The first part “Wilting” is about the hardships of relationships and also the breakups that come with it. This segment shows the author wanting more in a relationship and realizing they needed someone better to be able to love them, but it also brings out the side of the author realizing that they didn 't want anyone else, that they wanted them but new they could never have them back. The “ Wilting” segment also describes the sadness and the depressing part of when the one they loved left them for whatever reasons, it shows that they dwell on the person leaving to either showing it being there fault and that they should take full credit for there being something wrong with them rather put the blame on the both of them. And then they other part is another the other halfs fault but it never falls in between both of the people in the relationship.
"The Poet’s Occasional Alternative" by Grace Paley and ‘In My Craft or Sullen Art’ by Dylan Thomas are poems which portrays writing as an arduous and under-appreciated form of art. In "The Poet’s Occasional Alternative", the speaker’s disillusionment with the poor reception of his poetry is exacerbated by the contrasting attention his pie receives, while the speaker in ‘In My Craft or Sullen Art’ reveals his motivations for persevering in his writing despite the lack of attention it receives. Both poems illustrate how the act of writing receives little attention from the masses and is thus an unappreciated form of art. In "The Poet’s Occasional Alternative”, the speaker likens the process of writing poetry to that of making a pie with starkly different results. The pie is described to “already” have a “tumbling audience”, and these expressions show how the pie is able to garner a substantial and excited following with ease, even from “small trucks” which are inanimate objects, presumably toys.
The poem, Dirge Without Music, by Edna St. Vincent Millay, is expressing that a loss of a loved one can be difficult to overcome. In this poem, the author tends to repeat the same phrase. “I am not resigned” (Millay 1.1). According to the google dictionary being resigned means “Having accepted something unpleasant that one cannot do anything about.”
Dove’s poem is a free verse poem meaning that it does not have a set structure, meter, or rhyme scheme. Writing the poem in free verse enables Dove to focus the poem on the entrapment that the women in the poem fells as a result of her material role and how she yearns to escape the environment, if even just for a brief period of time. I choose to write my poem in free verse also because I wished to mimic the effect that it develops in the poem. I wanted to clearly emphasize the nervousness and uncomfortableness that I felt prior to touring the mosque due to ignorance to the truth and acceptance of popular Islamic stereotypes. I believe that using a set structure, rhyme scheme, and meter would have been a distraction from the central focus of the poem.
Outcasts are typically looked down upon or comforted by their surroundings. However, rarely does anyone know what is happening in their life, nor how they are feeling. "The Box Man," is a story written by Barbara Lazear Ascher, where the purpose of the story is to show that there is a clear-cut difference between loneliness and solitude. She shows the reader the difference between being lonely and being alone. Ascher explains the life of a lonely individual compared to the life of one who grasps life through his imagination and curiosity.
This poem reveals to readers how it is possible to be lonely, beyond being hidden within yourself and forming boundaries. This poem justifies that being in a place of solitude means that you have a sense of being abandoned, but being in the depths of solitude is where confused imaginations of individuals live. Tupac illustrates how being in this state of mind is often frustrating, but being too over demanding of others won’t better the situation. The first line “I exist in the depths of solitude/ pondering my true goal/trying 2 find peace of mind/and still preserve my soul,” is something many people can relate to. People often choose to be alone to try and figure out exactly what to do when they come across a difficult problem to solve.
But, “contemporary queer subjects” can better relate to Vivien because they are seeking other lonely individuals like themselves in the past (36). Vivien sought out someone like her by translating Sappho’s lyrics and interrupting it in a different way. However, the concept of remembering someone remained
The poem titled “On Being Told I Don’t Speak Like a Black Person” by Allison Joseph explains the reason why the poet does not speak like a black person. In this poem, Allison Joseph is speaking about the judgment she experienced growing up. Allison expresses frustration for receiving criticism on how she speaks throughout the poem; Joseph states, “ Was I suppose to sound lazy,/ dropping syllables here and there/… Were certain words off limits,/ too erudite for someone whose skin/ came with a natural tan?” (ln, 34-42). Allison is angry that people are surprised by the way she properly speaks, all because she has black skin.
Kenyon uses the rejection of the dawning of a new day as a final rebuttal of the idea that death is simply forgotten through mourning. However, “like the neighbor who means will/but always says the wrong thing” (Kenyon 15-16) indicates their mourning was not over, and they were in no mood to enjoy the bright melodies of birds just yet. Kenyon is able to use “The Blue Bowl” as a medium for social commentary regarding what she sees as a primitive mourning process that does not help those who undertake it. After careful analyzing the poem, the reader is able to understand Kenyon’s critique of the mourning that humans use to relieve the grief caused by the death of a loved one and interpret the shortcomings that the poet
• Search for community organizations and get involved in community programs and activities. This will help you reintegrate in your community and occupy your otherwise idle time at home. Involvement in community activities is a venue for you to practice talking with people and learning about your community. • Do not hesitate to ask your friends and community organizations for help in seeking employment. They can provide you with vital information with regards housing or point you to friendly companies who are not afraid to provide second chances to