Poetry has always been used as a literary art form to express one’s intense emotions or feelings, but does poetry have a true meaning of reflecting on people’s lives? Despite of the situation the reader may be going through, many people find comfort in poetry to recover and discover new meanings in their lives by relating to the author’s intense literary point of view. Through my journey with poems, I try to see the eye of the author and feel one’s emotions by rereading this type of literature. On this journey, I discover new meanings and different interpretations from John Donne’s “The Flea” that reflects contemporaneous events.
The unreliable narrator in the short story “ The Cask of Amontillado” draws the reader's attention. Edgar Allan Poe uses an unreliable narrator in “The Cask Amontillado” and his theme is revenge. All in all poe used unreliable narrator by telling only his side of the story and only telling what he wants people to know. Poe purposely did this on this day because it was a good time and it was not going to be noticeable to
Blake’s work was mentioned as ‘diseased and wild’ by John Ruskin, even though Ruskin noted that Blake’s mind as ‘great and wise’. However, it was only in the Twentieth century that Blake was acknowledged as a notable poet and artist. Blake’s poems are simple and lyrical in form, but there are complex works too, which needs the reader to work hard to understand what Blake means. This complexity is due to the presence of mythological in addition to the philosophical sources present in his work.
This resistance may be nothing more than the result of childhood innocence and could one day be snuffed out by a society of strong segregation, but the togetherness depicted may also be a fruit of centuries of resistance. The lightning and thunder described in the poem introduces another interesting parallel like black and white at the beginning of the poem. Whether there is any correlation between the boys and the thunder/lightning is open for speculation. Regardless, the thunder and lightning imagery helps establish the shocking nature that is boys of difference races walking hand in
I choose to revise this poem because of the challenge I was given by Dr. Pinkard: contemporize Mary Todd Lincoln. Although I was unsure of how to do this at first, the longer I looked at the poem, the more ways I saw to revise it. The first step in my revision was to cut out whatever lines or stanzas that would not fit into my new contemporary poem. With my highlighter and my pen, I highlighted the lines that I new would work in my new poem, and marked out those that would not. From these lines, I created a story.
His word choice is a little bit unexpected and unfamiliar throughout the poem. Even in the first line “Let us go then, you and I…” is worded different
In other words, how the author feels about the subject in the poem. This is done by the choice of certain words or the inclusion of certain details rather than others. There can be two poems that are written about the same subject, but mean entirely different things because of the tone conveyed by the poet. For example, Richard Lovelace “To Lucasta On Going to the Wars”, and Wilfred Owen’s “Dulce et Decorum Est”, are both poems written about war, but the poems’ difference in tones make the two very different pieces from each other. Although both poems are written about the same subject, the authors’ tone leave the reader with a very different understanding of each poem and its meaning.
Jorge Navarro Per.3 3/13/17 Many authors use figurative language to interpret an objective that may not be understood because of its indefinite nature, and to illustrate the theme. In the poems, "Journey", by Mary Oliver, and "La Belle", by John Keits, both use connotative language that express how to stay strong when under pressure and the importance of independance, as well as things not always being what they seem. In both pieces of poetry, the authors use various forms of figurative language to promote the current theme, such as in Oliver's and Keits poem, they both utilize symbolism throughout their poems. Eventually, both authors inform their reader's that they should never be discouraged by the road ahead, and not depend on others. To begin with, in Mary Oliver's poem, "Journey" the author expresses the theme of being able to work well under pressure by the use of symbolism.
From everyday experience, readers know how things usually happen and how people react. A distortion of action or an understatement of effect gets a special response from readers, because they consider these changes improbable or the unexpected. The reader has to be alert to the actions of character because actions are the author’s way of showing, not telling, what the characters are like Appearance may be taken as a due to the nature of a character if the author leads the reader to attaché significance to it. Literary analysis is not pure description or a summary of the action, although it may include these elements.
If asked for a resolution of poetry, the researcher cannot come up with one single resolution. However, evolution and consolidation being the basic tenet of Sri Aurobindo’s approach, the resolutions may be contextually understood and applied. It is this ramification that his writings present. While rearranging and exploring it is difficult to formulate a sequence of descriptions owing to the difference of the referential point in which they have been written. Yet an attempt has been made, to study few concepts and present them in various proportions in Sri Aurobindo’s own positions.
Back in the day, children were being abused by their parents, but it is still happening in today’s society. “My Papa’s Waltz” by Theodore Roethke explains his life when he was still a child back in the 1900s. Theodore Roethke was born on May 25, 1908 and lived until August 1, 1963. He had an abusive father growing up and the poem gives the reader a taste of what he had to go through, in the form of waltzing. Roethke uses literary devices, such as metaphor, imagery, and rhyme to allure the reader into his poem.
In the passage, Henry David Thoreau uses the literary device of a metaphor to contrast the morning’s dawn with the awakening of the reader’s intrinsic knowledge. To drive his metaphor, Thoreau uses vivid language, which paints an ideal scene for the reader. The sentence, “Then there is least somnolence in us; and for an hour, at least, some part of us awakes which slumbers all the rest of the day and night,” characterizes a persistently hazy state of being from which an individual rouses to find clarity. By juxtaposing the natural and spiritual, Thoreau alludes to a transcendental ideology rooted in self-enlightenment. The phrase, “Little is to be expected of that day, if it can be called a day, to which we are not awakened by our Genius,”
The Awakening by Kate Chopin ends with the protagonist reliving old memories and eventually entering the ocean to drown herself. However, this ending does not feel like an ending for this character, instead it feels like a new beginning of awakening. This effect happens through the use of indicative diction, symbolic imagery, and alluring sound. This ending is seen as a new beginning or awakening for the protagonist through indicative diction. The protagonist claims that her children were like “antagonists,” plotting against her and put her in “soul’s slavery.”
"My Papa's Waltz" by Theodore Roethke is a childhood experience from the author. Roethke is reflecting on a good time he had with his father while he was young. When you advance in age, you often look back at your past and reminisce on times you wish you could go back to. When you read this poem the theme carpe diem jumps out. Carpe diem is a Latin aphorism meaning seize the day.