(Love and Marriage)One of the main themes of the book is the love and marriage
In her poem “ My Husbands Back”, Susan Minot describes how she feels being a mother, and wife on an emotional and bad day. Minot writes this poem as the speaker and the tone is very heartfelt and sorrow at times. From the title of this poem we can gather that the poem is about a husband and wife and their relationship. “My husbands back” was actually very close to home at times in the poem and made me think about my relationship with my husband and even about my relationship growing up with my father. Minot uses line breaks, metaphors, connotation and figurative language in this poem.
“My Papa's Waltz”, by Theodore Roethke, and “Those Winter Sundays”, by Robert Hayden are the two poems that are somewhat similar and both of these poems are about beloved fathers. Father is the man who is spends time with you and takes care of you. While doing so much for the family he gains the respect and love from the family. In these two poems Roethke and Hayden take a flashback at the actions of their fathers. Even though both of these poems propose that their fathers were not perfect, they still love them. I think that Roethke and Haden are regretting that they couldn’t express their feeling to their beloved fathers. They didn’t have strong bonding with their fathers like we have now. Both of the poets are capable of writing great poems
Being in love is like an ocean; the further out one goes the deeper it becomes. In the poem “To My Dear and Loving Husband” we get a sense of how deep and real her love is for her husband. Bradstreet gives us an insight to her and her husband’s relationship and how deep and strong their love has become. She uses hyperbole and biblical allusions to convey how great their love is.
The multifaceted nature of the human condition encompasses all aspects of human life at both an individual and collective level and delves into the notion of humanity and the values it comprises. Gwen Harwood’s poems’ “Father and Child” and “Mother who gave me life,” and Shirley Jackson’s short story, “The Lottery” (1998), explore the dynamic and often contradictory nature of the human condition. Harwood portrays the transience of time and inescapable truth of mortality, illustrating the ever changing complexion of the human experience. Whereas, Jackson examines the capability of all humans to be violent and cruel while questioning whether such tendencies can be masked by a constrictive society’s heartless ideals.
Can any short story contain enough stylistic narrative to remain unique and memorable? A prominent example of a short story encompassing memorability and a deeper underlying story is evident in lyrics of multiple pieces of music. One of these pieces of short music is a popular piece of music written by the band Tally Hall. The song in question is dubbed “Hidden in the Sand”. Less than two minutes long, every word needed to be taken into account when constructing the lyrics. This is made obvious in the sense that the whole song is comprised of 6 sentences. Processes required to maintain a unique style, with the constraints a short song bear, requires the requires creative use of diction, imagery, details, language, and syntax. Through the use of stylistic elements such as imagery, syntax, and details, Joe Hawley reveals a narrative in a perspective that details a romantic betrayal, and how, later shown in the video of this song, this effects the narrator’s judgment of people.
The author uses language and setting to influence the mood and meaning of the poem. She starts off the poem with the speaker looking at a “photograph” (Trethewey l. 1) of herself when she was four years old. The reader is instantly taken into a personal memory of the narrator and
Corso organizes his thoughts in a similar way throughout the entirety of the poem. While the author clearly depicts the features of a marriage, acknowledging both the positive and negative aspects, he does not fail to include how these features contribute to the experience of a committed relationship. The author uses a set topic to establish structure in his poem, but then follows up his statement with a counter-argument that presents the opposite point of view. For example, Corso begins his stanza by reflecting, “Grocery store Blue Cross Gas & Electric Knights of Columbus / Impossible to lie back and dream
The poems “The Gift” by Li-Young Lee and “The Lanyard” by Billy Collins both discuss the identity and relationship of parents and children. “The Gift” discusses how sometimes physical things have deeper, more metaphorical meanings. “The Lanyard” discusses the relationship of a mother and child and the identity of being a parent. “The Gift” and “The Lanyard” both speak about parents, their children, and the love between them, but have different tones and situations.
The Poem “The Poet” by Tom Wayman is a poem that takes the reader through the physical characteristics of your average poet. The entirety of the “The Poet” consists of a list of 14 descriptors that could be used to describe the typical poet. Each of the descriptive phrases seems to be negative towards the unknown poet that he is talking about. Although the poem seems quite literal, a figurative message is portrayed though text, tone, structure and the literary devices used in the poem.
Janie struggles to find love in two of her three marriages with her husbands in the novel by Zora Neal Hurston Their Eyes Were Watching God, 2006 generated through the culture of her grandmother’s generation. Grandmother spent her life trapped into a society cultivated by years of unhappiness due to her disposition of being an unmarried woman with a child, with hidden resentment of living alone and dying lonesome. The Grandmother who was the sole caregiver for Janie believes that marriage is what Janie needs. She thinks marriage has the answers to Janie’s wellbeing but Janie has her own thoughts and questions her grandmother’s wisdom and wonders, if so, “ Did marriage end the cosmic loneliness of the unmated? Did marriage compel love like the
One of the first things that one will notice upon reading the poem is that it is very miserable. Carefully placed words such as “deceit”, “trustless” and “trap feed the idea that the speaker has been tricked in some way. With the speaker’s emphasized diction, one can picture his state
Defined by Merriam-Webster, the simplest definition of love is “a feeling of strong or constant affection for a person” (Merriam-Webster), but love actually has many meanings in society. For some people it is a love for someone whose important to them, for others it is how they feel towards an object or thing, or sometimes love is such a strong feeling, people become cautious towards it. Love can stay the same or it can constantly change throughout people’s lives, but it plays an important role in everyday life. The theme of love is found everywhere, especially in poems. Over time different love poems explore societies and people’s attitudes towards love. One poet, Sharon Olds, wrote “Sex Without Love”, which describes what happens when love
Emily Dickson was an American poet most known for creating a meaning or emotion out of nonmaterialistic and natural things through her use of words. The realization about what was only known to be created was generated in her poems, mainly through creating a vivid image. She defined a meaning without confining to just one by allowing her poems to have an open interpretation amongst her readers. Although, her work was done for self-pleasure with no intent of publishing, most of her work was published after her death. She had only published approximately less than a dozen of poems anonymously while living (cite here). The overall expression she includes within her work is love, nature, death, sense of life, God, one’s faith, human circumstances,
Love can exist as affection, infatuation, obsession, pleasure and in many other ways, as love is abstract. Hence, there is no one single interpretation of love. Love is a theme that has been embedded into language and literature over the centuries, yet due to the ever changing perception of love people continue to search for a universal definition of love. Poems are able to showcase the inner feelings and desires of a poet as well as their own unique views on love. Nevertheless, through poems “La Belle Dame sans Merci” by John Keats, “My Last Duchess” by Robert Browning, “Mother in a Refugee Camp” by Chinua Achebe, “The day is gone, and all its sweets are gone!” by John Keats, “Remember” by Christina Rossetti and “Piano” by D. H. Lawrence, this essay will explore how and why different poets present the theme of love in a variety of ways.