Love and heartache have been discussed and explored through literacy many times in every way possible. Overall through the course of literacy, we have learned that love is not easy. Sometimes people choice to brush off the bruises and try again and some people choice to find another purpose. Jeff Parker and Erica Dawson are two authors who, by using different types of literary formats, effectively came across the topic of love. Erica Dawson uses poetry in her poem, “New NASA Missions Rendezvous with Moon”, to execute the idea that love wins at the end of the day.
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz is one of the last great baroque poets. She was a nun, but not by vocation. This poem is also about how beauty decays over time however in contrast to Góngora 's poem, which is about an unnamed woman, De La Cruz 's Sonet 145 is about herself. Also there is the further theme of beauty as a lie, or a trick, to deceive us into thinking that we are doing somthing more other than passing through time, waiting to die.
The job can be well-served by a piece of machinery, one’s own hand, and a clear conscious.” (161). What I like about this quote and have learned from this quote is that I and other women have the agency to be in control of our sexual pleasure. No matter the outlet a women chooses to derive her sexual pleasure, whether that be ourselves, a machine or partner, a women should feel confident and in control of her pleasure without guilt. What I appreciate most about Tharps article, is her honesty and willingness to open up a dialog on a ‘condemned’ and ‘forbidden’ topic of female masturbation and orgasms.
“Yossarian was in love with the maid in the lime-colored panties because she seemed to be the only woman left he could make love to without falling in love with” (). Throughout Joseph Heller’s novel, Catch-22, sex is illustrated as an escape from the bureaucratic and cold war which the characters are stuck within. Though Yossarian manages to become close to many of the females which he spends his time with, Yossarian treats love as a desirable escape which is detrimental. As an effect, though Yossarian seeks out love throughout the novel, he either falls completely away from love or manages to come just short of it. This is seen multiple times throughout the novel with a few critical examples being Yossarian’s relationships with the maid, Nurse Duckett, and Luciana.
I had a lot of feelings.” , various rhetorical devices are used which assist Kelly with expressing the many underlying meanings and interpretations of her personal story. These techniques are apparent immediately as you start to read the title. The denotation translates to the moon literally rising over the bay, and Donika literally having an abundance of feelings. The connotation is referring to the darkness of life causing her to become overwhelmed with emotion.
I avoid as much as possible to have relationships based on stereotypes. For instance, although coming from a homophobic society, I always manage to have a cordial and respectful relationship with my gay colleagues. Moreover, in situations where I felt demeans or diminishes because of my physical appearance or my cultural identity, rather than playing the victim, I always look for ways to appreciate the fact of being different. Conclusively, this poem of Audrey Lorde shows how the dark coal can be progressively illuminated to the bright and shiny diamond.
Growing up in a society obsessed with the concept of sappy love stories, it is easy to find flaws with the unrealisticness of such accounts of love. Songwriter Taylor Swift contributes to the popular trend of mainstream love stories in her own composition, “Love Story.” Throughout her song, Swift effectively incorporates the use of various figurative devices to relate her own love story with that of the famous Shakespearean lovers, Romeo and Juliet. Swift conveys the strength of her forbidden love, in similarity with that of Romeo and Juliet’s, through the use of metaphors, hyperboles, and allusions. First and foremost, Swift uses clear examples of metaphors throughout her song to maintain the resemblance of Romeo and Juliet’s love story with her own love story.
“Royals” The overall theme of “Royals” by Lorde is confidence and rebelling against modern trends. In the song she tells of popular trends that other artists use, she doesn’t like or need these things. She mentions expensive cars, drinks, and watches. Later she seems to be telling us that she doesn’t care, and that she knows she’ll always better off without all the expenses of these things. She can be happy without them.
Sonnet 130: My Mistress’ Eyes Are Nothing Like The Sun (1609) by William Shakespeare is nothing like the average romantic poem. Instead of boasting about his mistress’s beauty and making unrealistic comparisons he Comically appreciates her natural beauty and appearance, without the use of flattering clichés. Some Argue that Shakespeare might have been misogynistic and insulting to women by body shaming is mistress. Is it thus apparent that people may have different interpretations and understanding of sonnets or poems regardless of the environment or period of the reading? Though I believe that this is truly a love poem, in this analysis both interpretations will be represented.
Meena Alexander believes in poetry as political activism: her poetry often deals with conflicts and unrest, cities at the edge of war, episodes of discrimination, and so on. In an interview with Ruth Maxey, the poet admits that history conspires against the writing of poetry (Alexander 2009, 190). Many American poets have tried to do away with history, and to break the chains that still linked them to tradition, and to the old canon of British poetry. Alexander mentions Ralph Waldo Emerson, whose notion of self-reliance, which she interprets as reinvention of the self, “exhilarated” her (2009, 3). Chapter first of this study is entitled Identity which offers the theoretical framework of the term identity and the elements of identity in her works and try to find out her own identity.
Every opportunity Des Barres has she tries to justify others’ actions in this manner. This was a time when there were very few female rock ’n’ roll musicians and Des Barres describes being a groupie as an empowering choice (Nolasco, 2011). She depicts the groupie culture in almost a therapeutic manner. The excuse they give for promiscuity is their role in being the "muse" of these musical poets, which in some cases where sex turned to romance they were. However, what was really occurring was more of a competition among women to see who could sustain the attention of a musician the longest.
Relationships are not bad. It is a normal part of life to fall in love with someone and want to show them off to the world. Anna Goldfarb, however, in an editorial for the Washington Post, declared otherwise. Through the use of rhetorical appeals and persuasive techniques, Anna Goldfarb’s article “I keep my relationship offline. It’s better that way” ineffectively conveys that over sharing relationships online is a negative habit.
She points out that it is wants not just physical sex, but love in the form of connection from one mind to another. It is her belief that love makes people healthier, makes them grow better and stay better attuned to others. Thus it stands that not achieving enough love can be detrimental to one. In example, the women of Bell’s text on some level all wished for relationships and all seemed to want sex yes, but something deeper as well. Yet, despite what they wanted they were stopped by the decisions of the mind, the fear it had picked up of these relationships.
An empowering release and “Within the celebration of the erotic in all our endeavors, [our] work becomes a conscious decision - a longed-for bed which [we] enter gratefully and from which [we] rise up empowered” (340). The erotic is going beyond the physicalities of our being women. It is the sensual touch of hands, it is taking back our sexuality. It is an empowering, orgasmic energy that radiates off of each of us when we accept its
Her poems were also dismal and heavy. A poet with a highly similar style to Sylvia 's is Anne Sexton, who just so happens to have been a friend of Sylvia 's. The two met in 1958, while studying under the poet Robert Lowell. They found that they had many things in common, besides both of them being from Massachusettes. They both believed that death would set them free.