Both poems use objects such as the lonely streets and night time to make the reader feel the isolation. In addition, they both use questions to get the readers thinking and feeling of how it is to be lonely. Eliot and Ginsberg both display the theme of how lonely it is to not be able to be yourself in a time or place it is not accepted. The differences in these poems lie in the way the authors that Ginsberg uses imagery and Eliot uses personification. In “A Supermarket in California,” Ginsberg is using imagery to give the reader a way of being there thus creating an emotional attachment to the idea of loneliness.
the peom has a slow rhythm because, it is talking about serious topics. The poem uses figurative language to show deeper meaning, to help bring you into the reality of the dangerous time it was written. although it is a short poem, it brings you back into time and lets you see how it was durring those times The poem uses senses to help paint a picture of the spring time when every flower and tree is blooming. It lets you see the new light of spring, using figurative language he uses figuritive language to convety deeper meaning. nature's only gold for an hour, conveys that peace can only last so long before war breaks out again.
Ginsberg pays tribute to Walt Whitman in "A Supermarket in California." He feels a connection to him through poetry. This alludes to the idea that poets not only influence the world, but they influence each other. Through this connection in thought processes, they have a common ground. Ginsberg's writing expresses that this common ground of understanding is something only poets can understand.
In the painting Argos Recognizes Odysseus, Theodor van Thulden uses the scene of Argo’s last moments spent with his lost owner Odysseus to show that if a bond is strong enough people will always connect, while in his poem “Argos”, Alexander Pope uses the same scene to show that being too self-adsorbed with problems can lead to neglecting those that should be cared for. The poem Argos Recognizes Odysseus by Alexander Pope demonstrates the idea that often people neglect others when caught up in their own problems. When Odysseus leaves to go to war, he does not think of his puppy, Argos. Twenty years go by and Argos is no longer a puppy, he is a stray, aged dog. In the poem it first is talking about Odysseus, how he was alone and forgotten.
The early works of Eliot are in a low tone, and he often uses association, metaphor, and suggestion to express modern people 's depression. The famous poem “The love song of J. Alfred Prufrock" uses the inner monolog of the protagonist’s desire to love and fear of the contradictory attitude of love to illustrate modern emptiness and cowardice. From the content, the reader gradually learns the poem is about a middle-aged man. Prufrock invites readers to visit his involuntarily boring life and take a look at how the people around him live. In this
Yasmin Y. DeGout wrote an essay in the African American Review entitled, "Dividing the Mind: Portraits of Homoerotic Love in Giovanni's Room" (1992). In her essay, DeGouts argues that in his book, "Giovanni's Room", author James Baldwin depicts homoerotic love in two contrasting ways: as a natural yet tragic interaction between the protagonist and his love interest and as an atypical type of relationship caused by a result of David's past. DeGout supports her argument by, first, discussing society's views on homosexuality during the time period of Giovanni's Room as evidence of Baldwin's two depictions of homoerotic love. DeGout discusses the process of Baldwin's theme in his book and how his editor suggested that he destroy his manuscript,
Beauty is something that all young forms of life take advantage of. Elders show the younger generation how they used to look at their age to prove that appreciate the best moments in life because nothing lasts forever. In Robert Frost’s lyric poem “Nothing Gold Can Stay” and Mary Oliver’s lyric poem “Lines Written in the Days of Growing Darkness”, both authors state that appreciate the best moment sin life because nothing lasts forever. The speaker of Oliver’s poem encourages us directly to “let us go on, cheerfully enough” (line 18), even though the reader has the idea that darkness is coming. On the other hand, Frosts poem suggest indirectly that although nothing lasts forever, the current objects beauty must fade away in order for the new
Shakespeare’s 73rd Sonnet, “That time of year thou mayst in me behold,” deals with nature and the natural decline of the human body. Despite the subject matter, the sonnet is optimistic; addressed to the sweet youth, the poem argues that the boy’s affection must be strong since he knows about his lover’s impending death yet continues to love him. The author compares himself to the seasons, a sunset, and the last embers of a fire in the first, second, and third quatrains, respectively. Common threads of nature and self-exploration run through the sonnet. In keeping with the common thread of nature, the first quatrain explores aging through the lens of seasons.
Kenyon uses the rejection of the dawning of a new day as a final rebuttal of the idea that death is simply forgotten through mourning. However, “like the neighbor who means will/but always says the wrong thing” (Kenyon 15-16) indicates their mourning was not over, and they were in no mood to enjoy the bright melodies of birds just yet. Kenyon is able to use “The Blue Bowl” as a medium for social commentary regarding what she sees as a primitive mourning process that does not help those who undertake it. After careful analyzing the poem, the reader is able to understand Kenyon’s critique of the mourning that humans use to relieve the grief caused by the death of a loved one and interpret the shortcomings that the poet
The repetitive use of pronouns and satire are utilized in order to question the credibility and motives behind Jefferson’s actions, thus creating a demanding tone. In order to appeal to Jefferson’s emotions, personification and allusions are utilized to establish guilt for not adhering to his statements. Through Banneker’s letter, not only was his efforts successful in attracting attention to slavery, but it urged other advocates to fight for equality as