After reading “Mermaid Fever,” the statement that I think this essay makes about societal attitudes is that people will react and behave very strangely to anything that is out of the ordinary. The narrator bases his essay on a public beach, located in a small town in Connecticut, and out of the blue, this teenage girl’s body was washed up under the tide line one summer night. After extensive scientific tests and examinations on the body, the news finally broke out that the girl was a mermaid. The girl was soon transferred to a local museum in town where she would be put on a glass display that will be open to the public. This news brought the whole city together, and people waited in line for hours just to observe this fond discovery.
first day at work and Alexa takes a break and goes to the beach. She approach a young men on a boat waving to her saying “Hola” after they met they began to get to know each other a little bit more. It turns out that the both of them are into dolphins.The young men we met on the beach name is Jose he works two jobs to pay for school .Another thing is Alexa dad work at Jose dream College when Alexa be with Jose sometime she get a little shy because she’s not use to being around boys i’m assuming . While Jose and Alexa on their Dangerous mission in the novel it says Jose “He caught his first shark” and he gutted out a tooth and made it for Alexa for a special necklace as a gift . As Alexa received her special present from Jose i know her insides was about t to burst out of her body.In the novel The Marino Mission Jose is a well mannered gentleman .He open doors when they need to be open for Alexa he helps her up by the hand when she need lifting down or lifting up .Jose is a hard working men also he work not one but two jobs .Isn’t that wonderful kids being mature and handling their business without asking other people for hand out’s
In the poem History Lesson by Natasha Trethewey, Trethewey uses nostalgic tone, sentimental mood and contrasting imagery to remind people of the tainted past of American history and encourage people to hope for a better future. The poem addresses the struggles and hardships that the African-Americans had experienced during the period of racial segregation and how this phenomenon slowly disappeared and changed over time. In the first two stanzas, the speaker of the poem is reminiscing about her past through a photograph of herself. In the photo, she was a small girl in a bright flowered bikini who is “[curling] around wet sand” with her toes dug in the sand, perhaps she was painting or doodling “on the wide strip of Mississippi beach.” The nostalgic tone here suggests that her past is filled with glee just like any other ordinary child who is happy, innocent and living a peaceful life. However, this feeling of joy and peacefulness is soon interrupted in the poem's midpoint by the emerge of “minnows darting at [her] feet glinting like switchblades.” The comparison of a gentle type of fish and menacing switchblades suggests
And it is impossible to have both, though the narrator keeps trying to keep the bass on the line, until he has to cut it. The second example of theme in this story is Romance. I chose this theme for romance because this whole story is about the narrator trying to get a seventeen year old girl for his whole summer, “There was a summer in my life when the only creature that seemed lovelier to me than a largemouth bass was Sheila Mant”. This quote shows how much he likes this Sheila and how much he wants to take her on a date before the summer ends. I chose romance as a theme because the narrator in the story has strong feelings for Sheila and he sacrificed the biggest fish of his life just to make Sheila like
The way she talked about this city, attracted Maria’s interest and the following summer she went off to visit San Miguel de Allende along with her aunt, Adelaida. It was almost 20 years since Adelaida had not gone back to Guanajuato. She was afraid that the way she spoke about this city would not be the same anymore, but she said,"we will find out." However, when she was in the car to get to the hotel boutique, she said, “this is my place, it is here where I left behind many childhood memories, it still remains in paradise”. On the other hand, I felt I was in Europe because of the architecture.
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.
Some comes in happy moments. Some comes in anger moments. Some comes in tragic moments. Almost every poem hides the richness value of author’s thoughts. One read poems to understand the world of which people dreams of.
Ambrose Bierce displays writing skills in the short story, “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,” that create an unforgettable tale. By using key literary devices, he takes the reader through an emotional journey. Imagery, prominently displayed throughout the story causes the reader to immerse themselves in their imagination, causing the largest effect on the audience. Within this imagery, Bierce includes symbolism to further enhance the text. Through it, he not only uses imagery to create a world, but he also creates an attachment to the characters.
Trethewey immediately uses imagery to set the scene inviting your senses to help illustrate the image she has already relayed. This helped depict a more in-depth image of her poem “elegy”. After reading this poem several times, to build understanding, and break down literary elements; I came to the conclusion that Trethewey emphasizes the struggle to find balance. The balance between metaphor and symbolism, increasing throughout the entire poem showing battle between connotation and detonation. The struggle in which she used to connotation to portray the bigger picture, but also balanced out by denotation to show the subliminal messages of the relationship shared between the narrator’s father and herself.
I imagine that Sarah is the one reading this poem out loud and she has written this piece after what has happened to her in Nigeria. These first two lines bring me back to the moment in the novel where a couple has decided to mend their relationship in Nigeria, where they decided to take a walk on a beach, and on that beach trouble has arisen. They had no idea what was to happen, but decisions were to be made and in that moment one person decided that they needed to take a step forward. Sarah is the person who has made this brave decision whilst walking along the loose granular floor of the beach. She can slip at any minute as sand is not known to be a steady surface, yet Sarah knows that she must leave behind what is holding her