The song I chose is called “Ring of Fire” by Johnny Cash and the topic of this song is love. The theme of the song argues about love and how it can make our lives for the better or for the worst. The song starts out with “Love is a burnin' thing”, throughout the progression of the song, Johnny Cash talks about how love can burn. The song talks about how the artist, Johnny Cash fell into the “Ring of Fire” which represents love and how it can burn to be in a failing relationship. The song then goes on and says how the “flames got higher” which represents how love can turn for the worst and how it can only get worse.
Once Hermia and Lysander leave, Helena gives her soliloquy which reflects the mood of anger and jealousy; she also talks about how she’s going to tell Demetrius the two lover’s plans, so that Demetrius will love her again. At the end of her soliloquy, she says, “But herein mean I to enrich my pain,/to have his sight thither and back again” (1.1.250-251). Helena is saying that she wants to see Demetrius when he comes back after he continuously mistreats her. This shows that she is completely foolish and lacks
Have you ever fallen in love with someone who has no interest in you and doesn’t love you back? Did that person suddenly start loving you out of nowhere? In A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare, Helena’s hunger for love brings out a desperate side in her and takes her through interesting adventures with love. One can infer that Helena is hurt by love when she reacts to love in a foolish manner and remains skeptical about it even near the end of the play. The strong effects of love makes Helena a bit foolish and blind in the ways she reacts to it.
Growing up in a society obsessed with the concept of sappy love stories, it is easy to find flaws with the unrealisticness of such accounts of love. Songwriter Taylor Swift contributes to the popular trend of mainstream love stories in her own composition, “Love Story.” Throughout her song, Swift effectively incorporates the use of various figurative devices to relate her own love story with that of the famous Shakespearean lovers, Romeo and Juliet. Swift conveys the strength of her forbidden love, in similarity with that of Romeo and Juliet’s, through the use of metaphors, hyperboles, and allusions. First and foremost, Swift uses clear examples of metaphors throughout her song to maintain the resemblance of Romeo and Juliet’s love story with her own love story. Throughout the song, as it will be described later, Swift makes multiple comparisons between her lover as Romeo and herself as Juliet.
While the terms of endearment may sound like flattery, in truth, the speaker’s true message is his lover’s death and decomposition. In the last stanza, the speaker makes another romantic declaration: once his lover dies and becomes “this corruption,” he will “[keep] the form and the divine essence” of his “decomposed love” (47-48). Here, he claims to immortalize his lover and their love through the poem “Une Charogne” itself. This sounds romantic and flattering as well, but in her article for The French Review, “Pétrarchisant sur l 'horrible: A Renaissance Tradition and Baudelaire 's Grotesque,” Cynthia Grant Tucker argues that it is actually a punishment for the woman “by confronting her with her mortality in the most
Irony can come in various forms throughout literature and can be described as either being situational or verbal irony. In the case of “Roman Fever”, the irony in the story is situational. Situational irony is when the outcome of an event completely goes against or contradicts the desired outcome of an event. The situational irony comes with Grace Ansley and the night she went out to meet Alida Slade’s fiance. In a twist of fate and events, Ms. Slade feared her fiance, Delphin, being attracted to her best friend, Grace Ansley, so in attempts to see if Grace were to accept Delphin’s feelings-- if he were attracted to her --Alida writes a fake love letter to Grace.
The narrator gives off the emotion of regretting what she had done the night before, and comparing her memories in a very descriptive way. Olds starts to describe how she does not know herself in the middle of the poem. She uses words like twisting and turning describing as she is intoxicated. Her memory is giving off how she was feeling that night. It’s almost like she is describing a tornado in comparison with her memories.
The Bridge of San Luis Rey, by Thornton Wilder, is a story about the difference of loving for one's own sake and loving for the sake of others. This theme is shown in several different ways and concerning several different characters, however one major example of this concerns the relationship of Camila and Uncle Pio, a singer and the man who trained her and brought her to fame. They loved each other selfishly, each doing so to attain their own separate ends, but all of this changes when they realize how badly they have erred. Uncle Pio used Camila as another one of his great adventures and to fulfill his need for something to be in control of, while Camila saw Pio as a way of getting what she wanted; however, when everything changes they
The best examples, although not always biblical, often point to Christ’s sacrifice, loss, and eventually his sanctification of sinners. This form came out clearest in The Last Leaf with Behrman’s example of sacrifice. The washwoman also becomes a Christ-figure because of her work ethic, which often leads to her loss and other people’s gain. Even Gwilan’s Harp shows similarities to Christ’s sacrifice when Gwilan chooses not to resent or shun Torm for his part in the accident that destroyed her harp. Overall, these three short stories showcase several forms of loss and how to best use them in
Desires are the motivation used to reach our goals, desires can be anything from wanting a particular item, occupation, or dream. The play Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams explores the idea of how overwhelming desires can cause destructive behavior, causing people to live in a world of illusions and lies. This is revealed through the character of Blanche. Initially, Blanche’s overwhelming desire is to be loved, Blanche desires this due to the guilt she believes what caused the loss of her husband. Where she wants to fill the empty hole inside her heart and pay for her guilt.