Daystar by Rita Dove is a freestyle poem that effectively uses symbolism, imagery and tone to tell the story of a woman that is searching for a place she can call her own, for just a few minutes, while she escapes from the overwhelming pressures of her everyday life. Throughout the poem she remains nameless; she has lost her identity and she longs for the days before she became someone’s wife and mother. In the first stanza of Daystar, Dove begins the poem by showing us how exhausted, not only physically but mentally, the woman is. “She wanted a little room for thinking, but she saw diaper steaming on the line.” (Mays 736) This line refers to her need for time to think but she knows that she still has chores waiting for her that need to
She then, later, wanted to express herself and her own thoughts onto essay so that's when she has decided to write hundreds of short stories and three novels. “In her last giving year's, health problems made writing difficult, although many people attributed the decrease in her writing as a result of the storm of negative publicity that accompanied “The Awakening's”,
After her parents got in trouble with the government, they moved back to the United States (Meyer 839). Alverez had difficulty fitting in with the new culture, but she quickly learned that she loved stories and enjoyed using her imagination. From that point on Alverez was determined to be a writer. However, poetry and writing of other cultures was not readily accepted by the public. Instead of becoming discouraged, Alverez had the audacity to continue to press
The similarity between “Dream Deferred” and “Hope” is the thing with feathers poetry elements is that they're both a lyrical poem. A lyrical poem which is a (usually short) work expressing an emotion or a thought. In which they both are. The difference between “Dream Deferred” and “Hope” is the thing with feathers is that “Dream Deferred” uses similes. While “Hope” is the thing with feathers uses metaphors.
It’s not just because my sister Bailey died four weeks, or because my mother hasn’t contacted me in sixteen years, or even because suddenly all I think about is sex. She is worried about me because one of her houseplants has spots” (1). This quote is an incredible example of Lennie’s life. Her sister died in the middle of a play rehearsal, unexpectedly. And, Gram is worried about her, not for real reasons but because a houseplant has spots.
After the class had been reading about the sun for a week, Margot shares her poem, a memory of the sun; “I think the sun is a flower, the blooms for just one hour.” Though, the class instantly waved it as being false, and not even her own work. With this, it shows that they refused to see her point of view in loving the sun, and Margot understandably wanting to see it again. This shows irony later in the story when they are staring out the window still, anticipating the sun’s short arrival. Again in the story, Ray describes the other students in a wild demeanor; “- they turned on themselves, like a feverish wheel, all tumbling spokes.” This shows that their actions are done with no consideration, that they are relentless andrash with their actions. Margot is constantly described as being different or separate from the other kids as well.
My favorite poem from the Module “Myths and Archetypes in Hispanic Cultural Production” is the poem “I Am A Warrior Woman” by Ines Hernandez. I like the poem because I can see my mother, my hero, as a warrior woman. She moved to the United States from Mexico, leaving her friends and family, in order for her future kids to be given opportunities she never knew they couldn’t receive in Mexico. As a matter of fact, lines such as “at whatever moment that you find me I am a warrior woman” prompted memories of my mother never giving up. For example, when I was 10 years old, my mother’s husband was deported leading to half of my home’s income getting ripped away.
He seems to push away his wife and this can bee seen in the beginning when he talks about her poems. He states “she was always trying to write a poem. she wrote a poem or two every year, usually after something really important had happened to her. when we first started going out together she showed me the
Literary Device #7 - Diction Diction: “the choice of words and style of expression that an author makes and uses” Example: “Her children gone, her husband one year dead, / Toying with plots to kill time and re-wed / Illusions of lost opportunity” (18-20). Kay, “Pathedy of Manners” Function: Context: “Pathedy of Manners” by Ellen Kay is about a woman and her experiences in life. The woman is now forty-three years old and is in the latter half of her life. After her husband dies, she becomes bored of her current state and starts to think about what she should do in the future. She also dreams about what she could have done that she did not do in the past.
She wanted to come home. Deep down in her soul, even if she knew her mom is a peremptory, egotistic and self-absorption woman, it still took Eleanor eleven years for looking after her mom, trying her best to win mom’s tenderness. Breaking the oleanders spell is the way she chose to satisfy the hollow in her soul since the truth, which is her mother had already died, is ineluctable. Unfortunately, her first and also last journey was leading to Hill House, the vile and diseased house, which can see through anybody, including their unconscious. For example, when Mrs. Montague used The Planchette for communication with spirits from
While Cameron’s life was flourishing, Screamer left Messina in hopes of becoming an actress in Hollywood (65). Rather than showing the world her talent, she tried to sleep her way to the top, which hurt her in the long run (66). According to Nat, Cameron’s best friend since Kindergarten, Screamer looks like an aging high-dollar call girl, while Cameron is nothing but class (98). Neely neglected Cameron because Screamer was hot and trot, but fourteen years later all she had become was a thirty-two year old, looking fifty that was fat, ugly, and tired (97, 182-183). Outer beauty, obviously, cannot define a person for who they are.
In 1988 Kingsolver wrote and published her first book, The Bean Trees, while pregnant with her first daughter, Camille Hoffman. Due to Kingsolver’s building frustrations with the United States’ involvement in the first Gulf War, she moved with her daughter to Tenerife in the Canary Islands for a year. Soon after she and her daughter returned to the United States, Kingsolver and Hoffman divorced. In 2004 Kingsolver moved to a farm in Washington County, Virginia with her second husband, Steven Hopp, and their teenage daughter, Lily Hopp, where they currently live to this day. In 1998, Kingsolver published The Poisonwood Bible.