Due to her depression, she depends on a clown that appears on tv which distracts her from the reality, different gadgets such as a toaster that butters your toasts, and a soap opera family that she sees as her own. Her ability to forget her attempted suicide and depression can be seen as a strength, as a way of moving on from all the things that are hurting and using other outside gadgets as a distraction. When Guy tries to talk about the suicide attempt, Mildred is so disconnected and oblivious to that reality, that her responses are completely non-responsive. She is focused on the fact that she doesn’t know why she “should be so hungry,” and when Guy asks her if she remembers what happened last night, she wonders if they had “a wild party or something,” because she feels “like [she] has a hangover.” (8, Bradbury). Mildred also comes off as imaginative, only someone as imaginative as her would be able to actually believe that actors in a soap opera are actually her real family, which can also be seen as a strength since her crazy imagination helps her as a distraction from all her problems and
The saying that love is blind, is one that is very wrong. Love is not blind, it is merely a faint line that many individuals chose not to see. During Shakespeare’s time, the societal norms that cultivated women were very precise. Women were held to high standards to both look and act in specific ways, but did society ever take it too far? Many poets during Shakespeare’s time wrote traditional blazon sonnets, ones that compared women to the most wondrous things life has to offer; gems, jewels, plants, and stars.
Literary Analysis of Incantation Alice Hoffman 's powerful story takes place during such a hard time; the Spanish Inquisition in which our protagonist, Estrella de Madrigal faces an arduous decision between her best friend and the Spaniards.“Estrella de Madrigal thought she knew herself: daughter, granddaughter, dearest friend. But the truth is rare in this cruel, unforgiving century in Spain.” In the novel “Incantation,” Alice Hoffman has developed a meaningful yet a ubiquitous theme of how the infamous jealousy can destroy a person in many forms uses the literary devices such as simile and personification. Hoffman 's use of simile develops the theme that jealousy can destroy a person in many forms.In the beginning of the novel, Estrella describes her childhood friend. She talks about Catalina’s amazing character. In fact, Estrella states that “ Catalina and I were so close nothing could come between us.
She passed away due to an illness in 1886, however, some claim she had died due to hypertension. Emily Dickinson is a very significant poet to American literature, she and Walt Whitman are the most important poets of the 19th century in America (Alfred Habegger, 2016, Emily Dickinson: American Poet.). Emily Dickinson’s poetry is a reflection of her thoughts based on life experiences and relationships. "Perhaps as a poet could find the fulfillment she had missed as a woman.” ( George Whicher, 1952, This Was a Poet: A Critical Biography of Emily Dickinson.) This paper will discuss how Emily Dickinson found fulfillment as a woman through her poetry.
According to Joyce Carol Oates, Sylvia Plath, an extraordinary yet discouraging poet who has published pieces of poetry that have a heartbreaking quality about them. I agree, simply because it is in fact true. Plath has had a disturbing history of imagery situated in her poems. “Mirror,” “The Times are Tidy,” “Child,” “Poppies in July,” and many more. Within in one of my favorite poems, “Mirror,” Plath experiments by telling the hidden story of this piece of poetry in the mirror’s point of view.
Sylvia Plath was a remarkable twentieth century American poet. Her poetry focused on depression, suicide, death, and self-destruction. Poetry to Plath was her escape and her way of dealing with her problems and self-loathing feelings. If the person to read Sylvia Plath’s poems, s/he will notice that most of her subjects are very depressing. Sylvia Plath was born on October 27th, 1932.
Lady Lazarus was written in 1962 and is one of Sylvia Plath’s most well known poems. Like all of her confessional poetry, it is autobiographical in narration, meaning it is a self written account of her experiences. This type of narration is a standard characteristic of confessional poetry and it helps to evoke emotion. Lady Lazarus is about suicide and what drove Plath to it, “I do it so it feels like hell. I do it so it feels real” (Plath, lines 45-48).
In line 13, the rhetorical question “Who mourns one woman in a holocaust?”, is the employment of a persuasive tone which emphasizes Lot’s wife 's importance to her. The tense changes from past to present tense in the last stanza makes Lot’s wife’s situation more relevant and invokes more empathy. In line 16 the lexis “steal” brings to light how she is viewed as a criminal simply by acting out of her humanity. The entire poem is a quatrain, and is in a rigid form to emulate the conditions of strictness Lot’s wife experienced. Lot’s wife is villainized due to acting out of emotion and her death is so unnoticed that it motivates Anna to mourn for Lot’s wife herself, which is asserted by “yet in my heart she will never be lost”.
Sara Teasdale was an American born lyrical poet whose work focused on expressing a woman’s changing perspective on beauty, love, life, and death during the time of the Gilded Age in America. Many of her works were thought to portray her own perspective on said topics. Later in life, Teasdale struggled with her mental health and, as a result of this, depression eventually caused her to take her own life at forty-nine years old (“Sara Teasdale”). Teasdale’s bleak view of her own life during her later years is mirrored in “Barter” as the speaker expresses clear feelings of regret; as described in the poem, the speaker believes that she herself has not lived her life to the full extent. Through imagery, tone change, and an extended metaphor, Teasdale supports her vital message to the reader that one must take full advantage of the wonders of life before the opportunity to do so becomes no longer achievable.
Emily Dickinson is one of the most disputed and sophisticated poets of the mind in American Literature. Her challenging and ambiguous poems never cease to amaze with their complex messages and subtleties. The silenced selves and skepticism represent the key which keeps readers coming back to her verse, searching for new and innovative interpretations. Her cryptic poems are filled with ellipses, which make up the magical “rich silence” of her poetic style. And while some people might argue that her poetry is distasteful, others think that this “silence” and rebellious style create an unexpected vision and are a revolutionary method of expressing oneself.