This method allowed me to pay attention and retain what I was reading. I also enjoy the casual tone. Humor is expertly mixed throughout to give the article a more natural storytelling feel. It also keeps my attention because I can relate to some of the
Some see the ugliness in the most beautiful things but others see the beauty in the most hideous of things. The poem William Street by Kenneth Slessor demonstrates this thesis statement as he talks about how he sees the beauty in the street that is renowned for its ugliness and the unsightly surroundings it is engulfed with. This poem's literary techniques and imagery gives the readers an insight into the environment and the surroundings that are seen vividly even though they are described through the use of foreshadowing. Each stanza gives the readers a different understanding on what is going on during the poem. Each stanza also makes the readers question their opinions and their understanding of the poem and the street.
This shows that the story itself did not matter as much as the actual act of love. The theme of this poem is, “Physical things sometimes have deeper meanings.” The tone of it was heartwarming, reflective, and grateful. When the reader reads this, he or she can feel and relate to the narrator because we all have parents that we have learned from and are grateful for. That is one reason why this is a great poem because almost anyone can relate to it. This poem also has very vivid images and colorful language.
Despite choosing the haiku over the free-verse poem, I still savored the spirit of Alice Walker's poem. The haiku is simple, yet completely changes the atmosphere in my mind without filling up space with excessive words. Being so short, the poem gives the reader the ability to form their own image in their own mind. I absolutely loved this haiku and its structure, so I believe it is absolutely worthy of being
Also this book was easy to understand and did not take too long to read. At the end of the novel Gene explains that Finny was different because of his lack of fear. I liked this ending because it is interesting to read about a teenager that has no fear. For the text to text, text to self and text to world connections are all kind of similar in this book. For text to self the connections made with the book would be friendship issues, pain and loss, because we mostly all have friendships that are love and hate.
“Dream Deferred” by Langston Hughes and “Hope” is the thing with feathers by Emily Dickinson both have similarities and differences. These poems are very appealing because of the message behind them. The differences and similarities that will be comparing the poems by will be the message, the poetry elements, and the tone of the poems. We can all agree that Langston Hughes and Emily Dickinson didn’t live the same lifestyle but they must have some differences and similarities that will be shown in these poems. The message is probably one of the most important features of a poem if the author is trying to explain something.
As not all people communicate in the same ways, it is very tough to communicate feelings and emotions as an autistic individual. However, they find ways around the conventional way of expression and are able to extract their inner affection beautifully. Bill radiates this type of emotion through a poem, attentively writing down what at first just may seem like self-focused “autistic” response, but sure enough developing it into a simple yet serene and complex array of words. Through Bill’s ability to express feeling in his words one can see how a present day sage, someone like his occupational therapist, Diane Osaki, can use the principle of the Tao in order to evoke a supportive and modest nature. These heart felt people allow Bill to hardships and solve complications that impede his ability to fit into society.
Dare to Dream, Dare to Hope (An Analysis of Major Themes and Messages in William Wordsworth’s Tintern Abbey) Great poets in history are slowly becoming more and more repressed and unremembered as time goes on. Generation after generation become less and less appreciative of the great works devised by these great poets. Those that still are aware of these poets learn the many valuable and hidden meanings that lie just below the surface. Poetry is an understanding and an art that must be studied beyond just simply reading it, to gain knowledge or just a peek inside the mind of the poet and develop an idea of what the poem is actually trying to convey. Erin Murphy, professor of English and creative writing at Penn State Altoona, states "There is
Postmodernism is thought to include many “theoretical movements such as poststructuralism and deconstruction… through a common emphasis on discourse and the power of language in structuring thought and experience”. Writing a poem or a story is a pretty difficult job, and sometimes it can be a struggle to find the right “words” to depict a story, and keep the reader interested at all times. By using proper nouns and action verbs a writer is able to build a clear picture of the object, person or activity, and allows the reader to “feel” and “see” what is happening very clearly. Some writers often make the mistake of relying on adverbs, adjectives and “being verbs” to portray the images in their poems, which sometimes produce meager results and disengages the reader. The poem or story comes across as being “reported” rather than “enacted” and inhibits the reader from fully experiencing it.