Hope shines bright. However, when hope is enveloped by despair, it will not be able to radiate its brilliance. Similarly, the sun is the most significant source of light in the world. But when shrouded by rain clouds, incoming solar radiation will not be able to reach the surface of the Earth.
Nonetheless, no matter how tenebrous the future seems, no matter how hopeless the situation looks, we should not despair. Instead, we should always remain optimistic and forge ahead.
In To Kill A Mockingbird, Atticus Finch once said,
Courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what.
In the day, there is the sun.
In the night, there are the stars.
We are constantly being showered with hope from the skies above.
Grey clouds may clot the sky temporarily,
But the sun and stars will always be there for us.
Every single day…
For the above two scenes, the literary device used is imagery, one of the strongest and most common device found in literature. Here, words and phrases, such as ‘rain clouds’, ‘dark road’, ‘stars’, are used to create mental images for the reader, helping the reader to visualise and gain a clearer understanding of what the author is trying to say.
Other Examples: The gushing brook stole its way down the lush green mountains, dotted with tiny flowers in a riot of colors and trees coming alive with gaily chirping birds.