The poet describes herself as "a wandering poet" because of the workshops she holds around the world and being an inspiration for people at all ages. Her poems, mostly about her experience as an Arab-American poet and addresses a cultural issues through an ordinary events. Nye constantly insists on the possible co-existence between her two cultures, in contrast, she writes about the struggle of the Palestinians and how the Arab resist to cooperate or to coexist. Therefore, the conflict in her poems reflect the conflict she has about wanting to connect them and the pain she feels for the Arab, who doesn 't live in their country. Naomi Shihab Nye has exposed the need for coexistence in spite of resistance in
The tone of the poem may sound may sound like the narrator may sound depressed or just felt lonely. She may have accepted the fact that she will have a career as a waitress for the rest of her life. Another thing the poem and the painting have in common is the fact that the narrator in "Night Waitress" felt like she is trapped in her own world and doesn't know a way
In Tennessee Williams’s play A Streetcar Named Desire, Blanche Dubois measures her family’s successes and failures against a standard that she believes reflects the social values of the Old South as practiced at Belle Reve, her lost plantation. She uses her reminiscences and behaviors to construct herself -- to other characters and to the audience -- as a Southern Belle: a representative of a group of highborn women from the antebellum South. As the play unfolds, however, it becomes clear not only that Blanche cannot live up to the Southern Belles code, but also that her ideas of the Old South are as illusory as the other self-deceptions to which she is subject. Confronted by the harsh reality of post-war America, Blanche finds comfort in escapism, traditionalism and illusions represented by the facades behind which she hides her true self. An aging Southern belle, Blanche Dubois rejects the truth that the reality presents to her, protecting herself with illusions and deceptive characterizations.
*INTRO* *BLACK ROOK IN RAINY WEATHER* “Black Rook in Rainy Weather” is focused on her feelings and thoughts, her lack of inspiration – although it appears as if she is writing about the outside world. She uses her nearby surroundings as a metaphor for her feelings and ideas. Plath feels empty and longs for nature and her mundane surroundings to ‘speak’ to her, to provide her with inspiration for her poetry “A minor light may still lean incandescent out of kitchen table or chair as if a celestial burning took possession of the most obtuse objects now and then…” She is in a state of desperation, and describes her life as a “season of fatigue” with “brief respites from fear of total neutrality.” The poem is suffused with her fear of failing. It is raining and
People look at the world in different ways. There are people who will look at all the beauty, whilst other might only see darkness in the world that they live in. To understand how another person sees the world is not easily comprehended, since it is different from your own point of view, however, at the same time it is something that we all yearn for. To be a fly on the wall, and see how people truly think and feel. In the short story, “Sorry for the Loss”, written by Bridget Keehan in 2008, the reader follows a woman who works for a prison chapel and must tell one of the inmates that his grandmother has passed away.
The quotation above juxtaposes what she the narrator from the other window, “out of another I get a lovely view of the bay and a little private wharf belonging to the state”. (83) The bay is a private estate which could suggest that this section of society is forbidden to women as she can only see this through her window. Moreover, the imagery and narration makes the reader feel as if they are alongside the narrator. Plath uses images of rotting fig trees, similar to the dark imagery of the garden, to convey the desperation Esther feels when confronted with issues of her future. This indecisiveness confuses her mind as she considers different life paths such as a wife, shorthand writer, waitress, etc.
• Regarded as the poet of domestic affections, and an advocate for women at the center of the cult of domesticity. • In many of Hemans ' works, a choice is made by several female characters to take their own lives rather than suffer the social, political and personal consequences of their compromised situations. The social context in which Hemans was writing was not largely conducive to the writing of women, as many modern readers might assume according to the poet 's success The general idea: "Indian Woman 's Death Song" Felecia Dorothea Hemans introduces an Indian woman who decided life was too difficult to handle it anymore since her husband left her for another woman. She takes her life, as well as her children 's lives, to escape it all. She was heard singing a death-song going down the Mississippi River with her children in a canoe headed toward their untimely deaths.
In his short story, “A Rose for Emily,” William Faulkner intends to convey a message to his audience about the unwillingness in human nature to accept change and more specifically the secretive tendencies of aristocrats in the South during the early 20th century. In order to do this, Faulkner sets up a story in which he isolates and old aristocratic woman, Miss Emily, from her fellow townspeople and proceeds to juxtapose her lifestyle with theirs. In doing this he demonstrates her stubborn refusal to change along with the town, but also Among several literary devices the author employs to achieve this contrast, Faulkner sets up his narrator as a seemingly reliable, impartial and knowledgeable member of the community in which Miss Emily lives by using a first person plural, partially omniscient point of view. The narrator is present for all of the scenes that take place in the story, but does not play any role in the events, and speaks for the town as a whole. Faulkner immediately sets up his narrator as a member of the community in the first line of the story, saying that when Miss Emily died “our whole town went to her funeral.” Although it’s never directly explained, it appears as though the narrator is an older member of the town.
“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.
‘A Different History’ by Sujata Bhatt is a poem that deals with identity, especially one’s cultural identity, in a post-colonial setting, specifically, India. There is also a strong link made between power and language in the poem, and how an oppressor’s language is imposed upon the suppressed. The poem is divided into two distinct stanzas, both of which are formatted differently and focus on different topics. The use of enjambments, repetition, sibilance, personification, and vivid kinesthetic and visual imagery in the poem depicts the poet’s plight about the loss of her cultural identity, and portrays how language is closely connected to power, as has been explored in the following essay. Bhatt begins by claiming that the ancient Greek