| Theme: In An Athlete Dying Young, an early death is being viewed in a positive way. The effect of the poem stems from the speaker, who appears to be "death". Death's point of view indicates an ironic tone, suggesting death is not the fall of a man, just the end of a beating heart. A. E. Houseman proposes the purpose of life is to achieve greatness. Through greatness one must die to be remembered as a legend.
Gatsby’s heroism in the war, determination in the pursuit of his dreams, and his tenacious devotion to the love of Daisy forms Nick’s final opinion which leads him to give him the compliment. From all the events portrayed through the eyes of Nick in this novel, and after the death of Jay Gatsby, Nick states “Tom and Daisy-they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness…” Nick characterizes them by asserting that they are careless people who end up retreating back to their money and to the safety of their relationship after having their “good time”. After reading and looking back through specific parts of the novel and, as well, coming up with my personal conclusions; I must agree with the judgment to which Nick had made most frankly clear. Nick insists, by using the term ‘smashed’, that Daisy and Tom destroyed countless lives
The love between Othello and Desdemona is shown here through his gushing declarations. Othello uses dramatic metaphors ‘If after every tempest come such calms/ May the winds blow till they have wakened death’(2.1.180-181), to emphasis the contrast between his life as a soldier and his life alongside Desdemona and to show how much he would be prepared to go through to be with her. The first three lines of this speech end in ‘content’, ‘joy’ and ‘calms’ (2.1.178-180), all words associated with his happiness in this moment, however, reflecting the contrast between the love in the early part of the play and the jealousy and betrayal the lovers are moving towards in this new setting, the following lines end in ‘death’, ‘low’, ‘die’, and ‘fear’ (2.1.181-185). These words used within the gushing speech Othello is giving to Desdemona, give us a hint at the
In McKay’s poem he illustrates a theme of the pure courage and will power needed to take part in battle, the grinding and grit needed when your back is up against a wall, that feeling that today could be your last. This is the feeling I had since day one of stepping on to that field at the college level. I believe that McKay wrote this poem with direct links to his college experience as well. In 1906 he attended a trade school that was burnt down to the ground after his first year of attendance. He could have just given up on his writing career but he kept plugging away and was noticed by Walter Jekyll, an English buff who became McKay’s mentor and pushed him in the right direction (Giles).
- It was so easy and the words so sweet. - You can't remember; you try to move your feet. The first line regards all the energy and the time spent trying to regain what you've lost, "falling behind" is like going back to when things were well, when you remembered the words to your favorite song. The next line is about escaping your sorrow and your pain. And the next two lines are about trying to regain what you've lost by doing something familiar associated with it (in this example, that would be moving your feet like you did while singing your favorite song) - Someone's deciding whether or not to steal.
This dark reality leaves the reader with a motivation to make the most of life as we encounter it. Herrick, with his avid fascination of ancient philosophies, developed an appreciation of life and wrote to motivate readers to live life to its fullest. No matter what we achieve in life, no matter how great we become, we are all destined to die. In the end, what we achieved matters little; the quality of life should not be measured in the successes but rather in the moments that we
Even on a subconscious level, a lot of people live as if they are 'victims' instead of 'drivers' of life. Avoid this trap by starting each day with thoughts of how great and beautiful your life is at the moment. This mental exercise will 'set the stage' of more beautiful things to
oliver:twice did he free his back and purposd so: entirely kindness,nobler evervthan revenge,and nature, stronger than this occasion,made him give combat to the lioness. oliver is genuinely pleased with the change in his character and q fall outes:twas i: entirely tis not i.i do not shame to tell u you what i was sinve my conversion so sweetly tastes,being the affair i am. Although the main theme of the play is love, it is besides a grade of usurpation which ends in forgiveness and reconciliation. This is brought out by the analogue stories of the 2 sets of brothers. Thus, duke fredrick usurps the dukedom of hos older brother Duke Ferdinand who os besides known as collectable of age(p) and forces him to escape to the forest of arden.
Morrie deteaches himself so that he can accept these predicaments in his life and so that he will be able to embrace his deathe easier since he’s well aware that it’s approaching. A quote Morrie constantly refers is to “Love each other or die”. He stresses this quote and major theme in the novel because he feels that an abundance of love and compassion is the highest sense of fulfillment that one can experience; especially because Morrie had such a significant lack of both love and compassion throughout his childhood. Love is so crucial to Morrie as he is nearing his final days of life because he feels that without the care of those who love him, he would perish. Morrie is not afraid of dying, however
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right; I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise. I love thee with the passion put to use In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith. I love thee with a love I seemed to lose With my lost saints,—I love thee with the breath, Smiles, tears, of all my life!—and, if God choose, I shall but love thee better after death. Sonnet 29 by Edna St. Vincent Millay Pity me not because the light of day At close of day no longer walks the sky; Pity me not for beauties passed away From field and thicket as the the year goes by; Pity me not the waning of the moon, Nor that the ebbing tide goes out to sea, Nor that a man's desire is hushed so soon, And you no longer look with love on me. This have I known always: Love is no more Than the wide blossom which the wind assails, Than the great tide that treads the shifting shore, Strewing fresh wreckage gathered in the gales: Pity me that the heart is slow to learn What the swift mind beholds at ever