“Not a day since then I haven’t whished him dead”-Havisham This is very effective as the aggressive tone shows “Havisham” has been rejected and her love is causing her pain. Similarly in “Valentine” “Carol Ann Duffy” uses a very forceful tone with words like “here” and “take it” which tells us her lover is not being very co-operative and like “Havisham” suggests a degree of pain within there love. The theme of love is taken to a deeper level by “Carol Ann Duffy” when she shows through literary techniques that the pain of love can be dangerous. The theme of love is contrasted by violent metaphors in both poems. “Ropes on the back of my hands I could strangle with”-Havisham This is another example of the pain of love and it is particularly effective as it shows the extreme physical tension within “Havisham” and describes the pain of love as a driving force of murder.
Examine the portrayal of women and their roles in the poems you have studied in the ‘scars upon my heart’ anthology. In the poem ‘The jingo woman’ written by Helen Hamilton, she talks about her dislike of a woman who feels it is her duty to punish the men who do not go to war, asks her how she can do this with no experience of war. At the beginning of the 1st stanza she describes why she hates the Jingo woman so much, then carries on to question the jingo woman as to who gave her the right to judge these men. She says “the judgement of your eye, the wild, infuriate eye” this suggests that the Jingo woman is a bit crazy, making her view on the men seems wrong as her judgement cannot be trusted. Hamilton goes on to explain why her dislike of the jingo woman is so strong; “you make all women seem church duffers!” she implies the Jingo woman is seen as unintelligent, criticising why her opinions are wrong and that this view of her is being applied to all women.
The crying gave the idea of giving Ella the gift of obedience. With Lucinda’s gift, Ella now had to obey every order. Ella’s mother and other godmother thought this was a bad idea. This was how Ella’s adventure started. In the beginning of the book, Lucinda was mean and stubborn.
In this conversation the poet uses colloquial language to bring the characters alive. For example ‘Lo, I have brought my gift’ where Maude Clare draws attention to herself. Rossetti shows Maude Clare’s personality through the use of imperative verbs, for example ‘Take my share of a fickle heart’ followed by ‘Take it or leave it as you will’. This shows that Maude Clare is strong and determined despite being rejected by Thomas. In Victorian society women were expected to be passive and honest, and competed for more wealthy and worthy men.
Lina shows her being headstrong by how demanding she is. More often than not, the NKVD would not give promised bread portions, in a case like that Lina would be willful to getting her deserved part. Lina and Kretzsky have a strained conversation. He tells Lina his story, a story composed of misery and heartache. Evidently, Lina truly felt bad for Kretzsky, for she told him she was sorry, and he said he was sorry about her mother.
With these lines Olds takes the female body, a subject that has been overly abused by past poets who glorified a woman’s anatomy as a possession and a prize, and contorts the sometimes iconic symbol into a reality: a reality which feels pain, but also gives life. It is this element, which I find my greatest personal connection to the poem, the fact that women are capable of putting their bodies through agony for the life of another. It is inspiring yet terrifying. In addition to my personal connections to “The Language of the Brag,” I believe there exists many elements that prove significant to the lives of all women, as Olds demonstrates the progression of women into developing their own definition, apart from what has been prescribed. The part that left me a bit stunted from this poem was when she mentions names such as “Alan Ginsberg” and “Walt Whitman,”(1280).
She begins to hide her luscious hair in a cap and almost seems to lose her femininity. She becomes an outcast in the town, living on the outskirts of town. Men, woman, and children constantly making fun of both Pearl and Hester increasing the affect of Hester's diminishing appearance. An example of this abuse can be seen in Pearl repeatable being called a "demon child" by the towns people. (Hawthorne, Scarlet Letter 89) It almost seems as if the scarlet letter has absorbed her beauty along with all the rebellious and fiery qualities of Hester, leaving a cold and lonely woman, her tenderness "crushed so deeply into her heart that it can never show itself more.
A Literary analysis of “Homage to My Hips” written by Lucille Clifton. Clifton displays a very straight forward, confident description of her body type. The setting is about as real as a poem can get, she wants to make sure readers know that her hips move through a world just as everyone else, the writer is displaying an elite amount of confidence throughout the poem. “These hips are free hips. They don’t like to be held back.”(5-7) this is the way the speaker describes her hips.
Women of the time were forced into settings they loathed, which is where the narrator finds herself day after day. Gilman uses the old room and its surroundings as a symbol for her helplessness and sorrow; the suffer feels run down, much life the old mansion. Ironically, all those around the narrator keep throwing her into the room and it only makes her worse; eventually making her want to jump out the barred windows. Much has changed in the treatment of depressed women, “Yellow Wall paper” serve as good documentation of past
In Corinthians, St. Paul said, "We ought to live our life's by faith and not by sight." However what if our sight becomes stronger than our faith and what faith you though you had, perishes by the reality in front of you. In Nathaniel Hawthorne's short story, "Young Goodman Brown", the principles and morals of the main character are put in doubt when a series of events cause him to question his real faith. Further on, his Christian values become an object of ridicule and his only nature becomes sin itself. However faith was an important part of his life and his childhood principles were the reason behind his good deeds.