For example, in his poem, it states “I'd rather smell of musty, green stench than of sweet, fragrant lilac. If I could stand alone, strong and free, I'd rather be a tall, ugly weed.” but in other words, this means “I would rather be unattractive and ugly, than pretty. If I could be alone happy and free I’d rather be ugly and unattractive”. Instead of just telling a straight up poem he used other ways to say it, like using flowers and people. Overall Julio’s poems are very different compared to other poet’s work.
Ultimately, Damon reverts the gender roles of society to characterize Juliana as masculine and powerful, thereby validating his position as a powerless victim, emasculated by an unstoppable force and deserving of pity. The setting, constant from beginning to end, is the meadow where Damon earns his living. Initially, the meadow performs as a peaceful place for the mower. However, after Juliana’s rejection, his positive relationship with the meadow changes as it becomes excessively hot and hellish. Damon does not believe that Nature is punishing him, nor does he blame it for the infernal conditions.
The Romantic period’s aims are related with art, not beauty but the expression and feelings which can open wider horizons. In fact, it has been defined in so many different ways. In addition, the right to individual and collective freedom is developed; this is subjective, expressing deeper feelings, most of them dark ones. Some of the characteristics that defined Romantic poetry are glorification of the individual; strong emotion, intuition, and instinct which turned more important than reason and intellect. Besides, there is a special admiration for nature, a sense that the experience of a person is equally important as the religious experience inside the world.
The message of quote, “but we must cultivate our garden” refers to Voltaire opposition toward the excessive philosophical questioning of the thinkers of his time. Furthermore, he describes the waste of time that results from this and how that time can be spent improving an individual’s reality. Voltaire is a strong believer in action rather than thinking as evidenced by placing the quote at the end of the novel after all of Candide’s experiences. For example, he criticizes Candide’s tutor, Pangloss for his overthinking about every situation in the novel and his continuous unreasonable optimism that is generalized in his catchphrase, “the best of possible worlds.” For instance, when Candide finds Pangloss in dire need of help after contracting syphilis from Pacquette, the tutor ignores the urgency of needing a cure to rather discuss the philosophy to why he had to get sick. Pangloss’s reasoning is that he had to gotten sick for the good of the entire world.
In this context, the aim of this paper is to analyze the view of Sir Gawain’s quest in terms of its reality or not, and whether he is a perfect knight or not. First of all, the researcher states that Sir Gawain wants to prove his virtue and to improve his inner self throughout the poem, therefore he attacks such a difficult duty. However it is not a quest which
I'd rather be a tall, ugly weed, clinging to cliffs, like an eagle wind-wavering above high, jagged rocks.” As it stated looking how there are emotion towards saying “I'd rather be a tall, ugly weed, clinging to cliffs, like an eagle wind-wavering above high, jagged rocks.” Added on, Julio has a good poetic element to his poem because it poetic element is also when a poem has a good imaginary. Like in this poem he used flowers as people. Overall Julio used a good poetic element because he made his poem have emotions and feeling to help the reader feel them too, but also making it more interesting by making it more
Theme is the message about life or human nature that is “the focus” in the story that the writer tells ( Glossary of Literary Terms 3). A theme in this story would be “Love and Blindness”. This falls under the theme category because it is saying love itself changes the way you are as a person but it also has its blindness. The “blindness” is not so much of not being able to see them physically but how they truly are as a person. A person can be very depressing, arrogant, or even abusive but the person in love will see past it hence the term blind.
Since Gatsby fails to adhere to these qualities of a self-reliant man, he is a romantic dreamer that is not self-reliant. In his essay, Emerson describes the quality of materialism and suggests that a self-reliant man must not be materialistic, and this is a fault of Gatsby that is expressed in the novel. Emerson believes that materialism leads people to belittle their own value due to the misguided importance of extravagance, and writes, “Let a man then know his worth, and keep things under his feet,” (p. 6). He condemns materialism and explains that the true value of a person is found in his morals and not the amount of expensive items he possesses. This flaw of excessive materialism that prevents self-reliance is displayed by Gatsby as he constantly boasts about his wealth.
In Julio Polanco’s poem Identity, the theme of individuality is prominently discussed in various situations using extended metaphor. The narrator “let[s] [everyone else] be flowers… [he’d] rather be a tall, ugly weed” (Polanco, 1-4). The narrator identifies society to flowers and himself to a weed. Flowers follow the same routine of watering and feeding time and time again and are admired for the beauty resulting from these tedious procedures. While everybody else is perfectly molded to society’s expectations–doing the same things, looking the same way, he’d rather be the odd one out if it means he’ll be free from conformity.
Emily Dickinson conveys the message that there is happiness in this world by using metaphors and hyperboles. “There Is Another Sky” by Emily Dickinson shows that although there is misery and unhappiness in this world, there is beauty as well. Dickinson wrote this poem in hopes that her brother would realize that life can be joyful and happy if you focus on the people who support you instead of the negative things in life. Thinking about the positive things in life is something that everyone needs to get through difficult