Aun: This is the general theme of the poem because both poets talk about how your decisions lead to your fulfillment. Robert Frost says that when you make big life decisions, it makes your life fulfilled. While Emerson’s approach to this idea is way different because he says that through making the decision to accept the spiritual world, you can transcend and reach fulfillment. The visual on the poster represents the theme because it has two ways representing the paths and how one leads to a light bulb showing being content and the other path leads to sad and happy mask which shows being happy or fulfilled.
The overall idea is love, the opinion that one may have is that one should always have love for someone to be happy and the 3 literary elements that may support one’s topic and opinion is symbols, setting, and characterization. First, symbols in “Growing Up” written by Gary Soto supports the theme that one shouldn’t take anger out on the people they love because something could happen at any time and they will regret what they said. The symbol “garden hose” shows that Maria is upset with her father for not wanting her to stay home. She takes anger out on her father, but she realizes after they leave there has been a horrible accident and so she starts to regret not saying goodbye to her father. She know longer knows if they are safe, so she starts to worry.
The hummingbirds’ liberty mirrors that of people; however, both must find their respective sweetness to survive. In the hummingbirds’ case, the sweetness is nectar, while with people, the sweetness is love and kindness. The metaphor of the ‘wall’ shows that although people may try to shut themselves away from others, their need for love will prevail when presented with hope. Because the long for love is inescapable, even the mere possibility of grasping at love can break barriers and change the mindset of those who have detached themselves from it. Through Doyle’s elaborate comparisons and meaningful word choice, his ideas about all aspects of the heart are portrayed eloquently, and his message about the difficulty of escaping the yearning for love resonates
This resistance may be nothing more than the result of childhood innocence and could one day be snuffed out by a society of strong segregation, but the togetherness depicted may also be a fruit of centuries of resistance. The lightning and thunder described in the poem introduces another interesting parallel like black and white at the beginning of the poem. Whether there is any correlation between the boys and the thunder/lightning is open for speculation. Regardless, the thunder and lightning imagery helps establish the shocking nature that is boys of difference races walking hand in
His mother provided a needed nurturing feature that he would need to give him the boost to return to the aspects of society. Krebs struggled to find ways to regain his stature in society and his mother felt it was her duty to help him along the way even if he was mean to her without understanding why he was doing such. Krebs would even tell his mother he did not love her, even though he did not mean it (Hemingway 170). His mother would be there to support her son, even after the hurtful comments that Krebs made towards her. It is hurtful in any form to see your children go through any pain and she would make sure that all could be done to get Harold back into the world.
He states “I hope you will believe that my delay in answering your letter could proceed only from my unwillingness to destroy any hope….”. Johnsons begins this letter using emotion tactics because he knows that it will be hard for the mother to accept the fact that he is refusing her request. By beginning the letter in such a manner he is not pampering her for the rest of the letter but also letting her down softly as possible. Oppose to accusing her of being wrong for having this feeling and attempting to change her son’s fate, Johnson defines hope as being “a pleasure immoderately enjoyed” and as an “expectations improperly
At first, it is evident Hester is mindful of Pearl’s father, since she will not reveal who is, an act that would submit him to shame as well. Hester isolates herself in sin; therefore, she isolates herself in the distant cottage. When Governor Bellingham attempts to move Pearl elsewhere, Hester knows she can depend on Dimmesdale to convince him otherwise because Dimmesdale is the father. Because Dimmesdale has assisted her, Hester concludes “there lay a responsibility upon her, in reference to the clergyman” (Hawthorne 125). Likewise, when they are by the brookside, it is confessed Hester “still so passionately” loves Dimmesdale.
The ghost is disgusted that she cannot see her son who had died earlier. The ghost does not understand why she cannot see her son when she gave all her love to him and no love to anyone else. The spirit tries to convince his sister to understand that although she has devoted all her love to one being it is in the wrong being, as, once again, the only way to get to Heaven is to believe in God and no one else. Therefore, although she has does have love in her heart she does not have love for God. The Spirit also tells her that if she loves God, she will truly love her son and her selfish love would turn into real love.
Although it is a short story, it has lot of elements making it a successful story. Chopin’s story has many prevalent themes that are showcased. The idea of forbidden happiness was one major theme present. When Brently Mallard dies, Mrs. Mallard comes to the realization that she is now an independent woman. Although she has to keep this joy private, she tries her best to hide this contentment, Her resistance to her true feelings show how forbidden her emotions are and that society would never accept Louise’s true emotions.
Also, the author was most likely trying to convey the idea that everyone has a separate dream of what they want to be when they are an adult. A parent cannot force their child to pursue a career that they do not want to be in because excessively forcing a child to follow a certain life will only make them not enjoy their future; in addition, it could also lead to them caring less about their career, eventually possibly costing them their job. To conclude, I liked the writing style of this short story because while it was depressing at times, it was never fully boring and it had a certain theme of the relationships within families that gave the
I think that the strongest line is “I cannot say what loves have come and gone,” making the reader think if the speaker even had a lover. At least she loved someone than never loving at all. In “Love Is Not All: It Is Not Meat nor Drinks,” the speaker talks about how love is something we do not need like food or everyday necessities. However, love is something that is part of human nature and has some type of value, but its value is not as worth it 's as some other things. Like death, according to the speaker is then we become friend with because, the speaker is willing to sell love for peace, saying that peace, peace of death or peace of not loving.
It wasn 't a reminder lost, but rather, it showed love to strive for in life. The reader is shown by Mrs. Kelly that sadness and grief is only temporary to those who overcome adversity. “At that defining moment, I determined in my heart not to grieve like the rest of men, who have no hope” (Kelly 154). When one realizes their hope lies in the future, and not through grieving about the past it gives them a freedom through hardships. It 's not about how one can dodge difficulties, but how one defeats the path of darkness.
However, as for Hester, even though people are seeing her more positively, the letter has taken away her beauty, charm, and passion, for now she is cold and always in a state of sadness. Basically, her humanity has been stripped from her because of this punishment. In this sense, the Puritan community thinks that the letter has done its job because Hester is doing good deeds for others. The letter itself did not make her want to help others, so she could care less about what people are thinking about her. Though the scarlet letter, “has not done its office”, Hester still refuses to take it off, for she feels it would be meaningless.
Secondly, the video of the poem “Shrinking Woman” by Lily Myers describes how women are treated as less. The irony of the poem is the culprit of the treatment is the woman who learns to liver her life behind the scenes. I imagine the lady, the subject of this poem, as drained. I imagine her house as a gray throughout with no life. I imagine a malnourished soul wandering throughout the home practicing on how she to make herself less.
How does the poem explore its key themes? The poem “Drifters” by Bruce Dawe explores how sacrifice is needed to belong in a family, the effects of moving communities, and how maturity is largely related to age. Through exploring these themes, Dawe shows the complex nature of identity and belonging in a family. The poem, “Drifters” explores how sacrifice is essential to belong in a family through examining the sacrifices made by the mother and the eldest daughter when moving out.