Cold Sassy Tree By Olive Ann Burns Essay, Research Paper
In Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns she emphasizes on the
civilization that determines each characters fate. The use of figurative
language is used continuously in her book to give it a sense of real life.
There many obstacles of death and disappointments that lead up to a new
understanding of life. Burns use of simile, personification, and
hyperbole gives the book a realistic atmosphere.
There are many descriptive similes used to give a better interpret of
the story. Miss. Love plays ?…Lord, my sins be as scarlet… ? at the
church where the cold sassy community assists. Burns is comparing
Miss. Love?s engagement with Grandpa to the betrayal Hester Prinn
committed in The Scarlet Letter. This gives out a lot of background
information of what the author thinks of Miss. Love. In the book Will
says that Miss. Love?s ?… bosoms would of looked like two puppies
trying to climb over a fence….? The author shows the best description of
Wills age and state of mind. He is young and is growing both mentally
and physically. Will says ?…the question blurred out like a pitcher?s fast
ball….? Will is from an under educated family. He says little frases that
are mentioned by ignorant people that will express themselves the best
way they can.
Burns personifies many things found in cold sassy to show progress with
the environment and the people.