His life had been confused and disordered since then, but if he could once return to a certain starting place and go over it all slowly, he could find out what that thing was” (87). Ever since Gatsby had left Daisy, he has felt content with his life because he knows something is missing. Gatsby feels lonely and will continue to feel lonely without Daisy. Gatsby’s diminishing life is full of loneliness because it is “the promise of a decade of loneliness, a thinning list of single men to know, a thinning brief-case of enthusiasm, thinning hair” (129). Gatsby never does have Daisy all to himself, and dies knowing he never achieved anything more than great wealth.
The paragraph in Sanders’ essay that explains the story behind the handle of his hammer and how he had broken it several times uses an anecdotal story to convey Sanders’ attitude towards his father 's death. The speaker broke his hammer’s handle once by attempting to “pull sixteen-penny nails out of floor joists”; an idea even the speaker admitted was foolish. His father’s response of “You ever hear of a crowbar?” captures the relationship Sanders had with his father. His father was sarcastic at his son’s humorous and avoidable failure, indicating a close relationship between the two. This revelation of the closeness he had with his father conveys the feelings of sadness the speaker would have immediately after his death.
“The Little Regiment” written by naturalist Stephen Crane in 1896, is an American Civil War short story. This American author is well known for his descriptive, figurative and sensory language use. Language he uses in the story impacts meaning, evokes emotion and overall develops the theme. The story follows a military regiment during the American Civil war and the protagonists of the story are two brothers named Billie and Dan. The brothers argue all the time and they seem to despise each other, yet they protect each other and secretly care for each other’s well being.
Both poems reflect on how their fathers showed his love for his son, the time spent with their fathers, a maternal conflict, and their relationship with their father. Throughout “My Papa’s Waltz” and “Those Winter Sundays”, the author’s reflect on how their fathers were hard workers, although each memory is emotionally different. In “My Papa’s Waltz”, Roethke remembers his father coming home from work and his hands “Was battered on one knuckle” (Line 10). Even though the father had a long day at work, the boy recounts him coming home and dancing with him. Whereas “Those Winter Sundays”, Hayden recalls his fathers hard work by describing his “Cracked hands that ached/ From labor in the weekday…” (Line 3;4).
Throughout the novel, Holden battles with his emotions that he holds inside from the death of his brother, Allie. J.D. Salinger uses symbols of Allie’s baseball mitt, the ducks, and Holden’s red hunting hat. For the duration of the novel, Allie’s baseball mitt is one of the only things Holden has left of him, and continues to carry that with him wherever he goes.
William Shakespeare once said “Better three hours too soon than a minute too late”. Time is a major role in The Great Gatsby specifically portrayed by Jay Gatsby and his ambition to repeat the past. As Jay looks to erase the past five years of his life, he also looks to strengthen a relationship with the love of his life. Also the setting of The Great Gatsby strictly follows the theme of time and how it affects the characters of the novel. As Jay continues his ill-witted journey of attempting to repeat the past, others are forced to watch in awe as he wonders life blinded by love.
His big brother’s death symbolizes one of the most traumatic events in Robert’s life that helps him wake up and realize the reality of life. At the end of the story Robert observes, “He is buried in the cemetery out back. Years have passed-we are living in the future, and it's turned out differently from what we'd planned” (Cunningham 242). After his brother’s death Robert is able to come to the conclusion that not everything is fun and games because every action has consequences. His big brother took many risks that eventually caught up with him, leading him to his death.
In "My Papa 's Waltz", Theodore Roethke expressed the vivid remembrance of his childhood and his father 's boisterous behavior. Roethke condoned his father 's drunkenness, manhandling and negligence, yet remembers his everlasting affection for his "papa". This indicates Roethke 's unconditional love towards his father. Even though he was getting hurt by his father 's lapses, he willingly carried on the waltz ‘till he went to bed. The poet expressed his father 's actions uncaring and rough through the violent imagery associated with the smell of whiskey on his breath, his battered knuckle and his son 's ear being scraped.
Sound devices help appeal to the senses, like imagery. When the poet talks about how his father’s hands “ached”(3), or how the father made the fires “blaze”(5) in order to keep his family warm, this use of assonance is a slow, mournful sound, which communicates into how the dad might feel, having to get up and to work to keep his family happy so early every Sunday. In Robert Hayden’s Those Winter Sundays, the poet’s purpose in writing it is to show the reader that parents make sacrifices out of love all the time for their families,even if they don’t always see it at first. The poet is able communicates his theme by using figurative language and sound
In conclusion, the poets expresses their feelings, thoughts, and emotions through poetry. The poems “ My Papa’s waltz and “Those Winter Sundays” make readers understand the relationship of a father and son and proves that both of the speakers love their father but never got a chance to actually express their feeling for them and now, realizing their mistakes, they made in the past and regretting it. They both are very talented writers who knows the best way to communicate the meaning of their feeling in the poems and have control over
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