Nancy Mairs describes herself as a “cripple” and only that. In the passage, she describes her reasoning behind her fondness of the word “cripple” and not other terms more openly used by others such as “disabled” or “handicapped.” To achieve getting her message out she uses different tones and specific words. Mairs applied a positive tone when describing the definition of cripple. She makes the reader see “cripple” in a positive way referring to a Gospel and defining it as “a lover of words.”
For instance, in her poem “The Duties of the wind are few”, she linked abstract things like pleasure or liberty to things from nature like wind. This poem is insightful and there is too much religion involved. She was rebelling against the ideals of the Puritan which involved her in a individual struggle with the existence of God, the power of nature and the meaning of love for each person. In addition, in her poem “Knows how to forget” she left on the surface the feeling of lost, love, pain and not
As mentioned in the textbook, Kollwitz was an avowed socialist who harnessed her great empathy towards her profound artwork. Because of Kollwitz’s preference for simple techniques and black and white coloring, viewers are able to directly connect to the raw emotions that Kollwitz presents. The forthright nature of Kollwitz’s art forms are markedly different to the grandeur style that was employed by artist at that time. Kollwitz’s simple style allows viewers to feel a more intimate connection to the work. Despite the early European impression that woodcutting was uncouth Kollwitz utilized the woodcutting media for an array of artworks.
The poem gives more depth to the princess as a character, as well. In the poem, she says, “Divided into two, I am a tree, the branches are too high for me to see, the roots too hidden from reality.” A unique way to think of a tree, it shows intelligence and thoughtfulness and not just naive kindness. Although there are many ways to interpret this line, it is most likely that the roots represent her father and the branches represent her future. The line also has notes of sadness, showing her worry for her father.
In “The Lesson of the Falling Leaves” by Lucille Clifton, she introduces the reader to a serene piece of nature by speaking of leaves. An expressive message conveyed from the leaves is to let go. Hence, creating a form of symbolism of trust by stating, “the leaves believe such letting go is love such love is faith such faith is grace such grace is god I agree with the leaves.” Throughout the constant comparisons Clifton uses metaphors to demonstrate that each object of belief is required to believe in something else. It takes letting go of pain and insecurities to love someone completely, you have to have faith in people to love, an individual has to have faith to understand grace, and believe in grace to believe it is God.
‘I don’t want no hep,’ he said ‘I’m doing all right by myself’”(O’Connor 150). This quote is a perfect example of how The Grandmother believed in her God to save her from her situation. O’Connor’s catholic faith shows in quotes like the previous one. O’Connor puts her faith in words and writes stories about it.
Puritans are a people with a very strong belief in both God and the power of God. When people see power, they interpret it in different ways. Some know of power through anger and impulse, while others see power through the goodness the powerful one shows. Although Anne Bradstreet and Jonathan Edwards are both puritan poets, their writings convey mainly different, though sometimes similar, views on God because they have different perceptions of His will and the use of His power. Anne Bradstreet listens to and accepts anything that God wishes, and that is shown through her poem Upon the Burning of my House.
Theme of Walt Whitman is very focused of celebration and unity of life, whereas Emily’s are the opposite with themes including: death, the end of life, sadness, despair, depression. Walt’s writing, for example in “Leaves of Grass” Whitman writes, “I loafe and invite my soul,/an and loafe at my ease observing a spear of summer grass”(whitman).Readers can easily sense a theme of life, joy and nature in his writing. In contrast
However, the quality of life for a noble man’s wife was certainly better and also less dangerous, and she was often thought skills in cooking or medicine. The code of chivalry in medieval texts raised women up as objects to be admired, cherished and protected, a venerated position similar to Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ and the romantic love between knights and their ladies was glorified. However, the reality was very different their lives were difficult and far from the ideal or romantic. These socialised beliefs also translated into literary texts. There are also very few examples of gender equality in medieval literature or history.
Clarisse is an odd duck by this new world's gauges. She prefers nature, she isn't into brutality or TV, and she's not into empty mingling. She's occupied with odd things, which is the thing that attracts her to Montag – he's a firefighter without the average firefighter qualities. A darling of life and nature, Clarisse, an approachable neighbor who is seventeen, is the thwart of Mildred — Montag's frosty, careless, accommodating spouse. Delightfully human and mindful of her environment, Clarisse hates the reality discovering that goes for cutting edge instruction.
He also shared another poem about his dad called “Shaving.” He also read two excerpts from the book. I really enjoyed hearing what I have read in the voice of the author. It just made the parts funnier and in a way more personal. At the end, he told us about what he hoped we got from the novel.
While both poets try to be optimistic about the death of their loved ones, Wheatley, the more religious poet of the two, emphasizes the importance of religion by using her almost artistic sculpting of descriptive adjectives and robust nouns such as “The glowing stars and silver queen of light/ At last must perish in the gloom of night” and in using this word choice, she shows how much weight her religion holds (19-20). As Wheatley praises her God and his doings in her poem, Bradstreet makes sure to underline how much her relationship with her husband and kids mean to her. “Look to my little babes, my dear remains./ And if thou love thyself, or loved’st me,/
“The Tide Rises the Tide Falls”: Life Comes and Goes Maggie wrote her poetry explication on the poem, “The Tide Rises, the Tide Falls” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. In her explication, the main point that she was trying to get across to the reader was that the specific line in the poem, “The Tide Rises, the Tide Falls” serves many different meanings. That specific line brings back the main tones that Maggie describes as calmness, consistency, and acceptance. The line also makes the poem flow and really sets the mood for the audience. Throughout Maggie’s explication she puts a lot of emphasis on the idea of acceptance toward the meaning of the poem.