These are ways of making it feel like both Mr. Blue and Mister Night are actually, physical people, through personification. Electric Light Orchestra’s and Jeff Lynne’s “Mr. Blue Sky” is a song that empowers us to think about the sky in a way we normally wouldn’t, and makes us see it not as blind as we typically do. Lynne’s powerful personification pushes us put the sky in a human’s body, and how it cheers us up when it peeks through the gloomy ‘clouds’ that fog our world. Its powerful, yet subtle, message is particularly strong on a rainy day in life, and helps the sky shine when it normally
The poem is written in a blues poem structure, which means that it is derived from musical tradition of blues with certain elements coming from African-American dialect. A blues poem such as this is usually connected to themes of struggle and loneliness, which can be related to the word “weary” in the title. Similar to a blues song, blues poems also often feature a repetition of phrases in order to emphasize these themes (“Poetic”). “He did a lazy sway / He did a lazy sway” (6-7), “Ain’t got nobody in all this world /
The Power of Art ¨Trumpeter of Lenox and 7th / through Jesse B. Semple,/ you simply celebrated Blues and Bebop / and beling black before / it was considered hip.¨ (Wesley Boone). Although the poems ¨Long Live Langston¨ by Wesley Boone, and ¨The weary Blues¨ by Langston Hughes were written in different time periods and with different purposes, the poems show similarities such as using similar figurative language to express an idea, and differences such as communicating different themes. Here are some examples of the similarities and differences shown throughout the poems. To begin with, in the poems ¨Long Live Langston¨ by Wesley Boone, and ¨The Weary Blues¨ by Langston Hughes, the authors include similes in their work, which helps the reader understand the similarities between the poems.
In the article, “Blues as a Literary Theme,” Gene Bluestein asserts that the theme of Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man is the blues. Not in the literal sense of the feeling, but in the sense of the musical genre and all that it has to offer. Through emphasizing the American mold “without a past or anterior folklore which will serve to define his national values and literary expression,” Bluestein argues that the narrator fit this mold and, therefore, depicted a lot of bluesy ideals. In other words, he argues that the narrator of Invisible Man incorporates little of his past life to show his creative expression through speech, and this parallels with the ideal American man that is emphasized in blues music.
“But above the grey land and the spasms of bleak dust which drift endlessly over it, you perceive, after a moment, the eyes of Doctor T.J. Eckleburg. The eyes of Doctor T.J. Eckleburg are blue and gigantic” (Fitzgerald, 23). In this short segment from the beginning of the second chapter of The Great Gatsby, we can find some of the recurrent symbols of the book.
Essay question 1. Starr and Waterman note that “the use of encoded, or hidden, meaning in the blues has its roots in many earlier genres of African American music.” These coded messages often take the form of referencing local landmarks (i.e., “where the southern cross the dog”) and sexual references (i.e., “That Black Snake Moan”). How do these traditions continue to impact popular music?
The sun was rising on the open sea And Odysseus looked out over the horizon. It had been almost five days since there last stop; Ismaros The sea shined bright in the Sweet spring air and the sun Beat down on the hopeless men. They were farther away from home now than ever.
It was so serene. The waves crashing against the shore were soothing-whispering the secrets of the deep to me-almost as if I had my ear pressed up against a giant seashell. Finish this paragraph. The cool breeze blew off the water, bringing with a strong but not
This lack of understanding of love and loss is instilled in Pecola. The only exposure that Pecola gets to the Blues is through Poland, who with her “voice sweet and hard, like strawberries” sung songs such as “Blues everywhere” with the lyric “ I know a boy who is sky-soft brown.” However, there is a key difference between Mrs. MacTeer’s Blues and Poland’s Blues: the former sings of a strong female who is frustrated in the man who she “pulls dat man aroun’ by her apron strings” while the latter sings of “blues in the bedroom, ‘cause I’m sleeping by myself” and “a boy who is sky-soft brown”. Claudia learns how to make grief sweet, while Pecola listens to Poland’s
Frost speaks about uniting and admiring the blue heaven as one admires the broken up blues on earth. He asks, “Why make so much of a fragmentary blue,” (Frost, “Miscellaneous Poems to 1920”) when the heavens represent it all. He signifies earthly images such as nature and archetypical images such as heaven. It’s almost as if he’s preaching to admire the blue heavens when you look up as you would admire the extraordinary blue in nature. Unification presents the trust Frost has in the faith of the beauties of earth to form the
Architecture is also art you see these high skyscraper they all have blue prints, which is a rough draft of the drawing, and some of the designs used in architecture are a form of art because it creates many different patterns using tons of colors, shapes and sizes. As you can see, many things we use in our daily life contain little bit of art. There is always a meaning behind any artwork; you just have to look to notice. The artist expresses himself or herself though out art by using different type of painting skills, Sometimes people can get attached to a certain type of canvas because of the way it makes them feel or because they feel a certain enjoyment, when I went to the art gallery tons of bright colored paintings made me feel joy. In my art 1301 class I have learned tons of great information about art and I can use it towards my future, art is everywhere and you are able to express yourself because of art, because of this class I know that there is more then just modern art, art contains different skills.
Sonny's Blues is a first person narrative that tells the story of a relationship between the narrator and his younger brother Sonny. Set in the middle of Harlem the story takes place during the early 1950's. The story begins with the narrator learning about his brother getting arrested for the use and selling of heroin. This creates a flashback to major events in the childhood of the two brothers. The narrator remember his brother at the age of the boys in his algebra class, how Sonny’s face was bright and open, but back to reality the narrator wonders how his brother looks as a prisoner.
However, in some cases the color can imply emotions that bring confusion. This is the confusion from our society experiences and in text. In many pieces of literature, the writer uses the color grey. This color grey shows the confusion multiple characters have in their daily travels. As they continue their journey, they learn something new and become who they are.