The fact that they had similar goals and somewhat similar experiences led them to use some similar poetic and rhetorical devices. For example, both Clifton and Sojourner use the rhetorical strategy of appealing to ethos. Sojourner’s speech is full of ethos. She repeatedly pointed out the immorality of slavery and the contradictions between how women were “supposed to be” treated and how she was treated. This is also somewhat the case in Clifton’s poem.
Douglass also used verbal irony to denounce the contradictory and abusive behavior of his masters, which emotionally appealed to anger and ethically to shame; he achieved the same thing through situational irony which logically appealed to an audience well acclimated to sympathizing with a black man. Douglass’ use of irony appeals on multiple levels as he continues to protest slavery and move towards advanced devices, the latter of which will conclude when he recounts
In analyzing Countee Cullen’s poem “Yet Do I Marvel,” it is evident that the focus of the poem is to try to comprehend the acts of God. Cullen’s diction is convoluted, as he uses terms that seem to oppose each other, causing confusion among his readers. This confusion, which is expressed through his tone, allows Cullen to portray his message in an effective manner. This sonnet from the Harlem Renaissance contains an array of paradoxical lines, which serve as the keys to the poem’s success. Being a black poet struggling to succeed in an era dominated by white writers, Cullen questions the innate goodness of God, which is emphasized through his use of conflicting terminology, and body imagery.
The Role of Art in “The Fall of the House of Usher Art can be expressed within writing pieces, poems and short stories in various types of forms. Edgar Allen Poe uses music as a form of art to help the main character Roderick try to cope with his unstable state of mind. Roderick experiences moral dilemmas and music serves to distort his feelings unintentionally. Simiraily, the ancient greek philosopher Aristotle believed that for a balance of life one needs to encounter the bad experiences in order to feel better and move on to better times.
The white people seem to brush off the ruins of the Civil War while the African Americans were left with broken promises and discrimination after the war. Many African Americans were under the impression that they would prove their worth and somehow crawl out of discrimination by fighting in the war. However, they were still under the cloud of prejudice and stereotype after risking their lives. Paul Laurence Dunbar is a poet that was often recognized for his criticism about the discrimination that the African Americans faced. One of his famous pieces, The Race Questions Discussed (1898), contained his opinions about the treatment they were receiving.
Depression is strong feelings of sadness and dejection. When a person is going through depression in grief, the person will always seem down. That person will never see good things that are going on. People are normally too focused on the bad thing that just happened to feel anything else. When someone loses a loved one, that person will go through depression.
As mentioned earlier, when considering how depression gives reason for people to victimize themselves, Yapko agrees with “[Victimized people] don't know how to set and keep clear boundaries about each other's emotions or how to deal with each other in respectful ways when the going gets tough” (92). This creates an unhealthy and unbalanced foundation for a relationship between two
The selling of one’s soul to the devil is caused by one’s goal to obtain something of great value like, fame, fortune and power. Which leads one to getting hurt or losing everything. The story and the movie had various motivations, by dealing with the consequences. Foremost, In Washington Irving's “The Devil and Tom Walker” demonstrates his motivation of greed by dealing with the devil.
This relates to the theme of jealousy because Mr. Putnam is so jealous of other people’s land that he accuses them of witchcraft so they lose their belongings, and he can take it. In addition, Ann Putnam is Very jealous of Rebecca Nurse. Ann Putnam thinks she is cured because she has lost so many children and Rebecca Nurse has so many.
Furthermore, our protagonist, Romeo, masculinity is questioned throughout the play. For example: Romeo fears that his love for Juliet softened him, “Thy beauty hath made me effeminate/ And in my temper soften’d valour’s steel” (Shakespeare 111.i.).
Using figurative languages such as symbols and metaphors and combining it with musical devices like repetition, allows Dylan convey the theme of the poem, which is to stir up anger and rage to fight against mortality. Dylan practices the use of metaphors to help provoke anger in his poem. By using metaphors, he is able to say something that has more meaning than using singular words. For instance, when he writes in the first stanza, “Do not go gentle into that good night” (1), and “dying of the light” (3), whenever he says “good night” or “light,” it is a metaphor for death and life.
The article “Are You in Despair? That’s Good” written by Lisa Feldman Barrett for the New York Times argues for the teaching and importance of being able to describe specific feelings. The term she uses is “emotional granularity”, which describes those who are in touch with their emotions and able to describe them in specific terms rather than in general, nondescript language such as happy, sad, or angry. This concept she is advocating for allows one to take the reigns and be in active control of their own emotions, rather than being a bystander and simply experiencing the many feelings that they might encounter from day to day. Barrett explains how the brain functions, mentions how emotional granularity can benefit people of all ages, and