One of the poems Emily Dickinson wrote in her lifetime was “If You Were Coming in the Fall,” which is about a woman waiting for her loved one to return home. While waiting for him to come home, there is a growing pain that stings her everyday as she patiently waits. The poem, however, has a deeper meaning towards it. The theme of “If You Were Coming in the Fall” is that human beings will do everything they can to bring their loved
Maternal Love in different characters of “A Mercy” “A Mercy” is a novel written by Toni Morrison. The connection between mother and child is clear throughout the story. From different women characters, including Floren’s mother, Floren, Sorrow, and Lina, readers can see and relate how each character expresses and interacts in the sense of motherhood. In the story, Florens is a young slave who is exchanged for money to Jacob. Since her mother offers her to Jacob, she seems to live her entire life thinking that her mother does not love her unlike her brother.
From the poem we are able to conclude that the devoted mother is hard working and is also taking care of her kids while her husband is at work. In stanza 1-4, Dove writes that the mother needed a break from the responsibilities and used all of her free time to herself. Her child and home are seen to be one her main priorities that she has to get back to every time. (stanza 5-6) In stanza 7-8, the mother expresses her internalized beliefs and self reflection on what her life has become. Throughout the poem, Dove narrates the responsibilities that the mother carries on, as well as her internal beliefs on
Millay begins by describing herself as “season-wise”, implying she is aware that love is just a cycle, using the seasons to represent time. Spring and summer representing the beginning showing signs of life and growth, while autumn and winter show the end of the cycle. Millay has learned love is not a lasting feeling and will end similar to how winter will always come. Millay also describes herself as “country-bred”. She is portraying herself as a country girl, someone who is jaded and realistic.
In the poem “The Raven” the mood is also sad. In the poem, it says, “From my books surcease of sorrow—sorrow for the lost Lenore—” (10). This line from the text tells us that the reader is sorrow for his lost love, Lenore. Lastly, a piece of evidence from “The Raven” is, “Take thy beak from out my heart, and take thy form from off my door” (101).
This migration made Ramatoulaye feel different in her physical surroundings, social networks, language, and goals. She barely knew anyone who lived there beside her deceased husband, her 12 children, and co-wife. Both stories are written by women, that portray their life, their struggles and what pushed them to be where they are today. The difference that I was able to point out was that both the book and letter were written to someone. In “So Long a Letter” it is being written to Aissatou, a friend of Ramatoulaye, who lives in America describing her present situation.
Another example of this is when Blanche recounts to Mitch the story of her and her dead husband. A gentle piano tune once again plays, whimsical and light despite the darkness of the conversation. Music also is used in situations that depict the true nature of a character. At Stanley’s poker game, he is irritated at Blanche’s music, and it and
To which the answer could be that she wants to go to the past, and evidently be in the past, presumably with Toby during a much happier time to try and deal with the death and crumbling society that were the product of the Great War. By taking that job in a way works to produce a nostalgic escape for Elinor, it creates this kind of time warp effect. Similarly, places that Elinor visits also remind her of such happy times: “ [a]ll the way to Oxford on the train I was wondering whether the garden in winter would still be as beautiful as I remember it. The last time I was there was the second week in May. Toby was still alive” (232).
Scout was describing the Radley household and the existence of the mysterious Boo Radley. A hyperbole is used as an over exaggeration in literature. “Inside the house lived a malevolent phantom” (9.) Verbal irony can be described simply as sarcasm can be found throughout To Kill a Mockingbird. “It was a happy cemetery” (135.)
Edgar Allan Poe uses many different literary devices in “ The Raven” to create an overall depressing, eerie, and dark tone. Poe uses a monotone to help emphasize The Raven symbolic representation of death. All of these different literary devices helps him to create logical and methodical appeal. In “ The Raven”, Poe uses alliteration to create a dreary, depressing, methodological feeling. He states “ Nodded, nearly, napping” to get the reader to get in the state of mind of how he was feeling, he gets the reader to empathize his feeling of being alone and depressed.