“An Atlas of the Difficult World” After reading this poem written by Adrienne Rich, I found it to be odd yet interesting at the same time. She starts off the poem with “Here is a map of our country” (Rich 3). My first assumption after reading that line in the poem is that she is going to mention certain main factors about our world map. Although, she doesn’t give specific names of what places that she is describing in her poem, it allowed me to imagine and be creative by developing images in my head that she is trying to portray. Once I reached the second line in her poem, I noticed that she uses the word “indifference”.
This use of figurative language helps me understand by helping me see how Dickinson feels that people feel about her. Another poem by Emily Dickinson that includes a example of figurative language is the poem “After Great Pain, a Formal Feeling Comes” on page 757. This poem includes a simile which is a figure of speech that compares two things that have something in common, using like or as. The simile is this poem one line 9. Emily writes “A Quartz contentment, like a stone-”.
Themes addressed would include childhood, feminism and patriarchy in these poems. Both the poems Girl Talking and Stafford afternoons includes usage of dramatic pause to express childhood. In Girl Talking, Duffy uses many dramatic pauses within the poem to give the reader a sense of the childishness and lack of articulation skills of the persona. Much of the poem is a thought stream without much flow and difficult to make sense, with two pauses ‘Something happened. We think it was pain.’ in the second line alone.
I am going to write about Alfred Tennyson, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen and Small Island written by Andrea Levy. Descriptive language is words used to describe elements of literature, and is a an important aspect of each of the texts I studied. It is used to shape meaning, create interpretations and to build up a vivid imagery in the readers head. To begin, Alfred Tennyson uses descriptive archaic language throughout majority of his poems. Specifically the "The Lotus-eaters and Choric song" utilises descriptive language to it's full potential to help reveal location and consequently reflect character.
The message of a poem can be given in many ways and the poet must consider all elements and focus on their chosen technique to convey it. Longfellow’s poem is listed on many websites as Native American poetry (which it will be used as such in this paper) but further searching revealed that it is enjoyed by many English speaking cultures. The poem is a lyric which means that is songlike, does not tell a story, but relates and describes feelings (Russell, 2009, p. 172). Longfellow’s poem also utilizes an end rhyme that changes every two lines which is aided by keeping each line between seven and nine syllables. The poem is an analogy and does not directly say what it means but leaves it up to the reader to figure it out for themselves.
Stephany Garcia Professor Sexton English 1302.059 18 March 2013 Rough Draft “Theme in Poetry” Natasha Tretheway’s poem “White Lies” is an ironic poem used to explore the meaning behind it through a childhood memory. On the same memory, Gregory Orr uses a straightforward strategy to incline the blunt meaning of his childhood memory and uses a wuicker pace throughout it. They both show the struggles they had as children and explore the meaning through their innocent minds. As the flashback in Tretheway’s poem shows more than one example of memories it provides us with more information inclining her point of view in her “white lies”. Orr, uses just one memory, on the contrary.
Poetry In this essay I will be looking into two poems comparing and contrasting the treatment of the theme of conflict in the two poems that I have chosen. The two poems that’s I have chosen and I will be looking into are presents from my aunt in Pakistan by and stitched by... The first thing I have come across is seeing that both authors have a connection as both their backgrounds of Pakistan even through they also are half English too. Firstly I will look into the poems separately then I will look into comparing them both. Stitched begins straight into the point “someone stitched on my head and hands.
In the eight stanzas of "Spelling," Atwood, as the speaker of the poem, successfully expresses her views on women's need for writing as a medium of making their opinions heard and to be treated equally. Atwood's "Spelling" may seem simple and insignificant in appearance, but her feminist message is of great importance. It is a message than transcends time and travels beyond the man-made barriers of race, religion and even gender. (Her poem ‘Spelling’ is a testament to the power of words and it depicts the victimization of powerless mute women. Atwood starts it by describing her daughter on the
Name: Josh Weatherly Course / CRN: ENC-1102 CRN 25338 Instructor’s s Name: Shari Koopmann Assignment Number: Writing Assignment 1, DRAFT Date of Submission: February 12, 2012 Topic 1: Themes In A Rose for Emily “A Rose for Emily” William Faulkner, one of the most famed writers of our times, explores in his writing the themes of alienation and isolation. He interweaves these themes with his female characters, creating different themes and weaving symbolism into his stories that cause the reader to ponder and contemplate the various pathways and meanings behind the conflicts and resolutions used by Faulkner to tell his story. In “A Rose for Emily”, William Faulkner uses a theme common to many of his works, such as the changing of values and attitudes in such a southern class. Miss Emily Grierson is a woman who is alienated and lives in isolation from the people in her town. The theme of isolation is the focal point of the story, since it is what drove her to her madness.
Emily Dickinson By anonymous English 3 Ms. Trupi 3 June 2013 Thesis: Emily Dickinson was a master at the craft of writing poetry as shown in her works “Because I could not stop for death”, “There’s a certain slant of light”, and “The soul selects her own society” where she portrayed themes such as human nature, independence (feminine), the meaning of life and death and optimism in a grim world. I. Introduction A. Early Life 1. Amherst College 2.