The poem is written in a way that describes what her father’s mind is going through starting with what he does not know and ends with things he somewhat remembers but still leaving him a shell of his former self. Having Alzheimer causes the affected person to lose their memories and the ability to do simple everyday tasks making them a shell of what they use to be. When Cherry’s father is walking to the house Cherry wrote that: “His mind rattling like the suitcase, swinging from his hand,/ that contains shaving cream, a piggy bank,/ A book he sometimes pretends to read. (lines 3-5)”(Norton 493). He pretends to read probably for many reasons.
Ansley Rehorn March 1, 2010 Class: Tuesday/ Thursday @2 Poetry Explication Essay “The Peace of Wild Things” “The Peace of Wild Things” is a poem that uses a unique approach of words to explains a fathers worries about his family and life’s challenges, and how he gets peace at night. The Author, Wendell Berry, is an American Author who writes non fiction pieces that speak of lifes values. The speaker or narrator in this poem is a father who cares for her children but seeks to find peace. What I received from this poem is that the narrator is a man because of the words he uses and how he mentions that he protects his children. When I think of protection, I think of a man, such as my father, because a father is who many go to for
Consider the ways in which Heaney explores his memories in ‘Mid-term break’ and ‘Digging’. In the poems ‘Digging’ and ‘Mid-term break’, Heaney portrays his childhood memories through both negatives and positive feelings. In ‘Mid-term break’, the death of his brother expresses both peaceful and soothing moments, as well as feelings of loneliness and isolation. In ‘Digging’, we are connected with Heaney’s thoughts and taken back in time to explore his Irish past, and family connection to the rich soil and land. His choice to continue writing instead of carrying out the tradition of farming separates him from his family.
Conrad returns home from a successful day back and school eager to share with his mother and shuts him out leaving him feeling lost. The song further helps the reader feel Beth's coldness toward her son. The song continues, saying, "you put up walls and paint them all a shade of gray"(Swift 10). This can be related to both Conrad and Beth. Conrad, after Buck's death slipped into a depression and hid from everyone his feelings.
His grandkids are all over after the ceremony and he finds his grand daughter, Ashley, smoking next to his car. She asks what kind of car it is and he tells her it’s a Gran Torino. Then she asks what she can have after he dies. He gets angry and walks away. His neighbor from the Hmong family, Thao, comes over for jumper cables and Walt gets angry and insults him.
In The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Fitzgerald illustrated an unattainable dream of Jay Gatsby. Gatsby wishes he can re-create the past again with Daisy, but Gatsby is so naïve to believe that it is possible. The book is filled with important symbols that serve as an important significance. The green light at the end of the Buchanan’s dock represents Gatsby’s dream of meeting Daisy again. The Valley of Ashes is a dark place, where only the poor live; they are separated from the rich.
His dream seems to be of acceptance and freedom. In the novel, Crooks begins to ridicule Lennie about his plans on the farm. Although Crooks becomes bitter, he feels he is realising his dream of being accepted whilst talking to Lennie. However, just like all dreams, his are crushed too, when Curley’s wife enters the scene and reminds him ‘to keep [his] place, Nigger’. Through this, the composer enables the reader to understand how dreams usually do not come true and when they seem so close, they slip away.
It makes him seem vulnerable and less secure without his parents. This is tragic, because not only has his parents died, but he’s never met them. The only way that he could imagine whom his parents were was through the tombstones. This is shown when he says, ‘My first fancies regarding what they were like, were unreasonably derived from their tombstones.’ This makes us feel sympathetic towards Pip because he feels stupid as he mentions that it is ‘unreasonably derived’ and it’s the only way he can reach his parents. He then desperately imagines the image of his father from the shaped letters of which are engraved upon his tombstone.
Ponyboy does not realize why Darry emphasizes schoolwork. Ponyboy then figures out that Darry wants him to go to college because Darry couldn’t. Darry said, “ You could get a scholarship with your brains and grades” (Hinton 73). Pony just thought that Darry was just being too overpowering of him with all his nagging. Pony and Darry seem to have never gotten along ever since their parents died in a car accident.
From here, we can figure out that the Garden of love is a metaphor for a woman, or Blake’s character’s love. In the first stanza, Blake’s character demonstrates familiarity of the Garden when he says, “Where I used to play on the green.” The words “used to” and “play” explains that he probably knew the Garden in his younger years because many grown up men do not usually “play” anymore. The author wants readers to know this because this poem resembles how love hopes to be rediscovered. Blake’s character wants to believe that his love still holds a place for him, but in reality, everything that once was, has now vanished. Many problems prevent Blake’s character from reconnecting with his lover of the past.