She has to add “an apple-onion stuffing” (13) just to make it interesting. The metaphor of this poem creates a vivid image of the brother's and sister's personalities, and how the character is able to deal with them. The author creates a cannibalistic environment with her cooking terms, but is able to make it light hearted through the overall
“Poem for My Sister” written by Liz Lochhead, is a poem describing the relationship between two sisters and their experiences. As with almost all siblings, the younger sister looks up to her older sister and strives to be like her whereas the older sister in this poem has been through numerous hardships and troubles in her life and warns her stubborn sister to not follow in her footsteps. The reader can relate to the poem as they are either an adult or a child and both ages apprehend the feelings and emotions that the characters are experiencing. A deeper meaning this poem suggests is that the experience of adulthood should be seen as advice for the upcoming generations. The poet has shown how easily influenced children are and how they strive to be like their elders by using shoes as a representation and symbol for different lifestyles.
He uses this metaphor through the entire poem to describe the mother's life as extremely hard and agonizing. As the poem progresses, he uses smaller metaphors to describe the staircase and to explain that the mother has always tried to climb it. At the beginning, Hughes says that her staircase has tacks and splinters in it, boards torn up, and places where there has been not carpet. These words have a very broad meaning and can be interpreted multiple ways. In addition, the author shows
For example, I connected to the theme of growth and maturity. The title leaves open the possibility of what the girl is becoming. All the reader knows is that she is leaving one place for another. In this way, the poem can relate to many children across the globe, because we all experience the feeling of growth everyday. Our bodies are growing, but we also approach things in different ways as we meet each new day.
While “For My Daughter”, a poem written by Weldon Kees during the 1940s, resonates the bitterness of a mother’s feeling toward her daughter’s illness, it also shows her hopelessness and pain as a mother. What I find interesting about this poem is the strong statement in the last line “I have no daughter” for “I have none”. I find this line to be contradicting, because the mother obviously show hopelessness as she could only watch her daughter slowly dying away. However, she might not bare any love for her daughter or she did love her daughter, but she tries to detach herself from loving her daughter to reduce the pain of losing her. So, I chose this poem to find out if bitterness is the only attitude the poet reveals in this poem.
In the 'Mother to son' poem, Hughes uses symbolism and imagery to convey the meaning of life and prove what it means to move forward and not give up in the political and social identity of this world called America. The anonymous mother is the main speaker in this poem, who gives a powerful statement, "Life for me ain't been no crystal stair (Hughes, 1922)." She stated this in the beginning and at the end of the poem to allow the readers as well as her son to believe that, life is filled with different obstacles and can never be an easy journey to success. People are forcing themselves to give up based on a negative impact, but the speaker is telling them, to keep moving forward; Always stay positive. Readers know this because, she expresses, "It's had tacks in it/ And
In Rossetti 's poetry the themes Love, death and religious belief are inseparable. This can be seen through three key poems. The poem 'A Smile and a Sigh ' expresses different aspects of love and it could be suggested that it demonstrates different viewpoints of love. This wouldn 't be unexpected as Rossetti experienced different relationships from heartbreak/loneliness and unwanted love. In addition, Rossetti demonstrates the theme of religious belief through the poem 'Up-Hill ' where Rossetti proclaimed that she (or others) relied on religion.
Will to Live: Parents Poem Explication The poem “Parents Poem” by Jacqueline Woodson is from a book called Locomotion also written by Jacqueline Woodson. Locomotion is about an eleven year old named Lonnie who becomes an orphan at age seven when his parents die in a fire. After a deep analysis on “Parents Poem”, one can conclude the poem has a definite meaning; One cannot simply forget the memories about loved ones, particularly parents. Towards the beginning of the poem, Lonnie is quite bewildered by the sympathy many have showed him after the loss of his parents. It appears as though Lonnie does not feel the need for others to suppress pity when he explains the death of his parents.
A number of poems revealing the tensions of childhood or child parent relationships, placed after the “Sequence in Hospital,” fall like a shadow from some giant distress, grown over the years, which has finally over-whelmed her as she struggles with that “ache for certainty that never ends.” “Father to Son,” “Domestic Dramas,” “Warning to Parents,” an ironic “Happy Families,” “Mah Jong,” all validate this, as do five poems entitled “Exodus I- V.” Her departure is from the promised land, a force emigration of childhood to the doubts of adulthood. These six pages are the repository of much of the material used in her poems; their sequence of short paragraphs from two to four lines at length present a stream of consciousness flow of thoughts,