The poem “Hate Poem” written by Julie Sheehan is a poem that is filled with details of the speaker’s hatred for another person. The poem itself contains personification and metaphors, all used to describe hate and the amount of hatred felt for the other. “The blue-green jewel of sock lint I’m digging/from under my third toenail, left foot, hates you” Stanza 3 lines 9 and 10. The speaker is extremely detailed, which exemplifies the speaker’s obsession with the person.
“Hate Poem” by Julie Sheehan describes how she transformed hatred to love. By looking at her pattern of thinking, it involves her own experience in the daily life that result the conflicts between her loves and hates. This poem begins with “I hate you truly. Truly I do” (1). This opening did not match the idea of a poem about hate; instead it is a poem about love. The author uses a list of her ordinary life events and moments to express that hatred feels are more about love during mundane events. The ironic tone of Julie Sheehan’s “Hate Poem” reveals that love and hate are closely related.
‘For What It’s Worth’ by Buffalo Springfield has a logical message because it is referring to the Sunset Strip Riots that took place in Hollywood during the 1960’s. People protested when they lost their civil rights due to a curfew law that was put into place. The song says, “Stop, children, what’s that sound. Everybody look- what’s going down?” Community members were angry at the young people going to clubs at night because they were “loud” and “disruptive”. The curfew law was put into place after the complaints and the youth became outraged. They believed their civil right were being taken away. There were riots along the sunset strip, where all these clubs were located, to protest the law. Police were at these riots and many people were handcuffed and hauled off to jail. They are referring to children because these protests were from the younger generation. Even though the overall message is logical, the support within this song is not as strong. ‘For What It’s Worth’ is often mistaken as an anti-war song since it was released during the Vietnam War era. When most people hear this song that is what they think of. The song can be heard in several war related movies. Some even believe it is about the Kent State Shootings although the song was released years before that event occurred. Even though there is not strong evidence to back up this song's true meaning, it
In many people, strength can become a weakness. In F. Scott Fitzgerald 's Tender Is the Night, Dick Diver is a young psychiatrist heading towards success with a loving wife and two children. This all changes when he encounters unexpected setbacks that change his perfect world. In Tender Is the Night, Fitzgerald has many internal and external forces work together in Dick Diver’s downfall. Dick’s personality flaws, newfound recklessness, and complicated marriage contribute to his destruction in the novel.
‘How to Explain White Supremacy to a White Supremacist,’ is a poem that addresses multiple issues within racism that we do not often care to look at. It is written by a powerful public speaker and activist commonly know as Guante. It dives under the surface of what you see on the news and really hits home with its moving stanzas full of intelligent metaphors.
One author’s works are easily influenced by another’s. The poem “Sympathy” probably influenced the memoir I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings. Both of the works probably influenced the book Speak. All three of the works discuss a lack of freedom. The Bird is trapped in a cage and cannot escape no matter how hard it tries in “Sympathy.” Maya Angelou feels oppressed by society at the time in I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings. Melinda Sordino represses her emotions and feelings in Speak.
Although Perry commited a terrible crime, Capote depicts perry as a innocent and push-over person; therefore, true guilt falls upon the manipulator.
The short story, “The Child by Tiger”, written by Thomas Wolfe, is about a young boy named Shepperton, who is surrounded by a corrupted society where black people are segregated from white people. One of the major themes in this story is the theme of human nature. There are many examples of this mentioned in the story including what jobs black people can have, how the Southern society treats black people, and how black criminals are dealt with in the town. All these examples affect the plot in various ways that keep the story progressing.
Sex without love is actually an act of loneliness, in which those who partake are seeking pleasure rather than true intimacy. The speaker in Sharon Olds’ poem “Sex Without Love” introduces this idea through several metaphors that help to communicate the irresponsibility and selfishness of sex without love. After the first reading of this poem, it seems as if the text is describing loveless sex with beautiful imagery, however, upon further analysis, it is found that these images are being used to highlight the issues pertaining to those who perform acts of love without actually feeling any love for those they perform these acts with. Through the imagery and metaphors presented, the poem enforces the idea that to have sex with those we don’t love is to deprive ourselves of the true intimacy that is involved in having sex with those that we do love.
