She uses poetic devices such as tone, imagery, and organization to make us feel her fear. To begin with, the author uses imagery throughout the story to convey the difference between light and darkness. It helps the author be very clear when writing his story to help the reader understand what’s going on in the story. It helps the reader get a picture
Morrison has vividly justified the white ideological oppression and how Pecola internalizes and manipulates it. The novel has the vigor of relating the incidents precisely to draw analogy between the ambivalent aspects of black temperament. Pecola gets ignored by the white folk which is quite fathomable, but the anger and dislike shown to her by her mother (and a sweet attitude towards the white child) is puzzling and problematic. Morrison through a post-modernistic stance problematizes the concept of black identity through the ambivalent attitude of Breedlove family. Mrs. Breedlove finds a reflection of her own in Pecola which is “ugly” not only for others but for her also.
Giovanni starts the poem off stating that she is restlessly thinking why “2Pac is not with us”(Giovanni 3) [emphasis added]. Additionally she states “if those who lived by the sword died by the sword there would be no white men on the earth” [emphasis added] (Giovanni 4). She put these lines back to back to distinguish a difference between us being the blacks, and the white men clearly being the white race.
These two worlds are brought together when Olds reveals their identities that paint different portraits. Furthermore, Olds writes:”And he is black and I am white, and without meaning or trying and I must profit from his darkness.” This point of the poem presents a shift because readers realize the relationship. This woman states that
The concept of contrast can be seen in Olds ' choice of words: "on" and "sub". These two words have completely different meanings suggesting that the poem will be talking about opposites. Olds ' uses imagery to express the disparity between the persona which is a white female and a young, black boy. In the first thirteen lines, Olds describes the persona 's and the boy 's physical appearances. She indicates that the young boy is wearing "black sneakers laced with white", whereas the woman is wearing a "dark fur".
In “On the Subway” by the author, Sharon Olds, she uses a set of terms to keep a deeper understanding of the poem. The devices included from many are imagery, symbolism, and metaphors. Through these devices Sharon puts the level of her poem at an extreme interpretation of daily life. In the first device, imagery, she uses “wearing dark fur” illustrating something dark and dead in our imaginations. “Skin of an animal” is another quote with the recent one where we imagine a mysterious animal that only a rich person could use.
He implies this sense of darkness as a way of “fun” as he describes acres of land and houses being reduced down to “..only dirt..wet or dry..” (line 24). The meaning is misunderstood as the “...blady carouses” contradict the importance of the land with the final line, “...you can hang or drown at last..” (line 28). The reader comes to the realization after the last line of the stanza is that the writer was trying to warn him of the things that may possibly burden him later.
Sharon olds in the passage “on the subway” is trying to write the similarities and differences between the way people are with a Caucasian and an African American. Sharon attempts this by using literary techniques like imagery, simile, and tone. Imagery is used to see the differences between a white women and a black boy, the the first part of the passage. The narrator is the white woman and the black boy is the observer; the the shoes that he is wearing are black with “white laces on them”.
“We also cannot pretend that there is not a double standard—that blacks can say it without much social consequence but whites cannot. There’s a double standard about a lot of stuff.” When an article states the standard of the word, it can help the reader understand how awful the word actually can be. On the other hand Countee Cullen gets his point across better because In conclusion, the poem Incident by Countee Cullen is the most effective at getting his point across about how he feels about the N* because he uses, the use of simple words, great use of imagery, and he uses great metaphors to help the reader realize his
“On The Subway” by Sharon Olds In “On the Subway” by Sharon Olds, she explains and gives insights of the experiences she encounters between both worlds ( people without color and colored people), using literary devices such as: tone,imagery, and poetic devices. First, the author uses poetic devices such as metaphor and allusion, to give insights on the contrasts of both worlds . She uses metaphor to describe the way they took in each other’s appearance: “I look at his raw face and he looks at my fur coat. ”By comparing his “face” to being “raw” shows the sufferings and hardships the boy goes through. Her “fur coat” shows destruction because the fur comes out of animal skin.
This mindset of the author further proves my thesis statement. The author could possibly mean that by her skin “betraying” her, possibly she is a victim of racism and believes she does not receive equal opportunity. So, not only does her own personal negativity limit her, but other’s negativity affects her as well. By the author including line seven, she also provides the reader with imagery, another literary device used to help paint a mental
This this performance-actor analogy, she states that seeing race as a performance relieves us of some guilt, as we would fit into the “agents” of the analogy as we cannot chose which role (race) we are given. She provides an example of a journalist acting out of character; a black man whistling classical music (which is a “white person thing”). Acting in this manner nullifies the “mugger” assumption of his race and instead pacifies the race-judging assumptions of the general population. The article is very brief, but ends with that some races have more “damage control” to do than other races; meaning some races have to act whiter in order to fit into society and seem more “safe” or
Their paintings reflect their experiences and identities as racially oppressed minorities and convey the isolation that they feel. Gordon Bennett’s paintings portrays how he feels about his place in the Indigenous Australian culture and how the Indigenous people’s traditions are slowly being drowned out by white culture and suppression. Wenda Gu also addresses cultural identity, but differantly through his use of bold colour set against black and white and bold red to highlight the mistakes made by both women and men in I Evaluate Characters Written by Three Men and Three Women. Gu’s painting Negative and Positive Characters uses binary oppositions to question what is correct within society. Both artist have utilised there cultural background to address the issues that are present across the world and also their personal concerns with
She is accusing her of making hers the language of her oppressor by drawing her inspiration from neo-classicism, and being welcomed by the fact that slavery revealed to her Christianity. She will say: “There are very few poem in which Phillis Wheatley points out her experience as a Black and a slave. Her poetry embraces white attitudes and values, (...). She was detached from her people and her poetry could never be used as an expression of black thought.” However, Phillis Wheatley, being one of the first black poet, should not be seen as such.
Nikky Finney, the author of this book, was born in South Carolina and she grew up during the Civil Rights Movement, Black Arts Movement, and Black Power Movement. She is the only daughter, out of three children, to her parents Frances Davenport Finney and Ernest A. Finney, Jr. Her mother was an elementary school teacher and her father was a Civil Rights attorney and retired Chief Justice of South Carolina. Head Off & Split is her fourth book of poetry.