In lines one through five, the speaker of the poem explains to the readers on how life looked to him by stating “The new grass rising in the hills, the cows loitering in the morning chill, a dozen or more old browns hidden in the shadows of the cottonwoods beside the streambed.” By the speaker explaining how he saw nature
From here, a uniform mood and tone is set throughout the poem and can be seen heavily in not only the choice of words but, also the plot and structure of the poem. The theme of sympathy is really conveyed through Erdrich’s melancholic tone. Throughout the poem, we see a very gloomy and melancholic tone set by the events happening. “Until I could no longer bear / the thought of how I was” (51-52), these two lines portray her battle after she is rescued and how instead of her relief she is feeling a longing to be back with her captors. Lines similar to these two lead embody why the tone is so gloomy and sad especially when readers see the battle she is experiencing because she is safe now, away from her captors but, she doesn 't really want to be.
Freedom is realizing you have a choice, and decision is when you realize you have picked that choice.One choice being to follow your religion and be in an arranged marriage knowing you will be unhappy,and the other being to follow the american ways and disgrace your people but your happy.In the novel “Children of the river”by Linda Crew the author uses the literary element Conflict,Setting,and Symbolism to create a memorable experience.
One example of personification is when comes to visit Grant after work: “A little farther over, where another patch of cane was standing, tall and blue-green, you could see the leaves swaying softly from a breeze.” (Gaines 86) The use of personification is effective because it allows the reader to visualise. In this instance, it creates an image of the leaves swaying in the wind.
Personification can be defined as the attribution of a personal nature or human characteristics to something nonhuman, or the representation of an abstract quality in human form. Rosenblatt uses this literary device to describe the unknown man’s struggle against the water. This stands as an example of personification do to the fact that it personifies the water with which the man is fighting. “So the timeless battle commenced in the Potomac. For as long as that man could last, they went at each other, nature and man: the one making no distinctions of good and evil, acting on no principles, offering no lifelines; the other acting wholly on distinctions, principles and one supposes, on faith.”
When thinking of personal experiences, “The Mother” by Gwendolyn Brooks touches on the emotional topic of abortion. Even though this poem was published decades ago, it can still be seen very relevant to this day. Accepting abortion and the outcome can indeed be a challenging task for many, while others seem to adapt to it without much of a problem. Gwendolyn Brooks’ writing lets us take a look at the mothers view point of abortion and how a mother responds to her new situation. Throughout the poem, the speaker shows signs of grieving concern of the topic of abortion and its outcomes by presenting emotions of regret and memories, shame and guilt, and contradicting herself to almost justify what she has done.
A mother is a person who loves and cares for their child unconditionally and will put her their needs before her own. When her child is sick, she will stay beside them no matter what. A mother is always there when someone is down and needs someone to talk to. However, in the stories, “The Rocking Horse Winner” and ‘The Yellow Wallpaper,” both authors portray the mothers, Hester and Jane, somewhat similar when describing their relationship with their child. The stories’ definition of “Mother” are described in a negative manner that not many readers can relate to such neglectful behavior.
In the beginning of the veldt Ray Bradbury uses personifications to bring his story to life. A personification is is when the author gives a human attribute and assigns it to a nonliving object, such as when he said “The walls began to purr and recede into a crystalline distance it seemed
The unique bond that exists between a mother and her child is practically unbreakable. A mother’s love is unselfish, unconditional, and knows no boundaries. Without the love and support of a mother, a child is like a ship lost at sea. The only way one can possibly repay their mother for all they have done is by giving her the same relentless love and affection that she have always given. In “The Lanyard”, Billy Collins implements juxtaposition, humorous comparisons, and metaphors to refrain the poet's message of love from lapsing into a cliché about parental love and convey the theme of a mother’s love.
The loss of mother is touchy, also the sadness and grief shows gloom. The poem is reflective as it contains generalizations about life of an orphan black girl, her suffering, and hardness faced by her during her puberty. Smith believes that a girl has equal desire and ambitions as men. But she is deprived of laughter, opportunity, talk, questioning, and absolute happiness. Smith wants the girl should get chance to speak openly and puts her view in social and political matters.
Personification was used to show that the earth is similar to the feelings humans express; “the earth has guilt and care,” (line 13) and “though there be fury on the waves” (line 3). By expressing that the earth has guilt and care is personification understanding that the literal earth is not capable of expressing these feelings. When the author says, “though there be fury on the waves beneath them there is none” (lines 3-4) Hawthorne means the waves are wild, loud, and furious. Waves, however, cannot have fury, that is a human
It is first and foremost the grief of one person over the death of his son. Here the author accepts that he has grief because he has loved his son and that son is no more. As much he loved his son, so much is his grief. When we go through this book keeping in mind Elisabeth Kübler-Ross’ five stages of grief, we find that the development of the thoughts of the author is also almost the same.
He represents the strength that some had during this time, no matter how bad things got for him. Near the end, his father ends up dying and is taken away to the crematorium, “Then I had to go to sleep. I climbed into my bunk, above my father, who was still alive... I woke up at dawn on January 29. On my father’s cot there lay another sick person” (112).
Imagine your mother is dead to you and under the title of “mother”, she is an empty void like the craters in the moon. The poem Moon written by Kathleen Jamie in 2012 emphasises the relationship between the speaker and the speaker’s mother. Jamie uses metaphor, imagery and symbolism to demonstrate the speaker’s and the speaker’s mother’s troubled relationship. The moon is an extended metaphor for the speaker’s mother. The speaker and mother has a rocky relationship, to the extent the speaker say that the moon is “not [the speaker’s] mother.”
The other mothers are described by the poet as having “long ceased to care”, suggesting that they have tragically given up their jobs of motherhood, heartbreakingly accepting the death of those close to them. However this is contrasted with this mother’s lovingness and refusal to accept the death of her son, portrayed through the short and sharp phrase “but not this one”. Ugly, disturbing, and brutal images of camp-life such as, “the air was heavy