‘Wish’ by Carol Ann Duffy is about wishing to resurrect a body. It presents death in rewind and undoes all the suffering that has to do with death. ‘Wish’ is a very personal poem compared to the other poems Carol Ann Duffy had written. However, although it is quite personal, it is also a mixture of being personal and connecting with the public, since it relates to the themes of mistreated women from earlier in her collection of poems. The ‘wish’ in this poem is to undo every suffering; to resurrect the dead, meaning to bring back someone who has been lost.
Her “homely sketch” symbolizes her life. It shows how all though she has gone through depression and her life hasn’t been perfect, she realizes she must accept it. Her experience with depression shows her that no one’s life is perfect and many people will go through many different things. She finally understands that whatever has happened to her in her life has made her become the person she
Mary Oliver, born in 1935, is most well known for her descriptions of the natural world and how that world of simplicity relates to the complexity of humanity. Her poem, “Flare”, is no different, as it illustrates the relationship between human emotions; such as the feeling of nostalgia, and the natural world. “Flare” is featured in her book published in 2000, The Leaf and The Cloud: A Poem. At the time of writing the book, Oliver was 65 years old, living with her partner Molly Cook in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Oliver is said to have based most of her poetry on her experience living in Provincetown and has found inspiration from walks by the water near her house.
In a review of Human Chain, Maria Johnston comments on the way in which Heaney's poetry centers on ‘sadness and loss'. With this comment in mind, write a close critical analysis of one poem you have studied from this volume. In the series ‘Album' Heaney creates a sensuous group of word pictures, which almost mimics the way in which a photo album is set out. In these word pictures, we can detect moments of anguish and regret. In many poems in this volume, time and place are very specifically evoked.
Hinton’s writing impact her work overall?” I would have to say to say yes it did, from researching her and looking at how her novels were written and put together I realized that most of her books have a lot of stuff in common like the situations of being lonely and abandoned as well as family life in general and trying to fit it but also being your own person and trying to be in this world. Hinton life experiences have affected her life throughout. In the Outsiders it was taken from her personal life and she wrote in during when her father was sick and diagnosed with cancer because it pushed her to write and she finished the book ( Notablebiographies). The book also depicted how her life was at school she saw how the popular people treated the non popular people and they would always get into fights that’s how greasers and socs came about for the story. But she also was friends with the Socs and kind of never knew where she fit in
I. First Impressions When I start reading the Emily Dickinson 479, I noticed that in this poem the person is explaining their thought's. Dickinson 479, this mostly, sets a very sad mood and she was a maverick for the span of her life and miserably focused on the possibility of death. II. Vocabulary and Diction In Dickinson poem, I noticed word like "Immortality", "Death", "Civility", "Eternity" and etc.
"Sonnet in Primary Colors" by Rita Dove is composed around a work of art by Frida Kahlo. Dove portrays how she is tormented to look more wonderful than every one of the workers, and how Frida is grieving the demise of her loved ones. The poem is named "Sonnet in Primary Colors" even though black is not one of the primary colors. Maybe this is on the grounds that primary colors are expected to serve for the changing feeling. She is portrayed as having a black wing however later Dove composes, "wildflowers entwined the plaster corset"(Dove).
Societal Norms, History, and Emily Dickinson In the year 1863, American citizens were fighting for many things; soldiers were drafted into the Civil War, women were combating the pressure coming from societal norms, and people were battling sickness and disease with little to no medical treatment. Alas, several individuals found their peace in the Christian religion, focusing on that specific comfort rather than the problems the world was facing. Many people in this era were religious or were resorting to religion due to the massive heartache the war was creating. The 19th century also brought many authors to the surface, albeit most were male. Female poets in this time were often overshadowed by the males literary works.
Poems depicting love and loss are extremely popular in the Victorian era, Robert Browning is a well renowned poet that has similarly written poetry featuring love and death. Browning’s poems My Last Duchess and Porphyria’s Lover has multiple ways they can be individually interpreted. One may focus on the love or attraction presented in each text, or the focus could be the deceit and death within the poem. Both of the poems have rudimentary similarities; male narrators, a beautiful woman who passes, and an eerie uncertainty of why the woman was killed. On the other hand, differences do appear between the poems, for instance, in Porphyria’s Lover it explained exactly how the woman was killed, yet, My last Duchess does not say how she passed,
Hour of Freedom “The Story of an Hour” is a short story written by Kate Chopin. It details a wife named Mrs. Louise Mallard, who struggles with a heart condition. After learning of her husband, Brentley Mallard’s death in a railroad accident, Mrs. Mallard deals with grief in many stages. Chopin incorporates many literary devices throughout “The Story of an Hour,” but imagery is the most evident. “A Short Guide to Imagery, Symbolism, and Figurative Language Imagery” describes imagery as “a writer or speaker’s use of words or figures of speech to create a vivid mental picture or physical sensation”(Clark).
Alicia’s family “had before them a waning life, bleeding away day by day.” (Quirgo 2) Alicia in feather pillow slowly died from what the doctors thought was; an unexplained loss of blood. Later her caretakers discovered that a parasite was sucking all of her blood from her pillow in her sleep. This story highlights the element of blood by using it throughout as a result of pain and suffering. The short story “The Black Cat” by Edgar Allen Poe exemplifies the gothic elements pain and death through the narrator’s psychological issues. The narrator inflicts pain on his wife and cat out of blame shown in the line, “I withdrew my arm from her grasp and buried the axe in her brain.
Her poetry was often about her father, her depression, death, and motherhood. She also heavily used nature in her work. She would use personification to bring things like flowers and trees to life, in the stories of her poems. Each of her poems are like a metaphor for certain thoughts or moments in her life. She uses nature as a figurative language, where something as simple as a flower can be code for something deeper within her.