Outdoor hockey/curling leagues will be impossible to maintain. Canadian communities will need to build indoor rinks or learn how to play lacrosse or other sports inside. Total landmass will be significantly reduced since half of Canada is frozen ocean. Increased number of icebergs from melting glaciers will be an extra obstacle to fishing trawlers, ocean freighters, and water skiers (Global Warming Worries Heat Up In Canada). These effects are just some situations in which global warming has effected Canadians.
Katrina discusses the lack of control that we have in life and that death is simply another part of life that we must accept. Enter Without So Much As Knocking talks about how we take life for granted and we waste the time we have. All of the poems hold aspects of Futility, Life, Pain, Purpose, Anger and Disapproval these are the most likely things to make people rethink their position and how they behave towards others. The use of imagery both visual and aural is a powerful tool used masterfully by Dawe to get his messages across. Normally someone’s homecoming is cause for a celebration, but in Dawe’s poem, Homecoming Dawe uses this in an ironic sense.
Edgar Allen Poe demonstrates in his written works of “Lenore”, “Annabel Lee”, and “To Helen” an element that seemingly attempts to give the reader exceptional emotional sadness. Poe does this by telling the poem in a point of view where a man tells the story of the death or remembrance of a young love or woman. He also puts a sense of gloom in each of his poems. This allows for the reader to create a mental image if the setting, without him having to directly point it out. As well, the gloominess of his poetry could also be due to his longing effect of sadness that he attempts to express.
Explication of Titanic David Slavitt wrote a poem called Titanic that is about a ship that sunk into the sea. There is something compelling about Titanic; he ask who wouldn’t want to aboard a ship going to America? Most immigrants would want to aboard this ship because it was bringing them to better opportunities. The only problem is that these people did not know their lives were about to end. Slavitt expresses why people are willing to die for this opportunity.
Comparing ‘The Manhunt’ and ‘Quickdraw’ The themes of the poems ‘The Manhunt’ and Quickdraw’ are about love and heartbreak. Both ‘Quickdraw’ and ‘The Manhunt’ explore themes of relationships and mostly rejection. In both poems, emotive metaphorical language is used however there are some differences for example in ‘The Manhunt’ the form is more like a list as compared to ‘Quickdraw’ which is more like a story/narrative. Also ‘Quickdraw’ conveys damage and she wants to cause the man pain compared to ‘The Manhunt’ which conveys damage that is already done. However, ‘The Manhunt’ focuses more on explaining the damage caused to the veteran.
In fact it is in the title, which is also repeated multiple times throughout the poem. The phrase "Good Night" is the author’s term for death. Death is in fact not perceived as good to most people however it is an everlasting sleep, which explained why he uses the phrase good night as if people are falling asleep and never waking up. This poem, like "A Prayer from the Living, also describes the change in a persons view on death as they are dying from how you would expect them to view it. The poem centers on the author advising old men to fight the act of dying.
Atwood begins her poem with the speaker mysteriously introducing a secret. By writing the "Siren Song" in first person, the reader is shown how the Sirens feel about their song. They know how much people desire to hear their song and they taunt the reader by hinting that they will tell the secret if the reader gets "me out of this bird suit". The song is just a "cry for help" that the birds find "boring", which, if it was written from any other point of view, would not be known about as it is "the song nobody knows". In Homer's Odyssey, the Sirens are mythical creatures whose enchanting voices lure sailors to their deaths.
While the conflict of individual vs. self is resolved in this story, the same conflict in “The Raven” is not so easily dismissed. In “The Raven”, the main character is stricken with grief and is beside himself with the loss of Lenore. Contrary to this poem, the short story “The Things They Carried” tells the story of Lieutenant Cross dealing with the guilt of being responsible for the loss of his comrade. Both these literary works share the common conflict of individual vs. self and use a variety of literary techniques to display the internal struggle. “The Raven” focuses more on symbolism and tone to provide the reader with a glimpse into the mindset of a man stricken with the memories of a lost love.
While both poems are different, they share the use of symbolism. Each poem uses symbols in different portions of the poems. In Lassell’s poem, one example is the scar on the narrator’s eyebrow. This scar symbolizes how all the narrator has left of his brother is the memories they shared. The narrator remembers how he received the scar when he sees his dying brother stares space with his lover staring at him, “Wonder what they see there.
Plucking is when a glacier freezes onto a rock and pulls it away from the land as it moves. Abrasion is when the rocks (and other materials) that have been previously plucked by the glacier are carried by the glacier and is then rubbed against the sides and floor of the valley, like sandpaper. And finally, freeze-thaw weathering occurs in rocks that have many cracks and joints in them, and where temperatures are usually around freezing point. Water (from beneath the glacier), called melt water, gets into the small cracks in the day, and freezes and expands in the night. This puts pressure on the crack, and expands it wider.