Kate Chopin’s novel, The Awakening opens with a scene of two birds, emphasizing that the motif of birds later within the novel will play an important part with setting the constant metaphor they bring. Throughout the whole novel the motif of birds is a metaphor for the Victorian women during that period -- caged birds serve as reminders of Edna’s entrapment and the entrapment of Victorian women in general. Edna makes many attempts to escape her cage (husband, children, and society), but her efforts only take her into other cages, such as the pigeon house. Edna views this new home as a sign of her independence, but the pigeon house represents her inability to remove herself from her former life, due to the move being just “two steps away” (122).
Anna Swir also uses metaphors in her poem “Flirtatious” to unmask the tones and moods. Swir writes, “Do not come anymore. / I am an animal / very rarely.” This is the last stanza in the poem, which is after her realization. When the reader reads this they can see that there is still some melancholy in her voice, but she is trying to be delighted of the new opportunities that are around the corner. This allows the reader to know that you can still be mad and disappointed about the recent events, while still being encouraged to continue with life.
The first simplest lines of “In my craft or sullen art” begin with the introduction of the phrase “craft or sullen art”, where the conjunction “or” implies the identity of “craft” and “art”, indicating a distinction between them, but implying a connection. By describing his art as “sullen”, the words that come to mind are: lonely, solitary, insociable, and unique, which imply that the poet’s work is lonely and austere as he describes, and since this is a poem and the audience is unsociable, in their eyes this poem may seem crabbed. Despite the audience’s indifference, the
Throughout his “Divine Comedy,” Dante Alighieri encounters with two women, who are antithetical to one another in terms of their roles in the context of love. These two women; Francesca di Rimini and Beatrice, have similar emotional experiences since both have relationships outside marriage; yet, they have different roles when Dante explores the notion of love. The reader meets the first woman, Francesca, in Inferno, while meets the second, Beatrice, in Paradiso. In other words, one of them is being punished, whereas the other woman holds divine position. Thus, the female characters within the poem represents two distinct roles of women: either as a pure and holy being, or as a sinful entity.
Lorde describes that "concrete needs your love" in several occasions in this poem. Love is constantly brought up to emphasize that if you fear you cannot love the concrete. Lorde believe's "you cannot make love to a concrete" when you have no fear. Through the examples of repetition, the reader is able to understand Lorde's view that love is complicated. But she wants it to seem
“Dream Deferred” by Langston Hughes and “Hope” is the thing with feathers by Emily Dickinson both have similarities and differences. These poems are very appealing because of the message behind them. The differences and similarities that will be comparing the poems by will be the message, the poetry elements, and the tone of the poems. We can all agree that Langston Hughes and Emily Dickinson didn’t live the same lifestyle but they must have some differences and similarities that will be shown in these poems. The message is probably one of the most important features of a poem if the author is trying to explain something.
This opening did not match the idea of a poem about hate; instead it is a poem about love. The author uses a list of her ordinary life events and moments to express that hatred feels are more about love during mundane events. The ironic tone of Julie Sheehan’s “Hate Poem” reveals that love and hate are closely related. The theme of this poem is, “The relationship between hate and love.” Through out the poem, readers may wonder what is the object or who is the person that author hates so much. People can easily recognize the hatred one as a person more than an object, because an object cannot speak or drive in the reality.
This quote gives us detail and description of the birds world, it’s utter beauty. Sylvia even feels she could almost be a bird and go flying with them. This shows how much respect and jealousy of the birds. Later in the tree scene Sylvia finds the White Heron and describes its beauty as having a “ slender neck, and Crested head”. From her having a revelation of birds beauty and elegance she keeps the location of the White Heron secret.
Both Emily Dickinson and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow utilize expressive imagery to captivate their respective audiences and invoke certain mental images for the reader. Dickinson’s poem “Hope is the thing with feathers” and Longfellow’s piece “The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls” are prime examples of imagery used to strengthen the impact of an author’s writing. Descriptive words that portray events and the setting in a more vivid manner benefit the author in allowing for a more complete understanding of the piece. In Dickinson’s poem “Hope is the thing with feathers”, she states “Hope is the thing with feathers // That perches in the soul, // And sings the tune without the words”. This imagery pastes the vivid picture of a bird being the inner light and being of a silhouetted figure; the words ‘perches in the soul” and “sings the tune without words” provide the foundation for this image.
The language of the poem, “this is the song everyone would like to learn,” suggest the mysteriousness of the Sirens, and of women, and the control they have of situations and the knowledge on how to create desire. The passage progresses, the tone is one of disdain, in line 10 the Atwood switches to reveal her desire to be free of her “bird suit,” of the Homer has painted in his poem, the role of temptress on the island. She is tired of squatting “looking picturesque and mythical.” The voice of the modern woman is hoping for release from the stereotypes of just appearance and beauty. And in line 19 the Siren addresses the reader, baiting him in with a promise of sharing her secret “only to you.” The poet pleads to the reader for help, for only he can free her from the constraint of her role as a