But Jennings is concerned here with the relationship between language and ideas. She cannot find valid relationship between experience and expression in her world of poetry. Her confession has similarity with the views expressed by women poets in America regarding the inadequacy of language to express the inadequacy of language as women. Adrienne Rich has talked about “The Dream of a Common Language” in her latest book of poems. Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, Marge Piercy, Louise Bogan have all touched on the problem they have come across , as women poets, in using the language to suit their sensibilities as women.
Not only does she feel she is less important in the eyes of another person, it leaves an everlasting effect on her life. The most clear message in Sylvia Plath’s poem “Daddy” is the use of tone to explain the hatred and challenges she experiences. To start off, the speaker sets an intense tone to demonstrate how she feels towards this person and the way they treat her. She expresses “black shoe” (2), and “lived like a foot” (3) to represent how the rank of herself is low compared to anybody else. The setting that she establishes makes the reader sense the agonizing hurt and pain that she is experiencing.
Many of her poems feature tellings of failed relationships and feelings of inadequacy. Because of her serious mental issues, each of Plath’s poem can not be read without taking into consideration the undeniable psychological aspects of her writing. “Mad Girl’s Love Song,” originally
Om Prakash Tiwari reveals that in a letter Dickinson wrote that she was still hurt by the deaths even though she was comfortable with it. Dickinson said ‘“The dying's have been too deep for me, and before I could raise my heart from one, another has come.”’ (Tiwari 1) Dickinson’s poetry portrays death as an escape from reality. She related the real world to a place of stress and mayhem. She spent most of her time alone by herself and did not like communication (Tiwari 1). Her isolation from society gave her time to write her poetry and form her thoughts on death.
The saying that love is blind, is one that is very wrong. Love is not blind, it is merely a faint line that many individuals chose not to see. During Shakespeare’s time, the societal norms that cultivated women were very precise. Women were held to high standards to both look and act in specific ways, but did society ever take it too far? Many poets during Shakespeare’s time wrote traditional blazon sonnets, ones that compared women to the most wondrous things life has to offer; gems, jewels, plants, and stars.
This made the anger prone sage Durvasa feel insulted and provoked him to curse her of being forgotten by Dushyanta. The second poem from “Eight poems for Shakuntala” mocks at the way Shakuntala’s sufferings were justified as necessary stages for a woman to become pious and virtuous. The only ‘trick’ to be an ideal woman/wife “is not to see it as betrayal…” Arundhathi Subramaniam retells the epic story of Shakuntala by presenting the character as an archetype, someone like us trying to make sense of life. She negates the concept of an erring woman and pushes the readers to mull over Shakuntala’s character with a different perspective. She discards everything which uses ‘sexual submissiveness’ of a woman as a tool to examine her chastity.
She symbolizes evil in the sense that she is born through sin and therefore she represents the punishment that God inflicts on Hester's adulterous act. Pearl also symbolizes the guilt that her parents are experiencing. She defies the puritans' law by being cheerful when she is associating with nature instead of suffering. Another way in which pearl symbolizes punishment is the fact that she keeps pestering and bothering her mother. “‘Hold thy peace, dear little Pearl!’ whispered her mother.
The Initiation Theme in Atonement From a jealous girl whose mind is full of unrealistic thoughts to a young nurse who is extremely regretful for what she has done, and finally to an old and famed writer who wants to make atonement for her mistake through writing, Briony, the heroine in Atonement written by Ian McEwan finally achieves self-understanding and learns the essence of life in a long and painful way. As initiation story is the kind of novel which “may be said to show its young protagonist experiencing a significant change of knowledge about the world or himself, or a change of character, or of both, and this change must point or lead him towards an adult world” (Marcus 222), Atonement can be seen as a typical initiation story. In order to illustrate the
hese are the words of a young reader about Sylvia Plath´s poems. This review demonstrates that numerous readers are incapable to draw a line between Plath`s persona and her poetry. They perceive Sylvia Plath´s shadow in each of her verses, poems that often revealed complex personal situation, too many private details to the point that her life and her work become indistinguishable, “the poet and the poems became one” (A.Alvarez 38). The entire mystery around the figure of Sylvia Plath awakes and feeds our tendency or the need to identify her as the protagonist of her poetry. This is the second paragraph and following for each section and subsection.
The poet says, his mother twists through and through on a mat with deadly pain. The people are in a hurry to do something to decrease the pain. Here, their part plays a major role. Most of them do not know that in fact they disturb the mother by saying that she committed sins in the previous birth; her flesh is not pure etc. But, ‘To err is human’, similarly, however it be, they show the innocent affection towards the mother.