The poem “In a Library” was written by Emily Dickinson as an expression of her love of books, and the way they can transport her. Emily Dickinson was born on December 10, 1830. Emily Dickinson was born and raised in Amherst, Massachusetts. She went to school, where she was an excellent student, until she was 18. She then dropped out and lived her life at home. Emily lived at home, with her sister, for many years and took care of her parents until their deaths. After both of her parents’ deaths Emily stayed home very often, and is thought by most scholars to have had depression and/or other mental illnesses. It was during this time she got most of her writing and poetry done.
SCALP-HUNTER When every gesture of peace is a dud, One sees blood flow like a rowdy flood: When the single sign of love wanes like the Moon Tempers are readily frayed on a blazing afternoon: Hatred is poured into every handy pot to fill Like a potion, even a mere look suffices to kill: Man kill man---on a swagger you lay a fancy bet Knowing the figures he 'll simply shoot and forget: Numbers do matter when he pulls the trigger Lest he miss and hear the dreaded snigger: "Kaafir","Infidel".... each scalp is a coveted one A variety in color and creed only adds to the fun: A sang froid that 's confirmed with an expression so dour After all, affirms the dogmatic initiation at the age of four: ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.( C.) . KUMAARA SUKEJA. each scalp is a coveted one A variety in color and creed only adds to the fun: A sang froid that 's confirmed with an expression so dour After all, affirms the dogmatic initiation at the age of four: ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.( C.) . KUMAARA SUKEJA. NOVEMBER. 2015.SCALP-HUNTER When every gesture of peace is a dud, One sees blood flow like a rowdy flood: When the single sign of love wanes like the Moon Tempers are readily frayed on a blazing afternoon: Hatred is poured into every handy pot to fill Like a potion, even a mere look suffices to kill: Man kill man---on a swagger you lay a fancy bet Knowing the figures he 'll simply shoot and forget: Numbers do matter when he pulls the trigger Lest he miss and hear the dreaded snigger: "Kaafir","Infidel".... each scalp is a coveted one A variety in color and creed only adds to the fun: A sang froid that 's confirmed with an expression so dour After all, affirms the dogmatic initiation at the age of four: ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.( C.) . KUMAARA SUKEJA. NOVEMBER.
In the poem “Men at Forty” by Donald Justice, the poet employs a variety of literary devices to convey the poem’s theme- that no matter old we get, we can never escape the past and the nostalgia that accompanies it. There will always be a longing for those youthful days gone by, a longing that clings to us and follows us as the years pass. Justice accomplishes this through the use of comforting, evocative images that express the speaker’s discomfort with his age, and his acknowledgement of his transition from childhood to adulthood. In addition to the vivid imagery, Justice also uses simple and straightforward diction and a wistful tone to convey the fact that the speaker still craves the simplicity of his childhood. Through the poet’s precise
The hate poem by Julie Sheehan struck my attention starting with the first time I read it, I immediately thought that I could relate to this poem. Julie Sheehan has quite a few pieces that I had read because of my initial interest in the hate poem but none of the other poems I have read have been as relatable as this one. Julie had many different forms and ways of showing her hate for the person or people that she is talking about. She helped to show me that you can take almost anything happy and put it into a hate poem in someway, which is quite funny when you read the poem.
Are we ever meant to learn the answers to the who, what, where, and how of our existence? William Blake’s poem “The Tyger” questions creation in the 24-lined poem. The poem consists of 6 stanzas that include 6 quatrains with a rhyme pattern of AABB. Blake uses a variety of poetic devices, that include symbolism, personification, imagery, alliteration, and metaphor to show the theme, which is the wonder of creation.