The concept of changing identity due to motherhood is evident in In the Park. Gwen Harwood illustrates the isolation and loneliness of motherhood and how women of modern times have been neglected. This is evident in the image of the woman who sits in the park and whose “Clothes are out of date”. The passive tone emphasises neglect, loneliness and the lack of care for herself. The poem illustrates a woman who was once so full of potential, evident in “Someone she loved once passes by – too late”, implying she has changed over time and the fact that it is now too late to revert back to her former self or to get back what she once had.
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
Janie, Joe, Logan, Tea Cake, “Porch Sitters” and nanny. All play major roles in the effectiveness of the symbols in “Their Eyes Were watching God”. Janie’s hair represents independence and defiance of community standards. In the very beginning of the novel the towns talk of janie’s hair suggest that a woman of her stature has no business wearing her hair down “like she’s some young gal”. Janie walks into town during the middle of the day after returning from a long disappearance wich gets the “porch sitters” Gossiping about the young boy she ran out into the sunset with.
By looking at the shifting dynamics of relationships, life, death and memory, Harwood highlights the fact that we are living in a world where time is constantly slipping out of our hands. She reminds her audience that each second lost will never be experienced again, that aging will inevitably affect us all. Harwood seeks to accept this fact with grace, through the support of love and friendship. “The Violets” focuses upon a recollection from childhood, highlighting the transience of time and the overpowering intensity of certain memories when they take hold. The poem consists of two settings: the present moment: as an adult picks flowers at cold dusk, and the memory of a child, waking from sleep in a hot afternoon, and grieving over the lost day.
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.
Environmental Friendly I chose the poem “Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout Would Not Take the Garbage Out” by Shel Silverstein. This poem is about a young girl named Sarah who lives at home with her parents. Sarah is always asked to do many chores but the one she cannot stand is taking out the garbage. In the poem Sarah struggles with obedience of authority by not listening to her parents and learns about environment responsibility through the acts of chores. Shel Silverstein uses repetitive rhyming, flowing word play, and outstanding figurative language to describe and show the readers that Sarah will do any chore besides taking the horrid garbage because of all the disgusting trash.
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”.
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.
The narrator states the mother’s resentment of Connie’s beauty because “her looks were gone and that was why she was always after Connie.”. Connie doesn’t make the situation between the two any better by instigating her mother with curt answers and rude responses. “Her parents and her sister were going to a barbecue at an aunt’s house and Connie said ‘no’, she wasn’t interested, rolling her eyes to let her mother know exactly what she thought.”. the only time Connie fully admits that she truly did love her mother was when she was crying in the phone for her. Connie’s father is a quiet bystander when it came to his wife and daughter heated arguments.
Gwen Harwood uses the tones of stress, bitterness and defeat to capture the image of the lady’s identity. She would hush her children as they cried below her, whilst she was also trying to cook the family meal, and would experience the notion of zest and love, whereby Harwood attempts to create an obvious reflection in her identity by the use of a sympathetic and miserable mood to the poem. We can see that this upsets her, and perhaps she is giving a false sense of happiness to her husband about her new life as a