‘The Farmer’s Bride’ was written in the 19th century in what, today, would be seen as a misogynistic and patriarchal environment; Charlotte Mew uses this to induce the female audience as they are able to empathise with the farmer’s bride, who may be seen as a symbolic representation of all women in the era, when the poet tells us the farmer ‘chose’ her as his ‘maid’ in the first line. This informs us that the young girl had no choice in her marriage already conveying her as powerless and through the use of ‘maid’ the audience assume, due to the time period, that the farmer is much older than his bride perhaps depicting the girl as vulnerable, weak and innocent, therefore,
Hades sat upon his throne and pondered upon his thoughts. It had taken thousands of years for the god of the Underworld to realize how exceptionally dull the Underworld had become and he had not an idea of what to do. The dark lord had suffered and been victorious many times. As an infant, the king of darkness had been swallowed, and promptly regurgitated, by his own father; found himself saved by his clown of a brother, and had assisted in the defeat of the mighty Titans. However, it was a feeling of boredom that brought his ultimate defeat. Unhurriedly, Hades’ eyes moved slowly from the Helm of Darkness to his signature bident, but neither brought feelings of joy to his jaded mind, only feelings of an exciting time. Ultimately, the prince of darkness decided to rise up
In the following essay I will discuss and form a clear analysis about Elizabeth Bishop’s poem ‘Exchanging Hats’ that was published in 1979. Elizabeth Bishop is an American short-story writer that was born in 1911 and loved writing poems to describe the dominating side between male and female. It addresses many things such as crossing dressing, gender roles and it brings out a deeper meaning of fashion. It refers to the world famous story of Alice in Wonderland. It is done in such a way where everything that is being describe is not being said directly but rather describing actions that symbolizes different principals of theories. The different key features also plays an important role for example the tone that is being formed by the lyrical voice that can be seen as a nephew or niece. This specific poem is also seen as an exposition of what Judith Butler will call a ‘gender trouble’ and it consist of an ABBA rhyming pattern that makes the reading of the poem better to understand. The poem emphasizes feminist, gender and queer theories that explains the life of the past and modern women and how they are made to see the world they are supposed to live in. The main theories that will be discussed in this poem will be described while analyzing the poem and this will make the poem and the theories clear to the reader.
Stanzas can be used in a poem for a wide variety of things. A poet might include stanzas in his poem to group ideas, indicate a change in tone, or simply to create rhythm. However, in this poem the poet does not use stanzas. Each line of the poem takes you through a stage in her life. Her story begins with “...being nine years old and feeling like you’re not finished…”(1-2) as each line continues she takes the reader through the trials and tribulation of puberty, insecurity: “ pimping in front of mirrors that deny your reflection”(8-9) to joyous energy: “ jumping double dutch until your
Companionship is the closeness or familiarity, a true fellowship among people who for some reason have a connection. “I desire the company of a man who could sympathize with me, whose eyes would reply to mine.” The quote is from Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein. Robert Walton longs for a friend. The creature wanted a female companion. Henry and Victor needed each other to get through school and life. Everyone needs at least one friend, who will bring his or her balance and love, into their life.
Is love a cliche or simply great, is it something to dread or a once in a lifetime find? “One Perfect Rose” by Dorothy Parker and “How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count the Ways” by Elizabeth Barrett Browning state different viewpoints on the topic of love. From the rhyming schemes to the meter as well as the meaning behind the poems they are similar as well as different.
The poem Barbie doll by Marge Piercy is about a little girl who grows up only to kill herself for not living up to society’s standards. The speaker shows how she had a normal childhood and was happy playing with here baby dolls and toy stove. However, during puberty, her body changed and everyone noticed. She was criticized for her “fat nose and thick legs”. She tried to change by dieting and exercising, but soon tired of doing so. She then cut off her nose and arms in order to please the rest of society. Only at her funeral did people finally say she was pretty. As shown in this poem, the criticism placed on women in our society is a continuously growing problem today. By using imagery, symbolism, and diction, Piercy demonstrates the high standards placed on girls at a very young age.
