During the time of the Great Depression, she wrote the poem “A Miracle for Breakfast.” “A Miracle for Breakfast” takes place in a big area close to a river, with a beautiful villa that has a balcony. It was probably just the beginning of spring, as it was said to be a cold day, yet no mention of frost, snow or ice was made. The persona’s narration begins in the morning, a little before sunrise at six o’clock. This is evident when he or she describes the area as “still dark” and personifies the sun as he or she says it is still “steadying itself on a long ripple
The author wants the reader to continously think about what poverty means to her, such as “Poverty is being tired” in paragraph 3, “Poverty is dirt” in paragraph 4, and “Poverty is looking into a black future.” in paragraph 10. This reminds the audience that not everyone suffers from poverty in the same way. For the author, poverty is having to take care of family when all the odds are against you, and this is what gives the reader a perfect understanding of it. As stated in the passage, “Listen to me. Listen to me without pity.
When problems come into your life, how do you go about solving them? How do you overcome these problems in times of hardship, heartbreak, and anguish? The poems “Here Follows Some Verses Upon the Burning of Our House,” by Anne Bradstreet, “World in Hounding Me,” by Sor Juana, and Narrative of the Captivity by Mary Rowlandson,” were all written by women who showed how they faced their problems with their braveness or help through God. These women showed us how they stayed strong and how they believed in God during times of hardship. As you read these poems you will be able to see how these three women endured hard times by keeping their faith in God and believing in him during their journey.
The child has a sickening pain and asks his mother, “How do you know if you are going to die.” She replies by saying something along the lines of when you can 't make a fist. The scope pulls back and the child is older reminiscing about that time in his life. When tasked to find what 's effective in this poem, the answer is almost nothing. The first stanza of the poem opens with a child, most likely a young child complaining of a stomach ache. The mind-numbing boredom that leads the child to ask a question that might seem mature but in reality is nothing more than a child’s thought.
This strategy is used in line 1 where he states " A crust of bread and a corner to sleep in". We can vividly picture this in our minds as a crust of bread was used to portray poverty in sense where sometimes there isn't always enough money to have a so-called gourmet or even a fulling meal. He goes onto include A corner to sleep in to further dig into just how hard life can be for those who don’t even have a bed to crawl into at night. But as he includes in his poem it's not about just paying attention to the rough times, it's about appreciating the good times because life isn't easy and as long as that strong support system is there you can get through all the rough times life
The author uses the words “I am” over and over to support people who are in the darkness of America dream. Whether the author is farmer or worker, he wrote “I am people” and “worried, hungry, mean”( line34) that shows, they are in any position; they are also hungry. The readers can realize that people, who live in America, have to face hunger. Therefore; the author has succeeded in giving the reader see the two sides of America which are opposite together. One side is America dream that includes a good condition which America brings to American life.
They also differ in theme, rhyme type and rhyme scheme, and tone. The first similarities and differences between these poems are found in their theme. Both “The Face in the Mirror” and “Mirror” tell us that old age is not as bad as it appears to be and that the passage of time is not always cruel. This theme is evident in the lines, “He still stands ready,” (Graves line 14) and, “I am not cruel, only truthful,” (Plath line 4). However, each poem also has its own separate additional theme.
A short poem similar to “Good Times” by Lucille Clifton normally would lack dimension and artistic value, however, through Clifton’s masterful writing and specific use of repetition, she elevates the poem to a noteworthy level, telling a complex story in a dense 18 lines. The short, repetitive poem lists an litany of momentary positives that juxtapose the more abundant times that are characterized by hardship. In focusing on “good times,” Clifton reveals the conflict between the present situation and previous memories. In “Good Times,” repetition is used in multiple ways to expose the complexity and depth of a single
In this literary work, just like in Thomas King's The Truth About Stories, the author discusses, in detail, the story about the 'Sky Woman' who in the other piece was known as 'Charm,' resulting in the creation of "Mother Earth." In my opinion, the author's approach of writing was great to paint a picture of what occurred in a person's mind through the use of symbolism. Although it may seem like any great bedtime story from the first read, if one looks past its basic storyline, they can understand why Indigenous peoples, as well as people in general, like to share it. However, the story was, according to me, very fictional and unrealistic though it may not be to others. The idea of a woman falling out of the sky, onto a turtle's back, then
It then turns out to be ironic and against normal expectations of the readers because there is the anticipation of something special to be spoken from the other party as well. Another piece of irony is toward the end of the poem when Prufrock shows his fear of death and becomes concerned with old age. Prufrock is talking to his friend as he narrates about the worries he undergoes because he is growing old and feeble (Eliot 371). The woman the speaker is referring to in a sense is not real because the presence of the woman is not there, which questions the legitimacy of the title for the poem. It can be the title is just pretending to more serious that it is since the monologue is what the character gives and sounds like a false love song.