The message is probably one of the most important features of a poem if the author is trying to explain something. The similarity between “Dream Deferred” and “Hope” is the thing with feathers message is that both of them are trying to tell us advice to be happy. For example “Dream Deferred” is telling us not to put back a dream for later because we could end up not accomplishing it, and “Hope” is the thing with feathers tells us no matter what happens hope is there. The difference between Langston Hughes poem and Emily Dickinson’s poem message is that “Dream Deferred” message is telling us try not to put a dream on hold, but “Hope” is the
In “Choices” by Susan Kerslake and “The Veldt” by Ray Bradbury, the authors suggest that a person can change based solely on their needs, and question their ability to stay loyal or betray. In “Choices” and “The Veldt” the comparison in what led to the betrayals is very similar, along with who betrayed the characters. In “Choices” Peggy, the main character, has a decision to make, and she ends up making one that is not in her best interest. Perhaps the wrong decision was made because “[She] only [has] a little while to make up her mind.” Similarly, in “The Veldt” the parents of George and Lydia, decided to raise their kids to grow up in a modern and technology based home because “Nothing is to good for [their] children.” Although Peggy and the parents were just thinking about the happiness of their loved ones, they did not think about how they would be affected by their decisions. Similarly, betrayal was caused to the characters because of decisions they had made beforehand and in a way those decisions led to betrayal.
Life is full of inevitable change ad it is not always easy in order to understand our lives and ourselves, we much understand the sacrifices need to be made and this can mean having to face the unknown. Harwood’s collection of poetry explores the understanding that comes with change, despite the challenges it presents. Through her use of memories and the experience of losing what is valued in life, Harwood teaches readers that although the inevitable changes of life will not come easy, it is important to find ways to cope and move on with our lives. Being introduced to new aspects in life such as; marriage and children, a part of our lives can be taken away and sacrifices are to be made. “The Lions Bride” gives readers the understanding of a female point of aspect when life is changed
This poem expresses what the author expects to have but not achieving it (Applebee 420). In Giovanni's works she rages over family love, loneliness, and frustration (PoetryFoundation 1). As demonstrated in “Choices” she is frustrated as she can not achieve what she wants in result she goes along with what society wants her to do. According to the ¨Author Study Nikki Giovanni¨ it states ¨Unfortunately, Giovanni´s independent spirit got her into trouble with the university authorities almost immediately¨ (Applebee 405). This displays the need for independence as is seen in ¨Choices¨.
In life, people find different ways to cope with their issues. This is the case in “Vaclav and Lena” by Hayley Tanner, where the main characters Vaclav and Lena face many obstacles, but use their imaginations to help them deal with the struggles they face in reality. This relates to the quote “Imagination is the one weapon in the in the war against reality” by Jules de Gautier, because Vaclav and Lena use their imaginations and dreams of better things to come, to ignore the problems they currently face. Vaclav and Lena use their imaginations and dreams of the future to forget about their issues momentarily, and to be able to postpone dealing with them. Vaclav and Lena use their imaginations and dreams of the future to forget about their
The speaker basically says if they cannot get their way, then they will not do anything at all. They state that they know that doing what they need to do and not doing it are not the same, but that “it’s the best I can do” (lines 7-8). If one is looking at the poem from a literal sense, then these lines can be taken to mean that the speaker is stubborn and stuck in a childish mindset. But when looking at Giovanni’s life, a more profound tone begins to take form. There are five stages of grief: anger, denial, bargaining, depression, and acceptance (Grief.com).
Is it necessary for individuals to change themselves for the better? Although both “The Journey” and “Wild Geese” are both written by Mary Oliver, the latter takes a more open minded approach to the question. “The Journey” by Mary Oliver addresses theme of self through using second person pronouns, creating a stronger connection with the reader. Throughout the poem, the speaker never identifies themselves through first person pronouns. Instead, lines such as “One day you finally knew / what you had to do,” and “you felt the old tug / at your ankles,” narrates the thoughts of a “you” throughout the poem.
This also makes her experience more difficult because she knows and has lived through a time in which she had freedom and was not kept around only for her body. Her ability to use more elaborate language to explain her experiences reveals truths about Gilead that others may not be able to express. Her vocabulary also demonstrates that she Offred is not going to be completely suppressed by Gilead. She does not give in and use simplistic subservient language, which is a sign of hope that she may be strong enough to stick to her knowledge of the past and recognize the faults within the system of Gilead unlike anyone else. Offred is an example of why an expanded vocabulary can be beneficial to explaining difficult situations and expressing
And as time goes by, we tend subconsciously know that we have the excuse of only being human, we tend to neglect exactly how we have gotten ourselves into a situation that has negatively impacted our life with our significant others’. The troubles that are faced require a variety of responsibilities that couples generally need to apply to their problems in order to come out on top of a bad situation. In doing so, it allows us to feel