Galway Kinnell’s “Blackberry Eating” is an excellent example of how sound enhances poetry. Kinnell’s outstanding use of repeated alliterations gives the poem a different feel than many other poems. The constant use of soft sounds, interrupted quickly by a few hard sounds develops the feeling that Kinnell wanted me to feel. The repetitive use of certain words slows the reader down to allow them to cherish the poem, and the blackberries longer. The alliterations of this poem greatly increase its overall effect.
The mood changes from the euphoric and perhaps slightly disturbing atmosphere in the first stanza to that of gloom in the second stanza. The melancholy tone in the stanza is emphasized by the choice of words “rat-grey”, “stinking” underscoring the sickening state and unpleasantness of the rotten berries. The poem deduces in a more sad, grave, accepting tone, revealing that even the child “hoped [the blackberries would] keep, knew they would not.” Contradicting, ‘Watermelon Pickle’ ends with a sad but hopeful tone saying “the bites [of the watermelons] are fewer now” stating how his joyful childhood has ended. The hopeful tone is the point as which he says “when we… Slice off a piece… Unicorns become possible again.”, he states how when he eats the watermelon there is hope that childhood can be re-lived. To conclude, these two poems have different tones from beginning to end that gives the reader a contrasting impression from each
The Eggs are similar to Daisy because they have a yellow yolk at their center surrounded by a white shell corresponding to their corruption. An egg gives a false sense of purity because the quality of the yolk is unknown until it is cracked open. The East and West Eggs have similar characteristics to Nick until he realizes how immoral the people are. When Nick sees Gatsby on the lawn, Jay's arm is "stretched toward" a "single green light" that is on the "end of the dock" (21). The green light is the illusion that Gatsby could return to the past and be Daisy's only love.
Once Albert Schweitzer has said, “The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives.” This conveys that life is a precious gift, but during lifetimes, this gift has been wasted or abused, which turn into a tragedy. Othello is one of William Shakespeare’s tragedies, originally written as a play and have been adapted to films, TV productions, and a remix. This story revolves two characters: Othello, the general in Venetian army and Iago, the main antagonist. Moreover, he 's the bearer of Othello, but wants to ruin his life. “Demons” is a song by American rock band Imagine Dragons, written by Imagine Dragons and released on Jan 28, 2013.
The author uses assonance in the fifth stanza, “Sinned incessantly” (Robinson). This proves once again that Miniver Cheevy is stuck within his own thoughts and is wishing that he could have been born in another time. In addition, the assonance also shows that Miniver Cheevy is longing to have the power that would give him the opportunity to be corrupt. Next, repetition is used in the seventh stanza in, “Miniver thought, and thought, and thought, and thought about it.” The repetition reveals that Miniver Cheevy is trying to think that maybe his loneliness and feeling of a wasted life have something to do with his own actions. Throughout the poem “Minister Cheevy”, Edwin Arlington Robinson shows the theme of a wasted life is often spent in fantasies through his use of form, figurative language, and sound devices.
Themes of death and mortality appear frequently in poetry. Thinking about one’s own mortality, or the mortality of a loved one can be uncomfortable. Poets often discuss these distressing ideas in their writings. Two influential English poets, William Shakespeare and John Donne, included these themes in their poetry. In Shakespeare’s Sonnet 73, the speaker uses a series of metaphors to represent the process of growing old.
Although there are many differences between these two gifted authors, similarities can be discovered as well.The background of Walt Whitman is enormously different from that of Emily Dickinson. Because Walt Whitman was such an under privileged kid and rose from his struggle in avery romantic life style, we see this slight bit of romanticism in his writing, like when he says, “ But O heart! heart! heart!/O the bleeding drops of red,/Where on the deck my Captain lies,/Fallen cold and dead” (Whitman). This writing expresses such a dramatic and romantic view.
Views of death vary from person to person one might take bliss in the occasion but others might find it sickening and portrey an afraid persona. Perhaps it is the age in which views change about death, an elderly person may view death in bliss because it has become evident that he/she will die.Moreover, a child would display fear because they still have most of their lives to live out.
In Brave New World, the characters are frightened and disgusted by the thought of old age unlike Americans. Aging is more understanding in American culture than in the World State’s culture. Both societies have ways to stay young, but they have consequences. Society makes beauty as an unrealistic goal when beauty is actually skin
In another poem by Justice, “On the Death of Friends in Childhood”, he illustrates the same thematic concept of the loss of innocence and the eventual embrace of adulthood through vivid images that express the playful frolic of childhood. For instance, when Justice writes, “In games whose very names we have forgotten. Come, memory, let us seek them there in the shadows.” Much like the mental images that are created in “Men at Forty”, the pictures painted in Justice’s other works also convey the passing of one’s youth, and humanity’s natural urge to recapture
Something Wicked This Way Comes creates a plot where characters are emotionally torn between their desires to be older and who they want to be friends with, this novel also develops a good versus evil theme. As “Something Wicked This Way Comes” explains, the main characters are Jim Nightshade and Will Halloway and they are about to turn fourteen. Their lives are about to change because “this is the week they grow up overnight.” Jim Nightshade is emotionally torn between getting older or continuing to stay friends with Will Halloway. The overall theme is that there is a tendency with good versus evil, natures of transformation, and a graceful acceptance of aging (263-280). Secondly, Dandelion Wine contains a plot where a character goes from a childlike state of ignorance to full knowledge, which correlates with a time and technology theme.
As Charlie gradually becomes smarter, he “finds pain in self-knowledge.” (Brynie). With his gain of intelligence, Charlie realizes that society does not treat him as well as he thought, and this discovery leads to much emotional pain. The experiment itself “...raises the question of whether or not scientific progress was achieved…” (Wroble). This idea emphasizes the abuse of science and technology in the novel that develops when the experiment concludes with Charlie deteriorating back to his original state due to unfinished research. “... humans should not try to attain knowledge, but rather that they should be conscious of the limitations of a purely intellectual approach to life.” (Telgen).