Truly successful poets have the ability to convey their own thoughts and makes us think deeply about things in life without having to tells us to do so. In the poem “All Eyez On U”, Nikki Giovanni does just this. Through the use of stylistic elements such as diction,details, and imagery, Nikki Giovanni shows her dislike of the white race, blames, and shames the white race for supposedly killing Tupac, forcing crime, and framing the blacks. Giovanni uses diction to aid her political statement by over using words such as us,them and they referring to the blacks as us, and the whites as they. Giovanni starts the poem off stating that she is restlessly thinking why “2Pac is not with us”(Giovanni 3) [emphasis added].
The poem “Ithaka” by C. P. Cavafy illustrates Foster’s quest theory by using metaphors. Throughout the poem there are several metaphors but overall the whole poem is a metaphor all in itself. The speaker begins to tell you right as the poem begins, “Laistrygonians, Cyclops, angry Poseidon—don’t be afraid of them: you’ll never find things like that on your way as long as you keep your thoughts raised high,as long as a rare excitement stirs your spirit and your body.” The Laistrygonians, Cyclops, and angry Poseidon are obstacles that will cross your path, don’t let them get in your way. It is comparing these three terrifying things to the obstacles you come across everyday and how you can’t let them destroy you. As the first part of Foster’s theory, you the questor must overcome these problems and continue to be happy and let the excitement of adventure rule out these scary things and not let them phase you.
Marcile Davis, high school junior, wrote to her senator, Arthur Capper. Whether or not he personally read the letter is unclear, however the letter was preserved on the Kansas Memories Website. In her letter, she discusses the propaganda of the time, her concerns with starting a war, and her disapproval of any war at that time. To further analyze, it would be wise to consider any outside factors that went into her background as a small-town Kansan girl from Clay Center, her view on numerous issues could have been shaped by the isolationist viewpoint so common in her country. She could have wanted the money that would be spent on war to be spent on something her area would see the impact of, like more work programs made by FDR.
“To the Ladies”, written by Lady Mary Chudleigh, is a poem that expresses feminism, and gives women a taste of how they would be treated in a marriage. Chudleigh displays this poem as a warning to women who are not married yet, as she regrets getting married. She uses such words that compares to slavery, and negative attitudes toward future wives to warn them. Back in this time period when the poem was published in 1703, women were known as property of men and you won’t have an opinion or a say so. The poem expresses a life of a naïve woman, who is bound to marriage by God, and she cannot break the nuptial contract.
First, the SCLC confirmed that Birmingham had been practicing institutionalized racism, and then attempted to negotiate with white business leaders there. When those negotiations broke down because of promises the white men broke, the SCLC planned to protest through “direct action.” Before beginning protests, however, they underwent a period of “self-purification,” to determine whether they were ready to work nonviolently, and suffer indignity and arrest. When they decided they could, they then prepared to protest. King was met with unusually harsh conditions in the Birmingham jail. An ally smuggled in a newspaper from April 12, which contained “A call for Unity” a statement made by eight white Alabama clergymen against King and his methods.
Irony is used in this story to express how generous and nice Miss Strangeworth may seem, but at the same time it shows just how evil a person can be. When Miss Strangeworth drops the letter, that's an example of situational irony. When Miss Strangeworth writes the letters to the people of the town, that's an example of verbal irony. When Miss Strangeworths roses are found destroyed with a little note, that's an example of dramatic
Through these ironic and satirical methods, O’Connor takes a stance against racism. She humorously displays the grandmother in the caricature of the racist old woman who unwittingly makes offensive and contradictory comments about racism and peoples. For many readers they will find it amusing simply because they can relate to it in their own experience with the elderly, everyone, however, can appreciate the irony behind her contradictions. These contradictions show the inherent problem with racism, that it simply has no logical sense behind it. The story format is the perfect platform to humorously display this too, because it gives the reader a bird 's eye view.
Jordan represents Fitzgerald 's theme of decay. She shows the corruption of the American dream and the decay of morality in the 1920s. Jordan’s significance in the novel is to play love interest for Nick and to tell us the story of Gatsby and Daisy. She is the one who is always there seeming to lurk and is very observant. She serves the purpose of filling in plot holes for the reader and an explanation to things that are unknown to us as the readers.
Orwell integrates devices such as irony, satire, and motifs to illustrate the life unfulfilling life of Winston Smith. Orwell imagines a world where absolutism is at reign, individualism is oblivious, and reality and history are simply a matter of opinion. The novel begins by introducing the “two minute hate” a daily routine that arouses the members hate against other states, and their love for the supreme leader “Big brother”(Orwell 3). A form of situational irony portrayed by Julia, throughout the novel. While walking down the lane to the hideout, Winston mentions that “a narrow scarlet sash, emblem of the Junior Anti-Sex league[…]tightly enough to bring out the shapeliness of her hips” which tells the audience that she is part of the league (Orwell 99).
In “The Debt” each line rhymes with the next line making every two lines a couplet. In Dunbar’s poem “Sympathy” there is end rhyme present but no real rhyme scheme. Those are some of the rhythmic elements Dunbar uses in his writing. Dunbar writes his poems on very serious matters, such as life and dreams and identity. In his poem “We Wear the Mask” Dunbar writes about people wearing masks but the true meaning of the poem is how people will try to hide their identity to look like a better more perfect person.