One way we can express ourselves and the love we have for our country, is of course by, you guessed it, poetry! Poetry is not just any literature, in fact, poetry is a whole other world, a world that connects people in whole new level. Poetry’s art, it’s passion, it’s power. Australian poetry seeks to tell stories and truths, marked by diversity, emotion, and interest in landscape, with the effect of visual power. These elements that make up such patriotic poems can be seen through
The author creates aboriginal representations and suspense through the punctuation that he has used in the poem. The author uses almost no punctuation to ensure the poem flows seamlessly yet uses an occasional comma to create suspense. The use of capital letters in the poem emphasise the words to create aboriginal representations and adds an aesthetic element to the poem. For example the capitalised word Mother indicates that it is a title as well as showing the significance of that term to the aboriginal culture and describes the secure relationship between the land and the aboriginal narrator. The poem My Mother The Land by Phill Moncrieff poetically describes the struggles the aboriginal people faced with loss of their country, culture, identity, people and place at the hands of the European people and colonisation throughout history.
Dove believes “putting these private events” alongside historical events makes the personal and historical equally important. This is seen in one of her most famous works, Thomas & Beulah, which focus on her maternal grandparents.With being a successful poet, Dove has created throughout her works, whether a poem or a play gives “the experience of connectedness [which] gives pleasure, even if what it is connecting us to is a moment of grief” (Arizona Board of Regents). Dove is able to “weave African-American experience into the broader perspective of international culture reflecting drama, commitment to social justice and sensitivity to women's issues” (qtd from The Library of Congress). Dove is a contemporary poet able to create dramatic pieces out of serious topics easy and enjoyable to
The unbearable revelation that their son is a fictional being sends a climactic shock through Nick and Honey. Edward Albee uses strong doses of irony, conflict, and symbolism to prove that falsehoods, no matter how long kept, eventually burn and unveil the truth. Albee first introduces such an interesting thesis by throwing in two versions of irony into the mix. Throughout the play, the characters utilize verbal irony very frequently, whether conversing or arguing, they cannot go a slight second without cracking a joke to create a sense of sarcasm. For example, George is conversing with Nick about Martha when he says: “You are being accorded an honor, and you must not forget that Martha is
Moreover, both Alex and Patrick are defined as narcissists in that they snap at the smallest insults to their sense of superiority. Within ‘A Clockwork Orange’ the reader consistently is confronted by Alex’s sense of superiority. This is because the novel is narrated through the perspective of Alex. The violence that Alex and his “droogs” are involved in is seen through the mindset of the narcissist (Alex). In the beating of the drunk by Alex and his “droogs” Alex states “I could never stand to see a moodge all filthy and rolling and burping and drunk, whatever age might be.” Moreover, Alex jabs at Dim when Dim howls and pokes fun at a woman at the Milk Bar, it is not done out the fact that the woman was insulted but due to the fact that his
Mark Twain, an 18th century humorist, was known for his critical and satirical writing. In one of his most famous essays, “ Fenimore Coopers Literary Offenses” Twain addresses Coopers inability to realistically develop a “situation” and his failure to effectively back up his stories in order for them to be more plausible. To dramatically convey his unimpressed and sarcastic attitude, he applies biting diction, metaphors and hypophora throughout this work . By continuously using biting diction, Twain develops a mocking tone towards Fenimore Cooper’s incapability to create even the simplest of storylines. In the title of the work a sarcastic tone is evident; the word choice is utilized to reinforce the argument stating how Coopers work is an offense to the world of literature.
Satire is very abundant in this novel and is found in many different themes and characters. One of the main targets of satire in the novel is Pangloss’s philosophical optimism. Voltaire also uses satire to criticize religion, war and mortality. His characters escape death, only to have them face harsher situations. Voltaire exaggerates situations to show how ridiculous some ideas or opinions can be.
In “The Song of the Mud,” Borden describes the major role mud plays in war and reveals the huge impact it has as it covers the soldier, corpses, clogs the machinery, and restricts the soldiers from their value.“of vile, incurable sores and innocent tongues,” "a devil's sick of sin,” the blood coming from “bitter as the cud,” and “obscene as cancer” are all examples of imagery that help readers perceive the agony of war and fully express the repugnancy to war. Moreover, Mary specifically uses evocative words such as “invincible,” “inexhaustible,” “intrusive” and “impertinent” to illustrate the dreadful state of the fighters due to the mud and to generate a powerful tone. Similarly, Owen used words such as “guttering” and “froth-corrupted” to create that same tone as he described the gas attack he experienced and the resentment he has of war in this last stanza. On top of that, both poems contain irony to signify the opposite of what is said, set an ironic tone and to bring forth the authors’ aversion to war indirectly. For example,“The Song of the Mud” contains the line “covers the hills like satin” which is pleasing and makes you feel at ease which contradicts the fact that war is destructive and horrifying.
Wilfred Owen uses diction and juxtaposition to display his emotions about “the old lie” that dying for one’s country is honorable. Examples of vivid word choice and contrast are evident, creating an impact upon the reader, making them feel almost uncomfortable at times with the powerful similes, that heighten truth to the reader about subjects they are often unfamiliar with. Owen integrates juxtapositions into his work, creating vivid contrasts between two seemingly unalike words. When the men are clamoring to reach their gas masks, the action is described as: “ An ecstasy of fumbling” . Ecstasy is the epitome of happiness, a euphoria, whereas fumbling is a clumsy, unintended mistake.
He says, “We’re encouraged by authorities to say something if we see something. Unfortunately, the toxic mix of fear, ignorance, and hate clouds the better judgment.” This outpouring of emotion from Ali conveys a calming tone showing how many Arabic speakers have suffered unaccepted difficulties without any reason. People are extremely aggressive and speak against the Arabic speakers through misunderstanding. They physically tortured them without any reason because of the toxic mix of anxiety, numbness, and hate that clouds their superior judgment. Throughout the article, Ali uses humorous tone to support his claim, and also he is disappointed because Arabic speakers are awfully treated in many