For this reason, readers are encouraged to smile, to love, to respect, and to live a joyous life. In addition, readers are persuaded to take a new approach to life by “remembering that this special dash might only last a little while.” (31-32) In conclusion, “The Dash Poem” carries out an “awakening” message that gives a new insight on the importance of life by teaching readers that what really matters is “how we spend our dash”. (16) By questioning the reader’s priorities and offering new perspectives, the poem teaches the readers to live in the present as if tomorrow will never come. Whether people are remembered by their actions or by their personality, the poem reminds the readers that after death, they will only be remembered by the worth of their
This poem relates thematically to “The Parable of the Talents” because they both speak of using our given talent to their fullest potential to serve God. An important theme in both pieces is servitude and they have a relatively similar concept of serving God. For instance, in the poem “When I consider / On His Blindness” servitude is best shown in lines, “To serve therewith my Maker, and present my true account, lest he returning chide.”
I think the author is trying to represent that life is how you make it. In total the author Li-Young Lee, uses symbolism to point out the happiness and the sadness that comes from simple things. By using repetition and symbolism, Li-Young Lee the author of “ From Blossoms” shows that the end of something can lead to joy and happiness through memories. “ From Blossoms send a wonderful message about life. By using repetition, the author establishes the importance of a new beginning.
Both come to accept this and learn to move on. Each poem was written during a certain time period, and the values and ideas of these times are seen clearly in the words of the poem. In The Wanderer there are examples of fate, loss, and sacrifice which are typical Anglo-Saxon beliefs. On My First Son includes a paradox of how one can love, but not to love too much because one never knows when he might lose the things he loves most. Having a paradox in a poem was a sign that you were a good poet during the Renaissance.
In the Poem “Song of Myself”, written by Walt Whitman, Whitman expresses to the audience his religious and spiritual views of the world. Coming from a more mature standpoint because of revising and already understanding his own beliefs, Whitman guides the reader and advices them on what aspects in life to hold dear and how to reach the same form of enlightenment and freedom as he has found. Specifically through nature, understanding, and equality. Similarly, the book “Dharma Bums”, written by Jack Kerouac, also expresses Kerouac’s religious and spiritual views of the world. However, unlike Whitman, Kerouac’s book is about his journey into achieving his own form of enlightenment through Buddhism and nature.
Prabhsharn Khella Mr. T. Eggenschwiler English 10 Red-B December 4, 2016 Isolated Sorrows Have you ever wondered about what Ella Wheeler Wilcox meant in her poem Solitude? Well if so, then continue reading. This poem is about the powerful, undeniable reality of our human nature. As humans we desire to seek happiness and avoid pain and darkness.As a result we tend to gravitate towards people who are joyful and full of positive energy. It is healthy to surround ourselves with people who are happy, but after reading this poem, we realize that it’s also important to not ignore those who are hurting.
The accountability that a person may feel as a result of limitations becoming deciding factors for the future are not valid reasons to have self-blame. “You only have to let… your body love what it loves.” is a great example from the poem of how any limitations are not limitations at all if a person is doing something they love without second thoughts or regrets. Nearing the end of the poem the lines, “over and over announcing your place; in the family of things.” responds to the note that anything your body loves is something to be proud of. Allowing limitations to guide and control one’s life are direct paths to having regrets for not doing what is truly wanted or
In “Tableau”, the poet uses phases such as “The stable Pride of night” (819, 4) and “blaze the path” (819, 12) to demonstrate this theme. This word choice is important because it displays how the boys are proud for what they are doing. They are breaking society's standards are creating a new path, a new outlook on life. The phrases “Grant me a little life” (576, 20) and “Risk my difference” (576, 19) are used by Mora in “Now and Then America” to display the theme. This diction portrays how the poet wants to follow her own path in life.
When people have a bad or disappointing day, do they lack self-confidence? It does not matter who someone is, people should always look on the bright side and carry an encouraging attitude no matter the situation that lays ahead. Through the country song “It’s A Great Day To Be Alive” by Travis Tritt, he understands people may have non-successful days, but looking at what he personally has in life, he is thankful and knows the joyful days are yet to come. The poem “I, Too” by author Langston Hughes, illustrates how discrimination is more than difficult, but having confidence in oneself and the people around will get through the hard times. In the song “It’s A Great Day To Be Alive” and the poem “I, Too”, both have the message of having confidence in life.
I love you for my life.” It is seen in “The Canonization” when he says, “Call’s what you will, we are made such by love.” Both the poem and the song are about love. However, the speaker is trying to accomplish something different in each one. A Song for you is about a man trying to show the woman he loves her, and the poem seems to be about a love that is crossing social classes. Both of these texts would probably be looked at the same way by audiences
When it come time to choosing one’s path in life it is essentially ideal to have the support of loved ones. In the poem The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost, Frost explains to readers that it is okay to create and establish your own path and live by it. People build up the misconception in their mind that in order to create a future in happiness they have to follow in the footsteps of the peers/parents/friends. This misconception is a challenge in itself because in order to achieve one’s goal they would need to learn the struggle. Through Frost’s poem, the reader learns that the journey is the key to success and the path less taken by others has the best scenery.
Charlie was glad in the end that he got to see a whole different view of life. In the end, it also shows that he would like to do it again if he could. One reason why Charlie was better off is after the surgery he is more satisfied in life then before. Charlie was proud that he got a second chance to become smart and wanted Miss.Kinnian to know that he was in the end. “And she said Charlie your going to have a second chance.