In I Ask My Mother to Sing, a young girl watches her mother and grandmother join to together and sing a song of memory. In the poem it states, “Mother and daughter sing like young girls. If my father were alive, he would play”(line 2-3). The song allows for the past to be remembered within it. From the beginning to end, this song weaves its story and presents within the poem.
Analyse how techniques are used to affect your thoughts and/or feelings about a character in the written text(s). The poem, “Mother any distance” by Simon Armitage, is about a child and his mother. Throughout the poem, we see the relationship of the mother and child naturally develop and change. As the child gets older and becomes more independent he wants to leave the ‘birds nest’. Yet the mother doesn’t want to fully let go.
This poem serves as a cautionary tale to young women, encouraging the growth of independence over unquestioning devotion to a husband and family. It causes the reader to wonder if domestic life is the best choice for them and to evaluate the purpose it serves in society. I agree with the message this poem sends and think it is important to consider, but it should not be taken as the last word on the subject. Creating a home is very rewarding to some people and should not be viewed only as a way to keep women docile. This poem is valuable no matter how you interpret it, and it contains lessons that should be internalized and
The theme is the difficulties during the growing up period, and the wish to be one of the ' 'big people ' '. The beginning of the poem describes the setting, which is a place outside a kindergarten since the author uses the word ' 'the ' ', it can be argued that she refers to her own kindergarten. This description seems to remind the reader of his own childhood memories. As a person, who
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 addition, the second paragraph sets the mood with the imagery found in the description of the mother. “My mother’s countenance /could not unfrown itself.” (7-8) The comparisons used in the metaphors & the simile clearly express the anger and hurt involved
In the beginning of the poem the speaker mentions how “Sometimes the road was hot with sun/But I had to keep on until my work was done” (25-26). The literal meaning of the lines is that the speaker had to work even though the sun was blazing down on her. But, in the metaphorical sense the “sun” represents the struggles and hardships the mother had to face throughout her life. Additionally, the “work” symbolizes her desire to achieve equality and freedom for all her children. Further along the poem the speaker mentions how her children should make the pain that she suffered in the past the “torch for tomorrow” (36).
"A mother 's love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity; it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path." This quote by Agatha Christie is a perfect way to express the incredible bond that mothers feel with their children and it holds true that our mothers are special in our lives. Our presents for mums are our simple way of expressing the way we feel about them. But What To Get Your Mum?
“A mother 's love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity. It dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.” The wise words of Agatha Christie ring true for many across the world; the unconditional love a mother holds for her child. An instinct so powerful and caring, it does not allow for any interference or hindrance. The universal knowledge and strength of a mother can become, ironically, an element that provides difficulties in many relationships.