In Shakespeare’s Sonnet 43, the narrator of this poem speaks of a beloved form that is currently found only in his unconscious being. Someone special is missing from his life and the aching loneliness caused by this absence is only eased when the narrator enters a state of unconsciousness that he accomplishes only while sleeping. Shakespeare describes this beautiful dream world comprised of light and dark imagery using obvious paradoxes and various amounts of alliterations and assonances. An example of Shakespeare’s use of alliteration in Sonnet 43 can be easily seen in line one with the repetition of the “w” sound: “When most I wink, then do my eyes best see”. In this same line we can also spot a bit of assonance as the vowel sound “i” is repeated as well.
The poem “Harlem” seems like a simple poem that talks about a dream that fades away. The poem is more symbolic than it seems though. The three sentences that have a huge impact on this poem’s symbolism are spread out through the poem. A reader needs to keep in mind that the speaker is talking about a dream in these sentences. “Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?” (CITE STORY).
The overall theme of Abuela Invents the Zero by Judith Ortiz Cofer is to always treat others with respect. If you don’t show respect towards others, you won’t have respect for yourself. In the story, Connie is very disrespectful towards her grandmother. In the text it states, “I try to walk far behind them in public so that no one will think we’re together,” (Cofer 4). This quote shows how Connie is embarrassed to be seen with her grandmother, and has little respect for her grandmother’s feelings.
For example, when her aunt said that she took John out of school “ on account of his delicate health,” but later says that “ he would do very well if he had fewer cakes and sweetmeats sent him from home.” Syntax is important for the readers to understand because the readers would determine the character's attitude about one another or whenever the character is emphasizing a point . Through Jane’s point of view, Jane focuses on the relationship between her and John. Jane demonstrates to readers how she has suffered through her cousin’s anger and her aunt’s neglect to stop the abuse. Through Jane the reader is shown how even with all the suffering, Jane has her limits, even though she was submissive throughout the passage until the end. Jane’s point of view is important for the readers to know because the readers will understand what is happening to the character.
The overall theme of the short story, Abuela Invents the Zero, is appreciate your family with respect. One example is when Connie's grandmother comes to visit, she does not want to be seen around her because she is embarrassed by the way she dresses and acts. This could make her grandmother feel unwelcomed by her granddaughter. This tells me that Connie is afraid people would see her differently around her grandma and she is going to avoid her as much as she can. When her grandma walks in the door, Connie refers to her as “the old lady”.
Her mother always nags on Connie saying that she should be like June who follows the rules and is a good role model. Her mom tells her, “Why don’t you keep your room clean like your sister?.. You don’t see you sister using that junk” (988). Connie does this so that way she can see what she likes and what she does not like. Connie’s actions also coincide with her being fifteen.
Sarah Altman Mr. August Honors English 12 27 May 2016 Song Analysis Many people would agree that the song “Concrete Angel’ by Martina McBride is about a child that got abused by her mother. Many could argue the meaning of the song goes a lot deeper than that. The song could have the meaning that society disregards the bad events going on around them and doesn’t speak up about any of it. For example she says “The teacher wonders but she doesn’t ask” and “The neighbors hear but they turn out the lights”. If society wasn’t this way then maybe this little girl in the song would have been saved.
While the chapter is simply a list of things lost after the flu, the tone is not sad but rather thankful. The way St. John Mandel writes of “moths flutter on summer nights,” or “pictures of babies dressed as bears for Halloween” is her way of acknowledging the simple pleasures that the world as we know it provides. The post apocalyptic perspective from which the story is told gives a unique retrospective approach to the world. It is not chocolate that the character’s miss but the certainty of survival that pharmaceuticals provided; not watching TV but looking up at the sky and seeing an airplane pass by.
When you writing a book that is very controversial that it is meant for young adults and children of course you going to be in the middle/center of everything. You cannot make public libraries, school districts, and even parents change this mind about a book that they don’t want their children to read. I know I might have repeat myself about parents letting their children read what they think their children to read because some parents don’t want them to be expose to something that they are going to be too unsuitable. At the end, Blume understands what the parents and teachers are trying to say when she gave one of her friend’s daughter a book that title “The Stupid Book” by James Marshall, and the mother was like no I don’t want my kid to say words that are bad for their vocabulary
As we learn from Hood’s story, the good intentions of the grandmother to spare her granddaughter from repeating the same mistakes, that she and the girl’s mother made, were inhibited by the grandmother’s poor communications, which only drove the girl away and steered the girl in the direction of the same sorts of situations and experiences that would result in the same types of heartaches as two generations of women before her. Knowledge and insight into the nature of things must be shared openly and in clear terms, if it is to result in true wisdom and is the best way to know that even if poor choices are made, we know that the next generation was clearly informed, so the outcome they have is the outcome they created and not the result of a lack of information and that if you want something to be clearly seen, then you should endeavor to generate more light, than
In the novel, The Secret Life of Bees, I related to the character Lily Owens right at chapter one. In the first chapter of this novel, Lily was describing herself as a visual for readers. While Lily was briefly explaining her physical appearance, the line, “…Even the boys who wore their hair in ducktails dripping with Vitalis and carried combs in their shirt pockets didn’t seem to attracted to me, and they were considered hard up” (Monk Kidd 9), relates to many young girls. I, as a teenager, criticize myself very harshly just because a boy may not like me and that is what Lily is doing in this passage. I feel that Lily feeling this type of way and expressing it helped me to connect to her right from the beginning and put myself into her shoes