He depicted Bathsheba as a young pretty woman with her eyes with sorrow. Nudity was the principle attribute in Rembrandt's Bathsheba Reading King David's Letter. Rembrandt’s painting can be read to exude a moral and erotic narrative, highlighting Bathsheba as both a sinner and a victim. There is variety of interpretations of this painting. Regarding the painting, the body, emotion, composition and background reveals the role of nude in the 17th century in this
His greatest contribution to art is the cultivation of the modern art concept, known as 'impressionism'(Claude Monet, 2004). It is an artistic philosophy which changed the then accepted perception of color and light.His artistic style is characterized by the use of feathery strokes of the paint brush to depict the play of light with respect to the time. He believed that depicting 'time' in a painting is more important than the 'plot', and was interested in using his painting to capture the feel of the moment. As per Monet "One does not paint countryside, a view, a figure. One paints an impression of an hour of the day (Brussat and Brussat, n.d.)."
Bond used absolute precision in his word choice when he described Ray Charles. Knowing some of the history of Ray Charles, Bond left some room for interpretation. While Ray’s performances gave joy to many people, he struggled with his own demons. Bond opens the metaphorical door for these interpretations in his poem. The two poems have some similarities and major differences.
Bishop uses denotation in which quavering to sound, speak or sting tremulously through the addition of triple dashes. The ponderous style rambles Stafford’s Five A.M. yet differs in that the loose, free feeling is replaced with great weight or heavy hearted. Bishop is also meticulous and is nitpicky and descriptive into all the precise details. Personification is used multiple times along with sensory images. The tone of Five Flights Up starts off calm and ponderous to anger and stress that Bishop seems to be going through during the time of day.
The perfect examples being the two titles, “Sonnet 18” and “The Author to Her Book”. The use of poetry to describe the beauty of the world is a common trend in history. Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18, is a common example of the description of beauty within the world and in humans. Shakespeare uses a comparison of a summer day
Bishop employs reverent diction to convey the respect the speaker develops for the fish. She depicts the fish as “venerable” and admits that she “[admires]” the creature as she looks upon its “sullen face” (8, 45). She begins to focus less heavily on the ugly and repellent physical attributes the fish has and instead begins to think highly of it. The height of her esteem for the fish is apparent at the turn of the poem as the speaker describes the five “grim, wet, and weaponlike...hooks grown fimly in his mouth” (50, 54-55). With the word “weaponlike”, the speaker portrays the fish as a soldier; he is a fighter to endure the pain and weight of the very thing that would have brought death upon him.
"The Fish" by Elizabeth Bishop is filled with multiple examples of figurative language. Figurative language gives the poem more clarity and allows the reader to have a better understanding of the ideas of the author. Throughout the poem, there are examples of figurative language such as, personification, hyperbole, and alliteration. However, examples of similes, metaphors, and imagery most clearly portrays the ideas of Elizabeth Bishop by comparing ideas that are related to the fish's physical state, and to reflect on how the fish is a survivor. She also uses the language to give the reader a better understanding of what the fish represents to her.
Every woman in love experiences the longing and suffering, and tries to reach over to the absolute through that suffering. And in that, every woman becomes like the another woman in love. Bettina and Abelone seemed one to Malte. When he read Bettina’s letter to Abelone, she did not want to listen to Goethe’s replies. She only wanted him to read Bettina’s letters which were more powerful, passionate
The two characters are in a relationship with each other however, Franz is married to another woman and Sabina is the mistress to Tomas. The narrator describes Franz’s relationship with Sabina like “[Franz] nourished the cult of Sabina more as a religion than as love” (Kundera, 126) Kundera describes how Franz is more in love with the idea of Sabina than Sabina herself. This contrasts with his respect he proved to her by calling her a woman. The author draws characters that launch the ideas of the novel however then begins to reveal enough information about the characters so that the reader begins to care for them. While at the same time, gaining a better understanding of the philosophies presented.
While studying Elizabeth Bishop's poetry, it was remarkably clear that Bishop's carefully judged use of language aids the reader to uncover the intensity of feeling in her poetry. In the several poems which I studied, we can see how Bishop used language, persona, symbolism and imagery to her advantage. We can see the emotions through a mix of language types and techniques used within her poetry. At a first glance, Bishop's poetry seems to lack any sort of emotion, it is dull and bland. In the poem 'The Armadillo' Bishop simply describes the carnival in Rio in which 'frail, illegal fire balloons' are a tradition.