The poems "Aimless Love" by Billy Collins, "I like to see it lap the Miles" by Emily Dickinson, "Dust of Snow" by Robert Frost, and "Ode to my Socks" by Pablo Neruda each explored the various ways love is experienced in human life. From a love of a gift in "Ode to my Socks", to a love of trains in "I like to see it lap the Miles". Also, from a love of life in "Aimless Love" to self love in "Dust of Snow". Each poem defined what love means through appreciation, admiration, healing, compassion as well as precious. Love is in almost every aspect of life, it like medicine for the soul and without it can be
This creates a melancholic tone, which is heavy-hearted but not quite sad or depressed, and connects to the theme that love distorts the rest of the world. The tone that Shelley creates in his poem “Love’s Philosophy” is entranced. He uses a considerable amount of religious phrases, such as “the winds of heaven mix forever / With a sweet emotion”, showing how the speaker is almost spellbound, both by the person they love, and the very idea of love itself (Shelley 3-4). This connects to Shelley’s theme of love being desirable to
In the poem ‘Tulips' by Sylvia Plath, the theme of isolation is presented throughout the poem. The speaker accentuates how disconnected she feels from the world, however she seems to embrace her isolation; it is something that she would prefer to clutch onto. The only problem she seems to have is the constant reminder that actually, in fact, she is not alone. Plath uses the imagery of tulips, which is constantly repeated throughout the poem as a symbol of isolation. The tulips can be seen to represent the love and concern that other people have for the speaker, for example her family, and that these people are there for her and that she is not alone.
Dawn McNeil-Bruce English 2100 Professor Andrews- Parker 10/21/15 The Rhetorical Techniques in “Letter from Birmingham Jail” The unjust treatment of African Americans have cause a significant amount of African American leaders to use different ways to advocate for racial equality. One very famous advocate was Martin Luther King Jr. On April 16, 1963, Dr. King had written a letter from Birmingham jail to eight clergymen towards racial equality. Martin Luther King Jr. had used this letter to convince the clergymen of the racial injustice towards African Americans. In order to persuade his audience Dr. King had used rhetorical devices to appeal to them. Martin Luther King Jr. uses an urgent tone to his
In the year 1963 of August, Martin Luther King wrote his “Letter from Birmingham Jail” as a response of a letter published in a local newspaper. This letter, written by the Clergymen of Birmingham at this time, caught his attention while he was confined in jail for parading without a permit. This time allowed him to respond passionately to the injustice in Birmingham. King’s letter addresses specific points presented in the Clergymen’s, and his direct approach separates King’s strong points through his powerful writing. King is able to defend these differing views and actions through rhetorical devices such as ethos, logos, and pathos.
Martin Luther King Jr was a Baptist minister and social activist, and he was in charge of the American civil rights movement. He was fighting for human rights for African-Americans. His major claim in “Letter From a Birmingham Jail”, is to spread justice in the country and how the nonviolent can resist racism, violence between people. One of the important sub claim that he mentions in his letter is “This ‘Wait’ has almost always meant ‘never’ We must come to see, with one of our distinguished jurists, that justice too long delayed is justice denied” ( King paragraph 11). This quote is important because if people in power still say “wait” for justice to be fix then, that will be ‘Never’ be fixed.
When a federal injunction was put into place to prevent the protest without permission of the city, Martin Luther King Jr. persevered and decided to go on with the campaign. He got arrested for heading the demonstration and was in jail for eight days. When King heard of the eight clergymen who wrote a letter criticizing the direct action campaign, he began to write his well-known Letter from a Birmingham Jail. One of the tactics he uses to get people to agree with him is he uses emotion to get people’s attention. An example of this comes from paragraph eleven in which the main focus is a lengthy sentence devoted to naming the struggles African Americans endured during that time.
Both the story and poem agree that the princess is a kind and caring child. In the story, “[the princess] with a sweet and powerful impulse to comfort [the king], she started from her chair and… threw her arms affectionately about his knees.” She was turned to gold because she wanted to comfort him, showing her affection and kindness. This same kindness is shown in the poem when she sings, “A falling leaf in fall’s a thing to mourn.” The princess from the poem is the type of person who is sad over the death of any living thing, including something as seemingly insignificant as a leaf. 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.
This is expressed in line two, “some corner of a foreign field that is for ever England.” Within the first two lines, Brook already creates an uplifting and nationalistic tone, eliminating the hopelessness originally associated with death. Brook additionally uses punctuation to create short sentences, giving the poem a peaceful flow. For example, “gave, once, her flowers to love,”. The use of commas allows the reader to pause and consider the text tranquilly without the rush of a run-on sentence. Moreover, through the metaphor, “a dust whom England bore, shaped, made-aware” (line 4), Brook compares England to a mother bearing “dust” (a literary metaphor for the body of a soldier).
Poe would still continue to love her as he did before and to me, that was the beauty of it all, that he was able to love her regardless of her death. Edgar Allan Poe is irrevocably in love with Annabel Lee at the start and throughout the whole of this poem. Annabel Lee is just the same reciprocating the exact same feelings if not more. “With a love that the winged seraphs of heaven coveted her and me” this portrays to me a love so strong and so passionate that even heaven has reckoned it by blessing their relationship with an angelic power. Both characters are mercilessly separated at the
(As I typed that last paragraph I choked up.) It is happy and sad memories, but I know in my heart I did the right thing to respect his wishes. Becki incorporated Christian discipleship in her experiences by doing what the individual wanted her to do. She sat and listened with a kind heart. In Becki’s story about him seeing all the angels, she said, “Was he hallucinating?
In Letter from a Birmingham Jail, Dr. King addresses his fellow peers for calling his protest ending segregation “unwise & untimely”. King hopes to clarify their actions in this letter. Dr. King couldn’t remain mutual while in other places across the United States horrendous segregation acts were taking place. He said, “Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly”. Like many before him, he too felt the need to help his fellow brothers and sisters’ fight for their cause.