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.
Have you ever felt like you didn’t belong or like you always went unnoticed others? In Julio Noboa Polanco”s Identity, he portrays a new look on being the unwanted or unnoticed by your peers. He sets out his feelings by using an extensive list of figurative language. Polanco is trying to explain how he would rather go unnoticed or be a nobody and live a wonderful life full of adventure, than someone that is noticed by everyone but is unhappy with their life. This poem consists of Imagery that explains the constant theme of the poem.
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.”
Luis de Góngora is a 17th century baroque poet. He does not write poetry for the masses he only writes for the educated hierarchy. He ensures this by employing techniques such as culteranismo and conceptismo which are both evident in "Soneto CLXVI". The main themes evident in "Soneto CLXVI" are time and beauty and how beauty doesn 't last through time. Góngora often writes poetry which focuses on the "tempus fugit" or the "carpe diem" element of life and this poem is no different.
A scrutinization of “Identity” by Julio Noboa, reveals the powerful subject of freedom, and the dichotomy between the rugged individual vs. society. Based on the title, I’d anticipated that the content revolved around what defines a particular person’s identity. This free verse poem consisting of five stanzas is an extended metaphor, which speaks of two types of people in society: “flowers” and “weeds”. Rather than being a flower trapped in a pot, “Let them be as flowers/but harnessed to a pot of dirt”(Noboa 177), the speaker prefers to be a weed, living an unfettered existence of freedom and wildness. Incorporation of bold imagery successfully invokes the reader’s imagination, “Wind wavering above jagged rocks/to be swayed by breezes” (Noboa
In times of struggle, the Bubonic Plague showed compassion in those who were comforted by the empathy of others. Giovanni Boccaccio and Petrarch, the leading humanists during the Renaissance, wrote, “...in Italian, not Latin, which elevated the literary status of the vernacular, or common, language” (Wilhelm and Fisher 926). Through writing The Decameron, business opportunities, and his fascination for meeting new people, Giovanni Boccaccio’s writings were greatly influenced by his life experiences. The Decameron, Giovanni Boccaccio’s greatest work, was written due to the many encounters he had during his lifetime. This well known book, centered around Bubonic Plague, is “a story of seven men and three women who escape the disease by fleeing to a villa outside the city” (“The Black Death” 1348).
Joseph Lorusso: Joseph Lorusso is an international contextual artist who uses oil paint as a main medium to create beautiful artworks with blissful subject matter. His works often portray women in relaxed states, as well as many couples, with some in relaxed states and others kissing each other or staring into one another’s eyes. He paints figures and landscapes using the style of great Italian and French masters while many in today’s context have moved onto more modern styles. Lorusso’s work is beautiful and calming, despite his strong use of warm colours, and often has no hidden meaning which allows the viewer to appreciate his technique and formal aspects more. His works are both visually appealing and he makes use of an old style which makes the subject matter appear somewhat realistic.
Introduction Lesbia is the subject of Catullus’s most passionate and seemingly sincere poems. The relationship between Catullus and Lesbia is tumultuous to say the least. His poems about Lesbia and their relationship display a wide range of emotions which change from a relationship of tenderness and love, to one of uncertainty, to one of sorrow and disappointment. They rapidly fall in and out of love with another. Their affections for one another are fickle and constantly changing.
The poem is narrated by a man behind the woman, who talks of how disgusting the louse is and how it should not be anywhere near a woman as fine as the one in front of him. Burns describes the woman as being in the finest dress for church with her Lunardi bonnet, “gauze and lace” (“To a Louse” l 4). Meanwhile the man observing the louse makes numerous statements about how awful and dirty the louse is: “Ye ugly, creepin, blastit wonner,/ Detested, shunn’d by saunt an’ sinner,/ How daur ye set your fit upon her” (“To a Louse” 7). The man berates the louse for being a filthy, low-life bug; basically calling out a lousy louse. After the man gives the louse his 2 cents he begins to tell the louse where he should be: “Swith!
The essence and meaning of identity is clearly communicated by Langston Hughes, Lucille Clifton, and Noboa Polanco in “Theme for English B”, “Won’t you celebrate with me” and “Identity” through the following literary devices: imagery, allusion, anaphora, rhetorical question, diction, metaphor and simile. Through the use of imagery, allusion, and repetition in “Theme for English B”, Langston Hughes presents race as incapable of defining an individual. One’s race does not accommodate for their identity, and should not be reason to segregate. The following poem discusses the dilemma of a colored student, who shares his understanding of identity throughout the poem. Failure to truly comprehend the “simple” assignment of writing a “page (come) out of you” (4) results in the persona’s internal struggle to translate his identity into words.