The author, Yusef Komunyakaa, set out with intent of painting a picture of what the men coming home from this war were encountering; as well as how it was affecting them physically and psychologically. Through his use of personification and metaphors it can really seem as though we too are there staring into that wall of so much misery and
Known by the mid- 1970 's for his Fairbanks cityscapes, he soon began working in the hills and along the rivers surrounding the town and then moved on to the more dramatic scenery in and around Denali Park and most recently to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The strongly delineated forms, bright colors, and tight structuring of Mollett 's canvases have had a noticeable impact on the work of a number of artists who have accompanied him on his painting trips to ANWR in recent years. In Mollett’s Tanana River, the large log in the foreground appears to be content on its un-chosen river bank resting place, not wanting to move, happy with what river life has dished out. Sort of what life is like living in Alaska.
The title itself refers to the scene it generates. The poem begins by introducing the main subjects (Cullen, 1-4). Describing the white boy as the golden splendor of the day and the black as the sable pride of night further emphasized the importance of their color in the scene. To some, a black and white boy walking together may not seem significant. By pooling our attention to their color in this way, we better understand the significance of their contrasting skin color.
“Under the smoke, dust all over his mouth, laughing with white teeth, Under the terrible burden of destiny laughing as a young man laughs...” (280) Carl Sandburg wrote these lines as part of his iconic poem entitled, “Chicago”. This poem first acknowledges the poverty, wickedness and cruelty of the city of Chicago before revealing its beauty through personification. Many images of building and tearing down appear because of the construction and industry of the city. Others refer to the city as a young man, full of life and health. This poem holds great significance for the people living in Chicago even today.
He begins his article with a short memory of a time when he was able to enjoy the wonders that the night sky held: “I knew woods so dark that my hands disappeared before my eyes. I knew night skies in which meteors left smoky trails across sugary spreads of stars.” By using “I,” Bogard is making this memory personal, so that the audience knows that he was able to experience this. With Bogard’s deep description of the dark and the vivid and beautiful image that he is able to project into the minds of his readers, Bogard reveals his perspective on the dark. Also, by using words such as “smoky” and “sugary,” Bogard is suggesting that the night was so clear that he could see these fine details in the sky. As a result Bogard proves himself to be someone who is trustworthy and passionate in his writing because he is open to sharing personal memories from his past and eager to use descriptive words to clarify his story.
The autobiographical novel “Night” by Elie Wiesel is about a very dark time in history. For the main character, Eliezer, being taken away to concentration camps in Germany (Auschwitz) was a nightmare. As a young boy, Eliezer was incredibly devoted to this faith, Judaism. But after seeing the horrendous acts that his God allowed to happen, he has lost his belief in any kind of God. People view religion as a light, a brightness of being saved by following the instructions of a divine power.
The following is the case study of a male client, Antwone Fisher, a temperamental young black man with a violent history who is serving in the U.S. Navy. Antwone Fisher, a twenty five-year-old man, suffering from a covert behavior due to physical, sexual, and psychological abuse by Mrs. Tate at the foster home during his childhood. The rough life he had as a child caused him to have a violent temper; after getting into a fight with a fellow sailor, Antwone’s commanding officer orders him to go to psychiatric treatment. Where he meets a psychiatric who attempts to get him open up, but Antwone is at first extremely resistant and afraid to tell the truth about his past. Through a process of discovery, Antwone opens up and revels that he was verbally,
This allows the reader to let their mind wander to what exactly about the eye made him so upset, leaving them suspenseful. The dull part of the story was presented by the actual killing of the man and the precautions the narrator took in order to get away with it(up until he admitted it). All in all, after the reading of “The Tell-Tale Heart”, it is safe to say most readers will be left with an unsettling feeling and many
Many of you may know the sad story of Trayvon Martin, but for those who do not please listen carefully. Trayvon Marin was a seventeen-year-old boy that was killed by the neighborhood watch leader. Martin was staying at his father’s home that was located in a predominately white neighborhood. On February 26,2012, Martin took a walk to the gas station and purchased a pack of skittles and ice tea and unfortunately on this very same night Trayvon did not return home. Has anyone taken the time to sit back and watch how America’s judicial system tries to slip the racial injustice towards African Americans under the rug.
In the movie “Friday” it displays a typical day in the ghetto and what obstacles two young black men had to go through just to get through one day. Ice Cube a famous American rapper from LA’s popular 90’s hip hop group NWA wrote this historic black comedic/drama film and along plays the main character Craig Jones. Craig plays the neighborhood hero after a chaotic day where he deals with bullies, his love life, annoying neighbors, and scary drug dealers. The film is based in south central LA in the mid 90’s where Craig and his best friend Smokey who is played by comedian/actor Chris Tucker find themselves in trouble after thinking it would be a typical Friday in the ghetto. Craig a young black man in his early twenties lives at home with his parents is determined to leave the ghetto but there 's just some things holding him back.
Among the numerous books that celebrate the importance of being black and their heritage, Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Between the World and Me remains paramount. As a poetic and exquisite piece of writing dedicated to his son, this story recounts Coates’s experience of living inside a black body in America. Countless moments within his life have built up to become an endless number of morals and lessons about the meaning of life. Utilizing ideas from other poets and from the influential people surrounding him, Coates is able to bring to life the true meaning of inhabiting a black body. His experience with writing blog posts for The Atlantic only propelled his career to reach this new height as a writer whose message is understood.
This again contrasts with the undeveloped, spontaneous, and natural American landscape he described in Stanza. In the poem, "To Cole, The Painter, Departing for Europe" by W.C. Bryant, The narrator contrasts America and Europe. The narrator also uses poetic elements, as well as punctuation to emphasize points, and to alter the phrasing of the lines in the poem. Because of this, the way the stanzas sound when read out loud reflects what the words in them mean. This poem really shows
Attention passengers an inbound train towards the loop will be arriving shortly. This short, descriptive, and monotone sentence spoken by an automated program over the loud speaker of Chicago’s orange line platform may be meaningless and insignificant to most. But in fact, this monotone sentence impacted my childhood and made me into the person I am today. Standing on Chicago’s orange line platform in one hundred degrees heat was miserable, but hearing those train doors open with the rush of freezing air conditioning hitting against my face was absolute heaven. My father was very active and loved traveling through Chicago, my brother and I always were forever along for the ride.