Wiesel explains the how “Never shall I forget the small faces of the children whose bodies I saw transformed into smoke under a silent sky” (Wiesel 34). With the repeating of never shall I forget so many times, it makes the reader realize how horrible the Jewish were treated at the camp. This really kicks into the reader
Jane Yolen 's novel, The Devil’s Arithmetic, more aptly conveys the message of remembering than Donna Deitch’s film adaptation as seen through dehumanization, boxcars, and a love interest. One of the ways that Jane Yolen’s book better communicates the message of remembrance is through dehumanization. For example, Yolen writes, “A bucket of filthy water was passed around, and everyone grabbed for it eagerly. Hannah managed a mouthful before it was taken from her. There was hay in that mouthful, but she didn’t care.” Like animals, the Jews were fed through a bucket that is filled with all sorts of unhygienic and unsanitary things.
This quite literally means that the poet has trouble recognizing or simply cannot recognize anything that is absurd visually. Another portion of the text that is worth analyzing is whether or not the poet is a real person or a generalization about all or most poets. All of the lines in the poem use general text and never label a specific person. What’s interesting about the text is that without the title it would be nearly impossible to distinguish whether or not the person the poem is about is a poet or not. The way the text allows the reader to find a figurative meaning to the poem is by being vague enough and
The narrator assumes forgetting her lover will make the pain better and is angry at her heart for not allowing her to forget him. She wants to forget him as soon as possible “Haste! Lest while you’re lagging” (7), once again using an exclamation point to indicate anger and hurry, wanting the pain to end. The narrator is angry at herself for not being able to forget him and letting him get to her. This poem may allude to an unrequited love interest of Dickinson’s and the pain that comes with it.
This memoir, however, hides a greater lesson that can only be revealed through careful analyzation. To develop the theme of denial and its consequences, Wiesel uses juxtaposition and characterization. Wiesel uses juxtaposition to develop the theme of indifference and its consequences. Near the beginning of the memoir, Elie’s family is packing for their deportation to Aushwitz. There is absolute chaos, as Wiesel writes, “Bibles and other ritual objects were strewn over the dusty ground” (15).
If reading this from the perspective of depression you can imagine that he is cutting himself because he has no other option. Another line also reads, "it hit him in the middle"(19). This could be referring to a gunshot to the head because he had no other option but to kill himself. In conclusion, even though the poem "In the Pocket" was about a quarterback looking to pass the ball, depending on the reader, they could infer that this poem was about something completely different. If the reader was experiencing a bad relationship with a friend, fighting at war, or struggling with depression, they could all interpret this poem to be written about something different not just
In this poem, the main character is all alone. He is living in exile and has nobody. He was once with a group of people until one day he wasn’t. He once had happiness and everything he could have wanted until one day that was
This quote from the poem only makes Grendel seem like he is a vicious monster but, if anyone had read the novel they would know that Grendel was all alone in a world where he was like no one else. Now in the novel and the poem there is philosophy but the difference is that in the poem it is an older form of philosophy. “That I, alone and with the help of my men, may purge all evil from this hall,” (Lines 244-245). This philosophy was written in. Time where people believed that they would fight because they wanted to be the hero for the
Together, it helps prove the tenant in the poem was being mistreated. The sentences are very short to create urgency. The tone is very indignant and the author uses a euphemism to show that the tenant wants to act violently towards the landlord. ”You ain't gonna be able to say a word / If I land my fist on you" ( 19-20). Finally, the use of irony is embedded throughout the poem.
Stephen Crane’s poem, “Do Not Weep, Maiden, for War Is Kind” quite clearly speaks to the horror and grief of war, but does so in a roundabout way that comes across as sarcasm; in fact, it is exactly this heavy use of verbal irony that drives his message home to the reader. Verbal irony, put simply, is the use of words to deliberately convey the opposite of their direct or literal meanings. For example, the first stanza of Crane’s poem reads, “Do not weep, maiden, for war is kind. / Because your lover threw wild hands toward the sky / And the affrighted steed ran on alone, / Do not weep. / War is kind” (Crane 1-5).