The Song of Songs and Sappho’s lyrics/fragments are both texts from the ancient world. Each works touches subjects like love, passion or even desire. There are couple of similarities between Sappho’s fragments and The Song of Songs yet there are also couple of disparities. Both expresses either love or desire towards someone. Although in Fragments 130 and 31, Sappho doesn’t directly tell the person who she’s admiring but instead keeps her feelings to herself. Meanwhile the Shulamite and her lover are both aware of each other feelings.
Two movies that have recently intrigued me include The Songcatcher, directed Maggie Greenwald Mansfield, and Deliverance, directed by John Boorman. The Songcatcher describes a woman who goes to the Appalachian Mountains, on a mission, with a recording device to capture Old English Ballads after she has been denied a promotion from her university. Deliverance portrays four city men who decide to go canoeing in the Appalachian Mountains and experience many different events. Both The Songcatcher and Deliverance have striking similarities and differences. Maggie Creenwald Mansfiend chooses a woman to be her main character in The Songcatcher, whereas John Boorman chooses men for the main character(s) in Deliverance. So now the concerning question, does being male or
Author – Lynda Hull is the author of the poem “The Night Waitress”. Hull had been developing an impressive career in Literature when she died in a car accident. She was influenced heavily by Hart Crane, she had allegedly memorized his poems, as well as jazz musicians. Hull taught English in many universities and also served as Poetry Editor for a journal.
Justification: Lennie is a dumbness makes him seem like a little kid, a kid with innocence. However, he is like a kid trapped in a very strong and tall body of a man. Therefore, he can do a lot of harm without wanting to. Indeed, he made very terrible things without even knowing, and he felt very sad about it when he realized what he had done.
In the historical fiction novel Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse, the central character Billie Jo faces many adversities that could have crushed her hopes, dreams and spirit. The author Karen Hesse, states, “the way I see it, hard times aren’t only about money, or drought, or dust. .Hard times are about losing spirit, and hope, and what happens when dreams dry up.” This quote means that the way the author sees it, the hard times in Billie Jo’s life aren’t always on the surface, as she faced losing her sense of self, her optimism, and her goals she wished to achieve. Billie Jo is confronted with the challenges of her strained relationship with her father, as well as guilt over her mother’s death, yet she is able to hold onto her spirit, hopes,
After viewing the documentary and listening to each song by Rodgers and Hammerstein the song that made the most impact on me was the song “Some Enchanted Evening.” The song consists of very smooth and romantic melodies. Due to that I am a hopeless romantic I really enjoy the song lyrics and melody. The song was very catchy that I ended up singing the song for the rest of my day. One of my favorite lyrics of the song was.
I read a short passage from a book called Marigolds, this book focuses on a girl named Lizabeth who’s living in poverty with her family during the great depression. Throughout the book, the author uses diction, flashbacks, juxtaposition, and imagery to convey the narrator’s - Lizabeth’s - voice.
The final poem of significance is Jazzonia, in which Hughes experiments with literary form to transform the act of listening to jazz into an ahistorical and biblical act. Neglecting form, it is easy to interpret the poem shallowly as a simple depiction of a night-out in a cabaret with jazz whipping people into a jovial frenzy of singing and dancing. But, the poem possesses more depth, when you immerse yourself in the literary form. The first aspect of form to interrogate is the couplet Hughes thrice repeats: “Oh, silver tree!/Oh, shining rivers of the soul!” Here, we see the first transformation. The “silver tree” alludes to an instrument used to perform jazz (probably a saxophone). “Trees” are long, like a saxophone, and the “keys” and “key
In the world of Matthea Harvey’s “The Crowd Cheered as Gloom Galloped Away,” sadness is represented in a physical form as pharmaceutical tiny ponies to show how people deal with solving depression through antidepressants. Emotions are an abstract concept, and despite their universal nature, people struggle to deal with them. The characterization of depression as ponies comments on how people deal with emotions as a whole. The poem elaborates saying that the people could overcome their depression, but they cannot simply do so on their own, they need a tangible representation in order to do so.
Throughout short fiction, Charlotte Gilman is most famously noted for her ability to create strong gothic themes in her writing. This is especially true in her 1890s story “The Yellow Wallpaper.” Overall, an important theme in Charlotte Gilman short story “The Yellow Wallpaper” is that when combined, isolation and oppression often lead to negative consequences such as insanity and mental instability. Gilman achieves this through her thorough use of symbolism and settings that helps to highlight and establish the overall theme.
“The Story of an Hour” is a short story written by Kate Chopin. It details a wife named Mrs. Louise Mallard, who struggles with a heart condition. After learning of her husband, Brentley Mallard’s death in a railroad accident, Mrs. Mallard deals with grief in many stages. Chopin incorporates many literary devices throughout “The Story of an Hour,” but imagery is the most evident. “A Short Guide to Imagery, Symbolism, and Figurative Language Imagery” describes imagery as “a writer or speaker’s use of words or figures of speech to create a vivid mental picture or physical sensation”(Clark). In the short story, “The Story of an Hour,” Kate Chopin uses nature imagery to portray the journey of emotions that Mrs. Mallard experiences
The poem “In a Library” was written by Emily Dickinson as an expression of her love of books, and the way they can transport her. Emily Dickinson was born on December 10, 1830. Emily Dickinson was born and raised in Amherst, Massachusetts. She went to school, where she was an excellent student, until she was 18. She then dropped out and lived her life at home. Emily lived at home, with her sister, for many years and took care of her parents until their deaths. After both of her parents’ deaths Emily stayed home very often, and is thought by most scholars to have had depression and/or other mental illnesses. It was during this time she got most of her writing and poetry done.
Artistic expression has been used throughout history and folklore to soften the vice grip of oppression and squalor, from Paul and Silas’ hymnals in the prison to the spirituals of black slaves in the American South. In a time period where money sits atop the throne in the lives of lower-to-middle class citizens, the pursuit of wealth becomes a game driven by prejudice, racism, and, if one is lucky, desperation. Baldwin, Cisneros, and Hansberry highlight characters in dire need of wealth to escape the dire situations where they are trapped. Whether it be the lethal streets of Harlem, the broken-down projects of Mango Street, or the roach-infested apartments on the south side of Chicago, the protagonists are
To commonwealth, the riches are frequently advertised as uncanny extravagance. Yet whether it is displayed through the torn society in which the superficial and frivolous Kardashians abide, or in the heart of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s American classic, The Great Gatsby, wealth comes at a price. Fitzgerald conveys through his novel that beyond luxurious attire and thirty-thousand-dollar champagne, is an underlying truth that catches a glimpse of a world not so prosper. Indicatively, his fiction follows the story of a young man by the name Nick
Research papers require a lot of critical thinking, planning, and research. First, one needs an interesting topic. Then, one needs at least one critical reading strategy to analyze the literary works in the topic. Finally, one needs to do preliminary research and write a basic thesis statement. After that, one has the beginning of a good research paper.