Brian Doyle is the author of the book The Wet Engine which contains the short story “Joyas Voladoras”. Which is a passage that uses metaphors and imagery to capture the significance of a vulnerable heart. This is a special symbol to Doyle because his son was born with three chambers in his heart. In “Joyas Voladoras,” Brian Doyle suggests that people’s vulnerability can have an impact on the quality of their life. Brian Doyle uses the example of hummingbirds to illustrate that leaving oneself open to harm can lead to a more enjoyable life.
Analysis of “Sympathy” In the 20th century poem “Sympathy” Paul Laurence Dunbar uses imagery, irony, and repetition to develop the three shifting tones. In addition, he points out that without freedom individuals will feel trapped and wounded. Throughout stanza one, Dunbar uses rhyme, repetition, and imagery to convey a tone of innocence. Imagery of a bird singing and the first bud of flowers opening gives us a visual representation of pleasure and being born new, thereby, a feeling of innocence. In the repeating line “I know how the caged bird feels,” to emphasize the pleasure of freedom that the bird feels.
The need for love is first introduced in “Joyas Valodoras” through the metaphor of the hummingbird. Doyle discusses the life and times of the hummingbirds, citing their incredible abilities for their awe-inspiring nature. However, their glory must, as all do, come to an end sometime; when they rest, “if they are not warmed, if they do not soon find that which is sweet, their hearts grow cold,
The two themes also appear to have a profound connection which helps readers understand the importance of these themes in the ranch life of men. Hope is strived through dreams. These dream help give meaning to life and something to live up to. For example, Candy joining George and Lennie's dream of owning land shows how a mutual dream can breed hope and fellowship. After the passing of his dog, Candy encounters a profound feeling of misfortune and feels empty.
That’s a lot of work for someone who doesn’t think their wife is sick, or doesn’t care about her. He had to pick up their whole life. He had to move his job and their new baby, not to mention, it was probably rough on Mrs. Gilman’s condition. Her condition is surely a little hard to handle, even being a doctor, but like any doctor he was trying to persuade and reassure his wife to not think of haunted houses and scary wallpaper. “Instead, she [was] to eat well, exercise in moderation, and rest as much as she [could]…” which is what any doctor would have recommended (Haney-Peritz 115).
Everyone goes through difficult times in their life, but it is the people who support you that keep you positive. In the poem “There Is Another Sky”, Emily Dickinson is writing to her brother to convince him to come back to their hometown and live a happier life. Dickinson uses poetic devices like metaphors and hyperboles to show that although there is misery and unhappiness in this world, there is beauty as well. Emily Dickinson uses metaphors to show that she understands that there are many hardships in life. For example, she uses the phrase “though it be darkness there” (4) to compare the Austin, her brother, and his sadness.
Brian Doyle, the author of “Joyas Voladoras,” passionately writes about hearts due to his own experiences with his son, who was born with only three chambers in his heart. In his short story, “Joyas Voladoras,” Doyle further discusses hearts and the symbolic meaning they possess. Through examples with hummingbirds, whales, and people, he is able to convey that feeling vulnerable is a part of life. He discusses vulnerability through multiple situations: how it exists while taking risks, how it exists while seeking companionship, and how it is exists due to harsh realities of the current world. In “Joyas Voladoras,” Doyle suggests that the heart is constantly in a state of vulnerability.
I can only imagine consuming my favorite thing in the world and how I would act going about it. Seeing how the speaker in “Eating Poetry” acts might seem a little extreme, but putting yourself in the situation with your absolute favorite thing, can make it understandable. In “Eating Poetry” by Mark Strand, the speaker devours poetry against the librarian’s wishes, acting in a dog-like manner. The librarian cannot grasp her mind around why the speaker gets so crazed about reading poetry, just as the average person would. The speaker’s love for poetry and the joy he receives from consuming it, is like no typical happiness.
It is so hard to be apart of someone. The other one wanted to stay to fix all his/her mistakes and wanted to start again, while the other one wanted to be far away from what he/she thinks hurt him/her a lot and change his/her life. It is so hard to pick decisions, but we can only pick one decision, the decision that seems to be okay for us. It is for our sake. As long as our family, friends, and relatives are with us, we are blessed because they are with us to help and to comfort us.
In Doyle 's passage “Joyas Voladoras”, he uses metaphors through hearts to explain about life and love. This poetic passage is one that is deep even though it may be a little over two pages. Through the hummingbird, Doyle explains about such a precious fast-paced life that is very threatening and compares those lives to the life of a turtle who lives a very slow long life. Through the blue whale, Doyle explains about love with the largest heart in any mammal. Talking about hearts in general, Doyle explains to live every moment in our life.
Brian Doyle in his text Joyas Voladoras he uses vivid and clear imagery, repetition, comparison, syntax and effortless diction to show his purpose which is it does not matter the size of a heart but its ability to live life to its fullest and hopeful that each day will be good. In the first paragraph he repeats the words “ A hummingbird’s heart is,” this shows the reader how the hummingbird’s heart is. “ not soon” this is in the second paragraph and it describes the urgency of the want. “You” is repeated to show the timeline and how it is similar to the human life. “So much held in heart in a,” this is used to describe all the little precious moments at the end of our lives.