The speaker describes sex without love as a runner alone within the elements. The runner sees everything around them simply as factors, but the statement revolves around a positive note. The end of the poem reflects back on the ever contemplating manner of the speaker and the mentality of the people being described. They are alone together in the world, sharing no emotional connection to each other, yet it is exactly as they want it to be. I view this poem as symbolism for a cycle of thought.
These words express his love and how he misses her, it makes someone miss their loved ones when they read it, which brings someone to their feelings. After reading this, I knew that this poem is telling their readers to cherish every moment with their loved ones, and not to let go of them that easily. To stick with them through everything, which makes their love grow stronger and better.
The poem “Speech to the Young” by Gwendolyn Brooks is a poem talking to younger people that advises them on their lives going forward. It tells them to never give up, don’t let people deter them and always have sights on what you want to accomplish. Clarified explanation of the message, effective and clever use of hyperbole and metaphors, and choosing a certain audience all contributed to the overall relevance and flow of this poem. The message that this poem displays is one that is heard, taught and loved by many people. This poem encourages readers to face the reality that life throws all kinds of curveballs--which in this poem, resemble people who are negative, tough to deal with, and just simply get in your way and deter you from achieving what you desire.
The speaker is angry that the mother died with her courage. The next line, “That courage like a rock, which she” (Millay 11) brings up once again that the speaker wants his or her mother’s courage. The courage is described as a rock, strong and firm never to be falter, and this shows how the speaker thinks about her mother’s courage. The final line of the poem “Has no more need of, and I have.” (MIllay 12) explains why the speaker is unhappy that her mother took her courage with her. The speaker of the poem had her mother to give him or her courage when she was alive, but now because the mother is dead she no longer any way to find courage in his or her
In other words, Donne uses rich imagery to add tangibility to his piece and aide the reader in accurately picturing what’s being discussed. Using imagery in a poem furthers the idea and message of the piece and definitely proves effective in ‘The Broken Heart’. In an attempt to display how broken the narrator’s heart is, Donne states: “And now, as broken glasses show / A hundred lesser faces, so” (Donne 29-30). When reading that, many people relate the image in their mind to one that could be seen in a Hall of Mirrors when thousands of warped faces stare back, which leaves one question in the reader’s minds: What could metaphorically break a heart so violently that it reflects the same image as seen in a Hall of Mirrors? John Donne’s specialty may be imagery, but imagery can easily be paired with
When problems come into your life, how do you go about solving them? How do you overcome these problems in times of hardship, heartbreak, and anguish? The poems “Here Follows Some Verses Upon the Burning of Our House,” by Anne Bradstreet, “World in Hounding Me,” by Sor Juana, and Narrative of the Captivity by Mary Rowlandson,” were all written by women who showed how they faced their problems with their braveness or help through God. These women showed us how they stayed strong and how they believed in God during times of hardship. 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.
After the events mentioned beforehand in the poem, it seems like her feelings are all mixed up. Just like when a fog eventually lifts, and everything will become visible again, maybe one day, the speaker will know what the future holds for her will get over the past. Che further writes, “You’d become less than a feeling, / the way every lover I’ve known” (26-27). When the speaker finally gets over her breakup, she will be free again, just like after every one of her breakups. A fog must lift and when it does, everyone gets liberated from the uncertainty of everything.
The love for a parent or a sibling is a hard burden to endure when abuse comes into a situation causing fear and despair. The simple gesture of a dancing is one way to win a child over with bonding emotions, but to forcefully pull or drag a person is abuse. The opening of the poem begins at a high risk factor of child endangerment with the smell of alcohol coming from the father's breath. Some assumption in the poem is that this encounter of drunken behavior of the father is not the first time this acquired or the last. This assumption comes from the
The relationship is illustrated as a lost cause and dragged on, when the narrator is exhausted, yet still continues to stay in the relationship. She fears that one day her partner will leave her. The purpose of the poem is to show that even doing everyday activities, such as a simple game of pool, can bring out a person’s deepest, darkest emotions. This poem inspires the reader to leave toxic relationships. Relationships should be a two way street and a couple should treat each other right.