Bernard baidoo
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I need some ideas on a narrative writing whereby the weather changes the atmosphere
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A literary device that could be useful is pathetic fallacy (a branch of personification where human emotions are reflected by inanimate objects of nature: easily could be used with weather). Writing in the Gothic genre (or taking elements from it) could also enable you to build a more atmospheric world. Here's an example of weather being utilised in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein:

"While I watched the tempest, so beautiful yet terrific, I wandered on with a hasty step. This noble war in the sky elevated my spirits; I clasped my hands, and exclaimed aloud, "William, dear angel! this is thy funeral, this thy dirge!" As I said these words, I perceived in the gloom a figure which stole from behind a clump of trees near me; I stood fixed, gazing intently: I could not be mistaken. A flash of lightning illuminated the object, and discovered its shape plainly to me; its gigantic stature, and the deformity of its aspect more hideous than belongs to humanity, instantly informed me that it was the wretch, the filthy daemon, to whom I had given life. What did he there? Could he be (I shuddered at the conception) the murderer of my brother? "

Here the tempestuous weather reflects the monster's crime whilst simultaneously adding to the gothic feel of the text.
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(Original post by ChanandlerBong19)
A literary device that could be useful is pathetic fallacy (a branch of personification where human emotions are reflected by inanimate objects of nature: easily could be used with weather). Writing in the Gothic genre (or taking elements from it) could also enable you to build a more atmospheric world. Here's an example of weather being utilised in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein:

"While I watched the tempest, so beautiful yet terrific, I wandered on with a hasty step. This noble war in the sky elevated my spirits; I clasped my hands, and exclaimed aloud, "William, dear angel! this is thy funeral, this thy dirge!" As I said these words, I perceived in the gloom a figure which stole from behind a clump of trees near me; I stood fixed, gazing intently: I could not be mistaken. A flash of lightning illuminated the object, and discovered its shape plainly to me; its gigantic stature, and the deformity of its aspect more hideous than belongs to humanity, instantly informed me that it was the wretch, the filthy daemon, to whom I had given life. What did he there? Could he be (I shuddered at the conception) the murderer of my brother? "

Here the tempestuous weather reflects the monster's crime whilst simultaneously adding to the gothic feel of the text.
I like to invert the pathetic fallacy when I can - have *****y weather when something really good is happening, or else beautiful weather for awful things.
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I like to invert the pathetic fallacy when I can - have *****y weather when something really good is happening, or else beautiful weather for awful things.
Fair enough, that's the great thing about writing: no limitations. They were looking for narrative theory hence my explanation.
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