The poem, At Mornington was written by Australian poet, Gwen Harwood. It was published in 1975 under her own name. At Mornington is about a woman reminiscing about her past when she is with her friend. There are many themes explored in this poem including memory, death and time passing.
The poem “Drifters” by Bruce Dawe explores how sacrifice is needed to belong in a family, the effects of moving communities, and how maturity is largely related to age. Through exploring these themes, Dawe shows the complex nature of identity and belonging in a family.
There are many different uses of imagery used in this poem. Imagery effects this poem, because the poet uses it to give us an image and help us to interpret the poem in the way he sees it. For example there is imagery used in lines 50 to 53, ”on the hot asphalt; melted gum and chips of broken beer bottles on my lips and cheek,” (Rodriguez). I feel that the effect that these lines could have on the reader is that is could help the readers imagine the pain that the author had felt at that moment. There is also use of imagery in the lines 19 to 23, “climbing over the iron and wood ties, over discarded sofas
When I first started researching Angel Island as part of a personal project, I wasn’t expecting much. Very few primary sources have been left behind by those who passed through Angel Island. Most Chinese immigrants during the Exclusion era, when Angel Island was active, were illiterate. Those who were literate often had limited access to writing materials, didn’t preserve their writing, and produced work that remains untranslated. Yet, I found a wealth of knowledge about Asian-American history translated through one medium: poetry.
“Love is when the other person 's happiness is more important than your own”-H Jackson Brown Jr.This idea exhibits the importance you give towards someone’s love is more necessary than yours. In the book Cyrano de Bergerac, Cyrano tries to demonstrate the love between him and Roxane by the use of poems and using Christian as an assistant. For example, “A little longer she is always here”. We can see that the quote is demonstrating the impatient approach towards love in within someone increases when beauty does not surround you.Despite this story using a various approach towards manipulating us to the theme, the poem uses literary and symbolic devices to exhibit the poets life. However, in the poem, the poet uses the ocean to show that all of his emotions are mixed to form one big vast area. In line 2 it mentions”What is there in the great sphere of the earth”. This demonstrates that the area is so vast, that peace cannot be eradicated in a few areas, and the
Humans are and will always be social creatures, they like to stay in groups, chat with others, and socialize with other humans and some might even say that it is necessary for survival. So knowing this, the greatest dilemma one could face would be the separation and social outcasting of themselves from the group. Isolation can be very impactful and dangerous for one’s self, for a glimpse of its consequences authors write tales of separation and isolation which the reader can soak in and understand its potential. Crace Chua and F. Scott Fitzgerald are two examples of authors who shared stories of social dissolution in The Great Gatsby and “(love song, with two goldfish)”. This theme of isolation and separation affect many aspects of a story but the characters and various conflicts are truely altered and somehow brought to life when real human nature is tested and denied.
In order to change history, people must learn from their mistakes. Segregation in North America has been a big issue in North America that unfortunately still happens in the world today, however, it is not as bad as it once was. In the poem “History Lesson” by Natasha Trethewey, the author uses mood, symbolism and imagery to describe the racial segregation coloured people faced in the past compared to more recent times, where equality is improved and celebrated.
In “A Noiseless, Patient Spider,” Walt Whitman suggests that to survive and achieve emotional fulfillment, connections must be present. In stanza 1, the author mentions a spider trying to make a web on a “promontory” over the sea (1.line 2). The spider is personified in the first stanza and described as “noiseless [and] patient”, which helps the reader discover the spider’s initial personality and instinct. In lines 2 and 3, the writer uses the repetition of the word “mark’d” to signify the importance of the next lines, in which he parallels the speaker to the spider through word-choice and further repetition. The words “vacant” and “vast” provide the reader with a sense of the spider’s precarious nature and the words’ alliteration add emphasis to the magnitude of the setting and
Poetry in literature is often marked significantly by a literary device or a special characteristic of the structure. In Robert Pack’s poem “An Echo Sonnet, To an Empty Page,” echoes throughout the poem create a tone of awe-solemn wonder, revealing the poet’s confused attitude towards the relationship between form and meaning and the inner conflict formed within oneself, dealing with the “voice” and the “echo.” A conversation then begins.
In Small Island, Hortense is ridiculed in London by the host society for her aspirations despite being a Black woman. Hortense trained as a teacher in Jamaica and ‘was the talk of the college for several weeks.’ Hortense’s privileged upbringing is a reflection of her high hopes for England and the educational advantages she feels she will be entitled to in Britain. Although, Hortense is well-respected feelings of superiority often interject Hortense’s outlook on the opportunities available to her in Britain. Thus, she is alienated in the British educational system due to institutionalised racism and nowhere will hire her because she is black. Hortense attempts to acquire a teaching job whilst in London and is dismissed on the grounds of her race. In chapter fifty, the racial attitudes of 1950s Britain are made apparent: ‘The letters don’t matter,’ she told
Throughout the poem the tone was subtle, however, a claim was still made. Because the speaker in the poem had a calm tone, it left me feeling a sense of displacement. I didn’t know whether the author chose to write this poem because it was something he was passionate about, or if it didn’t have sufficient meaning. With Hawthorne having ancestors of seamen, his poem could have been a representation of their lives. To me, this poem was quite relatable in the sense that there can be so much commotion above the water, but once you sink down, all is at peace. When surfing the is struggle with, paddling out often fighting the waves, that is if there isn 't a rip to pull you in. Once you ride your wave, you fall back under the water where nothing is fighting or pulling you away. Thinking in perspective and think broadly, people struggle with what 's on the outside; what they look like, how they dress, the people they are around, and what they say. When worrying so much about the outside people often find themselves in chaos or the feeling of being overwhelmed. When people focus on their inside; their beliefs, their morals, love, and passion they feel more at ease with who they are. The ocean could be a symbol for even society in that
Pablo Neruda's choice of diction and literary devices combine to give off a very calm and soft tone. Neruda, throughout the piece conveys a sense of calmness using sounds and words such as: “sea”, “me”, and “waves . Each of these words fly off of the tongue with ease and grace, similar to how the seas waves are. Neruda creates the image of being near the sea by his diction by choosing words with smooth sounds such as: “me” ,”rose”, “foam”, and “vast”. These words create the soft sounds like what we would see at the sea and that was Neruda’s goal. His vision was not only that we can imagine the sea by the sounds used, but to physically see it with our own eyes by the structure of the poem.
Throughout the text, the speaker uses a diverse array of literary techniques to demonstrate the multidimensional nature of their love towards a lover. First, passionate love is conveyed in the spatial metaphor of loving with “the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.” Here, love is a substance that fills up and infatuates the speaker, creating a powerful drive that forces her to express it. This spatial love is overwhelming and grand, which establishes the passionate and fervent tone of the poem. Then, the speaker moves on to describe a more tender and companionate
Matthew Arnold 's "Dover Beach" can regularly beguile perusers into feeling that the speaker is really quiet and substance. Be that as it may, in the event that we analyze and look at the sonnet painstakingly, we see that the Arnold stresses over life and its significance. The disposition of the lyric changes from one of serenity to one of trouble. Arnold makes the disposition by using distinctive sorts of symbolism, clear modifiers, analogies, and similitudes. Utilizing these abstract components, he depicts a man remaining before a window contemplating about the sound of the stones hurling on the shore as the tide goes out. All through the sonnet, the artist is by all accounts perplexed of what the world is getting to be. From the scholarly gadgets that Arnold utilizes, the group of onlookers may find what precisely he fears. In "Dover Beach," Matthew Arnold communicates his dread of neglecting to discover importance in man, nature, and religion.