As you read these poems you will be able to see how these three women endured hard times by keeping their faith in God and believing in him during their journey. The poem, “Here Follows Some Verses Upon the Burning of Our House,” by Anne Bradstreet, shows the reader the theme of perseverance by having faith in God. She adds plenty of allusions in this poem, most being towards God. Her theme of perseverance is demonstrated throughout most of the poem by having these allusions towards God. Anne
While “For My Daughter”, a poem written by Weldon Kees during the 1940s, resonates the bitterness of a mother’s feeling toward her daughter’s illness, it also shows her hopelessness and pain as a mother. What I find interesting about this poem is the strong statement in the last line “I have no daughter” for “I have none”. I find this line to be contradicting, because the mother obviously show hopelessness as she could only watch her daughter slowly dying away. However, she might not bare any love for her daughter or she did love her daughter, but she tries to detach herself from loving her daughter to reduce the pain of losing her. So, I chose this poem to find out if bitterness is the only attitude the poet reveals in this poem.
Through this poem, readers are encouraged to have a better attitude towards others as it says “be less quick to anger and show appreciation more and love the people in our lives like we’ve never loved before… treat each other with respect”. (25-29) Furthermore, the poem appeals to the reader’s moral compass by emphasizing that people should live life loving one another, and not let anger or pride cloud their decisions. Readers are given a new perspective on the importance of expressing their love and appreciation towards others. For example, many people grieve and feel regret when their loved ones die because they cannot shake off the feeling of “I should have told them” or “I could have done more”. For this reason, readers are encouraged to smile, to love, to respect, and to live a joyous life.
Many authors have pointed out that courage is something that every human needs. Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, Gwendolyn Brooks and Robert haden are all examples of poets who have taken the challenge to write on this topic, and all of them have succeeded. The message of courage can be found in the poems Mirror, Courage, The Explorer, and Frederick Douglass. Up first with the message of courage is Sylvia Plath’s Mirror. This poem explores courage through the face of a mirror.
“For My Daughter” by Weldon Kees (1940) Some people come into our life as blessings. Some come in your life as lessons. These words from Mother Theresa describe Weldon Kees poem For My Daughter written in the 1940’s which is the time of World War II. Throughout this war people have lived in a time when medicine was not very developed, and frequently children fell upon bad circumstances because of their situation. You can obviously tell from the opening of this poem that the speaker is talking about his daughter and certain that his daughter is basically destined to have a forbidding life with no future.
This poem "Lucinda Matlock" was a preference of my own because it shows how much Lucinda went through in her life with many situations and she still had the right mindset to say that she loved life in other words. This poem is really interesting because it talks about many sad and bad situations that she went through and she managed to get through them no matter what. This poem relates to the world we live in because there are many people that are going through situations like hers or even worse and even when they are at their worst, they still want to live life to the fullest. Sometimes we do have our ups and downs just like anyone else, but some of us take those situations differently than others. We all need to learn to have a positive mindset
The choice of diction, such as, “tireless,” when describing the active nature of the girl really stabs at the fact that she died, showing Dendinger’s point of irony. In Ransom’s poem, “Janet Waking,” a young girl who loses her dear pet chicken is forced to deal with the unpleasantness of death. Dendinger explains that the use of the word, “waking,” carries the essential irony. It is used to describe Janet waking up literally in the morning and also to show her waking and understanding the concept of morality. Dendinger describes the poem, “Piazza Piece,” as one that uses dramatic irony when comparing the reader and the character.
The photo explores the roles of women and being trapped in a place of comfort. The photo and the poem share similar themes, but are also unique and different works of art. Emily Skaja wrote “my history as” as a reflection of aone’s history. The poem is from the point of view of a woman looking back at her past. She discusses her struggles with mental illness and abuse as part of her “history” that she cannot leave out.
Soren Kierkegaard once said, “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” In this quote, Kierkegaard speaks of the past and how dwelling in events that already happen will prevent a person of living their life in the present. Toni Morrison conveys this message in one of her major themes, showing that constantly wallowing in past memories will prevent characters to move on with their lives. Beloved portrays various sides of cruelty, showing it from a black slave’s point of view to even the owner’s point of view. Throughout the novel, the cruelty that characters experience, whether it be at Sweet Home or from the black community, show the victims’ struggle to move on from the past and the perpetrator’s awareness, or lack thereof, of their own cruel acts. Due to the Garner’s mocking disposition towards slavery, the black slaves at Sweet Home are deceived later on as a result of their kind treatment.
Although it accepts some of the faults within humanity, within the poem humanity to retain only the defining qualities of humanity which are negative such as The poem also highlights the wish to be forgiven and to avoid, the unborn child asks for strength against all of which would dissipate his entirety, asking to help keep those things which make him human, so that he may retain his identity. And even though the world is such the child never wishes to be unborn, on the contrary he asks to ‘let them not spill me’. So showing his urge to live. Answer the question The urge to live is also a main theme within the poem Mother in a Refugee Camp. 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’.