One line that I found interesting, "Figural development in a poem is possible in a villanelle. But the form refuses to tell a story. It circles around and around, refusing to go forward…" (Strand, Boland 8) At first I found this hard to believe and still have to ponder it more, that a poem can't tell a story, but if you look at it less figuratively you realize what the authors are trying to prove because the rules of writing a villanelle restrict it to be repetitive and looping the lines
Starting with imagery, the songwriter uses vivid imagery to paint the definition and hidden meaning of his narrative. With the first verse, the narrator uses the metaphor, playing in the sand, to illustrate the image of a man and his lover living through life, and how his partner had found a new group of friends; “and you found a little band”. The narrator continues with the metaphors, explaining that their partner “fell in love” with being with them, and how the narrator does not particularly like
This is shown through their diminished memories, the play’s flat plot, and the repetition and cyclicality of the play. While these moments create a sense of meaningless in the characters’ lives, they also cause the audience to question the meaning of life. Is there really no purpose to life, or is there actually something worth waiting every day
She believes that she can make life more tolerable for him. But her effort is futile. Life continues to be a heavy burden. This burden is often a kind of weariness of life –as Goethe says. The physical environment is a detesting burden for many of the novels.
“ The Sounds of Silence” by Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel presents a deep understanding and meaning of the topic that people lack the ability to communicate. Peoples thoughts are ordered by the media and forget about the true meaning of their own voices. Simon and Garfunkel represent this through the use of figurative language and poetic techniques which served really well to their song. Darkness is sometimes described as a depressive state to those who can't confide in no one and are all alone. In the first two lines, “Hello darkness my old friend/ I’ve come to talk with you again.”(1-2) describes mainly the key theme of this song, the lack of ability to communicate with other people.
In 1896, A.E Housman wrote “To An Athlete Dying Young” – a lyric poem and elegy, written in AABB rhyme scheme, which offered the positive attributes of a successful athlete dying young. The poem is written in a basic rhyme in which every two lines rhyme. By doing this the poem is smoother, easier to listen to and pleasing to the ear as an ode to the fallen runner “To An Athlete Dying Young” begins in somewhat of a nursery-rhyme setting. The speaker is overjoyed and nostalgic as he remembers the time when the town paraded through the marketplace with their revered athlete high on the crowd’s shoulders. They were celebrating his victory in winning a race.
Often people come to a fork in their lives that demand a decision. Unfortunately, the decision may not be easy to make even when evaluated closely. Robert Frost the author of “The Road Not Taken” intelligently emphasizes using theme, conflict, setting, mood, clever narration, and symbolism to express that making decisions is inescapable, a path can be researched thoroughly but is unknown unless it is traveled. This poem reveals the difficulty of decision-making as well as the human nature when confronted with conflict. Robert Frost develops a theme in “The Road Not Taken” that is relatively confusing simply due to being a short poem that causes readers to perceive the concept differently depending on their worldview.
Individuals have multiple ways to pursue happiness such as letting go of extreme ways of relating to your happiness, reflecting on the activities that give you joy, and scheduling them into your upcoming week. Those that are lost and confused, and running from their past may look for new ideas, or a new stable way of living. Throughout this journey many may renew their sense of faith with the actions of others. In, The Man That Planted Trees, Jean Giono presents the idea that individuals who are lost and confused, when introduced to new foreign perspectives on life, can pursue happiness through a renewed sense of faith in the generosity of humanity. At the beginning of this source, the narrator at twenty is feeling disoriented, and implements
It includes my own analysis of three poems from Gitanjali “Leave this chanting and telling of beads”, “Where the mind is without fear” and “Cloud heaps upon cloud and it darkens”. My paper ends with the conclusion. Key words - Gitanjali, Rabindranath Tagore. INTRODUCTION TO GITANJALI “Gitanjali” is the collection of poems by Rabindranath Tagore published in November 1912. It comprises of 103 poems translated in English by Rabindranath Tagore himself.
However, this not always the case. Sometimes due to adolescence or pure cynicism. This lack of empathy can cause challenges in social relations, rendering empathy of utmost importance. Hence, the characterization of empathy is prevalent in multiple works, including text 3 and 4. Text 3, a comic panel, exhibits the lack of empathy in a simpler manner.