Poetry Analysis “The Century Quilt” is an extraordinarily meaningful poem, revealing the feelings and thoughts Marilyn Nelson Waniek, the author of the poem, has for a quilt that has built memories from her past, and caused her to ponder the future. Through Wanieks use of imagery, tone, and structure, the meaning of the quilt is revealed to the reader by exploring the speakers mind. This poem immediately opens with a statement towards the tone. “My sister and I were in love/ with Meema’s Indian blanket,” (1-2). Just in the first two lines of the poem Waniek introduces two quilts and her feelings for them.
Becca is an avatar for young adult readership. Becca is hearing and following Gemma’s story for the first time along with the readers of Yolen’s Briar Rose. The readers are embarking on this journey with Becca and thus, can relate to a lot of the feelings and emotions that Becca has along the way. Since Becca is aware she is the only one of her family to care and have a connection to Gemma’s story, she takes it upon herself to find the hidden meaning of Briar Rose. On her deathbed, Gemma makes Becca promise that she will find the castle, the prince, and all the details of her story.
Aristotle, in his Poetics considers poetry a mimes form that has language, rhythm and lyrics. Moreover, in those days, any literary piece of work could be written in lyrics. The using of delicate forms of transmitting the message distinguishes poetry from other forms of literary texts. (Billy Mills,2008) Samuel Taylor Coledrige has a famous quote: "I wish our clever young poets would remember my homely definitions of prose and poetry; that is, prose - words in their best order; poetry - the best words in their best order." Well, I do not think there could be something more added, as long as we are all aware of the fact that poetry is a fine art that requires not only a developed vocabulary, but also a brilliant mind to put all those words in a specific order.
Edna uses alliteration several times throughout the poem. Some examples of this is when she writes “Yet many a man is making friends with death” (7) or “Even as I speak, for lack of love alone.” (8). Alliteration is also important in portraying the theme because Edna uses the most alliteration during the change of what love is not versus what love is making the theme and the change more obvious. Edna uses several poetic techniques for many different reasons as well as one main reason of portraying the theme. Without these poetic techniques Edna would not have been able to portray her theme as well as she did in “Love is not all”.
"Esperanza Rising" has inspired many people to look at the bright side of things and have hope.All throughout the life of Pam Muñoz Ryan she has written amazing story 's with so many lessons or themes in each and every one of them. These story 's may seem like they are for children, and only children but don’t be fooled, most adults and teens learn a lot from many of these books. "Esperanza Rising" is a key example because the theme is so fitting to all people. "Esperanza Rising" was written to impact the lives of people of all ages. Pam Muñoz Ryan wrote the book this exact way for one reason.
In In the time of the butterflies, Julia Alvarez uses emotional moments to demonstrate the change in personality of Maria Teresa. Change is the always happening to everyone and there is no way to avoid it. People always try to avoid change, but most change that is related to personal growth, is good, as long as someone learns to adapt to it. Maria Teresa embraces change and because of this, she is able to become a stronger person and learn how to not become put down by other people. In the beginning of the book, Maria Teresa is talking about her diary and she loves to write in it.
The slightly odd break in the stanzas grasps the reader's’ attention and draws them into the meaning of the poem. The first line reads, “so much depends,” with a break and then on the next line “upon.” This is slightly unsettling to the reader who is used to nicely rhythmic and smooth sentences, so this irregular break in a poetic stanza further draws the reader into the poem. Even though he only uses four words, these short four words provide just the right
Live is different in some ways, such as the language. Ha says,“My vocabulary grows…” (Lai,166). A start of a new beginning, Ha has a chance to soak in new knowledge with her young mind. Therefore she is able to grow in her vocabulary and other subjects. Every refugee has their own way of expressing their journey, but many experience the same thing, language.
Persepolis: The coming of age Persepolis was created by Marjane Satrapi to explain the details of her life. She had many events that occurred over time throughout the younger years of her life which she wrote in the form of a graphic novel. One of the most important things that took place in her life was her experience and how it helped her to grow faster mentally. Many events contributed to her mental growth as most of them she describes come from the war.Out of the many contributions one has a larger explanation. How does the symbolism in Persepolis lead to Marjane Satrapi 's coming of age?
This whole life-changing experience had opened my eyes because it showed me how to step up and take responsibility in such a short amount of time. I went from being sixteen and carefree to being a mother in a matter of weeks. Having a child had also shown me how the real world is like. Sometimes, this all feels like a dream and I feel as though I would just wake up and it would be over. But this is real life.