Though both poems illustrate differences in opinions both pieces of writing are greatly written and give great views of opinions. 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. “In a moment, however, wisely judging that one token of her shame would but poorly serve to hide another…” (p 45).
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.In the text it states, “She said it over and over underneath her breath:Free,free,free!This shows that my claim was situational irony and my claim because i explained why it includes the type of irony and the evidence supports it because that's how she felt “Free”. One type of Dramatic irony is when doctors think she died of joy but the readers know she died of shock.In the story it indecates “When the doctors come they had said she died of
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. “Aphrodite makes the king’s daughter Medea fall so madly in love with the beautiful Greek stranger that she, a priestess of Hecate and therefore accomplished in the secret arts of magic, gives him potions to protect him from the bulls’ fire and sound advice on how to set his new-grown adversaries to fighting amongst themselves…At some point in these adventures, in return for her aid and to protect her from her father’s vengeance, Jason solemnly swears to make Medea his lawful wife” (Collier and Machemer 8). Her deeds in assisting Jason included up to the murder of members of her own family.
Hera only married Zeus after his trickery, Zeus took the form of a disheveled cuckoo, knowing that she would feel bad for the bird. 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. Lady Macbeth had to ask for help from evil spirits to follow through with killing Duncan, which shows she was not totally evil.“Come, you spirits that serve the thoughts of mortals: rid me of the natural tenderness of my sex and fill me from head to toe with direst cruelty!” (I, v, 39-42) Lady Macbeth did not think she could go through with killing someone because she was a weak woman and thought a man was more capable of killing someone. Later on in the play, Lady Macbeth was hallucinating and admitting what she had done while washing imaginary blood off of her hands.
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). Thus, “homage to my hips” is a war cry for women to learn to rise up against oppression through expressing love for their own body, which in the poem allows for the speaker to be free.
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. By including this allusion of broken trust, the author ties in Agamemnon to Leda, showing the readers how misplaced Leda’s thoughts can be due to the holy bird she once