Dickinson’s stanza in her poem: We grow accustomed to the Dark - When Light is put away - As when the Neighbor holds the Lamp, To witness her Goodbye – (Lines 1-4). This supports how Emily Dickinson’s poem relates to the universal concept by giving us a situation where one must overcome obstacles (their fears). Dickinson explains how the mind influences how we see things. though the mind gets used to the darkness, so too does the mind change its way of seeing other things. Thus, one must either adapt to change actively, like stumbling in the darkness, but ultimately learning how to walk, or let the problem fix itself, like letting night become second nature over time.
In “419,” Dickinson’s darkness is a metaphor for the unknown. Her use of dashes throughout each stanza disrupts their smooth flow and characterizes her narrator, showing the character’s hesitancy when abandoned in the darkness. As the character progresses through the darkness, however, the reader identifies a hopeful and perseverant tone. By expressing that “We uncertain step / For newness of the night,” the narrator shares the feeling of alarming change that is expected to become easier given time.
Emily Dickinson and Robert Frost both write about darkness, structuring their poems in an uncertain and cynical tone stringing along the reader by using consistent rhyming and vague details. The authors also use extended metaphors and fearful imagery to implement the ominous feel that comes with darkness. Although both poems use different devices to achieve their purpose, the message is almost parallel. In Emily Dickinson's “419” she grabs your attention by using the pronoun “we”, in doing this she relates to the reader and makes the poem more personable. Her point of view allows her to describe just how vast her darkness is, all the while putting us at the center of the action.
Stafford wrote this poem as a free verse, the lines in this poem involves variations of rhythm here and there. There are a few imperfect rhymes that are implanted with consonance and assonance such as ‘engine’ and ‘listen’ and ‘killing’ and ‘belly’. This poem is easily understandable and the title of the poem makes one comprehend that the poet is travelling in the night. Symbolic elements were used throughout this poem to emphasize its theme, “Travelling through the Dark”. Thinking of “travelling”, the first idea that gets into our mind will be going from one place to another, but not loitering.
Both authors utilize diction to express the separate tones of the poems. In “Traveling through the Dark” there is a solemn and contemplative tone, but a blunt and aggressive tone is seen in “Woodchucks.” Much of the difference in the tone is due to word choice used within the poems. In “Traveling through the Dark” there are no unnecessary words used, this gives the poem the appearance of being well-thought out. When the
The landings are where one could rest for a minute before the continued upward travel. Just as life continues changing and altering as the mother speaks of “turnin’ corners” (Hughes 12). However, it is Hughes’ line 12 and 13 where the reader feels the truth behind the words: “…And sometimes goin’ in the dark where there ain’t been no light.” It has the same meaning as the aforementioned “Bare” (Hughes 7), but somehow seeing it in this aspect brings another dimension to this poem. How closely these lines resemble and complement those of Martin Luther King Jr.’s when he said, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” Sometimes one must continue on in the darkness and only hope for the light to come.
For example, the narrator in “The Word Love” lives a hideous life. She is not proud of her life in America because she is forced to do things that her mother warned her against. She lives with a man with whom they are not married, and she hates it that the practice goes against the values that her mother taught her. On the other hand, in the story “Silver Pavements and Golden Roofs” a girl from
Who: Medea What: Her Husband, Jason left her and their children to marry Glauce, The daughter of King Creon Why: Medea needed to face that problem because she and her children were being banished by Creon and Medea is not the kind of woman who takes such mistreatment lying down. Medea had gone through a lot and she feels really betrayed by Jason because she had done so many terrible things just to be with him including killing her own brother and leaving Colchis where she was a princess. She must face this problem because she is already losing herself when Jason left her. Solution Attempted: She swears that she would take revenge. She makes a plan and that plan was the solution to her problem.
The main character in “The Yellow Wallpaper” blames her husband for her depression. Her husband isolated her from others and her child, which caused her condition to worsen because she felt that she couldn’t care for her family as she
Natural darkness needs to be preserved because the consequences of losing darkness could lead to dire things such as an over-reliance on artificial lighting and sleep-related disorders.Bogard persuades the audience to preserve natural darkness by illustrating the importance of darkness. All life evolved to the steady rhythm of bright days and dark nights. However that balance is disturbed once we turn on the lights the minute darkness creeps into the room. Cutting on a light might not seem harmful to people but to the night sky it is extremely devastating. We are allowing light pollution to slowly creep into our night, meaning a lot of bright days and even brighter nights.
They become socially excluded from the community. Mrs P was isolated from her daughter, Mary by her son so she could not see what was happening in her mother’s home. This gave her son chance to misappropriate her mother’s finances and discarding her furniture. He was also blackmailing her, emotionally and isolating her. These are all routes to abuses.
Because her parents could not afford her desires they told her that she did not need them and shamed her into not wanting them. Bell says ' ' “My desires were often made to seem worthless and stupid.” Also, she says , ' ' learned to mistrust and silence them” ( Hooks, 1) in these quotes , Hook 's mother would make her wants “seem worthless and stupid . This is
His inner pain demolishes the happiness he once had and changes his personality entirely. He loses the relationship with his family and takes out his emotions on his son. Many others are affected by this death as well, such as Antoine’s grandmother. She knows something no one else does and that prevents her from speaking. Antoine states “I could see it in her eyes.