"And each fading flame left its imprint on the floor." This metaphor corresponds to the expression "giving up the ghost." The embers' death is analogous to a person dying and the spirit, or ghost, staying. This image was useful in making a clear distinction between living and dead things.
This quote is from Charles Dickens's novel A Christmas Carol. It comes from chapter 1, where we are told that the story will follow the adventures of Ebenezer Scrooge after he is visited by three spirits. The first two spirits, Jacob Marley and George Cratchit, warn Scrooge that if he doesn't change his ways, he will suffer financial hardship and lose those he loves. At the end of their visit, they leave him with this quote.
Dickens uses language very well in this quotation. He starts out simple but ends up being quite profound. The only word that might confuse someone reading this for the first time is "dying," since it seems like Scrooge is talking about the flames of candles going out. However, he is actually referring to the embers of burned wood that remain after a fire has been put out. Embers continue to burn long after the actual flame has gone out, which is why ashes are used as a symbol of mortality.
A blazing piece (as of coal) from a fire, particularly one that is smoldering in ashes. 2 embers, plural: a fire's smoldering remnants 3 embers plural: slowly withering or fading emotions, memories, thoughts, or behaviors that can yet be resurrected, the embers of his past lives
Embers are the remaining fragments of a burned wood or charcoal log. They remain hot for a long time after the fire has gone out and can start new fires by falling onto fresh fuel. Embers make good tools for starting new fires because they are both small and heat-resistant.
People sometimes keep ember lighters in their pockets to start fireworks or cigarettes when there is no other way to light a fire. When smoking marijuana, people often say that they "embrace their inner ember" to indicate that they are fully aware of what they are doing and have made the decision to proceed anyway. The expression comes from the idea that when you embrace your inner child, your body emits heat like an ember.
As a verb, to ember something is to burn it with intense heat so that its remains are only warm ashes. The word comes from the old English meaning "to embrace."
As a noun, ember means a small fragment of burning material, especially one used as a source of heat or light: an ember of hope; embers of love still glow within him.
To perish or expire To give up the ghost is to die or expire, or to stop operating in the case of a mechanical device. The expression "give up the ghost" may be traced back to the early 1600s and the King James Bible. In that version of the bible, ghosts were described as "spirits". When Jesus spoke of giving up one's spirit he was referring to surrendering to God and accepting his salvation.
So, "to give up the ghost" means to die or to be destroyed. It also means to quit or to lose control. This expression can be used to describe someone who gives up trying to fight off defeat or accept their fate.
For example, when Alexander the Great died of disease in 323 B.C., they said he gave up the ghost. They meant that he accepted his death. Then, his body became dead weight that could no longer contribute energy so it stopped functioning.
This expression is often used in describing people who have died. For example, "John Fitzgerald gave up the ghost" means that John had died. "The ghost of John Fitzgerald has been found on the roof of the building," says a newspaper article. Here, the ghost is being described as someone who is no longer alive.
Does this expression have other meanings? Yes!
The author employs the word "humid shadows" to convey the gloomy and serious tone that pervades the poem. As the poet compares the outside weather to his mental state, this line has a metaphorical sense of tear droplets. In addition, since rain is one of the five senses, this line can also be interpreted as a reference to all five physical senses.
This poem was published in 1602 in Dr. John Donne's collection of poems titled "Sunnings of a Rainy Day".
Climax. The story's climax occurs when Lina and Doon discover the map that leads to the realm above Ember. The only issue was that the map was damaged and shredded, but they were able to repair it. They then ventured into the pipeworks in pursuit of the world's highest ember. Once there, they found Gaius and Vivian who had also been looking for the world's highest ember. With their help, they were able to find it and bring it back to Earth where it destroyed the factory.
In the end, everyone survived except Lina's father who was killed during the explosion. However, since he died protecting his daughter, he achieved his goal of saving her life. This shows that even though the City of Ember fell, its people remained strong enough to rebuild it even better than before.
"I see an empty seat in the poor chimney-corner, and a crutch without an owner, well maintained," the Ghost said. The infant will die if these shadows are not changed by the future. You may be more worthless and unfit to exist in Heaven's eyes than millions of people like this poor man's child. If so, God will remove you from his sight forever.
This story is about regret. The father of the child will die because he has no desire or intention to save himself. He doesn't care that he will be sent to hell because he was only trying to do good but failed. This makes him very sad and remorseful.
The mother of the child also regrets her life because she knew what would happen to the child but still let him come into this world. She too will be sent to hell because she could have saved herself but didn't.
The spirit who sees all this will be sent to hell too because he had knowledge about their past lives and yet allowed it to happen.
Finally, the father will feel sorry for the mother and the child and try to get out of hell by begging Jesus for help. But since he didn't want to suffer any pain in hell, Jesus grants his request and allows him to stay in heaven until he dies.