The tone and mood enhance the text by adding detail and facts. It also adds a different type of “character” to the story. “I did not weep, and it hurt me that I could not weep. But I was out of tears.” (page 112). Emotions like this enhance the feeling of the text and changes how things are inferred.
This is a very simple yet emotional poem. The poet, Pat Mora, incorporates the motif of loss and stresses the inevitability of it. Through her narrative poem, she provides a sense of reality on how one may approach the loss of a spouse from old age. Although this poem is concise, it is greatly impactful, and I could visualize the grief.
The poem is not good to read only because of its subject, however. The use of repetition and symbolism in “Blink Your Eyes” adds more depth to the poem, and highlights the societal issues that the author and others of his race have felt. Use of repetition in poetry directs the reader 's attention to that word or phrase, as Sundiata does in “Blink Your Eyes.” Along with how the stanzas are formed, the repetition used sets a pace to the poem. In the first stanza, Sundiata writes “thru a red light red light red light” (Sundiata 503). The use of repetition here is smart, because the “red light” that is spoken of has two meanings and is crucial to the overall theme of the poem.
Emily Dickinson became very well known for her fascination with death. Many of her poems focus on loss or loneliness, but the most compelling ones talk particularly about dying, specifically her own death and her own afterlife. Her captivation with suffering gives her poems a rare aspect, giving insight into a mind and a topic we know very little about. “Because I could not stop for Death” closely demonstrates Emily’s fascination with her religious doubts and life continuing after death. In this poem, the speaker is looking back on the moment of death, whereas in “I heard a fly buzz when I died,” the speaker is looking at the moments leading up to death, and in “I felt a funeral in my brain,” the speaker is describing death itself.
I loved to read this poem because it was easy to understand .It was cool when Mr. Molina a Karen read out loud this poem, maybe that is why I loved this story because I was able to imagine them as the characters from the poem. How would you revise your essays if you had more time? If I had more time to revise my essays I would look back to my arguments and check to see if the sources that I used are valid and relatable to my sentence. Sometimes I get writer’s block and so I just whatever comes to my mind, even if it does not make sense. This
‘Refugee blues’ is a narrative poem which creates a feeling of a refugee telling a story to the readers. The narrative poem helps creates empathy and compassion as the readers are put in a position where they understand the state of withdrawal. Furthermore, in the poem, repetition is used at the end of each stanza with the phrase ‘my dear’. This structure gives emphasis on the feelings of self-pity, tiredness, and alienation. To add on, the repetition of ‘my dear’ creates sympathy as the victims were the families of the refugees.
Death can be a difficult topic to talk about due to the uncomfortable or ominous feeling that it gives people. This difficulty can also result from inherent fear that humans have of the unknown. We are clueless on what it feels like when your life is slipping away knowing that death is upon you. In Emily Dickinson’s poem, “ I heard a Fly- Buzz when I died”(1862), these unknown emotions are explored through a dying speaker. Dickinson acknowledges different emotional steps someone goes through and summarizes them as grief, acceptance, appreciation, and death using the stanzas.
The Nature of Symbolism within Trethewey’s “Elegy” In this poem “Elegy,” Natasha Trethewey depicts the relationship between herself and her late father by means of a metaphor that carries throughout the entire poem. We see that an elegy is typically used to lament the dead, however the abstract language of this poem sends a more demining message. This connotative thought is exactly what Trethewey chooses to address through subliminal metaphors equipped with items typically used to destroy rather than build, along with symbolism that alludes to fighting adversity. The narrator immediately incorporates symbolism insinuating the emphasis on struggle in the first stanza. Symbolizing adversity, she tells the reader “I think by now the river must be thick with salmon.
An example of imagery is: “Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May.” This is referring to the sight. I will link the poem to the learner profile caring because the poet is caring about his beloved one and he is caring about not losing her. Also I link the poem to risk-taker because the poet had the risk to come up and talk to us about his beloved one. Also, I chose open minded to us because he is talking about what his philosophies in the poem. And even the usage of thinker because he thinks of the words that we writes by using the emotional
Auden's poem puts in an idea of suffering, and the cycle of life, and how people move on whether you like it or not. The poem starts off with suffering, “About suffering they were never wrong,” and also talks about the cycle of life when you move further down “That even the dreadful martyrdom must run its course”. W.H. Auden gave a different point of view of his idea on the painting, he seemed to focus on the little details that no one else has focused on, he also started off with suffering, and connected it to his description on Icarus’s fall, but like other poems he used the idea that people will move on, by adding other organisms into the topic, about how a dog moves on with his life just like the people do. W.H.