The Petrarchan sonnet form has an inbuilt dialectic structure, enabling her to have a progressive narrative, which follows the path of the Platonic system. Barrett-Browning subverts the traditional conventions of such a controlled poetry style, which reflects the era, by creating a feminine voice, which juxtaposed against her conservative era, gives a voice to women, and thus highlights the equality of Platonic love. The greco-allusion “how Theocractes had sung…” references the 3rd century BC greek poet, depicting a mourning of the loss of the renaissance passion, in culture and in love. The powerful sensory physical images of “drew me backward by the hair”, accentuates the phsyicality of
As is commonly known, this particular stretch of time is characterised as the era of radical change, with the emergence of many liberation movements, including feminism. As such, the ekphrasis views the painting under a feminist’s point of view. Instead of symbolising romantic love, the poem shows that “The Kiss” may symbolise male dominance. Lexis that indicates this is apparent from the start of the poem. “They” are described as “kneeling” together in the first line, which is deceivingly romantic.
As the story continues the love of Madame Valmonde is passed from Desiree, to her child, and to Armand. But is this mother love enough to produce the best result? As stated above, Desiree receives great mother love from Madame Valmonde, but it does not produce the best end result for Desiree. For example, Desiree does not see her child is of color until “there was something in the air menacing her peace”(Chopin 203). This shows that like Madame Valmonde, Desiree is blind to color, but she needs to be open to thought that she may be of color.
Aunt Fay writes to her niece Alice in the hope of teaching her about Austen and her writing and what better way to do that than by direct reference to Austen’s most successful text, Pride and Prejudice? Weldon in turn helps the actual reader understand Pride and Prejudice by commenting on the characters’ behaviour and the plot by giving her personal opinion, as well as identifying typical language features and explaining why Austen is valued today. She expresses empathy for Mrs Bennet which encourages the reader to reconsider their own opinion Her use of first person language tells the reader that they are reading a biased opinion, but also helps the reader trust Weldon as she is speaking
Anzaldua Inquiry The text written by Anzaldua is a patchwork, “an assemblage, a montage, a beaded work, … a crazy dance.” To create this medley, Anzaldua uses a variety of culture-specific language, literature, and references. Throughout the whole piece she switches the language between a mixture of English and Chicano Spanish. When speaking about what her native tongue is, Anzaldua refers to the corridos that were popular, such as the ones about John F. Kennedy and his death; she tells how it was frowned upon to like the ethnic music, but she enjoyed the corridos very much. These reflect the dual cultural structures interlocking into one. Through stories, Anzaldua establishes herself as an outsider.
Nichols however uses a very different tone, she uses words such as "pull", "mantling", "warm" and "replenishing" to say that her mother was essential to how she is now. These words show how when Nichols was vulnerable her mother would guide her ("pull" sense
However, Shakespeare presents Benedick’s change in a more positive and light-hearted manner, whilst Macbeth’s change revolves around negativity and wrong-doing as the approach to each individual genre is different, where comedies are humorous and happy, whilst tragedies are gloomy and grief-stricken. INTRO: The opening scene of the play, ‘Much Ado About Nothing’, is significant as Shakespeare introduces the genre of the play as a romantic comedy through the comic names given to Benedick and Beatrice by each other. Beatrice nicknames Benedick as “Signor Mountanto”, which uses sexual innuendo expressing their love hate relationship, created by the definition of the word ‘montanto’ (technical term for an upward thrust in fencing). This insulting, but hilarious comment would have only been understood by the Shakespearean audience. Opposing this, Benedick personifies disdain in the form of Beatrice, by calling her “Lady Disdain”, suggesting that she is in fact, the epitome of disdain or contempt.
Personal Response- Gwen Harwood- “Mother who gave me life” The poem “Mother who gave me life” utilises Harwood’s personal experiences along with reflection of human history to the self-sacrifice of motherhood. The diminishment of a mother’s relationship with her daughter, is made everlasting through the nurturing role of “motherhood” that is rooted deep into human instinct. Individual experience is portrayed by Harwood through the more personal tones of reflection and nostalgia, personal pronouns express the intimate and deep connection between mother and daughter “Forgive me the wisdom I would not learn from you” the authentic contemplation on Harwood’s behalf shines a light on the universal truisms that come with motherhood. The cyclical imagery “women bearing women…for the wild daughters becoming women” suggests Harwood’s recognition of the generations and history of women, through exploring the history of motherhood, Harwood conveys the universal truisms which remain timeless and relevant to today’s and future’s society. The reflection on the continuity of motherhood through the maternal line “your mother, and hers and beyond” expresses the accumulation of motherhood throughout time, the sibilance of “speech growing stranger” evokes the mystical mood of an ancient past.
‘Why is Sixty Lights worthy of critical study and inclusion on the HSC Prescriptions List for module B- Critical Study of Text?’ The novel Sixty Lights has been included on the HSC Prescriptions List for Module B because it is worthy for critical study as it is a diverse piece of literature covering significant topics that have been ignored in the modern world. We enter the lyrical and image-laden world of Sixty Lights. It’s a tale, resplendent in colour and imagery, set across two worlds - the constrained and stilted world of Victorian England, and the chaotic danger and abandon of India. Gail Jones creates literature, like Shakespeare, but in this particular piece explores the significance behind photographs and what they represent.
The word have is also used to suggest that women are objects to be owned, rather than an equal to love. Don Pedro tells Claudio to cherish his love for Hero, and one interpretation of this is that the intangible idea of love is more important in the 16th century than the woman being loved. Indeed, in Shakespeare’s “Sonnet 116”, he writes “it [love] is an ever fixed mark […] though rosy lips and cheeks, within his bending sickle’s compass come”. Shakespeare is saying that love itself is eternal, but the women (“rosy lips and cheeks”) and their beauty come and go, thus saying love as an intangible idea is more important than the receiver of love.