Indifference is the lack of interest, concern, or sympathy for a subject. It is one of the many problems man suffers from today. Both Niemoller and Wiesel’s works talk about indifference. They discuss apathy, about the lack of interest for your fellow man. Niemoller 's poem, “First they Came…” and Wiesel’s speech, “The Perils of Indifference” are quite similar in terms of the message.
In many ways, Mme. C is Jason 's call to reality. In a
In “Queries of Unrest” by Clint Smith the author shows a more meaningful message using doubt, and the attempt for self discovery. From clear use of tone it is also clearly known to be a doubtful message. Constantly seeing Smith repeat “maybe” inside of the poem shows his doubtfulness and reiterates
Samuel Washburn Prof. Russell EN 231 2 October 2014 The Poetic Argument Between Dr. Johnathan Swift and Lady Mary Wortley Montagu Dr. Swift’s, The Lady’s Dressing Room, is an 18th century satirical poem that addresses British social issues via the lens of feminine beauty, and how that beauty is a form of artifice. The poem uses beauty as a sort of philosophical metaphor for the main character, Strephon, to confront the realistic underbelly of feminine beauty/hygiene, which is portrayed as lurid and shocking, for the purpose of personal and social vanity. The poem was labeled misogynistic at the time of its writing, and continues to be viewed as such.
In his poem “an Echo Sonnet, To an Empty Page” poet Robert Pack introduces a narrator and his alter ego who exchange questions and answers that subsequently reveals the poet’s prospects and attitudes toward life. The narrator, or “the voice,” seems like a timid man who is afraid to plunge into his own life, because he fears the future and inevitable consequences of his mortality. The “echo,” which is the narrator’s alter ego, or a persona, answers the the voice’s questions in a way that drive the voice to take a certain prospect in life. Pack designed the poem masterfully in a way that it utilizes the traditional form of a shakespearean sonnet and an addendum of on “echo,” which communicates a cleaner and more direct message to the readers. Furthermore various literary techniques such as symbols, extraposition, and imagery add to the meaning of the poem Through form and literary techniques, Robert Pack emphasizes, through the answers of the “echo,” that no matter how frightening life seems to be, it is important to take a “leap.”
He is deep in self-thought as he continues with his point that common patriotic phrases are not necessarily positive and may seem problematic for a reader. Sloan indicates that someone with issues of patriotism or issues of authority may have difficulty agreeing with the expression because some slogans demand that readers agree. Rather than dismissing what might be considered absurd, maybe even in his own mind, he explores and analyzes other various examples of these patriotic expressions in terms of actions as if they were acted upon.
He also points out in his writing that we would not know what good is if we don’t experience bad. Those are some examples of how Dunbar writes most of his poetry on serious
What is important in analyzing and understanding the character? The chosen poem has confused audiences literally from the beginning. The complication with understanding of "The Road Not Taken" starts, appropriately enough, with its title. Revoke the poem 's conclusion: ″Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -/ I took the one less traveler by, /
Towards the end, there is a drastic change of the indecisive tone to a tone of regret. In this poem there is a line that is “I shall be telling this with a sigh”, Robert Frost shows a sign of regret, meaning he made the wrong decision. Not all decisions have to be
To me, this is why he is so hesitant of finding love, because he is afraid that he will settle for something less than what a real relationship is supposed to be worth. “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by T. S. Eliot is indeed a poem written with great intelligence. Using literary devices such as allusion and imagery helps express the true meaning with much detail and depth. From my understanding, J. Alfred Prufrock is a man that is full of regret, wishing that he would have actually done certain things while he had time, and wishing that he could have found love. What I have taken from this poem is definitely this, do things while there is still time, or look back and regret not doing
If you listen to this song it will make you think about life a little. It uses literary devices that makes the song’s meaning. The song mostly has repetition. The act of repeating something.
The beginning to me was to gain credibility by going back into the past using a personal experience of the day that he was liberated. He used this to show the audience that he is a credible source to talk about this subject. “Fifty-four years ago to the day, a young Jewish boy from a small town in the Carpathian Mountains woke up, not far from Goethe's beloved Weimar, in a place of eternal infamy called Buchenwald. He was finally free, but there was no joy in his heart. He thought there never would be again.
David Foster Wallace’s short story Incarnations of Burned Children describes the scene of a child being burned alive with boiling water that was incidentally dropped by his mother. The mother and father are referred to as “Mommy” and “Daddy”, and the sentences run on time and time again. This gives the idea of a child-like narrator, and increases the sense of innocence that is so often correlated with children. Strongly emotional, it shows the reactions of the mother and father to a drastic event, and the ongoing agonizing screams of the afflicted child. In the end, I personally don’t know for sure what happened, but it appears that the story suggests the child died on the way to the emergency room.
Fear for the Future When people write they can intentionally or unintentionally use rhetorical modes to communicate their message. Two such essayists who make use of rhetorical modes include Frederick Douglass in his essay “Learning to Read and Write” and E.B. White in his essay “Once More to the Lake”. Douglass describes his struggle as a child slave and how literacy helped him and hurt him on his path to freedom. White reminisces about the past and his trips to the lake while on a trip with his son.