Impressionistic art was typical of the 19th century and is characterized by thin but visible brush strokes to accurately portray light in its dynamic qualities. Edna enjoys painting as a hobby and would have been likely to use impressionism in her paintings due to its popularity during her time period. Edna learns more about being a true artist from her friend Mademoiselle Reisz. Mademoiselle Reisz tells Edna, “To be an artist includes much; one must possess many gifts—absolute gifts—which have not been acquired by one's own effort. And, moreover, to succeed, the artist must possess the courageous soul” (53).
I paragraph three, Morris lists our many instances that outline people’s excessive desire for things. These examples that author uses can immediately connect with the audience; the audience can identify the things that they have done themselves. This evokes them to think that maybe there is a problem with their passion for collecting things. At this point, Morris further convinces the audience with another example/ Morris points out how her friend manages to keep “a spotless house and a soul serene” just by giving away things that she does not “imperatively need”. This particular instance shows the readers that by being free of the control of physical objects, they can easily lead a much simpler life.
In “Dulce Et Decorum Est” there is a shift in pace where Owen exemplifies the immediate calling of “GAS! Gas! Quick, boys” conveying the tone of how the war is chaotic to support the overall meaning of how war is not what people believe it is (9). As the stanzas change, they each accentuate the idea of how the war takes a toll on the soldier, and in the last stanza focuses on how people believe the old lie of how dying for a country is glorious. “Epitaph on a Soldier” is written in iambic pentameter with a more rhythmic nature to impose a more positive impression on the reader.
Kate Chopin makes use of her other characters as well in revealing the theme through juxtaposition. Madame Ratignolle serves as an obedient wife who confines to society’s standards without protest and acts as a character consistently compared to Edna when another character wishes to criticize her changing. On one occasion, her husband talks down to her when she neglects her role as a wife and housekeeper by choosing to paint instead. He tells her she can paint, but not to neglect her duties, comparing her to Madame Ratignolle because she is “more of a musician than [she is] a painter” and still fulfills her necessary tasks (Chopin 95-96). Edna wishes to diverge from the societal norms, becoming independent of her responsibilities through her
Dillard gives the insight of a girl that is imprisoned by society as a fix composition to serve her life as just one ordinary woman. This also presents the writer's purpose but it in a subtle way. "I have loved, O Lord, the beauty of thy house and the place where dwelleth thy glory." Unlike The Glass Castle, Dillard's sense of struggles was completely different yet reasonable. She protested that even though she is a girl, she can be as magnificent as the other boy were perhaps even better.
Hawthorne creates similar characters in these two short stories to state that women are pure, flaws are human, and the flaws have motives of their own. A main theme in Hawthorne’s works is women are pure. This is the case for these two short stories as Georgiana and Beatrice both listen intently to their male counterparts and lack the flaws that the men in their stories contain. Georgiana is supportive of her husband’s decision to attempt to rid her of her birthmark and even as she questions it, she ponders the happiness it would bring
The repetition of the rhetorical question, “but why will you say that I am mad?... How, then, am I mad?” at the beginning of the narrative is ironically contrasted with the man’s actions and allows the responders to question the narrators sanity through the course of the narrative. Poe utilises truncated sentences and word groups, creating a rhythm like that of a heartbeat throughout the narrative, “Was it possible they heard not? Almighty God!
Poets aim to imitate the worst parts of the soul, the parts that are easily excitable and over the top. Poems appeal to the worst parts of the soul and nourish it while diverting energy away from the rational part. Finally, poetry corrupts the best souls. It deceives people into sympathizing with those who grieve excessively, who lust inappropriately, and who laugh at unintelligent humor.
This perception lines up with my thesis of Ode on a Grecian Urn using symbolism to represent the urn. Salle explains that Keats’s imagination rediscovers, with enthusiasm, the possibility of believing in its own secret dream of an “immortality of passion” (Salle). It is also remarked by critics that the very ambiguity of the Urn makes it “peculiarly appropriate to serve as a focus for Keats’s reflections on the meaning of imaginative experience” (Salle). I agree with this and that the identification of the urn itself, has greater meaning to John Keats. I think the Urn objectifies the ambiguity of Keats’s “sensations” (Salle).
This is the most important symbol in the poem because it ties in with the themes of the poem. If we wear a mask, then we are lying to the rest of the world about who we are and what we feel, which then turns into things not being as they seem. The symbol of the mask is driving the poem into its true
She talks about how self pity is a natural part of the human experience of grieving, and she convinces the reader of this too. She shows the reader that this is how she copes. As a reader, or at least for me, I understand and appreciate this. This book is kind of a downer, and it can be rather technical at times, but it remains a page turner because of the great flow and smooth stories. Also, the technicality of this piece rings true to the person that you learn Didion is.
In the poem “For That He Looked Not Upon Her” by George Gascoigne, Gascoigne uses the couplet at the end of the poem, duction of select words, and imagery to articulate the complex attitude of the speaker. The imagery in lines 2-4 develops and analyzes the complex attitude of the speaker by showing his “louring” self and about how he is depressed. This can be seen in line 2 where he was to “hold my louring head so low”. In line 3, the author furthers his gloominess by saying that he takes “no delight to range”, making it seem that it is a chore to look at her.
In the poem “ Thinking for Berky”, written by William Stafford, the speaker argues that people in the society are so careless and do not understand for people who are not lucky like them, being able to born in a wealthy family with good relationships. The author started out with the setting of the author lying in bed thinking about a girl named Berky and her deaths. He pointing out different forces that lead to her death like her abusive parents, poor family situation, and lastly, people who can’t sympathize with Berky and criticize her for her situations/environments. The speaker also pointed out that there are people out there who can’t think for others and just live their life, thinking that it is Berky fault for living a life like that.