Listen to the sounds of the poem [song] “Girl on Fire” has a rhyme scheme of abab and abca and the words are very encouraging and motivating. “Girl on Fire” is constantly repeated to remind the audience of the theme of the song. Alicia Keys uses alliteration through constantly repeating “She” and “she’s”, creating extra emphasis on “s” sounds. The poem has an interesting rhythm.Some of the rhyme schemes are “flame”, “name” and “way” along with “girl” and “the world”.The line “let it burn baby, burn baby” has four words with the constant sound of “b”. The repeated use of the same sound is used to emphasize the idea that the girl is similar to a fire and provides a pleasing
The bee and the flower are one example of imagery in this novel. The way that the bee embraced flower, stamped the idea of love and womanhood on Janie. Once Janie begins to see the relationship of the bee and flower she starts to get the idea about what marriage and love is about. Janie is seeking for independence, she begins her journey were she is able to freely express herself. This imagery shows that Janie is chasing after this idea because this is what she wants the experience of fulfillment of love, similar to what she watched the bee and the flower.
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini demonstrates the importance of women in a society as well as the problems with patriarchy. The importance of women is demonstrated through the use of structural and tropological design. Structural elements such as the italicized words of Hakim praising the communists for their gender equality, the plot divisions as well as the introduction of Laila after a grim scene of abuse, and the foreshadowing done by Laila’s friend Hasina showed the necessity of women in society. This was also shown through the use of the simile ‘the rock in the riverbed’ and the metaphor ‘a thousand splendid suns’ to refer to Mariam’s strong qualities of bravery, endurance, compassion and sacrifice; qualities that are needed
I can relate to Cisneros’ culture different, since I am from Indian and in India women are considered to be the goddess from ancient time, however they are not being treated like goddess. Cisneros poetic style makes the book easier to read and comprehend and I think her Mexican roots play big part of her writing. In the book Loose Woman, the author seems to be talking about herself in each poems and is trying to express woman’s journey through the collections of her poems. Through her poems Cisneros’ voice shows love, hate and all the stages of feelings the woman goes through and sends message of bravery.
In this situation, Lily learned to grow up and become a young women by gaining maturity from the bees. Lily feels a strong connection to them from the start of the novel, which helps her tremendously. Bees in general represent a sense a life and rebirth and in the novel, they symbolize a type of angel to guide Lily on her journey to maturing and becoming a women. The bees represent a coming of age and a sense of maturity through becoming a woman. Lily has many stops on this journey and it does not all occur at once.
Fuller was aware of her capabilities, and wanted all women to comprehend the amount of potential they all have. According to the article, Biography Online, “With growing confidence as a writer, Fuller also returned to themes of female emancipation and the role of women in society. In 1845, she published – ‘Women in the Nineteenth Century‘ – It investigated the role of women in society and how they could play a greater role in society.”1 Fuller had a goal, and that was to be known for her intelligence, and the desire to spread the faith in women. I admire Margaret Fuller for what she has done to contribute to the society I live in. If it weren 't for her, maybe people wouldn 't see women as the strong and independent individuals we are capable of being.
When Plath became pregnant with a child, her creativity was stimulated and she was put in touch with her deepest resources (Kroll 1). This made her poetry written during this time more positive and her new and improved poetic skills were easily attained (Kroll 1). However, according to the authors of Plath, Sylvia 1932 – 1963 include in their biography of her that “some of Plath’s poems hint at darker forces in her marriage; her Newnham tutor later commented on ‘the passionate rage which has since come to be recognized as the dominating emotion of her poetry’ (Wagner 84)” (Brown and Taylor 1). Things took a sudden turn one day when she finds out he had been having an affair and abandons her. This sent her into another pit of depression, however this time she does not survive.
This paper will illustrate the oppression women face as a result of traditional gender roles and how feminists are working to eradicate such gender norms. Along with how and why women’s muliebrity has such a dramatic impact on their confidence. Traditional gender roles define femininity as “the qualities of being female”. The example of “she celebrates her femininity by wearing makeup and high heels” is used as a description. Gender roles are traditionally how each gender should think, speak, dress, and interact in order to appear appropriately within the context of society.
Another example regarding Coleman’s use of feminine imagery to represent the struggles women of color face is found in her poem “95” in Mercurochrome. The poem illustrates the desperation women experience when they want to utilize and express their talents but are held back by social stigmas, such as motherhood. Schimdt argues that within the lines “I write about urban bleeders and breeders, but am troubled because their tragedies echo mine.” (Mer, 100) Coleman confesses her connection and empathy to “urban breeders” a metaphor for women of color who are mothers and “bleeders” a term that solidifies Coleman’s reference to women who also experience menstrual cycles. (Schmidt, 132) One could argue that Coleman’s confession is a testimony regarding people of color,
In the novel women stick together, they empower each other and help one other in issues that they go through. Feminism is the main theme of this novel Sofia, Celie and Shug all portray the idea of feminism, standing up as women and being empowered as women. Literature criticism looks at feminism in literature and the color purple is an example of novels that use feminism literature feminism- feminism literature criticism looks at the equal treatment of women in socially, economically and politically in the color purple women are oppressed socially, economically and politically. Characters in the color purple are challenged with the challenged of actually challenging the patriarchal society. Celie was oppressed socially, economically and psychologically, she was a slave to the society she lived, she was abused by her father and husband and everyman that was in her life, even to some point she felt like she was a slave to God that God was just like any other man in her life that just use her and never taker her seriously.at the end Celie start free and she gains her strength, the pants that makes symbolizes her breaking free from the patriarchal society that she lived in and also her challenged the patriarchal society and its rules.