In the 'Mother to son' poem, Hughes uses symbolism and imagery to convey the meaning of life and prove what it means to move forward and not give up in the political and social identity of this world called America. The anonymous mother is the main speaker in this poem, who gives a powerful statement, "Life for me ain't been no crystal stair (Hughes, 1922)." She stated this in the beginning and at the end of the poem to allow the readers as well as her son to believe that, life is filled with different obstacles and can never be an easy journey to success. People are forcing themselves to give up based on a negative impact, but the speaker is telling them, to keep moving forward; Always stay positive. Readers know this because, she expresses, "It's had tacks in it/ And
Browning makes sonnets 1, 28, and 43 unique with twists and literary devices. Sonnet 1 emphasizes Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s battle with depression and fears about her husband. In the first few lines of the poem, Browning mentions Theocritus, an optimistic philosopher. The start of the poem appears positive and dreamy tone. “Theocritus had sung/Of the sweet years, the dear and wished for years,” (Browning) However, it is more apparent later in the sonnet that Browning did this to emphasize how her life has been the opposite of positive.
Far more than just a juxtaposition to the father’s frailness, the mother’s action serve as an idealized metaphor for Jason’s own struggles. By watching his mom stand up to people of a higher, privileged class, Jason is meant to be inspired to reject torment from the ‘elite’ of his own grade school microcosm(the bullies). Though rocky at the start of the novel, the relationship between Jason and his sister Julia develops with the plot and, upon conclusion, she also reveals herself as a role model and advocate of Jason’s “Inside-You”. In a way that echoes the actions of her mother, Julia too stands up to an arrogant authority. She tells Uncle Brian that “I intend to study law in Edinburg, and all the Brian Lambs of tomorrow will have to do their networking without me”(52).
Within the poem although the mother’s love for her son was even beyond the reach of ‘Madonna and child’ the poem states that ‘she soon would have to forget’. The ellipsis in this quote suggests the omission of feelings which are too raw to be interpreted into words. This shows a deep felt maternal love for in which humanity redeems itself from other sins, also the quote shows the perseverant nature of humanity and its ability to survive and continue even within such a situation, such a world, which is so corrupted and
She imagines God as a God of beauty since he created something beautiful such as the color purple which symbolizes new beginnings and new starts. And this new start was shown to us when she sent a letter to her sister saying “Well, us talk and talk about God, but I’m still adrift. Trying to chase that old white man out of my head. I been so busy thinking bout him I never truly notice nothing God make. Not a blade of corn (how it do that?)
He values and glorifies her entity and propounds his love as eternal. The plot set to portray how this female is going to act toward her legally husband and the foreigner poet under the conventional values of Victorian era. The character of Candida is somehow complicated inasmuch as takes the accustomed women roles as a homemaker of the family, but she also embraces feminist ideals about marriage and liberated sexuality. On the other hand, her husband was quite convinced that she deserves more care and protection. This enticing wife must make a choice between the man who has given her everything, and the young man who desires to give her so much more.
What comes with her journey of her womanhood is her undying struggle and misery in discovering her aspirations from various marriages to realize her unconditional love that completes her. In the novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God, Hurston uses the horizon, the pear tree, and the bee and blossom as symbols of Janie’s ideals and dreams. Hurston conveys the horizon as a symbol for Janie’s land of opportunity, creating her longing desire for the life she dreams for. When Joe Starks, a young man, comes into her sight, Janie reconsiders her whole life in front of her. She “pulled back a long time because [Joe] did not represent sun-up and pollen and blooming trees, but he spoke for far horizon.
Furthermore, the enjambment creates a pattern of alternating between positive setups and gloomy culminations, toying with the premises of joyous childhood memories, such as “this is the corner Boonie…” , only to immediately follow them with morbid conclusions “…stomped Teddy’s head” . However, said pattern is broken when the speaker’s mother is mentioned, as she, contrary to the established motif of death, “lives” . The structural monotony is strengthened by the anaphoric repetition of the phrases “this/there is”, which additionally establishes a rhythm in the poem, alongside alliteration and assonance. The most prominent use of alliteration is present at the beginning of the poem, with the words
The sheer number of items forming the jew¬elry of an Indian woman is numerous, ranging from earrings and neck¬laces to pieces for adorning the hair, hip, feet, and feet. Jewelry made with emeralds, diamonds, pearls, rubies, sapphires and other precious and semi-precious stones have been in practice for long. The range of jewelry in India varies from religious to purely aesthetic types. It is crafted not only for humans, but also for the Gods, ceremo¬nial elephants and horses. Royal class people have given patronage to the art of jewelry since ancient times, when rajas and maharajas vied with each other to possess the most exquisite and magnificent piec¬es.
In my work “Ndiyaphila, Ninjani Nina?” depicts an enchained woman with a frustrated expression on her face. The title of my work when translated from Xhosa to English means “ I’m doing well, thank you, how are you?” which is a contradiction to what you see in my work as the woman doesn’t look very inviting. She is physically and emotionally in a position where she would not be asking how someone else is doing. This speaks of the selflessness women are constantly being taught to have. Even though she is in a painful and unhappy condition she still thinks of others before herself.