Poetry is a very unique type of writing. Poetry allows people to express their emotions in a way they feel comfortable. Every poem has a meaning to it, whether it is talking about food, interest, or a moment in their lives. Readers often mistake the poet as the narrator, although in many cases this is true. Many poets are the narrators and the poems are about their personal life.
Literary Techniques and Overall Meaning Poetry is a very important and respected type of literature, and one that covers a vast range of topics. Some of the most impressive and response-invoking poems are those that cover more sensitive topics, such as discrimination and racism. Discrimination is a topic not overwhelmingly seen in poetry, but often very interesting to read. Author Sekou Sundiata creates a prime example of this in “Blink Your Eyes.” In the poem, he speaks about racism in the law, as well as how you are treated in society depends on your skin color. The poem is not good to read only because of its subject, however.
One change in the town was “when the town got free postal delivery, Miss Emily rejected letting them fasten the metal numbers above her door and attach a mailbox to it” (455). She refused this change, because it was causing a change to her house, which
Throughout the poem Jordan uses repetition and in the oral performance uses her voice to enhance her message and feelings. The poem was written in a time where black people and women were dehumanized where those in power abused the power to gain more and those without power were continuously affected by it. Reading the poem and had an impact on me with the dictation of lexis, however all of these feelings were heightened when I listened to the oral performance. The poem starts of in the present tense “Even tonight and I need to take a walk” (Jordan 1) which gives a setting to the scene, in the opening few lines Jordan uses the repetition of “I” and “my” which made the poem for me more personal, the use of repetition in the opening part of the poem produced a deeper connection to the poem, repetition of the words placed emphasis and clarity of the words which came after “my body posture my gender identity my age…” (Jordan
Paul Laurence Dunbar procures that life has many struggles and he uses metaphor and tone to portray this in his poetry. The poem ‘Life’ Paul Laurence Dunbar uses metaphor in his poem to show the many struggles of life. “A minute to smile and an hour to weep in.” For example, this quote written by Paul Dunbar shows how the happiness in life only lasts for a moment
If they keep starving, they won't be able to hibernate, which means that they will keep coming to towns or cities. People are trying to make the bears go away. They have to put a lot of things away if they don’t want the bears to mess with it. This topic is important because bears could start to come to town more
Foreman identifies the common aspects of slave narratives written by different authors, as that genre usually “combine elements of history, autobiography and fiction” (Foreman 314). Usually women tell their personal stories and suffering, conflicts and challenges experienced in the context of some historic events helping the readers to get involved into the context and understand the topics and meanings revealed in the writing. Such narratives help revealing the truth about the treatment of the black population attracting much attention to the problem and acting as a call for
Because the beach was where the poem was where the poem was set, we wanted to film the majority of the scenes at the beach. On the day of filming, we had to reschedule because it started raining and snowing so we decided to go to downtown in the freezing weather instead and shoot as many things as we could during the time given with the camera. We decided to wear all black in our video not only because none of us were comfortable acting in front of a camera, but in reference to Trayvon Martin who died after being shot by the owner of a store who thought he was trying to rob him just because he was black and wore his hoodie up. We also decided not to have a voice over because we thought it would take away from the serious message of the video. There are no extreme angles and minimum distortion in our video because we wanted it to be as realist as possible, although we did use high angles to represent vulnerability and low angles to
These poems use free verse which brings about the interpretation that they are defying convention because in the eyes of the reader the speakers are or will be as free as the verses. It allows for more expressive tones and atmospheres to be created, foregrounding the emotive diction and the struggles the speakers are breaking free off. The emphasis of the “alone” in Diving into the Wreck carries with it the solidarity in the struggle and challenge the speaker is fighting against much like Adrian Rich during the time she has produced the poem. Maya Angelou uses end rhyme in Still I Rise to create a fluidity in the poem as if a story was being retold in the perspective as the oppressed rather than what is expected of them by the