In WW2 the holocaust clamed 6 million Jews lives, and over 7 million soviets died too and 1.7 million of those soviets were also counted towards the 6 million Jews. The holocaust was a genocide during World War II in when Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany tried to take over then world and also attempted to kill off all the Jews. They would send Jews and people who opposed them to concentration camps where they were either durned or worked till they couldn’t. Night is an autobiography by Elie Wiesel, a holocaust survivor. Auschwitz death camp is a video documentary with oprah winfrey and Elie Wiesel. One thought I had after learning about the holocaust was how crazy to you have to be to try to eliminate an entire religion of people.
The poem “Deer Hit” had many themes, but there was only one central theme. The central theme is that you make your own decisions. An example is in line one where the narrator says “You’re seventeen and tunnel vison drunk, swerving you father’s Fairland wagon home.” This represents the theme because the narrator made his own decision to get drunk and to drive, now whatever consequences happen to him is solely his own fault. Another example is in line 9, “Glitter and crunch of broken glass in your lap, deer hair drifting like dust.” This quote exhibits the central theme because it was a direct consequence to the narrator driving drunk which was his own decision and the decision will ultimately end another living things life. My rearmost example
We live in a world where we have to hide to make love, while violence is practiced in broad daylight. John Lennon. Based on his own reading and reflection, Bruce Dawe constructs his attitudes towards war in his poems, Homecoming and Weapons Training, believing it to be lacking sense historically and ultimately futile. By specifically addressing an Australian cultural context, the poet exposes a universal appeal in that the insensitivity and anonymity are common attitudes towards soldiers during war. Dawe clearly expresses his ‘anti-war sentiment’ through his use of language and imagery as he examines the dehumanising aspects of war and its brutal reality. Bruce Dawe ultimately exposes the brutal hopelessness of soldiers caught up in foreign conflicts and its impact on family and friends.
I believe that the house on Mango Street represents the narrator's optimistic fantasy and simultaneously, the narrator's gloomy confinement and shame. The narrator is terribly ashamed of their, "small red house" because when they are simply asked where they live, the narrator becomes immediately uncomfortable and feels humiliated by the nun. The narrator’s embarrassment is evident when they reluctantly admit that the floor that had, “paint peeling wooden bars” was indeed, where they lived. The narrator became so embarrassed that it made them, “feel like nothing”. The narrator’s shame in their house seems to be wrapped up in their feelings about wealth and status. The narrator feel as if their houses are expressions of their families' poverty. Looking for a way to escape their own meager residences, the narrator fantasizes about living in, “a real house”, where water is running and the whole family can have their own personal space.
Their Bodies written by award winner David Wagoner may seem dark and depressing at first glance. David Wagoner dedicates this poem to the students of anatomy at Indiana University. David Wagoner’s parents were donated to those students when they died. This poem is about Wagoner’s thoughts and feelings about this situation talking to the students who learned from his parent’s bodies. Wagoner uses an array of metaphors and other literary devices to express his emotions.
Blues music was created by African Americans in the deep South during the 19th century. One of the main characteristics of blues music that separates the blues from other musical genres is that blues themes are more than often based on personal adversity. One popular blues theme is traveling. When the theme of traveling comes to mind, adversity may not be the first thing one thinks of; however, traveling was historically used as a tool to oppress African Americans in the United States. During the years of slavery, it was common practice to deny African Americans the right to travel or to force African Americans to travel between unfamiliar plantations. Gertrude “Ma” Rainey’s well-known songs, “Traveling Blues” and “Lost Wandering Blues” both
How would you feel if someone could control what you were thinking? In “The Feed” written by M.T Anderson, everyone living in the community had a feed in their brain that was controlled by one large organization. Violet, the main character, suffers through a malfunction in her feed that changes the way she sees her society. Most people’s opinions can be changed when they have experienced the benefits and the disadvantages of something. Since Violet is aware of how life is with and without the feed, she becomes hesitant to believing that her community is being run efficiently. She realizes how her feed affects everything she does and how without it, she would be incapable. Based on her experiences, thoughts, and actions, I can infer that Violet
The poem fully develops the idea of the limited of privileges that some might have according to the their races and the racial division. The “borderlands” is the division of a place, but in the eyes of Gloria she makes the character grow up in a place where there is a racial division. The character is in the middle of how of her race is important as her cultural ways get in the way of trying to practice each one of them. The poet writes in both english and spanish to explain how she speaks to the different races she carries. As you read the poem you can feel how the tone changes as the author is speaking of the different events that she goes through in her life. The poet uses visual imagery to illustrate to the reader how tough it is for a young person to pursue a specific tradition or religion without upsetting someone of their family.
