Hiding behind a persona to get away from reality can lead someone to a breaking point because a person 's troubles catch up to them. In the short story “The Man Who Jumped into the Water” by Laurie Colwin, Charlie Hartz, who is a rich man builds a swimming pool that’s shorter than the size of an Olympic pool. The neighbors are always over and swimming with him or just sitting by the pool. He is always involved in the neighbor’s lives including the narrator’s sister, Willis, Jeremy, and the narrator herself. Throughout, the story Charlie tries to help the kid 's situations as they come up.
We Real Cool The poem “We Real Cool” is written by Gwendolyn Brooks the poem is about seven young men at a pool hall trying to convince themselves and others that they are truly cool. They are trying to do all of the things that people that they deem as “cool” do. The poem is comprised of five, two-line, stanzas and is written from the perspective of seven young men. The rhythm of the entire poem resembles the basic rhythm of a jazz tune. This emphasizes the fact that these seven young men are trying to be jazzy, which, at the time, was extraordinarily rebellious during this time period, which happened to be the 1960’s.
In the poem “The Ex-Basketball player” by John Updike, personification, metaphors, and imagery tone all contribute to the theme of the poem. In the poem, the main character is Flick. Flick, had great talent while he was on the basketball team then later on in life, he ends up working at a gas station. The poet tells the reader about how Flick played basketball. The thing is, Flick doesn't play basketball anymore.
Roald Dahl’s use of figurative language in the short story “Poison” effectively creates a vivid description of the events that transpire. There are many different types of figurative language used in “Poison,” but the most obvious ones are similes. “The question came so sharply it was like a small explosion in my ear” (Dahl 84). This quotation is a simile comparing someone’s voice to an explosion. At this time in the story, the narrator, Timber Woods, is calling Ganderbai to take care of the krait on his roommate Harry Pope’s stomach.
Do you like action-paced stories? Well, if you do, you will love these two stories. "The Most Dangerous Game", released in 1924, was a very action-paced story. It's about a sailor who crashed his boat and is stuck on Ship-Trap island, about to get hunted. Along with this theme, is another story, High Noon.
The tension is always present in the film, despite its rough violation of the machismo. When the boys are in private country club which Tenoch’s father owns, portrays an intimate shower moment. Here, they demonstrate an interest in each other’s genital area. While mocking about the sizes and appearances of each other’s penises, they also call each other names such as ‘faggot’. This theme is briefly diffused by the introduction of the female character.
Emerson’s inspiration, as expressed in the poem “Artifact,” was seeing objects from her first marriage, to Jesse Andrews, a carpenter, and from her second, to Harry Kent Ippolito, a technical designer and musician. “When someone is missing, their possessions take on meaning,” she told PBS.” (Martin) IV. “Eight Ball” Literally, this poem captures two people playing an uneasy game of pool. Symbolically, the game of pool shows the struggles within the Emerson’s relationship. The relationship is illustrated as a lost cause and dragged on, when the narrator is exhausted, yet still continues to stay in the relationship.
Repetition is when the author of a poem uses a line multiple times in a poem. This is accomplished in “The Song of Mud” Borden repeats the line “This is the song of mud.” The author uses this line to help the readers understand more about the mud and its characteristics. The last literary device the author used was personification. Personification is when you give human like characteristics to an inanimate object. The author does this in (line 23) when she talks about how the mud spoils the working motors and crawls into the secret parts.
John Cheever’s use of the journey motif conveys meaning in “The Swimmer.” Neddy Merrill thinks of himself as an “explorer” who is traveling through unknown territory. He drinks very often and tries to forget the reality of his loneliness. At first, Neddy’s only focus is swimming “the Lucinda River,” but he faces temptation at the Bunkers’ party where everyone is drinking. Neddy gets out of the pool, interacts with the party, and has a “gin and tonic.” Everyone at the party is happy, but in the distance Neddy can hear thunder, which symbolizes the trials he will face on his journey. He faces many trials on his journey with the first one being the dried out pool of the Welchers.
Weigl is describing napalm as the jelly, and that got the stick on the girl’s dress. Weigl uses these literally devices to show his memories of the horrifying war. “Song of Napalm” by Weigl is one of the best poems, he wrote this poem to his wife. The audience are the people has experience of horrifying war or the people. This poem is about the Vietnam War and
The poem We Real Cool by Gwendolyn Brooks focuses on what activities the troubled group of seven teenagers partake in to make apeal cool. The symbolism, imagery and tone shown in, “We Real Cool” illustrates how losing one’s identity to become part of a uncaring group in adolescence and social norms will lead one to an early visit to the grave. Gwendolyn uses symbolism throughout her poem to get the readers to perceive the poem in an abstract way. In the subtitle, the word golden symbolises summer, youth and daytime. This becomes an ironic name for the pool hall, because the wandering, carefree lives of the pool players seem to be anything but golden.
In Gwendolyn Brooks’ “We Real Cool”, Brooks conveys an arrogant, mocking tone embodied by the speaker(s), a group of teenagers in the 1950’s. Although it is not often though of a popular place for teenagers, a pool hall was often the popular place for young people in the 1950’s. The teenagers in “We Real Cool” “[leave] school” (line 2) to play pool and cause trouble around town. They show contempt for authority and test their boundaries, often “sing[ing] sin” (line 5), or bragging about their antics. Thinking themselves invincible, the teenagers “strike straight” (line 4) fighting and playing pool without considering the possible consequences.
In Sue Monk Kidd’s novel The Secret Life of Bees, the author alludes to the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem to illustrate the significance of a similar wall on August Boatwright’s property. August explains to Lily,“‘Wailing wall,’ she said again. ‘Like they have in Jerusalem. The Jewish people go there to mourn. It’s a way for them to deal with their suffering’”(97).
The five characteristics of an “Archetypal” tragic hero that I chose to describe Okonkwo would be the following: a noble stature, a tragic flaw, a free choice, his punishment exceeds the crime, and the hero has increased awareness. Okonkwo as a noble stature begins with the introduced in the beginning of the novel as being someone who “As a young man of eighteen he had brought honor to his village by throwing Amalinze the Cat” during a fierce wrestling match (1). Amalinze the Cat was previously undefeated and “their town engaged a spirit of the wild for seven days and seven nights” to celebrate Okonkwo’s wrestling victory (1). At the conclusion of Things Fall Apart, Okonkwo has increased awareness when he realizes that his way of using brute
Basketball Shot Turns Deadly In Memphis The gym is supposed to be a place where you can go to work out, let off frustration or stress in a positive manner, and perhaps relax in a sauna or hot tub. That 's what it is supposed to be...not always what it is. After an argument during a basketball game at an LA Fitness Center in Memphis, Tennessee, one young man is dead. Vicdarrius Pollard just graduated from Kirby High School. He was excited about his gym membership at this particular LA Fitness Center because it had an indoor basketball court and because it was the first thing he purchased as an adult according to his aunt, Pamela Poole.