In a poem it is very good to use different types of figurative language in the poem. These ideas are clearly seen in the poem”Identity” by Julio Noboa Polanco, talks about how it is good to be unique ,and yourself. Even if people dislike you or treat you with disrespect. In “Identity”Polanco uses the literary devices of simile, alliteration, and repetition. The poem that Polanco wote is about being unique and yourself is a good thing. One of the literary devices that Polanco uses is alliteration. For example in polanco’s poem is in line number eight, “Surface of stone”. This means doing the impossible for a change of freedom. Being yourself requires strength. Another example is, in line number four in Polanco’s poem “Clinging on cliffs”. In other protected, but words, he would rather be free. Being yourself means being free like a eagle. In conclusion, one of …show more content…
One of the examples is in lines four and twenty-two saying, “I’d rather” uses repetition. This quote shows how he strongly feels about not doing/saying things because others want you to. A second piece of evidence is in line numbers thirteen, fourteen, four, and twenty-two telling “I’d rather be a tall ugly weed”. The quote means yourself. Julio rather be himself even though others do not like them. Being yourself is the most important thing. All in all, repetition is the main transition used in Polanco’s poem. These quotes show, how if you do or say something just because someone told you to do, does not make you feel free. Being yourself is better even though people don’t like you. In the end, the poem “Identity” by Julio Noboa Polanco talks about how it’s good to be unique, to be yourself. Julio Noboa Polanco uses the literary devices of alliteration, simile, and repetition. I think the message of the poem reflects certain things that happen in life. Like people can be someone but not
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The author encourages us to enjoy every moment of our lives, no matter how seemingly insignificant it may be. Lastly, the use of repetition is to really engrave a saying or phrase that will come back to the reader's head throughout the poem. "You are still alive/ You are still alive"(40/42). Francisco urges the readers not to take their lives for granted and reminds us that there are people who are in much worse
Everyone expresses themselves. People express themselves through, clothing, hairstyles, art, music, units of study, and even home decor. It is a part of one’s identity. In the book Anthem, by Ayn Rand, you can not have your own identity. The main character; Equality 7-2521 pushes the boundaries of his radically collectivist society through discovery, solidarity, love, and revolt.
“My Favorite Chaperone” by Jean Davies Okimoto and The Latehomecomer, by Kao Kalia Yang both incorporate use of figurative language. Figurative language helps to create a visual image in the reader’s mind. Authors also incorporate figurative language in order to enhance and explain a variety of literary elements throughout a piece of literature. Firstly, “My Favorite Chaperone” by Okimoto, incorporates a variety of figurative language throughout the story.
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Identity is shown within lines 11-15 where author, Frank E. Perez talks about the student’s place to work, The Harlem Y. Perez claims where a student does their writing process: this place could dictate the effect a student’s writing. Perez states, “The poem may be used as the basis for discussing how being in a familiar, comfortable, and specific place facilitates the writing process” (345). “Theme for English B” and my college courses are similar due to the fact that I am constantly trying to figure out my future and who I want to be. Everyone in the class has something in common with each other, whether it is the class their in. Though the speaker feels different compared to his classmates, both races are identified as “American,” regardless of color and could actually learn from each other
Theodore Roethke and Rita Dove used simile and alliteration, from the quote that I used. In “My Papa’s waltz,” the author used “like” to compare how hard it was for the child (and the dad was drunk) and alliteration of /s/ (still and shirt). In “Grape Sherbet,” the author used alliteration of /t/ (trying and taste) and alliteration of /s/, “swirled snow.” I think that the poem “My Papa’s waltz” has more literary devices than “Grape Sherbet,” but I also think that “Grape sherbet” have more complex theme than “My Papa’s
In T.S. Eliot’s work “The LoveSong of J. Alfred Prufrock”, he uses diction to give an underlying meaning and tone to his poem in order to express the downfall of a man. The author uses his diction to give this poem Its tone as if he regrets what he did in life. He also shows great tone changes in this work, giving this poem a dramatic, almost tragic outlook. Many of his word choices also give his work an underlying meaning and adds to his theme and messages. A large part of his poem is also using metaphors to add to this underlying meaning and give more force to this tone he is trying to create.
This poem, Identity of I, directly relates to the character Gogol in The Namesake. Gogol wants to learn his own identity and pave his own way. The first paragraph can be related to Gogol because he does not want to promise his parents anything. He doesn’t go into the same career path as his father and he does his passion in secrecy. Then, he thinks of the American culture as something he wants to be apart of and he thinks of the American people as people he wants to be with and learn from.
Living in a society today makes it hard for many teens and kids our age. We all struggle and stress about this one thing, standing out. This is such a huge thing now because they’re are so much people out there who are doing everything to stand out, We all struggle with this one problem but yet no one really cares talks about it. In this essay I will be talking about the poet Julio Noboa Polanco with his poem “identity”, how different he is to other poets, and lastly how he used his poetic elements with his poem. Though, Julio only made one poem, but with that one poem, it shows so many about his writing and literature skills.
Identity is one thing that no one can experience, which comes to the conclusion that no individual has an identity. The community lacks individuality which there is no social stability without individual stability in the Brave New World. Community, being one of the 3 ideals in the Brave New World is shown through their placement within their social groups, Ford’s day celebrations, community sings and solidarity services. Although great lengths are taken to create a community in this dystopian society there still lacks the actual sense of a community, their emotions are limited, they are taught to fear as others and have the same likes and dislikes. In this society, their social groups In the novel, an individual's identity is known as a fundamental of society.
Everyone has certain childhood memories and objects that shape them and their identity. For Marilyn Nelson Waniek, one of these was a quilt. The speaker in this poem uses the literary techniques of diction and symbolism to show how childhood objects and circumstances, like the quilt, can shape and show our identity. The speaker also uses hyperboles to emphasize how important a sense of identity is to people and how that identity shapes our lives.
José Martí was a brilliant 19th century writer, poet, political and revolutionary leader, and Cuban intellectual; however, above all else, José Martí was a proud Cuban citizen. Though born to two Spanish parents, Martí never waivered in his identity as a son of Cuba, and he would spend—and eventually give—his life fighting for the cause of Cuban independence. Martí loved his native country, and desired freedom and pride for all Cubans. Never was this more apparent, than in his poem, “Versos Sencillos” (Excerpts from Simple Verses). The resistance from oppression infused with Cuban patriotism prevalent in this piece, is central to Marti’s message and to the Cuban Revolution as a whole.
Carol Ann Duffy in her poem Originally explores the themes of growing up, loneliness and isolation through her use of mood, imagery and contrast. To pin down to a central theme, loss of identity can be observed. As the title suggests, the poet tries to discover her originality or identity by exploring the factors which affect it. Identity can not only be shaped and defined by the environment but also can be affected by the dialect and culture.
Paul- Michel Foucault was a French philosopher also known as a historian of systems of thoughts whose influence extended across a broad array of disciplines especially in the humanities and social sciences and a social critic. He created his own title when he was promoted to professorship at one of the most prestigious colleges in France “College de France” in 1970. He is perhaps best known for his ruminations on power, self identity, epistemology, and the evolution of systems of thought and meaning. He is often described as post-structuralist or post modernist, however Foucault himself rejected such titles, preferring to analyse their significance rather than identifying with them.