In James Whitcomb Riley’s poem “When the Frost is on the Punkin”, he explains in detail what his speaker loves about fall mornings. From this poem, we can tell that the speaker likes the crispness of the air, the sun, and the colors of a beautiful fall morning. The speaker likes the cool air of autumn. The poem states, “When the heat of summer’s over and the coolin’ fall is here.” By expressing this line, he shows us that he is ready for the cool air of autumn after a hot summer. The speaker likes the radiant colors of autumn.
The first poem describes how the speaker is consumed by this love and all of its hurt because the person who planted the feeling within them changed their mind. A rose is used as a metaphor for this love. I appreciated how this poem is openly reminiscing on a past experience. Poems are often written about past events, but I always find it refreshing to read a poem that is recognizing the time distance between the poem’s time and the time it’s written. I think you write about this personal thing in enough depth to express what you mean.
Bailey: On page 191, Hosseini uses imagery to appeal to the reader’s senses and create a more realistic setting. Baba’s study is described, and it’s mentioned that Amir can smell the “sweetbrier-scented breeze”. This, along with description of the “twin columns of smoke” that are coming from Baba and Rahim Khan, creates a calm and pleasant setting for the audience to imagine. Further down on the page, a different setting is introduced. Golden Gate Park is described with imagery that appeals to the reader’s visual senses, such as the sun sparkling on the water or the miniature boats on the lake.
The view of hope being on edge of weakness is a very paradoxical view to the strong and stern perspective of hope as an anchor shown in the second stanza. Both the first and the third stanza display the calm and caring aspect of hope that many people wish to obtain. Dickinson first portrays the relaxing beautiful nature when she claims hope “sings the tune without the words- / And never stops-at all-.” Wordless music is often identified as being relaxing and calming, and hope sings these songs with no end, even in the “storms” of our lives. Later, Dickinson mentions that when the storms do come, hope is always there to “keep so many warm,” even “in the chillest land- / And on the strangest Sea.” On a thematic level, Dickinson conveys that no matter if a person’s struggles are minor or significant, critical or trivial, hope will always acquiesce to calm and collect a scattered
Langston Hughes’s poems show how he saw his life as he was growing up. Hughes’s poems involve how The Harlem Renaissance during the 1920’s affected not only the African- American culture, but the soul as well. Most of the poems in Hughes’s collection include how black people felt towards the way white people treated them. Black people during the 60’s were trying to fight for equality and, to get to where they want to be; many often saw their dreams deferred. The connections I saw between Hughes’s work and the social climate of the time was that he often wrote what he felt and his words described a vivid picture of what he saw during the Harlem Renaissance.
When having faith in oneself, is it possible to accomplish what others say is impossible? The Rose that Grew from Concrete is a poem by Tupac Shakur, and is a story about Tupac’s life growing up in the ghetto, and how through chasing his dreams and working hard he was able to become an internationally known musician and writer. Using symbolism, literary devices, and tone, Shakur shows how the timeless quote “anything is possible if you put your mind to it” (Steve Case), is still true today. In Shakur’s poem, he uses symbolism to help convey his inspirational message. Symbolism is an artistic expression used in writing when one thing represents another.
Edgar Allan Poe connected to things the people of his time did not. His poems often included things of darkness and grief. He often used imagery. Each poem 's themes are dark and freaky. He was an amazing writer and a great poet for his day.
It made me think that I’m not the only one that has gone through this and that. When I read this poem, I had the image of a young boy with a troubled past growing up successful. This poem “My Life” is a free verse poem. He combined metaphors, imagery,personification, and figurative language all in one poem to put together really good poem about
In the poem, The Bells, written by the great Edgar Allan Poe, the theme of the progression through life is expressed as well as the mood of the poem being at the beginning happy and then transitioning into sadness. The first example of the theme is when the poem implies, “What a world of happiness their harmony foretells! Through the balmy air at night, How they ring out their delight,” (Poe 17-19). In this example Edgar is expressing how happy the bells are therefore expressing how happy he is now. This is at the beginning of the poem and during this section he as well as the bells are young and happy starting their life.
During his lifetime, he was successful with his poetry, my favorite being Beginning. This poem, written by James Wright, makes you really think about the reason the speaker’s life was so depressing to live(). The sonnet, Beginning, has a deep meaning behind the whole poem. “The moon drops one or two feathers into the field. The dark wheat listens.
For instance, line 6 says, “I am the gentle autumn rain.” The way it captures these images draws comfort into my mind and soul. It makes me feel secure and protected, knowing that the speaker is around in my surroundings. It gives me a sense that the beauty of life goes on despite the rough times that are attached to it. The light and gentle use of adjectives used to describe nature gives me the feeling of assurance that makes me feel like the world will be okay, and that everything will be okay. This poem is often recited in funerals, which is where I first heard it and it’s lived with me since.