1. The main theme of the poem is one of strength and courage. I see it as a universal theme as it is applicable to everyday situations where we need to be determined and to persevere in overcoming difficult circumstances. It is also universal as we all need to conquer difficult situations and to triumph over it. The theme and poem refer to situations where people have been marginalized and struggles to make themselves heard.
Thomas Paine’s The Crisis does an excellent job of exemplifying the usage of the colonist’s feelings prominently in the content. One of Paine’s purposes in writing such a pamphlet is to convince the colonial Americans that they must not be cowardly by supporting British rule. Throughout his pamphlet, this ideal is displayed in an extremely pronounced manner, with a considerable example in the first paragraph: “The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will… shrink from the service of this country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of every man and woman.” (Paine 331). He attempts to instill a sense of self realization and motivation in those who have not joined with the revolutionaries, to receive respect and admiration by doing so. To finish out, Paine tries to identify with the reader in the middle of his pamphlet, saying that he “once felt all that kind of anger… against the mean principles that are held by the tories,” (Paine 334).
“For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it” (pg.148)This quote makes the readers trust him. When he says “whatever anguish of spirit it may cost” that is him saying he will do it whatever the cost. He's trying to tell the colonist that they can trust him and he will do whatever it takes. “No man thinks more highly than i do of patriotism”(pg.148) In this quote Patrick is saying he loves his country more than everyone and know one is more willing for their country than he is. That quote will make people think more of him and will lessen to him or trust him more knowing that he
There is a lure of sympathy for King Lear because a story of redemption inspires people and catches their imagination, that anything is possible. Shakespeare changes King Lear to make him sympathetic because he undergoes a huge struggle and is emotionally varied. This makes him seem more human and not just a character.
In this specific piece of literature, qualities like patriotism and individualism are exceedingly prominent, this all being due to Henry’s use of literary devices. In the first sentence, Henry uses ethos to articulate how he is patriotic to his home, but he occupies diverse views compared to his audience, which shows his individualism. Throughout the speech, Henry uses words such as “ourselves, and we” to exhibit that he is still with the audience- not against them. When Henry said, "Should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offense, I should consider myself guilty of treason towards my own country, and of an act of disloyalty toward the Majesty of Heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings” (1). He is saying that this is what he entails to achieve for his God.
The poem 's diction keeps emphasizing on death and the horrors of it which is intense. The era that this poem was written in influenced the tone because at that time no matter if the battle is won or lost the soldiers who sacrificed themselves should be honored no matter what, and should be acknowledged. In Mary Borden’s The Song of The Mud, the tone is sarcastic and ironic but still gruesome about war and going into the wars, the title of this poem is a great example of how ironic Mary is about war; in this title the reader would infer “song” is joyful and positive but then “mud” is negative and unpleasant. She believes that wars strip soldiers of their value and that no human being should experience the horrors of
In the novel The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, there are many different important conflicts throughout the story. These conflicts are brought upon by the recurring motifs, such as redemption and loyalty. The different dissensions support the ideas of characterization by how they react to the sudden adversity in their lives. Amir attempts to redeem himself through Hassan’s son, Sohrab, by saving him and giving him a better life. Further developing the meaning of the story, connoting the mental struggle and the way priorities change over time, keeping readers mindful of the motifs and how they impact each character.
Daniel Webster was very expressive in The Seventh of March Speech. He talked about how America should be a place of peace, liberty, and strength. However, his words certainly did not match up with the fact that he was a bystander of the injustice of slavery. His speech lacked the importance of African American 's circumstances entirely. Although his speech, informed us that his primary concern was that America be strongly united, and secure, built on a good foundation, able to resolve issues, and act as a national family, he doesn 't suggest nor help create a resolution to the issue.
This morality, along with other countless values represented within the folk music slaves sing while they work, has been an important factor that has contributed to my new poem. “A Poem of Walt Whitman, an American”, a wonderful name for a poem about me, myself, and I, but it will not be as narcissistic as it may sound. This poem will show that the self is both individual and universal, all men are alike and different in their own way. Instead of facing this calamity on a political level, I shall face it from a philosophical
He dwells on the details of misery, horror and panic to try to impact those who tell the ‘old lie’ -Dulce et decorum est. Pro patria mori, which is a latin phrase that means that it is sweet and right to die for one’s homeland. This can help support his point of how war is not something to be glorified of. The language in The Soldier is more simple while there is more complexity in Dulce et decorum est. However, both poem is in an informal register.