in the first quote diction is primarily used. When the Dumas says things like “clutched, anguish, and heavily.” The affliction can be observed quite obviously when words like those are used. When Dumas uses “clutched” instead of grabbed it shows not only the speed of the action but the underlying meaning and emotion that is attached. The second quote specializes in tone, primarily. You can infer the feeling of looking back on the downfall of their own person.
The tone of Obsession, however, is filled with anger, culminating in a sense of melancholic disappointment. Relating this to the broader themes of Songs of Experience and The Flowers of Evil as a whole, To Tirzah exemplifies Blake’s experience and Obsession epitomises Baudelaire’s spleen. Experience in To Tirzah and the Songs as a whole means a loss of innocence, while spleen in both Obsession and other works of Baudelaire is a sense of enmity. The technical differences and underlying values therefore add to both poems’ overarching attitudes toward mortality and sin, and contribute to the ultimate belief, or lack thereof, in religion and
In a similar way, the morbid title of As I Lay Dying displays the tragic nature of the work as a whole. The tragic atmosphere of As I Lay Dying and the critical atmosphere of “A Good Man is Hard to Find” are exemplified by the points of view and titles of both works. The points of view of As I Lay Dying and “A Good Man is Hard to
T.S. Eliot is a worldwide famous poet, an American modernist, and the winner of the 1894 Nobel Prize in Literature. Eliot changed the existing order in English literature. His poetry and literary criticism changed the literary interests of the whole generation. Through his poems, he forces people to know the history of the development of English poetry and to look at the seventeenth-century England with a new vision of Romanticism.
Keats states that “’Beauty is truth, truth beauty/ —that is all/ Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know’”(Keats 50). I myself and James Shokoff wonder if the urn itself speaks these lines as a message to the world, or is the poet making this statement? Shokoff explains that “disagreement arises out of the variation in punctuation found in the poem’s early editions” (Shokoff). Should the internal quotation marks surround only “Beauty is truth, truth beauty” to reflect a speaking urn, or should the entire
Compared to Ostriker’s writing, Bradstreet’s poem is written plainly; inspired by the Puritan influence and way of life. An example of this is her second stanza, “My thankful mouth shall speak Thy praise, / My tongue shall talk of Thee; / On high my heart O do Thou raise / For what Thou'st done for me.” Her work is very centered in serving the Lord and living a simplistic
What is the right thing to do? Ellie Wiesel believes people should do the right thing, but more importantly these should choose a side. Indifference is worse than anger, rage, and hatred as Ellie said, “Anger can at times be creative. One writes a great poem, a great symphony, have done something special for the sake of humanity because one is angry at the injustice that one witnesses”(Elie Wiesel, The Perils of Indifference). With indifference people are only punishing the victim and helping to achieve the goal of the unrighteous.
Also, in the expression “My heart's deep languor and my soul's sad tears”, we see the use of personification in “soul’s sad tears” because one's soul cannot literally contain tears, but in fact he uses this device to emphasize the immense pain he is feeling. Despite the image his words portray, the phrase “Let my tears stanch the earth’s dry appetite” adds a vivid personification to the imagery. This helps interpret the desperation Titus was feeling, so much that he is telling an inanimate Earth that he is willing to to cry an unlimited amount of tears, if it will satisfy earth’s hunger. Of course, he is not directing this expression to earth, but to the tribunes, to whom he is telling them that his tears should be enough to relieve his sons of their execution, in which they were falsely accused of the murder of Bassianus. The personification that is employed in this phrase helps create a deeper meaning that helps us realize that prideful Titus is putting his pride aside and begging the tribunes for mercy, a mercy he once denied Tamora Queen of the goths, when she pleaded for her son Alarbus
To what extent are either or both types of treasure consistent with Christian ideals? These questions guide Joseph Marshall’s paper, “Goldgyfan or Goldwlance: A Christian Apology for Beowulf and Treasure”. Therein, Marshall argues that the poet’s clear distinction between distributed and unused treasure is symbolic of the poem’s message. Marshall uses a plethora of contextualized Christian sources to assert that the Beowulf-poet’s differentiation
According to the poem “the blows as from God’s hatred; as if, before them, the backwash of everything suffered welled-up in the soul…I just don’t know!” This references that the blows are so strong that they are capable of causing all the memories of one’s suffering to well up, capable of causing the pain to rise up from the depths of the soul to the surface. When Vallejo writes, “I just don’t know!” this is an outcry of exasperation and frustration, when the speaker questions his own analogy or emphasis on the impossibility of knowing why terrible things