18 January 2016
Praise Song for My Mother
Have you ever thanked your Mother for always being there for you, helping you grow up and providing you with love in times when you needed it? In ‘Praise Song for My Mother’ written by Grace Nichols, the Author thanks her mother for caring for her and providing the child with love. With the poem Grace Nicholls wrote, she expresses her love and her gratitude towards her mother. A mother is very important for a child when growing up. The author does this through the use of metaphors and form.
To give the readers and the mother a better understanding about how the Grace Nichols felt about her and what she meant to her, she uses metaphors to describe the mother; ‘You were water to me deep and bold and fathoming’. In this first part of the poem the author is comparing the mother with water. The mother was understanding, protecting, courages and embracing. Grace Nichols is trying to tell us that a mother has to be someone strong, protecting and understanding you(the child) can look up to. In the second stanza; …show more content…
The author uses metaphors to give us a better understanding of what her mother meant to her and how she was like. The form of the first three stanzas shows how the mother was always there, day and night protecting her daughter and the very last sentence shows the daughter detaching from her mother and thanking her for always being there for her. I personally think it is nice to write a poem to show your love and thankfulness to your mother or guardian and that everyone should do that at some point of their life since having someone that teaches and loves you and helps you grow up is very
In Ave Maria, O’Hara dedicated this poem to the “Mothers of America…” as stated in the first line of the poem. Throughout the poem, O’Hara discusses issues that mothers try to avoid and protect their children from, regarding modern society. The title of this poem suggests that there is a relationship between a mother’s protection of their children to religious standards and traditions. This relationship helps create a tone that is critical to the poem in which it guides children to fight for a new world based on encountering the acknowledged and unacknowledged things in life. When O’Hara states, “get them out of the house so they won’t know what you’re up to,” (l.3), he suggests to mothers that their children does not hold onto the standards
While the mothers in neither Dobson’s nor Harwood’s poems are entirely content with the situations, they have found themselves in, they have ultimately chosen to make the necessary sacrifices because a mother’s love for her child is
Another example of figurative language that the author uses is personification in lines 18 and 19 “tucked away like a cabin or hogan in dense trees, come knocking.” to show in his poem that he will protect her. When she is sad she can use this poem to keep her safe. It also
A metaphor is a figure of speech which makes an implicit, implied or hidden comparison between two things that are unrelated but share some common characteristics. An example of the metaphor she uses would be “hummocks that sink silently into the, slack earth soup” meaning that there is quick sand that drags you down into the nasty muck in the swamp In conclusion Mary Oliver’s “Crossing the Swamp” is an excellent poem to read. It give several examples of visual imagery, metaphors. The way it is organized there is not multiple stanzas, but the poem is one solid
It makes the image all the more powerful; the irony of the children finding comfort in their mother’s embrace and presence is defeated by the mother’s uneasiness about their present situation. The children do not see the mother’s distressed look, which makes the coziness they feel even sadder. A mother is turned to in times of distress, as evidenced by this portrait, but whom does a mother turn to when she is burdened and overworked? I have turned to my mother many times seeking comfort when problems have arisen in my life, and she has always been there to be that comforting outlet.
There is no going back from this moment on. She is no longer just her mother’s child-- she is a mom. Her baby’s mom. It is as if her whole world changed in a blink of an eye, but despite the rapid change, she embraces it. She loves her child to an extent only a mother can imagine possible.
It can be hard on the child to handle the overwhelming responsibility or even missing the empty space which used to be their parent. In passages from Confetti Girl and Tortilla Sun, the tension of having one parent and how that can affect their families is revealed. In Confetti Girl by Diana Lopez, the narrator, Lina, is having trouble coping with the loss of her mom and connecting with her
In many places, respect for the heritage of all people is extremely important. Some say that one's own heritage is essential to understand where one is from and who one is from. In many cases, material objects are a gateway to ignite this sense of enlightenment. In the poem "My Mother Pieced Quilts" by Teresa Acosta and the short story "Everyday Use" by Alice Walker, both authors use imagery and figurative language to establish a quilt as a symbol providing an example to ignite respect for one's own heritage and to encourage one to develop their own traditions.
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The daughters statement was clearly just her opinion on her mother passing not with any back up evidence which would of gave the mother a more solid thought on just her passing. So the speaker doesn’t seem so enthusiastic about the way her family judges her value, her worth, or her performance. The mother seems in distress which is also just like a student being graded in school and they don’t meet the standards that are set for them by others. The irony here is that rather than parents mark their children, it is the children and father who is marking her, which is the commonly thought to be the most important figure in the household and family.
Essay for Mother “Oh, I Long to See My Mother in the Doorway” (Paley 82). The short story Mother written by the American writer Grace Paley starts with these lyrics. In this story, the author depicts a daughter recollected her mother and missed her very much after her death. After reading this story, I found an interesting fact about the relationship between parents and their children. In my opinion, the children often misunderstand their parents while their parents keep worrying about them.
The universal knowledge and strength of a mother can become, ironically, an element that provides difficulties in many relationships. The love between a mother and daughter is eternally enchanting and frustrating, invigorating and challenging. Mothers serve as a role model and example to their daughters, providing insight and guidance in every walk of life. Despite the stress many mother-daughter relationships endure, a mother’s advice is imperative. Through examining Amy Tan’s book The Joy Luck Club, Sandhya Shetty’s painting Mother and Daughter, and “Sonnets are full of love, and this is my tome” by Christina Rossetti, the power of a mother’s influence is evident.
The other mothers are described by the poet as having “long ceased to care”, suggesting that they have tragically given up their jobs of motherhood, heartbreakingly accepting the death of those close to them. However this is contrasted with this mother’s lovingness and refusal to accept the death of her son, portrayed through the short and sharp phrase “but not this one”. Ugly, disturbing, and brutal images of camp-life such as, “the air was heavy