What is the significance of the title? It explains exactly what the poem is about. Identity By Julio Noboa Polanco Let them be as flowers, always watered, fed, guarded, admired, but harnessed to a pot of dirt. I’d rather be a tall, ugly weed, clinging on cliffs, like an eagle wind-wavering above high, jagged rocks. To have broken through the surface of stone, to live, to feel exposed to the madness of the vast, eternal sky.
Alongside the sense of personal identity humans also have a very evident urge to belong to a group that share similar aspects on oneself and life. These out looks can be either positive or negative. People who have a strong sense of belonging usually have a strong sense of personal identity giving them comfort which allows them to express themselves. However sometimes individuals feel out casted and isolated from others due to their upbringing and lifestyle and find it difficult to experience a sense of personal identity and therefore also belonging. Belonging and being accepted into a group can have both negative and positive effects on an individual’s sense of personal identity.
In the Narrative poem, Frost explores the idea of nihilism. This is the idea that life is meaningless and has no point. The use of narrative structure makes the poem seem simple while in reality, it is discussing the futility of life. This idea is shown through techniques including repetition and allusion, both of which subtly emphasise the idea of nihilism. The repetition of the words “and the saw snarled and rattled, snarled and rattled” emphasises that the saw’s presence is constant as the boy is always working.
The onomatopoeic phrase adds to the imagery given in the first description of the peasants. It is also obvious that the person in the poem do not like these peasants as he doesn’t name them something more pleasant like civilians, but instead he calls them peasants as is they are the sort who work all day for not much money because they are desperate when really, they could have been any type of person. The scorpion in Night of the Scorpion is also negatively described even though it’s not really the scorpions fault. The way that the poet uses the word ‘Driven’ in line 3 where it says, “Driven him to crawl beneath a sack of rice”. This shows that the hours of rain that hadn’t stopped had forced the scorpion to hide underneath this sack of rice, and not of its own accord.
Their personal beliefs should be respected. INDEPENDENCE:Allow the individuals you support to do things for themselves, however small. Being independent does not necessarily mean being completely alone, but supported to do things for themselves. Take time to enable the individuals you support to be independent.Don’t do things for them because it is quicker. Support them to dothings that they can do or almost do.
“I just remember walking between them and feeling for the first time that I belonged somewhere”. Wanting to belong and the feeling that we get from belonging is what we strive for, which is in our human nature. The benefits we gain from belonging by far outweigh the costs but those costs are inevitable and can change a lot about ourselves. Our sense of identity can be compromised by belonging to a group. In Amish communities, individuals all obey the one simple way of living without modern technologies and plain dressing and face being shunned from the community if they do not respect the Amish way of life.
They are faithful if all their needs are met, but that annoying restlessness can create distance, both physically and mentally. Commitment is challenging due to this restless nature. They may find it difficult to be affectionate if they are more mental than emotional. This dual nature found in this Sign can also create difficulty between career and family life. Emotionally, they need a lot of freedom.
As humans we possess an integral predisposition to imitate the actions of our family, and friends that are around us. We often will mimic the gestures, body posture, language, and many other behaviors of the ones we interact with. Two reasons for this conformity is normative influence, this is when people go along with the crowd because they are concerned about what others will think of them. The second reason for conformity is informational influence, this is because as humans we are highly motivate to do the right thing as society deems it, but this is not always so clear cut to us. In this instant we rely on descriptive norms, this is when we will act the way most people act or we will act the way people around us want us to act.
However they also strive to form meaning within the writing through literary devices, characters, and the piece as a whole. But writing can also be a form of relief from hard ache, melancholy, and sometimes resentment. Writer’s write for themselves because it is what they are meant to do, but along the way they create meaning, conversations with others that they have never come in contact with, but most of all form beautiful forms of art through the simplicity of words. Writing is constructed based around improbable conversations they have with themselves and their readers. They write to express their feelings, opinions, and truths, but prominently themselves.