Furthermore, going outside when the weather is nice is relaxing and soothing to the mind. From this week’s poems the one that was captivating was Li Po “Clearing at Dawn” because the of imagery Po creates with words, for instance, Po states “With singing thrushes the green boughs droop”. Another, one I loved was “Kakinomoto no Hhitiomaro” because with its short lines it gives off a strong feeling of loneliness, for example, in the last line, it tells the readers that as the boat fades away so does the heart meaning someone has left
Jose Marti is one of many poets who is looked upon in Cuba to this day. Marti’s love for writing and for his country helped Cuba escape from the grasp of Spain through his poems and writings while he was living in New York City. Jose Marti was born on January 28, 1853 in the capital of Cuba which is Havana. Growing up Marti was very poor; his parents were Spanish immigrants and did not have much to offer to their family other than the necessities. As a very young boy, he always had the passion for the arts, at first, he discovered his artistic abilities through painting but he later started to focus on poetry and writing.
In a letter to his brother, the great painter, Vincent Van Gogh, once wrote,“Poetry surrounds us everywhere, but putting it on paper is, alas, not so easy as looking at it”. In this quote, Van Gogh summarizes a subject great writers like Ralph Waldo Emerson has devoted entire essays to defining and explaining, and that is the subject of poetry. As it can be seen, a poet undertakes that almost impossible job of transposing what he or she sees in Nature on to paper for others to read. Only a true poet can be successful in an attempt. It is not just Nature a poet tries to capture into words, but also social experiences and human truths.
The author utilizes the rhetorical device to conclude his writing and synopsize its significance. “Road Not Taken” is a renowned poem by a famous American poet containing a message about life’s choices that is familiar to most people. Donald M. Murray uses the notoriety of the poem’s message to his advantage by alluding to it. In doing so, he emphasizes the similar message of his essay about how innocence causes blind decision making and the way in which people look back on those
In other words, the same night after Alcee met with Calixta he wrote to his wife a loving letter. This behavior shows the freedom and overwhelming happiness that Alcee felt, these feelings of happiness left him satisfied enough that he would feel that love for his wife after he was cheating on her.
Henry Longfellow’s poem, “The Children’s Hour,” demonstrates the idea of love between the speaker and his family. It is about three daughters who shower their father with love and affection. With the use of imagery, metaphors, and rhyme scheme, the speaker is able to illustrate the tone and theme to the reader.
Irony is used in the story’s opening to show how casual the villagers are about the ritual of this crucial annual event. The reader is reeled into a sense of harmony and serenity with the descriptions that the story presents. “...the fresh warmth of a full-summer day; the flowers were blossoming profusely and the grass was richly green.” Jackson makes the reader feel cozy and homelike with the setting of the story, rather than frightening the reader by creating a cold-blooded setting and giving a small glimpse of what the “Lottery” actually is. The reader feels as if he too could join in on the
Shel Silverstein was an American poet, born in 1930, who wrote the famous poem “Where the Sidewalk Ends.” Although Silverstein mainly composed poems that appeal to children, many of them can be enjoyed by groups of all ages. While some of his poems have simple easy meanings, some have deeper ones intended for a more experienced group of readers. In “Where the Sidewalk Ends,” Shel Silverstein expresses that there is a place where we can relax and take a break from this rushed world's troubles and worries. Before the poem even begins, the title displays a metaphor that must be interpreted. “Some Figurative Language was, Where the sidewalk ends itself because it represents a metaphor for imagination” (Buckley, Sean).
She later settled in New York’s Greenwich Village. She founded the Province Town Players with her husband, George Cram Cook, in 1915. This would be the first influential noncommercial theater troupe in America. In the summers of 1915 and 1916, the Players staged the plays of Eugene O’Neill and works by John Reed, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Glaspell herself. Moving their company to New York, they changed the company’s name to “Playwrights’ Theater.
Overwhelmed by the fondness you have for your beloved, you often try to finds ways to preserve it. In Edmund Spenser's poem, “One day I wrote her name upon the strand,” the speaker uses imagery, metaphors, and personification to illustrate how love can be immortalized through poetry. The poem begins with the speaker using vivid imagery to depict a romantic setting on the beach with his beloved. To express his passionate feelings towards her, he, “[writes] her name upon the strand” (1). However, as he does this, “came the waves and washéd it away” (2).