Isolation by: Thea Leavitt

Silence. Complete and utter silence suffocated the isolated steel building. Piercing rays of light shone down on the sleek silver structure, refracting off in a harsh glare and projecting a heavy shadow over the bustling city at its base. Far below, a moat of fog enclosed all four walls, a gaseous shield separating the tower from the world below. From the streets, it appeared to stretch straight up for miles until it scraped the edge of the atmosphere, standing proud and aloof, majestic yet untouchable. The surrounding town, however, vibrated with energy. Small buildings, dwarfed by the looming tower, huddled close together as crowds of traffic streamed by, as if leaning on each other for support. The city, caught up in its own light and sound, was unbothered by the winds far above its head, and scarcely even registered the dark smudge of the skyscraper against the clouds above. Unbeknownst to any observers, the towering structure quivered almost imperceptibly in the blustering winds far above the heads of the citizens. Secretly, it envied the chaos of the tangled web of streets below and the seas of people bouncing from store to store, and it would yearn for a gust of air to bring the scents of food carts and restaurants up to its heights. Each time a train passed or a siren blared, the high-rise swore it could feel the vibrating hum of the noises deep in its infrastructure. To the buildings of the town, the tower was noble, dignified. Until they’d climbed its stairs, though, they could never quite picture the view from the top.

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Thesis:

Through the use of descriptive language alongside literary devices such as personification, hyperboles and imagery the writer creates a lonely atmosphere to which the readers are transported to.

Lonely:

Without companions (solitary).

Having no friends or company, feeling left out or like you don't belong.

Planning Process:

Vocabulary/Literary Devices

feeling of being trapped, permanently exiled or separated from society
Personification used to exaggerate the feeling of not having a voice and the reality of how it can make you feel constrained
Hyperbole used to demonstrate the exaggeration and false way it is being depicted to society.
Personification was used to put an emphasis on the desire for attention and human interaction.
The undetected quivering is used to further demonstrate the effects of loneliness.
Personification to show the contrast between feeling isolated and alone and the feeling of being supported.
Overall message: you can not judge someones emotions until you step in their shoes and see there point of view.

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