Dark humor is something to be expected if you’re planning on reading a Sherman Alexie poem. “A key characteristic of Alexie’s writing is irony, and his dark humor is often buoyed by an exquisite sense of timing” (Poetry Foundation). Through this we are able to assume that his dark humor is perfectly time to lighten up such depressing moods. In “Grief Calls Us to the Things of This World” I believe we are able to get a bit of insight of insight off all the emotions from the following quote, “Those angels burden and unbalance us. Those fucking angels ride us piggyback” (985).
Sasha at first believes a mistake has been made but he learns that his father’s seizure was no accident. The disappearance of his father makes Sasha question everything he’s known. The setting and characters Yelchin creates make Breaking Stalin’s Nose a memorable work of literature. Eugene Yelchin was born and raised in the Soviet Union before moving to the United States as an adult, and his father survived the Great Terror—a period of great censorship and arbitrary executions in the 1930s. Yelchin pays great attention to detail when describing the setting for the book as the 1930s Soviet Union almost
The poem is not good to read only because of its subject, however. The use of repetition and symbolism in “Blink Your Eyes” adds more depth to the poem, and highlights the societal issues that the author and others of his race have felt. Use of repetition in poetry directs the reader 's attention to that word or phrase, as Sundiata does in “Blink Your Eyes.” Along with how the stanzas are formed, the repetition used sets a pace to the poem. In the first stanza, Sundiata writes “thru a red light red light red light” (Sundiata 503). The use of repetition here is smart, because the “red light” that is spoken of has two meanings and is crucial to the overall theme of the poem.
Hitler believed, like many other anti-Semites at the time, that the Jewish people were responsible for Germany’s defeat in World War 1. He wanted to “purify” the German race by eliminating all Jews, homosexuals, Gypsies, and other groups. Hitler became chancellor of Germany in 1933 and “Fuhrer”, supreme leader, in 1934. He started arresting and sending Jews to concentration camps, where men, women, and even children were murdered. Hitler tried to conquer Europe, and when the Nazis invaded Poland, World War 2 began.
The speaker states, “I wish I had feathers, a fine sweeping gown, / And a delicate face, and could strut’ about Town!” While the victorian society creates the mindset of the people to believe that if you are ruined you are going to have a horrible life, but Hardy insists that those who are ruined do not suffer as much as those who are pure. Thomas Hardy may have put a twist on the poem, to make you believe the one who is “ruined” is Melia, where in reality it is those who still have their virginity. Throughout “The Ruined Maid,” Thomas Hardy displayed anapestic meter, rhythm, closed-form poetry, and imagery explaining the views of the victorian society among those who have become ruined. Satire was also demonstrated by irony with how the “ruined” maid was actually the happier
“Fear presides over these memories, a perpetual fear. Of course no childhood is without its terrors, yet I wonder if I would have been a less frightened boy if Lindbergh hadn't been president or if I hadn't been the offspring of Jews.” (Roth, 1) The Plot against America by Phillip Roth is a story of what it was like for the Roth family and Jews across the country, when an American aviator Charles Lindbergh was elected as the president of the United States. The following excerpt, reveals the psychological state of Philip Roth and how he perceives his childhood. The author begins his story describing the never ending fear of his haunting memories. He questions the uncontrollable factors of his life, such as the election of Lindbergh and being born Jewish.
(History in Hiroshima) The meeting between them is very marked by the recriminations and the great suspicions between the Americans and the Soviets. The large Russian armies that were occupying most of Eastern Europe. “Truman and many of his advisers hoped that the United States atomic monopoly might offer diplomatic leverage with the Soviets.”(WWII Part 4) In this way, the explosion of the atomic bomb in Japan can be seen as the first of many shots of the Cold War. (The Hiroshima Bombing) If all US officials really believed that they could use their great atomic monopoly to gain more diplomatic advantage, they had very little time to put their plan into action and do it successfully. In 1949, the Soviets had developed their own atomic bomb and began the nuclear arms
In his poem “We Wear the Mask” Dunbar writes about people wearing masks but the true meaning of the poem is how people will try to hide their identity to look like a better more perfect person. In his poem “Life” dunbar writes about how life is not always good and at t8imes life seems to be really bad. He also points out in his writing that we would not know what good is if we don’t experience bad. Those are some examples of how Dunbar writes most of his poetry on serious
The Scarlet Ibis, written by James Hurst, is a short story that is personally one of my favorites because of its themes of guilt, selfishness, and pride. It contains a multitude of different symbols and uses of foreshadowing throughout to make the story more interesting that makes you think of a deeper meanings behind the story. Some of the different examples of Hurst’s use of foreshadowing and using symbols in the story are doodle’s brother thinking of killing him with a pillow, the coffin, it was a redbird that died, and the Scarlet Ibis. They all have deep meanings, the coffin being a symbol of doodle being face to face with death; foreshadowing his death perhaps (for example), but the main idea of these two points would be the use of the Scarlet Ibis’ death in the story. This was a perfect example of foreshadowing in the story because the beautiful bird all of a sudden died, which is an obvious foreshadowing of Doodle
However, know reader should feel remorse for Victor leaves his creature. In conclusion, Mary Shelly uses her great words and flow of her sentences to show how Victor has changed throughout the book. Victor at first seems happy and has a love of nature. In contrast, when the monster completes his revenge Victor is isolated from society and this causes him to have loneliness. Mary Shelly compares Victor to a romantic hero.