In the first stanza, we can already see how this poem can relate to the world today and how we feel about certain things. We as humans don't like change. Sometimes, we want something to happen so bad, that we don't consider how our life might change if this wish, this hope of something, actually happened.
During the 1900s, there were many famous authors who wrote about African Americans and Civil Rights. This was what was going on during this time period. Segregation and discrimination towards blacks was increasing. Two famous authors were Langston Hughes and Maya Angelou. Langston Hughes wrote the poem “I, Too, Sing America.” Maya Angelou wrote the poem “Still, I rise.” These two poems both have their own meaning but are still similar in many ways.
In the poem “Women Who Love Angels” the author, Judith Ortiz Cofer conveys the theme of empowering women. She expresses this theme through the use of figurative language and poetic devices. Such as, allusion, alliteration, simile, and metaphor.
“...For I have lived in the city of the damned, and I know what horror men permitted to be brought upon them.” (103) In the novel “Anthem” by Ayn Rand, Equality 7-2521 has been raised in a totalitarian world. Everyone thinks of the whole, never themselves. It is forbidden to do otherwise. Equality has always struggled with fitting in. He’s always been different. He’s tried to go along with it all. Yet in the end he winds up leaving, and discovering a new way to live, the old ways. How people lived in the “unmentionable” times. He tells how the leaders are wrong, and how people shouldn’t have to live the way they do. That it is wrong. That the word “we” is the route of all evil.
Can an epic hero change and still be a hero? Or do they have to stay completely static? This question is disagreed upon by many, and has been a topic of discussion. For future reference, an epic hero is a larger than life figure who embodies the ideals of a nation or race. They usually go on adventures, accomplish great things, and are selfless, honorable, and kind. After reading the stories The Once and Future King and The Odyssey, it seems that the character of an epic hero does not always remain static; a hero can still be considered a hero even if he changes in a dynamic way. There are many characters that justify the idea of dynamic heroes, especially those in The Once and Future King, namely King Arthur and Sir Lancelot, but Odysseus
In similarities, the writing is a motivational and inspirational theme using Ethos, Pathos, and Logos to connect to the audience. Inspirational and motivational poems connect to the audience on another level as if the author and the reader are having a heart to heart conversation. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” (Maya Angelou) Inspirational writing are a lifetime piece of art put into words. There are no right or wrong when describing one’s life, but there is a bad and good. Including, a countless wicked approach or a respectable approach. Although you’re being inspired, you get a chance to inspire others as well. These poems give people the internal strength needed to overcome a problem, reach a goal, or let go
has lead to negative outcomes. This idea is explored through “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut and “The Unknown Citizen” by W.H. Auden. In these two texts conformity eliminates individuality and causes the society to be weakened.
After reading “Journey,” by Tiara Anderson in the first issue of Red Rising Education magazine, I understood that there is an array of various conflicts Indigenous men and women have to tolerate on a daily basis. Anderson discusses many topics in her poem including stereotypes, self-hatred and the missing and murdered Indigenous women. She is now in her senior year of high school and a mentor in a girls program called “Nodoka girls.” Anderson initially wrote this poem when she was twelve years old though, but this poem 's revised over the years. Five years later, at the age of seventeen (Anderson, 2017, pg. 13), she finally mustered up the courage to share it with the world. This piece takes you along the journey of a young girl’s path to self-acceptance and delivers an insight of her culture.
“ The Journey “ by Mary Oliver is an easy to read poem, yet the overall message is so powerful. The title speaks for itself for the reason being that, “ The Journey “ is literally about a journey one takes throughout their life. One day you wake up and realize this is not the life you want to be living, so you begin to transition. However, with this transition comes hardships that weigh you down and make it seem impossible to succeed. Once you leave all the negativity and keep the determination and drive you will be able to achieve that goal and complete your journey.
Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken” is a classical piece of poetry from just short of a hundred years ago. Even though it is often misinterpreted it has still made its way into popular culture. People believe that Frost advocates breaking away from societal norms and choosing the road less traveled but, in fact he doesn’t, he mentions the road not taken rather than the road less traveled on, either way it has influenced popular culture in a variety of ways.
BARNABY OF MULCH (A TALL TALE) is an entertaining tale of a small town. The tone blends a nice combination of comedy and drama. There’s an ensemble cast of delightful characters and a small town feeling to the storyline.
Papa’s Waltz is a love hate poem toward the authors parents. This poem was a way for the boy to get his anger out. Behind the darkness of the poem lies the loving side of the boy dedicating this to his parents. Showing them that even though all these things that happened he will still love him until the day he dies. Which is the overall message of this poem loving someone and accepting everything about them even if they have hurt you.
This poem “My Life” is a free verse poem. He combined metaphors, imagery,personification, and figurative language all in one poem to put together really good poem about
Originally, the protagonist had no interest in Brother Jack’s offer to him, however he soon realized this opportunity could be beneficial. He began to work with Brother Jack and his associates and agreed to undergo excessive amounts of studying to speak to crowds more effectively. When they felt he was ready to speak, that is when he did. The speech was something he was longing to do, however he had a significant amount of pressure on him. The protagonist spoke confidently to the crowd in saying, “They’ve tried to dispossess us of our manhood and womanhood... They think we’re blind-un-commonly blind… Think about it, they’ve dispossessed us each of one eye from the day we’re born… With both our eyes we may see what makes us so uncommon, we’ll
Discoveries within an individual’s life involve a notion of duality, presenting challenging obstacles, however acting as a catalyst to the maturing of one’s perspective. Both, Ang Lee’s film The Life of Pi and poet, Robert Frost’s Road Not Taken, explore this concept as Lee portrays the astray protagonist, Pi Patel, as he experiences a development in his personal identity as well as a spiritual internal conflict, whereas, Frost conveys the indecisiveness of human nature and creates a notion of choices having consequences. In nuanced way, the two texts underpin that undergoing the challenges are necessary to enlighten an individual’s mindset.