Bradstreet also wrote poems about her children. To My Dear Children “This book by any yet unread, I leave for you when I am dead, that being gone, here you may find what was your living mother’s mind. Make sure of what I leave in love, and God shall bless you from above” (Baym, 2013, Pg. 123). This poem was written to show her children that they don’t fully know the ways of the world and hopes that they will see any perils
Edith Wharton focused her novel Ethan Frome, around the tragic story of the man himself. Ethan lived with his sherd wife, Zeena, and discovered early on in there marriage that happiness was not in the card for him, as he gave up his dreams for fear of being alone. Years into their marriage Zeena's cousin, Mattie, comes to stay with the Fromes. Ethan soon finds himself entranced by the girl, longing to be with her over the women he was married to. The two find themselves falling in love and are devastated when they hear that Zeena has arranged for a new aid to come.
Life is a journey. It has its ups and downs, but anyone can survive the challenges if he or she just believes. Many people can relate to life, but some people do not see it as Linda Pastan does as she shows it through her poems “Marks” and Baseball.” These poems were written in two totally different time periods of her life. Pastan portrays the use of extended metaphors in each poem, which creates a sense of………. Linda Pastan was a great poet while also a wife and mother.
John is so devastated and leaves because he believes Ann will be happier without him. John tries to return back to his father’s house, but gets stuck in the storm. He freezes, standing up against a wire. ( fix intro to quote) oss’ proves this vent is a result of isolation by “On the palm... was a little smear of paint” (Ross 304). Obviously, the reader can infer that John comes home and sees Ann and Steven in bed together because he has paint on his hand.
Similarly, in "making a fist" there is women who is looking back at at time where she was depressed, but instead of being negative about it she looked back at it with triumph and was reminiscing about making it through that time in her life and went on to say that "I who did not die, who am still living, still lying in the backseat behind my questions clenching and opening one small hand." The two poem's theme is also similar, they are both about people going through life and overcoming obstacles to go on and still enjoy life. In "Lucinda Matlock" the theme of the poem is that you can't fully love life until you've lived through the good times and the bad. The Woman speaking tell her "Degenerate sons and daughters, life is too
(Body paragraph 1) a) Device under analysis: symbolism b) 1st Quotation in MLA (can be made shorter, but should be easy for the teacher to understand): “all there was to eat was white: / cauliflower, flounder, white sauce, white ice cream.” (1-2) c) Explanation (how does the quotation support the theme? ): Along with the repetition of the word “white”, Alexander uses the white color to symbolize virginity, a common meaning of the white color, as well as the purity of youthfulness. In the first stanza, the persona is portrayed as carefree, naïve and almost childish, which corresponds to the author’s initial psychological state, prior to any maturation. d) 2nd Quotation in MLA (can be made shorter, but should be easy for the teacher to understand): “His beard
Saving lives, jumping from tall buildings, and flying -- is heroic characteristics.Sammy in John Updike's story “A&P” is not a hero. I believe he is not a hero because Sammy never interacted with the girls, he quit his job to impress the girls, and they never saw his action. Sammy never interacted with the girls, his mindset was just lust and how pleasing they are. “She had on a kind of dirty-pink bathing suit and, what got me the straps were down” (Updike). Sammy was just impressed by how the girls had the decency to walk in a grocery in bikinis, it made his day.
In her poem “Nineteen”, Elizabeth Alexander suggests that psychological transformations are continually triggered by our curiosity of differences, our desire of learning from others and our pursuit of maturity. The author shares her reflection on one of her past summer experience in order to give advice to the readers about the coming-of-age through which everyone goes. Through the use of symbolism, tone and contrast, Alexander puts the emphasis on the coming-of-age of the persona, which is
Boland uses simple and accessible language even when dealing with complex emotions. Her use of different stanza lengths adds depth to her poems. There are certain themes that continuously appear throughout Boland 's work. Theme 's such as parental and romantic love, the passage of time, and mythology are examples of these recurring themes.As she is a mother herself, it 's not surprising that Boland often deals with the theme of motherhood and parental love. She deals with the loss of a child in 'Child of our time '.
The letters reveal Abigail's deep love for her the pulsating loneliness she experienced due to long periods of separation from her husband, John Adams, and her commitment to achieve more than the goals set for women of the era in which she lived. Bober begins with a lengthy chronology that contrasts political and personal event, and includes a family tree and local maps. 3. The reason of this document existing is for Abigail Adams to pen a letter to her husband, John Adams, asking him to please “remember the ladies” in the “new code of laws” (Adams 2). She wrote, “I desire you would Remember the Ladies, and be more generous and favourable to them than your ancestors.
In the novel “A Tale For The Time Being” by Ruth Ozeki, Ruth, a writer, finds a diary washed up by the sea. In the diary, 16-year-old Japanese girl Naoko Yasutani attempts to write about the story of her Zen Buddhist grandmother but soon gets distracted by her life events. Throughout the novel, Ruth Ozeki had created the character Ruth and Nao to make reading and writing a huge part of their lives that deeply affected them in many ways. Ruth reads the diary, she gets deeply drawn into Nao’s life that it affected her sense of reality her mental state of well-being but also sparked interest of zazen. Nao, on the other hand, had plan to write about Jiko making it her reason to continue living and her duty before she killed herself and Jiko died.
Lines 93-95 “ The Caucasians servers were thinking that the fruit poured over rice would make a good dessert. Among the Japanese, of course, rice is never eaten with sweet foods, only with salty or savory food.” Then the author Mrs. Watasuki leads on by saying “I was horrified when I saw the apricot syrup seeping through my little mound of rice.” Despite being in an in-sanities surrounding their culture was unintentionally disrespected. Furthermore
What starts off as a seemingly normal love poem takes a shocking turn as one lover goes to extremes in order to gain control. Robert Browning’s poem “Porphyria’s Lover” illustrates how far a person is willing to go to gain complete control in their relationship. Within the first five stanzas of the poem, Porphyria appears to be in control of the relationship with the speaker; however, as the tone shifts the true intentions of the speaker are revealed. Browning begins the poem by describing the weather as “sullen wind” breaking down the trees solely out of “spite”. The ominous weather represents the current state of emotions of the speaker.