“Poem for My Sister” written by Liz Lochhead, is a poem describing the relationship between two sisters and their experiences. As with almost all siblings, the younger sister looks up to her older sister and strives to be like her whereas the older sister in this poem has been through numerous hardships and troubles in her life and warns her stubborn sister to not follow in her footsteps. The reader can relate to the poem as they are either an adult or a child and both ages apprehend the feelings and emotions that the characters are experiencing. A deeper meaning this poem suggests is that the experience of adulthood should be seen as advice for the upcoming generations. The poet has shown how easily influenced children are and how they strive to be like their elders by using shoes as a representation and symbol for different lifestyles.
You can obviously tell from the opening of this poem that the speaker is talking about his daughter and certain that his daughter is basically destined to have a forbidding life with no future. However, in the very last line of the poem he acknowledges that he has no daughter and his desire none and that puts a whole new twist on the poem. The first three lines the speaker introduce and describes his daughter. “Looking into my daughters eyes I read” “Beneath the innocence of morning flesh” “Concealed, hinting’s of death she does not heed.” (Kees, 384 lines 1, 2 and 3). Judging by these lines, I would describe this when he looks at his daughter, he sees a very young and naïve little girl, who doesn’t know what is going on around her.
From the poem we are able to conclude that the devoted mother is hard working and is also taking care of her kids while her husband is at work. In stanza 1-4, Dove writes that the mother needed a break from the responsibilities and used all of her free time to herself. Her child and home are seen to be one her main priorities that she has to get back to every time. (stanza 5-6) In stanza 7-8, the mother expresses her internalized beliefs and self reflection on what her life has become. Throughout the poem, Dove narrates the responsibilities that the mother carries on, as well as her internal beliefs on
“Nikki-Rosa” Poem Analysis In the poem “Nikki- Rosa,” Nikki Giovanni writes with diction and imagery to prove that’s she had a happy childhood in spite of her family’s hardships. Giovanni creates a poem, that although short in words, provides a lasting effect on the reader. Giovanni’s creative use of language and descriptive words, the distinction of black culture from white culture, and memories of average times that made her childhood unique and happy made this poem distinct and exceptional. Giovanni frequently references to her happy childhood in her poem using words and phrases that create an image in your mind showing you that her childhood was in fact a happy one. “You and your sister have happy birthdays and very good Christmases” (Lines 20), illustrates that not only was her childhood was happy but the simple
In spite of her happy and content life, Korobi longs to know about her dead parents’ life and about their love journey. Often Korobi used to cherish herself with her mother’s unfinished love note to her father, which she found it as a child that was hidden in her mother’s book of poetry. Her delightful life starts when she met Rajat Bose, with whom she found love and soon they are about
One of the hallmarks of his poetry is the ability of writing a small, brief poem and still have multiple meanings behind it. It wasn 't always what hughes has written for us in his poetry, but what we take away from the poem. In such a cases, Hughes’ work is filled with meaning both for the poet and the reader. It must be first said that the poem follows no rhyme scheme or proper stanzas. Yet this does not in anyway detract from the poems effectiveness.
This paper analyzes the song “Coat of Many Colors” written by and sung by Dolly Parton. Born on January 19, 1946 the fourth child of 12 to a farmer and a stay at home mother. Given this time period and her father’s profession, her family grew up “dirt poor” (Zahn, ?) on a farm and experienced the struggles faced by countless others during this era. Motivated by an experience in her youth, she wrote a song about when her mother stitched together a coat for her to wear from pieces of rags they had been given and the other kids laughing at her.
Pilate’s use of singing builds her feminine characteristics, and builds her strength as a mother. Singing has been a cultural symbol in the black community for many years. It was a symbol of comfort and hope to the people in slavery, and even things as simple as comfort to a child before bed. These are traits that are present in the “typical mother” and Pilate has these despite her masculine physical features and personality traits. In the very beginning, she is seen singing in the line “The singing woman wore a knitted cap pulled far down over her forehead.” (Morrison 5).
One of the poems Emily Dickinson wrote in her lifetime was “If You Were Coming in the Fall,” which is about a woman waiting for her loved one to return home. While waiting for him to come home, there is a growing pain that stings her everyday as she patiently waits. The poem, however, has a deeper meaning towards it. The theme of “If You Were Coming in the Fall” is that human beings will do everything they can to bring their loved
“Sometimes I live in a hurricane of words and not one of them can save me. (Naomi Shihab Nye)” Poetry is literary work in which special intensity is given to the expression of feelings and ideas by the use of distinctive style and rhythm. The tile of this poem is “Making a Fist” and it is written by Naomi Shihab Nye. “Making a Fist” is a free verse and lyric poem. Readers can better understand the meaning of the poem “Making a Fist”, by identifying figurative language, sound, imagery, and the theme of the poem.
In my visual, I have incorporated black silhouettes of the characters in the poem as they are unknown and we are only being told that a mother is being destroyed by the birth of her three children. “Someone she loved once passed by- too late” this quote says how she has changed to someone who only lives because of her children. Her ex- boyfriend has been lost amongst her role as a mother and she has become some different until she meets a past lover. The theme ‘loss of identity’ is explored in this stanza because this unknown woman doesn’t know who she is anymore or how to think about being a