The Fly and The Fox In the poems, “The Fly” by William Blake and “The Fox” by Kenneth Patchen, both authors deal with the incredibly complicated theme of death despite having different atmospheres created by the authors. In “The Fly”, William Blake explores the idea of life and death through symbolism. With the lines “Am I not a fly like thee?” He questions and compares the importance between the life of a fly and the life of a human being. What makes humankind so superior? William Blake was a religious man, so there are religious aspects to “The Fly” as well.
“A good poem may lead to sadness, joyful or simply wandering, but it always leads us to think more deeply about life” Discuss this statement with reference to at least two Sassoon’s poems. A good poem may lead to sadness, joyful or simply wandering, but it always leads us to think more deeply about life. A War poem is a poem that is written on the subject of war. It is applied especially to those in military service. The nature of war poem is to show how horrible and disgusting war is.
After reading war poems we are able to get a true idea of how horrific war was and learn of its negative consequences. The main idea in war poems becomes apparent when reading Wilfred Owen’s poem, Dolce et Decorum Est. In the last stanza, the lines: “My friend, you would not tell with such high zest to children ardent for some desperate glory, the old lie: Dolce et Decorum Est, Pro Patria Mori” demonstrates the main idea. ‘Dolce et Decorum est’ is a Latin saying, which means ‘it is sweet and right’. The poet is saying that people should not talk about war as enthusiastically as it gives the impression that war is glorious.
The trapped bird is exemplified as a representative of an African American, while the free bird is a white man or woman. The whole poem is portraying the relationship between an African American person and a Caucasian person. The imprisoned bird also represents the victims of prejudice, and its strong desire for freedom is their prayer and appeal for impartiality and egalitarianism. Elucidating the feelings of racial discrimination, separation, and domination; this poem describes how she was the bird that was trapped and tied up and not capable to reach liberty. The caged bird can be interpreted as the black race being held back from freedom by their skin colour.
Auden vs. Williams on Icarus Both W.H Auden and William Carlos Williams were inspired to write about an amazing masterpiece of the 16th century by Peter Brueghel, "The Fall of Icarus". Both "Musee des Beaux Arts" and "Landscape with the Fall of Icarus" are poetic representations of and expectations on the famous painting. They are both shedding light on ancient myth explaining their similar points of view. Stylistically both poems are written differently, yet both try to convey the same meaning. In the painting, the focus is on the farmer plowing his field, while in the corner one can see the legs of Icarus drowning in the sea.
The short story “The Birds” by Daphne du Maurier and the film The Birds directed by Alfred Hitchcock created an event in which birds attacked people for unknown reasons. Although the characters and setting are vastly different, both creators conveyed a similar mood of fear and suspense. Both the author and director used effective methods of creating suspense, even though the techniques themselves varied. In the short story, Daphne du Maurier uses weather imagery to create suspense. For example, at one point in the text Nat says, “This is a black winter, not a white one.” This creates a dark mood, because black, which represents death, is being contrasted to white, which symbolizes purity.
Recep Okan Benli ING 102-10267 November 13, 2012 EFFECTS OF WIND TURBINES Wind turbines spread all around to world bring with their problems. Wind turbine is defined a device that converts kinetic energy comes from wind to mechanical energy. Because of without enough researches and unplanned built, nature, humans and animals – especially birds- are impacted by wind turbines. As stated in “The Problem with Wind Turbines” wrong chosed location and design of turbines fundamental reasons of birds dying(n.d.). Wind turbines have severe effects on environment: they change local weather, causes birds dying and they harmfull for human health.
What is the tone/mood of this poem? What words help convey this mood? Ans: The tone of this poem is sarcasm. The words that help convey these feelings are the last lines compared with the rest of the poem’s words. While the rest of the poem talks about the horrible death a soldier is dying, the last two lines simply state that is righteous and
And this helps to make the reader to consider about the roll of honor for the people. And with the literature devices use from the poem we can understand how the poet has shown her sorrow towards the victims in the wars. In Dulce et Decorum Est, Wilfred Owen has described a gas attack during World War One with his strong emotions. He is strongly denying the concept of serving your country is glorious. The language used in the section about the gas attack represents both the pain of the victims from the gas attack and the effect on those who have seen the scene.
Ariel Dorfman’s play “death and the maiden” and William Blake’s poetry both had political interest because they chose to write about events in the past that scared them and they both write about oppression and sadness, which shows the audience that they wanted change in the future generations. William Blake writes in his poems about the late 18th century, which is the aftermath of the French revolution and the midst of the industrial revolution. He portrays his thoughts about the past in the poem “the chimney sweeper” from his collection of “songs of innocence” (1789). This poem is about harsh social commentary on child labour and he is being critical towards society, especially towards the church. Blake also portrays his thoughts through the poem “A little boy lost” from his collection of “songs from experience” (1793).