However, Gail Hemmeter's ""How to Read Poetry" does a better job. This is because he gives a list of things for the readers to think about when reading a poem. This clearly explains that Gail Hemmeter's understanding of poetry is that to understand poetry there a process of things that you have to do. "Introduction to Poetry" by Billy Collins doesn't clearly show his viewpoint on the understanding of poetry because it's a confusing poem trying to explain confusing poems. So overall "How to Read Poetry" by Gail Hemmeter better conveys his viewpoint on the understanding of
The speaker seems unsatisfied with herself. Observers of the poem, may blame the speakers childhood for her lack of satisfaction with her life. If the speaker, did not have to deal with her fathers affair leading to an unhappy marriage, would things be different with the speakers current life? My Wicked Ways, beams an unfulfilled tone from the speaker.
She wanted to believe that her hardships were only temporary, so she looked to story book characters as her friends and a refuge from reality. She is very good at vivid description and dialogue as well as her prose- using ordinary language without meter and making it sound beautiful. It creates a mental image in the mind of the reader. She also describes things abnormally, which makes the reader think of whatever is being discussed in a different light. It is very colorful
The second poem is a free verse poem by the poet Alice Walker, called ‘Women’. I am excited to share my opinion and analysis on these two, especially different poems! ‘Women’ is a free verse poem about what the title suggests, women. Alice Walker uses the lyrics of her poem to focus on her admiration
To comfort her friend into obediently listening to Montag’s book of poetry, Mrs. Phelps remarks that “‘if we listen nice, Mr. Montag will be happy and then maybe we can go on and do something else’” (95). Even though Mrs. Phelps isn’t agreeing to follow the majority in this circumstance, she still is promoting submission through conformity to a person in a position of power. She attempts to make listening to literature, a highly illegal crime in their society, seem like no big deal by using positive language like “nice” and “happy.” Those words put a positive spin on submission of self, all in hopes that “Mr. Montag will be happy.”
Please, Abner.” (Faulkner 267), she is trying to stop him from doing soothing he may regret later. There are so many characters in this short story, so to this day it confuses me to why he just stuck to one person to tell this when we most likely could have gotten so much more out if other characters told this. So, point of view is very important and makes us the readers not get the whole picture, but that’s what Faulkner intended to
In the film The Hunger Games, however, Katniss Everdeen took a stand because she was not afraid of what will happen to her but what will happen to her sister and others in trouble. This feeling of fear for yourself rather than others is what separates the bystanders from the morally courageous
When the author later reveals that Montag had been stashing many books in the hope to learn something from them, this shows that Montag believes that society is wrong, or maybe hiding something from their past, and that books can be beneficial to them. Again, like the old woman, Ridley, and Latimer, he was not hurting anyone but was still frowned upon because he had, or started to have, different beliefs that are uncommon from the society he lived in. In the book Fahrenheit 451, the quote said by the old woman before she committed self-immolation has many different meanings that will, hopefully, carry out in the everyday lives of societies everywhere from the people back in October 16th of 1555 and into the far future. Latimer and Ridley made history with their long fight for their beliefs that will indirectly carry out their ideals in the minds of people like Buddhist Monk Thich Nhat Hanh, Reverend Martin Luther King, and author Ray
This could prove to be very unappealing to the audience, but yet Edson doesn't hold back on building Vivian's character to be more difficult for the audience to receive. I think by going about the main character in this way, Edson poses the question of whether or not an audience can empathize with someone that is unable to do so herself. Edson pushes the audience to recognize that Vivian shouldn't be any less deserving of understanding because she is not the typical saint-like cancer patient. Edson doesn't waste time with introducing the audience to Vivian in a one on one manner by basically destroying the forth wall.
On the other hand, Katniss is suspicious of his behavior, and believes he is just pretending to be nice, but she realizes that he is just being himself. She states in the book, “Peeta Mellark, on the other hand, has obviously been crying and interestingly enough does not seem to be trying to cover it up. I immediately wonder if this will be his strategy in the Games. To appear weak and frightened, to reassure the other tributes that he is no competition at all, and then come out fighting.” (Collins, 2008, p.49)
She says little about humanitarian aid in the first chapter besides how much it’s making her hate her life. The negative description of humanitarian aid work is a bit off-putting, not only to people who opened the book thinking they would be learning about aid work but also to her personality as a character. It’s easily assumable that being an aid worker would be a difficult and trying job. But the way Alexander portrays herself right from the start may make it difficult for reader to sympathize with her. It has been suggested that the point of the book was to break the idea of aid workers being humble and selfless people, which in the end the book does very
The Erlking by Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum confused me, even though the interpretation sounded interesting and fantastical. At first, I wondered if my confusion dealt with me not reading or hearing about “Der Erlkönig” before. After thinking that, I read the poem online; I really liked the poem because of creepy it is. I saw some correlations with Bynum’s version, but confusion still lingered in my head. I’m thinking a combination of the story structure and the lore (the fairies and elves) didn’t mix well with me.
I mainly do it for the receiver I guess, so they aren’t getting an “eyeful.” To me I think it is sad because I fall in the category of “bad etiquette”, because truss is the complete opposite. For her as a writer, I can see why she prefers to keep it nice and neat. I am definitely sloppy when it comes to texting, and might soon change that for etiquettes
Piper wanted to find a sense of self-identity being that she’s new to the jail. She wanted to be unique instead of eating food that she knew wasn’t good for her. Most people find themselves in this position when they are in jail. Therefore, this experience exemplifies rational choice theory because Piper’s comment caused Red to commit the “crime” of starving her. So in Red’s mind, the benefits of sending Piper a message that these types of
Reading an endless passage of texts allows the readers to give up for many reasons from not being engaged or being convinced of the beneficial aspect of the text is due to the lack of good writing. The definition of “good writing” can confuse people by being too broad. My belief of good writing is writing that compels an audience to feel interested, motivated, or deeply connected through the composed text. The article “To The Youth Athlete I was, And The Adult Athlete I’ll Never Be” written by Gina Davis have the qualities of good writing which targets a certain Discourse community. A Discourse community is living to a certain role or “identity kit” they upholds themselves with the driven skills, values, and beliefs to their community.