Clifton then goes on to write, “these hips have never been enslaved, they go where they want to go they do what they want to do” (8-10). These lines symbolize an unrestrained freedom from guidance and censorship that enable women to lead their own lives. Finally to close out the poem, Clifton mentions the influence (or manipulation) that women can use over their male counterparts: “I have known them to put a spell on a man and spin him like a top” (13-15). Clifton realizes that the male may always be the head, but women can always manipulate him into getting or doing whatever they want. However light, Clifton’s strong use of imagery of words in this poem display to the reader (regardless of gender) the empowerment of woman with the use of something as simple as
As things get worse, Miranda has to find ways to survive. The theme for Life As We Knew It is to be grateful and never give up because things might get worse, anything is possible, and the results will be better. First, one of the themes for Life As We Knew It is to be grateful because things might get worse. For example, when Miranda secretly went into the pantry, she got upset because there was a lot of food, and she was upset about why everyone was starving themselves. She then grabbed the chocolate chips which she claimed it was hers, and finished every single one (Pfeffer).
In the first stanza, in which the heading is “since,” Fields describes the after effect of Malcolm X’s death in the present. In the second stanza, “And then” serves as a way for Fields thoughts when she looks back. And finally, “ Looks like Malcolm X helped” is a thank you to his contribution, and it provides the reader at the time a thought of the near future. With all the breaks in between the stanzas the poem is very powerful once read
For example, he makes reference to the fact that he is sent to the kitchen and disregarded when company comes over to the house. Towards the end of poem, the author envisions a future where no one would dare call him unequal. He claims that he too is part of America, a country that is supposed to be about freedom and equality. At the end of the poem he lets the reader know that “I, too, am America.” Knowing about Langston Hughes background helps
Everyone has limits to how much they are willing to share with others. Whether it’s a good friend or a complete stranger we have boundaries set to keep our lives from being broadcasted. Robert Frost expresses the importance of these boundaries and separation from others in his poem “Mending Wall” not only to justify division but to explain the mending of personal beliefs. As two neighbors come together to mend a wall, together a wall is fixed, a wall was questioned, and personality traits were clearly revealed. In “Mending Wall” Robert Frost uses an extended metaphor to convey that although separation can prevent relationships from growing, setting boundaries helps preserve traditions and ideologies while accepting human truths.
The presentation of Alexander Flemings strengths and why he should stay in the balloon was full of arguments and information about his life. He had a strong introducing sentence which caught the attention of an audience and made him seem instantly like the most important person in the balloon. This did not last long though, as straight away after the introduction he mentioned his accidental discovery and his contribution to other peoples work and not much of his own. `There was only a slight explanation of the actual actions Fleming took to develop his find into a biological proof and into a working medicine for the ill. A main issue with the speech he made was that he did not explain what he did, only what he helped towards, which does not provide sufficient reason for him to stay in the theoretical balloon. This is because he has little influence or knowledge which could be applied to the future of human
Franklin grew up in a house where he was told what he thought or how he should think and wasn't asked. "Sometimes words don't count. Words are too easy to ignore, misunderstood, or twist around. Sometimes you have to act and sometimes so dramatically, people are stunned, stopped in their tracks. I wanted to do something that would symbolize what I thought or how I felt" (Bell, 19).
The author of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain, once declared, “Never allow anyone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.” In the poem “the bullet was a girl,” Danez Smith captures the effect of when one has lost love. Romance ends with a heartbreak and depression. The figurative language in the poem contributes a darker and deeper meaning to the poem. For example, the speaker metaphorically delineates his feelings, as “the bullet was a girl…” (4). The “bullet” has a negative connotation to it because it often is associated with gun violence, warfare, homicides, and death.
At the beginning of the poem, Milton’s fleshly thinking allows him to believe that God expects us to go out and do physical works with our hands, and because he is not capable, then there is no way that he is pleasing God. Milton’s thinking transforms to spiritual thoughts when he begins to reference passages of the Bible. The poet realizes and expresses at the ending of the poem that God does not need our works; he wants our heart’s devotion. Milton first alludes to