Poetry is a great way of expression, and one example of a great poet is Sylvia Plath. Plath was an amazing poet in the modernist period. She was influenced greatly by the era she lived in and her emotions during the time. She went through many hard times in her life, so she wrote to keep her mind off of them. Some of her poems included “Aftermath,” “Lorelei,” and “All Appearance.” She used many types of figurative language to convey the message of the poem.
In “homage to my hips” by Lucille Clifton, she talks about her self-confidence. Clifton is proud to be the woman she is and no one will get in the way of how she feels about herself. Clifton tells readers in this sentence “they don’t fit into little petty places” (524), she is saying that she is confident with who she is, and she is just fine with her size. She says that she will not be around petty people that will judge her, because of the way she looks. Clifton will never think that she is worthless because of what other people think of her.
In the proceeding paragraphs Ascher finally gives up the omnipotent charade in order to appeal to her audience’s sense of ethos. The audience trusts her as a narrator at this point because she is no longer an abstract figure and becomes a relatable person by using “I” and “we.” This transition immediately follows her first example of rhetorical question. This question: “Was it fear or compassion that that motivated the gift?” acts as an epiphany for Ascher. Her argument is confirmed and she stands by it at this point in the essay, she confidently unites herself with her argument by adding “I” and “we” to her anecdotes following this rhetorical
How it was, she doesn’t fall short on exemplifying these certain techniques through the act of making her audience feel sympathetic. In her piece, she utilizes emotion and first hand experiences to make the audience identify with the situation, enabling them to make comparisons between Edelman’s marriage and their own. Hope Edelman recognizes that the emotion she writes with helps her female audience identify with her; therefore, making the examples she uses seem more
I will have my serpent’s tongue- my woman’s voice, my sexual voice, my poet’s voice. I will overcome the tradition.” The quote aforementioned appears in a portion of the text where the author is talking about the importance of language in her life during which she states that “I am my language.” Her experiences with language and her necessity of expressing thoughts freely, without the fear of being judge by society, have strengthened Anzaldua’s appreciation for her own language.
Ayn Rand has written one of the most envious books I’ve ever read. Ironically, she was capable of catching my attention and keeping me questioning what specific event was going to happen next. There were countless reasons for me to enjoy the extreme manifestation from beginning to end. First of all I liked the flow from collectivism to individualism, secondly the meaning behind the story was phenomenal, and lastly the importance of the words “I” and ”we”. For those reasons it has encouraged me to like the book and the various ways she wrote it.
For instance, in the beginning of the novel, the reader finds that the competent Cimorene is excellent in her different talents, and even the people of the kingdom respect her strong will. For example, the writer states, “...they said she was strong minded.” (2) . This proves that Cimorene has the talent and personality to rule over a kingdom. It also shares that Cimorene, with her love for women’s equality, could use her strong influence to gain respect for each gender. Another quote that embodies this fact is when she tricks Therandil into believing that she is hurt.
Though Tiffany Franklin doesn’t break the poem into sentences, when reading, the reader can decipher where the sentences would be. She was still able to express her ideas into the poem. “We struggle to have meaning in this world which we all know…” is an example of an idea she easily conveys to the reader. The reader can tell what her thoughts were, even though it is not in sentence format.”But once you tell somebody and make your feelings known the struggle will be over,” here she is saying to tell somebody and the effect will be like a weight being lifted from the
Chapters 4 and 5 provides a positive and powerful tone when discussing women. Both Deborah and Jael are praised in the lyrics in chapter 5 (5:7,24). Chapter 4 depicts the women as strong and independent when completing actions. Deborah is respected and obeyed by Barak with a compromise, and Jael confidently kills Sisera (4:8-9,21-22). I find the passages comforting, since the women are treated like humans instead of objects.
When Standing Female Nude (1985) was published, Duffy was immediately acclaimed for her outstanding skill in characterisation, timing and dialogue, particularly in her use of the dramatic monologue. She is acutely sensitive and empathetic as she places herself into the mindset of each character and articulates the respective points of view in the idiom of the characters’ own speech. Duffy often incorporates humour with serious insights and social commentary. In poems such as a “A Clear Note”( Duffy, SFN, 27), Duffy creates a space where the unrepresented can voice their experiences, expressing ways of understanding their reality through historical connections and negotiating dialogically with the reader for validation. The poem “A Clear Note” is a trilogy spoken by three women: Agatha, Moll, and Bernadette.