“I look down” symbolises the writer looking back into time, sparking memories of his father, followed by his grandfather. In “By God, the old man could handle a spade”, shows Healey’s admiration for his father, while the repetition of “old man” in the next line suggests his father’s admiration for Healey’s grandfather, thus linking the three generations together. The change in tense is also a significant aspect in this poem. Healey first uses present tense, then changes into past to indicate the memories of his father and grandfather. As he is brought back to reality, this changes back into present tense.
The description of how Jesse interacted with the land conveyed his relationship to his father. In which, he wasn’t able to forget and neglect the land he lived in with his father and family. Then, Rach used the vivid discretion of the woods and the gorge to emphasize Jesse’s unforgettable memories about his aunt, and people in the community. Each description of the setting reinforced the mystery of Jesse’s life. The cold weather and the darkness of the wood helped in conveying this idea.
This revelation of the closeness he had with his father conveys the feelings of sadness the speaker would have immediately after his death. The anecdotal story is also used to provide the reader with what the author feels about his father. After explaining that his hammer’s handle is made out of hickory, the speaker
When in the town, again, they are known to each other as minister and congregant. But in the forest, when they can hold hands and have “passionate talk(s)”, they are known by husband and wife to each other. Through Hester and Dimmesdale acting differently in thae forest, they have changed. This leads them to make changes in their lives in the town, such as Dimmesdale confessing his secret to the congregation. Hawthorne uses the symbols of the letter A, Pearl, and the forest to facilitate growth in the characters of Hester and Dimmesdale.
“My Father’s Song” describes the close, tender relationship between a father and his son, while “Those Winter Sundays” depicts a more distant, strained relationship between the father and his family. Ortiz’s lively descriptions of pleasant memories, illustrate how the father’s interactions with his son reveal his love and strengthen their relationship. A darker, emotionless tone fills Hayden’s poem as he emphasizes a father’s austere, yet sacrificial love toward his family. These poems both set different examples of how some families choose live out the bond between one
Into The Woods The musical “Into the Woods” by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine is a metaphor for life in many ways, but the most prominent one is the woods symbolizing life itself. The prologue song “Into The Woods” is about each of the character’s dreams and wishes. Cinderella wishes to go to the festival, Little Red Riding Hood wants to deliver bread to Granny, and the Baker and his wife want to have a child, even though the witch cursed their lineage. In order to accomplish and reach for some of these goals, they must go into the “woods” and take some risks. Just as we must take risks in our personal lives to accomplish our goals, being that is the only way to achieve what we aspire to do.
In N. Scott Momaday’s “The Way to Rainy Mountain”, the speaker recounts his journey back to Rainy Mountain after the death of his grandmother, Aho. Momday deeply portrays his feelings, attitudes, and emotions toward Rainy Mountain and his grandmother through descriptive language. He depicts a nostalgic and bittersweet tone throughout the story whilst reminiscing about old memories. In paragraph ten, the author emphasizes diction, the rhetorical mode of narration and description, and syntax to truly reveal his respectable and admirable feelings toward his grandmother. The author keys on diction to highlight certain words that describe how reverently he thinks about his grandmother.
The poem Birches by Robert Frost portrays the images of a child growing to adulthood, and it is symbolized by birch trees as they age. The language of the poem is arranged in a systematic way through images, similes, metaphors, and musical devices. The images given in the poem make the readers visualize the real world compared to childhood life. The tone of the poem is skeptical due to its spiritual concerns, such as the persona’s longing for youth and his introspection with the word “Truth” in line 21 makes the poem’s tone more melancholy. His memory gives him flashbacks of the innocence of his youth so he says “So was I once myself a swinger of birches.
From the opening line of the poem the reader can again tell that this is a poem remembering someone who has died; “His shirts hung in the wardrobe” (Heaney, 12). The past tense of “hung” indicates to reader that the man the shirts belong to is no longer here. There is also a certain reverence to the way Heaney uses the pronoun “His” when talking about the contents of his father’s wardrobe. Unlike in “The door was open and the house was dark”, Heaney seems more composed and at terms his fathers death in this poem. Heaney primarily engages with death and loss in this poem through his use of sensuous imagery.
His working days are done; I'm sure of it. Here you just feel the unconditional love or even yet the love Mary has for Silas created over the time Silas spent working and being himself in the farm. Now Warren has taken the fatherly role and considers Silas as a son that has chosen a generally lewd life and did not learn a single lesson or moral from him throughout all the years he has worked for his “father”. Additionally we can compare human nature versus animal nature with this poem. We can look at Mary as the animal nature where animals after being together for long periods of time always remember their each other and do not hold any grudges or anger for x or y reason one member of the group did.