Naomi Shihab Nye Essays

  • Naomi Shihab Nye

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    Naomi Shihab Nye was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1952. (Naomi Shihab Nye, Poetry Foundation n.p.). Her father was a Palestinian refugee and her mother an American of German and Swiss descent. Nye spent her adolescence in both Jerusalem and San Antonio, Texas (Naomi Shihab Nye, Poetry Foundation n.p.). Her experience of both cultural difference and different cultures has influenced much of her work (Naomi Shihab Nye, Poetry Foundation n.p.). Known for poetry that lends a fresh perspective to ordinary

  • Gate 4-A By Naomi Shihab Nye Analysis

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    In the personal narrative poem “Gate 4-A,” written by Naomi Shihab Nye, the narrator goes to the aid of an elderly Palestinian woman in the Albuquerque Airport, who is in worriment and distress. The Palestinian woman doesn’t understand English and becomes hysterical when she thinks that her flight for an important medical treatment was cancelled altogether. The theme of “Gate 4-A” is that compassion and kindness are contagious; they spread while making the world a happier place, little

  • Naomi Shihab Nye Analysis

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    And there are many Arab American poets, who expresses their personal thoughts through poetry. Naomi Shihab Nye is one of these poets who uses poetry to express her cultural and personal perspective. Naomi Shihab Nye is a poet from a Palestinian father and an American mother, her bi-cultural background shows in her poetry. The turning point in Nye 's life as a writer is when she visits her grandmother in Palestine at the age of fourteen

  • Naomi Shihab Nye Poem

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    affect their thoughts, beliefs, and works. Especially if the person has two different cultural backgrounds as the Arab-American poet Naomi Shihab Nye. Naomi Shihab Nye is a poet from a Palestinian father and an American mother, her bicultural background shows in her poetry. The turning point in Nye 's life as a writer is when she visits her grandmother in Palestine at the age of fourteen, after that she starts to write about

  • The Boy And Egg Poem Analysis

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    Naomi Shihab Nye focuses on the concept of solitary and independence in “The Boy and Egg”. Throughout the poem Nye uses alliterations, imagery and personification to create a literal situation. However, in “Famous” the author uses the poem to make the reader develop a new perspective on the definition of the word ‘famous’. The poem uses similes, irony, imagery and tone to show how the author views the world. The poem “The Boy and Egg” tells you a story about a child who lives near a farm.

  • Naomi Shihab Nye And Lucinda Matlock

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    “Making a fist" by Naomi Shihab Nye and "Lucinda Matlock" by Edgar Lee Masters are both about overcoming major obstacles in life to then go on and enjoy life. The two poems are similar in tone, theme, and irony. Both poems have a tone that could be described as reminiscent or nostalgic. In "Lucinda Matlock" the speaker is looking back on her life how she was happy and how she was "married and lived together [with her husband] for seventy years, enjoying working and raising twelve children

  • Analysis Of Gate A-4 By Naomi Shihab Nye

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    Through time and difficulties you face, it can create or enforce your relationships. In the story “Gate A-4”, Naomi Shihab Nye was wandering through the airport terminal after she got informed that her flight had been delayed, until she hears an announcement saying, "anyone in the vicinity of gate A-4 that understands Arabic, please go to the gate." The theme starts to develop as Naomi decides to help the Palestinian lady in her own time, throughout the time they spend together, they start to create

  • Poem Analysis Of 'Kindness' By Naomi Shihab Nye

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    The poem "Kindness" by Naomi Shihab Nye speaks about how you experience kindness and what it really is. The main point in this poem is that in order to experience people's kindness you need to experience hurt, sorrow, and loneliness. The author says that when you loose everything and have no one or thing that when kindness comes along it lifts you up "and then goes with you everywhere/ like a shadow or a friend" (33-34). When portraying this message the author uses a sad but hopeful tone to send

  • Erin Hanson Poem Analysis

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    Erin Hanson: Reassurance in Flaws The name Erin Hanson is one many have not heard. The young poets ideas spread confidence, self love, and acceptance. Her young age allows her to connect with her audience in ways many her fellow poets can not. For example in her poem non-officially titled “People are not poetry” Hanson covers the many struggles of being human. However; instead of focusing on the negative, she turns the spotlight on accepting what makes each one of us different. This interesting

  • 102 Gallons Of Water In His Body By Naomi Shihab Nye Analysis

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    Son Swears he has 102 Gallons of Water in His Body” by Naomi Shihab Nye, a son argues with his parents about what the reader can only assume to be homework in the form of a mathematical problem yet still deals with them despite the knowledge gap. In this poem, the conflict first appears whenever the child and his parents start arguing over a school problem in which he “did the problem [in school] and [his] teacher said [he] was right” (Nye 3-4). Although he insists he is correct, his parents continue

