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Whether it is the vivid descriptions on the rain dropping down on the cedar leaves or the desired emotional relationship of Ishmael and Hatsue, David Gutterson's novel, Snow Falling on Cedars is an explicit piece of literary art

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Shan Goonewardena May 25th, 2008 English, Grade 10 Identifying the Tone Whether it is the vivid descriptions on the rain dropping down on the cedar leaves or the desired emotional relationship of Ishmael and Hatsue, David Gutterson's novel, Snow Falling on Cedars is an explicit piece of literary art. The tone of a paragraph enhances the imagery, the structure and narration, and also what the author wants the reader to get out of reading the passage. Gutterson puts the simple ideas into more complex ideas to establish an emotional connection between the characters and the readers. The tone of a passage can be revealed by the structure and narration by the author. The structure and the narration of the passage is a very important aspect in the tone of the passage. ...read more.

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"The rain echoed in the canopy of leaves... the sword of ferns," (111). These minor details may seem unnecersary, but they consist of so much imagery and insight. The details made in this particular quote can help make the reader's mind more lucid and also create a connection to the paragraph itself. The structure and enviroment can also be gained through imagery. After reading the passage, the reader should get a general setting; it is raining and the rain is hitting against the leaves, in the cedar forest. This description may also prevail to some desired extent, the emotions and the thoughts by Gutterson. The writing in this particular paragraph gives an unique idea and the author allows the reader to want to identify these sentences and words, which brings out meaning. ...read more.

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The green usually symbolizes the growth of something and in this case, it is the relationship between Ishmael and Hatsue. Gutterson arranges the sentence in such a way that marks a new beginning and the growth of something new. The symbolism with the author's writing style makes this paragraph more significant. This passage has an impact and contributes to the relationship as a whole. The significance of this passage is immense, with the imagery and the inferences to the relationship of Ishmael and Hatsue. The repetition, the symbolism and the imagery united the paragraph. With the structure, the passage can be coherent. The structure and narration was a vital point in the passage because of it allowed the author to conclude a meaning. The setting is important in creating an enviroment using Gutterson's writing. With these differnent points, the reader is given a mental picture with a passage to dream upon. ...read more.

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