The poem “Vulnerable Shadows” has the theme of balancing darkness and light, demonstrated through the use of methaphor, hyperbole, and allusion. The piece describes a man’s journey through life as he experiences the good and the bad. It begins with the man peacefully going through life, when without warning he faces darkness and needs to be reminded of his initial intentions. The metaphor used in the line; “he ignores the shadows,” compares the man’s challenges to the dark and ominous connotaions that is attatched to the word “shadows”. At this point in the poem, the man is noticing the evil that has always surrounded him that he had otherwise ignored. In the same way, the use of “sunshine” and “light” are used to emphasize the ideas of optimism and joy. Afterwards, The …show more content…
In the poem, the statement saying that the man “has no destination” is an overexaggeration as he is not immobile, but instead means that he goes through life freely without a clear and fixed end goal. This relates to the theme of the piece as it shows the man’s difficulty balancing the good and bad in his life. He is essentially welcoming the good in his life but is not aware the he may be heading down a darker path. Another hyperbole used is where the man is said to be “lost with vague unease”. This statement is meant to show the character’s hazy or unclear motives, similarly used as the common phrase “you have your head stuck in the clouds”. An allusion taken from the film “the Wizard of Oz” was used as well in the poem to provide a comparison and further emphasize the theme. In this film the protagonist, Dorothy, was told to follow the yellow brick road, and if she remained on this road she would stay safe. In the poem at hand, the man is said to “ride the yellow brick path.” In the “Wizard of Oz,” Dorothy does not stay safe down the whole road and faces darkness along the
Greetings children and welcome to the English conference. Today I would like to introduce Bruce Dawe and analyse three of his poems, Katrina, Homecoming and Drifters. Bruce Dawe was born in Fitzroy, Melbourne, 1930. He was educated at the Northcote High School in Melbourne. After leaving school at 16, Dawe worked in various occupations including a labourer, farmhand, clerk, sawmill-hand, gardener and postman before joining the Royal Australian Air Force in 1959.
The book “Shadowshaper” by Daniel Jose, is a diverse urban fantasy novel that takes place in Brooklyn. The story begins with Sierra Santiago an Afro-Latino, who was painting a mural on an abandoned building when all of the sudden the mural started fading too quickly, the faces on mural started shifting from happy to terror, some of them shedding tears. Sierra’s grandfather, Lazaro who can’t talk due to a stroke, tells her the Shadowshaper are coming and she has to finish the murals as quickly as possible. She also needs to find Robbie an artist, who is going to help her. Together, Sierra, Robbie, and her friends unraveling the mystery of Shadowshaper and her family connection to them.
The Influence of Jose Marti The voice of one can influence the actions of many, cuban national hero, Jose Marti is a prime example of this statement. In the late 18th century Spain had power and control of Cuba. Cuba and Spain had a long complicated history, leaving the Cuban people determined to take back their land and economy from the unfair rulers that were the Spaniards.
When placed in particular situations, humans rank which cultural or personal values they found the most essential. Consequently, certain ideals are not considered. During the infamous incident known as the Holocaust, this occurred frequently. As a result, the people that underwent these horrible situations nominated particular personal or cultural values over others. This selection determined the difference between life and death for several individuals.
Now Toni faces pressure as the only child who can fulfill his mother’s legacy. Toni yet again is still facing the conflict weighed down not only by his parents but his brothers as well. The result of confronting this conflict is the “Darkness of my dream” said by Antonio. In one case it sets the image more of a nightmare than a dream. In another context the darkness is Toni’s blurry vision of the path he will take in
People commonly draw similarities between the relationship between father and son and that of a man and their shadow. However, this raises other questions. What is one to do if their shadow becomes larger than themselves? Or perhaps the shadow no longer resembles the man. Such questions arise in the memoir Night by Elie Wiesel and the graphic novel MAUS by Art Spiegelman.
In her book, From Out of the Shadows, Viki L. Ruiz argues the contributions to history that was made by farm workers, activists, leaders, volunteers, feminists, flappers, and Mexican women. She explores the lives of the innovative and brave immigrant women, their goals and choices they make, and how they helped develop the Latino American community. While their stories were kept in the shadows, Ruiz used documented investigations and interviews to expose the accounts of these ‘invisible’ women, the communities they created, and the struggles they faced in hostile environments. The narrative and heartfelt approach used by Ruiz give the reader the evidence to understand as well as the details to identify or empathize with.
Some see the ugliness in the most beautiful things but others see the beauty in the most hideous of things. The poem William Street by Kenneth Slessor demonstrates this thesis statement as he talks about how he sees the beauty in the street that is renowned for its ugliness and the unsightly surroundings it is engulfed with. This poem's literary techniques and imagery gives the readers an insight into the environment and the surroundings that are seen vividly even though they are described through the use of foreshadowing. Each stanza gives the readers a different understanding on what is going on during the poem.
The darkness represents his ignorance and now that he understands the reason for the suffering of the natives, he is enlightened upon through knowledge. Despite his miraculous work, he still remains humble saying, “I am no saintly man.”
Brightness symbolizes happy memories, and darkness foreshadows loss. Light demonstrates the peak of happiness before the darkness creeps in. Lennie walks into the stable in hopes of seeing his dog. As he enters the stable buck’s home, Lennie assures Crooks, “Just come to look at my puppy. And I seen your light.”
(Chapter 3) This line about traveling along The Yellow Brick Road shows that its supposed to give off a vibe of happiness. Yellow is a bright color that often represents happiness so the road being yellow can also mean that its the road to happiness. After-all, the characters are following it in hopes to get what they want from the
The Best is the Morning Imagine that you wake up in the morning without any concerns about the rest of the day. You “buzz around the house on espresso,” and nothing else. That is what the persona of this poem loves about the morning. The purpose of Billy Collins in his poem, “Morning,” is showing his love to the morning and putting the reader in the place of the persona through the usage of word choice, the remarkable form of the poem, and the sensory details he mentions.
Matthew Ferguson English 102 Professor June 7, 2015 The Road Not Taken Thesis Statement: We come to countless decisions in life, and there are issues we have to let chance take command. I. Introduction a. Thesis Statement i. Robert Frost ii. Lyric poem iii. Choosing the road II.
Edgar Allan Poe is an influential writer who is well known mainly for his dark and mysterious obscure short stories and poems. Throughout this essay I will analysing how poe uses a series of literary terms such as diction and anaphora in order to convey a bleak, eerie mood and tone. Poe uses these terms in order to contribute to his writing in a positive way, creating vivid images and a cheerless mood. In Poe’s poem, “The Raven”, he uses words such as lonely, stillness, ominous and fiery to add to the building up apprehension within the poem. In addition, he also uses repetition to create fluent yet unruffled, tragic feel for the reader.
There will come a time in every person’s life where he has to make a decision that could alter his life forever. In fact, this exact situation may occur multiple times in his existence. In trying to make the right choices, a person might weigh both options and take into account all the possible effects and arguments for each. For example, when he was growing up, Robert Frost would take strolls with his friend, Edward Thomas, who would constantly face the struggle of choosing the right path and would always worry about whether he made the right decision. In his poem, “The Road Not Taken,” Frost portrays this relatable clash of choices.