The observations that Adah makes could not have been made by any other character in the book, this occurs because while characters like Rachel and Leah have changed throughout the book it has made them change about how they saw the Congo and made them acknowledge the problems they now face. Keeping Adah 's character mostly the same makes her a special character because while her family focuses on the problems they have such as no food while she is still observing the changes that go on because she can 't help due to her disease. Finally, Adah respect the writer of the poem because she doesn 't have much to do, but reading and talking about the poems bring her hope. The hope that she gets is about her managing to get to adulthood instead of dying young, this is why Adah explains why she likes William C. William. The reason she likes William C. is because he was a poet and a doctor and it brings Adah hope that if she could get to adulthood she would like to be a doctor-poet just like him and write poems about the people she meets.
In this poem she creates a brilliant, grotesque description of her “children” proving her mastery of words. It also must also be taken into account the era in which her poems were written. Ordinarily, in this period of history, it was not common to find an educated and well-versed woman such as Bradstreet. But why does she go to such great extent as to write a whole poem of the ugliness of her poetry? Considering the language used to describe her poetry; “ill-formed” “irksome” she must have written this poem in a moment of sadness and even anger.
Sunday Greens The poem “Sunday Greens” by Rita Frances dove who is an American poet that was the first African American to be appointed Poet Laureate Consultant by the Liberty of Congress. “Sunday Greens” is about a women in poverty and when she learns about how important keeping tradition is to her mother. Everything around her makes her feel like she needs a better life, but she knows that following her religion is much more important than a happy life. She wishes to keep her religion while living a sorrowful life, and cherish the memory of her mother. The shift and connotation helped me figure out the theme of the poem which is when people want to have a choice and change they can’t because they don’t want to break the principles.
This also influenced the barrier between Dee and her family in which they have different ways of interpreting their values. According to Mama, Dee “never taken a shot without mak’ing sure the house is included” which portrays how dee is using them as a product for her own heritage while still maintaining a barrier between them. Also since Dee was raised having “nice things” she never wanted to recognize her past as growing up in a poverty setting because she was embarrassed of it. When Dee changed her name to “ Wangero Leewanika Kemanjo” she believed she was staying true to her heritage by having an African name, but she failed to realize her real name ‘Dee’ was passed down several generations back to when her family were slaves. Dee has changed her clothing as well to fit her new beliefs and it is the traditional African clothing which Mama finds peculiar because that was not how she raised her daughters.
Most people, at some point in their life, hit a wall of negativity. Mary Oliver, in her poem, “The Journey,” emphasizes the trouble negativity has in the accomplishment of her goal, and later on how she pushes through it. Oliver’s purpose of writing this poem is to motivate those who may not have the overall strength to conquer all the hardship that is against them. She adopts an ardent tone in order to attract an audience who may be lost within life and to pull them into her writing. Oliver used emotion, voice, and ethos in order to strengthen her overall message of overcoming negativity.
Life is a journey. It has its ups and downs, but anyone can survive the challenges if he or she just believes. Many people can relate to life, but some people do not see it as Linda Pastan does as she shows it through her poems “Marks” and Baseball.” These poems were written in two totally different time periods of her life. Pastan portrays the use of extended metaphors in each poem, which creates a sense of………. Linda Pastan was a great poet while also a wife and mother.
There was a lot of pressure from the community surrounding her to join those who are ‘saved’ which were those that had faith in Jesus Christ, jauntily she ignored everyone around her and as a woman, persevered in what she believed. She was the type of individual that spent time in her room and had very minimal acquaintances that influenced her writing such as Benjamin Franklin Newton, a family friend. The reasoning behind why her literature is still read till today is because people relate to her hidden messages and extravagant ways of bringing forward social issues through emotional literature. In addition, the language used is in a way where it emotionally affected those in the modern era too, and post-modern era, within five to six stanzas and compressed verses she influenced the 21st century society to continue enlighten young individuals in our society that being unique and having different views is okay. Most of Dickson’s work was republished in vocabulary that common society could understand, as her poetry was written in the romantic era, it contained emotions that were unique and filled with content that made sense in her unique form and her way of inputting syntax in all her writing.
Though he had a mother, he may feel as though in this time of despair he had no one to guide and comfort him therefore being ‘motherless’ and him resorting to ‘Singing his frightened self to sleep’. Therefore, it seems like his purpose is to take on the role of a mother to those who read his works and are going through the same struggles and to bring them ‘ease’. This is further proven by the epigram which brings a twist where the poetry he read was initially addressed to himself but later is intended for him to bring comfort and hope to his readers. This connects to his other poem ‘Storm’ where he reconciles with his emotions and realizes that they’re not wrong and in doing so, the poem is able to bring relief and comfort to others who would have read this poem in such a dangerous time for gay people. His experience is able to guide and soothe
Not only does she feel she is less important in the eyes of another person, it leaves an everlasting effect on her life. The most clear message in Sylvia Plath’s poem “Daddy” is the use of tone to explain the hatred and challenges she experiences. To start off, the speaker sets an intense tone to demonstrate how she feels towards this person and the way they treat her. She expresses “black shoe” (2), and “lived like a foot” (3) to represent how the rank of herself is low compared to anybody else. The setting that she establishes makes the reader sense the agonizing hurt and pain that she is experiencing.
Preeminence in all and each is yours; Yet grant some small acknowledgment of ours (Norton 209) Her position as a woman in a puritan colony, and her doubts of the male hierarchy, a judgmental god and her love of her husband and community created much conflict within herself and her poetry. Her inner conflicts are expressed in a letter written to her children before she passed. In the letter she explains the first conflicts she had about her beliefs. “But as I grew up to be about 14 or 15 I found my heart more carnall, and sitting loose from God, vanity and the follyes of youth take hold of me” (Norton 235). She would battle this ‘looseness’ from God for the rest of her life, but she always found herself going back to her religion.
Sarah Kay seemed not to be completely engaging because her poems were confusing. She defined what poetry is to her, and she explained her past with poetry and what she is doing now to give everyone else the opportunities to discover poetry like she did in high school. Her presentation was visual because whenever she talked, she used body language as an example her hands showed what her words were saying. She talked for a prolonged period of time. She did not use much pauses and it was all recited.