In “The Author to Her Book”, Anne Bradstreet deceives everyone, even herself. The poem uses a metaphor to describe her poems. ; her “children” refer to her poetry, and she employs vivid imagery to describe these “children” as ugly, deformed and abhorrent. Nevertheless, she employs this poem to tell the world that her works are ill-formed since poetry is the best way she can communicate to the world. However, she lies in this poem.
In the poem Heritage by Linda Hogan, Hogan uses the tone of the speaker to demonstrate the shame and hatred she has toward her family, but also her desire to learn about her family’s original heritage. The speaker describes each family member and how they represent their heritage. When describing each member, the speaker’s tone changes based on how she feels about them. The reader can identify the tone by Hogan’s word choices and the positive and negative outlooks on each member of the family. At the beginning of the poem, the speaker has a tone that demonstrates aggravation and shame towards her mother.
Both poems are obviously about death and they may contrast in some respect, but they have a lot in common. Metaphors are used throughout both poems. In “Ode on the Death of a Favourite Cat Drowned in a Tub of Goldfishes” the author uses metaphors to help describe the characters within and the setting of the poem. “Their scaly armour’s Tyrian hue” (Gray, line 16). In the second poem “Ode to a Large Tuna in the Market” the author refers
Preeminence in all and each is yours; Yet grant some small acknowledgment of ours (Norton 209) Her position as a woman in a puritan colony, and her doubts of the male hierarchy, a judgmental god and her love of her husband and community created much conflict within herself and her poetry. Her inner conflicts are expressed in a letter written to her children before she passed. In the letter she explains the first conflicts she had about her beliefs. “But as I grew up to be about 14 or 15 I found my heart more carnall, and sitting loose from God, vanity and the follyes of youth take hold of me” (Norton 235). She would battle this ‘looseness’ from God for the rest of her life, but she always found herself going back to her religion.
In Annie John by Jamaica Kincaid, the author uses thematic symbols such as “the black thing” and Annie and her mother seeing “eye to eye” to guide the reader to a position where it is clear to see that Annie and her mother do not have the same, sweet relationship they used to have. Overtime, Kincaid develops the story in such a way where it is easy to see that the relationship between Annie John and her mother begins to go downhill and is not the same as it was in the beginning of the novel. Annie clearly begins to despise her mother as she realizes that her mother is not treating her like the little girl she used to be. In this passage of Annie John, the use of “the two black things” provides a clear example of how the Annie John and her mother are very similar, yet they are never able to retain a good relationship because there is space between them. Throughout the novel, there are many circumstances where Annie wants to be loved and treated like a child by her mother, however, her mother treats her in a different manner than what she expects.
Joe’s horrific history was filled with many hardships and obstacles in her life. The horrific information that she has expressed in only a few words. When she wrote: “I Lost My Talk”. Her point of view was stated in every line written with each providing a mental & visual image in the reader 's mind, giving the audience a taste of what she went through. ”The scrambled ballad, about my word”, which is Rita Joe’s childhood and adulthood,
Genogram and Ecomap Reflection Paper The story of my family laid out on paper with either scribbly lines or straight lines, symbols that represent death or sickness is beautiful and sad at the same time. Family is a complicated thing. It shapes us in so many ways, the patterns I was able to see on my genogram were interesting. The women on my mother’s side of the family have dealt with depression for generations. I only heard stories but my mother’s grandmother on her mother’s side was a cold and numb woman, especially cold mother, no affection was giving towards my grandmother which laid the foundation for how my grandmother would raise my mother and her two sisters, which eventually trickle down to me and how I handled the responsibility of motherhood.
She felt as if she could not care for her newborn as she is supposed to, so it brought her into a deep depression. The short stories, “I Stand Here Ironing” and “The Yellow Wallpaper” are both stories told by women who felt that their responsibilities as a mother were
While “For My Daughter”, a poem written by Weldon Kees during the 1940s, resonates the bitterness of a mother’s feeling toward her daughter’s illness, it also shows her hopelessness and pain as a mother. What I find interesting about this poem is the strong statement in the last line “I have no daughter” for “I have none”. I find this line to be contradicting, because the mother obviously show hopelessness as she could only watch her daughter slowly dying away. However, she might not bare any love for her daughter or she did love her daughter, but she tries to detach herself from loving her daughter to reduce the pain of losing her. So, I chose this poem to find out if bitterness is the only attitude the poet reveals in this poem.
Sinthia Gomez Mrs. Wood English 1 15 December 2016 Literary analysis essay Letting go of the person you love the most can be difficult. These types of conflicts can lead to depression and cause people to do extreme things in order to not be lonely. In the short story “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner, Miss Emily is very lonely since her father died and is having an extremely difficult time letting go. Miss Emily denies her father’s death for three days and finally gives in. Later Miss Emily finds Homer Barron.
2. How did classic blues differ from country blues? Country blues were authentic songs that were song by actually African Americans. Some people that performed these songs are laborers . Classic blues were less authentic then country blues.
While reading the story, you can tell in the narrators’ tone that she feels rejected and excluded. She is not happy and I’m sure, just like her family, she wonders “why her?” She is rejected and never accepted for who she really is. She is different. She’s not like anyone else and she knows that. She had “yellow eyes, pink teeth, red fingernails, and dark hair on her arms and chest” (225).
Bradstreet said in “The Prologue” how her poems were probably going to be received, “I am obnoxious to each carping tongue/ Who says my hand a needle better fits,/ A poet’s pen all scorn I should thus wrong,/ For such despite they cast on female wits:/ If what I do prove well, it won’t advance, They’ll say it’s sto’n, or else it was by chance,’ (Bradstreet 25-30). She’s saying that most people will think she needs to put down the pen and pick up the needle to sew for her family. If she does write something worthwhile, everyone will believe that either she plagiarized it or that it was a lucky shot. When she says “female wits” we know that if she were a man she would not be questioned as much as a poet. She feels, because of her gender, as if she can’t write about, “wars, of captains, and of kings, / Of cities founded, commonwealths begun, / For my mean pen are too superior things…” (Bradstreet 1-3).