Jo Gal English 0960 February 26, 2012 "A Basic Analysis of Bret Lott's Essay "Brothers" The old saying that "A picture is worth a thousand words" rings true as you read Bret Lott's essay "Brothers," which is an excerpt from Fathers, Sons, and Brothers: The Men in my Family (1997). In this essay, Lott analyzes the complex relationships between the male members of his family. Implying that younger siblings must endure the pinches and kicks of their childhood in order to become Adults. However, we sometimes don't know who our siblings are once we reach adulthood. As with most things, overtime our memories sometimes faded just like Lott's family movie from the early 60s.
The opening metaphor sets the tone for the relationship between the two brothers: ""Saddled"" suggests the negative feelings the speaker has for his brother, as if he is an inconvenience, restricting the freedom of the speaker. The feelings of the characters in the poem are revealed through the choice of verbs. In the first stanza the speaker and his friend ""ambled"", ""talking"" as they went, whereas the younger brother ""skipped"" and was ""spouting six-year-old views"". The enthusiastic spirit of the younger brother reflects his pride and excitement at being with the older brother he clearly worships. This continues in the second stanza: ""sighed"" and ""stroll"" contrast with ""windmilled"", a metaphor full of the energy.
Havisham & Valentine -Consider two poems by the same poet exploring the same themes. State what the theme is and how the poet revels this. (Pain of love) -You must comment on the effectiveness of these techniques. “Havisham” and “Valentine” are both poems by “Carol Ann Duffy”. They both explore the theme of love or rather painful love.
Imagery is one of the most potent instruments which a poet can use to awaken the feelings of a reader. Compare the nature and effects of images in three or four poems that you have studied. Sylvia Plath’s ‘Spinster’, Carol Ann Duffy’s ‘Havisham’ along with ‘Ms. Midas’ are all poems which present the reader with strong, prominent female characters, and their perished relationships. Both poets use both color as well as natural imagery in order to depict the emotions of these women throughout the length of the poems.
Poetry, just like other literatures plays an imperative role in the development of several aspects of life. It uses components essential for human development such as articulate vocabulary, reasoning skills, and spiritual and moral development among others. This study reflects on the nature of love in the family in poems: A Father to His Son by Carl Sandburg, Mother to Son by Langston Hughes, and The Ballad of the Harp Weaver by Edna St. Vincent Millay. The common idea is that being part of a family requires a relationship based on love. In the poem A Father to his Son by Carl Sandburg, a father advises his son, leading him through a set of guidelines and values to assist him untie the knot of inextricable uncertainties, problems, pain, and complexities of life.
The similarities can be evidently understood and recognized within “Zhongzi, Please,” and “The Beginning of the Song that Diverts the Heart”. This is due to the response of the women described in the poems. The similarities include unique cultural beliefs. That effected the way love was understood and acted upon within the writings. Zhongzi, Please Within the poem “Zhongzi, Please”, the teachings of Confucius are evident.
It can be translated in different ways through the time. “Conjoined” (1891) by Judith Minty is a blank verse poem which uses a lot of metaphors that describe a broken relationship ; the poem gives you a feeling of a general unhappiness. In contrast, « My Dear and Loving Husband » (1678) by Anne Bradstreet, is a true declaration of love. The poet talks about her husband, celebrating their unity and stating that there is no other woman in the world who is as happy with her husband as she is. The two poems give two competing visions of marriage.
The poem shows us how much his son Sean is growing up and instead of running over to his dad after the football game he joins his friends and starts “walking away’’ towards his school. Cecil Day Lewis becomes very wary of where Sean went the day he walked off and his descriptions of that day eighteen years later are still very precise and detailed. When Sean didn’t join his dad after the football game C Day Lewis was left shocked and emotional. The quote that supports this statement is when C Day Lewis implies “like a satellite wrenched from its orbit go drifting away.’’ This suggests that the satellite is no longer revolving around its orbit as Sean used to revolve around his father in the way he used to be have such a strong relationship with him and now that has been fading away. When Sean decided not to accommodate his dad after the match a quote was used to describe his hesitant movements.
Comparing two poems on Siblings. Brother by Andrew Forster and Sister Maude by Christina Georgian Rossetti. The two poems I am comparing are Brothers and Sister Maude. Both are about siblings, except Andrew Forster’s poem is about how he left his younger brother on his own when they were going into the town as children, and how this has affected their relationship later own in life. Sister Maude is about bitter sister rivalry and how ‘Sister Maude’ tells on her sister about her lover.
Some of the poems in the final third of Edmund SpenserAmoretti sonnet sequence display this feature. Some poems by the same author are paired, allowing one character to make a statement in one poem and then allowing another character to reply in an accompanying work. For example, in the poem "Wrapt in my careless cloak," by Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, a dsigruntled man complains about the behavior of women, while in an accompanying poem titled "Girt in my guiltless gown," a woman replies to the man's charges. Of course, another way in which lyric poems can be performative is that they almost demand to be read aloud if one hopes to appreciate all their subtleties of sound and sense. This is less true of novels, and reading an entire novel out loud is therefore not something that most people do (at least not any