The reason for Clint Smith is very well formulated is because of his choice of words. He use for example: profoundly, melanin synonymous, determined. But at the same time his way of telling this poem, makes it so special and fascinating, as a reader you are being drawn in to his childhood, his world, just by the thing he says. If you only look at the text, you will actually fell that same as if you hear him saying it out loud. It is like he is telling a story, first he starts out with something that everybody that is listing to him understand, and in that way he already have the audience attention (00:11) “Growing up, I didn 't always understand why my parents made me follow the rules that they did” afterwoods he go on an and tell about the issue there have been.
In a society where sacrifices have to be made in order to avoid prejudice, we show tenacity towards who we are at core. We do not let the societal streetlights dictate our every action, as sometimes the red stoplight obstructs the very path to self-discovery. In his short story “Glass Roses”, Alden Nowlan explores the idea between conforming to society demands or embracing
How many times have you tried to remember something from a long time ago, from could not seem to recall it? What if you could not remember anything from the past except for what you are made to remember? This is how life is for Jonas, in Lois Lowry’s The Giver. He only knows what he is told. He lives in a society where everything in the same, and no one is discriminated against.
But, nature does not exclude humans, human excludes themselves from nature. Within the “mists of [the] chopping sea of civilized life, such are the clouds and storms and quicksands and thousand and one items to be allowed for”(277). He uses clouds and storms and quicksands to convey that civilized life includes the same negativity included in the connotation of those conditions, but nonetheless, those too are apart of nature. The purpose of utilizing imagery is so evoke images people already have to connect with them on that level to make them understand that they must find a harmony and balance in the world. So, in order to restore order within one’s individual life, one must defy the social norms that distance themselves from nature to find harmony with it.
This poem put out a message showing that words are powerful. So between the two poems, the messages that they are trying to express are both about the equality, but offer and show different sides of it. In conclusion, using tone, figures of speech and the theme of the poems Tableau and Incident by Countee Cullen all show equality and how much it takes to get there. Both poems use different tone, figures of speech, and theme to show equality. Without using tone the readers would not know how it felt to be treated in this kind of way.
Everyone needs to learn that they are special no matter what others say about them or how others make them feel. We are all different for a reason. We need to learn how to be independent and stand up for ourselves like Rosalene did in the novel. Something that we need to never forget is that we are, “Unforgettable, that’s what you are” (Kidd). I like this quote because I believe that if someone acts as themselves all the time and is not constantly following the influences of others and isn't always dependant on others that people will remember that.
Reading resistance literature need an open mind. The reader does his or her best to understand things according to the view of the author and it is not easy for some people to agree with this point of view. Sometimes, the reader can not have a particular feeling , but the author use some descriptive words for showing emotions which he wants to present. If we study this issue carefully, we find that this issue is popular and prevalent everywhere throughout literature without taking some important points into account. Authors have a good chance and freedom to express themselves in different ways because of the open definition of resistance as if the definition of resistance literature is Specified this would limit the author’s ability to
Through the poem invictus by William Ernest Henley conveys that do not give up fight to the end. The use of diction expresses this theme because it shows the type of words he uses. The speaker states, “Beyond this place of Horror of the shade/And yet the menace of the year” (Henley 9-10). Here the author uses diction by not using scared or spooky but uses Horror and instead of using enemy he uses menace because it shows a deeper and darker word choice to show helplessness and dread. Another device used by William Ernest Henley uses imagery because he uses descriptive language so tone word can be used to imagine what the character is seeing.
New Criticism attracts many readers to its methods by appealing to them with simple steps in order to criticize any work of literature. According to Steven Lynn it “focuses attention on the work itself, not the reader or the author or anything else” (21). It dismisses the use of all outside sources, asserting that the only way to truly analyze a poem efficiently is to focus purely on the poem. However, my New Criticism approach will include counterparts between the text and historical contexts, such as the author’s life. For this I chose to analyze the poem “My Papa’s Waltz” by Theodore Roethke.
As he expands on this idea, it is clear to the reader that Iyer believes one of the reasons we travel is to be able to be “free of caste and job and standing” in order to better comprehend ourselves. In a different environment where no one can really put a label on you, especially if you are alone, it is probable that certain issues or aspects of one’s personality, which would have otherwise remained dormant, manifest themselves, allowing you to be “born again”. In this situation, you don’t live in the past or the future, but in the present where it is almost impossible for you to ignore your inner self, biases, values, and opinions. The thought of traveling alone usually expresses a feeling of loneliness, but in reality being on your own encourages you to learn and understand yourself in ways that cannot be achieved by staying in your habitual territory. This can occur because of many factors including, but not limited to individuals around us and their culture.