The speaker of this poem is the author, who is also the daughter of whom she writes about. Ideally, the writer narrates the poem in order to genuinely explain the turmoil loved ones face on a daily basis while dealing with this disease. The beginning of the poem creatively uses a simile to introduce us to “a crazy old man back
Mary Oliver, born in 1935, is most well known for her descriptions of the natural world and how that world of simplicity relates to the complexity of humanity. Her poem, “Flare”, is no different, as it illustrates the relationship between human emotions; such as the feeling of nostalgia, and the natural world. “Flare” is featured in her book published in 2000, The Leaf and The Cloud: A Poem. At the time of writing the book, Oliver was 65 years old, living with her partner Molly Cook in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Oliver is said to have based most of her poetry on her experience living in Provincetown and has found inspiration from walks by the water near her house.
(23) She then says that the reason for it was because of her family and teachers around her at a young age. (Larson 23) Larson then continues with the interview by asking Mora about that her poetry has interesting topics. (23) Mora explains that she writes about what she loves “family, the desert, Mexican culture. I’m also curious, so I savor stories and imagine the lives of others.”. (23) Mora explains that she “listens to a variety of voices girls and boys.” It lets her creative side come out
The two books I read were The giver and Gathering Blue, these two books talk on how she wants society to become a better place in the future. Lowry 's life had inspired many young readers. Her parents who had died a few years back left her in between and her two sisters ditched her. She wanted to something interesting of her own imagination as her two sisters left her. ' 'I was a solitary child, born the middle of three, who lived in the world of books and my own imagination’.
Louise Erdrich has a way of writing a poem in a story-like way by using a lot of imagery, like in Windigo. The first part of the poem she wrote, “ the kettle jumped into the fire/ Towels flapped on the hooks/ and the dog crept off, groaning,” (Poetry Foundation). She brings the words to life and makes it really interesting to read. Erdrich met her future husband, Michael Dorris, in his class she attended in college. Later on during the middle of getting a divorce, Louise’s husband, Michael Dorris, committed suicide (Rolo).
Have you ever wondered how elderly people feel by the words the younger generations say to there elders? The poem "Abuelito Who", and The folk tale "The Old Grandfather and His Little Grandson" are amazing poems and folktales that let us know how elderly feel when you treat them badly. THE Elderly are still people and even though they need a little more affection and care they are still very nice. Both the folktale and the poem teach the same universal theme: anyone can become sick or old , so treat others how you want to be treated. In "The Old Grandfather and His Little Grandson," It teaches readers about how the elderly feel towards their family.
Lucille Clifton is an award - winning author and a teacher of poetry at a number of colleges and universities, and she is still writing today. In her poem “forgiving my father” she talks about forgiveness of a sin too large to think about. Her poem is about a person who has lost both of his parents to death. The narrator in the poem is all alone, both of his parents are now dead “you lie side by side in debtors boxes”(Clifton 271). The narrator is left alone, unloved, and uncared for.
In the article “Edgar Allan Poe”, it states’ “Before Poe was three years old both of his parents died, and he was raised in the home of John Allan, a prosperous exporter from Richmond, Virginia, who never legally adopted his foster son. As a boy, Poe attended the best schools available, and was admitted to the University of Virginia at Charlottesville
"The Resplendent Quetzal" by Margaret Atwood is a short story that focuses on the dysfunction between a couple. Through the story we are able to witness the way the couple interacts and views one another after the death of their perfect baby. In Emily's performance she expresses the main theme of her reading is empathy, while I chose my passage to introduce the first signs of dysfunction between Sarah and Edward. Together we are able to see the same story through two different perspectives. Emily saw potential in the relationship where as I thought it should have been over long ago.
Adri Kirkman Roitz PIB LA 1/29/16 Cadavers Their Bodies written by award winner David Wagoner may seem dark and depressing at first glance. David Wagoner dedicates this poem to the students of anatomy at Indiana University. David Wagoner’s parents were donated to those students when they died. This poem is about Wagoner’s thoughts and feelings about this situation talking to the students who learned from his parent’s bodies. Wagoner uses an array of metaphors and other literary devices to express his emotions.