Dawe uses clever form, structure and mood to explore belonging, through the theme of sacrifice, which imposes a range of challenges on the mother and children. As we can see, the poem is written in free verse in the third person narrative with typical Australian jargon and imagery. The simple conversational form with the casual cadence and the spontaneity of telling an anecdote is highly appropriate as it makes the readers feel that the poem was written by the unsophisticated transient workers whose thought patterns drift from one observation to another. The unobtrusive vernacular language aptly depicts the hardship faced by the mother and children to have a sense of belonging to their family. The shrivelled fruit, the green tomatoes and the unpacked bottling set highlight the repeated upheaval caused by the house moves and make the readers feel as if they have witnessed a stark and melancholy moment. As the end of the poem approaches, Dawe justifies his positioning by informing the readers that the mother and children silently renounce their individual desires and accept the ‘drifter’ lifestyle in order to belong to the family in which they feel safe and loved. Dawe’s father was a farm labourer who moved from place to place to find employment. His mother longed for the stability in life that circumstances
The poem starts out with a highwayman (this is a thief who use to hold people’s carriages they usually come on horseback) visiting his girlfriend Bess who is the daughter of an innkeeper. He 's on the move (meaning he will be back the next day after he has robbed some people) so he only has time for one kiss. But in the shadows Tim the ostler who loves Bess listens and tells the red coats.
Greetings children and welcome to the English conference. Today I would like to introduce Bruce Dawe and analyse three of his poems, Katrina, Homecoming and Drifters. Bruce Dawe was born in Fitzroy, Melbourne, 1930. He was educated at the Northcote High School in Melbourne. After leaving school at 16, Dawe worked in various occupations including a labourer, farmhand, clerk, sawmill-hand, gardener and postman before joining the Royal Australian Air Force in 1959. He left the RAAF in 1968 and began a teaching career at Downlands College, Toowoomba in 1969. Bruce Dawe has four university degrees, BA, MLitt, MA and PhD. Dawe has been awarded fourteen different awards for poetry throughout his life.
Poems are short meaningful pieces of literature that can be interpreted in multiple ways depending upon the reader at hand. That is what makes a poem unique compared to other literature pieces because in a poem the author tends to use figurative language to fulfill meaning behind their work. One poem “Love is a Sickness Full of Woes” by Samuel Daniel describes the pains of being lovesick. Love can either benefit us if nurtured and cared for, but if not tended to then let loose can ultimately hurt us. As to another poem “American Solitude” by Grace Schulman describes a life of solitude being most warming to the soul to ward off loneliness. To avoid the affect of feeling lovesick or unwanted, a life of solitude is a choice indeed. The two authors have two different aspects of life in how one should live to
The poem A Step Away From Them by Frank O’Hara has five stanzas written in a free verse format with no distinguishable rhyme scheme or meter. The poem uses the following asymmetrical line structure “14-10-9-13-3” while using poetic devices such as enjambment, imagery, and allusion to create each stanza.
The name Erin Hanson is one many have not heard. The young poets ideas spread confidence, self love, and acceptance. Her young age allows her to connect with her audience in ways many her fellow poets can not. For example in her poem non-officially titled “People are not poetry” Hanson covers the many struggles of being human. However; instead of focusing on the negative, she turns the spotlight on accepting what makes each one of us different. This interesting turn makes for some fascinating works of literature and life lessons. Style and tone, symbolism, and metaphorical language communicate embracing individualism in Erin Hanson's poetry.
The two stories Black Swan Green by David Mitchell and Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke are similar because both are about mentors and mentees in poetry. Both mentors have a young poet seeking help from them. The young poets both learn valuable lessons from the mentors on their writing. The mentors tell them to write what they think and about what they know and love. They tell the poets only to write if they need to write to live and want to dedicate their lives to it. The authors both use many literary elements in their writings. From Letters to a young poet, Rilke uses many different literary elements to teach the young poet more about writing. “So rescue yourself from these general themes and write about what your everyday life offers you.” Rilke is telling the young poet to be original and write about his own life experiences and his own original thoughts. He’s telling the young poet to not use cliches and to be his own self. In other words, Rilke also wants his mentee to look to himself for his ideas.