Did you know that your heart beats 73 times per minute, 4,320 per hour, 103,680 per day, 37,869,120 per year and approximately 3,500,000,000 per lifetime? It’s a lot, but do you think the heart Is just a shapeless muscle that doesn’t make any sound and only pumps blood in and out to all our body (except the corneas)? In this free verse poem Rita Dove talks about the heart literally, usually when people write about the heart they talk about the feelings they have in it, love, but for Rita it’s just one more muscle. In “Heart by Heart”, Rita Dove uses diction, hyperbole and metaphor to show that the heart is just a shapeless muscle that at the end feels love and if someone wants your heart then they´ll have to accept who you are.
Brian Doyle in his text Joyas Voladoras he uses vivid and clear imagery, repetition, comparison, syntax and effortless diction to show his purpose which is it does not matter the size of a heart but its ability to live life to its fullest and hopeful that each day will be good.
Director, writer, and producer, Gabriella Cowperthwaite, in her documentary, Blackfish, describes the shameless hunting and treatment of killer whales. Cowperthwaite’s purpose is to persuade us into opening our eyes to the reality of what we are doing to killer whales by confining them in captivity. She invents an emotionally wrenching tone in order to transmit to the adult viewers that living in captivity may not be acceptable life for the whales. The film effectively showed that the whales should not be kept in captivity by giving the audience examples of their signs of aggression and displays of emotion.
In “She’s Come Undone”, Dolores Price is a woman who tells her story from the age of four to the age of forty years old. She goes through many obstacles in which first include her mother’s miscarriage that left her mother wounded mentally, she would walk around like a zombie and disregard her daughter, Dolores. Since, the miscarriage her mother and father drifted apart and eventually got divorced leaving Dolores devastated and left not understanding why all this is happening. Her family then separated and she goes to live with her grandmother and mother where they soon buy a TV which starts it all. Wally Lamb the author of She’s Come Undone was born in Norwich, CT which influences the setting of the book. Wally Lamb also had a close friend
In the short story, “The Rip”, author Robert Drewe uses the idea of Sophie holding a jellyfish “at arms length” to display how she is becoming wary of her father, John, and is keeping him distanced from herself. he reassures her, as if he was trying to reassure himself that their relationship will not become an “anecdote”, but a reality.
In Brian Doyle’s article, “Joyas Voladoras”, Doyle feels comfortable enough to speak for the audience, implying that we have all grown up thinking the same, which helps convey his thesis of the inevitable outcome of the heart. He states that individuals, as children, often tend to believe that there will be another person that will help nourish and sustain them as they grow older, but continues to say that as we grow older, we come to an understanding that this way of thinking is nothing but a delusion. Doyle says that, in a sense, that no matter the abundance of people there are in one’s life, one will know that they will leave this world alone with numerous experiences. In the last paragraph of the article, it begins by saying that humans
Edgar Allan Poe effectively utilizes different elements in the short story “The Tell-Tale Heart” to convey his message. Poe believes that literary pieces should be short enough to finish in one sitting yet still be able to tell just as much to give more impact to the readers (Cummings, 2010). As does his other writings, “The Tell-Tale Heart” portrays several characteristics people have, revealing much about certain extremities in human nature and society in general.
Animals once worshipped like gods are now abused and used for entertainment. The circus and SeaWorld, two places common for entertaining children, display their animals in grand shows, but that’s only the tip of the iceberg of the truth. Hidden, are the cruel practices, immoral punishments, and unhealthy psychological effects that most of the animals experience. There is a reason why animal rights activists protested. There is a reason why Sea World is ending its world famous Orca whale shows. There is a reason the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is shutting down, after touring the United States for 146 years.
There are three types of sources that an individual may encounter while researching which includes primary sources, secondary sources, and tertiary sources. However, primary sources are used for many different fields of study. Primary sources are original pieces of written information that are not altered through interpretation and are from the time that certain events have occurred. As a result, primary sources can have numerous benefits and drawbacks for a researcher. For example, poem fragments by Lowell mill women serves as a primary source revealing the life of mill women who came to the United States during the Industrial Revolution to work in textile corporations in Lowell, Massachusetts.
Edgar Allan Poe’s frightening gothic style poetry and short novels about fear, love, death and horror are prominent to Gothic Literature and explore madness through a nerve-recking angle. The incredible, malformed author, poet, editor and novelist is recognized for his famous classical pieces such as “The Raven”, “Berenice” and “The Tell-Tale Heart”, pieces of work that mystically yet magnificently awakens readers with a gloomy spirit. Awakening the subject of madness through written work was viewed as insane during Poe’s times. Yet Poe published some of the worlds most magnificently frightening pieces of literature throughout history. In the following essay I will examine and cautiously analyze Edgar Allan Poe’s most prominent works of madness, as well as his personal life to a certain extent. “The Tell Tale Heart” and “The Raven” will be examined as they reveal his inner dementedness. Exclusive, powerful insight will be shared from the Edgar Allan Poe Museum
The human heart is something labyrinthine and will be always studied of. It is very arduous to be able to correctly judge someone’s thoughts. In the story of ‘The Lady or The Tiger’, the readers are left with a question; “Which came out of the opened door - the lady, or the tiger?”. It may seem simple and straightforward at first, but the more one thinks about it, the more sophisticated it becomes.
The short story “What We Talk about When We Talk about Love” by Raymond Carver is about four friends- Laura, Mel, Nick, and Terri, gathering on a table and having a conversation. As they start to drink, the subject abruptly comes to “love.” Then, the main topic of their conversation becomes to find the definition of love, in other word to define what exactly love means. However, at the end, they cannot find out the definition of love even though they talk on the subject for a day long. Raymond Carver in “What We Talk about When We Talk about Love” illustrates the difficulty of defining love by using symbols such as heart, gin, and the sunlight.
There are many whales in the sea, but this particular whale called Moby Dick is the desirable catch for the whalers and captain due to its legendary proportions. In the novel, Moby Dick, it offers an allegorical story of humanity’s dangerous search for meaning. The monstrous, white whale represents that “meaning” humans have been hunting for their entire lives, but at the end one will discover that one can do so much but still end up not finding their answer. The entire plot to Moby Dick is directed towards the final confrontation between Ahab, his crewman and the White whale. At the end, the whale wins the fight and the rest of the crew on ship all die, demonstrating the fact that the whale cannot be defeated, hence signaling how the laws
The Buddhist says “All life is sorrowful”. It would not be life if there were not temporality involved, which is sorrow, loss. You got to say yes to life and see it as magnificent this way, for this is surely the way God intended it. Participate in the game. It is a wonderful opera – except that it hurts.