Abby couldn’t bear to part with the beautiful card when it came time to put Christmas things away. She found a picture frame for it, and the glitzy card with its message of hope sat on her fireplace mantel throughout that first year of her married life away from home. A year passed and it was time, again to exchange season’s greetings. Abby debated long and hard over an idea that had come to her. She was thinking about what the card had meant to her in the last twelve months, trying to decide if she could follow through with it.
In literature, archetypes “evoke deep and perhaps unconscious responses in a reader” (2043). Similarly, Hawthorne uses various symbols in “The Minister’s Veil,” and “The Birthmark” to enhance, and clarify his stories’ themes. Hawthorne’s tenacity on his symbols leaves a huge burden on them. His stories become overly dependent, so much so if a symbol is too obscure the story becomes a riddle. Consequently, the birthmark fails to establish the story’s theme, and thus the story trembles.
Fragmented, dissociated, repeatedly interrupted by the introduction of new images and transition of perspectives—the narrative of its lyrics seems to be floating in a loosely connected logic, in which a dreamlike effect is tempered by the elements of contrast and fragmentation. Incorporated in this apparently disconnected elements and imageries was a sensational expression of sorrow and despair, rendered though both lyrics and tunes. Obviously, the absence of any definitive hint to the thematic of the lyrics suggests the plurality of its interpretation. However, the phrases appeared in the lyrics could at least justify the inference that the primary theme pertains to the perished love.
3.2 The Form of Aggression in Emily Dickinson and Sylvia Plath’s Selected Poems Both Emily Dickinson and Sylvia Plath have an immense part in their unconsciousness that recognize the death instinct urge as seen from their work especially most of their poem. Death instinct and aggression have a tight connection that is undeniable. Aggression is the real output of death instinct urge occurs when death instinct appears and dominates in human unconsciousness.
In the end it turn out to be a dream because he woke up and wonders when he will “sleep again?” Leaving this man in the sorrowful world he wanted to leave. Self-reflecting upon your very own thoughts is really helpful because it helps you realize who you are and your character based upon those thoughts. Both poems taking this meaning with vivid imagery, the sorrow they want to leave, and the shifts of content help the reader understand these hardships. “Be still, My Soul, Be Still” by Alfred Edward Housman, tells you to think about life.
[When speaker] is forced to use a metaphorical language, an analogy with something ordinary that the hearer will understand. Now the speaker must the arduous task of translating from a foreign language’’. ‘’ But suicides have a special language’’ and the people having suicidal tendencies are unable to fully comprehend its essence. Our day to day language has not that much capacity to express the desire of suicide fully. Therefore, Sexton uses various analogies and metaphors suggesting that the discourse of suicide cannot be articulated in ordinary language.
“The Raven” is a poem that speaks of love ending in loss and death, and life coming from sadness and madness. Edgar Allen Poe’s writing style can be characterized as one that depends on a descriptive simplicity of word choice and the sentence structure, the persistent use of personification, simile, and metaphor, pervasive use of internal monologue and unforced fixation of emotions. The somber and dreary tone, in the last line on “The Raven” can be connected to the themes of: devastating loss of love, conscious-stricken endless guilt, and the delusional madness in the
Life itself can be a sad story. That is one of the patterns of reality Murakami uses to balance out his fantasies. The narrative’s closing sentence rings with
In the poem “Annabel Lee” by Edgar Allen Poe, the author uses various words that set a type of tone. The words the author chose have an overall effect on the mood. There are several connotations that are related to the tone words. The author used multiple words that set a sad and depressing mood.
Going back to the previous point the next message in the book is the importance of communication, or to be more precise, the lack of communication. In this book, the letters start as lengthy and full of life, and as the book goes on and the communication decreases the letters are shorter and people become unhappy. Dunn’s use of letters as a form of writing shows effectively what the lack of communication does to people. When one shortens their communication with people, it can lead to loneliness and avoidance of actual human interaction. In the book, when the tiles were falling and letters were being discarded, it caused a communication gap.
First thing we did was get our seats. Then we began to play and learn songs. The year went on and after two months, I was advanced. Mrs. Payne told me I was moved up into Senior Band, along with another boy named Eli. We now had to go early every morning, because we still had to go to Junior Band to help the others.
When a dream is oppressed, and left to decay, it will either rot and subside or erupt with new life. The speaker opens by employing rhetorical questions to make the reader question what would happen to “a dream deferred”. These questions are somber suggestions, prompting the reader to consider how a dream may “dry up like a raisin in the sun?” or begin to “fester like a sore?” when postponed. There is a repetition of rhetorical questions and metaphors throughout the poem, suggesting many possibilities, and this pressures the reader to consider every outcome being presented.
He had married his first cousin by the name of Yekaterina Gavrilovna Nosenko also known as Katya. The couple would soon be married on January 23rd of 1906. Their first two children Theodore and Ludmila were born around the years 1907 and 1908. Even more good news would come Igor Stravinsky’s way in February of 1909 he would create two new orchestra pieces. The first one was Scherzo fantastique, and the second one was named Feu d’artifice.
Shade Lost: The Dissolving Narrators of Nabokov’s Pale Fire Charles S. Ross, Professor of English at the University of Hartford and a literary critic seemed to betray a kind of distaste for Vladimir Nabokov’s Pale Fire in two book reviews about the novel. In one review of Brian Boyd’s analysis, Ross comments, “...the whole structure of the book is annoying, in fact, because it insists that a reader go through a series of missteps in order to reach the grand solution…” (375). I agree with Ross. The book is terribly difficult to decipher. But my own difficulty with the novel is largely due to an aversion of the primary narrator of the text, Charles Kinbote, whom I found intrusive.