Poetry is a universal form of art. People belonging to different cultures have their own forms of expressing poetry. Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken,” and Gary Soto’s “Saturday at the Canal,” demonstrate two of the many styles of poetry. Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken” symbolizes an individual’s decisions. The factors leading up to that decision, as well as the consequences that follow, are always unknown, as elaborated in the poem. Gary Soto’s “Saturday at the Canal” expands on a person’s deep desires. Deep desires can only be accomplished through freedom, and Soto understands that true freedom is virtually impossible - it is not realistic. These two poems use different literary elements that make them unique to themselves. Those literary
Dane Kutnick is in right field , Tanner Smith at first, and Jason VanDenLangenberg is catching. We have played 3 tournaments together, but we already looked like we have been playing together for a long time. We may not have known it yet, but they were going to turn one of the best plays of the year.
Gwendolyn Brooks, the poem "A Bronzeville Mother Loiters in Mississippi. Meanwhile, A Mississippi Mother Burns Bacon spoke volume to many people during the time it was published and even until this very day. The voice of the poem comes from the woman who they say that Emmet Till made a jester to. She simply relates back to the events that happened to emit till that her husband and brother in law did to young Emmet. In the poem, she called the husband a young prince and Emmett was called a dark villain.
In Maxine Kumin’s poem “Woodchucks”, the speaker’s tone is informative, but through anger the speaker makes a drastic change and the tone becomes murderous and obsessed. The speaker’s shift in tone is related to the radical climax the speaker has with the woodchucks in her garden. After she shoots one of the woodchucks, the speaker becomes entranced and captivated by killing. The speaker professes that before this she was a pacifist, but after dropping some of the woodchucks, she turns murderous and hunts endlessly for the last one.
It was a beautiful morning the sun was shining bees a buzzing you can see clearly mt si as we stand on a terrible grass field filled with potholes and mole mounds i as i consider in my head why aren't we on their elevated grass field but that thought is quickly shooed away as john a fellow teammate hurdles a ball toward me as i catch it he trips on a pothole i say to him "today is going to be a good day" as that event comes to a close luckily the opposing team had just arrived and thankfully didn't see that as i suit up to play goalie in a muddy goal with moose poop nearby and goose poop
“It is only a game” is a common saying I have heard several times in my life. However, it does not explain the crazy actions and immense passion I experience on the PIT floor for basketball games. These feelings reached a pinnacle point during my freshman year basketball game against our arch-rivals, the Bettendorf Bulldogs.
When your race is broadcasted it’s not something that you just get over. It remains with you for a very long, agonizing time. In these two poems, “Southern History” by Natasha Trethewey and “Incident” by Countee Cullen, the speaker is pronounced fully aware of their racial identity and something in them changes and makes them view everything differently, like their class or a whole city. The uses of point of view, irony, and tone all make this realization possible for the speaker because it helped convey the significance of these moments.
They say love is pure, sweet, and something that you can never forget. You feel as if your whole world was turned upside down, and you seem to do things so foolish because of it. It is the greatest feeling the universe gives you. Although they refuse to tell you
The popular home team broke out from their tight huddle and separated throughout the field. Their anguished faces concentrated on the last quarter; they are only 5 points up. The earnest and intoxicating energy transfers into the equally tense crowd. The fierce competition begins to boil up into the fans. Someone yells a blind comment within the rage and before anyone knows it, fights break out throughout the crowd. Teeth fly, blood sprays the walls like a fresh coat of crimson paint, over causes that the fans will soon forget. This mentality steels the minds of the fans. Innocent bystanders get wrapped up into these rioting mobs and police are left to wonder who is responsible and who is to be punished. This herd mentality has been known
Ambrose Bierce’s “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” revolves around the manipulation of time through the conflict of man versus nature. Bierce uses time in his favor as he switches between the past and the present life of the main character, Peyton Farquhar, as he lives his last moments. He uses this to show how time can be “subjective and phenomenal during times of emotional distress”. (BookRags). The manipulation of time that is unnoticeable whilst reading the story strengthens the themes that are present in this work, such as man’s denial of mortality, and the conjuring of irrational situations.
Snow Falling on Cedars, by David Guterson, is a story about a murder trial on San Piedro Island during the 1960s. Kabuo Miyamoto, a Japanese American, is charged with the murder of his childhood friend, Carl Heine. Through the use of flashbacks, the author tells about the island’s dark past and the love affair between Ishmael Chambers and Hatsue Miyamoto. Throughout the story, the author uses metaphors and symbolism to express the theme of the story. Though cultural differences and prejudices are present in society, love has the power to diminish them.
Our bus approached Calhoun high school on a bumpy pathway. My nerves were far from calm. The team was unloading from the suffocating buses. These yellow buses were notorious for being called cheese buses because of their color and their smell. The smell was like a sweaty football locker room. This stench made the ride to the game unbearable. The buses lacked space for equipment, and most of the times we were pinched in our seats with our equipment or other teammates’ equipment.
The name Erin Hanson is one many have not heard. The young poets ideas spread confidence, self love, and acceptance. Her young age allows her to connect with her audience in ways many her fellow poets can not. For example in her poem non-officially titled “People are not poetry” Hanson covers the many struggles of being human. However; instead of focusing on the negative, she turns the spotlight on accepting what makes each one of us different. This interesting turn makes for some fascinating works of literature and life lessons. Style and tone, symbolism, and metaphorical language communicate embracing individualism in Erin Hanson's poetry.
It was game day today. My teammates and I had a game against our rivalry high school Alta and