The Halo by C. Dale Young, begins with a poem I find to be very powerful. The author begins by talking about an individual lying in a hospital bed, resembling an angel with a halo. The narrative the author uses makes the poem real and intriguing. As you begin to read the other poems in the novel, you feel as if you are him. Fighting the demons of his wings as well as fighting all of the other demons he is facing. The pictures he helps draw in your head help you to understand the point he is trying to get across. The themes of this book of poems like are very repetitive and reoccurring but personally I enjoy it. The author continuously talks about the same general things which makes it feel like more of a book then just poems. Often times
With everything that changes in just a few pages, and how everything correlates with everything, it is just like the relationship between them. And just shows how life isn’t solid black or white, but every color in the rainbow and
Have you ever faced a life-changing experience that impacted you, your family, or your country? Melba Pattillo Beals, Jackie Robinson, and Feng Ru faced life-changing experiences and made decisions that impacted their lives, their family’s lives, and their countries’ lives. In the story Warriors Don’t Cry by Melba Pattillo Beals, Melba integrated an all white school so blacks can get an equal education as whites. In the story I Never Had It Made by Jackie Robinson, Jackie was the first African American to play in the Major Leagues. Finally, in the story “Father of Chinese Aviation” by Rebecca Maksel, Feng Ru, became the first Chinese aviator to build planes of his own design.
When an individual experiences prejudice or a lack of connection to place it can diminish ones sense of identity, leading to social isolation and a loss of cultural practices and traditions. The film ‘Beneath Clouds’ (2002) by Ivan Sen follows two Indigenous teens who experience prejudice and social isolation on their journey to Sydney. The poem ‘We are Going’ (1965) by Oodgeroo Noonuccal expresses the fears Indigenous Australians had over the dispossession land and cultural acceptance. The poem ‘Drifters’ (1999) by Bruce Dawe’s explores the journey faced by a financially unstable family, forcing them to move from place to place, without establishing any connection to the land.
Neon moon is a song written by Ronnie Dunn and is played with Kix brooks together they are Brooks & Dunn. the song was released in nineteen ninety-two and was soon later was the top played song. The main theme of this song is both a message and a story, the message is for you to not lose the love of your life, and the story is the man in the song spends every night beneath the light of the neon moon and tells himself that she’ll be back In this song using “I shampoo” metaphor, personification, simile, oxymoron and imagery was used mostly.
The poem fully develops the idea of the limited of privileges that some might have according to the their races and the racial division. The “borderlands” is the division of a place, but in the eyes of Gloria she makes the character grow up in a place where there is a racial division. The character is in the middle of how of her race is important as her cultural ways get in the way of trying to practice each one of them. The poet writes in both english and spanish to explain how she speaks to the different races she carries. As you read the poem you can feel how the tone changes as the author is speaking of the different events that she goes through in her life.
People have the need to always prove their self worth to everyone. In the poem The Leaving, Brigit Pegeen Kelly demonstrates how an individual’s environment and expectations of others encourages a person’s actions. In the poem the girl is so dedicated to her work that she’s willing to stay late even when her father doubts her. The speaker takes on the challenge to prove to her father that she can complete her task, and she successfully proves to him that she can do it. By proving her self worth to her father, the speaker faces new challenges along the way that test her own thoughts and decision making which ultimately determines the pursuit of her hard work.
‘For What It’s Worth’ by Buffalo Springfield has a logical message because it is referring to the Sunset Strip Riots that took place in Hollywood during the 1960’s. People protested when they lost their civil rights due to a curfew law that was put into place. The song says, “Stop, children, what’s that sound. Everybody look- what’s going down?”
When he talks about the hardships of having to go through the grocery after work, the little things that make life tougher, you can feel the store around you. The hard concrete floors with the damp light roughly illuminating the isle. “...the ADHD kids who all block the aisle and you have to grit your teeth and try to be polite as you ask them to let you by, and eventually, finally, you get all your supper supplies, except now it turns out there aren't enough checkout lanes open even though it's the end-of-the-day-rush…” Is a great quote to represent the vivid imagery used in this piece. The way that he writes about more than just the image
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.
What is your worth? , what makes you happy? , what makes you sad or disappointed?. Life has ups and downs and turnarounds but do you give up?. Mother and Daughter by Gary Soto is and short little that discuss the hardship of this young girl named Yollie along with her mother.
The title used by Lucie Brock-Broido “The Halo That Would Not Light” gives the initial thought that the poem will involve something about an angel that has lost their purity. The theme surrounding a fallen angel is hinted with the word “Halo,” as it is commonly associated as a ring of light above a holy figure. “The Halo that Would Not Light” is a short poem about the progression of a child’s adventures from the time the stork, or in this piece “raptor,” drops the child in the carriage through our years of imagination, and abruptly ends with, “is done,” death or maturity. Brock-Broido makes some darker word choices when referring to things of childhood such as “the raptor beak.” Most of us know the nursery story of a stork, symbolizing birth,
While his opinion is abundantly clear, he intelligently and craftily builds exceedingly relatable analogies for the reader. He tees the unsuspecting reader off with a light
Drifters by Bruce Dawe “Why have hope?”, is the question raised in the poem “Drifters” by Bruce Dawe. Bruce Dawe’s poem explores how change can damage a family 's relationship and cause them to drift apart. This poem has underlying and straight forward themes depicted about change. Straight forward depiction is the physical movement of the family from place to place and not everyone is in favour of this change. The very first line of the poem, “One day soon he’ll tell her it’s time to start packing”, supports the inevitable change that no one else has a say in except the man.
It can turn ordinary phrases into a new, deepened and more meaningful message. It makes the author 's writing better and gives the reader and new look on the main message. It enhances the poem and evokes the reader which overall, makes the poem enjoyable. It allows the author to convey the desired message through metaphorical and symbolic imagery rather than just words and language.
I think that the author’s mood and tone, stimulates curiosity and wonder. In most of the poems it’s from the perspective of a newborn exploring the world around themselves, for example,