Metaphors and Tone Why is life filled with so much strife? Many writers and poets have asked that same question writing about this topic in an attempt to understand or answer this question. Paul Laurence Dunbar’s poem ‘Life” illustrates this. Various poems are written about the struggles of life and the human condition poems such as Hawthorn’s ‘Oh if I could raise the darkened veil’. Paul Laurence Dunbar procures that life has many struggles and he uses metaphor and tone to portray this in his poetry.
According to her the only way to end war is unmaking masculinity. She further adds that this kind of change is already in process through the men who oppose and say no to combat and transform their lives into a new kind of humanity. But the work of Kathleen Barry also has some shortcomings like: - In reality it is very difficult to separate combat ethic from the military’s time immemorial emphasis on face-to-face killing. It might have a strong influence on future of the military culture. - Military training needs to be intense.
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
Every novel contains a distinct feature within its pages that distinguishes it from other books. Whether it be a variation in tone, writing style, format or theme, this component impacts the audience and the novel itself in a special way. One of the stand out features in John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath are the descriptive, sometimes political, interchapters where the reader is given a snapshot of life in the Great Depression. Due to the context and realism the interchapters bring to the novel, they are crucial for the reader’s understanding of the time setting and storyline of the novel. Chapter five brings the most heartbreak of all interchapters, because it illustrates the poignant moment when farmers are told to leave their land.
In this essay, I will compare and contrast the different themes of love found in the poems “Nightcrawler Buys a woman a drink” and “Reservation Love Song” in addition to how these themes are coherent with each book. In Gary Jackson’s, “Night crawler buys a women a drink” the speaker uses couplets to give pomp to the rhythm that follows the poem throughout the piece. In Sherman Alexie’s poem, “Reservation Love Song” the speaker uses his quatrains to give light to his symbolism to the length of this poem. Both of these speakers to a masterful job in writing a poem that paints a vivid picture in our minds and although they may use very different methods there are some similarities as well as very obvious differences in these speakers styles.
Compare and Contrast We Grow Accustomed to the Dark and Acquainted With the Night Based on Emily Dickinson’s and Robert Frost’s biography, the two poets struggled a lot while writing this poem which enhances the poem to a mush superior level. Emily Dickinson’s “We Grow Accustomed to the Dark” and Robert Frost’s “Acquainted With the Night”, in particular both poems talks about uncertainty of life but Emily Dickinson presents darkness more than Frost through point of view, symbol and structure. There are many possible contributing factors to the point of view of the two poems. Emily Dickinson uses first person plural, as evidenced in multiple lines, “We”. She makes it clear when she also uses uncertainty in a universal way because of “We”.
How is the theme of identity showcased in the poems “Presents from my aunts in Pakistan” and “Still I rise”? (More than 800 words) Both poems - Presents from my Aunts in Pakistan by Moniza Alvi and Still I Rise by Maya Angelou demonstrate the ways in which the poets assert their identities. In the former poem, the poet is torn between her British and Pakistani roots and is struggling to fit and express loyalty to one or the other, while in the latter the poet is expressing her strength and asserting her identity as a black American woman despite the challenges that prevent her from doing the same. Both poets use a broad range of ideas and language techniques to express their deep and complex emotions. In Maya Angelou’s poem “Still I Rise”,
Means’ work is most often compared to the writings of renowned authors like the Nobel Prize winning, Alice Munro, Ernest Hemingway, and Flannery O’Connor. Like O’Connor’s work, Means focuses on the troubles and corruption of American society while hinting subtly at underlying themes of religion, grace, sin, or redemption, and like O’Connor’s stories, his writings often become teachings for his readers. In an interview with Tom Barbash for the Rumpus, David Means says his stories are deeply personal and says he wants to “tell stories that were compelling and sparked my creative energy, but also to find some way, each time, in each
Chains Of Racism Racism is something you learn, not something you born with. Through the time, many writers have implemented their books with the racism that the mankind has seen along it’s history. Joseph Conrad implements a heavy sense of racism in his masterpiece, Heart of Darkness, through the use of symbolism, setting and various other literary devices. “Things are not always as they seem; the first appearance deceives many”(Plato). The symbolism plays a vital role in the development of the racism, the colors white and black, or the words light and dark are the main columns of symbolism in Heart of Darkness.
Introduction Being a memory play, The Glass Menagerie, written by Tennessee Williams deals with the deepest existential problems of his time and through the complex and multilayered approach, the author gives us a comprehensive and universal view of the world using many different symbols. Without any doubt, it is one of the masterpieces of American literary heritage, and it is at the same time poetic and symbolic work, as well as the drama of remembrance, that presents the despair and bitterness of claustrophobic life of the modern world. Ambiguity, strong metaphors, symbolism, rich and developed characters, specific plasticity of action that becomes a metaphor for elusiveness of life and many other things made this drama one of the most
The book All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque gives us a good understanding of what war was like for the people fighting on the front. When reading this book people can get a front hand experience of what it is like being in battle. Remarque wrote this book so well that often times you picture yourself actually with Paul and all his friends. The one thing you specifically get to see is how humanity affects warfare. Humanity affects our decisions in warfare because humans are selfish, have fear, and seek revenge.
Human transformation is what really appeals to us; it fuels our knowledge about things we do not understand fully, just like Jim Saddler does in “Fly Away Peter”, he chooses to go to war because he has a similar curious drive that motivates him. You do not need to go to war to know that it changes the way you view your life, we all know that now from