“Traveling Through the Dark”: Deep Meanings Within Simple Words For everyone with cognitive thought, choices are a part of everyday life, even when they are difficult to make. A choice could be deciding what to order on a menu, or it could be a decision that could be life-changing. The poem “Traveling Through the Dark” by William Stafford catches the reader’s attention with a choice the narrator must make while traveling on the road less traveled. This poem illustrates the internal conflict people face when it comes to choosing between what is right and what is easy, and it brings to life the constant battle between technology and nature. William Stafford was born and raised in Hutchinson, Kansas and he had a burning passion for hunting and fishing.
Beyond the Walk to Natchez A historical great piece of literary art, “A Worn Path” published in 1941, is a story of an old woman’s journey to town through the forest. The setting is rural Mississippi in the 1940’s, a time when racism was a way of life and a trip to town, especially for an old black woman, was often a long journey and thus a trip not often taken. The old woman’s name is Phoenix Jackson and she has quite an adventurous trip through the forest to town. One is made to believe this is just an average walk down the path for this old woman; however the reader is entertained by Phoenix’s mannerisms and realizes there is deeper meaning of the story. This story, though short in length, host an abundance of symbolism, racial issues
When a person reads a book, he or she may notice certain objects or characters throughout that book. These characters or objects may be known as symbols. By definition symbols are objects, characters, figures, and colors used to represent abstract ideas or concepts. In Lord of the Flies, written by William Golding, there are various symbols in the book, but there is only symbol that I want to write about. Piggy is a main character in this book and his pair of glasses symbolize discovery, power, and safety.
Mary Oliver’s poem “Crossing the Swamp” shows three different stages in the speaker's life, and uses personification, imagery and metaphor to show how their relationship with the swamp changed overtime. The swamp is personified, and imagery is used to show how frightening the swamp appears before transitioning to the struggle through the swamp and ending with the speaker feeling a sense of renewal after making it so far into the swamp. Finally, metaphor is used to compare the speaker, who has experienced many difficulties to an old tree who has finally begun to grow. Mary Oliver uses the literary element of personification to illustrate the speaker and the swamp’s relationship. She portrays the swamp as alive in lines 4-8 “ the nugget of dense sap, branching/ vines, the dark burred/ faintly belching/ bogs.” These lines show the fear the narrator has of the swamp with the words, dense, dark and belching.
Some would say that money and social position provide you with basic needs that are important for experiencing happiness, however, happiness is a complex emotion which is influenced by factors such as love, peace, and health, factors we cannot buy. This aspect is noticed in the novel Purple Hibiscus, written by the Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, in which Kambili the younger daughter of Eugene and Beatrice, and I also found that . I found this novel in the library and what called my attention was the way that the complete story is told from the protagonist point of view, the second aspect was the terrible things she shows about her social life her family, specially her mother obedience and her father’s brutality and religious dogma until their visit to their cousins’ at Nsukka, where, surprisingly, to them life can be more cheerful and happy, even when they did not have too much
Ethan Heitzenrater Becky Crays English 9/10 28 April 2017 Stereotypes Here and Now In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird based in the early 1900’s after The Great Depression Harper Lee uses stereotypes to show the true humanity within a person no matter the age, gender, race, or place in society. This is a subject has impacted people in the past, and is still impacting the people of today. These are tough issues to talk about, but Lee wrote it so all people would understand how important it is not to judge until you understand the person. One of the stereotypes that was targeted first was poverty. Walter Cunningham was a great example of being poor but also keeping his self-respect and humanity.
The author used the turtle as a metaphor to describe the characters in the story. The novel portrays a turtle crossing the Oklahoma highway which symbolizes the struggles, discrimination, and perseverance of many migrant farmers in the Midwest. Like the turtle crossing the highway it was faced with difficulties just like the migrant farmers. They both struggled to overcome the hardships that they face. They were both treated hast and with discrimination because of who they were.
Even so, she continues onward to freedom. The scene continues while Phoenix passes trees and birds and animals, and suddenly she is crawling through a barbed-wire fence. The change in scenery indicates how Phoenix might be somewhat confused, especially because she is old. It also indicates how Phoenix’s journey was not one of peacefulness, rather, it was one of survival. Phoenix’s endurance on the journey is portrayed by this change, which helps to reveal the
Multiple quilters have incorporated lynching as well as chains in their quilts to depict the brutal incidents taken place during this time. The Underground Railroad had also moved many quilters into comprising their works of art with maps from when these slaves would travel from the Southern to the Northern states. They would then make their way into Canada in hopes of achieving true freedom, clutching on to nothing but their faith. Furthermore, the commemoration of their “culture and legacy” was also incorporated in the assembling of these quilts (Clark). David B. Dahlquist has created many quilts dedicated to slavery and the heartache thereof.
The short story, A Worn Path written by Eudora Welty, focuses and enhances the idea of perseverance through one’s race and age. Eudora Welty uses these topics in most of her pieces but this story in particular expresses it honorably. A Worn Path takes place far out in the country during the middle of the winter. An old African American woman, Phoenix Jackson, has to take on a long journey into the town to get special medication for her grandson. Throughout the journey, Phoenix encounters many obstacles that she has to overcome to help her grandchild.
It is more difficult to spot the rhetorics that are out there to enhance the statements. One way that i believe you can tell the diffrence is rhetorics that are used to manipulate are much more drastic. an example of manipulation is at your local pharmacy or grocery store check out. When you bring your groceries to the check out. The cashier asks "would you like to donate