She does not know I will turn out bad. (28-31) The speaker recalls when her father was having an affair and its effect it had on her mother. Her mother was obviously upset, but the speaker states that time healed her pain. Throughout the poem, the speaker’s mother seems to be upset. The poems tone shifts when the speaker begins to talk about themselves.
When reading poetry, I use his three main rules to understand the work; without these rules comparing a pilgrim to a poetry reader understand poems would still be difficult. The comparison gives readers a mind set to shift to, one of a pilgrim in a new land. This opens the readers mind just as the pilgrims opened their minds to new ways of life. Most poems are based on emotions, these feelings can be different from reader to writer. by following Hirsch’s
The particular way each character behaves contributes to the theme. To exemplify this point, Tan composes, “I saw my mother on the other side of the room. Quiet and sad,” (48). Specifically, this represents An-Mei’s complexity of how she is observant and understanding of the portrayal of her mother’s emotions. From that complexity of understanding and attentiveness it is coherent that the familial relationship is highly evolved in “Scar.” The vignette continues to express the theme of familial relationships through character complexity as Tan pens, “The pain of the flesh is nothing.
The poem "Fear" by G. Mcstrawl uses many different types of figurative language. This poem talks about the feelings of a mother and misery in losing her daughter. She is fearful of her daughter leaving her. The poem uses repeated metaphors, imagery, and symbols to show the emotion and feelings of the mother. The author uses the metaphor, " I don't want them to turn her into a swallow" multiple times.
The piece revolves around the subject of motherhood, portraying a women who feels smothered and consumed by her children. Poetic devices were used by Harwood to emphasise the affect that change had on the woman and her life progression, whilst illustrating the negative response which became evident as a result. In the poem, whilst taking her children to the park, the woman encounters an ex-lover, briefly discussing their life progression and stating to herself after his departure, that her children 'have eaten [her] alive’. Harwood’s use of this metaphor and hyperbole, shows the affect of the change her choices created, and its impact. The use of symbolism, to a large extent, also portrays the woman’s feelings derived from her sense of imprisonment.
Complexity and Entrapment “Daystar” by Rita Dove, is part of a collection of poems entitled “Thomas and Beulah” which all poems in the collection are based very loosely on Dove’s grandparents (Cavalieri 1995). In this poem, the author gives an account of a young mother’s daily life, and her yearning for peace and space to breathe. The author gives voice to the complexities and struggles of being a mother which leads to the speaker feeling confined. In “Daystar” imagery, diction, and mood showcase how a person can grow into a situation where they feel overwhelmed and trapped. In “Daystar” the author builds a cramped, oppressive mood, with an undertone of quiet exhaustion throughout the piece.
‘“Not know your own mother?” cries Auntie An-mei with disbelief. “How can you say? Your mother is in your bones!”’(Tan 40). The Joy Luck Club has recurring messages throughout the book, including: marriage and divorce, culture and beliefs, and mother and daughter relationships. The author writes with cyclical elements to show that mothers and daughters may be more alike than they may seem The theme of Marriage and Divorce is cyclical because two of the daughters get divorced, and one has great deal of problems in her marriage.
Is a young girl that battles with the loneliness and shame of being poor. She is also a writer, and that’s the tool she uses to find who she really is. A tool powerful enough to reconcile with her pass, her community and it helps her to persevere when she goes to painful situations like the death of her parents and sexual abuse. In one line of the story Esperanza says: “I make a story for my life, for each step my brown shoe takes. I say, "And so she trudged up the wooden stairs, her sad brown shoes taking her to the house she never liked."
Though Tiffany Franklin doesn’t break the poem into sentences, when reading, the reader can decipher where the sentences would be. She was still able to express her ideas into the poem. “We struggle to have meaning in this world which we all know…” is an example of an idea she easily conveys to the reader. The reader can tell what her thoughts were, even though it is not in sentence format.”But once you tell somebody and make your feelings known the struggle will be over,” here she is saying to tell somebody and the effect will be like a weight being lifted from the
The poem, additionally, defining a mother’s perpetual love for her child: “Yet being my own, at length affection would / Thy blemishes amend” (ll. 11-12). This poem, nevertheless, does not play on women’s inferiority as “The Prologue” does, instead, it: “conveys the anxiety of Puritan women who feared (not only an abnormal childbirth, but also) the public castigation of her motivation and influences” (Day-Lindsey, 68). Choosing no culprit to lay blame on for the flaws in her poetry, instead, Day-Lindsey claims “The Author to Her Book”: “is filled with a degree of shame, guilt, and fear of repercussions” (68). There is a real dissimilarity in tone from “The Prologue”, in this instance; Bradstreet does not turn to sarcasm, irony or defiance.