploaded on 11/03/2009 for the course NA 12345 taught by Professor Na during the Spring '09 term at École Normale Supérieure.
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- The Grapes of Wrath , Grapes of Wrath