After setting everything up, he threw his hands into the water to brush his hands across the gems searching for the first one to pull out. Eventually, he got so absorbed in the colors that he grabbed two heaping handfuls and pulled them out of the water. Then, before his eyes he watched as the gems melted into mud and slipped through his hands back into the water. Once in the water, they reformed back into the gems they were before and mockingly shone as brightly as ever. Unbeknownst to Iktomi, the frog at the reeds did not only provide a much simpler route, but the scenario was also a test of heart to pick out the individuals that were truly deserving of the gems the pond held.
Robert Frost’s poem “Nothing Gold Can Stay” explores concepts of nature and human behaviour. This poem substantiates that the things in life, that should be cherished, have the shortest lives. Frost depicts that the “early leaf’s flower” is the most beautiful sight, but only “lasts an hour.” This poem celebrates that both nature and humans are the purest in the beginning, but as life moves on they become corrupted or exploited. This leads to them losing their “gold” value and conforming to the world. Frost accentuates the fragility of humans and nature as they both do not last forever and cannot hold there “hue” of “gold.” Furthermore, the mention of Eden suggests a loss of innocence, as Adam and Eve’s innocence was lost in the Garden of Eden.
Similarly, rain is used to display Montag’s newfound desire for life. During their second encounter, Montag and Clarisse are standing in the rain. She says to him, “‘The rain feels good. I love to walk in it... [It] even tastes good’” (21). After she leaves him, “[Montag] tilted his head back in the rain, for just a few moments, and opened his mouth” (24).
Both the story and poem agree that the princess is a kind and caring child. In the story, “[the princess] with a sweet and powerful impulse to comfort [the king], she started from her chair and… threw her arms affectionately about his knees.” She was turned to gold because she wanted to comfort him, showing her affection and kindness. This same kindness is shown in the poem when she sings, “A falling leaf in fall’s a thing to mourn.” The princess from the poem is the type of person who is sad over the death of any living thing, including something as seemingly insignificant as a leaf. The poem gives more depth to the princess as a character, as well. In the poem, she says, “Divided into two, I am a tree, the branches are too high for me to see, the roots too hidden from reality.” A unique way to think of a tree, it shows intelligence and thoughtfulness and not just naive kindness.
Storms will come…” Also in this stanza Ricky comes in to voice “I know all the days won’t be perfect (this we know for sure) but tell me can you stand it, can you stand the rain?”, he is stating that obviously everyday is not going to be perfect or how you want it to go but can you handle the stress and issues associated with it. Now if we jump over to stanza seven, where Ricky is confessing his feelings by saying “No pressure, no pressure from me baby (this we know for sure) cause I want you and I need you and I love you girl”. He is telling the female that none of the stress, pain and problems comes from him. Truly, he wants and needs her as a part of his life because his feelings are true as is his love for her. “Can You Stand the Rain” by New Edition is about how people can be just fine in a relationship when everything is going fine.
The Siren’s beauty and voice cause the sailors to abandon their ship even when there are obvious indications telling them that they should not. In “Siren Song,” Atwood utilizes diction and irony to portray man’s greatest weakness: the temptation of women. The author’s use of diction and word choice emphasizes how the irresistibility of women for men can essentially lead to their downfall. The Siren begins the poem by describing the type of song they sing that draws men into their deadly grasp. She explains how “the song /…is irresistible” (Atwood 2-3).
Even the dead lacked lilies.”(170) Yet she still recalls “the call corridors of childhood, the open delighted gardens, the body bare to the sun,” for the body now brings adolescent awareness and fears. “Love was something else, nothing to do with this , no part in the stretching body, the blood leaping. Over the wall I could I could hear the whisper of lovers, a child crying across their voices. And hearing them - - I was
*INTRO* *BLACK ROOK IN RAINY WEATHER* “Black Rook in Rainy Weather” is focused on her feelings and thoughts, her lack of inspiration – although it appears as if she is writing about the outside world. She uses her nearby surroundings as a metaphor for her feelings and ideas. Plath feels empty and longs for nature and her mundane surroundings to ‘speak’ to her, to provide her with inspiration for her poetry “A minor light may still lean incandescent out of kitchen table or chair as if a celestial burning took possession of the most obtuse objects now and then…” She is in a state of desperation, and describes her life as a “season of fatigue” with “brief respites from fear of total neutrality.” The poem is suffused with her fear of failing.
But that didn’t mean he wasn’t thinking about Jisoo at all, because he certainly was. He was thinking about Jisoo’s hair and how the afternoon light had seeped through the classroom windows; making the auburn strands look like silk falling across his forehead. He was thinking about Jisoo’s eyes; how they were sharp like pieces of broken ceramic, and always filled with crippled clouds. Junghan was thinking about Jisoo’s words. Jisoo’s words that were playing in his ears like a vintage vinyl that wouldn’t turn off.
n both the excerpt about Unferth from Beowulf and the poem “The Wife’s Lament”, the themes of betrayal and anger are shown within the stories; however, they are expressed differently. To begin with, Unferth shows his anger towards Beowulf by attempting to embarrass him in front of all the men, including King Hrothgar. For example, Unferth states “No one, neither friend nor foe, could keep you from your sad journey, when you swam out to sea… Breca outslayed you, he was stronger” (427-435). Unferth is trying to say that Beowulf is weak and can’t compete with anyone or anything. He says such things because he is madly jealous that Beowulf will fight with Grendel instead of him.
It started to rain. Caroline watched in a trance like state the tiny raindrops bouncing from the gravestone and to the ground. As she watched she noticed a tiny glint of gold. She knelt down and between her fingers she grasped from the mud a necklace, fine and old. Her cold, wet fingers fumbled with the chain as she gently placed it around her neck.
Big and beautiful antique houses watching as the waves come crashing in on them. The waves of the storm are as tall as the second floor windows. The palm trees blown around like twigs on a tree branch. Dark and cloudy skies mask the storm as it pushes through. Through the rough storm, the lights in houses and streetlights are able to stay on.
Weather Representing Emotions Normally weather and emotions are not associated, but throughout the novel The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald makes multiple references comparing the feelings of Jay Gatsby to the weather outside. He uses rain to represent the times of sadness or awkward situations. When those moods uplifted the clouds would break, and the sun would shine. Other times he would use heat to represent times of anger, or tension. The weather always corresponded with the feelings and emotions that Jay Gatsby was feeling at that time, especially during the hotel fight between him and Tom Buchanan, tea time with Daisy Buchanan, and at the end of the book the season corresponds with the death of Gatsby.
The feelings of the lovers, weighed down by guilt, are reflected in the darkness of nature. Every so often, sunshine flickers on the setting. But Pearl reminds her mother that the sun will not shine on the sinful Hester; it does shine, however, when Hester passionately lets down her hair. The sun is the symbol of untroubled, guilt-free happiness, or perhaps the approval of God and nature. It also seems to be, at times, the light of truth and