In Walt Whitman's poem Song to Myself, he stresses the importance of people, but more specifically himself. This of one of egocentric poems in human history as he begins with "I celebrate myself" (1:1). In some form or another, Whitman elaborates on Me, Myself, and I in all fifty-two sections of the poem. He mentions that "Welcome is every organ and attribute of me, and of any man hearty and clean, / Not an inch is vile, and none shall be less familiar/ than the rest" (5:20-23). But as he is enjoying himself, he is also enjoying everyone in humanity and believes that each and every person is special and should be valued.
And the stars never rise but I feel the bright eyes of the beautiful Annabel Lee,” At this point I discovered the poets intention of creating such a character as he wanted to create someone who everyone can relate to. We all love our loved ones even when they do
That moment you think that everything is going bad and you read this it suddenly gives you joy and gets you in your feelings and very emotional. It grabs the reader's attention especially when he mentions in the poem, “i fear no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true) and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant and whatever a sun will always sing is you”. This part is the most emotional because he is telling his loved one he isn’t afraid of fate for fate is being with her. And that he wants no world if it has nothing to do with her, for his world is her. Also, whatever a moon means is the meaning of her and whenever the sun blooms it sings to
Haunted by the reality of this earthquake, its ruinous effects, and the lack of reasonable explanation, Voltaire pours his anger and frustration into the creation of this story, which embodies many of the unjust incidents that he has witnessed in his lifetime such as unnecessary loss of life, limitations on free speech, and absolutism among other things. Themes of love, religious bigotry, and human suffering are amid the many themes that Voltaire focuses on throughout this narrative. The theme of love is a driving force in Voltaire’s Candide. Candide, the main character, was the “bastard child of the Baron’s sister” thus he was privileged to grow up with all
Discrimination At It’s Finest Racism and Sexism are two extremely prominent problems that have been occurring for many years. Many people are prejudice towards others who are not the same as them. Today we have come very far in order to limit discrimination, although there are still many places and people whom are sexist and racist. In the three texts I read this term Othello, Snow Falling on Cedars and Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) there is a direct link to either racism, sexism or even both. These texts were all set in past times except for Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) which had components of the story that were set in today’s time.
A complex subject like desire is surrounded by a number of views. People interpret desire in a number of ways. While reading Amir Khusrau’s poetry, I began to view and interpret desire in a very negative manner, linked to pain and violence. Such was an opinion I shared in my Piazza post for the reading, where I talked about how desire is a raw and beastly emotion, uncontrollable, whose fulfillment often leads to violence. I connected this idea to a previous text, Sudhir Kakar’s Intimate Relations where Rano, the protagonist of one of the stories, desired to be beaten up by her husband to establish their relationship as a married couple.
Here he says, the lover is a whole world to his beloved and she is a whole universe to him, they are two better hemispheres because first hemispheres is without the slanting North pole, and second hemisphere is without the declining West. So, our love is not subject to the notions of weather or time. Conceit no 7: The poet suggests that only those things are subject to death and decay whose constituents are not mixed proportionately. The loves of the poet and his beloved are one because they are exactly similar in all respects and as such none of them will die. Their souls being unites in pure love will remain united forever.
He had it all figured out but was stopped right in his tracks during the happiest part of his life. He loved poetry. He loved acting. He helped others and would always think freely. These are the great traits that would lead anyone to believe that he was a transcendentalist.
Imagine a life where everything was miraculous, picturesque, and serene and nothing displeasing, abrupt, or appalling ever occurred; where every individual’s life was perfect and complete, and everyone was always prepared for what the future had to offer. As good as that seems, life is dramatically different, it is unjust, unpredictable, and erratic; filled with countless of pleasant and joyful memories and unfortunately, many taxing and challenging hardships as well. In fact, Jalaluddin Rumi, a religious poet born in Persia in 1207, was constantly praised for the outstanding, inspiring, and spiritual poems he wrote, nevertheless he suffered a tragic and drastic turning point in his life after his closest friend, Shams Tabriz, abruptly disappeared in 1248 (Jalal al-Din Rumi). This sudden event caused Rumi to feel torn and dismayed, which “led
Civil war has submerged Sri Lanka in a state of terror, tragedy, poverty, sorrow and chaos. Consider the following excerpts “[Everyone’s scared, Anil. It’s a national disease. ]” In addition, “Inside the Civil Rights movement offices at the Nadesan centre were the fragments of collected information revealing the sighting of a son, a younger brother [and] a father [whom were missing].” Throughout the book we also can see that Gamini has often had hundreds of injured patients in a day, from bomb blasts and gunshot wounds to roadside crucifixions. All three of these evidences display to us the fear, tragedy, death and casualties that have swept over Sri Lanka because of the civil war, this displays to us the societal change brought on by the conflict of hate and fear.