Sharon Olds wrote this poem to demonstrate her perspective of her parents wedding. In this poem, she shows her dislike towards her parents’ marriage. This commentary will discuss how Sharon Olds displays her disliking regarding her parents’ marriage, through this poem. The first thing that can be seen in this poem to the reader is that it has a free-verse structure and does not have rhyme scheme. The next aspect of the poem that would be seen by the reader is the title which is “I Go Back to May 1937”, this already gives the reader the impression that the author is going to be reminiscing about something in her past, in the case of this poem she was reflecting upon an event for which she had not been present for, her parents wedding.
my life is one of the most documented of the first ladies I am remembered for the many letters i wrote to my husband while he stayed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. my husband Sometimes sought the advice of Me on many matters. Event 1 I was 19 years old when I got married in 1764, October 25 to John Adams, in Weymouth, Massachusetts,At my family's house.The wedding
In the Prologue, Skloot explains her exigence for writing her novel, what sparked her interest in Henrietta Lacks, and how she was first introduced to it. The section begins with a description of a photograph of Henrietta on her wall, and explains a brief overview of who Henrietta was. She then proceeds to discuss how she was first introduced to Henrietta’s life by a community college professor, who had little information about her. Fascinated with Henrietta’s story, Skloot describes the lack of knowledge the Lacks family had on the HeLa cells, and decides to properly tell the story of Henrietta, her family, and Skloot’s personal journey with Deborah (Henrietta’s daughter). This short chapter explains Skloot’s exigence and purpose for her novel, and introduces us to the topic at
Her language, especially when taking age differences into consideration, infantilized Dr. Rose and reflected a lack of concern for the wellbeing of the patient. Chrissy's socio-emotional skills need immediate attention if the practice intends to retain her employment following this incident. Though, it could be argued that the problem began at the level of the receptionist, as well. Dr. Rose carefully listed her allergies on her intake form, including her recently discovered allergy to chlorhexidine. This allergy should have been noted on her patient history regardless, given that her allergy was discovered in-office the previous summer.
What makes a story enjoyable? Is it the plot? Or is it the methods the author uses to connect to the reader? Plot is a big thing, but it is the literary devices that bring the story together. In the three stories, “The Tunnel” by Sarah Ellis, “The Skating Party” by Merna Summers and “The Bicycle” by Jillian Horton all have unique literary devices to make each story more intriguing and to give them the feeling of being part of the story.
She could have wanted the money that would be spent on war to be spent on something her area would see the impact of, like more work programs made by FDR. Marcile Davis appears to have written this not only for herself, but maybe for a group or school group as well, as evidenced here, “…We are writing to you expressing our desire for peace,” (Davis 1939). As to when she sent her letter, it was on May 1st, 1939, nearly two years before Pearl Harbor, and only a few months before the Second World War officially started. Looking at where the letter was written, it could be assumed that she had an isolationist attitude. She lived in Clay Center, Kansas, a
Later on, when he became a writer, he used his warped past to make meaningful pieces of literature that are still and will continue to be, treasured. Overall Poe uses the stylistic elements such as vivid imagery and verbal and dramatic irony to help the reader better understand
One man’s tragic fate worse than death, trapped with only his estranged wife, former love, and impossible dreams to keep him company through perpetual winter. This is the heart-wrenching tale of Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton. Ethan Frome may seem like a simple sad tale of a broken man who can never fulfill his dreams, but the message from the author is much more desperate and meaningful. Edith Wharton writes to warn other women about the dangers of marriage that she experienced on a first hand basis. Despite writing many awarding winning novels over the course of her career, Edith Wharton claims Ethan Frome to be her most autobiographical novel.
Fame and fortune is not attained in an instance for most people. Even great work doesn’t receive attention immediately. Kate Chopin’s rise to fame came from “The Awakening.” It wasn’t until several years after Chopin’s story, “Désirée's Baby,” received the praise it deserved. Rena Korb’s essay clearly and eloquently gives its audience a brief background on Kate Chopin as well as a detailed analysis of the story’s plot and its characters. Near the end of her essay, Korb shares her personal ideas and thoughts such as the idea that a possible cause for Désirée's suicide may have been the sentiment that she sees herself as a prized possession to the men of whom she belongs.
Armand never knew Desiree’s origin, therefore when the conflict arose he instantly blamed it all on Desiree. He hardly knew Desiree, yet he married her anyway and had a son. Another literary device that is used in “Desiree’s Baby” is situational and dramatic irony. For example, like Jeniffer Smith states in Short Stories for Students that “ Several critics of “Desiree’s Baby” have charged that the ending is a trick ending, or an O. Henry ending, so-named after the short story writer famous for the reversals that came at the end of his stories”(Smith 73). Chopin is well known for using these endings in her stories.