For example, growth of intimacy and trust makes for a functional relationship, however, growth of resentment can prove to be destructive for a relationship. A type of growth that people hardly focus on is the way a person grows emotionally or psychologically in a relationship. Personal growth is essential as ever relationship comes with a lesson to be learnt. The prescribed texts that I will be analysing are Rapture by Carol Ann Duffy and The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Rapture displays the progression of a relationship starting with “You”, emphasizing the infatuation that the poet feels with the object of her affection, and ending with “Over” which is a celebration of a love that once was and no longer is.
Atwood does a fantastic job at using these literary devices to allow the reader to not only be able to comprehend the poem, but to make them feel as if they are in the poem itself. Some examples of literary devices that Atwood uses to have this effect on readers are imagery, anaphora, diction, tone, figurative language and irony, and these barely scratch the surface of how many literary devices are used in the poem. All of these literary devices are what makes Atwood’s poem as good as it seems. Imagery is one of the major literary devices used throughout this poem because of its drastic effect it can have on the reader. If used correctly, imagery can really help the reader imagine the situation taking place in the story and see it in through their own eyes as if they were one of the characters in the poem.
The poem “Speech to the Young” by Gwendolyn Brooks is a poem talking to younger people that advises them on their lives going forward. It tells them to never give up, don’t let people deter them and always have sights on what you want to accomplish. Clarified explanation of the message, effective and clever use of hyperbole and metaphors, and choosing a certain audience all contributed to the overall relevance and flow of this poem. The message that this poem displays is one that is heard, taught and loved by many people. This poem encourages readers to face the reality that life throws all kinds of curveballs--which in this poem, resemble people who are negative, tough to deal with, and just simply get in your way and deter you from achieving what you desire.
You’re Introduction: Hello, and welcome to my individual oral commentary on “You’re” by Sylvia Plath. The poem portrays the idea of pregnancy and motherhood. Motherhood and pregnancy has been a crucial identity of women, which had become a stereotype in the early twentieth century. It is a much-awaited phase in woman’s lifetime that brings a bucketful of joy but requires intensive effort and composure. Sylvia Plath, a famous poet active during mid-twentieth century, articulates the phase of pregnancy in her poem, “You’re”.
He expresses the setting and character’s mood through similes by setting relating two ideas and combining them creating a new perspective. With the use of symbolism, Soto introduces a new outlook on the important experience of young love and the innocence of it all. Lastly, Soto creates a mind movie for the reader as he uses imagery from beginning to the end of the poem, revealing the theme. Ultimately Soto conveys that the adventure of first love is a crucial experience which can either make or break
“Poem for My Sister” written by Liz Lochhead, is a poem describing the relationship between two sisters and their experiences. As with almost all siblings, the younger sister looks up to her older sister and strives to be like her whereas the older sister in this poem has been through numerous hardships and troubles in her life and warns her stubborn sister to not follow in her footsteps. The reader can relate to the poem as they are either an adult or a child and both ages apprehend the feelings and emotions that the characters are experiencing. A deeper meaning this poem suggests is that the experience of adulthood should be seen as advice for the upcoming generations. The poet has shown how easily influenced children are and how they strive to be like their elders by using shoes as a representation and symbol for different lifestyles.
Germaine cyulimpundu B00751418 Prof Len Diepeveen English 1000 13/03/2018 TA: Laura Bohnert Siren Song by Margaret Atwood Siren Song by Margaret Atwood is a song that everyone wants to learn yet it comes knowing about the song comes with death. This paper will paraphrase the content of the poem by discussing the speaker, the audience, and explain the arguments of the poem. The paper will also address what the poem asserts and the structure used to develop the poem. Paraphrase of the poem. The poem uses diction that explain the dramatic situation of the poem.
Interestingly, Alison Bechdel uses this novel to recount her experience of events that helped to shape her personal identity, which resulted in a transformation of the way she sees herself. In the end, Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic is a wonderful narrative that shows its readers, the complexity of personal identity, and how things like sexual orientation, love, the values of society, and politics can all play a part in the shaping of one’s character. Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic uses various concepts in order to show its readers the search Alison Bechdel embarks upon in order to discover who she is. According to an article found in the journal Developmental Psychology, “knowing who one is may be one of the most fundamental components of being human” (Galliher et al. 2011).
Is It Just Me? By Miranda Hart The book "Is it just me" by Miranda Hart has a fundamental characteristic in a book conversing with herself at eighteen. It tells two different perspectives of both Miranda's and adolescent. It is a book that tackle many different situations in life that will surely help the reader face his/her life challenges. The book written by Miranda Hart motivates the readers to don’t give up easily on their life.
Within life there comes a defining moment, or a series of smaller moments that assure us of who we are-in the story "A Pair of Tickets" by Amy Tan, she captures those moments. The point of view of the story is a first-person narrative by Jing-mei the protagonist who is struggling with her identity. Amy Tan takes us on Jing-mei 's journey of self-discovery. "A Pair of Tickets" doesn 't just dive you as the reader into the trip and conflict of the story that Jing-mei is engulfing on, she brings her readers back in time, back to the root of when Jing-mei began to discovery her identity and who she was: " I was a sophomore at Galileo High in San Francisco, and all my Caucasian friends agreed: I was about as Chinese as they were" (129). ; only then to be assured that in time she would understand who she really was: "Someday you will see.