Some see the ugliness in the most beautiful things but others see the beauty in the most hideous of things. The poem William Street by Kenneth Slessor demonstrates this thesis statement as he talks about how he sees the beauty in the street that is renowned for its ugliness and the unsightly surroundings it is engulfed with.
Throughout the reading, the reader is exposed to the narrator’s in-depth loss of touch with reality as she sinks further and further into her own reality. As she becomes more isolated, her descriptions of the house become more abstract as she begins to focus on the wallpaper and starts to see herself as being hidden behind it. In the beginning of the story, she describes
A house characterized by its moody occupants in "Schizophrenia" by Jim Stevens and the mildewing plants in "Root Cellar" by Theodore Roethke, fighting to stay alive, are both poems that reluctantly leave the reader. The house in "Schizophrenia" raises sympathy for the state the house was left in and an understanding of how schizophrenia works as an illness. In "Root Cellar", the conditions disgust at first, but then uncover a humanly desperate will to live in the plants. Both poems contribute to their vivid meaning by way of well placed sensory details and surprising personification.
In his poem “an Echo Sonnet, To an Empty Page” poet Robert Pack introduces a narrator and his alter ego who exchange questions and answers that subsequently reveals the poet’s prospects and attitudes toward life. The narrator, or “the voice,” seems like a timid man who is afraid to plunge into his own life, because he fears the future and inevitable consequences of his mortality. The “echo,” which is the narrator’s alter ego, or a persona, answers the the voice’s questions in a way that drive the voice to take a certain prospect in life. Pack designed the poem masterfully in a way that it utilizes the traditional form of a shakespearean sonnet and an addendum of on “echo,” which communicates a cleaner and more direct message to the readers. Furthermore various literary techniques such as symbols, extraposition, and imagery add to the meaning of the poem Through form and literary techniques, Robert Pack emphasizes, through the answers of the “echo,” that no matter how frightening life seems to be, it is important to take a “leap.”
When the man arrives at home from the hospital, he begins to remember that “this is his house” (Cherry 15). In the poem, “Alzheimer’s,” Kelly Cherry expresses the confusions and difficulties a man with dementia struggles with in life. The poem explores the chaos of the man who comes home from the hospital and his conflicts with his memory loss. The speaker is close to the man and is frustrated with him at the beginning of the poem, but the speaker’s feeling toward the man eventually shifts to sadness. Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease can be painful and heartbreaking, though people need to understand that familiar circumstances and with family support can help the patients whose mind is gradually changing. Cherry poetically expresses
The essay will consider the poem 'Practising' by the poet Mary Howe. It will explore how this poem generates its meaning and focus by analysing its techniques, metaphorical construct and its treatment of memory. The poem can primarily be seen to be a poem of missed opportunity. In this way is comes to form, alongside other poems of Howe's a study about a certain kind of loss and the recuperative efforts of memory, alongside the certainty of the failure of this recuperation. The paper will begin by giving a context to the poem with regard to Howe's life and work and will then proceed to analyse it directly, drawing attention to how it can be seen to fulfil this thesis about its content and meaning.
Poems are not only words, they are further more than that. Poems are a way for the poet to express their feelings, thoughts, ideas, and point of views. Poets can create poems that are fiction and made up or poems that give real-life situation, but,it will always have a purpose or a life lesson. Every poet has their own way of writing and way of building an idea in a reader 's mind. This essay will analyze a well known poet named Daniel Halpern. It will teach the reader more about the poet, It will analyze 3 of his poems called, Scars, The Storm, and Careless Perfection. Lastly, we will recognize Daniel’s accomplishments and awards.
In 1944, the most unimaginable tragic event occurred when Gunn was just in his early teens. His mother died by her own hand by inhaling fumes from a gas poker, a device that was used to light coal in the days before central heating. The brothers were both upstairs in the same room and it was all quiet downstairs. When they went down, they saw a note pinned to the door of the sitting room saying that they should take the help of the charwoman, Mrs. Stoney. The two, however, pushed the door open with great difficulty because of a bureau and several other things pushed against it. Both stood aghast at the terrible sight. Their mother was lying on the floor with a gas poker rigid over her face with a rug over her mouth. And the place was full of gas. It was all packed with newspapers to stop the gas from getting out. ‗Rigor Mortis‘ (that is,
The negative space is a representation of something missing in her life. The foot warmer and the cupid and traveler figures on the horizontal line are strategically placed in the negative space to represent the man and sex that is currently missing from her life. The cool shades of blue flowing across the image gives lonely, sad tones with the depressed lighting. She expresses her availability by showing skin on her arms as she slightly smiles leaning toward the viewer. She has a soft and supple body which is sexually desirable by a male from her time. Jan Vermeer’s painting expressed the woman’s romantic wishes very well in all aspects of the elements she
The “cloud”—amorphous and obstructing—cuts into the scene, as well as the poem, with a sudden violence, in order to block the image of “Love’s moon”. The cloud itself cannot have definite dimensions, as it exists to only hide the moon, casting the speaker of the poem, his love and the cloud itself in a continuous darkness. It is in this darkness that the speaker of the poem finds his own perception and experiences clouded, indicating his blind submission to erotic love in lieu of a more illuminating, comprehensive “Love”.
A Clean, Well-Lighted Place written by Ernest Hemingway was originally published is 1933 by Scribner’s Magazine (Britannica). In the short story, Hemingway tells about a conversation between two waiters who work in a café. The pair talks about a customer, an old man who regularly comes into the café. They begin discussing the old man’s attempt at suicide. The story which seems to start off about the old man really becomes about the fear the old waiter has of becoming like the old man. The importance of the characters, setting, and symbolism of the story all help Hemingway to express the hopelessness and loneliness of the old man and the older waiter.
At first glance, a "house" and a "home" are the same words. Both describe a place where someone lives, but with a deeper look at the words, we find that a house is simply just a building. A home is much more complicated than that. It is filled with objects and memories, which grow and change along with the family inside of it. Home is a place we come back to after a long day's work, the place where we go to seek shelter and protection. When the world outside is constantly changing the home remains constant. It is "home, sweet home". This popular saying shows a warm and comforting light on a home, giving it personality and feeling, the main factors that distinguish it from a house. In Philip Larkin's poem "Home Is So Sad", the narrator describes
Turning twenty-one years old puts a person in a position to be universally regarded as an adult. Both Samuel Johnson in his poem, To Sir John Lade, on His Coming of Age, and A.E Housman’s, When I was One and Twenty, recollect memories when they once dealt with this adamant yet subtle time in their lives briskly unaware of the troublesome times that lied ahead. The writers’ use of provoking details, vivid imagery and a hint of irony, create a visually appealing description regarding the stubborn new adults, while both speakers recall and account their own experiences.