In William Cullen Bryant’s “Thanatopsis,” Bryant speaks of death, saying that it is just a part of nature, as if he is trying to tell us that we should not be afraid of dying. When analyzing Bryant’s “Thanatopsis”; I find that there are many different ways that Bryant’s poem can be interpreted, and I can see that the shift, attitude, connotation, and meter are all big factors in his poem. Bryant’s “Thanatopsis,” is very much about death, and how it is closely related with nature. In the beginning Bryant acts as if death is something scary and sad, “…last bitter hour come like a blight…” (line 9) and “… the all beholding sun shall see no more…” (line 18), then towards the end he changes, acting as if he has come to peace with it, and accepted that everyone will die, “Yet not to thine eternal resting-place shalt thou retire alone…” (lines 31-32) and “… like one who wraps the drapery of his couch about him, and lies down to pleasant dreams.”
In the exposition of "The Flowers," Walker presents the story of a young African-American girl's view of life-everything is wonderful. As the narrator informs the reader, Myop sees the world through rose tinted glasses in the first few paragraphs of the short story; being only ten, "nothing existed for her but her song, a stick clutched in her dark brown hand, and the tat-de-ta-ta of accompaniment (Walker 2). " The aforementioned diction suggests that she holds a simple view of life, not really caring about much else other than what she is doing in the present moment. This can be attributed to her young age and lack of exposure to the suffering present in the world, as during one's childhood years, often the most important things to children
Marisha Velez Chanel photographer Ms. Cambells John Thomas Grant What to say that John Thomas Grant bought his first camera for photography with the things that he sell on eBay with the people that die on his family. Since that until his book “Final Thoughts: Eternal Beauty in Stone:, He can’t can come apart from the dead people. This play, Grant continues with the stories that we see silents.
Personification can be used in so many ways, from making a spoon fly to trees dancing, all of which help give the poem more life and support the theme. In “Hunter’s Moon,” Fisk uses personification to provide more vivid pictures when describing the kelp and sky and bring the moon to life. In lines 1 and 2, “the sky slips down the rungs of its blue ladder”. Suggesting that as time goes on, the sky is getting darker and darker, creeping closer and closer to the end. Throughout the poem, the moon is described as shining on us all, but when Fisk writes “Its pale gaze caresses the lovers…” (lines 12-13), this line could be interpreted as Fisk trying to hint at another way of representing the moon; way of subtly suggesting to readers that the moon
Alice Walker uses imagery and diction throughout her short story to tell the reader the meaning of “The Flowers”. The meaning of innocence lost and people growing up being changed by the harshness of reality. The author is able to use the imagery to show the difference between innocence and the loss of it. The setting is also used to show this as well.
I Have A Dream The use of extended metaphor, parallelism, and antithesis are rhetorical techniques that impact Martin Luther King Jr's speech by helping shape his argument. King used these devices to not only grab the attention of his audience but to also share his beliefs. Without these devices, King’s speech wouldn’t be viewed as the iconic, well put together speech that it is today.
Ted Hughes’s “To Paint a Water Lily” tells about an artist painting a scene of nature, and his choice to focus on a water lily. The poem also shows how the artist has two ways of thinking about nature. One way the artist thinks about nature is as a violent and scary thing. The artist also thinks of nature as a thing of beauty and grandeur. Though the artist acknowledges both of his views towards nature, he chooses to focus on the beauty.
Begin essay here: The poets Pat mora, Mary Oliver, and Lucille Clifton use personification to create a message about nature in the poems "Earth is a Living Thing," "Sleeping in the Forest," and "Gold." In "Earth is a Living Thing," Lucille Clifton shares an example of personification that says, "(the earth) feel her brushing clean. " The universe is the parent to the earth, so the earth is getting its hair brushed clean. In nature the universe is giving wind to the earth to make the people and animals feel fresh. The poem "Sleeping in the Forest," written by Mary Oliver shows an example of personification that is "(the earth) her pockets full of lichens and seeds.
Death can be blissful, life can be painful, immobility causes insanity, and pain causes peace. During an extremely unfortunate turn of events, Walt Whitman's poetry sadly began to reflect this brutally truthful principle. His health was on a quick decline and he was practically dead. It was later in he's life when he found peace with himself and his pain therefore pain and peace were recurring themes in his somewhat gloomy later poetry. His gloomy and dismal style was displayed with a seamless and beautiful incorporation of elaborate diction and a dramatic tone into his already lovely poetry.
In the poem,”I Was Sleeping Where the Black Oaks Move,” by Louise Erdrich the literary device that affects the story is personification. It helps people get a picture of what is going. The speaker is most likely a little kid in a group of kids with their Grandpa. The point of view is 1st person and the tone is sad and nervous. The setting is a house overlooking the river.
Theodore Roosevelt Jr. (1858 - 1919) Even as his body begins to wither under the soil of a country he held in the highest regard, his legacy will not be buried with him. Theodore Roosevelt Jr. was born on October 27 in the crisp autumn of 1858 to southern bell Martha Bulloch and American businessman and patron Theodore Roosevelt Sr. As a young boy, Roosevelt suffered from bronchial asthma causing him to be sickly and frail, both uncharacteristic of his adult persona. However, the childhood illness would not curb his curiosity nor determination, which in later years would take him to Harvard University, the battlefields of the Spanish-American War and the White House.