In the poem, he speaks about racism in the law, as well as how you are treated in society depends on your skin color. The poem is not good to read only because of its subject, however. The use of repetition and symbolism in “Blink Your Eyes” adds more depth to the poem, and highlights the societal issues that the author and others of his race have felt. Use of repetition in poetry directs the reader 's attention to that word or phrase, as Sundiata does in “Blink Your Eyes.” Along with how the stanzas are formed, the repetition used sets a pace to the poem.
Some examples of literary devices that Atwood uses to have this effect on readers are imagery, anaphora, diction, tone, figurative language and irony, and these barely scratch the surface of how many literary devices are used in the poem. All of these literary devices are what makes Atwood’s poem as good as it seems. Imagery is one of the major literary devices used throughout this poem because of its drastic effect it can have on the reader. If used correctly, imagery can really help the reader imagine the situation taking place in the story and see it in through their own eyes as if they were one of the characters in the poem.
I have always been interested in history and different time periods and this ties into my belief that everyone, regardless of their race, gender, sexuality or nationality. When reading this poem, it made me think about the hardships that an entire race was forced to endure and this poem put some of that in perspective. In this poem, the most significant line is, “Making History takes more than standing in line” (7), because it represents the shift in tone, from an almost confused tone into a more confident tone. It also carries more of the poems meaning, as it means that you have to do something to be remembered, you cannot just do the baseline and hope for the best. The people in history books all went out a changed what they did not like in the world, and that is why they have a place in history.
Readers are able to gain a deeper understanding of the poem “truth’’ when they view the poem after learning about Gwendolyn Brooks’ life and times. We were able to understand the poem better when the text said, “...with several of her poems reflecting the civil rights activism of that period…(“Poetry is life distilled”-paragraph 1).” As a rule, when an author is passionate about a subject, they often reflect that in their writing. By examining Brooks’ background as a civil rights activist, the reader is able to connect passages of the poem, such as the light/sun metaphor “and if sun comes how shall we greet him”(“truth” by Gwendolyn Brooks), with the civil rights movement and as a time where everyone can be treated as equal. We are also able
Most people, at some point in their life, hit a wall of negativity. Mary Oliver, in her poem, “The Journey,” emphasizes the trouble negativity has in the accomplishment of her goal, and later on how she pushes through it. Oliver’s purpose of writing this poem is to motivate those who may not have the overall strength to conquer all the hardship that is against them. She adopts an ardent tone in order to attract an audience who may be lost within life and to pull them into her writing. Oliver used emotion, voice, and ethos in order to strengthen her overall message of overcoming negativity.
In the short story "Young Goodman Brown," the author really grabs the reader's attention with some confusion and hope. The author Nathaniel Hawthorne leads the reader into being confused at first and making them wonder what all he is saying really means. Hawthorne grabs the attention of the reader with the confusion and the hope to find out what will happen next. The short story "Young Goodman Brown" is mainly defined as a suspenseful story yet the story expressed a great amount of symbolism with many lessons for the reader to take in. The author expresses that having faith is very important asset for both men and women and the ones without faith will face problems that can break you as a person.
The first time reading through a poem, literary devices such as symbolism, figurative language, hyperboles or oxymorons can throw a reader off. However, after the reader analyzes and truly understands the poem, these devices can add more depth and understanding, allowing the readers to see deeper inside the poet’s mind. In his poem, ‘The Broken Heart’, John Donne incorporates specific devices to portray that love is an all-consuming, vicious monster that can ruin you. In ‘The Broken Heart’, John Donne’s descriptive vocabulary, explaining the way the speaker’s heart was shattered beyond repair, forces the reader to imagine his or her heart as splintered or crushed as Donne’s.
The symbolism and imagery show throughout the poem that with each stanza being written in a visual manner. The audience can easily picture a theme and feel the author’s remarkable use of emotions in her piece written with an advanced sense of sensibility. Rita Joe’s point of view is narrated by the summary of her experiences put into her piece of writing that established and showcased her empowering and strong personality. It is a reflective piece of writing that was delivered using symbolism, imagery, and visual mental images used to illustrate the theme of “ I Lost My Talk”. Joe’s horrific history was filled with many hardships and obstacles in her life.
one quote that I found was "genius in all parts of the earth" (Flanzbaum). This quote represents that she was more than just an author, she was an inspiration to authors and African American people, Wheatley 's impact on the human rights showed her public presence stands as a powerfully concrete example of the slave 's inherent "humanity." (Nott 72). Phillis wheatley has showed that with her poem "On being brought from Africa to America” a great expression of a life as an enslaved woman. she is showing the meaning of a lyric poem which by definition is one of the primary poetic forms, which also include narrative and dramatic expressions.
In the end, i would most certainly recommend this memoir to anyone and everyone else. I will most likely reread this work in the future on my own time. I’m sure the person i will recommend it too will have trouble putting it down like i did and the person who recommended it to me
Your perspective is reality, true or not it is. However, when something happens and you your perspective is lost is it true that you lose your sense of reality? Or perhaps you don 't lose reality but rather gain perspective, which can be confusing in a whole other light. Author Tim O’Brien, through his narrative, The Things They Carried, emphasises the idea the perhaps there is no way to lose perspective; instead you are constantly gaining it causes more confusion while you 're still writing your story. But perhaps when you take a step back after you’ve made it through the mess the pieces (the memorable moments good and bad) seem to fall into place creating a glance “across the surface of my [your] history” (233).
In conclusion, the anonymously written poem, “Let Go,” is an inspirational poem that tells a different story for every person who reads it. Reading “Let Go” has helped me come to realize that there are some things in my life that I need to let go off, because it will be for the better. If there was one stanza I could add to the poem “Let Go,” it would be “Sometimes holding on does more damage than letting
The sound of people pleading to be let go, to be free, echoes across the nation. Some have more fight in them and others seem to have already lost hope, watching themselves and their own family be bound by chains. But, there are murmurs of new hope, a chance for freedom. This is the time that Sojourner Truth lived in, back when racism and sexism still had a strong hold in American society. However, like the others fighting for freedom, Truth kept her head up and battled it out no matter how bleak the times may have seemed.
Sojourner Truth’s speech acknowledges black men and black women as a whole but focuses on the empowerment of women and the rights they equally deserve. She talks about the lack of logic present in inequality. David Walker was born free, but was exposed to some accounts of slavery throughout his childhood. This could indicate that he didn’t fully understand or realize the things women endured within slavery. However, Walker viewed the slaves as a whole and not through intersectionality.