As you read these poems you will be able to see how these three women endured hard times by keeping their faith in God and believing in him during their journey. The poem, “Here Follows Some Verses Upon the Burning of Our House,” by Anne Bradstreet, shows the reader the theme of perseverance by having faith in God. She adds plenty of allusions in this poem, most being towards God. Her theme of perseverance is demonstrated throughout most of the poem by having these allusions towards God. Anne
These three characteristics include: being a faithful and practicing Christian, being submissive to one’s husband, and a good caretaker. In Macbeth, the stereotypical roles are reversed, so Lady Macbeth performs the dominating role in the relationship. To “take her nurturing milk for gall”, Shakespeare makes her sex ambiguous and this is clearly highlighted when she screams “unsex me here” and calls upon the “evil spirits to fill me from crown to the toe top full with direst cruelty”. This shows that she believes that a conventional Elizabethan society woman and Macbeth are not capable to commit murder. She is a blasphemous Christian, as murder that is a heinous deed in all cultures is absolutely unacceptable.
Arguably, Helen’s short presence in Jane’s life influences Jane’s many of Jane’s decisions throughout the test. First, Jane forgives Mrs. Reed for her cruel treatment during Jane’s childhood. Jane also forgives Mr. Rochester for his deception and decides to return to him, all before knowing about the fire and Bertha Mason’s death. Just as Jesus preached to his disciples to forgive and live a pure life. In Maria Lamonaca’s literary criticism, "Jane's Crown of Thorns: feminism and Christianity in Jane Eyre" she states, “[Helen’s] example and beliefs serve Jane in good stead later in the novel.
In the novel Fahrenheit 451 states how Montag read a poem to Mrs. Phelps which she is one of Mildred’s vapid friends. As Montag was reading her that poem Mrs. Phelps began to cry. The poem touched her feelings and brought out her emotions. The poem reminded her of her third husband going to war. However, Mildred which is Montag’s wife told her to snap out of it and that poems are unpleasant.
Behind a False Security After losing her house to a fire, Anne Bradstreet represented her thoughts and feelings in the form of an iambic poem titled “Verses upon the Burning of our House”. It openly presents an internal conflict that Bradstreet has between her religion and her cherish for material possessions. She is committed to God and to her beliefs, which is utterly exhibit as her first instinct was to pray to God and ask for support and guidance when she feared for her life. Although her sentiment towards God is genuine, this poem displays what I can only describe as a clear camouflage of her real pain and perceptions during that tragic moment in which her house and everything she owned slowly burned down in front of her. Bradstreet
Different Types of Loss Great writers can impact a reader’s emotion. Short stories like “Gwilan’s Harp” by Ursula K. Le Guin, “The Washwoman” by Isaac Singer, and “The Last Leaf” by O. Henry influences the reader’s emotions due to the loss the characters of each story experience. In “Gwilan’s Harp,” Gwilan loses not only her husband, but also things that she cherishes the most. However, even if Gwilan did lose some of the things that she loves, she later learns to appreciate other things in her life. Also, in “The Washwoman,” the author reveals a loss of a faithful and persevering servant and friend.
Furthermore, by using end rhyme, Bradstreet symbolically shows restraint. In the same way that a poet controls oneself by specifically using end rhyme, the poet is controlling her emotions when dealing with a sad experience and accepts her mortality. Similarly, in “Verses Upon the Burning of our House,” proof of Bradstreet’s faith is indisputable. After being initially distraught at her house burning down and losing all of her belongings, Bradstreet recounts how she reorients herself and blesses “His name that gave and took,
In the beginning part of the poem Edwards portrayed God as fearful person. He explained in this part of the sermon how easy it is for God to take his enemies down to hell. Besides both of their views of faith, Bradstreet and Edwards have a strong view on God via tone and figurative language. Bradstreet 's tone in her poem “The Burning of Our House”, she was angry and upset, then towards the end of the poem her tone was calm and happy while Edwards tone in his sermon was persuasive and fearful. Bradstreet wrote her poem about her house that burnt down, in the beginning of the poem she was angry and sad that her house burnt down, as the poem went on she started thinking about God and how she will spend her time in heaven and she cheered up.
Angelou used questions to make the reader feel and understand her point of view. Maya Angelou’s work as a poet had very defined themes and styles. One of Angelou’s most iconic compositions is a poem of self-worth and perververenve deemed “Still I Rise.” The poem quickly draws the reader into the story through the use of rhetorical questions and continues this style as the poem progresses. “Did you want to see me broken? Bowed head and lowered eyes?” (“Still I Rise”).