I will discuss the textual absences in the poem showing their importance and supporting my evidence using analysis from Jane Dowson and Alice Entwistle. I will argue that Mew uses simplistic language to disguise traumatic events, using instead obscure colour symbols and ellipsis to reveal how disturbed the speaker is. ‘The Farmer’s Bride’ is written in the form of the dramatic monologue with a farmer expressing grief and disappointment in his loveless marriage. The rhyming scheme is unpredictable with different length stanzas throughout. Yet there is a strong use of rhyming within the poem and a
The emotional song begins with a young girl packing her own lunch for school, wearing the same clothes she did the day before. The little girl having to pack her own lunch shows that she has to be responsible for particular things herself, although her parents should have the responsibility to do it for their child. In conclusion, sadly the girl is getting abused and neglected by her parents. The little girl tries to stay strong and hide the pain in front of the people that surround her, but it is emotionally bothering her inside. Although she seems strong, the young girl can emotionally and physically take but so much which causes her to wish she was never born in the first place.
When she takes it out, she talks like it is an old friend: “What has been happening to me? said the sad little eyes”(86). Her assigning life-like qualities to inanimate objects shows how isolated she feels. Her descriptions of strangers in the park also give the reader a feeling of just how alone she feels. She fantasizes she has a relationship with them: “They weren’t only the audience, not only looking on; they were acting.
She finds no comfort there. Her family is disappointed in her because she does not believe or attend mass. When the girl returns back to her grandmother’s, she finds her mother sobbing in the kitchen; there is obvious tension and sadness in the situation. The girl sits alone outside on the porch swing until sundown, then goes back inside to make soup. As the girl flipped on the kitchen light, Abuelita passed away.
Emily Dickinson’s poetry is unconventional and striking poetry. She is honest in penning her poems and revealing her fears and uncertainties from her own personal view point in relation to death. One of the most commendable aspects to these poems is her ability to portray death in an essentially positive way, as seen in “I Felt a Funeral in my Brain” and “There’s a Certain Slant of Light”. Dickinson’s poetry also creates vivid visual images which gives the reader a greater understanding of her poetry evident in, “The Soul Has Bandaged Moments”. Finally her economy of language was an element of her poetry which her ideas accessible to wide audience we see this technique used in all of her poems, particularly “I Heard a Fly Buzz When I Died” Firstly, Dickinson’s poetry stands apart for its ability to explore themes, such as, death.
Miss Brill is lonely, delusional, ignorant, and oblivious. Mansfield shows us glimpses of this side of her main character by describing how good she is at listening in on other people’s conversations without appearing to be doing so. Also how she randomly tells a park goer of her “long” career as an actress or the way she extensively believes everyone is part of a play. Most of all the way she feels almost hopeful and certain that everyone would notice her absence were she to miss. Words like: fascinating, exactly, exciting, no doubt, strange, queer, and gently all express Miss Brill’s thought process on her sunday “plays”.
In the Park uses poetic devices to great effect, and the most powerful of these is symbolism. The reader is shown the contrast between the man’s life and the woman’s life. For example, in the first line of the poem “Her clothes are out to date", and the Man’s neat head which illustrates that the woman in the park wears clothes which are not the most current fashion and demonstrates that a mother has no time to care for her own appearance, and her life is all about her children. ‘It’s so nice to hear their chatter, watch them grow and thrive,’ are falsehoods that she has rehearsed to convince herself and others that her life is not miserable. However, it is the final line “They have eaten me alive” that constructs the main message of the poem, that because this woman no longer living her own life but instead is a sacrifice to her children.
The yard is a place which everyone can come and sit and look up into the elm tree and wait for the breezes that never come to inside the house. They wait Dee in the yard. Her another daughter which called Maggie will be jealous of Dee’s much easier life and nervous until after her sister goes. Because she does not study, just stays at home. She will stand hopelessly in the corners, plain and sheepish, ashamed of the burn scars down her arms and legs.
Character Assessment of Dee In the short story “Everyday Use,” written by Alice Walker, Dee is a beautiful young woman who is returning to visit her mother and sister at their run-down country home. Although Dee is both attractive and knowledgeable, her character is extremely unlikeable. From the descriptions that her mother gives of Dee, and the conversations between Dee and her family, it is apparent that she is very critical of others. On top of this criticism, Dee also lacks compassion and empathy towards her mother and younger sister. By observing her relationship with her family, the reader can infer that behind her good looks and sense of style, Dee struggles with entitlement issues and insecurity.