She denies the seriousness of loss and the sadness it brings by highlighting the commoness of loss and depicting its nature not as a process but as an “art”, evading its disastrous nature. However the poet eventually comes to the realisation of the disastrous effect of losing a person and seems to waver in her opinion. In the first half of the poem Elizabeth Bishop portrays the nature of loss as a common occurrence on a everyday basis and argues that it is not as bad as people claim it to be. The poem’s title “One Art” subtly takes away the pejorative connotation associated with loss and emphasizes that people should accept loss as it is. The poet’s indifference to loss is revealed in the statement “so many things seem filled with the intent to be lost that their loss is no disaster”, highlighting that loss occurs commonly, like any other daily activity, and should not be allowed to let it upset ourselves.
Alisa Key August 16, 2010 AP English 11 The Scarlet Letter The progression of Hester throughout The Scarlet Letter was dramatic and varied greatly. In the beginning of the book she was feeling ashamed, isolated, and shunned by the townspeople. To her, the “A” stood for more than adultery, it stood for “ashamed.” She was being imprisoned by the judgment of others; the lock was a simple scarlet letter. She was living while being haunted by her past. Even seeing her own daughter, Pearl, would sometimes bring up the emotion of her sin all over again.
To Vivian, losing power is like losing herself. Her whole life she was trying to figure out John Donne’s sonnets and now she is trying to figure out herself. She doesn’t know what is going since the language, vocabulary and the setting has changed. On the hierarchy, she is shifted from the very top to the bottom. From being a scholar of body of work to a research material turns Vivian into an infantile stage, she literally becomes not only an infant, also a student when she says, “Once I did the teaching, now I am being taught.” Vivian likes to believe her only defense is the acquisition of vocabulary, while she has no defense left with her actual condition making her
“Not a day since then I haven’t whished him dead”-Havisham This is very effective as the aggressive tone shows “Havisham” has been rejected and her love is causing her pain. Similarly in “Valentine” “Carol Ann Duffy” uses a very forceful tone with words like “here” and “take it” which tells us her lover is not being very co-operative and like “Havisham” suggests a degree of pain within there love. The theme of love is taken to a deeper level by “Carol Ann Duffy” when she shows through literary techniques that the pain of love can be dangerous. The theme of love is contrasted by violent metaphors in both poems. “Ropes on the back of my hands I could strangle with”-Havisham This is another example of the pain of love and it is particularly effective as it shows the extreme physical tension within “Havisham” and describes the pain of love as a driving force of murder.
Which, since it could be no other way, which was exactly as it should be.” (254). Dolores had realized that whatever the other people did, they did it for themselves and whether they blamed her or not, it did not matter to her. As a result of this exceptional reasoning, Dolores was able to move on in life and leave the accident and the town of Sam Dent behind her. In conclusion, there will always be a time in life where it will be easier to simply believe in whatever is convenient than face the truth. However, the people who do face the truth and logically reason things out are most likely better off than the people that do not.
For the Young Who Want To, written by Marge Piercy, is a poem that perhaps exposes the potential doom and/or despair that awaits all artists and more specifically for this essay, writers. The theme of the poem captures the frustration that most writers will most likely experience before and/or during their career. Perhaps it can be summed up into one word. Perhaps not. Whether it be from family, friends, critics, whatever or wherever, there will be unavoidable opposition expressed towards the writer.
Both girls did very bad things to one another, but it is best to see the evidence from the opposing side first so a decision can be made on who is more of a victim. Elaine was a huge target for Lysandra’s anger to be disposed upon. Elaine won the poetry contest fairly by a meritocratic poem about a “shipwreck.” (128) In return, Lysandra ignored Elaine ever since she lost. Elaine tried to be to a good sport about winning, but even Lysandra’s family does not respect her anymore. Her father said “You!” and shut the door right in her face.
Sexton saw writing as a way to escape. She was a confessional poet. “‘Confessional’ is sometimes used to describe the representation of extreme, personal, possibly painful experiences, for therapeutic or cathartic effect” (Matterson 49). Sexton was often shunned because of the graphic material in her poems like adultery, suicide, and masturbation. “Sexton once wrote that poetry ‘should be a shock to the senses.
Liesel takes in what she said and imagines of Ilsa's face becoming physically battered by her cruel invective. Liesel later comes to regret her tirade, as she realizes the power of words to inflict harm on others. 6. "Mystery bores me. It chores me.
While her getting worse than before, it dramatically shows the procedure of being enlightened in case of rising of female powers. There are several evidences that may represent narrator’s mental instability and they seem to be originated from John’s oppressive way to treat her. The narrator is afraid that John doesn't seem to understand her state fully enough. "Personally, I believe that congenial work, with excitement and change, would do me good." (1279) She knows doing her favorite work―writing―and traveling around beautiful places may be helpful to recover her nervous hypochondria, but she just tries not to make John irritated by doing nothing.