“One of Billie Holiday's most iconic songs is "Strange Fruit," a haunting protest against the inhumanity of racism” (Blair ). “Strange Fruit” was written by Abel Meeropol and published in 1937. Billie Holiday then went to to sing “Strange Fruits” in 1939, it quickly became one of her most requested songs. Abel Meeropol had once witnessed seeing a photograph of a lynching, aghast by what he had just seen, he decided to compose a poem about it. My overall response to the poem was stupefied because of how people could carry on lynching other humans for their race.
The author, Diane Ackerman, makes the connection of love by connecting that “love is the great intangible” And that “love is throughout history” using descriptive language. Love is the great intangible is what Diane Ackerman said throughout the text. Diane connects the idea of love being an ancient delirium. For example, she says in paragraph 4, In folk stories, unsuspecting lads and lasses ingest love potion and quickly lose their hearts. As with all intoxicants, love comes in many guises and strengths.” With this evidence, it can be said Diane connected love as being the great intangible.
It is the kind of love that prevents us from hating our enemies or disrespecting another person. Maria Popova analyzes Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1958 essay in her paper, An Experiment In Love, and connects it to the basic philosophy of agape. To Kill a Mockingbird, one of the best novels of all time, is filled with examples of this unique type of unmotivated love throughout the story.
Hamlet feels betrayed by his mother and feels like he can 't trust anyone. Shakespeare gives Hamlet these struggles in the play to amplify the mental and psychological events that make the reader feel bad about what all happened to Hamlet. Hamlet eventually kills Claudius like his father told him to, but only did it after his mother, Gertrude, drank the poison that Claudius meant to give Hamlet. This is a result of external action from all the sorrows that was building up in Hamlet’s life. This brings us to our next character, Gertrude, Claudius’s wife and Hamlets
Thesis: As this classic work shows, adversity can bring out the worst in the human spirit. The Adversity of a Survivor One character who demonstrates the worst under adversity is Elie himself. For example, when Elie was marching, in front of a fiery pit, his father points out the flames: “Never shall I forget the little faces of the children, whose bodies I saw turned into wreaths of smoke beneath a silent blue sky. Never shall I forget those flames which consumed my faith forever. Never shall I forget that nocturnal silence which deprived me, for all eternity, of the desire to live.”(32).
Throughout the book Chillingworth reminds Hester of her wrong doing an example of this is when the novel states, “As he spoke, he laid his long forefinger on the scarlet letter, which forthwith seemed to scorch into Hester’s breast, as if it had been red-hot.”(Hawthorne 64) Chillingworth's efforts to please himself by making Hester feel guilty for her actions during his absence sways the way many things happen in the book, like at the end when he decides to join the voyage that Dimmesdale and Hester planned to escape
Growing up in a society obsessed with the concept of sappy love stories, it is easy to find flaws with the unrealisticness of such accounts of love. Songwriter Taylor Swift contributes to the popular trend of mainstream love stories in her own composition, “Love Story.” Throughout her song, Swift effectively incorporates the use of various figurative devices to relate her own love story with that of the famous Shakespearean lovers, Romeo and Juliet. Swift conveys the strength of her forbidden love, in similarity with that of Romeo and Juliet’s, through the use of metaphors, hyperboles, and allusions. First and foremost, Swift uses clear examples of metaphors throughout her song to maintain the resemblance of Romeo and Juliet’s love story with her own love story. Throughout the song, as it will be described later, Swift makes multiple comparisons between her lover as Romeo and herself as Juliet.
As you have read throughout the story Edgar Allan Poe uses a lot of imagery, personification, and extensive uses of metaphors. We will talk about the use of Poe's figurative language throughout the story. In the first paragraph you see he says that " there had never been any pestilence so fatal and so hideous ever before" he also said the " blood was its avatar and its seal" while he was describing the catastrophe of the plague. the narrator is the one that says this. The introduction to the story is happening Its pendulum swung to and fro with a dull, heavy, monotonous clang; is some of the descriptive language he used He uses the descriptive words to describe the inside of the clock and how the pendulum is moving "swung to and fro with
Gabriel Garcia Marquez is a Colombian writer, writing in Spanish and is famous for his Noble-prize winning novel One Hundred Years of Solitude. Popularly known as ‘Gabo’, Marquez has made a distinction by popularizing one literary genre known which is Magic Realism. Love in the Time of Cholera was first published in 1985 in Spanish and later on in 1988 it was being translated in English by Edith. It narrates the story of Florentino Ariza who is obsessed with two things – Love and Sex. Florentino Ariza is typical intransigent lover who yearns for his ladylove Fermina Daza and after being rejected for the first time, he waits for fifty-one years, nine months and four days to take the vow of “eternal fidelity and everlasting love”.
In the “Fall of the House of Usher,” Roderick Usher prematurely buries his sister, Madeline Usher, because he thinks she has died from an unknown illness. Poe describes the burial as, “We replaced and screwed down the lid, and having secured the door of iron, made out the way with the toll…” (Poe 425). When Roderick bolted the iron lid upon his sister’s coffin, all trust that had previously been built between the two had been broken. In Poe’s life, after the burial of his wife and mother, he felt like he could never trust anyone as well. He believed that all people that entered his life were bound to die, and if he got close to them, they would just leave him.