His most famous fictional character is Jesse B. Semple, nickname Simple, who uses humor to protest and satirize the existing injustice. Hughes, however, writing from a black man’s perspective, is much less optimistic about what America has been or will be. While Whitman’s’ poem was very unstructured in blank verse, Hughes’s poem is more tightly controlled with rhyme, tone, rhetorical questions, and more unified with repeated anaphora. Langston Hughes uses connotation well in this poem to evoke all of the wonderfully patriotic images of America but also to make the reader question this images. These images are very vivid; the idea of scars connotes all the violence and beatings of slavery, which makes the reader even more passionate of the reading.
The speaker remains unnamed throughout the poem; in the last line the speaker is just “He.” This further ridicules the speaker, by making him generic, or just a typical politician; they all ramble on about nonsense they do not even take time to fully consider. “next to of course god america i” is a poem aimed at revealing the potential of abusing patriotism to sway people’s thoughts. Patriotism can be used to manipulate people into doing things they usually wouldn’t. This implicit theme is enforced throughout the poem by allusions and other literary devices [pic] and suggests that the poem is not actually unpatriotic. The speaker is admonishing people on being wary of how patriotism is used and uses sarcasm to accent his position.
On the contrary Charge is patriotic with Tennyson celebrating the courage and obedience of the soldiers – this can be seen in his use of ‘glory, honour/noble’. This positive representation of conflict could be linked to Tennyson’s role of Poet Laureate under Queen Victoria’s reign. Futility mimics a sonnet but the form is disrupted as Owen splits the poem in to two seven-line stanzas. As a sonnet is traditionally associated with love, Owen could be suggesting that the effectively with conflict their can be no love. An alternative interpretation could be that Owen uses the structure to show how conflict has cut short the life of the soldier – in the middle of his life.
Elizabeth Browning presents an idealistic and an optimistic view towards love and hope through sonnets I, XIV and XLIII. Although composed in two different time frames, both texts have been influenced by personal contexts in their representation of love and hope. Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Fitzgerald’s texts both explore the necessity of love in order to accomplish in life, but are hopeful in achieving their respective love but are contrastingly represented. The sole foundations for Elizabeth’s sonnets arise from her ambivalent and evolving attitude towards the patriarchal values of her society and her father’s repressive restraint on love through his extreme conservatism. She however challenges and subverts the dominant patriarchal paradigms and tropes of her society as she searches for the solution to her descent into morbid conviction.
Michael Dandridge P6 M5 4/18/08 Joseph Heller’s novel, Catch-22, is one of his most remarkable as well as well renowned novels. Unlike other World War II works such as “Saving Private Ryan” and “Letters from Iwo Jima”, in which both promote patriotism though the horror of violence and death of soldiers, but Heller’s novel takes a totally different approach. In the novel, Catch-22, Joseph Heller takes a satirical approach to denounce warfare as revealed by the main character Yossarian, the other characters that surround Yossarian, and the effects of the missions on the squadron. Heller uses satire in the novel Catch-22 in order to create a different kind of approach that ultimately changed the way readers were supposed to view a World War II story. Satire being irony, or sarcasm used to expose vice or a moral fault had became the idea for the novel.
This could be applied to make a point that life and liberty are one in the same; that with life comes a given freedom, and the right to pursue ones own happiness is branched under that freedom. Jefferson uses a few other types of creative alliteration in this writing. For instance, towards the end of the document, he exaggerates the words “repeated petitions.” This emphasis on the harsh “P” sound further elaborates how many times the colonists have tried to let their voices be known, but end up either accomplishing nothing or becoming even more worse off then before. Also towards the end he
One of the most known poems in of his book “Leaves of Grass” is Song of myself. In a scary translation of life and the real experiences of Americans post World War II, “Howl” is a mind blowing and disturbing poem by Allen Ginsberg. In this essay I’m going to compare Whitman’s “Song of Myself” to “Howl” written by Beat generation poet Allen Ginsberg. There are a number of ways that Whitman’s influence can be noticed in Ginsberg’s work “Howl”, including a similar style of format and structure, a similar impact on the literary world and a concern with American people. Another significant influence that Whitman has for Ginsberg is the fact that Whitman had been an outcast from the literary circle of his era, with his long -winded style, free verse, sexual exposure and his appearance as a plainly dressed workman rather than a high society poet.
There is a shift in language as the poet removes the phrase 'my son' with the less personal article 'the boy'. Plosive alliteration is used on line 6 and the white and tender skin mentioned relates to innocence and purity. There is a suggestion that two people are involved with the other person being a partner or mum. There is a very regular rhythm to the poem and there is a sense of pain and that can't be completely taken away from the son. Metaphor is used to emphasise his devastation and up until this point, the nettles have been presented like they are an army themselves.
¿Poetry invites us to explore interesting ideas. Bruce Dawe effectively does this through his use of language in war poetry. Bruce Daweâs Homecoming, predominantly focuses on the dehumanization of the soldiers at war as it is an antiwar protest poem. It talks about the process and meaning, of grieving and treatment of the soldiers in Vietnam. The words âmortuary coolnessâ accurately describes the mood or emotion felt in this poem, as it is rather passive for an antiwar poem.
The three of these poems, from the Light Blue Clear Atoms (Second Edition) anthology, discuss the many sides man has in this day and age. Real Ones comes from the genre 'Human Species', so it is fair to say that it talks about human qualities. Throughout history, mankind has been known to be tyrannous and oppressive. This is one of the major themes presented in Real Ones, the idea that what society dictates is real, nothing else. The poet is being oppressed by society, but she doesn't care.