Poetry has always been used as a literary art form to express one’s intense emotions or feelings, but does poetry have a true meaning of reflecting on people’s lives? Despite of the situation the reader may be going through, many people find comfort in poetry to recover and discover new meanings in their lives by relating to the author’s intense literary point of view. Through my journey with poems, I try to see the eye of the author and feel one’s emotions by rereading this type of literature. On this journey, I discover new meanings and different interpretations from John Donne’s “The Flea” that reflects contemporaneous events. John Donne’s poem “The Flea” is a soft poem, however it contains a hard betrayal and heartbreak that challenges
So, I know the source of my issue with creating poetry at a publishable standard is the sheer fact that I am unable to decipher the difference between amateur and professional. In order to rectify this, I have been furthering my reading of published poets
Therefore, the vacuum cleaner is symbolized his wife. He felt pain and misery when he sees the vacuum or hears the vacuum cleaner’s sound because it makes him recall the old memory with his wife. The vacuum is a sign keep reminding him that his “old woman” already left him. The poem express speaker’s pain and sadness of losing his wife and also shows the deep love from the speaker to her. After reading the poem, readers can get the sadness of the speaker and also feel
In his short story, “The Fall of the House of Usher,” Edgar Allen Poe uses foreshadowing to show how Roderick is sad to let go of Madeline. A quote showing this is: The disease which had thus entombed the lady in the maturity of her youth, had left, as usual in all maladies of a strictly cataleptical character, the mockery of a faint blush upon the bosom and the face, and that suspiciously lingering smile upon the lip which is so terrible in death. We replaced and screwed down the lid, and, having secured the door of iron, made our way, with toil, into the scarcely less gloomy apartments of the upper portion of the house (Poe 403). This quote shows the negative aspects of society because Roderick is so attached to Madeline that he doesn’t want to bury her. Roderick’s isolation from society has given him little interaction with humans.
Throughout the book Chillingworth reminds Hester of her wrong doing an example of this is when the novel states, “As he spoke, he laid his long forefinger on the scarlet letter, which forthwith seemed to scorch into Hester’s breast, as if it had been red-hot.”(Hawthorne 64) Chillingworth's efforts to please himself by making Hester feel guilty for her actions during his absence sways the way many things happen in the book, like at the end when he decides to join the voyage that Dimmesdale and Hester planned to escape
In return for bringing her the misfortune of losing her family, Anne prays for an ill fortune to fall upon the murderer’s wife and son. It seems that those who suffer the greatest misfortunes done by the hands of their foes, utter the nastiest curses, in hopes of getting compensation
Tone is the attitude of the poem and it is perfectly clear that this tone is a mixture of tragedy and depression. I get the clue of depression from the accident, family reaction to his death, and the title. The title is a wee-bit depressing because of the background to it. The title is from a Shakespeare piece called “Macbeth” the actual verbalization of the title is “Out, out, brief candle!” and that certain line is presenting the pointlessness of life, which does refer to the poem and creates an allusion. The sense of tragedy is also from his treatment by his family, but also, his death.
For Poe, this genre might have offered him the chance to write about his sorrows, since, at the time The Raven was written according to Joy Lanzendorfer of Mental Floss6, his wife was deathly ill, he had already lost many to tuberculosis and he must have known, in his bosom’s core, that he was to sadly let another one of his beloved go. This is where both the genre and a dark, ebony omen come into play. It can be said that the gothic genre allows us to discuss quite painful subjects through use of copious symbols and parallels and that we can see the effects of such heartbreaking things on the human mind, that we can gradually follow the decline, the decay one might go through after the traumatising event of losing someone close to oneself. The raven, further, is of importance for it, according to Poe, symbolised “mournful and never-ending remembrance.”7, the type we see in the poem when the bird repeats ‘nevermore’. The protagonist dreads the word for it reminds him of how he is incapable of perhaps ever seeing his dear Lenore ever again and how he is unable to ever forget her, as she has left her mark, like our beloved do on us, on his
In the third stanza his lover suddenly kills the flea, which is illustrated when he describes an unpleasant image of her purpled nail being stained with the flea 's blood (20) as if she were to have squashed it towards a surface with her fingernail. The speaker admits that she has triumphed against his arguments (23). Despite this, he still manages to use the flea to make a final attempt at seduction by claiming that she will "waste" as much honor, implying very little, when she loses her virginity as she did when killing the flea
If asked for a resolution of poetry, the researcher cannot come up with one single resolution. However, evolution and consolidation being the basic tenet of Sri Aurobindo’s approach, the resolutions may be contextually understood and applied. It is this ramification that his writings present. While rearranging and exploring it is difficult to formulate a sequence of descriptions owing to the difference of the referential point in which they have been written. Yet an attempt has been made, to study few concepts and present them in various proportions in Sri Aurobindo’s own positions.
The process of growing in a character can be treacherous process. This process was demonstrated well by Reverend Dimmesdale in the novel, The Scarlett Letter. Nathaniel Hawthorne’s style sets up Dimmesdale demise impeccably, giving the reader a deep and insightful look at Dimmesdale. Hawthorne explains the destruction of Dimmesdale, which is due to committing adultery with Hester, with his continued exacerbating health and the letter A throughout the novel. Hawthorne continuously comments about Reverend Dimmesdale’s ailing health, leading the reader to assume that the sin is eating him up from inside.