Angelou personifies history by giving it the human emotion of shame. Personification can allow the poet to help readers relate and understand the ideas expressed in the poem. Angelou also uses similes throughout each stanza. As seen in lines such as 'Still like Air, I 'll rise ' and 'But still, like dust, I 'll rise ' Angelou uses similes to compare herself to air and dust. The use of similes allows the reader to link an idea they are familiar thus allowing them to relate to the poem.
Both poems explore the idea of renewed hope that relationships bring either by starting a new one or ending an old one, while employing different stanza length, and creating different moods in the minds of the reader. The most obvious difference in poetic usage by both authors is mood. In “I’ll Open the Window” by Anna Swir, the mood is dark with the use of quotes such as “I am an animal.” and “I hear bones grind, I see our two skeletons.” These quotes from the poem contribute to the feeling that the speaker now detests the relationship between the speaker and her past loved one. She
Relationships should be a two way street and a couple should treat each other right. This poem supports the thesis by depicting the emotional recuperation of the narrator, while she is feeling uneasy in her relationship and through her soon to be divorce. Key line - “It was always possible for you to run the table, leave me nothing. But I recall
Additionally when everyone’s song is combined it creates a beautiful melody. Emily Dickinson had multiple views on death. At first she was in love with the peaceful, gentle side of death, but that all changed when she lost her everything, her parents to death. The significance is that Romanticism is a diverse thing and it can be shaped a formed to the writers likings, but it will only have an effect if the reader interprets the poem in the same
The poem "Kindness" by Naomi Shihab Nye speaks about how you experience kindness and what it really is. The main point in this poem is that in order to experience people's kindness you need to experience hurt, sorrow, and loneliness. The author says that when you loose everything and have no one or thing that when kindness comes along it lifts you up "and then goes with you everywhere/ like a shadow or a friend" (33-34). When portraying this message the author uses a sad but hopeful tone to send the message she wants to say. This tone helps portray the message because you can feel how sad someone is when they are lonely and they have nothing.
That in reality she is an opposite during the final chapters, and it was nearly impossible to predict because of her ability to manipulate others. Daisy can be seen as a sympathy seeker, shallow, and selfish. Some individuals may feel sympathy toward Daisy because of the way she is described and her actions in the book. The author tries to ensure that her motives are not clear and provides subliminal hints throughout the whole novel. Fitzgerald highlights the girl’s charm first thing when she is introduced to the reader, and he states that she "held my hand for a moment, looking up into my face, promising that there was no one in the world she so much wanted to see".
As a result, the bee would wait for the right moment to strike the speaker. The connotations in the poem are just one of the literary devices that supports the theme. All in all, the paraphrasing of each stanza talks about the feats the speaker would do, just to see her lover once again. An example of one of the tasks she would do is getting rid of the current season. The connotations that are spread throughout the poem shows the usage of figurative language to give the theme and poem in general a deeper meaning.
The landings are where one could rest for a minute before the continued upward travel. Just as life continues changing and altering as the mother speaks of “turnin’ corners” (Hughes 12). However, it is Hughes’ line 12 and 13 where the reader feels the truth behind the words: “…And sometimes goin’ in the dark where there ain’t been no light.” It has the same meaning as the aforementioned “Bare” (Hughes 7), but somehow seeing it in this aspect brings another dimension to this poem. How closely these lines resemble and complement those of Martin Luther King Jr.’s when he said, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” Sometimes one must continue on in the darkness and only hope for the light to come.
Dickinson also places an allusion to place the extra atmosphere that she believes everyone has gone through a grief, and it helps the reader understand what is happening. Also the poem has tone. Every poem has tone, but in this poem the poet is happy then turns into sadness, and how she uses other people’s sorrow and grief to pleasure
She begins with a cynical voice stating, “kept shouting their bad advice” (Oliver), in order to widen the eyes of the audience. She does this to show that the other voices are driven by their own self-interest. Their guidance is useless in her journey. Halfway through the poem she switches to an optimistic voice by saying “as you left their voices behind, the stars began to burn through the sheets of clouds” (Oliver). This line shows hope and a vision of a positive future.