The poem “Sea of Faith” is about “freshmen” students and professor. Furthermore, it alludes to the professor’s deep thoughts on a “dumb” question about “Sea of Faith.” ‘A young woman” asks about the realism of the “Sea of Faith,” and this makes John Brehm question the intelligence of the “freshmen” students (line 8). He is shocked and confused how little that “freshman” knows. In the real world, professors encourage students to ask questions since there is no such thing like “a stupid” question, although, for the fact, only professors know how ridiculous student’s queries can be.
Many little things built up to create a feeling of despair in my heart, but this poem touched me. I am not going through anything close to the horror of war, and yet I buckle under pressure. Whitman’s resolve has given me courage, but it also reminded me of Paul’s words in Philippians 4. “…Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have
First of all, I’d like start off by paying my respects to all war veterans who have willingly and courageously fought and sacrificed. Today I will be discussing how different perspectives of conflict are conveyed in war poetry. Conflict is a vessel for growth and an inevitable aspect of an individual’s life that can have extensive ramifications on those involved and society. Every individual has a different perspective on conflict. Conflict refers to the opposing ideas and actions of different entities resulting in an antagonistic state.
Within the two texts, The Sun also Rises, and The People of the Whale, war and relationships are two of the main focuses and are present various times throughout each text. Moreover, the present themes make both of the texts parallel while staying simultaneously different adding depth and a multifaceted approach to something you would normally overlook
For many, people hold objects within their lives as sentiments of greater value than price. Whether it be pictures, necklaces, or a father’s watch; there lies an emotional connection beyond the object’s materialistic presence in which people hold dear. Themes of reminiscence as well reverence are displayed throughout the poem by the use of imagery to further convey the character’s hope that the quilt will represent her family’s heritage just as her grandmothers did, alongside an ethos application of symbolism that further portrays as well connects the emotional links of generations, diversity, and values. The first theme of reminiscence is displayed by tone as well diction in which the author portrays that the quilt allows the woman to create a feeling of connection to her family 's past as well her own. The quilt allowed the woman to feel as though she could potentially “have good dreams for a hundred years,” as mentioned throughout lines twenty and twenty-one just as her Meema.
As humans, throughout our lifetime we will be faced with a moment of life altering decisions, these decisions we make will impact how we live our life. As time passes and we grow older, closer to death, it is the question of have we preserved our gold throughout the years. Poet Robert Frost challenges the act of keeping our gold in his deceptively simple poems “Nothing Gold Can Stay” and poet Edward Field’s “Icarus” demonstrates a character dealing with the loss of their gold. In these poems Frost and Field use imagery, diction, and allusion convey that these two poems compliments and contrast each other.
Arthur shares his enlightenment and foreshadows the challenges of Allie’s journey when he proclaims “that poem is not just about a sea voyage, it’s about the journey through life, and about the loneliness of that journey” to conclude Marty and Aunty Megs’ death (another reference to loneliness and loss). Contrary to her father’s beliefs, Allie’s travels commence in high spirits (similar to the Mariner) announcing her “great sailing adventure...dreaming of doing it”. Later, Allie begins “to believe, in the darkness of those long nights, that I really was on my own” and “Dad had gone too, gone with the albatross...suddenly overwhelmed with misery”. For the Mariner, Arthur and Allie, ships were vessels for a journey of solitary suffering on the wide, wide sea, resilience when “sails dropt down”, sculpting their character through icebergs, turbulent waters, “silent seas” and future perception of
In “Time Does Not Bring Relief” by Edna St. Vincent Millay, the speaker is a woman who has lost someone she loved and everywhere she goes she gets reminded of how much she misses him, and how time does not always heal all wounds. In Chris Forhan “Gouge, Adze, Rasp, Hammer” the speaker reveals how he is disappointed that he has lost a loved one but as time goes on he is healing and accepted it. Edna Sr. Vincent Millay expresses her lost by the use of personification and imagery, but in an emotional way not like Chris Forhan, he uses diction to express how he is moving forward. Therefore, when the speaker says “I want him at the shrinking of the tide” and “I miss him in the weeping of the rain,” she is using personification to express how she feels, she doesn’t know what else to do but cry. The speaker wishes that the memories of her loved one had disappeared, for her not to feel the pain anymore but the memories are still in her heart even though everything has changed, “ And last years leaves are smoke in every lane” is a the metaphor used to express this.
