While both poems are written with the same mission in discussing the relationship of humans and nature, how both authors choose to justify their speakers’ tone in discussions is different. “Traveling Through the Dark” begins with a sorrow and melancholy tone. The speaker is seen describing the incident of discovering a deer’s carcass on the road and stopping to determine what to do. The quote “Her fawn lay there waiting, alive, still
The author’s background influenced the poem, “Traveling through the Dark” and its motif of sadness. Stafford uses tone, word choice, and imagery to convey the themes of the dangers of the night, rural roads, and the death of animals and humans. William Stafford’s poem illustrates his experience with dead animals from living in rural regions and from his hobbies of hunting, fishing, and camping. He often writes about the relationships between humans and animals, in his poems. The poem is about a time he found a dead
“You have to make choices even when there is nothing to choose from.” This words from Peter Zilahy perfectly describes making a decision whether there is a choice or not, but making a decision means it will have a consequence. In William E. Stafford’s “Travelling through the Dark” presents readers with the difficulty of making a decision. One night, he was travelling along a mountain street under which the Wilson Water, he discovered a corpse of a doe and he decided to push the doe’s corpse into the river, but moving closer to the corpse of the doe was still warm on its belly indicated there is still a fawn in her, waiting to be born. After thinking for a while, he decided to push the doe’s corpse into the flowing Wilson Water to ensure safety of other motorists. Stafford wrote this poem as a free verse, the lines in this poem involves variations of rhythm here and there.
“If We Must Die”by Claude Mckay places emphasis on a meaningful death and never giving up even when the odds aren't in your favor. McKay lectures,“Like men we'll face murderous cowardly pack pressed to the wall dying but fighting back,” McKay,13-14) " the speaker knows that the odds are not in his favor yet he continues to give it his all. To McKay, the honor of knowing that you put in everything you had right up until the last minute is very important. McKay like Antigone do what they think is right and don't worry about what the end result might be.McKay announces “ the monsters we defy shall be constrained to honor us though dead”( McKay 7-8). McKay refers to his enemies as ‘monsters’ who he defies and this can signify many things such as (in Antigone) the government.
It is obvious to readers that Huck is deeply afraid of dying because he is still a child but it almost seems that on every page that he is cheating death.On the other hand Sylvia Plath 's “I am Vertical” explains the bliss that she would enjoy if she was lying down dead rather than standing up living. Readers of both texts can see a clear divide in how the concept of death is portrayed.Through The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and “I am Vertical”, the works of Mark Twain and poet Sylvia Plath reveal that the concept of death can be bliss for some and sickening for others by using diction, imagery, and point of
In “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,” Eliot utilizes several of his past occurrences to better enhance the meaning of the story. The allusions help the reader understand more about Prufrock’s beliefs and culture. For example, Prufrock states, “And I have seen the eternal Footman hold my coat, and snicker, / And in short, I was afraid” (85-86). This statement provides that the narrator is afraid of death (sometimes known as the eternal Footman). He fears that death mocks him for not being able to approach the woman and believes that he is going to die in this apprehensiveness.
He loves life, he kills life; he prays to the gods for justice, he betrays them under his evil desire. In Yann Martel’s Life of Pi, the same things make us laugh, but also make us cry. It’s a dark page from the young man’s book of life and religion. Pi, the main character of this book, believes in three different religions, although they give him hope and energy, it brings the conflict for him because he has to kill and that’s against the faith after the trip; also, Pi’s actions may destroy and ultimately betray his faith and all three religions that he believes in. Religion plays an important part in Pi’s whole life, it gives pi hope and energy.
Loss as a Literary Device In the short stories Gwilan’s Harp by Ursula K. LeGuin, The Washwoman by Isaac Singer, and The Last Leaf by O. Henry, the theme of loss plays a central part in the lives of the main characters. Each of the stories deals with one or more different forms of loss. Although some instances may be more serious than others, they are all equally important. These forms of loss include property loss, the loss of status, and death. Loss, although it can make for a sad story, often causes readers to immerse in the story, because the characters seem more life-like.
Since the characters believed The Black Man dwelled the forest, Hester and Dimmesdale seemed as if they had made a pact with him during their time spent there. This can be observed when Dimmesdale, emerges from the woods. He showed his loss of spirituality very clearly. He wanted to commit more sinful acts, such as wanting to tell an old woman with poor hearing that her husband’s soul did not go to heaven, or that he wanted to teach children to swear. Dimmesdale felt like a freeman with his illness seemingly cured in the time spent in the woods.
The Youngers have came to realize they are unwanted in CLybourne Park, even that their their lives may be threatened by moving in that community. Mr. Lindner actually gives in to the Youngers, but warns them of what may happen. Mr. Linder’s closing sentence of the scene serves as a warning to the Youngers, foreshadows his return, and highlights the harshness of the white community. As the scene closes, Hansberry lets Mr. Lindner end the scene, allowing him to say the sentence that would leave the audience glaring: “(Almost sadly regarding Walter) You just can’t force people to change their hearts, son” (119) This scene dramatizes the play, and