Robert Dahl’s Television is a poem which concerns on the effects of television for children nowadays. He mainly argued about how bad television is for kids and it hinders their imagination, in which parents need to be more alert on its long term consequences. Dahl also highlighted on the importance of reading and literature in a child’s life as both will influence their cognitive ability when they grow up. Relating with this poem, few advantages and disadvantages on children watching television will also be discussed upon with their respective evidences from previous and current studies of this activity. Besides, Islamic points of view will also be centred as what does this activity stands in our society today.
How does the poet use language communicate ideas the reader/audience? Time controls all. In the poem ‘Nothing Gold Can Stay’ by Robert Frost, the poet uses language with great efficiency to illustrate that time is far from our reach, hence we must treasure our short lives. The poet uses a diversity of metaphorical language, powerful imagery and simple diction to create emphasis on the idea that eventually, everything will collapse and we must live life to its value. Metaphorical language plays a vital role throughout the poem.
In the story the home was a helpful invention to the people living inside for, when the family was out of food they didn’t have to go to the store. The house magically had anything that you desire. Anything you needed or anything you wanted was right at your fingertips with this astonishing house. Just like with the house, you can what is happening at all times with the new security system. This new system will allow your phone to connect to the camera to see what is happening at all times.
The metaphors that the poet uses do not only show the reader that the speaker is pregnant, but they also show how the speaker feels about the pregnancy. Both imagery and figurative language are important to the portrayal of the purpose of poems for the audience. Some poems can use imagery and figurative language to do this; others use one or the other to accomplish the goal of the poet. “I felt a Funeral, in my Brain” uses mostly imagery to allow the readers to comprehend the full meaning of the poem. “Metaphors” uses a type of figurative language to show the reader the development of the speaker’s attitude and the purpose of the
Why we read? We read because reading benefits our body, inspires us to be better people, and expands our capabilities to be imaginative, creative and empathetic. A negative stigma about reading has developed in the current century: that reading is a mere pastime, that it is a taxing chore [or labour], and simply a hobby for the elderly or people with time on their hands. But reading is much more than this. In recent years, research into the benefits of reading has shown us that reading helps to improve focus, concentration and memory.
The speaker is explaining how he has become a new man after consuming the poetry. Continuing to snarl and bark at the librarian, he conveys his joy. In this poem the speaker’s joy for poetry is so passionate in a way anyone with a great passion can connect to it. Whatever the reader is most passionate about is how the speaker feels towards poetry. I can only imagine consuming my favorite thing in the world and how I would act going about it.
Research conducted at Harvard University between TV watching and obesity more than 25 years ago. Since then, extensive research has confirmed the connection between fatness with TV watching among children and adults, in countries around the world. Besides that, it was proven that reducing TV time can help with weight control part of the reason why many institutions suggest not more than 2 hours per day for children and teens. It was because watching television means inactivity, and inactivity has been linked with obesity and heart disease. Watching television can cause obesity to children and also adults.
Children who watch a lot of television programs tend to work less on their homework and retain less skill and information when there is a television on the background. Also, they have trouble paying attention to teachers because they are used to the fast-paced visual stimulation they see on television. Kids who watch more than they talk have difficulty in adjusting from visual learners to aural learners - learning by listening. When they don’t have adequate sleep because of television, they become less alert during the day that results in poor school performance, and they may have shorter attention spans. Like social media, television can also promote negative behavior to
Also, in the poem both the narrator and most likely the other character in the story are young children, so one wonders how the child came to use such language and treat others this way. Since it is quite possible he learned such behavior from society around him, one message of the poem is how, as a society, it’s important to set an example for children to
Through reading stories, it helps us build our vocabulary and improve our understanding when we read, which is important as we start to read because it is important for us to understand how stories work too, although we don’t understand every word. Later, we will understand the meaning of the story. Through reading, it helps us to develop our mind, it develops the creative side of us and our imagination. And by reading, we can read some instructions and any signs easier, it helps us to find a good job too. Groucho Marx said, “I find television very educating.