“A city is more than a place in space, it is a drama in time,” Patrick Geddes said. In urban settings in literature and present day urban areas this is shown. Drama is everywhere from little issues to bigger issues. In many pieces of literature there are the same issues as in present day cities in the United States. In the book Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman it is shown the issues portrayed in Cleveland,Ohio.
The poem “Cinderella” by Anne Sexton is about a girl who finds her prince charming. In this poem it is told in a different way then I remember it is a lot more gruesome and gory. Cinderella lives with her father, stepmother, and stepsisters and they treat her as a servant. She has to clean, cook, and do all of their chores. When she wishes to go to the ball the evil stepmother tries to load her down with chores, but Cinderella has a white dove that is her guardian angel.
• Historical Perspective of the Poem Most poem readers would take the poem at face-value, disregarding its poetic composition, rhyming and ideas asserted. According to Robert Frost, the poem was composed in just one night. The poem ‘Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening’ was composed in 1922 and published in 1923 in ‘New Hampshire’ volume. After pulling off an all-nighter on his poem ‘New Hampshire’, he stepped outside in wee hours of the morning and had a sudden inspiration for the poem.
Teenagers have always sought to be their own person, forgoing rules and even recommendations in favour of self-determination. While an honourable undertaking, this path to self-discovery, leads them to experience new ordeals, where mistakes will be made. To reassure us that these mistakes are not necessarily bad, Elizabeth Alexander, in her poem "Nineteen", illustrates how youth 's desire for freedom¬ and to escape from their reality allows them to grow into adulthood and leads them to make choices that will impact their perception of the world. This theme will be analysed through structure, symbolism and contrast.
William Cullen Bryant wrote “Thanatopsis” at the very young age of seventeen. The word thanatopsis is defined as, “a view or contemplation of death.” It surprised me when I learned that he had written such a deep and detailed poem about nature and death when he was my age. I had to read the poem a couple of times before I even began to understand Bryant’s wording and what he meant by it all.
Robert Frost wrote this poem in 1923. Frost is referencing creation from the perspective of a christian. The poem is about creation and how creation evolves over time. Frost is an American Poet from New England he was very concerned with the 20th century climate. This piece if from 20 century poetry.
Journeys are something to be documented. The trip that is taken to reach a destination is one that should be written down and told to the world. Whether it be through novels, television, or in this case- poetry. Mary Oliver and Charles Bukowski have both written immensely famous poems focusing on a specific journey. In “The Laughing Heart” the journey is to reach the potential offered in life.
Dreams are vital to live as they carry one to aim for the future. Without dreams, one's heart is lost, Dreams searching for another possible outcome. In the poem Dreams, Langston Hughes makes a theme statement that dreams have a purpose in our life and without dreams, one's goal can not flower in an open field. He uses many devices to portray the thematic statement and the ones that stand out the most are the personification, metaphor, and the tone.
The rose that grew from concrete The picture I chose was a rose that grew from concrete. I chose this picture because it has a powerful message to send. That message is interpreted in many ways. I sometimes look at the picture, and it allows me to persevere through challenging times, to overcome obstacles not only in school but life.