She is torn between the love of her life and the life she left behind in Mexico. In Pat’s poem it shows her discomfort and wanting to fit in with both cultures that she has grown accustomed to, she doesn’t want to feel neglected she wants to be able to fit into both like a puzzle piece. In Frida’s art it depicts her standing in between holding the Mexican flag, which shows her love and culture that is Mexico. In Pat’s poem it states that ‘Between the fringes of both worlds,by smiling and masking the discomfort’ which makes her mood oppressed and hidden behind her ‘not fitting in’ . The illustration and the poem both depict how the women feel towards the cultures of two.
“I like to tell stories, stories in my head sometimes. Sometimes when the Mailman comes by-” (Cisneros 109), in this quote, Cisneros is using her stories to escape the boredom and drudgery of everyday life, passing the time by imagining a story. “I am going to tell you a story about a girl who didn’t belong” (Cisneros 109) In this quote it seems like she has some things to get off her chest in the form of a story. Normally when authors use this style of introducing a story when reflecting on something. Cisneros uses the story of Rafaela to symbolize a need to escape, in her case literally.
She constantly searches for her own identity when she doesn’t even realize, what she does now will become a new version of herself in the future. This is where the use of Poetry comes into play. She observes the world and describes it in a different perspective. One where she can find no negativity in calling it a safe haven. Esperanza despised living on Mango Street, but little by little she discovers fragments of herself wanting to become a better person.
“When I discover who I am, I will be free.” ~Ralph Ellison With a cultural identity as unclear as her own, Sarah Howe grew up questioning the human condition, specifically regarding the idea of belonging. Yet despite her great efforts in discovering what it means to have a bicultural heritage, her journey of understanding is forever ongoing. This journey and thirst for belonging inspired her poetry book Loop of Jade. Howe begins her book with the poem Mother’s Jewellery Box. The poem acts as a gateway to the main topic discussed in her other poems: the relationship between her and her Chinese heritage.
This essay will argue what is meant by the representation of the Other in the novels The Icarus Girl and Shadow Tag. The other is a representation of the questions surrounding identity that arise in these texts. The Icarus Girl focuses on the alternate identities of Jessamy Harrison and her struggle to find a fitting identity because of having a multi-national heritage. Shadow Tag takes a different approach to the question of identity, as Irene America attempts to escape her identity as a domestic abuse victim in the blue diary that she keeps hidden from her husband Gil. There is also the question about the identity of the narrative voice of the novel.
To make the story interesting, the author creates a conflict between two different communities by stating, “That’s right- run, boy, and tell that foreign girl her letters are not welcomed here or you will be hurt by me and my friends” (Clements) (136). From this quote, the author makes this interesting for readers by making the conflict relate to the theme of the story. Therefore, many readers would be captivated by this book. Near the end of the story, the author employs a literary device, such as imagery, by saying, “She saw the field through Sadeed’s eyes; it wasn’t flat and boring, but beautiful” (Clements) (183). From this sentence, the author provides imagery for the reader to feel heartwarming, heartbreaking, and interested.
In the title, “Being Brought” refers to Wheatley being taken against her will. She wrote this title to inform her audience on the background information, like where she was from and taken to, otherwise might not have been understood from the poem. She uses the passive voice to be different from what would be spoken normally in conversation. I think she tried to put a lot of thought into her poems to help the audience focus. 5.
“We live in a world where we rarely speak out and when someone does, often nobody is there to listen,” is a quote by Jaycee Dugard in her memoir A Stolen Life. Authors must be able to appeal to their readers in order for the story to be heard. While writing, they consider using multiple different tones and stylistic choices to entice an audience. In A Stolen Life, Jaycee Dugard utilizes a concerned tone and matter-of-fact style in order to express her emotions, provide readers with ample knowledge of her situation, and reflect on her life experiences. Jaycee Dugard never expected her childhood to be taken away.
She wanted to create an atmosphere where we are suspecting and doubting the words of the mother. Whatever the mother says, the reader is to take the opposite of what is really happening into account. She exemplifies this through the use of repetition of the mother saying that the child walks backwards, and by the second time she repeats this phrase we are fully aware of the mother’s true intentions of abuse. Perhaps the poet intended to invoke emotions of anger and confusion from the reader as they have written the poem in a very raw, realistic way. The poet is attempting to extinguish the bystander effect amongst her readers by choosing a very solemn and tragic mood to place emphasis on the reality of child abuse that goes unreported due to people not questioning what they are hearing.
Confinement and women meet once again. In “The Chrysanthemums,” John Steinbeck uses the story of Eliza and her flowers to portray the confinement that she feels; the theme of confinement is found throughout the entire short story. Steinbeck shows Eliza’s confinement using vivid imagery. In this work, the reader gets a glimpse of Elisa feeling free and alive but this is shutdown by the reiterated fact that Elisa is confined primarily because she is a women. The idea of confinement can be seen through the images that the author puts forth for the reader.
Poetry Poetry is a type of literature that uses writing aesthetically to create a certain feel or emotion towards a topic. Nikki Giovanni, the poet of ‘The World is Not a Pleasant Place to Be’ and ‘Ego-Tripping’, uses these special techniques of writing to make her poetry speak to her readers. The two poems are connected with showing what the almighty power love has on your decisions but also on your life in general. At the same time, they are teaching you to be humble about your privileged accomplishments. Nikki Giovanni was born in Knoxville on June 7, 1943.
Noonucal uses personal pronouns, such as 'we ', 'my ', 'us ', 'me ' and 'our ', to involve the reader in the poem and unite the readers as a nation. She uses the simile 'A maggot in the mind ' (17) to refer to the useless and pointless negative and hateful relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. There are two characters in this poem: her and her people. She is trying to convince her people to 'come stand
Staples spends time helping readers understand why poverty has affected mostly women in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Staples explains why poverty affects women in various ways. I agree with the information that she has provided to the reader and how women find it useless how to learn how. “It’s very difficult to motivate women to learn unless you provide a concrete reason.” (584) In Staples article, she gives an example of how it was hard to motivate the women in Pakistan and Afghanistan. She explains how the women aren’t willing to waste their time finding someone to care for their child and animals while they are being taught how to read.