The tone of the poem refers to the attitude of the poet as well as the poet’s emotional colouring of the poem. The tone of this poem is personal as she refers to “I” and “You” on a constant basis throughout the poem. She is also questioning the reader by the use of the words “you” which contributes to the personal tone of the poem. The overall tone of the poem is bitter, angry as well as self-confident. As you read the title of the poem and the repetition of the words “I rise” you realize that the poem’s tone is one of triumph and of winning.
Some comes in happy moments. Some comes in anger moments. Some comes in tragic moments. Almost every poem hides the richness value of author’s thoughts. One read poems to understand the world of which people dreams of.
“Myth” by Natasha Trethewey can be a powerful release and connector for poeple who has lost loved ones. Her writing styles of off rhyme and internal rhyme ve the poem a read that flows smoothly. Trethewey's use of caesura in the middle of the poem allows the reader to have a reaction period before continuing on the final parts of the poem. The tying point of “Myth” is the repetition of lines from the being to the end to give emphasis of the
Literary Techniques and Overall Meaning Poetry is a very important and respected type of literature, and one that covers a vast range of topics. Some of the most impressive and response-invoking poems are those that cover more sensitive topics, such as discrimination and racism. Discrimination is a topic not overwhelmingly seen in poetry, but often very interesting to read. Author Sekou Sundiata creates a prime example of this in “Blink Your Eyes.” 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 speaker makes use of repetition which is a very important aspect in “Poem about my rights” where certain phrases and words are repeated numerous times. The poet uses the repetitive phrase, “I am the wrong sex, the wrong age the wrong skin...” (Jordan 8-9) for the first time, which contributes to the success of the repetition in the poem as the word “wrong” appear in the poem a few times which indicates the importance of the word in the poem. The word “wrong” refers to the victims enumerated throughout the poem as the speaker, and all other oppressed persons and nations who are victims of rape because they are viewed by their torturers to be wrong. Although the name of the poem reflects on human rights and “right and wrong” are subjects of this poem, the word “right” never comes forth in this poem although the word “wrong” is often used and repeated. Jason mentions that Jordan never says that she is right and never says that she as a person has rights although she admits that she is not
This quote is the most important quote in the whole story because it proves Georgiana did like her birthmark at some point. If Georgiana never liked her birthmark it would be a different story, she would have had it removed for herself; but she had loved her birthmark and got it removed for Aylmer’s happiness, not her own. “Not even Aylmer now hated it as much as she” (Hawthorne, 297). All the things Aylmer said and did resulted in Georgiana hating her birthmark. She was told and shown, so often, how vile it was that she finally believed it; he made her believe it.
The wealthy people tend to be unwilling to live in poor neighborhoods. All of the rundown homes on Mango Street are occupied by poor people. This quote may also be interpreted in a way reflecting racism throughout the text. In many different vignettes people are treated poorly because of their race. Racism and this text effects Esperanza and everyone around her in a very negative way.
These two highly discriminatory reasons for alienating Miss Skeeter show that the society around her is highly discriminative. The extent of Miss Skeeter’s exclusion from the society around her shows the extent of the discrimination of her society. Even her closest friendships are broken as a result of their conflicting values. In the words of Judy Holliday, ‘Lovers have a right to betray you… friends
Her friends and neighbors were angry at her because she had overstepped, given too much, offended by excess” (Morrison 163). The fear within the black community is still present because they know that they could be caught and returned to the south at any moment. The love that Baby Suggs offers the community is too overwhelming because it allows them to feel too much at once. This feeling of repulsion is significant because it emphasizes the betrayal and downfall that Baby Suggs experiences. While love is the only thing that Suggs has left, no one in the community is willing to return it or even pray for her.
This shows how the grandmother looks down upon the black race which ultimately makes her arrogant of her own race. In doing so, the grandmother ends up getting killed because of her attitude towards those who she feels are inferior to her. Emily and the grandmother both show qualities of racism that both authors criticize them for encouraging, even though it is the norm at the time and place that these short stories take
“ I’m a coward and I’ve faced it, and I’ve learned to accept it.” Ginny said to herself (chapter 2). This quotation shows that Ginny is not strong and she get scared of everything which made her to gain, and handle it. Furthermore, Ginny felt lonely “ I’m feeling very sorry for myself. It seems like everybody in the world but me has somebody who cares about them.” Ginny was talking with herself (chapter 6). This quotation proves that Ginny is feeling so lonely and that she got no one to take care of her, and share her feelings with anyone.
Sometimes in life, well a lot of times in life, people in general are going to hate. You have racism, black on black crime, and just haters period. Other people like to bring others down just because they day isn’t going as plan, so they rain on everyone else’s day. Colored folks blame white folks for a lot of the problems going on today. When some of the time, the colored folks are the ones who don’t know how to act.
While reading the story, you can tell in the narrators’ tone that she feels rejected and excluded. She is not happy and I’m sure, just like her family, she wonders “why her?” She is rejected and never accepted for who she really is. She is different. She’s not like anyone else and she knows that. She had “yellow eyes, pink teeth, red fingernails, and dark hair on her arms and chest” (225).
A good example would be when Walter’s teacher offers to loan him a quarter, which he did not accept because Walter is not able to repay her. Overall, blacks were treated the worst because of their different skin color. In other words, if blacks didn’t listen to whites or do anything they were told they would get beaten, or possibly lynched by a mob of whites. Gender is another way Harper Lee shows discrimination in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird. Scout is a tomboy in the novel, her family does not not like that very much, especially Aunt Alexandra.