You can see in Mariana that there has been a lot of inactivity lately as you have moss growing and nails rusting. This is also a signifier of stagnation as moss grows and nails rust after a period of nothing happening, which is what the poem is all about, nothing happening and Mariana waiting for her lover to come back to her. This poem is full of inactivity as Mariana has become a slave to her own waiting game as she’s staying in a lonely prison, which is acting as her home, only waiting for her lover to return to her. You have a sense of stagnation and inactivity in The Lotos-eaters as this is about the Mariners going to this island and being lured in and then given these Lotos plants to eat, which they do, and it sends them in a state of amnesia, which makes them forget where they actually are. There is a sense of inactivity as they’re not doing anything, they’re just eating these plants and going through life in a daze.
I have a painted a self-portrait in which reflects the pain I suffer each day ever since the day of the bus accident I was in which changed my life. I want the viewer to see my life story in front of them giving them reality, because it is a story of the reality that I live. "Since my subjects have always been my sensations, my states of mind and the profound reactions that life has been producing in me, I
Character Analysis In Joyce Carol Oates “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” Connie is simply a young girl who is lost in a state of insecurity, rebellion, and narcissism. These were caused by a disapproving mother, an emotionally distant father and the burden of living in a sibling shadow. The only result is a young girl who leads a second life of promiscuity and Shallow attention seeking. The time she finally learns of consequences of going to strange places and not being aware of her surrounding’s, utterly sealed her fate . It’s not easy for Connie to live with her mother, who constantly harps on the way Connie looks and how she doesn’t live up to her sister reputation.
Turtle was alone, and had a hard time without a parental figure. She more than likely felt degraded, and uncared for. Lou Ann was left by her husband, Angel, to survive on her own with a newborn baby. She was not used to living alone, and was frightened and worried for her own survival. Her life was dependant on money from Angel, and she was deeply afraid of the day when the money would stop.
In Unsettling America the poetry contained in the book uses many various types of elements of poetry. There are many different elements of poetry, some of which are diction, imagery and metaphor. These poems use these elements to help elicit a type of feeling, visual picture, or understanding of what is trying to be described. The poems paint a picture of an historical event or talks about issues such as classism, racism and sexism, whether through personal experience or as a whole. One of these elements of poetry is very apparent while reading some of these poems and that is element is metaphor.
For evidence she said to Lennie,"I never get to talk to nobody. I get awful lonely". It shows she was very lonely. "I get lonely " she said repetition of word describes her loneliness. Another piece of evidence ,to suggest that Curly,s wife is lonely is that she had no name !
Reader Response Analysis of “Suicide Note” The poem “Suicide Note” describes the emotions and true feelings of a young girl student who thinks that suicide is the only way left for her to please her parents and others and escape the pressures of student life. The note has an apologetic quality to it, which is her way of acknowledging her imperfection and not fulfilling her parent’s expectation of a perfect 4.0 grade. Whatever effort she puts in, she can never satisfy her parents for their expectation are unreasonably high. Her parents’ words repeat in her mind – “not good enough not pretty enough not smart enough”(Mirikitani 750). At that moment she genuinely wishes she were born a son, which would have equipped her better in dealing with the challenges of her life.
The ambiguous tone that “Case History: Alison” is flooded with is shown through the confused emotion in the poem. Alison is happy about her past life and who she used to be; “a bright girl she was”, but she regrets what has happened and who she has become; “shall never get over what I do not remember.”, These two diverse feelings of reminiscence and regret suggest why there may be two main characters in the poem instead of one and why they contrast so much. It also helps show the confused and uncertain voice and the helplessness of character after the “injury”. However, the clever use of dialect in “Checking out Me History”, shows us that the central character in this poem is very proud of his culture and his roots which along with his dialect have fitted together to become a huge part of his identity and distinguishes him as an individual. It also implies that he is not willing to change in order to conform to society.
She is never referred to by her name; she is only known as “ Curley’s Wife “ which emphasises her character’s sense of loneliness. Alone in the hostile and suspicious world of the novel she cherishes dreams which satisfy her need for attention – “Could have been in the movies and had pictures took of me “ It seems that only in death is she freed from her terrible burden of loneliness – “And
In reality the people surrounding her were probably just worried, but depression has a way of cycling the good into the bad. Often times when battling depression, a sense of hopelessness goes hand-in-hand. After experiencing what she has, Melinda lacks optimism in her life, especially for herself. Nothing is worth the time. “Nobody really want to hear what you have to say” (ANDERSON, 9).