In the poems “To Helen” by Edgar Allen Poe and “Helen” by Hilda Doolittle both speakers vividly portray conflicting opinions about Helens beauty through tone, imagery, and alliteration demonstrating physical beauty as an obsession. In both poems Poe and Doolittle both portray Helen as a very beautiful woman. Through the use of allusion, alliteration, similes, and personification both authors are able to create a vivid image for the reader of just how beautiful Helen actually was. In Poe’s poem he compares Helen to a “perfumed
“Again, as if her mother’s agonized gesture were meant only to make sport for her, did little Pearl look into her eyes, and smile!” (p 82). Pearl herself being the product of sin, is a constant reminder to her mother that the scarlet letter cannot be neglected. Hawthorne shows this symbolism various times throughout the story. In Chapter two, during the first scaffold scene when Hester tries to hide away her scarlet letter with Pearl, Hawthorne indicates how useless that would be, considering that Pearl is the personification of her sin.
Kate Chopin used situational and dramatic irony in order to buy some mystery and it can leaves you thinking at the end. Situational irony is when the opposite of what you expect happend. The other irony Kate Chopin uses is Dramatic wich means when the audience/reader knows something that a character doesnt. One type of situational irony that louise was happy when she found out that her husband was dead. This is situational irony because most woman would be sad.
Andrea Sajia Professor Siderius HIST 103 SEC 3203 2/25/18 A Tragic Classical Greek Divorce The union of Jason and Medea, two characters in Greek tragedies, was a fierce pact of marriage catalyzed by a Greek god. Medea is a clever woman, like the sophists of the age, she is an expert in argument and interrogation, and a powerful sorceress. They met when Jason, captain of the Argonauts, sailed to King Pelias (Medea’s father), to retrieve a Golden Fleece in order to restore his right to the throne.
Hera picked up the bird and swaddled it; then Zeus turned back into his normal form, taking advantage of her surprise raped her. Hera then married him to cover up her shame; their marriage was awful, and they often clashed. The next goddesses i 'm going to be talking about is Aphrodite, she is the goddesses of love, desire and beauty; even though she had natural beauty,
“Your words mean nothing when your actions are the complete opposite.” In Shakespeare's the tragedy of Macbeth Lady Macbeth is often viewed as evil by her actions when its the complete opposite; she is just misunderstood. She is misunderstood because she shows signs of weakness, and by the end of the play she is filled with guilt causing her to commit suicide. Lady Macbeth is misunderstood, not totally evil, because she shows signs of weakness and guilt.
This poem parallels “homage to my hips” written by Lucille Clifton, which discusses her own struggles with learning to appreciate and love her body due to the fact that it was not petite like the ideal body society painted during the mid-twentieth century. For through the repetition of the phrase “hips” and the images of freedom by using phrases such as “they go where they want to go” and “these hips have never been enslaved,” Clifton suggests that learning to fight oppression starts with self-love. For in an interview Clifton states “is there something wrong with having hips? We like everything big except females in this culture,” thus Clifton is expressing her distain for the ideals that cause thousands of women across the United states to grow up hating their body (Pate).
Explore the relationships/love presented in A1S1: In act one scene one, which is the opening of the play, Shakespeare firstly presented Lysander and Hermia as forbidden lovers. Hermia was just told that if she disobeys her father’s orders to marry Demetrius she can get killed and Hermia answers Lysander’s question: “Belike for want of rain, which I could well Beteem them from the tempest of my eyes.” the metaphor “rain” suggests her tears are like rain, she is crying so hard that her tears flowed like rain; this means that she is very melancholy that she couldn’t marry the love of her life, Lysander. Additionally it might also be shocking and weird for the audience back in the Elizabethan era, because they were living in a Patriarchal society, and that if you don’t obey your father you can die; because Hermia isn’t like the other women characters
The poems that Sylvia Plath and Sir Philip Sidney present to the public eye leave one in complete awe because of the rich poetic sentiment they evoke in their poetry. In Sir Philip Sidney’s Renaissance poem, “Sonnet 31” he presents the subject of unrequited love through his love sick speaker. Likewise, Sylvia Plath in her modern poem, “Mad Girl’s Love Song” depicts a depressed and heartbroken woman incapable of distinguishing if her lover was real, which incorporates the poetic subjects of obsessive love and unrequited love. Although similar in poetic subject, the worldview in “Mad Girl 's Love Song” differs from the worldview held by the speaker in “Sonnet 31” because “Mad Girl 's Love Song” presented two worldviews one being ideal love and the other being unrequited love. Through the use of imagery, both Sylvia Plath and Sir Philip Sidney are able to convey a similar poetic subject, but the tones they set for their works delineate different worldviews on love.
The Greek myth of Agamemnon was about a king, who was betrayed by his wife despite his war efforts to reclaim his throne. In the second last stanza, “The broken wall, the burning roof and tower / And Agamemnon dead.” (lines 10, 11) references to the innocent expectations Leda had of the swan but was wrongly mistaken when the rape occurred. The betrayal takes place by the swan gaining Leda’s trust by impersonation of purity and victimizing her. This use of mistrust resulted in the confusion of Leda, not able to grasp what she wanted.
Close Reading Worksheet #2: Aeschylus’s Agamemnon Due Friday, March 11, 2016, by 5:00 on Bb [Assignments] You will need to have your text (Meineck version) with you to answer these questions. Answer each question in at least 3 full sentences. 1. The watchman at the play’s beginning says “if this house could speak, it would tell quite a story” (line 37).
Comparing the Works of T.S. Eliot and Theodore Roethke When reading the two poems, one can definitely catch the similarities of both poems, yet how they vary differently. One poem talks about how the winter evening makes the day feel and the other talks about how dark it is in the cellar and the how life is down there. They both seem to have been written by someone going through depression or a difficult situation in life. Many poems can be written to sound similar to another piece of work, yet have different meaning and ideas.
Sharon Olds’ poem, “Rite of Passage”, describes the mother’s concerns of the boys at her son’s birthday party. Through the author’s symbols, syntax, and imagery, the speaker asks the reader to contemplate how society expects young boys to be men by being violent and intimidating. In the poem the boys at the son’s party act like generals and are skeptical of each other and try to convince each other that they are the ‘stronger man’. The author’s detail furthers the tension between the tumultuous transition between child and adolescents.
The poem, “Warning” written by Jenny Joseph is about the disparagement of responsibility as one reaches an old age. The speaker's state of mind is pursued by her use of diction, syntax and imagery, creating a very detailed point of view of her life as an elder and her sudden discardment of respectable behavior. Joseph wants it to be made known that although old age tends to be stereotyped as “boring,” it is finally a time when individuals can relax and focus on what they want to do rather than their children. In the poem “Warning” written by Jenny Joseph the speaker of the poem is apparently a woman, since she speaks about the “Red Hat Society,” which is an organization of women who meet for tea wearing red hats and purple dresses.