The son claims that his father “could drop it [the bunt] like a seed,” which implies that the father’s sacrifice has been gingerly placed in order to grow strong one day (8). This simile demonstrates the care with which the father tries to teach the son how to bunt. The only other simile compares the son’s sign to his father, the poem itself, to “a hand brushed across the bill of a cap” (21). Once again this figurative comparison connotes a tender love and mutual respect between the father and son, especially considering that this simile compares the poem to the baseball equivalent of a salute. Overall, through the use of symbols and figurative comparisons, the poem conveys the tender admiration shared between the father and son, despite their lack of
Ozymandias portrays the conflict as the power that can be arrogant and cruel but ultimately can’t last forever. The traveler’s perspective reveals how changeable power and influence can be over time. The poet of Ozymandias has used structural devices to show how power can cause arrogance. This is further justified as a conflict between man’s superiority vs. religion. This is exposed when “trunkless
Eliot’s work also declared that the individual elements of the artist should be filtered out of their work, and the artist should only serve as a “medium” for transmitting the words (148). In today’s society, however, identity markers and individualism are at a peak, and the rise of technology no doubt exacerbates our obsession with crediting the individual for their work. In the case of Mar’s, the criticism is not focused on his work, but the man, Bruno Mars, his identity. In the discussion of “cultural appropriation” we place the individual on trial, but that barely addresses the larger issue: the societal privileging of the individual. French Philosopher Michel Foucault asserts in his essay “What is an Author?” that “The coming into being of the notion of the ‘author’ constitutes the privileged moment of individualization in the history of ideas (157).
He is overshadowed by his fathers’ presence, “He was trying for the fourth time, and would have strung it had not Ulysses made a sign to check him spite of all his eagerness.” (Odysseus,312 line 128-129 ). He was keen upon stringing the bow. This opened up a door way to his insecurities. This was a “far cry from the blunt-speaking youth we see” as Scott Richardson describes him, his transition within the epic. This shows how because he was compared to his father he felt like he could not have lived up to his expectations since he had to try four times in order to string the bow.
In these particular poems, Hughes’s use of an allusion, imagery, and symbolism in each poem paints a clear picture of what Hughes wants a reader to realize. Langston Hughes uses two allusions in his poem “The Negro Speaks of Rivers.” The first allusion comes from lines five and six. These lines state, “I bathed in the Euphrates when dawns were young. I built my hut near the congo and it lulled me to sleep”(CITE STORY). The text in line five alludes to when the speaker was very young and lived by the Euphrates.
Morrison’s authorship elucidates the conditions of motherhood showing how black women’s existence is warped by severing conditions of slavery. In this novel, it becomes apparent how in a patriarchal society a woman can feel guilty when choosing interests, career and self-development before motherhood. The sacrifice that has to be made by a mother is evident and natural, but equality in a relationship means shared responsibility and with that, the sacrifices are less on both part. Although motherhood can be a wonderful experience many women fear it in view of the tamming of the other and the obligation that eventually lies on the mother. Training alludes to how the female is situated in the home and how the nurturing of the child and additional local errands has now turned into her circle and obligation.
There are many different references made throughout this poem starting with the Middle East civilization and ending with images of slavery viewed from the Mississippi River. There are many historical grounds covered throughout this short poem, we are able to gain all of this information he is able to speak on from experiences and stories from those around him. We see that Hughes is able to make connections with the African American society and rivers, we are able to see that because both have endured and have been able to withstand the good and the bad. Both forms have been through many different overpowering situations that eventually made them more knowledgeable. Throughout this entire poem we see the speaking for his ancestors and the historical importance they have had all over the entire world..
For instance, in the beginning of The Jungle, Jurgis is very much the hard-working “manly” man, but a moment of weakness is seen during his wedding ceremony. “Jurgis could take up a two-hundred-and-fifty-pound quarter of beef and carry it into a car without a stagger, or even a thought; and now he stood in a far corner, frightened as a hunted animal, and obliged to moisten his lips with his tongue each time before he could answer the congratulations of his friends” (Sinclair 8). Jurgis, the typical strong man, shows a sense of sensitivity because of his wedding. This sensitivity is seen throughout the entire book, mainly as Sinclair writes the story of Jurgis’ son Antanas and his wife, which plays part in the aspect that he is driven by his family. He does everything, and anything that could bring a better life to his family.
His immense power is demonstrated when “he [calls] to his son Hermes and [says]… ‘Go and declare that Odysseus shall return after all his troubles”(Homer 62). Zeus’s powerful authority enables him to positively affect Odysseus’s fate, and, in the long run, guide him through his perilous journey back home. This gives Zeus the responsibility of either building or destroying Odysseus’s heroic stature, and throughout the story there are countless examples of times when Zeus is the one that finally determines Odysseus’s stature as a hero. Although Zeus positively influences Odysseus in many ways, he also diminishes his heroic stature in many situations. One time this happens is when “Zeus … [thunders] and [strikes] our [Odysseus and his crew’s] ship with his bolt”(Homer 159).
Because Theseus’s banner also depicts Mars, the stars surrounding the statue further characterize Theseus as a source of light and guidance in the tale. However, both passages also suggest that Theseus’s authority relies on this flashy but disingenuous persona. As the Middle English Dictionary defines “gliteren” as “to flash, sparkle, shine; reflect light,” and “to have a false or misleading glitter” (MED, “gliteren”), the Knight’s word choice reveals Theseus’s falsity, illustrating how he merely reflects light, but does not actually possess it. His greatness is simply a spectacle or facade– one that