There is nothing more beautiful than the human language. Words that flow off of the tongue like honey bring readers to a place of tranquility. Words are comparable to a Vincent van Gogh painting: complex but simplistic. Anne Sexton uses the work of Brother Grimm to create her own dazzling work of confessional poetry in Transformations. Her poem entitled “Rumpelstiltskin” uses figurative language such as similes and allusions to enhance the imagery of her poems and transform these short stories into confessional poetry.
This quote from Anne’s diary shows how the Germans treated the Jewish people and how unfair this treatment was. Anne did not identify herself the way the Germans did. She viewed herself as normal at this time and was still focusing her time on being an average girl with all her
In the essays, Carnal Acts, Nancy Mairs, a young writer who deals with MS disease and mental illnesses speaks out about the difficulties of dealing with MS and how her voice as a writer helped her cope with the difficulties of MS. Mairs tells us she sees a very close connection between life and writing, “For me, thinking about literature and thinking about life aren’t separate, or even separable, acts (4)”. The theme of love who you are is distinctly depicted by Mairs in her essays. This theme is very common throughout the book, especially in the essay titled “Carnal Acts” where she clearly states society 's standards for women are too high. Mairs never considered herself beautiful because she never fit the perfect image of a beautiful woman,
This quote shows that even though Mairs sometimes has difficulty accepting her illness, she knows that there is a growing acceptance of people who must deal with the difficulties that she faces. This ultimately lends a hopeful and positive tone to an otherwise serious and depressing section of her essay. This contrast in tone, but general feeling of hope is key to the type of emotions that Nancy Mairs is trying to educate her readers about. Mair is successful in using multiple rhetorical strategies to connect with the reader.
Throughout history, we have had to deal with conflict. How we deal with conflict can be most challenging of all. We all can find our strength to make it through treacherous times. A positive attitude can help a tremendous amount when dealing with conflict. An example of this can be found in The Diary of Anne Frank. Anne’s positive attitude and hope helped her overcome her distressing time in hiding during World War II. Other examples can also be found in the poem “Homesick”, and journal entries written by youngsters living during World War II. Having hope helps overcome obstacles that you may have thought was unfeasible to surpass. Hope can be found in everything. Fear can leave you petrified, but hope is the greatest strength that you can possess and hope will always overpower fear.
“In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.” Anne grew up in one of the most harrowing times in history. Anne Frank was an inspiring human being. Anne has delivered multiple quotes, these quotes could be titled as brave, whimsical, or indifferent. Nevertheless, by far these are some of the most inspiring words that I have ever heard.
In this essay, you will learn how Anne Frank felt during hiding and why she believed this quote below. The quote " In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart" is what I have supportive quotes for. In this essay I will be discussing what quotes Anne said during her hiding that support that quote. Also, in this essay will be telling you what I think each quote meant. Next, each of these quotes came from Anne Frank.
Anne and her mother do not bond well; Anne likes her father more than her mother and says she only loves her father. “Finally I told Daddy that I’m much more fond of him that Mummy.” Her mother gets upset because Anne never goes to her for any help. Last, Anne is a leader because she writes her life during the most difficult time period
I have grown wiser.”. In the quote she writes “I have grown wiser”. This is a huge improvement between her and her mother. Anne has become “wiser” and that means that she has learned not to have attitude and to not let her mouth say whatever it wants. She has learned to become wiser and wise is one of the many ways to a good relationship.
Imagine how it feels to be stuck in a tiny, miniscule room for almost two years, not able to make a sound or movement and if heard by someone,death or concentration camp is the destination? The Diary of Anne Frank by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett is about a small family which consists of Anne, Margot, Mr. Frank, and Mrs. Frank who were in a shock of fear, and went into hiding during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. Over the course of the story other characters join the family into hiding such as Mr. and Mrs. Van Daan, and their son Peter. During the time of hiding, Anne kept a diary to write down all her thoughts, fears, and feelings and was later known to be the most important piece of literature from the times of the Holocaust. The story takes you through their everyday lives of hiding in the annex which also includes arguing and times of happiness. The most important thing that the Franks and Van Daans went through was a time of fear. No matter how much happiness came through in their lives they always had fear jumbled up inside their heads.
‘Annabel Lee’ by Edgar Allan Poe is an eminently beautiful yet tragic poem centred around the theme of a forbidden love between two people, and the many obstacles that they overcome in order to be together. At the same time the poem relates back to a man’s undying love for his wife in which even death is unable to hinder. From the beginning of the poem, I realized Poe to be an articulate person who has a beautiful way with words, as he describes the origin of his love story between himself and Annabel Lee. This was shown in Stanza 1 where I identified him to be a kind and doting person, as he continues to talk about a maiden from the kingdom by the sea whom only wished to love and be loved by Poe. As this was written by Poe and shown from
After re-reading Frank O’Hara’s “Poem” I noticed in my opinion the narrator in the poem is up and down about how they feel about Lana Turner collapsing in lines (14-16) “I have never been to lots of parties / and acted perfectly disgraceful / but I never actually collapsed” here Its almost as though the narrator is making fun of her in a way and being nonchalant about the headline but then again in the poem it does give some signs of sincerity “ oh Lana Turner we love you get up” (line 17) you can tell that the narrator is a fan of Lana and probably is deeply worried about her collapse. Also the narrator seems to be biased on some facts “there is no snow in Hollywood / there is no rain in California” (Line 12-13), I saw a deeper meaning in
Anne Bradstreet was born in 1612 and grew up to become a prominent English poet. As she was growing up, the Puritan society expected her to become a good housewife, consequently a caretaker to her children. She wrote primarily for herself, and her children, for she didn’t want the attention from men and their scrutiny. Anne lived in a time where society’s standards of women included lack of skill, only being good housewives, and notably, only pedestrian. “For my mean pen are too superior things …
Imagine a woman in solitary confinement housed in a jail cell secluded from the bustling outside world. In the memoir The Rules of Inheritance, Claire Bidwell Smith is emotionally isolated like a prisoner from a joyful life that lies ahead of her due to her battle with depression. Once she transitioned into a young adult, Claire struggled to stay afloat while dealing with stagnant relationships, a motherless figure to rely on for help, no friends to add comfort, and a dying father with recurrent cancer. As the author of The Rules of Inheritance, Claire has established a distinct purpose through the text of her memoir. Thanks to her use of her individual writing structure, unique literature style, and rhetorical devices Claire provides an insight
Have you ever been in a situation where you have to choose hope or fear? I believe hope is stronger than fear. Some great sources are are Diary of Anne Frank play which is about a girl who had to hide from the Nazis during WWII, and the poem Homesick which is about someone living the ghettos and does not have much to eat. What is stronger, hope or fear? The Diary of Anne Frank is a great source.