These last two lines in the poem prove that she still feels guilty for her broken heart, however she is done trying to stay strong and humble through it all. She needs others to feel for her while her heart aches. She says that she knew that the love between them would be no more. Her mind told her so but her heart needed to learn on its own time. She was so in love with the man, she could not let herself believe what her mind was already telling
In Countee Cullen’s Modern American poem “Any Human To Another,” Cullen reveals the importance of empathy as it brings mankind closer to one another. Cullen begins the poem by stating that his sorrows are “at not [him] alone,” which refers to how Cullen’s belief that he should share his troubles with others in order to ensure that others can learn how to empathize and feel connected. The sorrows being shared “pierce to the marrow,” which suggests that the pain can be felt and shared with others disregarding physical appearance to the point where the sorrows pierce straight to the core of a human ignoring the physical differences they share. As Cullen continues, he explains how “your grief and mine must intertwine,” which refers to Cullen’s belief that people must empathize in order to feel closer each there as humans and how people must treat other’s sorrows as their own. Cullen continues describing the intertwining of grief as “fused… yet subgle” to suggest that people are capable of connecting with others while
John Donne uses a conceit of tears in his poem in order to share the idea he is trying to convey to the reader. On the other hand, Henry Vaughan uses an image of a perfect ring and contrast it to the darkness that it rejects to convey a more religious message. In the poem “A Valediction: of Weeping” by John Donne is a very difficult poem to understand if you do not understand the conceit being use throughout the poem. In the first stanza tears are being compare to the mintage of coins which is a process coins go through to be created from scrap. Coins have a worth based on the metal they are made of and the value they are given.
In the story, When a Southern Town Broke a Heart, Jacqueline Woodson uses a variety of symbolism and metaphor to show that when you get wiser, your perception of things change. One example of Woodson conveying this theme is when she writes, “When the deep green beauty revealed my place and time in history and laid claim to that moment all children know, when the tendrils of adulthood move toward us, showing themselves long before we are ready to see.” This quote describes when she realized the nostalgia of her home was masking the bitter and unfortunate side that “adulthood” is showing her. This directly relates to the theme because as she becomes wiser and more experienced, (the tendrils of adulthood) her perception changes. (showing themselves long before we are ready to see.) This quote comes at the middle of the story, and sets up the metaphors at the end of the story.
For example, Cauchon and Moore use a formal tone to narrate the story, but at some point, the audience can sense a sad tone when the authors describe the witness' testimonies as the authors did in their paper, "There was no human resemblance whatsoever, Thompson says." A person could easily sense the sadness in that sentence. Likewise, Doyle uses a nostalgic tone as if the couple jumping gave hope to the people who were watching them, but sometimes the tone turns into sadness, a good example of this situation in the text is when the author tells, "Their hands reaching and joining are the most powerful prayer I can imagine." The author seems happy as if knowing that they were holding hands gives the author the hope he needs it to feel better in that moment of darkness. In conclusion, both works have different purposes such as informing like "desperation Forced a horrific Decision" which has more details, has a more formal tone, and the settings are more detailed.
Rafael Villafana English 102 Professor Daily January 29, 2018 “Break Break Break “was composed by Alfred Tennyson and it mainly deals with loss. The poem is a depiction of the personal grief and pain the poet goes through. The poet is mourning the death of a close friend whom he will never see again. In the first stanza, the poet describes how the sea crashes against the “cold gray stones” (Tennyson, 2) showing how he struggles with his unexpressed inner feelings. The poem reflects on death and the sorrow that it causes to the poet while relating it to the setting of the sea.
It is true the relevance of Donne is marked to a large extent by an uninhibited response to hackneyed artistic practices. Donne contravenes what had chiefly grown out of literary tradition and tacit custom. But perhaps intrinsic value of such departure from the norm reaches its height in the mechanics of the motif of the woman in page-disguise as carried out in “Elegy 16”. One of the central contrasts at work in his verse is his profound preoccupation with truth from both personal and contemporary angles. The idea of disguise is being a traditional source of deceit, Donne’s does not fail to bring together his reaction against conventional uses, his disposition towards truthfulness, and the attainment of power.
When I was reading the first poem “Poetry” by Nikki Giovanni I imagined myself as Morgan Freeman. I could hear his deep unique voice while reading this poem. It gave more soul to the poem. I was speaking to inform a crowd of people on behalf of all lonely poets. I spoke of the main purpose of poetry to show how precious life is.
Donne treats physical love just as divine love. In one of his poems, “The Canonization”, he describes love in different moods and different visions. The title of the poem is itself evident of the theme carried out in the poem. In this poem, he has taken up a completely positive and serious view of love. It is a selfish and saintly love justified of respect and worship.
Though at first, the theme appears to be death, in reality the theme centered around Death’s demise and eternal life for all those who have been saved by the precious blood of Christ! To sum it all up, John Donne’s “Death, be not Proud,” conveys an empowering message, in an intriguing and striking way, with its light and humorous dialogue, its striking literary form, and its mighty message, bringing hope and light to all to those who have