Louise Erdrich compiles various literary devices to convey her theme of sympathy, and her poem “Captivity” through specific and descriptive language brings a whole new meaning to Mary Rowlandson’s narrative. Erdrich’s use of strong imagery and sensory language leads to striking and vivid diction in her poem. Painting a picture of what this tragic scene looked like while she also gives light to the actual situation going on, asserts the story Erdrich is trying to get across. She begins with “The stream was
June Jordan’s poetry is known for its immediacy and accessibility as well as its interest in identity and the representation of personal experiences. Her poetry is often deeply autobiographical, political and often displays a radical, globalized notion of solidarity amongst the worlds oppressed. “Poem about my rights” by the poet, June Jordan can be seen as spoken word poetry rather than page poetry where oral performance and repetition are used to convey her feelings and messages to the listeners. Poetry can be divided into two groups; written poetry and spoken word poetry. Written poetry, also known as page poetry, is written and is analysed by the reader.
Is emotional abandonment worse than the death of a loved one? Geneva Birdsong in Leaving Gilead emotionally abandoned her own daughter, Saranell. She cared more about herself and her own selfish ambitions. By the end of this novella by Pat Carr, Saranell experiences the effects of this neglect and has no one to turn to. Therefore, it’s better to lose a parent through death than through emotional abandonment.
Often, in public opinion Eleanor was branded as a bad mother, which was an unfair observation from outsiders which weren't privy to her authority being emasculated on a daily basis by her mother-in-law. Not to mention, her husband's culpability in the willful exclusion of his parental role in their children's lives. Additionally, the lack of a maternal instincts, which can be attributed to the dysfunctonal relationship with her mother was another hampering fact which precluded Eleanor to be the mother she wished she had been. Consquently, collectively these behaviors facilitated the relinquishing of her maternal influence to Sara and ultimately robbed her from her rightful place of being their
She was an orator, and orators, like poets, use diction and the sounds of their words as their meanings to present important ideas. Clifton mastered the art of using her words and writing them as poems to present
And God forgive me for ever finding it out'' (Smith 205) and her contempt for life has a direct impact on her relationship with her daughter Francie. The emotional relationship is passive aggressive on the part of Katie as she consistently states that she loves her son more than her daughter, ''She does not love me the way the boy loves me . . . She does not understand me'' (Smith 205)
Line 1’s “Well, son, I’ll tell you…” allows the reader to understand the next lines are going to be maternalistic in their message. The tone being advisory adds to the feeling that she is talking to her son to help him understand a moral. Her story is an extended metaphor throughout the entirety of the poem with her comparing her life to a “crystal stair” (Line 2). Hughes’ has the mother describe her life as ragged but usable stairs by listing items that construct stairs like “tacks, splinters, boards, and carpet” in Lines 3 to 6; these physical nouns add to the metaphor as
The blind man’s wife had recently died and that’s why he was coming to visit. The narrator thought it was absurd that he was able to have a wife, he says it “ was beyond my understanding” (11). He even said how he started to feel sorry for the blind man for a minute then he began to think about the predicament the wife was in, and only the narrator thought was a bad situation. With him not trying to see the deeper effect they might’ve had on each other, he says, “And then I found myself thinking what a pitiful life this woman must have led. Imagine a woman who could never see herself as she was seen in the eyes of her loved one” (11).
Else he gets mad. How 'd you like not to talk to anybody?" (Pg 87 ). Steinbeck reveals how Curley 's wife is being isolated in this quote by her acknowledging how lonely she is and how she can not talk to anybody but Curley and if she were he would get mad at not only her but whoever she
This quote shows how Connie is embarrassed to be seen with her grandmother, and has little respect for her grandmother’s feelings. She didn’t realize she was being rude to her grandmother, but it hurt Abuela and made her feel very disgraced. Another example that proves Connie’s disrespect is when Abuela tells her granddaughter, “You made me feel like a zero, like a nothing,”
She considers herself a doer, and not a watcher. Her enthusiasm is not shared at first towards her husband or mother. Both characters want something different. Paul is worried for Cories mother as they went out. Paul knowingly says something about it to her, "What a rotten thing to do...To your own mother."......
What few cares enter the minds of children! How little they know of their mother’s fears! Children don’t like to think ugly thoughts. 49 Tutor: Old woman, you are the servant of my mistress, why are you standing out here, in front of the gates, all alone, wailing the pains of your soul? How is Medea managing without you?