The title of the poem develops the theme of innocence and youth. “But only so an hour,” the author included this quote in the poem to show that nothing lasts forever. Which means that you should appreciate the things you get or have while it lasts. The title develops the theme of innocence and youth by saying how nothing lasts forever like your innocence and youth doesn’t last forever. Setting and Imagery develops the theme of innocence and youth as well.
Alice Walker uses imagery and diction throughout her short story to tell the reader the meaning of “The Flowers”. The meaning of innocence lost and people growing up being changed by the harshness of reality. The author is able to use the imagery to show the difference between innocence and the loss of it. The setting is also used to show this as well. Alice walker uses diction to convey the loss of innocence in this short story.
Through the common use of poetic devices, the two poems share a common theme: innocence. Whether it is the losing of one’s innocence or protecting others innocence; the poets try to advised other with their words to not repeat the mistakes as their speakers did. In “Southern History” by Natasha Trethewey and “The History Teacher” by Billy Collins, the poets both demonstrate innocence through diction, allusion, imagery, and tone. The poem “The History Teacher” by Billy Collins describes a history teacher’s attempt to protect the innocence of his students. The harsh realities of life is sugar coated to his students as he teaches them history; however, his attempts proved fruitless.
Ethel Song is the author of the poem “Spoken Into Creation” which talks about believing in God’s words. The poem is about how important the words are for Song and how in life people stole them from her. “Spoken into creation” talks about the challenges that come when people lose faith. Song had to fight in order to remember how strong she is with God. The poem uses faith to show how no matter what happens in life the words that god gives everyone are forever.
In the poem “A Story” by Li- Young Lee, the audience is introduced to the intricate relationship between the father and the son. There is an obvious internal conflict ongoing within the father’s thoughts; the father desperately wants to tell his son a story but cannot come up with one. The author highlights the altering views held by the father and the son through the use of shifting points of view and the intended structure. These two devices adeptly establish the poem’s profundity and intensity of emotions; moreover, it brings light to a common battle that evolving filial relations face against time; as innocence eventuates into maturity, parents inevitably feel helpless and nostalgic. A key element of this poem is the purposeful structure
The tone of Obsession, however, is filled with anger, culminating in a sense of melancholic disappointment. Relating this to the broader themes of Songs of Experience and The Flowers of Evil as a whole, To Tirzah exemplifies Blake’s experience and Obsession epitomises Baudelaire’s spleen. Experience in To Tirzah and the Songs as a whole means a loss of innocence, while spleen in both Obsession and other works of Baudelaire is a sense of enmity. The technical differences and underlying values therefore add to both poems’ overarching attitudes toward mortality and sin, and contribute to the ultimate belief, or lack thereof, in religion and
“Ignorance is learned; innocence is forgotten” by José Bergamín, As the story continue Myop resemble the theme of innocence again “stepping smack into his eyes” Myop encounters death, but she was unafraid as she “frees herself”(line line 25) Myop a ten year old girl was filled with innocence, curiosity. “Myop gaze around with interest”(line 31) she had no idea about what had happen but she was curious to know more about the scenery. As Myop picks her wild pink rose which is a symbol of beauty, she spots the noose and has her epiphany, she saw how the person lying in front of her had his death. Myop lost her innocence on the spot, “she places her bundles of flowers in front of the dead body as if she was at a funeral”. Myop placing her flowers to the ground meaning that she was giving her childhood and entered to a world of hate and sins.
Both writers have described the lady they cherish utilizing rhymes. The poem and song bargain the same point, yet with an alternate methodology. While going through the similarities in the two writings. I see that the writers have their own thoughts and way of communicating to the reader about their mistresses for example, in the “Sonnet 130” Shakespeare tells the reader regarding how unattractive the mistress is to the speaker, yet despite everything he cherishes her. When the song “Just the way you are” Mars tells the reader concerning how beautiful his love is to him and he doesn’t need her to change.
S. Eliot’s title “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock ironic is that the woman he speaks of never responds to him anywhere in the poem. This makes it to be the realization of Alfred Prufrock’s loveless life. The failure and breakdown of communication from the other side tell about one aspect, which is the symbol of isolation among humans. The beginning of the poem seems like the speaker is talking to a woman whom he loves. It then turns out to be ironic and against normal expectations of the readers because there is the anticipation of something special to be spoken from the other party as well.
Much of poetry’s beauty comes from the ability to say so much in so few words. The precisely selected words and phrases, the rich and colorful metaphors, and the symbols and images, sculpt specific feelings and create connections special to each reader. While many poems have a general theme leading many readers to a similar final conclusion, even more have broad interpretations and many possible conclusions. Even if two readers come to the same destination, their emotional journeys are always unique and their own. Therefore, everyone’s interpretation is different, no matter the destination.