Response to “Counting the Mad” When reading the contemporary american poetry anthology I found myself becoming almost lost in one specific poet. Donald Justice, or more specifically, one of his poems,“Counting the Mad” was a poem that was both the most enjoyable work for me to read and at the same time, the most difficult for me to understand, at first. For myself this poem could be compared to a type of riddle due to its ever apparent ambiguity. At the same time, I believe that this poem takes a satirical perspective of mankind. Justice utilizes the sound similar to that of a nursery rhyme to engage his readers.
He also speaks on capitalists and he emphasizes equally their vital role and their many problems, along with their many weaknesses and abuses. Included in his book is the benefits of free competitive marketing and government policies that facilitate commerce are distinctly liberal in its point of view. But his primary goal of this was to maximize the prosperity of the economy for the welfare of the people and the financial capabilities of the state. With his invisible hand theory he is responsible for popularizing many of the ideals that make the school of intellectual thinking that later became known as classical economics. With this many other economists had used his work to build on it and make economics more solid and complete the economic theory.
A huge factor contributing to the company’s success was subprime lending, or lending to borrowers who didn’t qualify for traditional loans. However, this reason for success also became the central contributor to its downfall. The Countrywide Financial case showed subprime loans easily contribute to unethical behavior. I think the idea of the loan isn’t unethical in itself, but the way it was packaged. If you take away the fraudulent behavior, the idea of a subprime mortgage isn’t too corrupt.
Critique: A Modest Proposal by Johnathan Swift A Modest Proposal is considered to be one of the greatest Satires of all times. Written by Johnathan Swift, an active political writer born in Dublin on November 30, 1667 to parents of English decent, A Modest Proposal masterfully employs use of many rhetorical devices to show Johnathan's frustration towards the Landlords and royalty of both England and Ireland for neglecting the increasing poverty and misery of people from his homeland. Although the text might sometimes seem confusing, offensive and over exaggerative to be taken seriously, even so the implications drawn with the help of language, tone and style more than sufficiently translate the deeper meaning of his message which is the need of improvement in Ireland's situation. Johnathan's labels and examples might sometimes perplex his audience due to their complex connotations and harsh generalizations. Looking at the wording in the article, much of the language used need explanation.
An Annotation of Incident by Countee Cullen Racial prejudice is a theme widely explored in numerous literary works, more specifically in poetry. Many poets have used elaborate language and complex structure to express their opinions about and/or experiences with racial discrimination. However, Countee Cullen, is one of the poets who use simple language and simple structure to tell his experience with racial prejudice. This essay argues that Countee Cullen’s Incident uses simple language, metaphors, and structure to express his complex sentiments for racial prejudice. He began his poem with a cheerful mood and ended it with a dramatic, unfortunate revelation.
Karyn McBurney Professor Cosentino ENG102 July 9, 2013 An Author-Based Personal Response Essay of Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night by Dylan Thomas The world of poetry can be obscure, brimming with elusive allusions and elaborate allegories. The intended meaning is often a matter of debate with sharp distinctions drawn between the differing opinions of opposing camps. Some poems seem almost unintelligible unless one has familiarized oneself with an exhaustive biography of the author; others are so laden with symbolism it’s nearly impossible to see the forest for the trees. Still, something about poetry is irresistible: the depth of emotion, the rhythm and rhyme, the deft manipulation of ordinary words to produce a structure of extraordinary effect—one that has the power to speak to the reader’s own vicissitudes in life. The appeal can be an indefinable tug at one’s heart-strings or an unmistakable poke in the ribs; its charm lies in its compelling ability to have different meanings to different people, all of whom bring their own unique life experience to the interpretation and to whom its significance may change over time.
As I started reading the book I found that the language of the book a bit strange, as the author attempts to sound like this is an authentic tale from the ancient days, but the messages are as clear as sunlight. I think that the "seven cures for a lean purse" are great methods for saving money, some I thought were very easy to apply like the first one which is " Start thy purse to fattening" that is to save 10% of your income. Also controlling the expenditure I thought this was a great point and everyone can apply. There are some other methods I thought were more difficult to apply like "make the gold multiply" which is investing the money and making the right choices for investment. Another great addition in the book is "The five laws of gold" which seem to give more guild lines on investing.
But they believe the sandwich had become famous during World War II when peanut butter and jelly were on the GI’s ration menus. To make things more convenient, they just added the jelly to the peanut butter on their sandwich and they ate it and liked it. Now on to the sandwich at hand, First off, we must begin with the bones of this meal: the bread. Without the bread, there is only a pathetic, viscous puddle of peanut butter and fruit preserves. There are a few rules to remember when making the bread decision.
I gave myself to him: Explain how Dickinson used the extended metaphor of a business transaction to explore the concept of belonging in this poem. Throughout this poem, Dickinson uses the language of a business transaction to create a feeling of detachment and dispassion for belonging in the context of a relationship. While a man-woman relationship as described in the poem is generally thought of as warm, personal and inviting, Dickinson deliberately uses words and phrases such as ‘contract’, ‘debt’ and ‘mutual risk’ to subvert this expectation. In the first line of the second stanza, the speaker expresses fear that “the Wealth might disappoint’, that is to say that she feels a sense of pressure from the other party to live up to a standard to belong in the relationship, similar to the way a customer holds a businessman to a certain standard when buying a product. The constant reference to this mercenary language makes it clear that the speaker feels that belonging is not a positive, warm and joyous experience for her, but rather, a cold and clinical one, that leaves her ‘insolvent’.
“Money, Love and Aspirations in The Great Gatsby” by Roger Lewis attempts to tour the foundations of the characters in the original text by F. Scott Fitzgerald by replicating Gatsby’s world, and adding to it an anthropomorphic sheen that interrupts the novel’s didactic resonance and disconnects love, money, and aspiration. Lewis tries to argue that many of the characters have a sort of “doubleness” about them, meaning they fit two or more opposing stereotypes. Gatsby can be considered a scoundrel with dirty money and at the same time a helpless romantic, for example—he can aspire for love and money, while the journey for each inhibits the other. He asserts that Gatsby is a man aware of his own “doubleness”; disregarding the fact that Gatsby is, in reality, nothing more than ink on a bound stack of paper. Lewis also claims that, since Gatsby “sprang from his own Platonic conception of himself” (Fitzgerald, 98), Gatsby is “in a paradoxical position” where he “knows everything about [himself] that can be known, and yet the significance of such knowledge is unclear, for no outside contexts exist to create meaning” (47), forcing him to look to the past for purpose.