While time itself does not do the damage, throughout our lifetime it is a certainty that each person will experience some type of loss, pain, or physical ailment. Abbott utilizes a metaphor to describe the concept of wounded time. In lines 28-30, “...On my roof, healing, / healing the jagged wound / of time.” he ties the poem together by displaying the reason why healing is a necessary component in life. By choosing to use the metaphor to describe the wound time can leave, it strengthens the theme by stressing the reason people need to be healed and rejuvenated.
Critics often speculate whether the loss of a loved one of the loss of one’s self has a more decimating effect on a person. Commonly, The Catcher in the Rye, The Bell Jar, and The Yellow Wallpaper, by J. D. Salinger, Sylvia Plath, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman are used as examples to support either side of the debate. While each text is able to support both sides, the one that truly shines through in each source is the idea that loss of one’s self is more detrimental to someone than the loss of their loved ones. In each piece of writing, the reader is able to watch each character mentally deteriorate and attempt to reclaim themselves, or, lose themselves entirely in the process. Some of the mental decline can be attributed to the loss of a loved one, but because it led to the character losing themself, it should be considered a more harmful situation to be placed in.
In the lyrics “The Seafarer,” “The Wanderer,” and “The Wife’s Lament,” exile was one of many causes of the Anglo-Saxon anxiety. Anglo-Saxon’s lived on an island where it was often cold and wintery. The towns on the island were often large to help with safety, this is why exile was of great concern back then. Whether the exile was being self imposed or enforced by a greater character, life on their own was a scary thought. In the lyrics “The Seafarer,” “The Wanderer,” and “The Wife’s Lament,” an individual was removed from their homeland or normal lives and forced to live somewhere else.
“The War Works Hard” by Dunya Mikhail and “Exposure” by Wilfred Owen are two antiwar poems. The poems were written in different styles, and yet they have the same approach to the polemic topic of “War”, in which both poets seeks to expose the realities of relentless wars and condemn the futility of armed conflicts. Meanwhile they all strive to enlighten the public the horrible outcomes that the wars bring casualties from both sides with brutal honesty. Although Mikhail was a civilian from a war-torn country and Owen was a British soldier in World War One, both poets have experienced war firsthand and faced similar emotional trauma. The literary devices like sound, imagery, and typography all used to shape their ideas and correspond to the
ore War By Kayleigh Richmond Throughout history, literature has provided individual’s the opportunity to express profound, innate ideologies. Each country has a unique culture and those who belong to the land are born into an identity comprised of the nations practices, beliefs and values operating within a timeframe. Rumi, a 13th-century Persian poet has said, “poetry can be dangerous, because it gives the illusion of having the experience without actually going through it.” Renowned Poets, Wilfred Owen and Bruce Dawe have explored the devastating concept of war throughout their works. Both poet’s work was heavily influenced and ultimately created as a result of their personal and cultural surroundings.
They turned from lines filled with love and desire, to pages of sorrow and depth. I wrote about how she left me. I wrote poems directed at her, asking how she could leave me when I needed her more than my lungs needed air. As the poems stacked up in the corner of my room, my feelings slowly diminished, wasting away as the hours and days
“Then & Now” self-reflexively considers the authenticity of representing the sufferings of the past in contemporary war poetry, whilst “Etched in Memory” considers loss and memorialisation. Both poems convey the limitations of representation or even commemoration as neither fully encompasses the experience of war, or its devastation. In “Then and Now” the speaker is a pupil of St Andrew’s College, this is evident in the reference to the “…clock tower” and “…our 1st XV” (l.34& l.37). However, even in the shared schooling experiences with those who enlisted, the speaker struggles to comprehend the suffering of those before him. This is evident in his use of “we” and “they” in the first