When a love story is told in a first-person perspective, it makes sense for the readers to expect an overly dramatic and emotional narrative. James Joyce’s “Araby” and T. S. Eliot’s “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” are both love experiences written in first-person perspectives. However, in “Araby”, the boy occasionally assumes a somewhat detached attitude in his narration and in “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”, Prufrock sings his love song in a dry, passive manner. When the boy in “Araby” explains about the name of the girl he fell in love with, he says “her name was like a summons to all my foolish blood” (2169). Although this statement might sound passionate, identifying his love-evoked reaction as foolishness and not providing the readers with the girl’s name expresses the boy’s current state of
1984 Synthesis Essay Poverty negatively influences how the minds of people work in the world. The fact that poverty exists itself, obstructs people from changing their circumstances in what is known as “the cycle of poverty.” The lower class is incredibly disadvantaged in that it lacks the necessary social and economic resources needed to increase chances of social mobility. In return, the absence of these resources may increase poverty. Therefore, the lower class is unable to change its situation because the majority believes that any efforts to climb the social ladder is highly inefficient. In the novel 1984, George Orwell illustrates a classic example of why the proles are reluctant to change their lifestyle-simply because the costs outweighs
In Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch Who Stole Christmas it is very evident that the Grinch is a very miserable, dark and sad who. His negative views of the holiday season and familial activities and traditions must come from a very negative and lonely upbringing. The Grinch’s childhood and family life must have been very difficult because it is very hard for someone to decide they don't enjoy such a cheerful holiday season out of the blue. The Grinch must have had little to no family growing up, and seeing all the other Whos being surrounded by family and love must make him very jealous and upset. It is also possible that something horrible happened to the Grinch around the Christmas season.
The climate at Valley Forge is horrible. The soldiers are constantly freezing. They have a choice between freezing cold, or smoke. The huts that the soldiers stay in have a fireplace but they don’t have a chimney so all of the smoke is trapped in the hut and they can barely breath. The soldiers get smoke in their lungs and it is horrible.
His "wood" made him feel heavy. "Wood"... "Wood"... "Wood", all the way down to his last sentence. The repetition of the word helps denounce its meaning of his land. He does not want it because all his land makes him feel is sinfulness greed. The greed caused him to become lazy and fat, and because of this, he does not feel he is worthy enough to enter heaven.
They both possess incredible vocal talent, but when it comes to singing technique, Whitney is superior. They begin the song in a similar style, soft, delicate and vulnerable. The difference in talent between both singers becomes evident after the first chorus. Dolly’s song falls flat after the first chorus. She continues singing the song in a soft, mellow, and boring way.
As a child the speaker did not truly recognize the beauty to nature. Returning to the abbey, he has matured and has a deeper connection to nature. Wordsworth’s style the poem in blank verse that creates the flow of the poem to progress in the speaker’s change in mood. The portrayal of nature communicates the emotions of joy and bittersweetness through imagery and diction. The poem encompass the romantic movement from his experience at the abbey.
Ambiguity in John Keats poems Applied to the poems To Autumn and La Belle Dame Sans Merci The following essay treats the problem of ambiguity in John Keats poems To Autumn and La Belle Dame Sans Merci. Ambiguity is treated by the structuralism school and is presented as an intrinsic, inalienable character of any self-focused message, briefly a corollary feature of poetry. Not only the message itself but also its addresser and addressee become ambiguous. Besides the author and the reader, there is the ‘I’ of the lyrical hero or of the fictitious storyteller and the ‘you’ or ‘thou’ of the alleged addressee of dramatic monologues, supplications and epistles. Empson said that: „The machinations of ambiguity are among the very roots of poetry”(Surdulescu, Stefanescu, 30).
Many of Muldoon’s poems can go under this category if readers accept the notion that “playfulness both conceals and permits a serious intent” (Patke 290). Commenting on the difficulty of “The More a Man Has,” M. Allen suggests that it structures “a myth” that motivates the speakers and the characters, however, it “neither explains nor redeems their predicament” (71). According to Wills, the difficulty of the text gives reason for readers to accuse the poet of willful obscurity and extremely “cynical” and “ungenerous tone” (Reading
Essentially, I take it that there is enough wealth to go around, and yet there is so much poverty. In the other piece, it is hard to find the Romantic Period’s historical context because it is so pure an innocent. But I think, perhaps, the “grey-headed beadles” (Blake 122) may point to a repressive and unhelpful church. These church officials are watching the children, always. If we pull in the context that these children are poor, we can conclude that the church knows these children are poor; they know that these children are suffering.
Similarly, “Comin Thro’ the Rye” is also one of the most obvious symbols in the book because it suggests that Holden is the savior of innocence in the book. Holden hears a little boy humming to the tune of the poem and it makes him feel “better…not so depressed anymore” (Salinger 129). This quote is appropriate in the symbolism of innocence because it talks about incorporating a loss of innocence even though Holden wants to be the protector of innocence for children. The meaning of the actual poem has no effect on the moral of the story, it is the way that Holden mistakes the lyrics of the “song” (Salinger 191). Instead of the actual catcher “[meeting] a body” in the “poem,” Holden thinks that “[catching] a body” in a “song” (Salinger 191), is the correct version.