  • One Flea Spare Analysis

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    The University Playhouse’s recent production of Naomi Wallace’s One Flea Spare utilized both Restoration and Modern staging conventions. The performance embraced Restoration conventions through character types, epithets, and expressions of space, place, values, social structure, and beauty by the character of Mr. Snelgrave. The performance also embraced the Modern conventions of Naturalism and Realism through satire and representational aspects such as time appropriate costumes, realistic props,

  • Popol Vuh Analysis

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    The Popol Vuh is a cultural narrative of the Quiché people that blends folklore, mythology, and historical accounts. The contents of the Popol Vuhhave been relayed through oral tradition for many years, and its written form has suffered many losses following Spanish colonization of Latin America. Spanish colonizers destroyed nearly all Quiché texts and codices, including the Popol Vuh. Thus, the earliest known version of the Popol Vuh that exists is a Spanish translation by Reverend Father Franzisco

  • Similarities Between Macbeth And Beowulf

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    The two stories of Macbeth and Beowulf have different plot, but hold similar elements. The legend of Beowulf, set in 500 A.D., begins with an evil monster terrorizing the mead hall of Heorot. The monster, Grendel, attacks Heorot with desire for wickedness. For copious amount of years, Grendel slaughters the men by night, each night. Until a hero named Beowulf hears the Geats cries and comes to their rescue. Beowulf arrives and devises a plan to kill the beast at night when he comes to attack the

  • The Late Decalogue Analysis

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    Inverted values for Victorian society in the Clough’s Latest Decalogue “The Latest Decalogue” (1862) by Arthur John Clough is an indirect criticism of the Victorian society, a satire, in which the values promoted are inverted, in order to emphasize the religious and social unrest. The context is also relevant in understanding the poem; this means that the Victorian Age was influenced by the revolutions, which came up with new ideas, new values such as freedom, social mobility, industrial and social

  • Argumentative Essay: Barbie Is Not A Doll

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    Barbie is not a Doll For quite a long time, an innocent Barbie doll is attacked by a plenty of controversies. Why a child’s toy must sustain these criticisms about feminism, racialism, and nationalism? Apparently, Barbie has been regarded as a man rather than as a doll since she is three-dimensional pinup and has unrealistic and enviable women’s appearance as well as she possesses gorgeous clothes and all kinds of wealthy identity, which make Barbie become a wicked existence. Seemly it could bring

  • Theme Of Greed In The Great Gatsby

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    American novel deals in depth with the theme of Greed as an aspect of human conscience crisis which leads to dilemma, problems, and predicament for human being. Novels such as F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, Edith Wharton’s House of Mirth, Henry James’s Washington Square , Joseph Heller’s Catch-22, Michael Crichton’s The Great Train Robbery, and others expose clear image for the theme of Greed and its implications. F. Scott Fitzgerald portrays the human predicament of Americans in 1920s

  • Body Image Effects On Women

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    The concept of body image is one that many men but mostly women deal with in their everyday lives. Women and body image go hand in hand, it is believed that women are supposed to look a certain way constructed by societal “norms”. Body image might be more prevalent in our world today although that does not mean that it has not always been an important topic in past generations. While interviewing my mom, Liana Gigliotti, I was able to learn about how body image affected her during her younger years

  • Lake Superior Landscape Analysis

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    In his painting, Lake Superior Landscape, George Morrison uses a combination of the visual elements line, texture, and color with the principles of design of repetition and visual unity to create an intriguing, abstract take on the traditional landscape painting. Morrison depicts the horizon at the top of the painting in purple, with the lake directly underneath it in blue. The bottom half of the painting is a representation of the cliffs that border much of Lake Superior. Morrison uses a combination

  • Miss Piggy Kenya Brennan Analysis

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    There are many ideas as to what makes a feminist icon. Samantha Brennan discusses about a childhood female character that represents feminism and a body-confident role model. In her article "Miss Piggy's Feminism, Redefining Human Relationships through Martial Arts" Brennan creates an educational diction through viewing how Miss Piggy from The Muppet Show has the potential to be a feminist icon. Writing with a proud and didactic tone throughout her article, she shows how Miss Piggy's character is

  • Physical Appearances In Short Stories

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    Many characters’ appearances in stories define them before they even speak. Similar to when people judge one another based on their clothing, the audience of a story makes assumptions about the characters by what they wear. However, the characters’ clothing does much more than convey information about the wearer: it sets the scene, interacting and blending with the setting to create cohesion. Memoirs of a Geisha, “Miss Brill,” Suits, and Hannibal all portray central characters whose descriptions