One of the Jewish survivors of the Holocaust is Iby Knill. She was given birth to in Czechoslovakia in 1923. Her mother, Irene, was Slovakian and her father, Beno, was Hungarian. She has one brother named Tomy who is six years younger than her. As a child, Iby lived in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia where she went to school at a German Grammar School. Because she was Jewish, Iby had to transfer to the Czech Grammar School at the end of ninth grade, and she attended this school until she was sixteen. Iby and her family were then forced to leave their apartment, and their family business was taken over by non-Jewish people. Like all the other Jewish people in their area, Iby and her family had to wear a yellow star identifying them as Jewish,
The Film, “One night the moon” by Rachel Perkins and the documentary, “Barbekueria” by Don Featherstone are very similar in the way they portray racism during the early developments of Australia. Through different Camera techniques and imagery both Featherstone and Perkins are able to project the ideals of the White Australian Policy onto a Film/Documentary. The uses of different Camera angles (by both producers) are seen in the film to represent the insignificance of one race compared to the other. “One night the moon” uses different colour patterns and camera techniques to represent innocence and superiority among the
Connotations refer to the emotional or cultural associations of a word, a connotation is a culturally accepted meaning typically differing to a word’s literal meaning depending on the context. This literary technique can be utilised by writers to allow readers to look beyond what is explicitly written to gain a greater insight into the meaning of a written work.
Kara Walker is a contemporary African-American artist who explores race, gender, sexuality, violence and identity in her work. She is best known for her room-size tableaux of black cut-paper silhouettes. Walker lives in New York and is on the faculty of the MFA program at Rutgers University.
Julia Alvarez, in her poem “’Poetry Makes Nothing Happen’?”, writes that poems do play a role in people’s lives. She supports her idea by using relateable examples of how poems might change someone’s life. Her first example is simple, poetry can entertain someone on long drives. This does not only aply to long dirves however, Alvarez uses this to show that poetry does not have to have a big influence on someone’s life, instead it can affect a person in the smallest of ways, such as entertainment. The second example describes poetry comforting someone after the loss of a loved one. This is an important role of poetry because everyone loses something precious to them at some point in their life. Her next example talks of a person who can receive
Poetry is an effective means used to convey a variety of emotions, from grief, to love, to empathy. This form of text relies heavily on imagery and comparison to inflict the reader with the associated feelings. As such, is displayed within Stephen Dunn 's, aptly named poem, Empathy. Quite ironically, Dunn implores strong diction to string along his cohesive plot of a man seeing the world in an emphatic light. The text starts off by establishing the military background of the main protagonist, as he awaits a call from his lover in a hotel room. After his significant other finally calls him, presumably to end the relationship, he then aimlessly goes to the zoo. Empathy, by Stephen Dunn exponentially displays the interplay of empathy and self interests, as the main protagonist seeks out his individualistic desires by searching for an empathetic connection through other living vessels.`
In the society, people focus much on heroes to see whether they will fall or remain as heroes. The poem ‘Hard Rock Returns to Prison...’ is a narrative tale of life in prison. ‘Hard Rock’ is a hero in the prisons. Every member of the prison are out to see how he has lost his lobotomy. The surgical operation he had gone in his forehead makes him lose his status as a hero in the emotional reaction of despair as other prisoners watch. In analyzing this poem, the main point of focus is that the poet achieves a contemplative mood by listing surface events that are emotional in nature.
“The Odyssey”, by Homer is a story of adventures, obstacles, mythical creatures and the conflicts of the main character Odysseus. Homer’s writing is unique compared to other Authors writing. Many people write their own version of a piece of the Odyssey, like Margaret Atwood when she wrote the poem “Siren Song”, These two pieces are talking about the same topic but, they have different themes, rhythms, tones and meanings.
