The flowers symbolize Paul’s position in society as an outcast. First, the flowers in the winter is like Paul in his community. For example, the flowers in the garden are “blooming against the sides of which the snow-flakes stuck and melted” (Cather). The snow-flakes on the flowers represents the coldness Paul receives from his teachers and neighbors because they express their aversion towards him and the flower he wears. Similarly, the blossoms are mock by the winter cold (Cather).
The ending of Plath’s poem implies that she got married to a man like her father. In Roethke’s “My Papa’s Waltz”, the speaker seems to be an adult reminiscing his childhood through a metaphor of a dance. The poem suggests that the boy was abused and the mother stood by without doing much about it. Three topics that
I think that the reason the last word is ‘grave’ because that is surely the end which ends the poem with horrible closure, however, the flowers give a somewhat positive image. The vocabulary used to describe the situation she is in are words such as ‘odours, diarrhoea, unwashed children, blown empty bellies, washed out, dried up’ all give an unhygienic image of the conditions of this refugee
The poem "In the Pocket" by James Dickey, talks about a quarterback in the middle of a football game trying to find players to pass to. In the end all of his options were unavailable and he got sacked. This poem shows an emphasis on not only football but also friendship, war and, depression. In life you will meet many people and make many friends. Some people will have a bigger impact than others.
According to Joyce Carol Oates, Sylvia Plath, an extraordinary yet discouraging poet who has published pieces of poetry that have a heartbreaking quality about them. I agree, simply because it is in fact true. Plath has had a disturbing history of imagery situated in her poems. “Mirror,” “The Times are Tidy,” “Child,” “Poppies in July,” and many more. Within in one of my favorite poems, “Mirror,” Plath experiments by telling the hidden story of this piece of poetry in the mirror’s point of view.
As this poem is written in free verse, a lack of clarity is implied, showing the impact of losing a relationship on the speaker . Pathetic fallacy is a technique Duffy employs often in this poem, talking of ‘darkening sky’ and ‘endless nights’. She has also used personification, claiming that the clocks have ‘stole light’, this is a metaphor for the inevitability of change and emphasized the insignificance of human resistance against time. Duffy was a practicing Catholic in her school days and though no longer Catholic, her language retains a pious quality especially evident in the use of light as a motif. The connotations of light are widely understood which allows Duffy’s poetry to be widely accessible.
Poe and "Army" may have loss someone known as Annabel, but the point of view of their poem and song was completely opposite. Poe's poem was based on the loss of a woman he was in loved with. As the audience reads his poem, he described his emotions in a depressed and sad manner. Poe made sure that the audience could tell between when he was sad or just remembering memories with Annabel. Poe portrayed that he was all alone in their happy place, but he is slowly letting her go.
Pansies held a meaning of thoughts. Ophelia with her few drops of sanity left saw through Hamlet’s play. Urging the king to think of the evil he has done would be a sly way that she covers her ill intent with the insanity. Upon the Queen she dons fennel, for flattery. This shows the respect she has for the Queen.
The poem mentions poppies, which symbolize death, in that they “blow between the crosses, row on row” and that they “mark our place”(McCrae). Soldiers who have died fighting in war are buried here, and poppies are the flower used to represent death, therefore they are all located in this field. The soldiers had lived a few days ago, “felt dawn” and “saw [the] sunset glow”(McCrae). The soldiers who at once had experienced war are now lost, and soldiers that come across this field may have trouble continuing in war due to the frightening thought that their fellow members of the military had once fought here. This gives an image to the reader of how awful and frightening war must be, and flanders fields had tons of poppies, meaning tons of
The universal theme of the loss of childhood innocence and the coming of age is explored in the two poems ‘Blackberry Picking’ and ‘The Early Purges’. Both poems express a sense of change and maturity as the harshness of reality hits the speaker. In the poem ‘Blackberry Picking’ the sense of the loss of childhood innocence, is conveyed through the speaker’s delusion as the speaker comes to age and matures from an idealistic child, to a more realistic adult. In ‘the Early Purges’, this motif is expressed as the poet looks back at the speaker’s childhood. The speaker starts off as being young, idealistic and impressionable and then matures, taking on the persona of a stoic, practical adult.