In addition, she portrays similar tones such as desperation and mournfulness. In fact, in lines 30 to 24 her tone is at it’s most somber state as she expresses her guilt for being a bad mother to her “child” and believes she has not sent this child away prepared for the world’s cruel criticism. Furthermore, the diction is a device that coincides with the tone of the poem. Her choice of words all share a very strong connotation. As previously mentioned she uses the words ill formed and feeble to describe her unfinished writing’s fragility.
Her poem keeps going with a tone of anguish feelings, as if she’s trying to forget something or put something away because it brings her bad memories. She refers to these memories as “lines drawn with a bent stick” the lines represent the lies or actions that hurt her, hence the “bent stick” because they weren’t honest confessions or benevolent actions. They were crooked or bent. She explains she is trying to forget all the wrongful actions by saying “lines so thin that passing feet obliterate one end as the other is drawn” this simile gives a more cheerful insight on what she is trying to do, by saying the lines (lies) have a weak foundation that they can easily be erased ( forgotten). “to quell and staunch that indecisive voice…..with countless disguised surrenders of the will” these phrase depicts that she has tried and failed to forget what haunts her by explaining that her will
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.
When reading this poem it seems short and a bit confusing to the reader, but once the reader finds something to apply it to, doors open to many new meanings. The poem contains a theme of madness against sanity, and remains open to a variety of deeper meanings. I applied this poem to Amy Tans book, The Bonesetter’s Daughter, because both the poem and the book contain a theme of rebellion, as well as madness. The Bonesetter’s Daughter focuses on the relationship experienced between a mother and her daughter. The book goes through three different time phrases from modern day California to the lives of Precious Auntie and Luling, and then transitions to Ruth understanding more about her mother and the wonderful person she didn’t see her for when she was growing up.
Repeats Stella's name, could be as not to loose her trip on reality or loose her sanity, amongst her painful recollections from belle reve. Rhetorical questions come up, all in one big clump, she starts off by just exclaiming, with almost all words/sentences ending in a exclamation mark, however towards the end of the monologue, it's more questions 'which of them left us a fortune.' ' which of them left a cent of insurance even.' Could be showing towards the end that her sadness turns more into anger directed at Stella, this shows her as slightly indecisive, muddled, and also starts to see a more sinister side to her, as she brutally interrogates and judges her younger sister. 'You didnt dream but I saw' the mention of dreams relating to belle reve, (which ironically translates to
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.
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.
'I followed my husband. I didn't get involved." She is aware that she is using it as an excuse for not supporting her sisters, something for which she still feels guilty. As her three sisters come down the path, Dede uses a simile that hearkens back to the conceit of life as a thread, an image that has been running through the novel: "It was as if the three fates were approaching, their scissors poised to snip the knot that was keeping Dede's life from falling apart." This sense of dread
This poem, “Villanelle” by Marilyn Hacker, could be interpreted in a couple ways such as the distance between couples in a relationship or the distance between societies as a whole. I believe the speaker could be speaking of the general population or perhaps a relationship that has become stale, routine, and no longer appreciates why they are together in the first place. The speaker makes the poem relatable in these ways, whether the reader might feel lost in a relationship or alone in society. In this poem, the author seems to yearn to define the distance a person or a people have between them. “Every day our bodies separate, explode torn and dazed, not understanding what we celebrate.” (1-3) I believe this means how people go on with their day to day, not realizing how they are connected to each other and don’t understand how our unity should give us reason to celebrate.
She would think negatively of herself after writing many dreadful sentences and x-ing them out. When she started to feel worried and panicked overthinking her “mistakes” she would walk away for a while to take a deep breath and relax. Eventually she went back to her desk to continue writing again. Lamott mentions, “I would pick up my one inch picture frame; stare into it as if for the answer, and every time the answer would come: all I had to do was to write a really shitty first draft of, say, the opening paragraph. And no one was going to see