In Patricia Smith's’ What It’s Like to be a Black Girl (for Those of You Who Aren’t), she eliminates the use of stanzas in her poem, which makes it appear as a miniature short story to the reader. Without the stanzas, the reader is encouraged to read the poem straight through, only breaking where there is punctuation. Her powerful words keep the reader attentive and truly capture the essence of her life. She begins her poem with the line “First of all”, the F in first being the only capitalized letter in the poem. She does not use other transition words like then, next or second, which one would expect, however, with each line, she takes the reader as she transitions from childhood to womanhood for a young black girl.
Lucille Clifton Introduction Lucille Clifton represents a double dose of uniqueness in the world of poetry; she is a woman, she is black, and she is powerful. She represents an unabashed version of poets. She is not afraid of speaking what is on her mind and does not mind the fact that some people will be offended. Her confidence in herself, her skin, her physique, and her heritage are unmistakable in the works that she produces. This is a woman who has written a poem about her hips, and the poem has become a literary treasure.
Not only does Adah have her own unique ways of thinking, but also she is very connected to poetry. She uses it often to connect her problems to other people, since she cannot always relate to those in her family. “Because I could not stop for death, He kindly stopped for me,” (Kingsolver 365). This
Although I want to say the movie was better just because Leonardo Decaprio was in it. In my honest opinion, I don’t know why Decaprio won an Oscar for this movie rather than all the other amazing movies that he’s previously acted in, such as Titanic, or the Aviator. His acting is always great, but I think he won the Oscar for the sake of winning it, because it was due time. He was nominated many times before, but for some reason failed to win.
Her style of writing captures the real experiences of African Americans during those times, being oppressed, discriminated against, and treated as second-class citizens. Brooks appears to be one of the fine writers able to generate a vivid picture in the reader’s mind, without the need of actual images… just by using suggestive verbs in her poems. Her voice is very passionate, expressing love, anger and pride all at once. Although I enjoyed reading “the mother,” I want to talk about “We Real Cool” because I feel it is a perfect example of using verbs to create a powerful piece. “We Real Cool” is a short poem, musical and rhythmic, constructed of four stanzas, with each stanza containing two simple sentences.
Similarly, in "making a fist" there is women who is looking back at at time where she was depressed, but instead of being negative about it she looked back at it with triumph and was reminiscing about making it through that time in her life and went on to say that "I who did not die, who am still living, still lying in the backseat behind my questions clenching and opening one small hand. " The two poem's theme is also similar, they are both about people going through life and overcoming obstacles to go on and still enjoy life. In "Lucinda Matlock" the theme of the poem is that you can't fully love life until you've lived through the good times and the bad. The Woman speaking tell her "Degenerate sons and daughters, life is too
Her childhood upbringing was difficult and drove him to overcome his own struggles. He used this example of courage to inspire him when he has trouble with his art. In the essay “The Cruel Country”, Cofer describes her mother in a photograph and how it moves her so much. She explains how the photo caught her mother in between emotions of smiling or crying.
Humans as a race are slowly forgetting their roots. In the Poem “Remember” the author Joy Harjo uses examples of literary devices such as repetition, symbolism, and personification throughout her essay. She does so to convey her message that people need to remember what they have and not to take things for granted. Her effective use of these devices helps persuade the reader to agree with her views.
Jane showcases this characteristic later in the novel when Janie is prepared to leave with Joe and start a new marriage but also is prepared to leave alone and go on the journey to the horizons has been searching for since her youth. Even though all of Janie’s marriage oppressed her in a way, Janie still reaches her horizon in the end. The peak point of Janie’s
I used Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT) techniques with some of my clients. I was not trained in this therapy but was familiar with the idea of being in the here-and-now. This technique worked for my schizophrenic client by keeping her focused on what was happening each day by writing in a journal and distracting her from what she thought had been happening in her past. I was able to use Art Therapy with the client I had with PTSD, depression, and suicidal thoughts. I had one client on probation who was ordered to be in counseling before she could get off of probation.
And, Hurston’s theme of writing is not direct, the plot is similar, a young woman is forced to marry an older widower. Hurston indicate Janie values in the novel: Their Eyes Are Watching God is joyless with her life, Hurston writes, “Ah ain’t got nothin’ tuh live for” (118). The change of the character growth represents how she has learned about life, including love, and sorrow. The author engage the reader attentions to overcoming fear can lead to harmony. Janie survival help understand that life is challenging , it is wonderful.
She is brave enough to live with the memories, and rather than thinking of them as a burden, she wears them as a badge of honour. b. "You give me this Saumensch of a book and think it 'll make everything good when I go tell my mama that we 've just lost our last one?"(262). - Liesel is not scared to
Whether a love poem, or a death poem, poetry is always composed with a specific task in mind the author is attempting to accomplish. The task may range from admiring someone or something, or even commenting upon the ills of society, but nevertheless, poetry is always written with the intent of delivering a powerful and meaningful message. Such is the case with the two poems, “Homage to My Hips” and “To an Athlete Dying Young.” Each poem utilizes certain elements differently such as symbolism, the topics of love and death, and emotional connection to bring the reader’s attention to significant societal issues, and illustrate the affect those issues have upon those in society. These poems are similar in that they both celebrate some aspect of