“Marginalia is defined as, “marginal notes or embellishments (as in a book) or “nonessential items” (merriam-webster.com). In this poem, Billy Collins reflects his thought on the people and their important as they find certain notes in the margins of the book. Poet begins with explaining that how notes in the margin are “ferocious” and “skirmish” against the author. By these words, he means that notes in the margins are very irritating, cruel, and argumentative. These notes serve against the author as they directly challenge.
I had to read this poem a couple of times to get an understanding in what he was actually saying. That is a strong reason why I was drawn to this poem due to its hidden meaning. I like a challenge and seek deeper understanding as I analyze an author’s work. Some of Langston poems can leave you with different ambiguity in his writings but on the other hand it will make you think and process your feelings. In this poem the beat that the author is talking about is not a happy beat as the author is using a metaphor of what people were feelings about the situation they are in at that time.
Did these devices help create imagery or communicate the author's feelings? It helped communicate the author's feelings. I Do Not Love Thee Emotion: What emotion was the author trying to express? She was trying to express decisiveness. I Do Not Love Thee Structure: How is the poem organized (lines, stanzas, etc.)?
The way how Larkin and Abse talk about settings in their poetry is contrasting. While Larkin uses the settings to illustrate the poetry as negative like in ‘Talking in Bed’ and ‘Home is So Sad’ Abse get a taste of his settings even if he doesn’t like them, for example in ‘Leaving Cardiff’. Larkin appears as a person who has a scorn for norml things and thus alienate the settings in hus poems. Like a bed used to be a comfortable place, which is now a ‘honest’ place, while on the other hand Abse let the settings be a setting and writes any story on top pf it without influencing the plce as Larkin does. In ‘Talking in Bed’ Larkin explores “two people being honest” in bed.
The Tell-Tale Heart Assignment: We notice that some details in Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart” make a literal reading of the story rather difficult. Advance and defend a figurative reading of the story consistent with the story’s details. Poe seems to focus on creating mood throughout his story. Many symbols in this story are interpreted in several different ways depending on the reader. These symbols throughout the story include the old mans eye, the heartbeat and the contradiction between love and hate in which I will be talking about in this paper.
For ATP, in the first couplet, the speaker is angry at his friend; in the second, at his foe. This difference immediately makes the simple poem less simple. As we continue on reading the couplets are beautifully rhyme, meter and show the importance of the purpose which is tolerance and forgiveness. In TMVTL rhyme is not respect and it too sentimental. The central idea is there but not coherent.
As I Lay Dying The novel As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner tends to make readers confused when beginning to read it due to the theme the book entails. One of the main themes in the novel would have to be the difference of what are the truth and the explanation of what is true. Without a doubt any point is able to end in a massive amount of what is biased due to the different characters and their individual point of views. Each thought they have on what they believe true is dependent on their previous outlooks and thoughts. With that being said anything that is alleged can’t always necessarily be the truth.
Belonging Essay We all have the desire to belong. Belonging is a basic human instinct and need, but is also a very complex issue as it involves a person’s connection to people, places and communities. Peter Skrzynecki poetry offers perspective of limited belonging, as many of Skrzynecki’s poetry is indicative of negative experiences. Peter Skrzynecki poems “Migrant Hostel” and “St Patrick’s College” in addition to Clint Eastwoods “Gran Torino” similarly express feelings of disconnection to culture, place, school, identity and tradition. 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.
Explication of Langston Hughes’ “Mother to Son” Literature often requires a certain type of read. Specifically speaking about poetry, the reader will often miss a theme or important aspect if read incorrectly. Poetry, though shorter than stories, often times call for a closer read. The author’s intent can easily be misread without the correct judgment. It is important to note any literary element used in the structure of the piece, because though it translates as effortless, it is done with great intent.
Montague and Heaney have both written about authority in their poems. Compare and contrast the poets’ presentation of this theme` in two poems you have studied. Both Heaney’s ‘Ministry of Fear’ and Montague’s ‘Time in Armagh’ convey the theme of authority. While many aspects of these two poems are very similar, there are many which differ. Heaney’s title, ‘Ministry of Fear’ conveys the theme of authority and the idea of a group of people in control that instil fear and cannot be reasoned with.