In her poem “My Father Calls Me Every Sunday Morning,” Jan Heller Levi’s bitter wording contrasts with her tranquil images to evoke an ambivalent tone towards her father. This juxtaposition mirrors the conflict in Levi’s relationship with her stern father; there is genuine love in it, but also frustration over its price. Levi’s brewing aggravation regarding her father’s selfish nature is captured by her acrimonious choice of diction. While waiting for her father’s phone call, Levi’s opinion of her dad is made clear. She can feel him “punch”(8) the numbers into his phone, each note “Pulsing;/ through 200 miles of tense wire”(10-11) hurling towards her.
“It is a Beauteous Evening” describes a beautiful evening and goes beyond appreciating the beauty of the nature that the speaker sees as he takes a walk along the beach with the child. The speaker links this beauty with the religious power he feels in nature. The poem gains more power when we learn that the child that the speaker is walking with, is actually his daughter Caroline, whom he never seen in ten years because he was separated from her and her mother by the war in France. The speaker is inspired by the innocence of the child, admiring the nature and there are many ideas he has when he looks at the surroundings and the child he is walking with. The child may not be aware of the way the speaker feels about the nature that surrounds them.
Rhetorical Analysis of “Stop Googling. Let’s Talk.” In the article “Stop Googling. Let’s Talk.” by Sherry Turkle, a lack of empathy and face to face interaction skills in students today is argued to be caused by the large presence of phones in the way we interact.
In the excerpt from The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, rhetorical devices such as appeal to pathos, imagery, and simile helped create suspense when Christopher had found out about his undead mother. By creating suspense, it gives the reader a certain feeling of wanting to read more to figure out what would happen next. The author appeals to pathos by announcing Christopher’s undead mother. As Christopher had said, “Mother had not had a heart attack.
Influential Role of Mothers in Uncle Tom’s Cabin and Beloved Though more than a century divides the creation of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852) and Toni Morrison’s Beloved (1987), the immense similarities between them can persuade one to read them accompanied with each other. In Uncle Tom's Cabin and Beloved there is an underlying theme of the importance of the influential role of mothers in African American slavery culture and in white culture. They both address the issue of a mother’s rights with the role of strong and influential female characters. Instead of encouraging the belief that women are less than men, the idea is to promote that they are more than obedient and submissive homemakers. Stowe and Morrison do this
People wondered if us african americans can be equal. Since the beginning of time us african american people we’ve been slaves until 1865. People treats us like if we aren’t nothing. They don’t give us the right to do anything, we are human beings too. We are the same just because our color is different it doesn’t mean anything.
Fantastical Realization Fantasy and fiction flood most of our childhood but, the older a child gets, the quicker fiction turns to fact as slowly but surely, the rug of fantastical imagination is pulled out beneath them. This is exactly the case in Li-Young Lee’s short poem A Story. A Story is about a father who struggles to tell stories to his son, but as the boy grows older, his coming of age begins to make their relationship complex. Even though the complexity of the relationship is never directly stated, Lee shows this idea through point of view and literary devices. found in the poem.
The poem Mother to Son, by American author Langston Hughes, follows a conversation between a mother and her son about a very important topic: Life and how to survive it. This poem, while only a short and concise 20 lines, holds a very powerful lesson to those who read it. This lesson is hidden in an extended metaphor about stairs, and is clear to those who care to peer into the true meaning. The theme of this poem is that it is best to listen to people who have already been through hardships, for these people know best how to get through them. Langston Hughes’ choice to write this poem using the vernacular of an older, seemingly uneducated, African American mother is the strongest stylistic choice in this piece of work, as it helps prove that those who have overcome hard times know how to prosper from them.
Maintaining a healthy relationship can present some reservations because of the way characters interact with each other and also as a result of bad nurturing. For example, in “Those Winder Sundays and “The Possessive” both authors face discomfort as a result of each protagonist in the poem relying on someone else to make them happy. A level of maturity is the key to understanding one’s self- identity and one’s own independence. In Robert Hayden’s poem “Those Winter Sundays”
This experiment involved recording the two children individually telling a story based on Hickmann’s ‘A Cat Story’. These children are expected to create a story based on their own imagination. The two participants are recorded separately on the 25th January 2017 (Participant B) and 8th February 2017 (Participant A). Either participant was not in the same room during the actual recording.