"Wraith" by Edna St. Vincent Millay explores the complexity behind the ambiguous presence of the wraith suspended within the house. Never explicitly stated in the text, the wraith’s spirit lingers through the lines of the poem aided by the speaker’s use of personification. Portrayal of rain through humanistic traits, and by addressing aforementioned with female personal pronouns, constructs a conscious for an inanimate concept. As such is paralleled to a ghost-like figure haunting the speaker’s home and mind, rain allows for a visible embodiment of the paranormal spirit. In the poem, the speaker effectively personifies this beautiful yet haunting rain, allowing them the freedom to explore the supernatural wraith, it 's respective characteristics and most specifically, the reasoning behind it 's looming presence as it resonates throughout the poem.
There were nights where he could taste death in the food, and powerful imagery like this always took place in the evening. Wiesel himself states, "The days were like nights, and the nights left the dregs of their darkness in our souls" (7.22). Another central theme and
Joy and fresh days of love accompany your hearts.” The river also represents the relationship between Lysander and Hermia, as well as Demetrius and Helena. The river is everflowing, and although there might be rapids and muddy waters, the river continues to run going over and around the problems or “speed bumps” in the way. In, The Climb by Miley Cyrus, she says “always gonna be another mountain, always gonna wanna make it move.” The other mountains represent confusion in a relationship. Before Lysander was put under the spell, he was in love with Hermia through thick and
One of the main ways that the characters cope with loss (death in particular.) is having rituals to respect the ones that they lost. After the loss of the Harrys mother the rest of the family goes to the cemetery on “the first Sunday of every month" and visit her grave. Harry and Keith’s “dad pulls weeds and sweeps cleans the marble". Another example of this would be how harry and "the ghost of the swamp" (who is later discovered as Johnny Barlow) visit Linda’s cross in the pierce swamp and leave small tokens such as a locket and "silver ring with sapphire glass" harry likes to "tend the daises" around Linda’s cross .
Close to the beginning, Vera was sitting in her room when she found a poem resting in a frame above the fireplace. After reading the frequently used poem, she had a flashback about something in the past that had occurred in her life. Agatha Christie remarks, “The sea that dragged you down to its depths. Drowned… Found drowned… Drowned at sea… Drowned--drowned--drowned…” (35). This creates suspense because it makes the reader think about how drowning is related to Vera.
Throughout the novel, Dinah was in a predominantly male world. Being the only girl that was born out of 12 kids really put her in a bit of a pickle. She was raised to be at her mother’s side, cleaning, washing clothes, and cooking. She, was born in a time where people often saw her as the one to be in charge of the housework and was expected to provide care for brothers and her father. In these times, women had little say on what they wanted to do, men spoke for them and they basically had to obey what they were told, or face
I think Leroy was just hardly ever home. Since he has been away from home so much the past few years their marriage has changed, and Leroy doesn’t realize that until he is home recovering from his accident. Things in life are always changing. The short story
But in the book Night Elie had went through the stage of depression mostly when his father died. After his father died in Buchenwald he still stayed there for a couple more months Elie was in a rough patch where nothing mattered anymore. “I shall not describe my life during that period. It no longer mattered. Since my father’s death, nothing mattered to me anymore.” (Wiesel 113) Elie said this after his father died he couldn’t describe his life because it didn’t matter enough for him to describe.
In despair, many Jewish adults committed suicide. Most families tried desperately to leave”(Night of Broken Glass). Families were discontinued after this night because many felt the need to all commit suicide together. They felt so badly that they would end their lives together. The so called “night of broken glass” had a large effect on people's emotions and had a huge impact on upcoming Holocaust