The poem Eurydice by Ocean Vuong, is constructed off the famous Greek Mythology legend of Orpheus and Eurydice. The many similes, metaphors and allusions to the story, represent the famous story in a more ambiguous style, that conveys Ocean Vuong’s occurring theme throughout his poem as the many different sides of love, including happiness, sacrifice and hurt. The abundant metaphor and simile represent and emphasize the feelings present throughout the poem, as well the transition from radiant happiness, to emotional hurt. The literary devices and symbolism employed through the poem, underscore the underlying messages in Eurydice.
The Odyssey is an epic poem written by Homer. It is about Odysseus’ journey back to Ithaca and the hardships he faced after winning the Trojan war. The deadly sins are the capital vices of the church. All sins are a combination of these seven actions. The Odyssey have many underlying themes, one of which is the deadly sins. The deadly sins Pride, Wrath, and Greed are vital to the plot and progression of the story.
The poem ‘Morning Praise of Nightmares One’ which is written by Lauire, Ann Guerrero depicts a strong notion about abuse and elements of despair when children at tender age are dealt with extreme abusive behavior. The overall theme of the poem is around the narration of a young girl who is living a life of pain in a house where she is inflicted with torture, pains and bruises. Despite of her miserable condition nobody is helping her. She is facing each morning with screams of nightmares which are never ending and no one is there to comfort her.
Have you ever swam in the ocean? Ever fought against the waves? Have you ever felt its intensity?? Oceans can be quite treacherous and rigid, but once you sink down beneath the water, all is calm and peaceful. In “The Ocean” by Nathaniel Hawthorne, he paints an image of this by illustrating the waters and the men at sea. Men at sea are represented by showing the journey they fought on the Ocean but how after they died they were at peace. By using symbolism, rhyme, and personification, Hawthorne develops a theme in which the ocean can be crazy and wild above the water, but peaceful and calm beneath.
Both poems, 'Orkney Interior’ by Ian Hamilton Finlay and 'The House ' by Sweeney investigate the components of an unusual and dreamlike atmosphere by utilizing subjects of surrealism, destiny and issue. Finlay uses elements of an island to describe the landscape, in order to highlight the routine he is trapped in and Sweeney uses many techniques including tone, specific choice of words/diction in order to make this poem compelling and erect a weird atmosphere.
Imagine a world where a natural phenomenon, like an earthquake, occurs only because someone forgot to pray to Poseidon before bedtime. Back in the height of the Greek empire, this was very believable in the eyes of many. In the technological era, we all now know, and understand, that an earthquake happens when tectonic plates collide with each other. Holly Yan’s article, continues to tell about how today earthquakes happen, with scientific evidence and proof. She would also explain a theory on why their might be another big earthquake coming soon to California. On the other hand, in The Odyssey, written by Homer, there are many amazing stories about the sea god, Poseidon, shaking the earth in wrath of something that Odysseus has done, ashe tries to stop him from returning home to Ithaca. Not only where these stories fun to listen to, and used to have a good time, but they were also what most of the Greeks believe was happening in their world. Because back then the Greeks did not have the scientific advancements that we now take advantage of in today's day of age.
“Instead of proving human when it neared and someone else additional to him, as a great buck it powerfully appeared.” (14-16) “The Most of It,” is the story of a man who is expecting way too much out of life. Robert Frost sends his speaker on a trip of self discovery and spirituality. He used the elements of literature such as diction, tone and imagery to help convey his message.
Carelessness is conveyed everywhere in todays society. Both The Great Gatsby and "anyone lived in a pretty how town" reveal this carelessness in their writing, but it is written in the past. F. Scott Fitzgerald, author of The Great Gatsby and E. E. cummings, author of "anyone lived in a pretty how town." Convey similar themes of carelessness through the use of imagery, symbolism, tone and reveal that in society there are many who are selfish, and lack care for others.
“Do Not Go Gentle Into that Good Night” is a poem written by Dylan Thomas at the time when his father was at the brink of death. The piece is actually a villanelle where it consist of six stanzas, each with three lines except for the sixth stanza which has four lines. The rhymes on the first until fifth stanzas are aba, aba, aba, aba, aba. While, abaa is the rhyme for the last quatrain stanza. Thomas died a few months after his father, it is believed that this poem was written by him especially for his father. It’s said that Thomas was an alcoholic and it was deemed that the cause of his death was because of the obsession and also it was accentuated with the grief he felt for his father approaching death. The form of the poem is elegy whereby Thomas used the poem by expressing his grief for his father’s impending death. It is vital to know the poet state of mind in order to relate or understand the poem. Therefore, descriptive language used by the poet should be focused to further know the poet’s is trying to impose.
Ancient Greeks looked at different things through different points of view. They looked at weather and decided it was from the gods, but late came to a conclusion that it was naturally happening. Greeks were the first to develop the theory that supernatural explaniations are not the only way to have the world explained. They also developed that babies are helpless on their own, so we must have evolved. We have been impacted by these discoverirs because we know that there are ways to explain things such as weather and evolution. We had been given an idea and studies further into it to see what actually happened. Ancient Greece searched for ideas on how th universe works, the same as we do today. They developed the begining of physics studied
Whereas Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” written in 1798 is about the mariner’s forced exploration of unknown parts of the earth, director Ridley Scott’s latest film The Martian: Bring Him Home set in the 22nd century starring Matt Damon is about an accident that happened during an expedition to Mars. Likewise both pioneers experience hardships and survive to tell their tales. Both are testament to the resilience of men and the protagonists’ will to survive. The theme of both is similar that human endurance and the will to survive are strong and that might be enough to ensure the survival of the human race.
The two American poems, “Glass Ceiling” by T.R Hummer and, “Richard Cory” by Edwin Arlington are predicated upon masking our feelings or obnubilating the identity of someone like yourself. The main characters have different fates but go through proximately identically tantamount. Such as “Richard Cory” where the authentic identity of the man is found at the cessation of the poem, and, “Glass Ceiling” where the narrator mentions the identity of the main character during the poem.
In the first two stanzas, third person point of view is used. However, that all changes in the third stanza. The poem shifts to first person point of view all of a sudden. An example of this is “I would build that dome in air” (Coleridge Line 46). This causes the poem to lose its plausibility and realism. Another reason this stanza shows how unrealistic dreams can be is by Coleridge taking a major turn in this stanza from the rest of the poem. He begins to describe a totally different vision he had in the dream. “In a vision I once saw; / It was an Abyssinian maid” (Coleridge Lines 38-39). The type of figurative language used in this stanza is rhyme. “And all who heard should see them there, / And all should cry, Beware! Beware!” (Coleridge Lines
Pablo Neruda's choice of diction and literary devices combine to give off a very calm and soft tone. Neruda, throughout the piece conveys a sense of calmness using sounds and words such as: “sea”, “me”, and “waves . Each of these words fly off of the tongue with ease and grace, similar to how the seas waves are. Neruda creates the image of being near the sea by his diction by choosing words with smooth sounds such as: “me” ,”rose”, “foam”, and “vast”. These words create the soft sounds like what we would see at the sea and that was Neruda’s goal. His vision was not only that we can imagine the sea by the sounds used, but to physically see it with our own eyes by the structure of the poem.
The exert presented is from The Rime of The Ancient Mariner written by Samuel Taylor Coleridge in the late 1700’s. It is vastly considered to be a milestone in the beginning of British Romantic literature. It is written in lyrical ballad verses and its meter is characterized by iamb, characterized by an unaccented syllable followed by an accented one, common in English literature.