“Your every grief like a blade shining and unsheathed....my sorrow must be laid on your head like a crown” (Cullen, 25-27 & 30-31).The author is trying to say that others can cause grief and sorrow and the connection of one another. In conclusion, both poems are about human connections, but the differences are the topic of the poems, one being about race and the other is about grief and sorrow. The significance of these themes are that both connections of others during the Harlem Renaissance. Both poems expresses the theme of human connections by using words to describe the connections between the author and the community, like the diversity between White Americans and African Americans. But the topic of both are different, Hughe’s is purely based on race, but Cullen’s is the connection of
Tone is the attitude of the poem and it is perfectly clear that this tone is a mixture of tragedy and depression. I get the clue of depression from the accident, family reaction to his death, and the title. The title is a wee-bit depressing because of the background to it. The title is from a Shakespeare piece called “Macbeth” the actual verbalization of the title is “Out, out, brief candle!” and that certain line is presenting the pointlessness of life, which does refer to the poem and creates an allusion. The sense of tragedy is also from his treatment by his family, but also, his death.
However, others have been touched by the terror written in pieces of literature, wishing people to understand the horror and tragedy that befell those involved. Poet Wilfred Owen composer of"Dulce et Decorum est” presents to the reader a vivid elegy, aiming to prove that war is not heroic nor decorous. As an English soldier he had to endure the hardships, but wishes that through
Harlem Renaissance is described as a movement which gained momentum in the 1920s especially after the World War I up to mid-1930s. This movement was characterised by what Richard Wormser calls “cultural, social, and artistic explosion” (Wormser, “The Harlem Renaissance 1917-1935”). Harlem during this period became a cultural center for artists, writers, poets and musicians. It can be noticed that the Harlem Renaissance was a male centric movement. Maureen Honey points out that many critics saw the women poets and authors as part of the school of “Raceless literature” (Bloom 224).
In this essay, I will be talking about Wilfred Owen’s method of creating sympathy and criticism for the protagonist of the poem and analyze the language and literary and structural devices that he uses. Owen foregrounds the poem with: “He sat in a wheeled chair, waiting for dark, And shivered in his ghastly suit of grey”. The use of plosive alliteration in these lines gives us a visual and dark image of the environment because of the sharp and abrupt sounds. Also, in the same lines, it says “wheeled chair” which suggests that the soldier is physically disabled by the war and cannot move by himself. I think this is very effective in helping us sympathize with the protagonist.
Alaska explains that the person was talking about the pain, the pain which is brought to people who have done something wrong and in return something or someone wronged them. I find the passage extremely insightful and very deep. To me it is a key scene in the book, seeing as the mystery of his last words is finally unsolved. During the scene, Alaska and Miles are laying down very close next to each other. It’s a very personal scene between the two of them and not much is
He was thinking about if he should just kill himself or if he should continue through with killing Claudius. He looks at both options all the way, if he kills himself he is scared “for in that sleep of death what dreams may come” (III.i.74), and if he lives he would still have to still claudius. He is scared because he doesn 't know what will happen to him if he dies.
Hamlet, after being left alone in the hall, begins to argue with himself about whether “To be or not to be?”(III.i.57). Hamlet discusses the topic on whether he should end his life or keep on living. Throughout Hamlet’s soliloquy he comes up with reasons to support each side of his argument. Hamlet’s sanity is still intact at the moment because if someone who had lost their sanity began to contemplate killing themselves they would commit the act right away without even thinking. In addition, Hamlet manages to list reasons on whether he should go through with killing himself or not which an insane person would not do.
The theme of the of is that death need not be feared and in this poem the speaker shows how death is a part of life, and how death really is not as scary as it seems. The speaker in the poem “Because i could not stop for death” by Emily Dickinson personifies death as a gentlemen to make death seem less scary. The speaker states “Because I could not stop for death--He kindly stopped for me…” (568). Death normally cannot stop to let a person inside a carriage. However, the reason this scene is happening is because we have such a fear of death that most of us refuse to stop for it.
Gilgamesh grieves the death of Enkidu, not knowing how to continue his life without him. While the death saddened him, it also frightened him. He did not want to have the same fate as his friend considering the all the pain it had caused him. “I do not fall in combat, and shall make not my name” (62). He is determined to become immortal so that he can carry on his and Enkidu’s
life is fine by Langston Hughes is a poem with a rhyming scheme of A,B,C,B. The poem uses a lot of verbal and situational irony. when he says he,s going to kill himself but he doesn 't and when he said he was going to jump but he didn 't. He uses this a lot when he states he,s going to die but he doesn 't. Langston Hughes uses a lot of verbal irony when he says "if the water hadn 't a-been so cold i might 've sunk and died".