There are major milestones that all people endure, such as the birth of a child, starting a career, or the death of a loved one. All of these milestones, no matter how insignificant they may seem to some, undoubtedly have a profound effect on the recipient. Truthfully, no one can successfully progress through life without enduring hardships or unfortunate circumstances. The success of the people who undergo serious life changes is dependent upon how well they choose to handle their happenings.
The Silent Killer Explication: “Alzheimer’s” by Kelly Cherry was published in 1997 during a time of personal struggle for Cherry and her dad. This short, free verse poem consists of twenty nine perplexing lines. The poet’s nontraditional placement of line breaks cause some ideas to fall off in mid-sentence, while others never complete the thought. This creates enjambments which mimic the disease’s confusing nature.
Taking Matters into Their Own Hands The tables and tides are turning more and more each day, allowing the writings of people from all classes of life and gender to be studied. The poetry of Isabella Whitney, an educated servant and writer from the second half of the sixteenth century, remained long in obscurity, but like Elizabeth I, whose poetry is often neglected in favor of studying her reign and rhetoric, light is being shed on their creative works. The two female writers, although separated by class, display the fears and frustrations of women who are down on their luck as Fortune imprisons their hearts and bodies and leaves them powerless to change their situations.
EGL120: The ‘English’ Tradition: An Introduction to Literary Studies Task 1: Essay Scaffold Name: Samuel Hair Student ID: 1081985 Tutor’s Name: Nicole Prowse Word Count: Introduction: • Introduce the topic, the poem, and the hypothesis. (Ensure the topic sentence creates an impact, and interests the reader). • Give a clear summary of the hypothesis; the male authority over the female figure (feminism) • Briefly introduce the initial intentions of the poem – go into more depth in body. • Describe which
In the poem, “The Ancient Gesture” by Edna St. Vincent Millay use poetic devices to help the reader understand the message that Millay is trying to relay to the readers. In this poem it describes the speaker relating her agonized waiting for her loved one who is away at war to Penelope from The Odyssey by Homer, who also is home waiting for Odysseus to return from Troy. Throughout the piece Millay uses poetic devices such as, repetition and tone to help convey the message that while the women wait for their loved one with agony and while the men are away they are not focused on the women who wait patiently for their loved ones to return.
Human beings are kind and caring in nature. They exude a sense of compassion towards each other. This is called empathy. Humans care for one another and are mostly understanding of each other. However, this not always the case.
Maintaining a healthy relationship can present some reservations because of the way characters interact with each other and also as a result of bad nurturing. For example, in “Those Winder Sundays and “The Possessive” both authors face discomfort as a result of each protagonist in the poem relying on someone else to make them happy. A level of maturity is the key to understanding one’s self- identity and one’s own independence. In Robert Hayden’s poem “Those Winter Sundays”
In the poem of “Touchscreen,” by Marshall Davis Jones, he is explaining how our feelings towards technology are crucial and where we do not want to live in a world without internet or media. He describes how he lives in a society where everyone has limited interaction with each other and that he witnesses doing it also. He explains his frustration how we spend so much time establishing profiles so other people can recognize you. In the beginning of the poem, it introduces you to his world where it is all digital and in the end, it shows you that the speaker is angry about technology and how he wishes that they would design it more advanced enough to make them all humans again.
In the poem “A Story” by Li- Young Lee, the audience is introduced to the intricate relationship between the father and the son. There is an obvious internal conflict ongoing within the father’s thoughts; the father desperately wants to tell his son a story but cannot come up with one. The author highlights the altering views held by the father and the son through the use of shifting points of view and the intended structure. These two devices adeptly establish the poem’s profundity and intensity of emotions; moreover, it brings light to a common battle that evolving filial relations face against time; as innocence eventuates into maturity, parents inevitably feel helpless and nostalgic.
Experiences which allow an individual to discover can uncover what is concealed and for perceptions to be challenged and changed. This concept is explored in William Shakespeare’s play The Tempest and Thomas Buchanan Read’s poem Church’s “Heart of the Andes” in different ways. The courtiers from The Tempest are forcibly displaced into Prospero’s magical island which reflects the context of Age of Exploration. Church’s “Heart of the Andes” similarly portray the same idea of western explorers discovering the New World. The new ideas and changed values that result from the discovery can be seen in Shakespeare’s play as Prospero changes his character and attitude as he learns about forgiveness and mercy.