“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”.
She often exprienced "periods of unhappiness and questioning the loyalty of her friends" witch became her motivation to really begin writing. She talks about death and anti-love in many of her stories. That became her niche, and she used that to her advantage. Both authors seem to write about diffrent topics but try to reach the same audience
This leaves the reader wondering what’s next. “Life is Unpredictable” by Mikayla Jennings she quotes “I’m sure my voice started to shake and sound different. I know she has caught me in a lie, but I will never admit it” (para. 24). This quote helps to express how scared she really was.
In this villanelle, Plath has used three poetic techniques including personification, symbols and opposites. Sylvia Plath has mainly used depression and suicide as a theme throughout the poem probably because she has had past experiences and wanted readers to feel what she has gone through. Sylvia Plath has used personification quite a number of times. In the first line of the second stanza, she describes ‘ The stars go waltzing out in blue and red,’ and in the following line, she writes, ‘And arbitrary darkness gallops in:’. They are used to describe how quickly the stars are leaving her without thinking twice and all that is left is darkness and sadness.
Her poetry takes a common incident or ordinary person and given a structure that is not a plain recitation of facts, poems that “skillfully combine biography and history” (325). She has stated in an interview with M. Wynn Thomas in 1995, her works have been influenced by Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks, Richard Wright, and James Wright. Dove is also asked often about her influences other than writers and repeats that she is “obsessed with” what she calls the “underside of history”. In the interview with M. Wynn Thomas, Dove said that the “underside of history” is the “dramas of ordinary people - the quiet courage of their actions, all which buoy up the big events” (The Swansea Review). Dove believes “putting these private events” alongside historical events makes the personal and historical equally important.
Readers, particularly women of all ages feel encouraged because Hall’s narratives are relatable. Hall’s self-exposed writing enables a reader to go beyond solely reading about her life, her writing can help a reader feel encouraged to tackle their own life obstacles. Due to Hall’s sincere and personal way of writing I felt encouraged and felt amazed at how much I not only liked her writing but learned from it as well. As I read Hall’s work I gained the impression that I was reading her personal journal. Her “journals,” in other words her autobiographical narratives such as Killing Chickens, “Shunned” and “Without a map” all reveal specific different bitter portions of her life that she has faced and overcame and reassures readers like me, that we can too.
Victor ignored her letters which caused Elizabeth to only experience for signs of loneliness/isolation. Loneliness and Isolation were two of the many themes developed in the novel of Frankenstein. The characters that i also chose to relate these themes to were also, only three of the many characters that experienced themes of isolation/loneliness. Many people go through this theme on daily basis that is why is easy way to stay connected to the novel, feeling a connection to the text. Overall the novel Frankenstein was a great novel and i would suggest it to many other
Power can Corrupt Many people in this world are ruthless and corrupt but unfortunately, time catches up with them and they reach a steep downfall. When Lady Macbeth makes her first appearance in the play, she is reading Macbeth’s letter. She is already planning to do whatever it takes to have power. As the play moves on Lady Macbeth begins to become vulnerable. She begins to lose sleep and feel guilty for her crimes.
The Moon and the Yew Tree is a poem that was written by Sylvia Plath and released in her collection of poems Ariel. The poem, upon first reading it, feels bleak and dark, with every potentially positive thing being turned into a negative one. Plath employs a number of poetic devices to portray the intense emotion and feeling behind this piece of poetry. In terms of the perspective of the poem, Plath seems to be projecting her emotions onto the things that she sees around her, and these projections tell the reader a lot about how Plath sees the various influential people in her life, but in particular her parents. The setting of the poem appears to be a graveyard, as shown by the lines “fumy, spirituous mists inhabit this place.
Reading her poem about preferring to be isolated quickly transited to being a lot more depressing in her latter poems. “I Felt a Funeral, in my Brain” shows a darker side to Dickinson’s writing. “I felt a Funeral, in my Brain,/ And Mourners to and fro “ (1-2). Dickinson writes about a funeral and describes it as if it were her own. Her dark tone speaking of death lead her literary mentor Thomas Higginson to “ advise her not to publish her work because of her violation of contemporary literary convention” (Dickinson 1).