Tyler Lingmann Mrs. Weimers English 8 Period 5 20 December 2022 Poem Analysis: “Storm What do you do when the ref makes a bad call? Well, this analysis shows what Chuck bell did. Josh Bell and Jordan Bell, Chuck’s kids, both play basketball for their junior high. Josh is really tall and can dunk.
The book “Standoff” by David Rivard consists of various poems about aging and the later development of a person’s life. The poems in the book provoke emotional responses, when connecting with the reader. A Poem of Rivard’s in particular that stood out to me was a poem titled “Said”. The poem “Said” is based off his father’s death at the age of ninety-one.
In enduring these complex emotions, this section was the most remarkable part. One of the first apparent emotions the boy experiences with the death of his father is loneliness to make this section memorable. The boy expresses this sentiment when he stays with his father described as, “When he came back he knelt beside his father and held his cold hand and said his name over and over again,” (McCarthy 281). The definition of loneliness is, “sadness because one has no friends or company.”
It was a sad time for the heart.” The boy struggled during in his life, and instead of taking the blame for his troubles he blamed it on his mother and his green jacket. This difficulty could relate back to something that happened in his childhood that affected him. The boy may have had a hard life experience that made him struggle and
Even thought the subject absconds to nature to evade their sufferings, a representation of life’s heaviest moments lurks in the background. The diction in the phase plays a pivotal role in the development of the author’s situation, as the word “paw” reveals the heavy weight put upon the author. Additionally, Oliver carefully selects words such as “heavy” to convey the immense struggle life places upon this subject’s mind. Again, Oliver reveals insight into the subject’s hardships with the mention of their “ripped arms.” The ripped arms embody the means in which life damages the subject.
To accomplish this goal, the author conveys rhetorical strategies such as diction, pathos, and metaphors. Initially, Sinclair uses words like “ no deliverance” and “ swept aside” to insinuate the feeling of sympathy. Both words share a connotation of being
How would you feel if someone could control what you were thinking? In “The Feed” written by M.T Anderson, everyone living in the community had a feed in their brain that was controlled by one large organization. Violet, the main character, suffers through a malfunction in her feed that changes the way she sees her society. Most people’s opinions can be changed when they have experienced the benefits and the disadvantages of something. Since Violet is aware of how life is with and without the feed, she becomes hesitant to believing that her community is being run efficiently.
John Jeremiah Sullivan’s essay, “Feet in Smoke” is a poignant glimpse at life, the human experience, and its frailty. “Feet in Smoke” focuses on an experience that John Jeremiah Sullivan’s brother, Worth, endured. Touching death. The essay utilizes imagery through vivid descriptions and “Feet in Smoke” has a particularly powerful paragraph that uses robotic imagery foremost. This paragraph, and the paragraphs that follow shortly afterwards are the crux of “Feet in Smoke”.
Since The Road is more about the Boy’s journey than his father’s, the supreme ordeal at the end of the novel is the death of the Man. The death of the Man, who acted as the Boy’s mentor during the many challenges faced by the duo, represents the largest and most devastating challenge faced by the Boy. Not only is this due to the fact that the Boy feels unprepared to continue on without his father, but it is also because the “reward” and “road back” are not immediately apparent to the Boy. Compared to even the most challenging obstacles the Boy faced in the past, the death of his father leaves him both physically and mentally pained and exhausted. However, relief from his situation arrives promptly in the form of the stranger who claims to be a “good guy,” though the Boy’s future remains forever uncertain.
The narrator’s changing understanding of the inevitability of death across the two sections of the poem illustrates the dynamic and contrasting nature of the human
While the child was feeling down; instead of picking her son up, the mother scolds her child “[reminding] him, once again, not to shout out in public. And never to speak with his mouth full” and his sister reminds him that, “Papa’s gone” (Otsuka 50). For one of the few emotional outbursts in the novel, there is no consolation for the distressed child. There is only condemnation of his actions and a reminder of not only of how he should act but also of the very topic that is distressing him, his missing father. It is clear that it did not matter what age an individual was, it was expected that the child would remain silent and distant from
Another example of this, in the last stanza, lines 15-16, is made as Roethke notes “[t]hen waltzed me off to bed/[s]till clinging to your shirt.” The last lines of the poem show the true relationship at the end of all the confusion lost in the midst of the middle of the poem. The father loves his son and waltzes him to bed and the boy, loving his father, slings to his shirt to stay with him. The poem expresses the confusion and complexity created in a relationship such as this one between father and son, but at the end, the confusion is unnecessary and what prevails is not the negatives, but instead the positive aspect of
The fourth line of this poem, “It launch’d forth filament, filament, filament, out of itself” further evokes the repetition of the efforts and he is stuck doing the same thing for the rest of his life. The speaker elevates these images to metaphor in his second stanza of his poem. In the second stanza, “And you, O my soul…catch somewhere, O my soul” the speaker describes the environment considered and understood by the human soul. Furthermore, it describes the movements, and expresses the idea of a soul that is unchained by the human body.
For the word "Death" also known as in negative term means losses that no one wants to meet with him. He also uses ironic diction. There are three stanzas; six, eight, and ten lines. Including to rhyme scheme throughout each stanza.
The poet compared the graves like a shipwreck that is the death will take the human go down and drowning to the underground like the dead bodies in the graves. The last line “as though we lived falling out of the skin into the soul.” is like the rotting of the dead bodies. The second stanza there is one Simile in this