This poem is about a mother holding her dying son in her weak arms before she buries him, it paints a picture of an un-natural death that gives you a new image of life. The poem describes how the mother is trying to cope the pain she is in and the circumstances and surroundings make the poem even more depressing, she is faking a smile ‘ghost smile’ to overcome her sadness to the loss of her baby. It seems that she’s recently been in a natural disaster or a war and sought shelter in a refugee camp with her dying son, the poem is written in free verse, there is no rhyme scheme and the length of the stanzas are inconsistent. There is a religious reference included in the first line that symbolises Mary and Jesus, sibilance is also used throughout the poem. I think that the reason the last word is ‘grave’ because that is surely the end which ends the poem with horrible closure, however, the flowers give a somewhat positive image.
Gabriel included the gloomy theme in his holiday speech: “still cherish in our hearts the memory of those dead and gone great ones whose fame the world will not willingly let die” (Joyce 13). Christmas and snow can be treated as opposite symbols of the death. The holiday has a cheerful atmosphere, but with a context that it will finish soon and people will return to more gloomy reality. Gabriel demonstrated it during his thoughts about his aunt Julia: “Poor Aunt Julia! She, too, would soon be a shade with the shade of Patrick Morkan and his horse” (Joyce 22).
Have you ever had a dream of being chased and you woke up sweating, out of breathe and your heart is beating so fast? Have you ever stopped and wondered how your dreams work and what they mean? Or have you ever wondered how they even occur? Although some think that dreams have meanings, it turns out that dreams have no meaning whatsoever. Many people have different ideas as to why we have dreams and their meanings behind them.
(“Poor Grendel’s had an accident,” I whisper. “ So may you all) (Gardner 174) Was the last words Grendel had to say in his last moments of life to the people watching him die. I believe that Grendel said this in the way of a curse to the people. Since Grendel meets the people at the beginning of the story after his bull attack, he believed that everyone was nice but after being with them for a short period of time he realizes that humans are evil. For example, in the book it states, “You’re all crazy,” I tried to yell, but it came out a moan.
At the feats scene Gabriel, the nephew of the two aunts who are throwing the Christmas feast, is supposed to be give a speech. Well before he gets up to speak he contemplates saying “the quotation from Browning” because “he feared they would be above the heads of his hearers.” Here we see that Gabriel does not want to tell the quote in his speech to all of the guest because he feels he is to smart for them and that thy will not understand nor appreciate the quote for what it should be. This shows Gabriel’s true values that he does not think highly of people who are not as smart as him which is a bad way to look at the world because then one closes off people from themselves but also they close off a part of themselves from people, which is not healthy for anyone
The connection between these two stories present a unity. While the beginning story presents a sculptor who exiles himself from his native Ireland, “The Way Back” is concerned with a painter who returns to it. Both stories are about an artist's attempt to deal with Irish material itself. “In the Clay" depicts not only criticism of the Irish Church but more importantly, views John Rodney being sympathically criticized in the sense that he is pathetic due to his lack of feeling. It shows Rodney’s fight for freedom not only of the national and churchy underdevelopment but also of his own efforts to free himself from this very underdevelopment.
Although these dreams occur while we are falling asleep, they interpret a completely different meaning. Falling can mean you are insecure, you are losing grip, or you simply have fears that need to be faced. There are many interesting facts about dream such as when dream occurs, theories of dream and what they mean. Dream interpretation is important for everyone because being able to analyze the information in your own dreams can allow you to solve problems in reality. Understanding when dream occurs, theories of dream and what they
My situation was similar to the story of How Reading Changed My Life, by Anna Quindlen. In the story, the author gave a self-reflection on her passion and progression as a reader. Anna was a disconnected child that was loved reading books. Anna genuinely loved reading books for the sake of doing it and she enjoyed it. Reading books was a soul-searching experience for her because reading books brought joy to her, she dedicated her time to read books and she made reading books a part of who she was.
The other angels tried different methods to wake him up but to no effect. After they tried different methods to wake him up, they eventually gave up and just went on to sing “O Holy Night”, they weren’t expecting Gabriel to wake up from the song and they immediately sent him to meet with the Almighty Father. There, God tasked him to go to the planet Earth and search for Mary and Joseph and tell them that they will be the guardian of the Messiah and the King of Kings. After Gabriel heard God’s commands, he immediately went on to his journey and searched for Mary and Joseph. And one night at Mary’s house, the angel sent by God named Gabriel appeared and called out to Mary saying “Hail, you are highly favored, the Lord is with you, blessed are you among women.” Mary was troubled at first and was shocked of what manner of salutation this should be.