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Ender's Game - Imagery & Vivid Language

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by Alyssa Davis on 17 December 2010

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Transcript of Ender's Game - Imagery & Vivid Language

Ender's Game Orson Scott Card Imagery & Vivid Language Setting The surroundings or environment in which the novel takes place Vivid Imagery Symbolism Symbolic meaning or character in literature The formation of strong and distinct mental images Motifs A recurring subject or idea in literature Dorms Battle Room Battle School Eros Lake Game Room above where boys lived
dazzling lights
2-D & holographic games
low gravity wooden houses
tunnels
Giant's Body
exactly what was portrayed during the game Orson Scott Card Used Diction in many ways throughout the novel.

Some being:

Use of Distinct words (ie Ender - conveys several meanings)

Author's use of "Modern" language (how people typically talked during that time period)

Character's use of language (Different Countries, Different ways of speaking)

Matches the tone with proper emotions during each scene Language

The communication of thoughts and feelings, such as voice, gestures or written symbols.
white clapboard mansion
top of a hill
lake Brandt on one side, private 5-acre lake on the other
boat slip Contributes to the sci-fi aspect of the novel The use of language throughtout the novel was shown in several different ways.

To show feelings of different characters
( "I didn't want to kill them all! I didn't want to kill anybody! I'm not a killer!" ) pg 297

To show thoughts
"It was not his fault he was a Third. It was the government's idea, they were the ones who authorized it - how else could a Third like Ender have got into school?"
(Ender has always been told it was the Governments fault he was a "Third" and now strongly believes it.) Pg 7 handholds along the sides
null gravity
empty room with 2 doors, one on either side
"stars" placed at random spots long and narrow rooms
bunks on both sides
long enough to see the curvature on the floor contributes to realism Where it's used Giant's Drink Game Diction The selection and use of words to convey meaning; quality, style, and sound of an individual's speech relative to prevailing standards Ender's Violence Evokes emotion "What could be torn by the small scavengers was torn; the maggots had done their work on the organs; now it was a desiccated mummy, hollowed-out, teeth in a rigid grin, eyes empty, fingers curled." During the shower fight "Bonzo's tight, hard ribs came against Ender's face, and his hands slapped against his back, trying to grip him." Pain Love In your opinion, would there be a big difference in the way Ender was portrayed if the Battle School was somewhere else and why? Draw what you believe a bugger looks like according to a quote or how Orson Scott Card described a bugger in the novel and explain your reasoning. Fight at school Fight on the flight to Battle School Fight in the Shower Killing the Giant Sadness Happiness During battles "It wasn't a dark game, but it wasn't a bright one either - the lights were about half, like dusk." The End

Ta Daaaaaaaaaaaa!!
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