At a time when "Let There Be Dark" was in vogue, Paul Bogard tries to get the audience to see how light can pollute the world. He uses diction as well as syntax to get his purpose by tying to persuade the audience to make changes or alternatives with their usage of lighting.
Poems are pieces of writing in which writers express their senses of feelings, and ideas for particular events. Every word, line, and paragraph has its meanings. Poems come in different shapes, sizes, tones, and stories. Some comes in sad moments. Some comes in happy moments. Some comes in anger moments. Some comes in tragic moments. Almost every poem hides the richness value of author’s thoughts. One read poems to understand the world of which people dreams of. One read poems to explore the mysterious secrets. One read poems to entertain himself. One of the sadness poetry is “Not Bad, Dad, Not Bad” by Jan Heller Levi. In this poem, Jan Heller Levi tries to re-establish the meaning of poetry as a medium that provides some kinds of daughter
People will do amazing things to ensure survival and they’re not going to be thinking about anybody but themselves. Thinking about others every now and then is okay but doing it too much is going to hold you back. In the book Night by Elie Wiesel and Sold by Patricia McCormick, they are fighting for survival. By examining the novels Night and Sold we can see that both of the main characters are more focused on the survival then family which is important because their family isn’t wasn’t what was going to set them free.
The short essay “Night Walker” by Brent Staples is a story of alienation, and how he experiences it, feels about it, and deals with it. He is just beginning his first graduate year of college, walking down the street when he experiences a strong feeling of alienation. He gets strange looks from people and is avoided, like a leper. Elie Wiesel in Night also feels alienation from the people around him, being forced into a prison by the Nazis and barely surviving, going through beatings, starvation, illness, and other horrible trials. Both Wiesel and Staples feel alienation because of their culture and their community, which causes their public lifestyle to be less than normal.
The Night, written by Ellie Wiesel, discusses his experiences that took place during the Holocaust when he was a young Jewish boy, who lived in Transylvania, until 1944, when the Nazis captured Hungary. Eliezer saw, with his own eyes, the evil and horrendous works of the Nazis to only find out that his father had died. Eliezer started to doubt in his faith, until the day that the Americans freed the Jews. Ellie Wiesel made the reader understand how serious this was by setting a very somber mood, one of the main themes was faith, for when he began to doubt in his religion and God, he was rescued by the Americans from Buchenwald, which was the main setting of the
In Laurie Ann Guerrero’s “Ode To My Boots” it is clear that the poet is addressing how she relates to her boots. The poet details how her boots give her a sense of courage, power, strength, and the ability to be acknowledged. Throughout the poem, the author praises the boots that she wears because it makes her feel empowered. Almost to the point as if she is having a conversation with them. Hence, this unique quality distinguishes and enables the poets’ ability to be able to compare herself to the power of boots. The poet also characteristically shows a solemn and serious tone, showing the reader that there is no room for humor, petty or frivolous thoughts. Also, the poets’ personality is shown through her chosen theme of boots, bearing wide
Sometimes a life can end before it begin. In the poems "The Mother" and "Here a Pretty Baby Lies," each author portrays this opinion. Robert Herrick is the author of “Here a Pretty Baby Lies.” Gwendolyn Brooks is the author of “The Mother.” Each author insert things in their poems that reflect to the other poem. There are things in the poem that compares one another and contrast one another. The tone, setting, and speakers all plays a part in the poems. Both poems connect to one another by the tone it is told in. The authors show signs of grief, uses figurative language to connect to the readers, and uses point of view to express emotions.
The seductive “never ceasing, whispering, clamouring” waters of the sea called to Edna with promises of freedom and rebirth as soon as she stepped foot on Grand Isle. Its murmurs sparked her repressed thirst for passion that she quickly quelled as she fell into the embrace of the waves and allowed “the voice of the sea speak to [her] soul.” Soon Edna subconsciously dived into the pleasures of freedom and
The Mower Against Gardens is one of four "mower" poems from author Andrew Marvell. The poem describes the capacity of mankind to destroy and manipulate nature. Marvell 's poem is deceiving, to first glace the poem appears to be non-stanzaic but is has hidden stanzas from lines 1-18 and 19-36. The division of the poem in such a way is strategic, the stanzas have a specific build, making the poem more structured and effective. Throughout the poem there are many poetic devices used, such as iambic pentameter and tetrameter, repetition and rhyming, as well as imagery. The author composed the poem in such a way that it is dulcet to read. The message within the poem is evident because of the Metaphors of nature and the destruction of mankind. Andrew
We clearly see that the text is structured with so many binary oppositions like male/female, subject/object, consumer/consumed, life/death and most prominently present/non-present. It is also clear that the first term of each opposition is the privileged one, presented as the center. All other concepts are at the periphery. So
Some have coined music as a universal language. Perhaps, the complexity of the notes, the consistency of the beat, the array of instruments, or the flow of lyricism offers this universal appeal. Nevertheless, the unique composition of each song enables it to sustain its own magnetic aura, much like the musical implication in Lewis Nordans Music of the Swamp. Though, many argue Nordans piece suggests merely a collection of short stories rather than a novel, Nordan uses his singsong methodology- a novel-in-stories- to incorporate an anthology of his transformative memory- an autobiography of the way it was.
The “cloud”—amorphous and obstructing—cuts into the scene, as well as the poem, with a sudden violence, in order to block the image of “Love’s moon”. The cloud itself cannot have definite dimensions, as it exists to only hide the moon, casting the speaker of the poem, his love and the cloud itself in a continuous darkness. It is in this darkness that the speaker of the poem finds his own perception and experiences clouded, indicating his blind submission to erotic love in lieu of a more illuminating, comprehensive “Love”.
Turning twenty-one years old puts a person in a position to be universally regarded as an adult. Both Samuel Johnson in his poem, To Sir John Lade, on His Coming of Age, and A.E Housman’s, When I was One and Twenty, recollect memories when they once dealt with this adamant yet subtle time in their lives briskly unaware of the troublesome times that lied ahead. The writers’ use of provoking details, vivid imagery and a hint of irony, create a visually appealing description regarding the stubborn new adults, while both speakers recall and account their own experiences.