For as long as man has known fear, lusus naturae have terrorized our imaginations: some entirely legendary; others based on bigoted knowledge. Folklore of many ancient beasts, for instance dragons, have lasted generations. Indeed we know devils do not exist, but they serve purposes other than scaring; they educate. From monumental leviathans, such as Ishirō Honda’s Godzilla, who informs of fissionable threats, or Ray Bradbury’s plesiosaurus, who gives a window en route lonely minds, to insentient revulsions, exemplified via Robert Louis Stevenson’s Mr. Hyde, monsters give mosaic slants that allegorically educate.
her late father by means of a metaphor that carries throughout the entire poem. We see that an
Nikki Giovanni is a strong woman who expresses her emotions through the words she write. With every stanza or line that she wrote there was a significant meaning behind it. Giovanni used her words as a window to speak and inspire. This poem entitled “Choices” by Nikki Giovanni was written after her father’s death. Giovanni was very distraught by the sudden death of her father. This was an unexpected turn, as he passed away on June 8,1982, the day after his 39th birthday. This was the very same year that Giovanni decided to write this poem. She used this poem as a window to reach her readers, while letting out her deepest emotions through poetry to mourn the lost of her father.
Being isolated from people can be a scary thing. Imagine when life doesn't go one’s way, not having someone to talk to. Some people can be extremely affected by not having someone by their side. In the novel of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, George and Lennie are friends, and both depend on each other, but Lennie may depend on George more. the author suggests that over time, being isolated can negatively affect one’s feelings by making individuals have bitter thoughts because they long for a companionship that they never had.
The interactions we have with one another and the way in which we perceive the world have great impacts on and reflect our self-worth. When encountering people it can be difficult to allow them into our world and to have them understand us on a deeper and emotional level and in many instances relationships may be of more impeding than supporting. Author of the sophisticated and compelling picture book, ‘The Red Tree,’ Shaun Tan creates a powerful and engaging tale, articulating many valuable and meaningful messages. Through the language features and ideas represented it is established that although an individual may experience profound feelings of sadness and depression caused by loneliness, they hold the potential to transition of a new way
Captivity is defined as the state of being imprisoned or confined. A tragic experience is given a whole new perspective from Louise Erdrich 's poem, “Captivity”. Through descriptive imagery and a melancholic tone, we can see the poem and theme develop in her words. Erdrich takes a quote from Mary Rowlandson’s narrative about her imprisonment by the Native Americans and her response to this brings readers a different story based off of the epigraph. Louise Erdrich compiles various literary devices to convey her theme of sympathy, and her poem “Captivity” through specific and descriptive language brings a whole new meaning to Mary Rowlandson’s narrative.
The poem “Drifters” by Bruce Dawe explores how sacrifice is needed to belong in a family, the effects of moving communities, and how maturity is largely related to age. Through exploring these themes, Dawe shows the complex nature of identity and belonging in a family.
It is depicted as one of those men who deceive and abuse young girls in the society. By hiding in the forest and laying her traps on how to capture and eat her up, the wolf plays the part of men who waylay young girls and use them. It avoids the tree cutters who represent the authority in the society and proceeds to kill her grandmother who symbolizes the girl’s destination which could symbolize girls’ dreams and aspirations in real life. The wolf then lays in the grandmother’s bed symbolizing replacing the girl’s dreams and later swallowing her which symbolizes rape
Freedom: the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or
“You remember what you want to forget and you forget what you want to remember,” (McCarthy 12). With most aspects of life, the horrendous moments are the times that no one can erase. This applied to The Road by Cormac McCarthy. Towards the end of the novel when the son loses his father proves to be the most indelible moment with the assistance of the feelings experienced during that part. The son encounters a variety of emotions including loneliness, loss and hope. In enduring these complex emotions, this section was the most remarkable part.
The first section of this elegy, the speaker uses powerful words to show how miserable he feels in his current situation. He feels “pain” (3) mentally, physically, and emotionally. Being at sea can cause a person to reminisce on their life and decisions. The Seafarer is “cold” (15) the wind and hail storms are beginning to get the best of him. Also, he hears “death-noises” (21) such as the eagle screams. He begins to lose control of his life; at least that is the thought that begin to haunt him. The speaker says, “death-noises”, which is a kenning. Anglo-Saxons often used kennings when writing. Also, they believed that pain was not a terrible feeling.
Nothing But Death, The poem from Pablo Neruda translated and edited by Robert Bly. The poem presented about the looks of the Death and about how the death appears around the human. There are seven stanzas in this poem and the techniques appeared in the poem are Imagery, Simile, Metaphor, and Alliteration. The imagery is the techniques used all over the seven stanzas in this poem to describe the image of the Death the movement, and the sound which included Auditory, Visual, and Kinetic.
“‘ Too much self centered attitude you see, brings you see, isolation. As a result, loneliness, fear, anger. The extreme self-centered attitude is the source of all suffering.-- Dalai Lama. Throughout the short, yet intricate novella Of Mice And Men by John Steinbeck, we see this thematic element of loneliness emerge quite often. Loneliness is sorrow and the alienation from those whom you wish to be linked to. Loneliness strengthens our lives, simultaneously tearing it apart.
Conflict is a big theme and many poems and texts have been written on this topic, but two of the most well done and most expressive poems about this topics are “Out of the Blue” and “The Charge of the Light Brigade”. Even though the topic is the same the two authors, Simon Armitage and Alfred, Lord Tennyson, present the theme with different approaches, one about the innocent, one about the ones that chose to get involved In the conflict.
“Do Not Go Gentle Into that Good Night” is a poem written by Dylan Thomas at the time when his father was at the brink of death. The piece is actually a villanelle where it consist of six stanzas, each with three lines except for the sixth stanza which has four lines. The rhymes on the first until fifth stanzas are aba, aba, aba, aba, aba. While, abaa is the rhyme for the last quatrain stanza. Thomas died a few months after his father, it is believed that this poem was written by him especially for his father. It’s said that Thomas was an alcoholic and it was deemed that the cause of his death was because of the obsession and also it was accentuated with the grief he felt for his father approaching death. The form of the poem is elegy whereby Thomas used the poem by expressing his grief for his father’s impending death. It is vital to know the poet state of mind in order to relate or understand the poem. Therefore, descriptive language used by the poet should be focused to further know the poet’s is trying to impose.