O’Brien uses symbolism in this short story to develop Martha as being both a positive and negative figure for Lieutenant Cross. As Martha is being introduced she is right away perceived as a symbol for love, virginity and life after the war for Lieutenant Jimmy Cross. He realizes that she is not a virgin nor is she in love with him, but she was his light at the end of the long, dark tunnel of the war. Every night Lieutenant Cross would hold the letters and “spend the last hour of light pretending. Imagining romantic camping trips into the White Mountains … tasting the envelope flaps, knowing her tongue had been there.” (Pg.
Gwen Hardwood The emotive qualities of Gwen Harwood’s poetry resonate with her readers. She uses her own memories to illustrate love for her family, her loss of innocence and the swiftness of time passing. She demonstrates this in her poems Father and Child, The Violets and At Mornington. The poem The Violets opens with the line “It is dusk and cold,” the time of day symbolising that this persona has reached old age and is metaphorically drawing closer to nightfall or the end of her days. Death is made apparent with the negative adjective “cold.” The flowers she is picking at the beginning of this poem are clearly what stimulate her memory of childhood as they are referenced later in the poem.
How does Duffy create a distinctive speaker in Mrs Midas? In the poem ‘Mrs Midas’ Duffy presents us with a fairly distinctive personality that is a result of a wish made by her husband that turns to be the cause of his death. Duffy uses first person in order to give the reader a descriptive overview of the speaker and how she deals with the situation. In the first stanza we are introduced to a typical cosy ‘relaxed’ home, the kind of image that you see in every house. She is admiring the garden as she sees him ‘snapping a twig’ further illustrating the cosy image of the house.
Lennie is afraid when Curley’s wife enters the barn, but she’s not freaked out about the dead puppy. Lennie details his interest in petting soft things. Curley’s wife offers her hair to be petted. Lennie obliges. He obliges so thoroughly that he accidentally breaks Curley’s wife’s neck.
Process Paper #4 The Century Quilt serves to connect the speaker’s life to her diverse background. First of all, the quilt brings her back to her youthful days. The speaker describes her dreams of “wrapping [herself] at play with [the blanket’s] folds and [play] chieftains and princesses.” This quilt connects her to her past and thus to her family. She reminisces about her first blanket, which serves as a doorway to her past experiences and emotions. She wants a blanket to “have good dreams for a hundred years.” The speaker makes a connection with Meema, who “dreams of her yellow sisters” and “about Mama.” She recalls her father coming home from his store and the family cranking up the pianola.
How does Keats tell the story of ‘The Eve of St. Agnes’ in stanzas 36-42? Stanzas 36-42 are focused on Porphyro and Madeline’s relationship deepening. Keats uses a reference to birds in the phrase “A dove forlorn and lost with sick unpruned wing.” Shows how Madeline is afraid of being abandoned by Porphyro now that they have consummated their relationship. The use of the “dove” represents the love that they share and the purity of their relationship which perhaps clashes with the fact that they consummated their relationship before marriage. By referring to birds it perhaps shows that they are trying to get ‘free’ and ‘fly’ away.
For my assignment I chose to write about “Magic of Love” written by Helen Farries and “Love Poem” written by John Frederick Nims to compare to William Blake’s poems “The Lamb” and “The Tyger”. I would compare “Magic of Love” by Farries to William Blake’s “The Lamb”. In her poem she speaks of love in a way that I feel should be the way we all see it. I agree with her when she writes, “It can comfort and bless, it can bring happiness-“. She feels love is supposed to make you feel safe in the way religion can bring security and bring happiness to people.
Her word choices “remembered” and “were in love,” Waniek emphasizes a sentimental memory. Waniek’s diction allows the reader to relive the memory through the speaker’s perspective. The speaker describes how she remembered "play[ing] in its folds and be chieftains and princesses" (11-12). She uses these lines to demonstrate how the quilt represented her youthful and energetic days with her sister. Through the descriptive use of colors, Waniek creates a vivid picture of the quilt: “Six Van Dyke brown, squares, two white, and one square yellow of Meema’s cheek” (lines 15-17).
When the girls start to sing the song “I’m the Sheik of Araby. Your love belongs to me. At night when your’re asleep Into your tent I’ll creep” this shows how Gatsby has the power to take back the love that Daisy has given to once and knows that it can happen once again like when they last met. When Gatsby is talking to Nick on page 152, Gatsby mentions how Tom never loved Daisy as much as he did to her. Gatsby enforces that he and Daisy should be together even thought that Daisy has moved on and let go of the past and got married and with a child.
4) “Persona”, a movie by Ingmar Bergman, portrays the weakness and strengths of a person’s identity. Portrait is a poem written by Judith Wright which investigates the different aspects of identity. The poem regards the persona so excited and enthusiastic about her marriage and her new housewife duties because she was loved and needed. The persona in the second stanza then reveals that her passion for this life disappears as her heart is unsatisfied for she believes she is only loved by her family because she was needed to keep the house and keep their lives in order. The topics of identity she analyses are the effect of years and time, the transformation of identity, and that identity is an image; a portrait.