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. Dickinson may have used this poem to express her feelings about an unrequited love interest and the pain that comes with it.
In the poem “forgiving my father”, Lucille Clifton writes of a young daughter reminiscing about her father’s recent death. The daughter talks about it being Friday, it being payday. She discusses her father and how he owed her and her dead mother money when really they just wanted him to be present. The daughter feels she has had no time with her father and she resents him for it. He was not present in her life and now he has passed away, leaving her with a yearning for something that she will never obtain.
In Wilmer Mills’ poem Diary Of A Piano Tuner’s Wife, a woman who is married to a retired veteran who feels trapped in her husband's actions how sick and tired she is of him and his way of life. The Poet expresses how terrified the woman is when it comes to her looking for a change and how she plans to let her husband be. The woman yearns for independence
In Louise Glück’s poem “Terminal Resemblance,” the speaker tells about her relationship, or lack thereof, with her father. The speaker explains a relationship with their father, saying it is not existent. They have a conversation that is supposed to be meaningful, considering he is dying, but it seems to have no meaning to her at all. The speaker wishes her father the best and leaves him and her mother at the door, with the same relationship she had with him before. The poem seems to be about how the speaker does not have a relationship with her father and the news she receives of him dying soon has made her realize that she wants to pursue one with him and start fresh.
Whether it is unrequited love, love that is lost, or love that could have possibly never been there in the first place. When comparing and contrasting these sonnets and contemporary songs, the reader will get to see love that is hardened by the hardships of infidelities and lies. In these songs and poems, love is a catastrophe that is facing much adversity. In sonnet 147, Shakespeare ended up being so appalled by his love life, that he said her soul was clouded by darkness. In Hold Up, Beyoncé somehow found a way to continue to love her husband, even with all of the grief he has put her through.
You can obviously tell from the opening of this poem that the speaker is talking about his daughter and certain that his daughter is basically destined to have a forbidding life with no future. However, in the very last line of the poem he acknowledges that he has no daughter and his desire none and that puts a whole new twist on the poem. The first three lines the speaker introduce and describes his daughter. “Looking into my daughters eyes I read” “Beneath the innocence of morning flesh” “Concealed, hinting’s of death she does not heed.” (Kees, 384 lines 1, 2 and 3). Judging by these lines, I would describe this when he looks at his daughter, he sees a very young and naïve little girl, who doesn’t know what is going on around her.
The relationship is illustrated as a lost cause and dragged on, when the narrator is exhausted, yet still continues to stay in the relationship. She fears that one day her partner will leave her. The purpose of the poem is to show that even doing everyday activities, such as a simple game of pool, can bring out a person’s deepest, darkest emotions. This poem inspires the reader to leave toxic relationships. Relationships should be a two way street and a couple should treat each other right.
“When We Two Parted” showcases a clear cyclical structure- describing how the two parted “in silence and tears” in the first stanza, before closing the fourth stanza by commenting that, if the two should meet again in the future, the narrator will greet her again “with silence and tears”. Byron’s repetition of “silence and tears” illustrates the narrator’s never ending agony of the breakup. Much like the entirety of the poem, however, there is a sense of ambiguity with the use of nouns ‘silence’ and ‘tears’- which could symbolise the narrator’s ever-growing anger as they do his heartbreak. Similarly, “Neutral Tones” too has a cyclical structure- shown when the narrator first describes
Sinthia Gomez Mrs. Wood English 1 15 December 2016 Literary analysis essay Letting go of the person you love the most can be difficult. These types of conflicts can lead to depression and cause people to do extreme things in order to not be lonely. In the short story “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner, Miss Emily is very lonely since her father died and is having an extremely difficult time letting go. Miss Emily denies her father’s death for three days and finally gives in. Later Miss Emily finds Homer Barron.
Walk Two Moons takes its time to show you that Sal's mother died whereas the poem “Missing Mama” is right to the point. One of the feelings that they both go through is not being able to go with their mothers and be with them forever. In Claudia's poem, she writes “The day that you left I just didn't know, That you were going where I couldn't go” They both feel miserable about losing their mothers. Claudia’s feelings towards her mother aren't as deep as Sal’s to her mother. “But gosh, how I miss you and wish you were here.” this quote is from the poem “Missing Mama”.