I can only imagine consuming my favorite thing in the world and how I would act going about it. Seeing how the speaker in “Eating Poetry” acts might seem a little extreme, but putting yourself in the situation with your absolute favorite thing, can make it understandable. In “Eating Poetry” by Mark Strand, the speaker devours poetry against the librarian’s wishes, acting in a dog-like manner. The librarian cannot grasp her mind around why the speaker gets so crazed about reading poetry, just as the average person would. The speaker’s love for poetry and the joy he receives from consuming it, is like no typical happiness.
She states “we all often feel like we are pulling teeth” when it comes to constructing and composing a piece of work (Lamott 468). This simile makes Lamott feel more relatable to the reader because this is a feeling that most inexperienced and discouraged writers go through. Saying things like “feel despair and worry settle on my chest like an x-ray apron” only connects the reader to Lamott even more (Lamott 469). Once the reader becomes engaged and forms a connection with what the writer is saying and feeling, continuing to read the essay is easy. At this point the reader wants to know what can be done to shake the feelings of “despair and worry” when it comes to
Even though he only wrote “Identity” this poem shows so many from just reading this. When reading this poem automatically could tell how much feeling was behind this, not knowing what he has gone through. He used a situation that was all around and such a huge issue that is important to the society today. Also using an issue and putting it into a totally different story, but with the same meaning. For example, in his poem, it states “I'd rather smell of musty, green stench than of sweet, fragrant lilac.
The second stanza continues the list of odd ways to die, however in this stanza Collin’s begins to use figurative language to relate the readers with the text. The first sign of figurate language is Collin’s use metaphors and allegories, “The heart, no valentine, decides to quit after lunch.” The phrase no valentine is Collin’s cleaver use of the relationship between the heart and love. Despite the witty and humorous language, Collins is actually a heart stopping. “Or
If you’re anything like me, grammar can be a head ache. Who ever thought that rules to speech, writing and reading would be a good idea?! While it may seem like the English language itself is a headache, what I can agree with all of my teachers throughout the years is the importance of understanding homonyms. Homonyms are words that sound the same but have a different meaning like “dessert” “desert” and “desert”. In this case; dessert is something you get after dinner, a desert is a desolate area, and desert is to abandon something.
“Plenty reason to get my brother by the throat, taking turns punching him in the face, cutting him lower lip, punching, him vomiting” (Rodriguez 54-58). These lines have multiple commas to add more pauses in the sentence which is separated into multiple lines in the poem. The commas add some dramatic effect to this sentence because when you read with commas you pause at the commas so you are waiting for the reader to keep talking after they pause. Everyone is going to read it differently and this is the way i read it but i have always read it like that. So it adds more of a pause and dramatic effect so that people what to know how it will go after the pause.
Another thing that Clarisse asked him was if he was happy, and Montag replied in a sarcastic way saying that he was happy. After he replied he realized that he wasn’t, he didn’t enjoy burning books. He wanted to read them and learn the knowledge of others that had come before him. Knowing
Today, thanks to them, you can stay happy all the time” (Bradbury 55). He explains to Montag that censorship is the trick to a happy and ordered society. The advancement of entertainment technology aided in the censorship by distracting the population with entertainment. Montag’s view towards books is opposite to the views of Beatty, which makes Montag rethink whether or not his comrades are a positive effect on society. Additionally, Montag’s horrific experience of watching a woman die for her books, makes him wonder what books truly contain.
Where at first Jim is singing and there seems to be a sense of excitement from the rowdy nature of the gang, Jim’s “grim” starts “wilting” and he is “sighing” in this “sinking light” at the end of the poem. Not only does Hong use careful word choice to depict sorrow overcoming Jim, but the vowel itself in the words towards the end of the poem become elongated and slow instead of the short and rhythmic vowel usage in words at the start. Furthermore it is obvious that the language in this poem as well as the other two restricted Hong, as she could only use words that contained the specific vowels in that piece. This notion of restriction refers further to Jim’s constrained
Seeing nothing there, I head to the last room downstairs, the laundry room. Realization dawned upon me, my dogs sleep in there. Running at full speed towards the laundry room, I stop at my dad's dead body at the base of the stairs. Quickly squatting down, I stabbed him in the head, just to be safe. The moan is louder now, and I figure out that the sound is coming from the stairs.
Now for my lost cause it would have to be food safty the reason why it would have to be food safty because of the things they use in their meet. A muckraker had done a whole books about the meet industry how it is in the inside of the factory (Doc D. text). I thought it was disgusting and horrible.There are many thing that they do to the meet. They would keep it in a hug room rats would go on it and poop on it. What they would do is that they would put rat poisoning on the breed.
The tone of “I, Too, Sing America” is resistant and determined .This poem is written from the point of view of a darker man. The poet 's attitude towards America is self-assured. He may not be white, but he is confident in himself that he is just as great and equal to any other race out there. The poet says, “They send me to the kitchen, when company comes. But I laugh, And eat well, And grow strong.” This creates imagery of a darker man eating alone, with laughter of others in the background.
In the book, he shows change over time. His depiction as a character is the novel introduced with a sweet tone yet ends with thoughts such as, “I burst in when they were all asleep, snatched seven from their beds, and slit them open and devoured them on the spot. I felt a strange, unearthly joy” (79). However, in Beowulf, it is easy to understand that the way he is viewed in the beginning in lines such as, “Till the monster stirred, that demon, that fiend, Grendel, who haunted the moors, the wild Marshes, and made his home in hell” (16-18). He continues to be portrayed as a one-dimensional viciousness throughout the book, “…There in the silence snatched up thirty men, smashed them unknowing in their beds and ran out with their bodies, the blood dripping behind him, back to his lair, delighted with his night’s slaughter” (36-40).
But honestly it is so boring. I am not really feeling anything in my heart, soul or spirit while I 'm reading it except that I really want to stop reading it. I understand why it is such a loved book and why Capote is such an amazing author, because he really is. I am glad that I have to do these blog posts because it is giving me time to really analyze the text and appreciate things that I would not have originally appreciated. Especially his similes.
You may love it so much that it acts as an incentive to pick up another story to read. Some argue that short stories serve solely to entertain, but I have to disagree. I believe that short stories, along with all literature give readers insight on the human condition, and touches on what it means to be human. While entertaining, even if there is no “moral” lesson, you always take something away. Whether it be a new found understanding of something you couldn’t understand before, or perhaps a method of escaping the superficial world around you.