Sang Hee Gina Park Writing 30 Prof. Lena Firestone Midterm Root Cellar The poem, “Root Cellar,” written by the poet Theodore Roethke describes the unfavorable condition of root cellar, and how the living organisms are affected from it. Throughout the poem, the author portrays the negative outlook and perspective of the ‘stinking’ cellar. He writes strongly and pessimistically that not a single organism would be able to sleep, or even live due to the molded surroundings. The description of the cellar setting is vividly and thoroughly written as it symbolizes the reality of human life. Regardless of the filthy tone that introduces the unfortunate and evil atmosphere, Roethke manages to convey that the organisms in the extenuating circumstances have become successful as they overcome the difficulties, challenge themselves to
He is tormented by the local children and his life is miserable, lonely and full of fear. In the poem he gets describes as 'A solitary mister' which reflects on the fact that he is isolated from the society. Similarly 'The Clown Punk' is a piteous man who is not accepted by the society because of his identity and the way he looks. In the poem the narrator describes him as a 'basket of washing' which empathises on the fact that he is not respected and made fun of. The structures of both poems have been written to convey the isolation of the characters for example the poet in T.H.I.T.P has divided the poem into seven stanzas, each consist of six lines.
Both Emily Dickinson’s “We Grow Accustomed to the Dark” and Robert Frost’s “Acquainted with the Night” provide a similar theme of darkness and night, but the meanings of darkness and night throughout each work are very different. The use of imagery, structure, and point of view help to show the similarities and differences between the two poems. Imagery helps in comparing and contrasting the different views of darkness and night that are expressed in “Acquainted with the Night” and “We Grow Accustomed to the Dark”. Although both poems portray darkness and night in a negative way, they do it differently through the use of imagery. In Robert Frost’s poem, the imagery brings about a sad and depressing mood.
19 May 2011 Explication of Theodore Roethke’s “Root Cellar” A popular theme of a variety of art and media, life and death are often focused on individually. In the poem “Root Cellar,” Theodore Roethke creates a vivid depiction of life fighting for survival. To give a sense of the struggle life is facing, the poet uses a vocabulary that conveys a sense of unease and degradation. Perhaps drawing on his upbringing, Roethke shows a contrast of existence amidst backdrop of downtrodden cellar in the throes of decay, giving readers an insight into the intrinsic power of life’s resilient capabilities. The poem opens with heavy imagery to show the difficulty that one would expect life to have surviving in a root cellar.
this very discontent feeling would further add to the very isolation the Glaspell is trying to portray. How is anyone to feel connected when they much live with a foul personality? “He was a hard man” (Glaspell 181); “Like a raw wind that gets to the bone” (Glaspell 181). He gave his wife a dispirited sense of being. She probably felt smothered by his bleak nature and with the fact that the farmhouse was too isolated for anyone to want to visit, Mrs. Wright was left alone.
Duffy, as Mrs Lazarus, later explains the grief has led her to throwing up; “retched,” this shows that Mrs Lazarus has led herself to tormenting herself, as she is self harming and throwing up. At the end of the stanza Duffy repeats the word dead; “dead, dead,” this showing how bad her loss is, but also conveying that Mrs Lazarus is still shocked by the loss and is still not understanding it. At the beginning of the second stanza Duffy used short lines which are broken up by punctuation which makes the verse very disjointed; “Slept in a single cot” this also shows Mrs Lazarus has no body anymore and is therefore lonely, but also suggests she is like a baby in a cot who is hopeless. Duffy then puts emphasis on Mrs Lazarus grief and despair when she uses the word “widow,” followed by the word “half” suggesting that Mrs Lazarus is incomplete. We
Just as the migrants in Skrzynecki’s poetry feel disconnected from the community and people around them, so too does the main character Walt Kowalski in the film Grand Torino. “Migrant Hostel” is a poem that describes the hardships faced by the immigrants that migrated to Australia after WW2 at the invitation of the government. The poem is central to an immigrant’s impression of the barriers and the negative perceptions of adapting to a new life within the hostel.
Name Teacher Course Date Morality in Zora Neale Hurston’s “Sweat” Zora Neale Hurston’s “Sweat” suggests a lack of morals from both Delia and Sykes. Morality is an extent to which an action is right or wrong. Throughout the story, Sykes shows his lack of morals. Sykes put a rope on Delia’s back knowing she hates spiders, snakes and bugs, which caused Delia to freak out. An example of Sykes lack of morals is, “If you such a big fool dat you got to have a fit over an earth worm or a string, ah don’t keer how bad ah skeer you” (705).
Reading the poems of both Wordsworth and Coleridge, one immediately notes a difference in the common surroundings presented by Wordsworth and the bizarre creations of Coleridge. Thus they develop their individual attitudes towards life. I will look at differences and similarities concerning people's relationship to nature in poems by Coleridge and Wordsworth such as: "The Ancient Mariner", "Kubla Khan", "The Nightingale," "Lucy", "Tintern Abbey," "There was a boy", " Old Beggar", "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" and "Frost at Midnight". In "The Ancient Mariner," Coleridge demonstrates how violating nature and her subjects brings doom to the infracted. In this poem, the poet emphasises the vengeful, dark side of the land and the sea.
Self-neglect generally manifests itself in an older person as a refusal or failure to provide himself/herself with adequate food, water, clothing, shelter, personal hygiene, medication (when indicated), and safety precautions unwilling to accept support from people and unwilling to see friends or family or go out. Signs and symptoms of self-neglect include dehydration, malnutrition, untreated or improperly attended medical conditions, and poor personal hygiene hazardous or unsafe living conditions/arrangements (e.g. improper wiring, no indoor plumbing, no heat, no running water) unsanitary or unclean living quarters (e.g. animal/insect infestation, no functioning toilet, fecal/urine smell) inappropriate and/or inadequate clothing, lack of the necessary medical aids (e.g., eyeglasses, hearing aids, dentures) and grossly inadequate housing or homelessness. Neglect by others: Not assisting with eating when required, not ensuring receiving personal care or adequately clothed refusal or failure to provide an any person with such life necessities as food, water, clothing, shelter, personal hygiene, comfort, personal safety, and other essentials included , leaving individual alone, not assisting individual with communication and mobility needs, Not maintaining clean and safe and secure environment, failing to obtain necessary medical help, not supporting social