The tone of the poem refers to the attitude of the poet as well as the poet’s emotional colouring of the poem. The tone of this poem is personal as she refers to “I” and “You” on a constant basis throughout the poem. She is also questioning the reader by the use of the words “you” which contributes to the personal tone of the poem. The overall tone of the poem is bitter, angry as well as self-confident. As you read the title of the poem and the repetition of the words “I rise” you realize that the poem’s tone is one of triumph and of winning.
especially her concern with women 's issues. It clearly reflects a comment she once made regarding her writing: a desire to "describe human existence in its subtle, complex, true meaning, stripped of the veil with which ethical and conventional standards have draped it." The Awakening does exactly that" (Timko). The Awakening was written based on Kate Chopin however more her concerns on women 's issues. It reflects a comment she had made once regarding her desire to write.
It is done in such a way where everything that is being describe is not being said directly but rather describing actions that symbolizes different principals of theories. The different key features also plays an important role for example the tone that is being formed by the lyrical voice that can be seen as a nephew or niece. This specific poem is also seen as an exposition of what Judith Butler will call a ‘gender trouble’ and it consist of an ABBA rhyming pattern that makes the reading of the poem better to understand. The poem emphasizes feminist, gender and queer theories that explains the life of the past and modern women and how they are made to see the world they are supposed to live in. The main theories that will be discussed in this poem will be described while analyzing the poem and this will make the poem and the theories clear to the reader.
Langston Hughes has touched major social and racial problems in his works. The issues of racial transition, discrimination and exploitation of the black population in American society and the questions interracial marriages were among them. Literary critics have noted the symbolic beginning of the feminine presence, even in the works of the writer, where a woman
But the poet claims she is not noble and not complex. She is definitely not ashamed about this, because of the fact that her sexuality was a great inspiration for her poetry. This is also a reason why she addresses her sonnet to ‘almighty Sex’. Brittin (1982) holds the view that ‘I too beneath your moon, almighty Sex’ is “a defiant sonnet asserting that her work is absolutely sincere, ‘wrought from what I had to build with,’ coming out of her far from perfect self and including lust ‘and nights not spent alone’.” To conclude, it is possible to state that in ‘I too beneath your moon, almighty Sex’ Edna St. Vincent Millay expresses her sense of pride about her poetry
For example, authors could use a variety of imagery, repetition, structure, and history to achieve their theme. One author who exhaustively uses devices to reach her goal is Dolores Kendrick. Kendrick’s renown book of poetry, The Women of Plums: Poems in the Voices of Slave Women, contains a multitude of poems that encapsulate exactly how it felt to be a woman and a slave. Each poem is written by Kendrick and incorporates a different theme. One specific poem from the book, “Leah: in Freedom,” allows readers to experience the struggles of constant escapes and captures.
As can be seen during this performance, Sylvia Plath challenged the roles and values of her time through her decisions and her poems. Despite being raised in a unitarian family, she embraced the heathen and metaphysical. From the outside it looked like she met societies expectations of a woman but the double in her poems revealed what Sylvia really thought of these expectations. Plath’s poem Mirror is a notable example of this doubling. It combines all her opinions and displays them in full view while deceiving the reader through her use of diction and various forms of poetic devices such as personification and metaphorical language.
Claudia Rankine a renown poet, uses her novel “Citizen: An American Lyric” to discuss issues of race and imagination. Claudia Rankine is an absolute master of poetry and uses her gripping accounts of racism, through poetry to share a deep message. Claudia Rankine uses poetry to correlate directly to accounts of racism making Citizen a profound experience to read. Not only is this poetic novel a vision of her world through her eyes, Rankine uses the experiences of Americans whose color has rendered them invisible to the many who are privileged enough to be blind and not note racism as a large issue in America. Claudia Rankine articulates the use of you and further emphasizes the larger meaning of the title Citizen and recognizing that word through societal issues.
The Awakening is an example of a novel with a character that plays an important role because of her alienation due to her gender, class, race, and religion, and revelation about society’s assumptions and moral values. Chopin gains her knowledge about the struggles of overcoming diversity, both racial and gender, through her own past experiences. She
First of all, the two poems Any Human to Another written by Countee Cullen (which was associated with the Harlem Renaissance) and Bowery Blues written by Jack Kerouac (which is associated with postmodernism) both have very deep and meaningful subject matter. Countee Cullen uses many metaphors in her poem to convey the emotions that she’s wants her readers to feel. She, in the beginning, believed that “your grief and [hers] must intertwine like the sea and river”
Anne developed a unique writing style that relied on metaphors and dialogue, both techniques most likely developed from her literary way of looking at the world as a young girl. Braden’s memoir about the sedition case, The Wall Between, is a metaphor in itself. Braden continually refers to a wall between blacks and whites and the negative effects its division has on the people of both sides. She uses this and other metaphors as a means to simplify ideas, like that of racial unity to overcome segregation: “For it can’t be crashed through – not from your side alone” (Braden, The Wall Between 8). In “Free Thomas Wansley” and The Wall Between, Braden recounts conversations like dialogue in a novel as a way to make her writing more approachable and vivid, something that is key to impacting her
Alexie’s major themes in his stories are big and tough to talk about but he uses wit to speak to all people. The problems that Alexie talks about can span from racial inequality to lack of options and opportunities in the Native American community. There are many reasons as to why an author would choose to use comedic aspects in his or hers writing. One major reason is it keeps the mood light, and even as the story/poem gets heavy, there is a lightness to it. Another reason is humor can often heal old wounds.