Emily Dickinson’s “I felt a Funeral, in my Brain” creates a puzzling situation in the very first line which causes analysts’ opinions to diverge. Many different interpretations arise depending on if they interpret the funeral literally or metaphorically. Emily Dickinson’s poem depicts a funeral, which occurs in the speaker’s mind. This funeral is not a typical funeral because the proceedings of the ceremony affect the speaker. Her “mind was going numb” (Dickinson 8) from the beating of the drums, and she felt people “creak across my Soul” (Dickinson 10) which implies a painful and uncomfortable experience.
For instance, the speaker has short bursts of exclamation in the phrases “oh da horror, oh what a shame” (14). The entire line in the poem, “oh da horror” is italicized to add feelings of disappointment, which is similar to the use of the modern-day term known as “Oh my God!” Shame is associated with lying, embarrassment, and cheating husbands, but in this context, it means a life is wasted because of its abrupt end. The concept of death is frightening because death comes unexpectedly. Furthermore, the author conjures further thoughts with the question: “why’d he do that to himself?” The question shows great importance because it is the only interrogative statement in the entire poem. The phrase “do that to himself” is of the utmost importance because it means he claimed his own life which would sadden those that knew him.
He reads it again, wonders what his family will think, wonders who will tell Mutti. He feels sad for Mutti. He knows his death will be hard on her.” A Lot of quite sad events happened like this in both stories, which built a lot of Tension. Also, we see a flashback of Helmuth dying and saying goodbye to his friends and his family in letters. In “The Devil’s Arithmetic,” on pages 160-161 it says “She stopped as the dark door into Lilith’s Cave opened before them.
To Kill a Mockingbird is an inspiring tale exploring an abundance of flaws in humanity and giving insight into the worst kind of people we can be. The novel covers many controversial topics, such as rampant racism, prejudice, and hypocrisy. The story follows Jem and Scout Finch, the children of Atticus Finch, a lawyer appointed to defend a black man, Tom Robinson, who has been accused of raping a white woman in 1930’s Maycomb, Alabama. This forces Atticus to deal with the stress and judgment of defending Tom in a society where no one wants to side with him, while Jem and Scout face a similar judgment for being Atticus’ children. Lee uses this setting to paint an extremely vivid picture of prejudice, which shows just how profound their effects can be.
Dogface has talked about getting facial surgery before, but the expensive and commitment was too much for her. She never went through with it. Sometimes she still talks about it and bitterly laughs at her own expense. Sometimes she’s just a well of self-pity. It’s really not healthy.
The way sad poems affect us makes us think of different ways it can be interpreted. Out of all the poems he has written to me this one creeps me out the most because the raven is like a constant reminder of how she was dead and now he is and is basically their gravestone. All in all Edgar Allan Poe was
She just didn 't want to lose another, probably last, loved one in her life. This emotion had come from her love towards Homer but he had turned her down and broke her heart. The town feels bad for her before they found out about the death and kept pitying her for her loneliness she lived in. With that, she also got irritated because they didn 't know the full story. They just judged from
In The Giver by Lois Lowry, the Giver shows Jonas many painful memories, thus, exposing him to many dark truths. In the text, it states, “The Giver looked away, as if he could not bear to see what he had done to Jonas. ‘Forgive me,’ he said.” (Lowry 15) This quote shows that the Giver understands how the memory of war and death devastated Jonas. His guilt-ridden reaction to Jonas helps the reader understand that Jonas is slowly starting to understand true cruelty that he couldn’t even imagine in the past. In the story, the author states, “Jonas did not want to go back.
We will always wonder the sad, unfortunate death about the judgement against racism in American’s history. A song called, “Strange Fruit” is perhaps one of the greatest poem and song ever written to protest the hatred of discrimination to colors. This poem was written by a Jewish white high school male teacher named Abel Meeropol, who was inspired by a haunted photographic picture of Thomas Shipp and Abram Smith being lynched in Marron, Indiana. After seeing an image of the lynch, Meeropol was deeply disturbed which explained how it “Haunted” him “for days” (Blair). This made Meeropol opened his eyes to display the ugly truth about the horrors that African-Americans experienced through the abolition.
Norton’s scene with Trueblood has many allusions to white identity loss. When Norton has his conversation with Trueblood, it almost seems like he wanted to do what Trueblood did to his daughter. On page 41 of “Invisible Man” Ellison writes “his blue eyes blazing into the black face with something like envy and indignation.” The key word in that quote is “envy,” and it’s very disconcerting that Trueblood did this horrible things to his daughter and Norton envies this. This can be further seen in Norton’s description of his daughter. According to Kim and Daniel Y.