June Jordan’s poetry is known for its immediacy and accessibility as well as its interest in identity and the representation of personal experiences. Her poetry is often deeply autobiographical, political and often displays a radical, globalized notion of solidarity amongst the worlds oppressed. “Poem about my rights” by the poet, June Jordan can be seen as spoken word poetry rather than page poetry where oral performance and repetition are used to convey her feelings and messages to the listeners. Poetry can be divided into two groups; written poetry and spoken word poetry. Written poetry, also known as page poetry, is written and is analysed by the reader.
One aspect of writing and language that the author says is important is poetry. Lorde explains how poetry is, “illumination” because through it you can voice your thoughts with words that have deeper meanings, which stimulate people to feel. When voices can be heard, changes can be made. For Lorde, once voices are heard people’s reactions result in change, towards a more equal world for women, especially women of color. The title of the essay, “Poetry is not a Luxury” is meant to abolish the belief that poetry is only for the privileged, but for the people who have been continually oppressed.
People judge the dog by his background and company, not by who he is. The dog response to the people’s thoughts is fear, showing a defensive position appealing to his survival instincts. Because of this fear he is not able to interact with the people, as they also think that he is the devil, provoking more fear. “Some said he was hunting with the spirit of his lost master; some, that he was a devil incarnate.” (Paragraph 7).
I think that the author was trying to say that the dog, like candy, is old and people think worthless. I also think that the author was trying to foreshadow something bad happening to George and Lennie. This is because I have noticed that Candy’s relationship with his dog is alike the relationship of George and Lennie. Since someone else shot Candy’s dog, I think that maybe George or Lennie might ask someone to hurt the other person. Or maybe since Candy said that he should have killed his dog, George may hurt Lennie and vice versa.
Music is universal, and we all use it for different reasons. It can help you get through a bad day, cheer you up, and it even enhances the mind. What about literature? Usually, when an author refers to a song in literature, the reader doesn’t think too much of it. However, a closer look at the text may change your view.
This is not to say that “Previous Condition” is lacking as a story, but it shows that a more complex style of narration has the potential to offer the reader a deeper understanding of what the characters are going through. Baldwin’s earlier attempt does a good job expressing the feelings and emotions that he had probably been experiencing most of his life. It is more introspective and shows the relationship of an individual with the society he feels so trapped inside. With “Sonny’s Blues,” Baldwin is able to show this same relationship, but does more to dissect the relationships between the individual and various aspects of society, such as friends, neighbors, and family, as
Whether music is poetry or not has been up for debate for a long time now. Because of the use of assonance, rhyme, rhythm/meter, and cultural influence, “Distance” by Richard Caddock and Hyper Potions is more poetic and artistic than “Travels Together” by Heather Milks. Both the poem and the song make great use of metaphors. The idea of both of the pieces is that life has challenges that can be overcome to reach and end goal, and going through them together with a significant other can be a nice experience. In Heather Milks’s “Travels Together,” metaphors are used to describe the obstacles and rewards.
In Alexander Pope’s “Argus,” the tone of the poem is described as mournful and sympathetic, which demonstrates the idea that the people of the town treated the dog so poorly and Ulysses felt much sorrow for the dog. The poem says “Unfed, unhous'd, neglected, on the clay... Touch'd with resentment of ungrateful man” which literally means the people of the town treated the dog poorly, like the dog was an inanimate object. Even though this dog was excluded in his town by mistreatment
It should first be noted that this myth is a stereotype that is simply aimed at the generalization of the entire breed and consequently condemning it on the basis of the actions of a few of them (Landau 70). When evaluated on own merit rather than the breed, one can easily find out that a pit bull is truly a good dog that is inherently friendly to humans and other dogs. The argument that pit bulls are aggressive towards humans and other dogs is unfounded (Marrs 2018). It is a pit bull that is purposefully trained to attack people or that has been bred poorly that is aggressive; otherwise, all pit bulls are generally non-aggressive to people and other dogs (Lam
Continuing in the chapter readers encounter more acts by Moss that furthers their character traits of him. For example, Moss comes to a point in the desert where he sees a dog suffering that “had a huge head and cropped ears and it was limping badly”, but even after seeing this Moss “lowered his glasses and stood watching it go” (11). This carries on the idea that Moss is selfish and he has no empathy for other things, because he would rather watch an animal continue to suffer instead of putting them out of their misery, because if he were to put them out of their misery it might mess up his hunting trip by scaring the other animals away by the sound of his gun shot. After Moss saw the dog through the binoculars he continued to look and eventually saw a few trucks out in the distance. Moss being the curious person that he is decided to approach the trucks and when he did he found bullet holes on the side of the trucks and a few dead men.
As time presses on we can always look back at poetry to truly understand the emotions that were evoked at the time. In "The Pioneer Women" and "Grandma's Apron. " we are faced with similar although not exactly identical themes and imagery that conduct elements of interest in reference to daily life and objects that hide the truth of what we know. In “The Pioneer Women” we are shipped back to the west and the start of America; more specifically in the work of women.