Sherman Alexie grew up on a Spokane Reservation. He was born October 7th, 1996. Which then makes him 50 years old. He had a high risk of mental disorders, luckily it went good and he suffered no damage. Sherman Alexie promoted the understanding of the struggle of an Indian through the books Indian Killer, Reservation Blues and The Toughest Indian In The World.
The first view this song supports is that you are in charge of your own life and destiny; the lines "No one else, no one else can speak the words on your lips. Drench yourself in words unspoken live your life with arms wide open. Today is where your book begins, the rest is still unwritten," represent that perfectly. Another view this song embraces is one of non-comformity and being willing to do what others may not in the lines of "I break tradition, sometimes my tries are outside the lines. We've been conditioned to not make mistakes, but I can't live that way". This is a wonderful song that represents transcendentalist
This essay will look at Ernesto Cardenal as a poet and an activist in the Nicaraguan Revolution, how these two worlds merged together, more importantly how it affects his writing in the context of Epigramas and Hora 0, and whether or not these political works can still be considered poetic. While there is a wealth of poetry today that could be analysed for similar techniques, I have chosen to investigate modern music instead. After all, what is a song but a poem set to music and in today’s culture it is likely to have as broad a reach across varying demographics, if not broader.
The poem Truth, by Gwendolyn Brooks, has a lot of symbolism in it. Different things throughout the poem both represent parts of the Civil Rights movement as well as things that we can relate to our lives today. She did really well with her literary elements used, especially personification. This makes her writing more relatable and realistic in our minds to grasp. Truth is a wonderful poem full of all sorts of different literary elements.
The method of approach that I chose for this artifact is Cluster Criticism. As stated in Rhetorical Criticism:Exploration and Practice, Cluster Criticism is “the meanings that key symbols have for a rhetor are discovered by charting the symbols that cluster around those key symbolism an artifact.” A cluster analysis provides a survey or blueprint of the rhetor’s mind in which results in giving us insights into the meanings of key terms and thus a worldview of the rhetor, even the rhetor may not know.
Have you ever been scared of going somewhere new? How about enrolling in a certain program? Did you want to just conceal yourself from the world around you? Maybe you stay that way for a while, but then you get up and realize that you have to move on, confront your fears, get on with life. The poem “Speech to the Young” by Gwendolyn Brooks is a poem talking to younger people that advises them on their lives going forward. It tells them to never give up, don’t let people deter them and always have sights on what you want to accomplish. Clarified explanation of the message, effective and clever use of hyperbole and metaphors, and choosing a certain audience all contributed to the overall relevance and flow of this poem.
O’Connor’s use of biblical allusions. O’Connor’s knowledge of Christianity allowed her to create parallels between the Bible and her literary works.
The poem “From this Height” by Tony Hoagland explores the ideas of the power of wealth, individual versus society, and the circle of life. The speaker, a very wealthy man, uses his money to support his opulent lifestyle. His wealth gives him a very affluent place in society and access to many things a middle class man would only dream of. The speaker struggles with the fact that society played a huge role in his success, yet most people do not get to life the way that he does. The idea of the “circle of life” gives the speaker a reason to justify the way he uses his money and lives his life, because he realizes “it would be a sin not to enjoy” all that he has been blessed with.
One big aspect in Donna's response was her emphasis and importance of developing a thesis. The two essays we read were precursors in showing us the importance of a thesis and how we are to incorporate it into our writing. Donna also went on to talk about the importance of considering your audience. When it comes to the two essays, "Once More to the Lake" happens to be much more relatable and pertinent than "The Death of the Moth." She also touched on the importance of symbolism. These essays were great examples on how to portray a deeper meaning in a piece of writing. In general terms this essay prompt helped us establish and look into the basics of writing an essay.
For instance, Johnson asks black Americans to sing until heaven “Ring with the harmonies of Liberty”; with “ev’ry voice”, full of “faith” and “hope”. Similarly, the second stanza starts with Johnson asking “Have not our weary feet/Come to the place for which our fathers sighed?” and ends with him declaring that “we stand at last” out of the “gloomy past”. Johnson’s cause and effect writing style provides the reader with a reason to sing and its benefits. Johnson recognizes black America’s misery over time; however, he too knows that nothing good comes easy. Organizing his stanzas to illustrate the blessings of drudgery and “steady” perseverance encourages black Americans to continue “treading” forward “til victory is won”. By offering a glimpse of black freedom and pride, Johnson’s poem forges a connection Black American hardships are presented as motivations for singing, pushing forward, and keeping faith in God. This idea is further magnified in the poem itself since Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing has a cause and effect design. There is a shift from high-energy praise of the first stanza in which Johnson asks singers to “Sing a song” of “rejoicing” and “harmonies”, to the prayer of the closing two verses in which Johnson asserts he is “true to our God” and “native land”. Johnson organizes the poem by defining an action related to black Americans - “Lift[ing] ev’ry voice and
Since the beginning of human civilization, a form of government has been enacted to ensure a nation’s continuity; however, these institutions often become exceedingly powerful over their people. In Brave New World, the author, Aldous Huxley creates a theme expressing the significant danger that resides in the existence of extreme, administrative control over a populace, as leaders will retain their power continuously and unregulated. At the time when the this narrative was devised, the rise of communism and dictatorships were a threat to human rights. Through the creation of the dystopian society indicated in the novel, people are able to realize the effects of these types of governments. The thematic political issues are developed by utilizing
Hymns hold an import place within Canada’s history. Therefore, Canada now has several different religions within it. Hymns are designed for singing in worship, and are regarded as primarily religious (Watson, 1999). Hymns allow for the congregation to participate within the Church service. It’s a chance for the congregation to create music by singing in unison, therefore creating a closeness/unity within the community. Hymns are songs used to bring worship and praise (Watson, 1999). In this essay, I will be looking specifically at K.D. Lang’s, ‘Hymns of the 49th Parallel.’ I will look at who was behind Lang’s inspiration for the album, and how they fit within Canadian popular culture. I will then explore Emile Durkheim’s theory of religion,
This poem "Lucinda Matlock" was a preference of my own because it shows how much Lucinda went through in her life with many situations and she still had the right mindset to say that she loved life in other words. This poem is really interesting because it talks about many sad and bad situations that she went through and she managed to get through them no matter what. This poem relates to the world we live in because there are many people that are going through situations like hers or even worse and even when they are at their worst, they still want to live life to the fullest. Sometimes we do have our ups and downs just like anyone else, but some of us take those situations differently than others. We all need to learn to have a positive mindset
The ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’ is a poem written by Wilfred Owen on September 1917. Wilfred Owen was born on 18th March 1893, in Oswestry, United Kingdom, and his poems are famous through the use of descriptive words to portray the pity of the war, which is a common theme throughout all of his poems. Owen wrote most of his poems between August 1917 to September 1918 before he was killed on 4th November at Sambre-Oise canal in France. ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’ is a poem about a soldier dying in foreign country, and no one is praying for them; at the same time, the family in home country just can pray and do nothing other than that. Owen describes the theme of this poem agony of forgotten soldiers by using several literary devices such as imagery,
Literal sense: In Psalm 22, someone cries out to God and pleads for Him to save him from torments of his enemies. Progressively through the passage, he changes his tone. It goes from angry and negative to positive. He then thanks God for rescuing him. The man in distress says there’s no one else who can help him besides God. By reading this, one can clearly tell that this poetic literature because of the rhymes and metaphors.