In “The Debt” each line rhymes with the next line making every two lines a couplet. In Dunbar’s poem “Sympathy” there is end rhyme present but no real rhyme scheme. Those are some of the rhythmic elements Dunbar uses in his writing. Dunbar writes his poems on very serious matters, such as life and dreams and identity. In his poem “We Wear the Mask” Dunbar writes about people wearing masks but the true meaning of the poem is how people will try to hide their identity to look like a better more perfect person.
The poem is not good to read only because of its subject, however. The use of repetition and symbolism in “Blink Your Eyes” adds more depth to the poem, and highlights the societal issues that the author and others of his race have felt. Use of repetition in poetry directs the reader 's attention to that word or phrase, as Sundiata does in “Blink Your Eyes.” Along with how the stanzas are formed, the repetition used sets a pace to the poem. In the first stanza, Sundiata writes “thru a red light red light red light” (Sundiata 503). The use of repetition here is smart, because the “red light” that is spoken of has two meanings and is crucial to the overall theme of the poem.
Edgar Allan Poe is an influential writer who is well known mainly for his dark and mysterious obscure short stories and poems. Throughout this essay I will analysing how poe uses a series of literary terms such as diction and anaphora in order to convey a bleak, eerie mood and tone. Poe uses these terms in order to contribute to his writing in a positive way, creating vivid images and a cheerless mood. In Poe’s poem, “The Raven”, he uses words such as lonely, stillness, ominous and fiery to add to the building up apprehension within the poem. In addition, he also uses repetition to create fluent yet unruffled, tragic feel for the reader.
The poem uses implicit repetition more so than explicit repetition. Repetition is very effective when trying to convey a message, if a professor repeats a concept, it is most likely important to note; alike, Marvell does the same thing. There are few examples of explicit repetition expect for the word "man" and the pronoun "he". The word "man" is repeated twice throughout the poem but implied enough by male pronouns. The word man in the context of this poem, implies mankind in its entirety.
The writer can use this false illusion to catch the reader 's attention by contrasting reality with a different perspective or different illusion. Thesis statement: Edgar Allan Poe is a great writer because he uses the power of perception to portray the Raven in two opposite ways. Edgar Allan Poe starts using the power of perspective in the poem “The Raven” by simply portraying the raven as a normal and a terrifying bird. The Narrator describes it as “this ebony bird”( Poe line 43) with “thy crest be shorn and shaven( Poe line 45).” By describing the bird with this simple description of being black without any feathers on its head, the audience can easily picture a common bird.However, the perception changes
In the Ray Bradbury's short story, the world has been heavily influenced by nature, the point he is trying to get across with the destruction of everything, is that nature will greatly outlast, even the last building left standing. While Sarah Teasdale's version has a much more lively take on the nature scene; creating scenarios in her poem with singing frogs. Sarah;s version also has some themes in hers as well. The quote “Not one would mind, neither bird nor tree, if mankind perished utterly.” This suggest that Sarah Teasdale's incorporates darker scenes in her poem like Ray bradbury. This quote shows the self absorption, and selfishness of mankind.
Keomany Luangsongkham Professor Brownell ENGWR 50 22 January 2018 Summary of Anne Lamott’s “Shitty First Drafts” In “Shitty First Drafts” Anne Lamott talks about how a writer's life is not as wonderful as it seems when they write their stories. The first draft you write will always be bad ideas because it is being put together without caring if it makes sense or not. Writing is not as easy as it seems even for good writers who have written books before or have been writing for a long time because it takes time to form a story or even write a sentence as well as perfect it. Even a motivated writer who motivates themselves to write will not help. Writers who have written for a long time and who are good at writing and the spoken language
In Julio Noboa Polcano’s poem “Identity” the speaker has very strong opinions about how he prefers to live his life. He classifies and compares two groups of people: those who are “flowers” and those who are “ugly weeds”. He would rather be a weed, but experience the freedom that comes with it, than being a flower “harnessed to a pot of dirt.”
In modern-day life people often have their ups and downs of having power and losing it all. This is a key element in life, which is why many art forms choose to use it as their basis of writing. Literature often shows power and powerlessness through heroes and villains. However, author James Baldwin brings the battle of having and losing power through ordinary people’s life experiences. In the short story, Sonny’s Blues, written by James Baldwin examines the idea of how the desire to have power or control leads to having no power at all through the plot, characters, and setting.
I write for myself first. An artist always performs for herself first. For me, in order to write, it cannot be on the side. Writing is a responsibility; therefore, it is life itself. My biggest frustration with people today is that they live unconsciously with little or no attention span.
Although both stories in the assignment had different backgrounds, both Junius and Ian were affected by their peers quite a lot, for trying to make their surroundings happy. In the stories, Junius was faced under a lot of pressure when his townspeople expected him to deliver a good poem, which he was then uncapable of doing. Then, in story two, Ian also faced immense pressure when his peers had to enjoy whichever folk festival act became winner of the show, but he wanted to choose the correct option without upsetting or dissapointing anyone. To prove how Junius in source one, “Two Stanzas,” was affected by the crowd, paragraph two quickly reveals evidence. In this paragraph the author stated, “Put on their worst clothes, to sprinkle ashes
The Overcoming of Baca & Cook Everyone in this world have different ways of knowing how to read. All readers all somehow start off by knowing nothing, and experiencing many different ways in learning to read. Jimmy Santiago Baca didn’t know how to read, but still managed to become a famous American poet in Apache and Chicano background and was incarcerated for drug possession. Gareth Cook also became a famous even though he struggled with dyslexia he still managed to become a writer for The New Yorker. Many people will not learn how to read if they struggle with disabilities but because Cook was always embarrassed of how he read when picked in class by his teachers.
I feel like everyone has had to wear a mask at some point in their life. People are always so afraid of other people’s opinion and what they’ll think. It is evident in the poem, that at that time blacks were still afraid of what other people would do if they really said how they felt. They would put on this act that made them seem happy to be free, but behind that they would still be upset about all the rights they still didn’t possess, line one “We wear the mask that grins and lies”. African-Americans realized how hard it would be for them to gain all that everyone else had, stated in line thirteen “Beneath our feet, and long the mile”, and were scared of that, too.
Consequently, I could not voice my personal opinions nor could I speak up for myself. It felt like living in a “faultless” society where you have to be a certain ethnicity, gender orientation, or a size two to fit in with the rest of the crowd. But when sixth grade came around, I could not tolerate all the anguish, so from there on out, I started writing song lyrics/poetry as a form of expression. In my perspective of songwriting, I love to write about relatable personal life
My history as a writer has been a bit of a struggle of slow development. From a young age I had a hard time with spelling and this is still a trouble area for me, even with the help of autocorrect. As I grew in age and as a writer my problematic area became not including enough nitty gritty details. My bad experiences that I recall would always involve the start of writing because I struggle with beginning paragraphs. Also, I tend to use the ending paragraph to just repeat myself, so overall my first and last paragraphs are usually shit.