There are very many themes and each of those themes can be interpreted very differently by both the writer and the reader. American romantic poets Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman wrote on the same topics and themes of romanticism, but they had very different views. Emily Dickinson was put away by society, so she cut herself off completely from the unjust and stark society. Walt Whitman on the other hand loved how diverse society and how anyone has the freedom to choose their path. Additionally when everyone’s song is combined it creates a beautiful melody.
Unfortunately, poetry isn’t appreciated as much as it should be. It isn’t something you see in a typical person’s everyday life even though it is extremely valuable. She uses this poem to try and change the negative stigma associated with poetry and convince readers of the countless benefits that come with it. Ruth Forman uses an authoritative tone, imagery, and personification, in her poem, Poetry Should Ride the Bus, to convey the idea that poetry should be appreciated rather than feared. The fear of poetry stems from fearing the unknown, generally humans fear things that they do not understand.
For the first time first time first time in history ordinary busi-security bioterror to defend enemies with the no-ness of life. If I’m going to be honest, I had a difficult time inspecting Jenna Osman’s “Dropping Leaflets” with the use of my own logic. It didn’t make much sense, but then I knew from the beginning of it all that it wasn’t supposed to make sense. In the audio recording, Osman talks about how the poem came to be, or at least the idea behind what the poem really is, which is already poetic in and of itself: “In the spirit of Marianne Moore, who often incorporated what she was reading into her poems, I’m going to read a piece made of words I found when I read transcripts of press conferences given by Bush, Ridge, Rumsfeld, and Cheney in the last few days. I read the transcripts, printed them out, I tore them up, and then I stood on a chair, and then I bombed my office floor with them as if they were leaflets and the leaflets told me what to do.
Womack emphasizes that critics misjudge Harjo’s poetry by presuming a heterosexual reading for her poetry and paying no attention to her intention, same-sex desire. One of these critics is James Ruppert, who responds to Harjo’s poetry without making any reference to lesbianism. In Ruppert’s “ What Moon Drove Me To This”, he represents Harjo as a feminist writer who is interested in presenting her native culture. Womack argues that Harjo’s “Isleta Women Singing” is published in the earlier book of Harjo’s The Last Song, but Ruppert ignores the idea of same-sex desire in that poem intentionally. According to Womack, Ruppert follows the steps of the most critics, and he has the same interpretation that they have of Harjo’s
In reading the passage “Encounter with Martin Luther King Jr.”, it shows a very important moment in Maya Angelou’s life. In the passage, Maya Angelou does not include much of diction or sensory details. Even though these two characteristics are missing, she has a strong grip on characterization of both Martin Luther King Jr. and herself while the dialogue is also well written. The diction in her passage is lacking. In the passage, Maya Angelou does not use powerful and strongly meaning words.
Even though they have the same theme, both, the poem and the play, address the themes very differently from one other. They address the themes differently because in “The Watsons Go To Birmingham”, the charcters don’t influence other characters, but in “Making Sarah Cry” Sarah does influence other characters.
This essential message and theme of Owl CIty’s song “Fireflies” is revealed through literary devices such as metaphors, imagery, repetition, and rhyme scheme. It is however very important to recognize the emphasis on the strength these lyrics bare to listeners. Although many people are blind to the message behind the lyrics Owl City portrayals of nostalgia of the past or childhood. Some key lyrics that include metaphor is the chorus of the lyrical masterpiece, “I’d like to make myself believe that planet Earth turns slowly/ It’s hard to say I’d rather stay awake when i'm asleep/ ‘Cause everything is never as it seems/ ‘When I fall asleep.” When it states, “I’d like to make myself believe that planet Earth turns slowly”, it is describing how
Hawthorne noted, “…the sainted Ann Hutchinson, as she entered the prison door, --we shall not take us to determine” (36). Anne Hutchinson did not let the fact that she got banned from Boston get to her and her freedom was not confined she did what she wanted and did not care. Hutchinson was a perfect example of the ominous tone because she was not afraid of what would happen to her and she did not let the confinement get to her. Hawthorne states, “… to symbolize some sweet moral blossom, that along the track, or relieve the darkening close of a tale of human frailty and sorrow.” (36). The “sweet moral blossom” is referring back to Ann Hutchinson which symbolizes the rose-bush (36).
The landings are where one could rest for a minute before the continued upward travel. Just as life continues changing and altering as the mother speaks of “turnin’ corners” (Hughes 12). However, it is Hughes’ line 12 and 13 where the reader feels the truth behind the words: “…And sometimes goin’ in the dark where there ain’t been no light.” It has the same meaning as the aforementioned “Bare” (Hughes 7), but somehow seeing it in this aspect brings another dimension to this poem. How closely these lines resemble and complement those of Martin Luther King Jr.’s when he said, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” Sometimes one must continue on in the darkness and only hope for the light to come.
The Waking by Theodore Roethke is a musical-themed poem. In addition, the book, Perrine’s Literature, states that it uses refrain which is when the “poet may repeat whole words, phrases, lines, or groups of lines […] in a fixed pattern” (Pg. 837). Due to the use of refrain, it made this poem even harder for me to decipher. However, after reading it several times, I came to the conclusion as to what the meaning of the poem might be, because Roethke is trying to show us that we as humans often follow a path not of our owns that is often pre-determined by our brains or other meanings.
When he portrays himself with arms “hanging at our sides,” he doesn’t use the similes, but every description of the girl utilizes one. He needs those comparative images to come to terms with reality because his innocence cannot bear truth’s brutality and his country’s hand in that suffering. Similarly, Komunyakaa usually employs simple words, like in his poem, “Facing it,” where he visits the Vietnam Memorial in Washington DC and describes, “I turn / this way—the stone lets me go. / I turn that way—I’m inside…half-expecting to find / my own in letters” (63). At a face level, simplicity denotes youth because for most the sophisticated language will come later in life.
Anita & Me. Sunday 8th September 2009 Have you ever questioned your sexuality? Have you every felt different to the rest? My name is Abigail Sophia Peterson I like to be called Abz for short, I think it sounds cooler then Abigail, Abigail sounds like a stuck up bird from Solihull, when really I’m just your average Abz from Oldbury lol. I’ve never wrote a diary before, I thought it was pointless, why write something that no one is going to read?