In this poem, "The Writer" by Richard Wilbur, his extended metaphors compare his house, his daughter, and writing to a ship's journey. In the first three verses there is a extended metaphor between a ship and their house. Taking everything within these verses into consideration, the reader creates the image of a ship, going through a passage. The first extended metaphor proving this begins in the first stanza with “where light breaks, and the windows are tossed with linden.” This metaphor makes an image of an early morning, and he continues with words/metaphors that connect to being a boat, such as “prow” and “gunwale”. "A commotion of type-writer keys” can be heard in his daughters room.
Bradstreet’s use of metaphor allows her to relate the complex relationships of being a parent to being an author. When the narrator calls her creation her “ ill-formed offspring of [her] feeble brain” she draws parallels between how parents can feel about their children when frustrated (line 1). The narrator refers to her work as a “ rambling brat” to show how difficult it is to accept something she has created (7). The narrator seems to feel this difficulty not only as an author but also as a mother. As a frustrated parent feels the narrator once again uses the metaphor of a child to describe how an author feels when their work does not turn out how they wanted.
Foulcher is a poet, but also a teacher. His poem ‘Martin and the Hand Grenade’ was based upon a history lesson he taught. ‘The class pauses for history’ uses ‘history’ as a pun to show the setting was a history lesson and the class was waiting for their next instruction, and also because the class is pausing to experience war before they are born. Foulcher was inspired to write this poem not only by the lesson itself, but also by the naïve response that children have to war which contrasts with the response of adults. An adult’s understanding of the seriousness of war can be seen through the imagery used where Martin ‘edges out the firing pin’ of the grenade, ‘fingers the serrations’ with ‘his father’s bleak skill’.
Women took on many active roles in World War II by working paid jobs that had been held by men such as bank teller, shoe salesperson or aircraft mechanic. Woman started working in factories, hence the phenomenon “Rosie the Riveter”. More traditional jobs for women were roles such as nursing, secretarial or caring jobs. As seen in the ad Not only men were going off to war, in 1942 The Women's Army Corps (WAC) and Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Services (WAVES) were established. After these organizations were accepted congress authorized women to serve in the U.S. Navy, as read from the Encyclopedia of American history: The Great Depression and World War
Fuller would teach his daughter for her to be a self sufficient woman whose intellect were challenged constantly and thus could compete academically in a patriarchal world. Margaret learned how to read at the age of three and a half, and by the age of five she was translating small passages from Virgil. Her love for reading made her earned the reputation of the best-read person in New England by the age of thirty. Her devotion for the cause of women’s equality began after her father’s death when in the lack of a will, two of her uncles decided to handle the finances leaving her and her family penniless. She wrote at the time how she regretted to be “of the softer sex, and never more than now.” Her book Woman in the Nineteenth Century, initially published as an article in the magazine The Dial, has been considered the first major feminine manifesto.
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A Dollhouse and “The Yellow Wallpaper” A Doll House play and “The Yellow Wallpaper” story have some similarities. Both the story and the play discuss how the wife is struggling with the way she lives with her husband and how at the end she ends her struggling. Also, both the story and the play describe the way the husband talks with his wife; both of the husbands do not use the wife’s name. Instead of the husband calling his wife’s name, he calls her “a blessed little goose” (“The Yellow Wallpaper” par. 53) and Torvald calls her “little lark” (A Dollhouse, act1, speech 4) and “my squirrel” (A Dollhouse, act1, speech 8).
English 120 19 February 2014 “Ironing Out Our Problems” Tillie Olsen’s short story, “I Stand Here Ironing,” tells, in first person point-of-view, the story of a hard working mother’s mindset about the disconnected, struggling relationship between her and her daughter. The story starts out with the narrator, a young mother, ironing while talking on the phone with someone, perhaps a counselor, about the relationship she has with her daughter Emily. With the very first sentence, “I stand here ironing, and what you asked me moves tormented back and forth with the iron (Olsen 535),” Olsen sets the tone. The tone is more of depression and despair, as if the mother has just been asked a serious question that she does not readily know how to approach and answer. Throughout the duration of the story, the mother talks on the telephone and reminisces.
We see this when she writes in her novel, the book thief, "I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right." This shows the reader that Liesel has realized the manipulative power of words and because of that hopes that through reading and writing compassionately she has ‘made them right’. We are shown the ability of words to comfort when Liesel reads to everyone while they wait for the air raids to finish. Death Narrates, “For at least 20 minutes she handed out the story. The youngest kids were soothed by her voice and everyone else saw visions of the whistler running from the crime scene.”- page 389 This shows that words can transport people into another world, giving them some temporary relief from their struggles and fears.
Katelyn Marks Mrs. Huerter English 1302 08, February 2013 Pigeon Women The poem the “Pigeon Women” is a Narrative Poem. The poet is telling a story on what he see’s everyday in front of the library. One of the major details in this poem is the imagery the poet creates. All the images he goes into detail with really helped me put the poem together. For instance, the way he described her walking in a very conscious way, told me that she was an elderly lady who may be very brittle or ill. Also, he makes it seem like she is lonely as well, by the way he describes her relationship with the pigeons and the way she depends on them.