The whole poem talks about the offensive emotion that people had, they against the unfair treatment, the major theme of the poem is war, which is related with the Vietnam war and the social stage war. The writer protests against the war and unjust society, he said “I ani’t not Senator’s son”, which means that he did not have the privilege as the senator’s children, the normal people like him were force to the war even thought they against this war consequently, the son of senator had the right to avoid war, the reason is they were born in a rich and powerful family. This unfair position that the poor forced to fight. Moreover, they lost their life for obtaining benefit for the rich, contributed to the resistance of people. The poem reveals the dark side of society.
In many poems, elements of human nature are displayed. Perseverance to find contentment is an idea developed in “Chicago”, by Carl Sandberg, “Lucinda Matlock”, by Edward Lee Masters, and “Mrs. George Reece, also by Masters. It is suggested that it is human nature to persevere through hard times in order to be content in life through the tones, figurative language, and imagery used in these poems. The tones that Masters and Sandburg develop in their poems display that the speaker or group of people the poem represents are happy with their lives despite the obstacles they have faced.
The speaker describes sex without love as a runner alone within the elements. The runner sees everything around them simply as factors, but the statement revolves around a positive note. The end of the poem reflects back on the ever contemplating manner of the speaker and the mentality of the people being described. They are alone together in the world, sharing no emotional connection to each other, yet it is exactly as they want it to be. I view this poem as symbolism for a cycle of thought.
The poem ‘If’ is a list of multifarious attributes the intended listener of the poem should have, to gain the world. This is a metaphor for power and joy. For example, ‘If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you’. The theme of growing up exists throughout the poem as the poem is based around the transition from childhood to adulthood. This poem by Kipling is a recipe to become a good man, not only from society’s perspective but your own as well.
The imagery in this poem makes the reader think about their life and what sadness and sorrow is really like and how kindness can change someone's life all around. The literary elements in this poem add to the effect the poem has on the reader, which can be different for everyone, but it makes the reader reflect on their own life and how kindness has changed
This poem explores courage through the face of a mirror. The poem says that there has to be courage in growing old. Plath says is best in her poem saying “...and it is to me an old woman/rises toward her day after day, like a terrible fish.” (Line 18). In this line, Plath shows the terror of getting old for some people. Simply put, this line shows that there is no getting
In the case of the drunken father, who feels rambunctious enough to enter the home and engage in an inappropriate manner of dancing, that leads to a physical abuse of a child in his home. The meaning of love is deep in this poem for a child to hold on even when face with fear never gave up on an abuse full father. The undeniable fact, in this poem is that a person who suffering from alcoholism needs to wake up and realize the negative effect he is causing his family with his addiction. There is an old saying that time can heal wounds, but memories are a thing that can destroy families forever. The poem “My Papa’s Waltz” is design to open the mind and heart of those suffering from negative love and repair what is missing before it is too
“Someone will Remember Us,” holds the hope that even in death, someone will remember and thus those people will be a part of history. However, in Renée Vivien’s translation of the poem, concepts such as, “erotic suffering, obsession, and anxiety” are present. Nonetheless, those negative emotions resulted in “eternal devotion” within the poem (36). Through the translation of Sappho’s poem, Vivien takes on the role of Sappho’s lover, and thus she proves that someone did remember her. Love believes that Sappho and Vivien both represent loneliness and isolation within the poem.
The poem is about death and focuses on the empty feeling that a person suffers when he/she lose a person; specifically, a loved person. The persona of the poem states some sort of an emotional ritual, the persona needs to continue under the idea and hope of a future reencounter in the eternal life. The second poem: “Why do I love you”, sir? Is a lyric one, this piece of poetry is very expressive and beautiful, in the poem the persona expresses the idea that love is hard to explain and a complicated
This poem is very straightforward making the message more meaningful and affective. This poem teaches readers that all humans have strength within them that can help to overcome any obstacles. “Out of the huts of history 's shame…/ I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide…/ Into a daybreak that 's wondrously clear…/I rise…” (29-43) generate a glorious ending and reflection of being the hope and the dream of slaves as reflected in the freedom and opportunity of the present day. The message drives a point that no matter what, the protagonist will be triumphant. The importance of having appreciation of our previous generations for what they have done for us and what they have left is highlighted in line 39, “Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave”.