This creates an emphasis on Romeo’s utter affixation with love. Mercutio’s playfulness and ability to make a serious subject humorous and reasonable bring out the deep, dark, and depressing side of Romeo, who is completely the opposite when it comes to love. Romeo does not see love as a joke and we see him fall into a depression, Mercutio only makes this sadness more apparent as he talks so jokingly of love. Shakespeare uses Mercutio to lighten Romeo’s depression and make it more
Brod’s inability to find love contains touchy matter because of its ability to be easily relatable for many readers. Safran Foer brings the reader in by creating a very emotional subject, then aids the sadness with a defense mechanism through humor. His input of the Kolker brings humor into the novel, at the same time granting readers with comfort, causing them to think the subject is harmless and releases tension while deepening the underlying mood of crisis. Even through Brod’s difficulties, humor is used to soften the severity of the scenario. “Brod, isn’t it strange how some mathematical phrases can have a lot on one side and just a little on the other?
In Shakespeare’s “Sonnet 148”, the speaker is clearly a man that is in love, but seems to think of love in a negative way. He feels that love itself is tricking him and clouding his judgment. He sees his love as far better than everyone else sees her to be. He states, “O me, what eyes hath love put in my head/ Which have no correspondence with true sight!” (1-2). This shows how the speaker thinks he is being robbed of the sight of reality.
We live in a society that has increasingly demoralizes love, depicting it as cruel, superficial and full of complications. Nowadays it is easy for people to claim that they are in love, even when their actions say otherwise, and it is just as easy to claim that they are not when they indeed are. Real love is difficult to find and keeping it alive is even harder, especially when one must overcome their own anxieties and uncertainties to embrace its presence. This is the main theme depicted in Russell Banks’ short story “Sarah Cole: A Type of Love Story,” as well as in Richard Bausch’s “The Fireman’s Wife.” These narratives, although similar in some ways, are completely different types of love stories. “Sarah Cole: A Type of Love Story” is the tale of a young, handsome man who has an affair with, and ends up falling for, “the homeliest woman he has ever seen” but refuses to admit to others and himself that he loves her.
"The Poet’s Occasional Alternative" by Grace Paley and ‘In My Craft or Sullen Art’ by Dylan Thomas are poems which portrays writing as an arduous and under-appreciated form of art. In "The Poet’s Occasional Alternative", the speaker’s disillusionment with the poor reception of his poetry is exacerbated by the contrasting attention his pie receives, while the speaker in ‘In My Craft or Sullen Art’ reveals his motivations for persevering in his writing despite the lack of attention it receives. Both poems illustrate how the act of writing receives little attention from the masses and is thus an unappreciated form of art. In "The Poet’s Occasional Alternative”, the speaker likens the process of writing poetry to that of making a pie with starkly different results. The pie is described to “already” have a “tumbling audience”, and these expressions show how the pie is able to garner a substantial and excited following with ease, even from “small trucks” which are inanimate objects, presumably toys.
“There is within me (and with great sadness I have watched it in others) a knot of cruelty borne by the stream of love, much as our blood sometimes bears the seed of our destruction,, and at times I was mean to doodle.” This Quote accurately displays the sort of imagery and tone often displayed in the short story with its’ bone chilling effect. The story at times seems like it may take a turn for the better and the mood will get lighter or happier or maybe even fluffier, but no the author brilliantly fools the reader with false hope of happiness, of life, and of content. There is many literary elements used in the scarlet ibis but the most common being bright and intricate Imagery, a foreboding amount of foreshadowing, and a brilliantly set and released mood. In The Scarlet Ibis the author gets extremely creative whilst using imagery to the point where you feel as if you are the narrator feeling the beat of his heart every strain, every pain, every ounce of guilt. “for a long time, it seemed forever, i lay there crying, sheltering my scarlet ibis from the heresy of rain.” there is also the sort of imagery that creates not an ominous mood but a happy one in its place.
Dunn generalizes the male population in a way that may be degrading and fails to acknowledge key points due to its narrow angle of vision. The author reads too much into a very simple topic as men just use locker room talk as a mean of entertainment. Mr. Dunn has very little credibility as he doesn’t have any research, concrete scientific experiments, or data to support his conclusion and thesis. Stephen Dunn fails to engage the readers emotionally as he uses very emotionally unattached language and
Over-romanticism creates a façade and inflated expectations of reality for those who are immersed a society that is such. The over romanticism in modern society creates elevated expectation along with superficial thoughts and shallow depth of emotion. It creates an atmosphere in which people lack the weight to language and certain words that are to express our emotions, yet in this extremely sentimental society the word “love” is of the same depth of any other appreciative word. Williams seemed to have recognized this trend and made poetry that mediated this heightened expectation from reality. His simplistic muses created a sense of reset and to appreciate details in the mundane
Behind the Smiles are the Tears Everyone knows at least one person who frequently uses self-deprecating humor. People respond with laughter, and it passes for a nice joke, but there is true pain hiding behind the joker 's smile. This can become offensive if someone other than that one person speaks about an insecurity they have. The side effect being, possibly, depression which could lead to self-harm. It is important to note that Cyrano’s character is displayed as a well-known poet and cadet who is commonly in trouble.
Text Study 1 - Slam Poetry Assignment Zanele Mkhize 21140655 SLAM POETRY "The poetry that thrives in a culture of non-readers. Very sincere, bad poetry. Delivered in front of and given encouragement from a small group of people who are also bad poets. Slam poets think that their poetry is more powerful if they just yell it. Sincerely painful to listen to.