The need for love is first introduced in “Joyas Valodoras” through the metaphor of the hummingbird. Doyle discusses the life and times of the hummingbirds, citing their incredible abilities for their awe-inspiring nature. However, their glory must, as all do, come to an end sometime; when they rest, “if they are not warmed, if they do not soon find that which is sweet, their hearts grow cold,
Sydney Goss AP LAnguage Composition Hill Period 3 25 August 2015 Analysis of “Joyas Voladoras” In the passage "Joyas Voladoras," the author, Brian Doyle, takes an intriguing approach on the topic of hearts. While only slightly over two pages, the author uses metaphors in the essay to perfectly capture and discuss the life humans live, the reality of the human heart and the pain of love. With comparisons such as the hummingbird and turtle heartbeat speed, Doyle explains that there are various ways to live a life. Doyle also stresses the fact that human life is invaluable throughout the writing piece. In addition, the author explains about blue whales to bring in the idea of love.
Little things ultimately lead to the true pursuit of happiness, which is to enjoy the time you have and live everyday as if it was the last. Li-Young Lee, the author of “From Blossoms” demonstrates how little things can lead to happiness and wonderful memories through repetition and symbolism. Li-Young Lee uses repetition to establish the importance
Also, by emphasizing challenges that are more than likely to happen, and being able to overcome them. By utilizing tone, simile, and imagery Markham creates the hopeful theme that being brave and courageous will lead to further success. One method Markham uses to establish a sense of optimism throughout the poem is tone. The encouraging tone within the poem allows it to make the audience persevere and continue through struggles, which was Markham’s main resolution for his own conflicts. Markham uses a birds achievement as a positive example: “Know if the bough breaks, still his wings/Will bear him upward while he sings”(11-12).
His name for her shortened from “Mother Dear” to “M’Deah” (68) and again was not meant in an ugly way. Their family, just as many other families, utilized nicknames as terms of endearment. What’s in a name? Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings demonstrates that a name is much more than what an individual is called. It shows one’s status, intensifies or diminishes the threat of an individual or group, and endears and lifts up one’s family member or friend.
Another form of syntax implemented by both poets is the use of questions. “Five A.M.” asks the question, “Where are my troubles”, suggesting that the morning has a care free nature. Rather than asking a question about life, as in the first poem, the speaker of “Five Flights Up” states that the morning provides “questions...answered directly, simply, by day itself.” This particular use of questions shows that the speaker of this poem still has troubles and questions that need to be answered with the coming of day, such as, “what had he done” in the third stanza. The speaker in the first poem is satisfied with humanity and with what the morning has brought, while the other speaker feels anxious and
Throughout the poem the speaker uses an uplifting and encouraging tone that encourages the listener to take chances in life. This is reinforced by the line “only shooting stars break the mold.” This is a metaphor that encourages people to take chances because only those who do will achieve something great. The way the speaker sounds with his fast pace and upbeat singing also reinforce the positive and uplifting tone he is trying to set for the listener. Overall, the rockstar speaking in this poem is trying to create a supportive and encouraging tone to make the listener want to take chances in life. Sound
My personal philosophy: My primary relationship is with myself - all others are mirrors of it. As I learn to love myself, I automatically receive the love and appreciation that I desire from others. If I am committed to myself and to living my truth, I will attract others with equal commitment. My willingness to be intimate with my own deep feelings creates the space for intimacy with another. As I learn to love myself, I receive
In comparing the two poems, a contrast is made between a life of complete and total romantic fulfillment and a life spent searching for love in vain. Heaney’s “Scaffolding” does so through the extended metaphor of a building’s scaffolding which is then connected directly to his own life experiences and relationship. In forging this connection, he employs a structured rhyme scheme that reinforces the rigid and unwavering confidence of the conclusions he has made about love. The uniform, block-like structure of the aabbccddee rhyme scheme conforms to the poem’s general theme of solidity and permanence. Similarly, Millay follows a rhyme scheme throughout her poem.
It would truly be undeniable and can be considered a solid foundation of knowledge if a specific fact can stand his test. The belief of love was always there to keep me hopeful for happiness, but in my many experiences love is just what people do to make them feel better. It’s the thought of what we’ve listened to and watched. Wanting a happily ever after, and two people caring