We cherish tradition because it is cyclic and familiar, and that is comforting to us. In Oliver’s poem, “The Black Walnut Tree”, such ideas are reflected through the narrator’s and her mother’s reluctance to get rid of their tree. Through emphasis and imagery, Oliver conveys the all too familiar conflict between the struggle to have money, and yet still honor our spiritual ties with the past. This story is being told in first person point of view, which makes the tone of this poem is serious, heartfelt, and nostalgic. Family means much more than blood, it is like branches on a tree, we all grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one.
The author show this by shifting the tone of the poem to positive. The author uses of “leaping”, “bounding”, and “generous” to show some of the positive tone shift. This positive tone help show the happy memory that their ancestor experience because of the tree. Because of this sole reason, the characters treasure the tree and decided to keep it there because of the bond it share with the family. The mother and daughter also know that they would, "crawl with shame in the emptiness" meaning that they would be ashamed if they cut the
As if she was held there against her own will, she uses the word fast to signify that she was eager to leave. Gravitating towards a natural setting, she could appease her endless curiosity of what truly mattered to her. The garden is placed in between the schoolhouse and the forest to exemplify her transition between the controlled, man-made school and the unregimented forest. The forest provides a place of freedom of the mind, which often leads to curiosity. Broken up into short phrases, in stanza 2 Oliver creates a list of what she spent all summer trying to forget, “...how to be modest and useful, and how to succeed and so forth,
From those experiences of dealing with her father, a psychological analogy between nature and peace was instilled in Ginny’s mind at a young age, and is what she relies on as an adult to handle her emotional trauma. Additionally, Ginny constructs a metaphor, as she asserts that “a seed is a contract for the future” (Hudes 16). To Ginny, planting a seed guarantees that she will soon be able to visually see the fruits of her labor, and will be able to relish in the joy of creating new life. This point means that imagery is as vitally important to Ginny as it is to her story, as her visualization of the future of her garden fuels her happiness and ability to cope with what she is going
Melinda in Speak suffers during her freshman year of high school, when she gets raped by a senior at her school. She is terrified of telling anyone and whishes it never happened, as seen in the book "Anything to get rid of this, these thoughts, whispers in my mind. Did he rape my head too?" (Anderson, 165). In The Odyssey Odysseus had been trapped on Calypso's island for years, and was forced to lay with Calypso, as seen in the reading, "Though he fought shy of her and her desire, he lay with her each night, for she compelled him."
Esperanza had been able to connect with the trees since she has a want to grow oppressed by any opposing forces just like they have their entire life. Therefore, trees are used to teach the theme of autonomy through personal growth and challenging
He is admired for his hedge trimming and hair cutting skills which contributed to the citizens seeking to find their own individuality. This is accomplished through the new haircuts that Edward provided which gave everyone a unique and different look to one another. When Edward cuts Joyce’s hair, the scene is taken from a low angle which made Edward appear in total control while Joyce appears completely vulnerable. This shows that that they did not view Edward as a threat but instead the community appreciated his talents. Not only has their appearances changed but Edward also made beautiful and creative sculptures out of the perfectly trimmed hedges which gave each house its own appeal.
Would you give up everything you have to help someone?Society has led many to a life where they volunteer to give to others not as fortunate. In the “The Giving Tree” the tree is always giving the boy anything it takes to make the boy happy.In “The Giving Tree” Shel Silverstein uses personification to show the theme of giving. The gift of giving is better than receiving.In “The Giving Tree” the tree makes the boy happy and when the boy is happy the tree is happy. Even when she is loosing valuable things she is still happy. An examples of this is,“The forest is my house,but you may cut off my branches and build a house.
In the poem "Blackberry-Picking," Seamus Heaney uses metaphor, imagery and juxtaposition in order to convey the description and deeper meaning of his experience picking blackberries. First, Heaney uses metaphors in order to describe his excitement of seeing the ripe berries. He states, "At first, just one, a glossy purple clot." He states that the blackberries look like a clot in order to convey the one thing he has been waiting for the whole season. He uses the word glossy in order to emphasize that this berry is important and almost to satisfy his anticipation.
In the middle of the play the two characters are in the forest of the isle gathering resources. While they are in the forest, they had a conversation about their jobs and started to get along. Now they find all the resources they need, so they went make to the base. When they went back they still talk about their occupation and they realized that their jobs shouldn’t get in the way of their friendship. When they went back they used rocks to make a SOS signal and a bunch of wood to make a fire.