Licata "After Us" Essay In "After Us" Connie Wanek uses imagery of rain to show that the human race will either continue to grow or it will destroy itself. "After Us" is talking about the human race, either at the beginning or end of its existence. It talks about a perfect world, one that has grown and flourished, but it starts to rain. They do not know if it is the rain will stop and they will continue to live, or if the rain will go on forever therefor eventually destroying humanity. The end of the poem is saying, "And after us, the rain will cease or it will go on falling even upon itself." (Line 22-23) Detonating ‘after’ it means the end and we are no longer around. Once the human race has forever disappeared, where does that leave
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In this poem, Ruth Belknap contrasted the perceived, romanticized pleasures of country life against its difficulties. I selected this document because I thought that it was interesting how she detailed the challenges of country life; she needed to constantly work and if she didn’t, she wouldn’t be able to provide for herself or for her family because they produced their own food and clothes. I found the verse “If with romantic steps I stray/Around the fields and meadows gay,/The grass, besprinkled with the dews,/Will wet my feet and rot my shoes” (28) to be especially interesting because even if there were pleasures of life in the country, she could not enjoy them because she was too preoccupied with her work and accomplishing what she needed
In Sara Teasdale’s poem, “There Will Come Soft Rains”, she writes, “Not one would mind, neither bird nor tree,/ If mankind perished utterly;,” (10/11), meaning the world will not miss the humans after they have all been destroyed by their own doing, and everything will carry on in peaceful bliss without the pests. Their destruction would come from the wars that Bradbury warned against in his
"We Real Cool" by Gwendolyn Brooks portrays the plight of the rebellious youth in all their glory. In this poem, the author utilizes unique meter and verse to add to the story she's conveying. The pool players in this poem are rogue youths and Brooks attempts to understand their lives. The tone conveyed in the poem adds a slightly ominous tint to the picture of the pool players. Brooks uses this poem to convey the plight of the pool player’s existence and urge the reader to see the fun the pool players have and also the looming consequences.
Poetry Analysis Once the poem “History Lesson” was written numerous poetry foundations celebrated it for many reasons. “History Lesson” not only makes an impact on literature today it has also impacted people also. This poem inspires people and moves them to the point to where they can find a personal connection to the poem itself and to the writer. Not only does it hold emotional value for those who were victimized and those whose family were victimized by the laws of segregation, but the poem is also celebrated for its complexity. The poem uses many techniques to appeal to the reader.
Comparison Essay “Before the world intruded” By Michele Rosenthal, “Theme for English B” By Langston Hughes, and “Won’t you celebrate with me” By Lucille Clifton are all portraying the theme of identity but addressing it in a different way. As one can see, “Won’t you celebrate with me” is saying that her identity has forged her into a strong person that cannot be put down, while “Theme for English B” is about a man trying to find who he is. Lastly, “Before the world intruded” is about her identity when she was an infant and how it is hard finding one as a grown up. In conclusion, all three poems are using literary devices in order to portray identity in a different way.
A great Italian poet named Dante Alighieri once said, “Nature is the art of God.” Nature has dominated earth since the very beginning. When all perishes, nature still remains. This is seen in the poem called “Grass” by Carl Sandburg which is a free verse poem that emphasizes war and the immortality of nature. Throughout, the entire poem, the speaker remains unsympathetic towards the deaths caused by humanity because it is a constant cycle.
In conclusion, the short story "There Will Come Soft Rains" by Ray Bradbury includes many possible life lessons that the reader can learn about such as the world keeps spinning even if one were to fade, everything goes through a cycle and there is always a new
The poem "Kindness" by Naomi Shihab Nye speaks about how you experience kindness and what it really is. The main point in this poem is that in order to experience people's kindness you need to experience hurt, sorrow, and loneliness. The author says that when you loose everything and have no one or thing that when kindness comes along it lifts you up "and then goes with you everywhere/ like a shadow or a friend" (33-34). When portraying this message the author uses a sad but hopeful tone to send the message she wants to say. This tone helps portray the message because you can feel how sad someone is when they are lonely and they have nothing.
Bradbury is suggesting that technology can lead to our demise. He thinks that if we let technology get too advanced, we will get to dependent on it, which will lead to our ultimate end. Bradbury’s “There Will Come Soft Rains” is a look into what was a possible future if the Cold War actually spiraled into nuclear war and more atomic bombs were dropped. The story was written in 1950 right around when the Cold War was and the “Red Scare” was a credible threat.
In today's world, technology is appreciated by most people, but it can be toxic and can lead to humanity's destruction. Ray Bradbury’s short story “There Will Come Soft Rains”, uses Sara Teasdale poem to show that nature will thrive even when humans have gone extinct. Bradbury included Sara’s poem in his story because their themes are very similar, and they both emphasize nature’s power. Both of the authors themes are very similar.
(-- removed HTML --) is the poem which i chose, actually it is a song. And the writers of this poem is “CCR” which means Creedence Clearwater Revival. The poem satirize the rich and powerful, I know it because the author repeated “It ain't me, it ain't me I ain't no fortunate one, no” And it means he wasn't the people who was born in rich or powerful.
See It Through “Good, better, best. Never let it rest. 'Til your good is better and your better is best,’’ St. Jerome once said. The poem “See It Through” reminds me of this motivational quote and lots of others from St. Jerome. “See It through” was written by Edgar Guest to give ideas and advice to the audience.
“To Myself” by W.S. Merwin, is a poem about rememberance and loss. A man is looking back on his life, realizing he has lost who he was and envisioning his old self reminds him of a loss he wish he could regain. With the use of the title, ‘‘To Myself” he writes to the one person he lost, himself. He feels the person he once was and there is a tinge of regret in his voice, “here a moment before and the air is still alive around where you were.” He keeps remembering what he used to be, still feeling his old self while pretending to be someone else.