Symbolically, the game of pool shows the struggles within the Emerson’s relationship. The relationship is illustrated as a lost cause and dragged on, when the narrator is exhausted, yet still continues to stay in the relationship. She fears that one day her partner will leave her.
On the other hand, the last stanza provides something different and striking. “A sudden storm came on hard that night; he bolted up inside of the van” (lines 22-23) This provides the rare realization of closeness that had been shown from her lover who was primarily withdrawn having Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from the Vietnam War. Also, the last stanza is what allows Alexander to positively reflect on the desired intimacy from her lover and recreate her
She also hasn’t seen her aunt since she was a baby so she feels like a stranger to her. However, her mother feels like moving her there for the summer would be good for her relationship. Also it would help her mom get her degree faster and they wouldn’t have to move anymore.
I had to have a homemade desert on the table for my husband every night” (Brown 3). Such experiences reflected her poetry, significantly. Pastan uses many poetic devices, such as metaphors. Two of her poems, “Marks” and “Baseball” are similar in comparing two distinct things to life, but in different ways.
(MIP-1) Najmah’s trigger avoidance, a vital symptom of PTSD, stems from her fear of reliving the bombing when her mother and baby brother died, but by running away to save herself, she prevents recovery by isolating herself from those who wish to help her. (SIP-A) Trigger avoidance appears in Najmah after the death of her mother and baby brother as she fears to experience the event once more. (STEWE-1) Studies have shown that when under the effect of PTSD, there are triggers which may cause the individual to live through the event again. As a result, they usually attempt to avoid the triggers which cause them pain (“Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder”).
After reading “Journey,” by Tiara Anderson in the first issue of Red Rising Education magazine, I understood that there is an array of various conflicts Indigenous men and women have to tolerate on a daily basis. Anderson discusses many topics in her poem including stereotypes, self-hatred and the missing and murdered Indigenous women. She is now in her senior year of high school and a mentor in a girls program called “Nodoka girls.” Anderson initially wrote this poem when she was twelve years old though, but this poem 's revised over the years. Five years later, at the age of seventeen (Anderson, 2017, pg. 13), she finally mustered up the courage to share it with the world.
In this chapter the main characters of this novel was introduced. What was so intriguing to me is how the writer introduced Clara with a little mystery to keep me interested to unravel why Clara would glare up the road and sea. Another case would be the way she would fix her home the same way. Then the writer unraveled how her husband left her for another woman. I somehow started to gain an understanding as to why she was obsessed with the road and the sea.
Hour of Freedom “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.
Through the archetypes in the short story “Through the Tunnel”, Doris Lessing depicts to the audience that to grow and become mature means leaving safety and entering the dangerous outside world. To begin with, Lessing shows Jerry’s transformation as a person when Jerry did not want to stay with his mother at the beach all the time and wanted to go to the bay which “was a wild looking place and there was no one”(1). Instead of staying with his mother at the beach, Jerry wants to explore the wild looking bay, which shows that Jerry is maturing and growing up. This decision depicts the archetype Haven vs.Wilderness because the beach and the bay are sharply contrasted, as one is a place of safety and one is the dangerous wilderness. Furthermore,
The poem that will be analysed is ‘In the Park’ written by Gwen Harwood. It was published in 1963, a time where it was normal for women to have children and stay home. The poem represents the ideas of memory, entrapment and loss of identity which is commonly held amongst mothers in today’s society. Gwen Harwood was an Australian poet born in Taringa, Queensland on June 8, 1920. As a child Harwood was immersed in music, philosophy, language and religion and was introduced to poetry by her grandmother.
Hardwood uses childhood recollections to demonstrate a refined understanding of the irreversible passage of time and the immortal nature of memory. In Hardwood’s ‘The Violets’, the persona contact with violets, a sensory motif of the poem, triggers a childhood memory in which she first discovers the inevitable transience of time. Indentation is used to indicate the time shift into the past. The child persona’s question to her mother, “Where’s my morning gone” demonstrates her naivety and obliviousness of the concept of time and also conveys the innocence of childhood.