Furthermore, by using end rhyme, Bradstreet symbolically shows restraint. In the same way that a poet controls oneself by specifically using end rhyme, the poet is controlling her emotions when dealing with a sad experience and accepts her mortality. Similarly, in “Verses Upon the Burning of our House,” proof of Bradstreet’s faith is indisputable. After being initially distraught at her house burning down and losing all of her belongings, Bradstreet recounts how she reorients herself and blesses “His name that gave and took,
Love of Rebecca to Ivanhoe is touching, pure is clean, in spite of his nobility, after learning that Rebecca is Jewish his relation from the grateful sympathy in her help in heeling him and his wounds, changes to a to a more cool respect and esteem. Another colourful demonstration of relation to Jews in the Medieval times. Of course the feelings of respect and thankfulness are stronger in Ivanhoe, then a disdain dictated by his religious views, and he comes as fast as he can, still suffering from his wounds, to a fight Bois-Guilbert, to fight in defending an honour of Rebecca. He stays no longer after the end of the fight and leaves without saying a word to her. An undivided and even forbidden love of Rebecca to Ivanhoe is really touching, tragic and sad and really one of the main lines in the novel.
In this essay, I will analyze the poem Verses Upon the Burning of Our House (July 10th, 1666) by Anne Bradstreet, a puritan who most critics consider to be America’s first “authentic poet. The poem is based on a true story as Anne’s house really did burn down and illustrates her meditations on this event, the pain she felt after losing her home and the effect it had on her faith. The main theme is Anne’s struggle to not become attached to material things. I will begin by explaining the rhyme, style, and tone of the poem, continue by explaining which literary devices and interesting features we can find and the effect they have on the reader, then I will analyze the poem and finally I will give a brief conclusion. Verses Upon the Burning of Our House is a poem written in couplets in iambic tetrameter scheme which makes the story flow nicely.
In Sue Monk Kidd’s novel, The Secret Life of Bees, Kidd incorporates the literary technique of allusion to assist the reader in delving into Lily’s thought process. Furthermore, to incorporate allusion, Kidd compares the message Lily interpreted from the arrival of the bees in her room to the plagues God sent to the pharaoh Ramesses. Lily ponders: Back in my room on the peach farm, when the bees had first come out at night, I had imagined they were sent as a special plague for T. Ray. God saying, Let my daughter go, and maybe that’s exactly what they’d been, a plague that released me (151).
The article “Getting Grief Right”, from the New York Times, gives insight of a therapy session conducted by Patrick O’Malley who is a psychotherapist in Fort Worth. Dr. O’Malley believes that the 5 stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance, are significant to overcoming sorrow. He feels that it is more beneficial to focus on the story of our loved ones instead of our grief. Instead of burying this tragic event, we should treasure and preserve it. We should cherish the moments we shared with them and let that be our memory of them.
Wrestling with our Inner Angels, Module 5 Kristen Trovato I loved the way Kehoe sought to fill the existing spiritual gap in assessing and working with her mentally ill clients at Longwood. I felt her approach was holistic and person-centered in the best of ways. Kehoe’s work challenged traditional clinical boundaries by acknowledging and extending respect to the deeper spiritual realities of her clients. While this orientation of respect and dignity may seem commonplace and uncomplicated, in a world where individuals with mental illness are often treated as second class citizens and with a general air of wariness, caution and suspicion, Kehoe’s work is truly remarkable and groundbreaking.
For Romantic poets, there is no greater force upon humans than one of the many forms of the imagination. For William Wordsworth, this force is exemplified in memory. The greatest example of his exploration of memory comes from "Lines written a few miles above Tintern Abbey, On Revisiting the Banks of the Wye during a Tour, July 13, 1798. " In it he displays his opinion of memory as a powerful source of enlightenment and pleasure through his interaction with the natural world. It becomes something he recalls time and time again to ease the ills of everyday life, giving him solace that he hopes can also affect the companion of the poem, his sister, Dorothy. Through his experience within "Tintern Abbey," Wordsworth presents his view that memory is a powerful balm that can allow its bearer some degree of relief from the adverse situations that a person may face throughout life.
Schlink’s narrative uses techniques to enhance the reader’s sympathy for flawed characters through using motifs and symbolism to show Hanna’s vulnerability of illiteracy, characterisation, and imagery to raise feelings of sympathy for Michael, as to how he was mistreated throughout the novel. Narration, tone and juxtaposition were also used to evoke feelings of sympathy for both Hannah and Michael after the tragedy of Hanna ending her own life. Although the narrative is constructed to only see the firsthand perspectives of the protagonists, this induces the reader’s empathy as it allows them to clearly see the thoughts and feelings of the characters. Schlink has used a variety of these literary techniques to appeal to the reader’s sympathy and allows the reader to understand the complexity and the way in which power and authority in certain situations can corrupt a
By incorporating deep breathing techniques, noticing my thoughts, being present with my peers at work and consciously engaging family and friends at home I am starting to enjoy the “right nows” (Scott & Davenport, 2017, p. 234). The idea that I can help relieve and possibly alleviate chronic pain, especially low back, was exciting to me. The authors noted in their book 10-Minute Mindfulness, “so much tension and pain come from negative thoughts and emotions. The fairly easy, in my personal opinion, techniques of taking deep breaths and releasing the breath into the painful body part to relax the area while visualizing the muscle relaxing and the pain dissipating” (Scott and Davenport, 2017, p. 43) was an easy habit to incorporate into my life and this concept resonated with
It is a nagging pressure to release anger, frustration, helplessness, and any other troubling emotion. The documentary The Silent Hunger: Anorexia and Bulimia was full of resonating quotes including one by a recovering bulimic named Justine: “Once I found that there was this comfort for myself to relieve my pain… fears, insecurities-- I didn 't want to let go of that”. After a few other individuals explain their same feelings towards bulimia helping them expel emotions, the documentary goes into a section that highlights the similarity between all of the individuals—the concept of control. Bulimia is a way for the patient/individual to have control in their life. They may not have control over their job, personal life, or other stress in life
One of the memorable stories from Israel’s monarchy is the siege of Jerusalem. Sennacherib, the king of Assyria, invaded the Southern Kingdom and conquered the fenced cities. In the face of defeat, the king of Judah, Hezekiah, sent all of the silver and gold that could be found in the temple to Sennacherib. When studying this particular story there are some similarities and differences that are evident between the Assyrian army and the Israelite army. The first similarity is the strong leadership of both armies.
William Golding's Lord of the Flies, shows us young boys stranded on an island and what is needed to survive. In chapter nine betrayal must have been the first thing Simon thought, When his only friends were the ones to take his life. The ones closest to you may be the ones to betray you. Golding uses dramatic irony to show how unlucky simon was, Due to the fact that he was killed by his friends yet they did not know who he was.
In The Secret Life of Bees, the author uses conflict to teach us if something is worth fighting for then you should never give up, which is this story’s theme. For instance, “Your mother ran off and left you. The day she died, she’d come back to get her things, that’s all.” That quote is an example of Lily’s father trying to tell her that her mother did not love her, and that the day she died she was coming back to get her things, not Lily. Lily knew her mother would not do that to her, so she traveled across the state South Carolina, to find answers about her mother in North Carolina.