In addition to unrealistic standards, Orenstein is alarmed by the growing popularity of princesses because she views them as “retrograde role models” (329). Therefore, she thinks princesses teach false lessons on morals, speculating less attractive girls will be bullied. Although Orenstein takes a second wave feminist approach, Poniewozik has a third wave feminism viewpoint, which states women can perform female and male tasks. Poniewozik describes various new princess movies that have a third wave feminism approach, for example in The Prince & Me, Paige chooses her career of becoming a doctor over the prince (324). However, in the sequel, she marries the prince and continues working as a doctor.
Edgar Allan Poe was a gothic literary writer who lived in the early 1800’s. Edgar was praised for writing unique and original stories and poems on disturbing topics like suffering and death. Examples of these stories and poems include “Eleonora” and “The Raven” which are both about a man lamenting over the loss of his wife. These two tales are very similar but show a rare insight into the mind of Poe and how much his life affected his melancholy writing. One key concept of both of the stories are the similarities of the characters.
The Romantic period was a time period in which people changed their views of the fine arts, which in turn affected their work. Some people Including Washington Irving did not agree with the view of the Romantic period and made fun of it in their work with some humorous stories. Irving was a well know writer in the late 18th century and early 19th century who grew up in New York. From the beginning of his life till the end, he was a funny man who loved the fine arts. Irving was originally a lawyer, but later he left his judicial career and followed his childhood dream of being a full-time writer, writing some poems which upon closer observation, it can be seen that he makes fun of the Romantic period.
John Keats was a poet who saw nature as being exhilarating and beautiful. He often drew comparisons between nature and poetry to express his thoughts. In his poems “Bright Star” and “When I have fears,” John Keats uses alliteration and personification to express his emotions towards mortality. In “Bright Star,” he uses these devices to express his desire to be eternal and permanent by comparing them to a star. Similarly, in “When I have Fears,” he uses them to capture his fear of dying before accomplishing greatness in writing and romance.
This creates a melancholic tone, which is heavy-hearted but not quite sad or depressed, and connects to the theme that love distorts the rest of the world. The tone that Shelley creates in his poem “Love’s Philosophy” is entranced. He uses a considerable amount of religious phrases, such as “the winds of heaven mix forever / With a sweet emotion”, showing how the speaker is almost spellbound, both by the person they love, and the very idea of love itself (Shelley 3-4). This connects to Shelley’s theme of love being desirable to
Lynching was a public thing back then and people would come their to enjoy it, they found it pleasurable. Abel wanted people to see that lynchings are not okay, and we should stop doing them. The readers response he/she might give is “That was actually a good poem.” The poem is very well written and stated. Is depicts Lynching perfectly in the poem. Yet Abel does take twists on the poem, for example, “(1) Pastoral scene of the gallant south (2) The bulgin’ eyes and the twisted mouth” (Meeropol 6-7).
From not even knowing who he was to being introduced and engrossed in a whole new world which was only known to him and his love, which he now shared with all his readers. The ending of this poem- from my point of view- was tragic yet strangely engaging for the audience. I can only simply accept that their love was not one to be long-lived , as it was forbidden. Although Annabel died in the end I cannot fault the poet, because even though she didn’t live a long life in which I pictured her growing old with Poe, I came to realise it didn’t matter. Poe would still continue to love her as he did before and to me, that was the beauty of it all, that he was able to love her regardless of her death.
In contrast to the clichéd way of declaring one’s love to the beloved, which mainly consisted of lauding the object of affection, Shakespeare compares the mistress to a number of beauties of nature - but always against her favour. However, with the rhyming couplet at the end, the whole tone and
Walt Whitman’s work transcended the notions considered taboo at that time, such as sexual experiences, Whitman openly and unapologetically translated through his work what others considered to be outrageous. His poems expressed sexual experiences and many other form of controversial elements. As I have previously stated “Walt Whitman, is a true inspiration and a pioneer of his generation when it comes to self-expression in a world not so forgiven by those who challenge the moral rules of society in which they live. In his poem titled Shut your doors he wrote: “Shut not your doors to me proud libraries.” In the other hand, The Trifles was the opposite of the work Whitman was engaged on, The Trifles clearly expressed the opposite of what Walt Whitman was doing. The Trifles depicted a reality where the socio dynamic between people of different gender or different part of the country.
I felt like love is an emotion that can either make or break your life, as I was reading the end of the poem where he was questioning himself and began to portray love as a negative emotion. In my opinion, using a vast amount of personifications was the right thing to do since love does actually bring objects to life in the eyes of lovers. Love is an emotion that can either make or break your life. I found that, in the poem, love is portrayed mostly as a positive emotion. Although, there are a few negative thoughts here and