Madeleine Albright, the first female Secretary of State once said, “It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.” Women have come a long way in today 's world, overcoming many obstacles and stereotypes pushed against them. Linda Pastan uses her poem, Marks, to paint a picture of life as a stay at home mother, using serious sarcasm to touch on a continuous issue. Marks was written during the second wave of feminism in 1978. This was a time where mothers and wives struggled and wanted more than the common domestic experience, more than simply obeying a man because he is just that; a man. Pastan uses tone, point of view, and metaphors to challenge the traditional role of women in the household
A poet, playwright, prose writer, performance artist, and editor of Catalyst magazine. Pearl Cleage was born in Detroit, Michigan 1948, and was educated at Howard University, Spelman College, and Atlanta University. Her father, Jaramogi Abebe Azaman (Albert Cleage), founded and developed Black Christian Nationalism. She also came under the direct influence of the political and intellectual ferment of the 1960s and 1970s (—Carol P. Marsh-Lockett in THE C O N C I S E OXFORD COMPANION TO African American Literature , p. 99). Cleage’s parents believed it was equally important to maintain an atmosphere that nurtured an appreciation and knowledge of black culture and academics.
Goodman Brown is betrayed by his family and community, however he is equally at fault for betraying his family and community, as well as his own beliefs. This betrayal leads the protagonist to question the world and people around him. The theme of this short story is that betrayal leads to consequences and these consequences can be nonstop. Although it is not clear to the audience if Goodman Brown’s journey into the forest is a dream of reality, the plot offers insight into the protagonist’s subconscious and his struggle with faith. In this story, Young Goodman Brown sets off on a secretive adventure into the woods that he is very cautious about from the start.
He wrote The Subjection of Women with the help of his wife. Though he was already an advocate for fairness, his wife educated him on the real-world consequences of women’s legal submission. He even took it as far as losing his seat in parliament to stand by his views. Similar to Mill, Emmeline Pankhurst was also a women’s rights activist. She realized that men were so empowered because of what they were allowed to have, such as an education, and it put men above women.
The poem “History Lesson” written by Natasha Trethewey has a unique form of style and rhythm that causes the reader to rely more on their comprehension of the story than the presented facts. Specifically, in the beginning of the poem the writer describes herself standing, with her hands on her hips in a flowered bikini while her grandmother, beaming, takes a photograph of her. In the middle of the poem she states that the beach has recently been opened to people like her and her grandmother. Finally, at the very end of the poem she says “Forty years since the photograph where she stood on a narrow plot of sand marked colored, smiling, her hands on the flowered hips of a cotton meal-sack dress.” The writer formatted this poem in a way where she did not put the information together in order to create ambiguity. The poem was formatted in this way so that the reader would have to logically assume that the grandmother was not only taking a picture of her granddaughter at the beach, but was reflecting back to her past and admiring the opportunity that her granddaughter was getting to have that she did
At the end of the story, they are almost about to fight their rival troop over someone claiming to have heard a girl call a black girl a “nigger”. What really happens is one of the more outspoken black girls is quick to jump on an accusation that probably did not happen with a negative intent. feel that “Brownies” was a great work of literature. I found it extremely interesting how ZZ Packer put these young girls in heavy situations, dealing with mature topics such as, racism. She also had the young girls using some adult language throughout the
The poem My Mother The Land by Phill Moncrieff poetically describes the struggles the aboriginal people faced at the hands of the European people and colonisation throughout history. The fact that the author based the poem on accurate historical events adds to the authenticity of representations and engages the reader in an emotional journey with the struggles the aboriginal people faced with the somewhat loss of their country, culture, identity, people and place. The author uses a variety of language features and text structures to create this view point, for instance the author uses several language features and text structures throughout verse one to demonstrate the loss of culture and people. The poet uses effective language features throughout the poem to describe the loss that the narrator feels in their country, culture, identity, people
Young Goodman Brown a story written by Nathaniel Hawthorne. The tale features a man on a journey through a local forest, his journey becomes more complex and dark with his every step. Thought out the story we find people with very symbolic such as Faith who is Brown's wife, Browns name its self is a big symbol in the length of the tale. Many objects become the focus of symbolism in the story also such as the staff given to him by the elderly man in the woods and the woods themselves are a symbol. The story also focuses on satirizing the puritan lifestyle via symbolism such as the devil congregation resembling a church congregation.
SUMMARY American poet, Linda Pastan, in her poem “Marks” published in 1978 addresses the topic of women’s roles in the household and asserts that although mothers may be good at their household job, their desire to fulfill other careers is overpowering and necessary to thrive. Pastan supports her claim by using vivid imagery, such as describing the grades she gets from her life job, a repeating pattern in the sentence structure, when listing what each of her family members grades her as, and connotative diction, when describing her feelings about being targeted in such a hardening and impersonal way. The author’s overall purpose is to inform readers that women were and still are being stereotyped, so that they might think about how they treat
"Portrait D'une Femme" and "Portrait of a Lady" were written in the early period of Pound's and Eliot's careers. Taking into account the first poem, the influence of the Modernist movement might be clear in the title of the poem. Pound wrote the title in French so as to present the poem internationally. As Peter Nicholls explained in his article "The Poetics of Modernism", “Pound's own sense of an 'international tongue' is more robustly public in its assumption than an authentically modern poetry will be both polyglot and allusive" (55). Comparing to Eliot's poem, the"Portrait D'une Femme" is not a long poem, influenced by imagism (a movement in poetry that emphasizes the use of precise visual images).