Different Angles Mean Different Interpretations How is one’s interpretation formed when exploring a literary work? Theodore Roethke’s poem “My Papa’s Waltz” shows the angle a literary work is viewed from is a decisive factor in forming a perception. The poem’s persona gives plenty of information for the reader to interpret contrasting positions through the use of subtleties, metaphors and irony. This will depend largely on how the reader interprets the speaker’s literary meaning while the father and son waltz to bed. Meanwhile, the speaker’s tone and word usage in “My Papa’s Waltz” conveys several interpretations such as a father’s love and devotion toward his son while, simultaneously, showing a son’s reflection of love and resentment toward his father in later years.
Fitzgerald plays with this uncertain factor throughout the novel, as he inserts facts and descriptions of Gatsby’s “life”, with which he proliferates uncertainty and makes the reader subject to the same ideal he is using in his literary work. The ideal that illusions are seldom disparate from reality, and that everything can be considered a reality until proven otherwise. Furthermore, Fitzgerald also integrates this theme into other aspects within his novel, in subtleties such as the false hopes of Daisy and Myrtle, the euphoria that was experienced by the guests during Gatsby 's lavish parties, and even Nick’s perception of Gatsby’s character.
He tells that it is so early when his father wakes, that it’s “blueblack”(2) outside. Meaning it’s before sunrise, and extremely cold outside. When the reader hears the word “blueblack,” they are able to sort of feel the cold wind being blown in our faces. It is the sound device alliteration that makes the reader able to sense the extreme cold early in the morning. Sound devices help appeal to the senses, like imagery.
The verse starts with the child waking and hearing “the cold splintering, breaking” (line 6). The word choice Hayden used in this line helps a reader not only hear the splintering and breaking of icicles along with strong wind blowing against the house, but it also reinforces the type of climate the events of the poem are taking place in. The end of the next line the farther calls, making the reader remember their own childhood when their parent would nag them to get out of bed. At the beginning of the third section, the reader’s human sense of hearing is still in use. The reader gets an idea of the relationship between the two family members at the start of the third verse, when the son is speaking indifferently to the father, one cannot quite hear the words, however, can sense the confrontation between the two.
“The Ice Storm” is about two (the Hoods and the Carvers) ordinary upper-middle class fami-lies in the 1970’s specified 1973. The Hoods are Ben, Elena, Paul and Wendy and the Carvers are Jim, Janey, Mikey, and Sandy. The two families act as a safe, typical family, only their lives fall apart and end up in pandemonium. “The Ice Strom” deals with themes as the parents and the children are occupied with such as adultery, alcoholism, drugs (pot), and sexual experi-mentation between children. It takes place in New Canaan, Connecticut when it is thanksgiving.
Then Lena said, “I ain’t meddling. I just noticed all last week he had cold cereal, and when it starts getting this chilling in the fall a child ought to have some hot grits or something when he goes out in the cold-”. Ruth got very annoyed. (40) Lena learned through the book that she can not always control everything and she has to let others try and learn about making decisions. The lessons she has learned helps her to become a better
During the time of the Great Depression, she wrote the poem “A Miracle for Breakfast.” “A Miracle for Breakfast” takes place in a big area close to a river, with a beautiful villa that has a balcony. It was probably just the beginning of spring, as it was said to be a cold day, yet no mention of frost, snow or ice was made. The persona’s narration begins in the morning, a little before sunrise at six o’clock. This is evident when he or she describes the area as “still dark” and personifies the sun as he or she says it is still “steadying itself on a long ripple
the setting was on a bright frozen day in the early morning. On one example the author described the setting through pieces of clues which it turns out to be on a day of giving out to others “Christmas”. “I going to the store and buy my child a little windmill they sell, made out of paper. He going to find it hard to believe there such a thing in the world”. The author use of symbol also contributes to the theme.
In Hemingway's "Hills Like White Elephants," tension is created in the story through the juxtaposition of the conversation and the schedule of the oncoming train.Hemingway uses many examples of theme and setting to display the conversation through two characters. The setting and the environment around them is symbolic for Jig to make a decision. The American and Jig mainly discuss the thought to either have an abortion or to not have an abortion. One form of symbolism is when Jig says, "They look like white elephants" (1). White emphasizes that something is pure.
Foster’s How to Read Literature Like A Professor, he prefaces the chapter by stating that weather in literature is “ is more than just rain or snow.” He stated that “snow is severe, inhospitable, and suffocating (Foster 59),” which is why, in Anne Carson’s poem, the narrator wonders why there is a lack of snow outside after they escape their date (12). It is both ironic that the narrator expected snow since “it is early summer (2),” and that there was no snow after such a rotten outing because, in the case of literature and symbolism, there should have been. There should have been snow to represent the inhospitality of the “unbearably noisy restaurant (6)” and the suffocating conversation. Literature wise there should have been something to represent the anguish of not wanting the date to go well and their wishes not being granted, yet, ironically, all they receive is loneliness within