The poem, “the sonnet-ballad” by Gwendolyn Brooks, shows a universal theme of loss which expresses a message about how people could change overtime after a major tragedy. The speaker of the poem repeatedly asks their mother where happiness is. The way the speaker speaks in the poem is clearly depressing as she says, “What can I use an empty heart-cup for…” (line 4). Through the mood of the poem, readers could identify its central themes and loss is one of them. The speaker’s lover has left her and believes that he might be dead.
This is when Mrs. Mallard’s character finally starts thinking for herself. She no longer has Mr. Mallard to hold her back. Another case of character development is Mr. Mallard’s character. Critics have described Mr. Mallard as being abusive, and harmful to his wife. In the story Chopin writes, “ she will weep again when she saw the kind, tender hands folded in death...” (Chopin) This quote is an example that Mr. Mallard was not abusive or unkind to Mrs. Mallard.
In Louise Glück’s poem “Terminal Resemblance,” the speaker tells about her relationship, or lack thereof, with her father. The speaker explains a relationship with their father, saying it is not existent. They have a conversation that is supposed to be meaningful, considering he is dying, but it seems to have no meaning to her at all. The speaker wishes her father the best and leaves him and her mother at the door, with the same relationship she had with him before. The poem seems to be about how the speaker does not have a relationship with her father and the news she receives of him dying soon has made her realize that she wants to pursue one with him and start fresh.
She speaks with the boyfriend about possibly killing herself every time something goes wrong showing that she has a truly morbid sense of reality. As for dissociative behaviors, the only thing that I can see her doing is when she flashes to memories while in the middle of a conversation. It is as though she is avoiding the difficult situation by going somewhere
You can obviously tell from the opening of this poem that the speaker is talking about his daughter and certain that his daughter is basically destined to have a forbidding life with no future. However, in the very last line of the poem he acknowledges that he has no daughter and his desire none and that puts a whole new twist on the poem. The first three lines the speaker introduce and describes his daughter. “Looking into my daughters eyes I read” “Beneath the innocence of morning flesh” “Concealed, hinting’s of death she does not heed.” (Kees, 384 lines 1, 2 and 3). Judging by these lines, I would describe this when he looks at his daughter, he sees a very young and naïve little girl, who doesn’t know what is going on around her.
Thus the Bundren family’s journey communicates the idea that one’s life cannot measured in length but in depth because one’s legacy will outlive one’s physical form from beyond the grave. The novel begins with Addie Bundren 's end. As she dies, she is surrounded by her family, for better or for worse. Her husband Anse, her daughter, and two of her four sons quietly watch over her like patient buzzards until suddenly “[her eyes] go out as though someone had leaned down and blown upon them” and all emotional hell breaks loose (Faulkner 48). Her daughter “flings herself” on to Addie dead body while her youngest son with “all color draining” flees the
He talks briefly about society's expectations of bereavement, hardship of loss and moving on. Both Praise song for my mother and Long Distance have the themes of parental relationship, love and reflection. They both also have similarities in central themes of letting go, moving on and death of parents. The title long distance might be a euphemism for death. In Long Distance the persona’s father is still in disbelief about his wife's death and hasn’t been able to let go and accept.
Both stories have common situations about the mothers portrayed in the stories. In both stories, the main characters had to deal with abandonment in some form. As seen in the story “I Stand Here Ironing”, the narrator’s husband left and caused her to play both roles of being a mother and a father to her children. Therefore, the relationship between her and her daughter isn’t as strong as it should be and the narrator feels guilty about it. The main character in “The Yellow Wallpaper” blames her husband for her depression.
In Wilmer Mills’ poem Diary Of A Piano Tuner’s Wife, a woman who is married to a retired veteran who feels trapped in her husband's actions how sick and tired she is of him and his way of life. The Poet expresses how terrified the woman is when it comes to her looking for a change and how she plans to let her husband be. The woman yearns for independence
Walk Two Moons takes its time to show you that Sal's mother died whereas the poem “Missing Mama” is right to the point. One of the feelings that they both go through is not being able to go with their mothers and be with them forever. In Claudia's poem, she writes “The day that you left I just didn't know, That you were going where I couldn't go” They both feel miserable about losing their mothers. Claudia’s feelings towards her mother aren't as deep as Sal’s to her mother. “But gosh, how I miss you and wish you were here.” this quote is from the poem “Missing Mama”.