Elton John’s “Candle In The Wind” and White’s/Merlyn’s goals for the future has many similarities. White’s goals represent the candle and the man’s stupidities represent the wind. The more disagreements and ignorances blow out White’s goals for mankind. While John’s flame represents the life of a person whether it is Norma Jean or Princess Diana. The wind, in John’s first song, represents harsh, demanding audience of Marilyn Monroe. Her fans pushed her to be someone she is not. In John’s second song, the wind represents the cruel motion of life. Princess Diana suffered an unfaithful husband and an undeserving death. Both candles represent an active life that is vulnerable to the harsh wind. Merlyn’s goals will be refused by the community at
It is wholly recurrent to blindly skim through a detailed piece of literature and be unconscious to the likeness it shares with other pieces of literature. I am surely guilty of this ignorant practice, however. As I was reading “Hanging Fire” by Audre Lorde and “On Turning Ten” by Billy Collins, I didn’t truly perceive the connection right away. The obvious was already divulged in my mind; they’re both in the points of views of children. They, however, both have a mutual theme; growing up brings uncertainty and disappointment.
Both Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun and Langston Hughe’s “Po’ Boy Blues” present Walter Lee Younger and the speaker of the poem as men with similar stories, however both reach different conclusions with their struggles. Both men at the start of their stories have hopes and dreams. Later, their trust is betrayed and they lose their thoughts of happiness. However, at the end, Walter is able to regain his determination to keep fighting and surviving, while the narrator of the poem is unable. Both protagonists believe in their dreams, and have high hopes for the future.
In the stories “Gwilan’s Harp” by Ursula K. LeGuin, “The Washwoman” by Isaac Singer, and “The Last Leaf” by O. Henry, the characters experience great loss. Each of these stories’ most tragic moment happens when an important character dies. “Gwilan’s Harp” portrays the loss of Torm, Gwilan’s husband; however, the author creates redemption at the conclusion. The touching washwoman’s demise in “The Washwoman,” though heartbreaking, reveals an excellent moral lesson.
1) Amelia Earhart’s biography, a reflection of key events, describes significant moments that occurred throughout Amelia’s life by chronological order. Highlighting various aspects of the intimate experiences she faced, the text represents Amelia’s personality as a passionate and strong-minded individual. The text allows readers to obtain the objectivity along with a distinct picture of Amelia. Capturing the troubles Amelia encounters, the text expresses the similar effect of Amelia’s father’s continuous drinking problem. Though having a lack of intimacy throughout Amelia’s childhood, the cause eventually impelled Amelia towards her flying dream.
Darkness and music have given unusual prominence that emphasises the awful life in Harlem, and how music brought those two brothers together at the end of the story. Each symbol represents its own unique sign. The light used in many forms such as moonlight, spotlight, or even the light of the car. “There isn’t any other tale to tell, it’s the only light we’ve got in all this darkness” (James). Besides the fear, and despair of society in Harlem, the light seems to be glowing in the darkness, symbolizes a form of salvation and a moral life.
In “A Bolt of White Cloth,” the author, Leon Rooke, uses symbolism to describe love. He develops the idea that love can bring happiness into one's life but to achieve happiness, one’s must have compassion and commitment through hard times. This is shown through the interactions between the peddler and the couple, who live a simple life loving each other. The peddler states that, “You can only buy my cloth with love,” symbolizes that love can be priceless. The peddler sold his cloth to the couple for having compassion and commitment through the hardships of not being able to have children.
The poems Untitled by Emily Dickinson and Acquainted With The Night by Robert Frost both deal with the themes of darkness and night. While on the surface they seem similar, they have very different meanings, which are made clear through devices such as diction, imagery, symbolism and irony. Robert Frost’s poem uses darkness as a metaphor for depression, while Dickinson uses the same symbol to mean ignorance. Both poems are told from a first-person perspective. However, Dickinson favors the pronoun “we” while Frost uses “I” almost to the point of excess.
The poem begins with the speaker looking at a photograph of herself on a beach where the “sun cuts the rippling Gulf in flashes with each tidal rush” (Trethewey l. 5-7). The beach is an area where two separate elements meet, earth and water, which can represent the separation of the different races that is described during the time that her grandmother was alive and it can also represent the two races that are able to live in harmony in the present day. The clothing that the two women wear not only represent how people dressed during the different time periods, but in both the photographs of the speaker and her grandmother, they are seen standing in a superman-like pose with their hands on “flowered hips” (Trethewey l. 3,16). The flowers on the “bright bikini” (Trethewey l. 4) are used to represent the death of segregation, similar to how one would put flowers on a loved one’s grave, and on the “cotton meal sack dress” (Trethewey l. 17) it is used to symbolize love and peace in a troubled society.
Both the story and poem agree that the princess is a kind and caring child. In the story, “[the princess] with a sweet and powerful impulse to comfort [the king], she started from her chair and… threw her arms affectionately about his knees.” She was turned to gold because she wanted to comfort him, showing her affection and kindness. This same kindness is shown in the poem when she sings, “A falling leaf in fall’s a thing to mourn.” The princess from the poem is the type of person who is sad over the death of any living thing, including something as seemingly insignificant as a leaf.
This creates an internal conflict of her feeling alone and broken, causing great emotion. This song shows hope for her to find another man as great as him because he found a women that gives him more, “guess she gave you things I didn’t give to you.” Adele wants the butterfly feeling to last forever, although she wished it would be with him. This song is very honest and the artist wants to release someone from her mind who hurt her, but it is not that easy. Adele uses similes such as, “never mind,
In addition to this, at the beginning, they think that they know what love means; they have the hope to find the definition of love and, in the middle of the story they begin to lose in the subject so their hope to find the definition of love also becomes vanishing.” The light was draining out of the room, going back through the window where it had come from. Yet nobody made a move to get up from the table to turn on the overhead light” (Carver 183). This highlights that towards the end of the story, they do not know what they talk about, interested in coming up with a definition or they do not even move from where they sit so, their hope to find the definition of love is completely gone. As it is shown above, Raymond Carver by using the sunlight as a symbol illustrates the difficulty of love in the
The song of the nightingale, the love that blossomed and resonated within her, caused the girl’s transformation. The eighth and ninth verse further illustrate her changed emotional state. She barely perceives her environment as she wanders around aimlessly. She even forgets to protect herself from the heat of the sun, because her mind is elsewhere. Compared to the first stanza that is predominated by light vowels, especially a and i, the second stanza sounds dark and heavy due to the repeated dark vowels o and u and the end-stopped verses.
Langston Hughes was an American poem born in the early nineteen hundreds, who became known as the leader of the Harlem Renaissance. He published many poems that brought light to the life of people of color in the twentieth century. There are three poems that the speakers are used to portray three major themes of each poem. Racism, the American Dream, and Hopes are all the major themes that Hughes uses to highlight the average life of a person of color. Theme for English B,” “Harlem,” and “Let America Be America Again” were three of Hughes’s poems that was selected to underline the themes.
Leilah Smith Dr. Cothren English II G March 1, 2018 Behind the Scenes: The Blissfulness of Nature Nature is a pure and natural source of renewal, according to Romantics who frequently emphasized the glory and beauty of nature throughout the Romantic period. Poets, artists, writers, and philosophers all believe the natural world can provide healthy emotions and morals. William Wordsworth, a notorious Romantic poet, circles many of his poems around nature and its power including his “The World is Too Much With Us” and “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud.”