The poem “Hazel Tells Laverne” harbors the same basic principles as the story “The Frog Princess” by the Grimm Brothers. In the fairytale the princess must let a frog stay with her and she must take care of him for three days, and if she kisses him the frog will turn into a handsome prince. In the poem the frog offers Hazel the chance to become a princess if she kisses him. Hazel has to flush the frog down the toilet three times before he disappears (Machan 22-23). The number three is a common feature between the two works but unlike the fairy tale, the poem does not have a happy ending.
Captivity is defined as the state of being imprisoned or confined. A tragic experience is given a whole new perspective from Louise Erdrich 's poem, “Captivity”. Through descriptive imagery and a melancholic tone, we can see the poem and theme develop in her words. Erdrich takes a quote from Mary Rowlandson’s narrative about her imprisonment by the Native Americans and her response to this brings readers a different story based off of the epigraph. Louise Erdrich compiles various literary devices to convey her theme of sympathy, and her poem “Captivity” through specific and descriptive language brings a whole new meaning to Mary Rowlandson’s narrative.
Have you ever swam in the ocean? Ever fought against the waves? Have you ever felt its intensity?? Oceans can be quite treacherous and rigid, but once you sink down beneath the water, all is calm and peaceful. In “The Ocean” by Nathaniel Hawthorne, he paints an image of this by illustrating the waters and the men at sea. Men at sea are represented by showing the journey they fought on the Ocean but how after they died they were at peace. By using symbolism, rhyme, and personification, Hawthorne develops a theme in which the ocean can be crazy and wild above the water, but peaceful and calm beneath.
Considered very significant to numerous people, happiness and external appearances plays a part in themes of various works. Therefore, these themes of people’s happiness and outward looks are usually ones that many people want to experience. Reading works with these themes can allow the reader to view the subject within the author’s point of view. Poems with these themes lets the readers understand the topic through new eyes, and they may even inspire the reader think about what is truly valuable in life. Two poems that share the themes of happiness and external appearances are Marge Percy’s “Barbie Doll” and Edwin Robinson’s “Richard Cory”. Through these themes of the poems, they show what the minds and lives of those whose lives revolve around
In Elizabeth Bishop’s poem “The Fish,” a fisherman catches an imposing fish. As the fisherman holds the magnificent creature out of the water with his/her ‘hook fast in the corner of the fish’s mouth,’ he/she begins to admire the fish for having obviously fought long and hard all its life (Bishop 3). In a sense, the speaker compares the fish to a war veteran who had seen one too many battles. On at least five occasions, five other fishermen had attempted to reel-in the beast given the “five old pieces of fish line” and “their five big hooks” embedded in its mouth (Bishop 51). Bearing this in mind, the speaker thinks of the fish-line and hooks as battle-scars and consequently, looks upon the fish as a skilled survivor rather than a regular,
Taraji P. Henson was born in Washington D.C. to Boris Henson and Bernice Gordon. When she was 2 her parents got a divorce. She describes her parents as both loving and attentive. Her father Boris was her main source of moral support during her childhood. As a teenager, she applied to a preforming arts school but didn’t get accepted so she went to Oxon Hill High School in Maryland. In her junior year at Howard University she found out she was pregnant, she was determined to keep her baby and not miss a beat when it came to preforming. After she had Marcell, her son she kept her attendance and performances up with Marcell alongside. She achieve her goal in 1995 when she graduated with her degree in theater. The next year she moved to Los
Love can exist as affection, infatuation, obsession, pleasure and in many other ways, as love is abstract. Hence, there is no one single interpretation of love. Love is a theme that has been embedded into language and literature over the centuries, yet due to the ever changing perception of love people continue to search for a universal definition of love. Poems are able to showcase the inner feelings and desires of a poet as well as their own unique views on love. Nevertheless, through poems “La Belle Dame sans Merci” by John Keats, “My Last Duchess” by Robert Browning, “Mother in a Refugee Camp” by Chinua Achebe, “The day is gone, and all its sweets are gone!” by John Keats, “Remember” by Christina Rossetti and “Piano” by D. H. Lawrence, this essay will explore how and why different poets present the theme of love in a variety of ways.