In order to change history, people must learn from their mistakes. Segregation in North America has been a big issue in North America that unfortunately still happens in the world today, however, it is not as bad as it once was. In the poem “History Lesson” by Natasha Trethewey, the author uses mood, symbolism and imagery to describe the racial segregation coloured people faced in the past compared to more recent times, where equality is improved and celebrated.
As one grows older, one often looks back upon a moment in his or her life as being the point in time that they finally “grew up”. Araby, by author James Joyce, follows the story of one young man on his journey to his “coming of age” moment, or the point at which he “grew up”. Having spent his childhood residing on quiet and blind North Richmond Street, he began as any other boy in his the Christian Brothers School. After developing an unrequited crush on Mangan 's sister, a girl in his neighborhood, he discovers the existence of true disappointment. However much he may think he loves her, she never seems to feel the same; nevertheless, he will not cease in his attempts to make her notice him. It is at the point he realizes that the pair can never be together that he finally has his “coming of age” moment. Short story Araby, by author James Joyce, uses literary elements such as symbolism, personification, and themes to teach valuable life lessons in a way that all types of people are able to relate to the message held within.
The Poem “The Poet” by Tom Wayman is a poem that takes the reader through the physical characteristics of your average poet. The entirety of the “The Poet” consists of a list of 14 descriptors that could be used to describe the typical poet. Each of the descriptive phrases seems to be negative towards the unknown poet that he is talking about. Although the poem seems quite literal, a figurative message is portrayed though text, tone, structure and the literary devices used in the poem.
It elaborates on a young girl’s transition to adulthood from the point of view of an outside observer and captivates the reader with its melodiousness and simplicity. It consists of two stanzas of five verses each. Moreover, the first stanza is repeated, either in its entirety or the first two verses only.
This explication is on the poem “Africa” by Maya Angelou. In the poem, the speaker shows the suffering of Africa by personification, imagery, and wordplay to result that Africa is moving forward to regain herself to give us all the world has done to Africa. The speaker is a knowledgeable person who is passionate and knows well about Africa. The poem takes the setting of Africa and in the time period around the 1400s - 1500s. The poem is an ABAB pattern with three stanzas. The first stanza of the poem personifies Africa as a woman of her beauty. The second stanza shows the history of Africa crippled of her powers. The third stanza shows Africa is rising from the suffering of her past.
How Do I Love Thee by Elizabeth Barret Browning is an iconic and powerful love poem. The work is part of Sonnets from the Portuguese, a collection of poems that Elizabeth Browning wrote for her husband, poet Robert Browning. It is a passionate declaration of love from one who is in love, which has resonates with readers through history because of the rawness and familiarity of its feelings.
It is essential when looking at this piece to take note of the full name “Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey, on Revisiting the Banks of the Wye during a Tour, July 13th 1798”. From this title, Wordsworth is immediately bringing attention to his elevated state physically. This mirrors the elevated state at which his mind is at during a large portion of the piece. The word “revisiting” is a nod to the notion that this is to be a poem reflecting on the past and the date added to the end solidifies the concept of how critical the role of time will be. Wordsworth began with, “Five years have past; five summer, with the length/of five long winters!” in order to put time at the forefront of the piece’s discussion (Wordsworth 288). It is as though time is more important than the settings around him which he describes secondary. Wordsworth use of the word ‘past’ and not ‘passed’ indicates how he has sectioned off these years, but they are not gone. They have not yet ceased to exist in his mind. In the start of the second stanza where he references, “These beauteous forms,” his word choice from the first line is further solidified in meaning (Wordsworth 289). The “forms” he speaks of are his memories that he has not let go of. The definition of the word ‘forms’ in the dictionary is noted as “an abstract idea that real things imitate,” which further demonstrates how Wordsworth is aware that these memories are heightened versions of reality. Wordsworth understands that the mind augments the world around us especially when it comes to time and our memoires in the past. He states that our mind amends our memories to, “lead us on-- / Until, the breath of this corporeal frame / And even the motion of our human blood / Almost suspended, we are laid
“What does it matter that my love could not keep her” he is worrying about the shattered night when she is not with him. “This is all. In the distance someone is singing. In the distance. My soul is not satisfied that it has lost her” Here, the writer seemed to him that someone is singing in a distance. His brain stopped missing her but his soul didn’t.