This connects to create an inspiring tone by symbolizing a bird that is always stay with you making sure you’re going the right way. Finally, Dickinson uses diction to create a hopeful tone. For instance, in lines 11-12, she says, “Yet never, in extremity, / It asked a crumb- of me” (Dickinson). The word crumb means a small portion of something, and she chooses this word to bring a meaning that hope, even though it might be a little dash, will always live inside of you. This adds to creating an inspiring tone by meaning no matter how small your hope is, it’s always strong enough to comfort you in not giving up.
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.
Reaching For Dreams This essay describes the inspiring poem “I, Icarus” by Alden Nowlan, which requires very close reading. Throughout the poem, it seems there is one dominant idea; reaching for dreams. Many stanzas and lines within this poem work together to depict this theme. Not only do the lines in the poem depict the theme, but different poetic devices correlate to the theme as well (freedom and reaching for dreams). Distinct phrases like “willed myself to fly” illustrate the person’s goal of escaping his present condition and reaching for higher goals.
Her poetry very much reflects this, and she advises the audience subtly in her writing that it is not society’s fault that she cannot live in the regular social world, but she just needs something that society doesn’t give her. She also wishes acceptance or tolerance from the world, wanting to ‘belong’ to a small degree, even though she cannot. Dickinson’s poem “this is my letter to the world” is her main body of work, being one of the only two poems that were published in her lifetime, and is one of the strongest poems that shows her connection with nature and her lack of belonging to the human world. The form of a letter to convey her message functions as a strong metaphor to show her separation already from society. Dickinson states that her ‘letter’ to the world was a one sided attempt at communication ahead of her.
It's not something to regret. It's something to aspire to”. Sacrifices can be extremely hard to make but they can be for the best because we usually make them for the ones we love. People might see their own sacrifices as set backs but they are actually brave moves. Now, what I got from reading this part of the book
Why go on living? What may seem like an easy question with obvious answers is actually quite complex. Some would say that because we are born, we should just live, but I believe living has more of a meaning. Not only does religion play a factor, but the fact that it is unknown whether an “afterlife” exists, makes me value the chance to live a life regardless of its purpose. There are also the relationships we have with our families and friends that make living more enjoyable and meaningful.
The text I created here is a message to “my dear friend”. A great friend he/she is and it is why I left him/her a message within my poetic letter. The message here, which I hoped could be understood, is that life is great and so are its experiences. To waste it on something you have your whole life for is not dumb or idiotic but not worth the trouble as compared to when it is that last thing you have left to do amongst your wonderful experiences. To wait for something so great like starting a family is well worth the wait after you’ve been successful and done all that you’ve wanted to do and more.
Already in the first line, one of Dickinson’s major themes, which are death and immortality, has approached. Dickinson continues the poem with “I shall not live in vain”. Vain means doing something without being successful, but with the first two lines combined she is stating that if she can stop or prevent someone from suffering from heartbreak, she will not live in vain - her life make sense or at least it will have some sort of meaning. Dickinson continues “If I can ease one life the aching”. Easing means making something that is really painful will become less painful, and in this case the pain is the heartbreak.
The bird is willing to endure these feelings because it knows that one day freedom will wait for him. The bird sings tirelessly for freedom, its only desire, its only want, its only hope. It only wishes to do what the free bird is able to do. The caged bird sings to protest the injustice that has been forced upon it. Even though Angelou’s life was filed with hardship and pain she didn’t let that determine who she was.
Does Tennyson favour a life of escape from the duties of life? Apparently, he produces argumentative verses in favour of a life of complete rest and inactivity, but in a deeper sense his attitude towards such a life is ironic. Man is roof and crown of things, so he should not follow animals in the course of life. He ought to justify