The image of an ‘overall black translucency’ conveys the picture of the overwhelming filth in the filling station. The poet closely examines her surroundings of the ‘oil-soaked’ station. She even notices how the father’s monkey suit ‘cuts him under the arms’. Bishop’s close observations are due to her curious questions that she asks herself in the poem. “Why the extraneous plant?
Stephanie Roatis 3/10/12 Fisch, Freshman English Acc. Sometimes people can escape from a hard life or a stressful time by detaching themselves from the world. In The Tenement Room, Chicago by Frank Marshall Davis, a person is trapped in a bruised and battered tenement room. The writer uses powerful techniques to paint the picture of a poverty-ridden life for an individual and uses the room as an extended metaphor for the person living in it, spiritless and defeated. During the day when everything is easily visible, the harsh points of poverty stick out and are accentuated.
Touchstone, 1996, 41). The machine used many tactics such as starvation, provision of scarce basic necessities and extremely poor living conditions to transform the prisoners into beasts and for the most part it worked. Levi’s experience in the death camp is riddled with a number of survivors he shared encounters with who, in defiance of the machine, maintained their humanity when most prisoners around them lost it. The machine started its attempt to transform Jews into beasts on the train ride to the camp. Crammed tightly into train cars in the cold, without any food or water, the journey to the camp and demoralization of Levi and his fellow Jews began.
Dallas Camp Dr. Trotter Eng 101-019 30 Jun 2013 Analysis of the short story “Wild Swans” This short story “Wild Swans” is about a young woman named Rose who takes an adventurous, yet awkward, train ride from the small town of West Hanratty, Canada to the metropolitan city of Toronto. Her stepmother Flo, owns a small store and knows a little bit about everybody in their town and seems to have an opinion about everything. Flo once worked in Toronto and tells Rose of a man getting his stomach cut open and whores fighting aimlessly, but Rose’s biggest concern should be the white slavers on the train. These white slavers offer young woman drugged candy and with the help of an accomplice, whisk the young lady’s off the train and into a life of drugs and prostitution. These stories of Flo’s keep Rose’s mind wondering what to expect on the train ride and again when she arrives in Toronto.
On the Subway On the Subway is a short poem written by Sharon Olds. The poem details the feelings experienced by the narrator, as she sits in alone in a subway with a young black man. The poem focuses on race and oppression, and the narrator expresses her sentiments in regards to these topics. The use of metaphors, contrast, symbolism and diction lead the reader to understand the major themes of the poem, oppression and inequality. Metaphors were present throughout the poem.
First, he could talk about the rush hour train. During rush hour, people would push and squeeze against each other to get a place in the train to go to their destination. He could say that the transit was a cold and impersonal place during that period. He could also talk about trashes in the subway. Furthermore, the author could explain that throwing garbage into the subway tracks make the transit system a cold and impersonal place.
In the poem “Glasgow 5th March 1971” by Edwin Morgan the poet has created very vivid images by using metaphors and unusual word orders. To summarise what happens in the poem, a man and his girlfriend are pushed through a glass window of a shop in Glasgow by two youths looking to steal items from the shop. The poem is written in an impersonal way. The poet does not give his own opinions on the situation described, therefore the reader can draw their own conclusions. The title of the poem gives the effect of a newspaper headline which is also impersonal, leaving the pictures in the readers mind very chilling and sinister, although most of the images are created by metaphors.
Much of his work was critical of the Egyptian government and condemned social oppression. The truly analytical and symbolic film of his style and fixations is Cairo Station (Bab el Hadid, 1958). In this film, Cairo’s main train station is the setting of the Egyptian society; a small community that encompasses of luggage carriers and soft drink sellers. The film displays the story of a crippled and sexually obsessed newspaper seller in Cairo station who is in love with a pretty soft drink seller; the story ends with a tragic death. Through this story, the film explores and represents the lives of deprived and underprivileged people who must put in much effort to manage a living for themselves to survive, no matter what the likelihood is.
In line six, â€œoverwhelming force of robot obsession, our slaves are not alive,â€ by him saying robot obsession he means that people are being forced into this dehumanized environment, and that we are just slaves of society. Once again in line nine, â€œcrowds of executive secretaries alighting from subway 8:30 A.M.,â€ one could clearly see that by stating this, Ginsberg wants you to see how we are part of a system, a repetitive system. He leads you to believe that these secretaries exit the subways every day at the same time, although he never states that. <br> When examining the punctuation, you notice in lines one through three that there are several words
Hundreds of shops, cafés and newsagents covered the airport; extremely obsessive travellers acquiring pointless souvenirs filled the distance. Colossal groups of siblings pushed into the crowds, excitedly. The vigorous aroma of coffee and tea entered peoples nostrils, women dressed in business suits with small black cases and laptops set up at the tables indulged in a croissant from the coffee shop. They sat all smartly dressed with faces full of heavy pilled make-up and hair neatly tied up compact with hairspray and glitter. Departure and arrival times were declared repeatedly; 'Flights to Alicante will have a delay of 2 hours due to critical weather conditions on the boarders'.