Maria Chapdelaine utilizes nostalgia in exploring the lives of Franco-Canadians during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Many felt compelled to leave their rural roots and immigrate to urban areas the United States in order to find work, build a better life, or simply search for adventure. Chapdelaine describes this historic dilemma in terms of the fictional character, Maria. Additionally, the story demonstrates the sense of pride that Québécois take in their identity. Maria stays in Québec because she feels that it is where she belongs.
John Muir’s essay, The Calypso Borealis, and William Wordsworth’s poem, I wandered Lonely as a Cloud, are two wonderfully written works centered towards their love for nature. They were able to create vivd images in the reader’s head through their writing as well as emotional transitions. Both works, inspired by events in the 19th century, have their differences, however, their emotion and love for nature is the same and creates the same impact with the
For example, authors could use a variety of imagery, repetition, structure, and history to achieve their theme. One author who exhaustively uses devices to reach her goal is Dolores Kendrick. Kendrick’s renown book of poetry, The Women of Plums: Poems in the Voices of Slave Women, contains a multitude of poems that encapsulate exactly how it felt to be a woman and a slave. Each poem is written by Kendrick and incorporates a different theme. One specific poem from the book, “Leah: in Freedom,” allows readers to experience the struggles of constant escapes and captures.
Nature was one major thing that changed her life in a good way. Margaret Atwood 's family being involved in nature caused her interest to be discovered and later interpreted into poetry by impersonating humanity into society in “Siren Song.” Throughout Atwood’s life much of what she has experienced and who she has evolved to be is interpreted into writing that is mainly inspired by nature and the way society perceives women. Nature was a big part of Atwood 's life as she practically couldn’t escape from it. Atwood lived in the woods in Quebec most of her childhood (Athabasca University). She was isolated from the world so she decided to explore nature and learn more about it.
Also, she showed courage when she brought Lillian Jean into the forest and fought her. Would you be willing to possibly be arrested for trying to help your friend? Well, Cassie Logan was not afraid of helping out her friend even if there were consequences for
Jewett uses imagery as a tool to make the audience feel what the character Sylvia is feeling. Jewett uses phrases such as “More than all the hawks, and bats, and moths, and even the sweet-voiced thrushes, was the brave, beating heart of the solitary gray-eyed child” (49-52) to have the audience see what the tree itself feels. She uses this imagery to give personification to the tree, as the tree can feel too; the tree is a living thing just like Sylvia is. Jewett uses the point of view to sell to the audience how Jewett dramatizes the story more than diction and
In our culture, people get wrapped up in the major events in our life, the events that are planned, that are believed to hold our true happiness. Through Mary Oliver’s sobering words and structure in The Place I Want To Get Back To she suggests that true fulfilment is in small spontaneous moments that cannot be repeated, planned, or expected. She believes those are the moments that hold the most gratitude. By the use of descriptive language to describe the setting, Mary Oliver begins by implying that the poem is taking place in a forest without directly saying so. Oliver uses specific words like “pinewoods” (2) and “darkness” (4) to create the image of a dark forest.
In the first section the mother and daughter are the only two people present in this section and they are trying to plan whether they should sell the tree. There are also some images that are used in the beginning of this poem that create a negative image in the reader’s mind. The negative tone provided with the uses of “dark”, “smashing”, and difficult” show the reader the hard time the character are going though. In the second section, the characters are reminded of the significant of the black walnut. The author show this by shifting the tone of the poem to positive.
In his short story “Young Goodman Brown” Nathaniel Hawthorne uses symbolism and imagery to show the concept of good versus evil. Symbolism is essential to literature because it helps create meaning and emotion in a story. Imagery is crucial to literature because it helps create a vivid experience for the reader. Hawthorne uses both to draw the reader in. The first example of imagery that Hawthorne uses is when Young Goodman Brown is walking through the woods and he was trying to resist the devil’s temptations.“On he flew among the black pines, brandishing his staff with frenzied gestures, now giving vent to an insperation of horrid blasphemy, and now shounting forth such laughter as set all the echoes of the forest laughing like demons around
Sarah Orne Jewett was a realism writer who stories have a lot of natural and domestic elements of New England around her time. Her writing was inspired from a “deep sympathy for native characters and her ear for local speech” and she told another writer that “Her head was full of dear old houses and dear old women, and when old houses and old women came together in her brain with a click, she knew her story was under way.” This creating her “exquisitely simple, natural, and graceful style.” This being most evident in The White Heron. This story is about a young girl who is faced with an inner conflict of morality versus money and love. This story is told through a third person perspective. It tells of a little girl, Sylvia, who recently
Instead of Melinda saying exactly how she felt all the time in the book, Anderson uses Melinda’s paintings to keep a diary of her emotions. With the trees, any reader can see Melinda transition from feeling lifeless with no hope and nothing keeping her going to accepting herself and having hope for the future. At the beginning of the novel, Melinda is painting trees that reflect exactly how she is feeling. In the chapter "Opposite
Homer’s Odyssey, a Greek epic poem, introduces mythological creatures, like the sirens, to an audience that becomes highly influenced and mesmerized by these creatures that it inspired new piece of literature. For example, Margaret Atwood dedicates a whole poem to the sirens, which is the first mentioned in The Odyssey as creatures that lures sailors to their death, but ,unlike the Odyssey, it is written in the point of view of the sirens. Even though the depiction of the sirens are distinct and told in different point of view, both pieces of writing, Homer’s Odyssey and Atwood’s “ Siren Song”, have similar elements of cleverness. Homer describes Odysseus as wise, which is a characteristic needs to help the crew escape disasters and deaths.
Their composition about their subject is based more off of their own personal perspective than the reality of the situation. In Jamie’s travel writing “Shia Girls” her composition about her experience in Pakistan was written in a producing fashion. Jamie writes to Rashida about her new lifestyle of living on her own in a flat with some friends. (62) In Rashida’s letter back she expresses her concern “ We live in a home and safety. And you know how much we are happy and fully satisfy.
“ She is a flag on a hilltop, showing what can still be done: we too can be saved.” (Atwood 287) This was a powerful statement because it showed that Gilead cannot control all the women. That Of Glens suicide was not sad or self-wallowing but rather a form of rebellion. Offred found hope in this event by seeing If Glen 's death as a salvation for herself or other girls under the power
She uses nature as a figurative language, where something as simple as a flower can be code for something deeper within her. With all of her uses of her nature, her poems often have a mythical, almost spiritual, vibe about them. Her poems were also dismal and heavy. A poet with a highly similar style to Sylvia 's is Anne Sexton, who just so happens to have been a friend of Sylvia 's. The two met in 1958, while studying under the poet Robert Lowell.