Name: Sandra Achaia ID: 90014 0822 Journal #4 Remember by Joy Harjo Joy Harjo is not only a native American poet, but also she is a musician and a performer. She was influenced by her aunts and grandma who introduced her to their traditional story telling. Therefore, that is what she will share with the reader in her poem "Remember" from a book called How we become Human. Throughout the poem, Joy is frequently using the word "remember" and the pronoun "you" which engages the reader. This make him feel he is taking part in the poem, and let him feel concerned to remember and share memories mentioned in the poem.
Two scholarly writers brilliantly conveyed nature in their own opinion, an essay written by John Miller called, ”The Calypso Borealis," and a poem by William Wordsworth called, "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud.” Both authors created work that acquires their idea of the beauty of nature while showing their compassion and love for nature. They each endured the essence in their own way. Each author also used their memory as descriptive imagery to creative share the scenery and amazement of their experience. Each individual has their own personal opinion about nature and how they decide to express their feelings can be diverse, and both authors, John Muir and William Wordsworth, expressed their compassion and love for nature in their own way. Once the piece of literature begins, the reader begins feeling captivated in the imagery that the author created to be envisioned.
He frequently wrote about ethnic and cultural matters, portraying his individuals in a pragmatic way. Even though his story was not usually agreeable, he narrated it with compassion and with faith. In "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" the narrator has implemented the analogous structure, attribute to Walt Whitman's poetry. The poem talks in an oracular approach to the history of Afro-American evolution, and to the prospect of black individuals in the Land of Liberty as in egalitarianism, captivity and struggle. The river is the allegorical origin of all life “I’ve known rivers ancient as the world and older than the flow of human blood in human veins” (Hughes 871).
"I Hear America Singing" by Walt Whitman and "I, Too" by Langston Hughes share a common theme of proclaiming the identity of an American. The two poems share the words "Sing" and "America", signifying a sense of patriotism. Americans can show patriotism by singing about their country. The two poems are similar in their forms in which that they are in free verse. The two poems also utilize colloquial language to simplify their poems.
For instance, again, in the poem “Prairie Spring”, Cather describes the land in a profoundly Romantic way. Cather’s poem reads “The eternal, unresponsive sky. Against all this, youth, flaming like the wild roses, singing like the larks over the plowed fields, flashing like a star out of the twilight. Youth with its insupportable sweetness, its fierce necessity, its sharp desire, singing and singing, out of the lips of silence, out of the earthy dusk.” Cather also describes the land Romantically at the very end of the story when Alexandra and Carl discuss the recent events and possible future events. After a while, they go inside and Cather describes the last scene of the story quite Romantically.
The American Dream is a fantasy desired by many. Walt Whitman's poem "I Hear America Singing" speaks for the average American worker "singing with open mouths their strong melodious songs." But in Langston Hughes's "I, Too" Hughes responds to Whitman and says "I, too, sing America." Both poems delve into the attitude of patriotism and the idea that hard work pays off, speaking for the lower class working Americans. However, both speakers offer different perspectives through the eyes of these contrasting speakers.
In the later end of this section, Whitman describes his deep love and appreciation for the natural world. He says “ Smile O voluptuous cool-breath’d earth!,/ Earth of the slumbering and liquid trees.../ Earth of the shine and dark mottling the tide of river!.../ Smile, for your lover comes. ( 20-23). In this stanza of the poem, Whitman explains his reasoning for accepting all around him. He describes how although we, as in human, want to define everyone by our terms and group things that are similar, the Earth is very diverse and is full of ‘contradicting’ ideas.
“And when I am stretched beneath the pines/Where the evening star so holy shines/I laugh at the lore and the pride of man/At the sophist schools, and the learned clan.” (lines 25-28 Good- by) Rhyme is a huge part of poetry it brings the poem together. Emerson used nature in a lot of his rhymes, in this poem almost every last word of the line has something to do with nature. There are many different types of rhymes, but in this case Emerson decided to use continuous and alternating
For Romantic poets, there is no greater force upon humans than one of the many forms of the imagination. For William Wordsworth, this force is exemplified in memory. The greatest example of his exploration of memory comes from "Lines written a few miles above Tintern Abbey, On Revisiting the Banks of the Wye during a Tour, July 13, 1798." In it he displays his opinion of memory as a powerful source of enlightenment and pleasure through his interaction with the natural world. It becomes something he recalls time and time again to ease the ills of everyday life, giving him solace that he hopes can also affect the companion of the poem, his sister, Dorothy.
I had the opportunity this week to watch the concert “Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.” The performance was on November 17, 2015. This concert was preformed very well. Parts of the concert were very calm and sincere, while others were upbeat and fun. While at the concert three musical numbers stuck out to me. The first was “How far is it to Bethlehem?” The second was “Carol of the Bells.” The third and final one was “Joy to the World.” The first musical piece that I really liked was called “How far is it to Bethlehem?” This certain number stood out because, I liked the calm, gentle texture of the song.
In a market full of worship music, Rend Collective continually step out on a limb with their folk style take on classic and original songs. In their latest album ___, we are again given a plethora of songs, styled for corporate worship or a feel-good soundtrack to your day. Opening with “Celebrate,” we are given clear direction on where the album is headed, as the Irish band pull together a guitar driven tune that is literally styled for celebration. Filled with clapping, brass, and an energy we all crave on Monday mornings, it is a refreshing and well-executed opener. “Free As A Bird” continued in this tone, and we are taken to the highlands with the banjo.
Music in the 1940s also shaped People in WW2, soldiers used to sing songs such as “All the Nice Girls Love a Sailor” by Ella Retford or “A Lad From Lancashire” by George Formby. These songs helped Keep the moral of the soldiers on the battlefront high and ready fro battle so they could eventually come come and see the “loved ones” they sang about. The 1940s Was a turbulent time for music and the events that happened in that decade shaped what we would know as music even
The backgrounds of Roethke and Plath have a major influence on the way we interpret the meanings of their poems. Many people interpret Roethke’s poem as fun and playful but Jim Baird states that “The poem may read as a warm memory of happy play, but when one is familiar with the rest of Roethke’s work, a darker view emerges” (1-3). Through this we see that Roethke’s previous work affects how some interpret “My Papa’s Waltz.” When K.G Srivasta states “by describing her father as a statue with a head pouring bean green over blue the poet calls our attention to the later life of her father, when he became a professor of biology…” (126) and “Thus “blue” stands for the general state of Professor Otto Plath’s mind…” (126) We can assume that Plath is alluding to her father when she states “…a statue with a head pouring bean green over blue…” (290-292), since Otto Plath was a professor of biology. In Roethke’s “My Papa’s Waltz,” he shows a father oblivious to how he is treating his son because he is drunk. When we see that Roethke’s father died when he was merely a child, maybe Roethke portrayed the son clinging on “…such waltzing was not easy” (293), because Roethke would take any attention he could get from his father if he was alive.