As a result, both poems focus on the theme of taking advantage of one's youth, they are both written from a male's perspective in trying to get his lover to take advantage of her youth before she loses it. These two poems use strong imagery to emphasize the shortness of their youth and how their lives will be worse later. Moreover, they discuss the issue that their youth won't last forever and that they may not get the opportunity to enjoy it later, to make the point that the poet's lover should use their youth while they can. Lastly, each poem emphasizes on the preciousness of that youth and beauty of virginity, and that one cannot expect that it will be able to be enjoyed forever. Furthermore, each poet follows the same outline but uses different lengths, patterns of imagery, level of detail, tone, and rhyme scheme to make his point; Herrick uses a rather short poem to make his point short and simple versus the long and descriptive
Острошапкина О. Long walk to forever by Kurt Vonnegut. One can get the gist of this story in just a few words: a man and a woman who have been known each other (have known each other?) from the childhood reveal their feelings too late, only when the girl is going to get married to another guy. The theme is, of course, love, not the ordinary one, but the blind, if we can say so.
Opportunity isn’t a tangible item that you can pocket and save for later, it comes around once in a lifetime. When the speaker addresses the “virgins” in, “To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time,” by Robert Herrick, he uses visual imagery, an extended metaphor, and personification to express his optimistic outlook towards the idea of seizing opportunity, or “Carpe Diem.” In Andrew Marvell’s poem, “To his Coy Mistress,” the speaker describes the same subject, namely that life should be lived to its fullest but through a contrasting perspective of pessimism. that the listener isn’t living their life to the fullest. Through the use of auditory imagery and allusions, Marvell is able to portray his pessimistic attitude that one must seize every opportunity to live life to the fullest because it life can end any minute. Both poems address the idea of seizing opportunity and living life to its fullest, but from different perspectives – one positive and optimistic, one negative through pessimism.
Optimism To overcome, to not give up, and to believe that one day change will come are some of the themes of optimism that Hughes demonstrates in his poetry. In “Mother to Son”, Hughes writes a monologue of a mother talking to her son explaining that life hasn’t been easy but she didn’t let that stop her. In this particular piece, as well as others, Hughes demonstrates that if you have that desire to keep going, so will your journey. Sometimes you have to do things that you wouldn’t have done before to get what you’ve never had. In another piece by Hughes, “I, Too”, he demonstrates how even though the “darker brother” doesn’t get treated as an equal now, there will come a day when [we] will gain the respect and equality we deserve.
The most powerful image of the poem comes when she says; “it’s finally having a man reach out for you then caving in around his fingers” (17-20). This demonstrates wanting or needing any kind of love you can get and staying attached to it and despite abuse. In this quote the speaker not only alludes to finding someone but also domestic abuse. The narrators desire to fit in and be socially accepted comes at a price of losing her self image as well as her control. She is not comfortable in her skin and that leads to her dependence on others to fill that void.
I like the comedy, love story with a dramatic twist and I was able to have both of these in these stories. These stories although being short seemed to send a message about marriage and how at times it can be tough and it takes work, in the The Story of an Hour you understand this story was from a very long time ago and the man doesn’t always dominate in the same manner this story implies in this day and age. In the The Secret Life of Walter Mitty you see that he loves his wife and she seems to be the dominate character and so when he is left on his own he dreams of being someone of importance and you can understand that in his marriage he doesn’t feel he is that important so he dreams these silly dreams where he is somebody to look up
Introduction Capulet is protective to his daughter because he wants the best for her; he respects her as long as she respects him. He cares for her, he shows discipline to her. This quote suggests “my child is yet a stranger in the world, she hath not seen change of fourteen years; Let two more summers wither in their pride, ere we may think her ripe to be bride.’’ This quote proves he cares for Juliet he doesn’t want Juliet to marry early because he thinks that she is still young to marry Paris and he thinks that she isn’t out of childhood yet to be a bride. He is also sometimes interfering, commanding, controlling, very violent person with a short temper. This quote conveys “Hang thee,
It will soon effect or change you or your outlook on life in some way shape or form. But set aside the fact that I lost my mom didn’t mean that I was about to make everyone feel sorry for me. But inspired me to go on with my education, to be more determined and focused on getting my high school diploma and show her that I would be the person that I once told her I was going to be. That’s why people cannot tell when someone’s life will begin nor end because nowadays you just never know. Hamlet emphasizes “Devoutly to be wished.
The most ironic thing that the reader should notice while analyzing this poem is that even though they are in two different time settings, the same persuasions are used as an argument in Marvell’s time as well as the present. Although he uses love and time as reasons why she should have sex with him, his main focus is her body. Marvell utilizes three distinctly different attitudes in each of the three stanzas to convince the reader that it is okay to make this argument to a woman. The young lady in “To His Coy Mistress” is definitely not to be taken for a mere fool because the narrator, an old man, would not have gone to great lengths to convince her to give her body to him. Marvell’s use of the word “coy” to describe the young lady shows her as bashful, hidden, and ‘a hard-to-get’ woman, in effect showing that she is still a virgin.
Later, Dorian met Lord Henry Wotton, a friend of Basil's, and became enthralled by Lord Henry's world view. Espousing a new hedonism, Lord Henry suggested that what worth pursuing in life were only beauty and the fulfillment of the senses. With the realization that his beauty would fade one day, Dorian made a wish that he could remain youthful forever and that the portrait of him would age over time instead. Soon after the wish was made he committed his first sin and discovered that the portrait had already begun to change in response to his amorality rather than the passing of time. Gray realized that he had been licensed to do whatever he liked.