The speaker makes use of repetition which is a very important aspect in “Poem about my rights” where certain phrases and words are repeated numerous times. The poet uses the repetitive phrase, “I am the wrong sex, the wrong age the wrong skin...” (Jordan 8-9) for the first time, which contributes to the success of the repetition in the poem as the word “wrong” appear in the poem a few times which indicates the importance of the word in the poem. The word “wrong” refers to the victims enumerated throughout the poem as the speaker, and all other oppressed persons and nations who are victims of rape because they are viewed by their torturers to be wrong. Although the name of the poem reflects on human rights and “right and wrong” are subjects of this poem, the word “right” never comes forth in this poem although the word “wrong” is often used and repeated. Jason mentions that Jordan never says that she is right and never says that she as a person has rights although she admits that she is not
As related earlier, catharsis aims to elicit pity and fear in order to purge such emotions from the audience. As such, the tragic hero’s punishment must not be considered entirely deserved otherwise it would be seen as justice and the cathartic effect would not take place. Instead, the punishment must be somewhat excessive so that pities the tragic hero for his misfortune as well as fears for their own lives after seeing the world is not always fair. However, in order to confirm that Oedipus’ punishment exceeds his crime, both must be identified. Oedipus’ crime is quite simply his attempt to escape his own fate.
According to Seneca, anger is a bad thing that can destroy the universe, and he argued that one had to get rid of anger in order to achieve a state of mind not subject to emotions (Kim 2). To Rene Descartes anger is the most dangerous emotion, and it is more violent than other emotions. Anger
The repetition of the six end line words: tears, child, almanac, stove, grandmother, and house in each stanza creates a rhythm when saying the poem. As there is the use of enjambment or run on lines, this also speeds up the rhythm of the poem. Thus, there is no obvious rhyming pattern amongst the words themselves, but in the repetition of the end words in each stanza. (ii) Describe the stanzas and/or the form of your chosen poem: The title of this poem aptly resonates to its` form, being a Sestina. A
For all eternity, let his soul writhe in anguish and damnation” (Lawrence and Lee 66). In other words, Lawrence and Lee are trying to show the harsh punishments for evolutionists and thoughts of characters not believing evolution. Brown is implying for, Cates to stay in jail forever, let him die, and end up in hell. Brown made a harsh punishment for someone else believing in a different idea than himself. Not only was Brown’s opinion harsh, but the judge also had an intolerance toward Drummond’s opinion.
Paul Durcan’s poetry catches the realism of us all. His poetry is full of unorthodox images that may at first appear banal, familiar and even dystopian, yet it overflows with almost palpable genuine unreserved human emotion. This is most evident in his more personal poems, such as Nessa and The Difficulty that is Marriage. This gives me the impression he is surrealist and absurdist. In each of his poems he explores his inexpedient marriage and relationships with his father.
Much of the strength of the first poem of this book rises out of its steady beat plus light variation, almost the “blood beat” of the poem with a flutter of the pulse as danger and fear threaten. Although the poem carries such a steady four beat line that the accentual meter of the Germanic poetries, almost the Old English Alliterative beat, comes to mind, this is an example not of Jennings’ usual “loose iambic” meter but of the “strict iambic” which has been termed accentual-syllable”(Fussell 11). There are eight syllables per line through-out, and Jennings appears to adapt a Romantic subject, great fear and feeling, into an eighteenth century mold. Though she has obviously reached poetic maturity, her own comment of stages of poetic growth
his mind and heart constantly reminding him of his helplessness and frustration. As a result, his inner self is shattered by these inner gloomy emotions. In the words of Sartre: If he shows fight, the soldiers fire and he is a dead man; if he gives in he degrades himself and he is no longer a man at all; shame and fear will split up his character and make his inmost self-fall into pieces(Fanon,1963:13). The result of this physiological violence is either the native accepts the unacceptable social order and falls victim to many spiritual and mental disorders or he raises the flag of rebellion against the oppressor. In this way, the native is pushed to take up arms i.e., violence against oppression.
Quoting W.B. Yeats, Sylvia that "the centre cannot hold", making her world fall apart, and crumble, she finds that there is no integrating force, "only the naked fear, the urge of self preservation”(TJ 59). She continued to dwell on her fear, “I am afraid. I am not solid, but hollow …I want to kill myself” (TJ 59). Which she ultimately did so, but not before fighting for self-preservation, dialectically speaking.