Such techniques include personification, metaphors, epigraphs, sibilance, dramatic irony, imagery, simile and symbolism. At first you might think, “what the... I am not even going to bother with this one”, but give it a chance because I promise you, your life will suddenly feel a lot more pleasant once you dig deep and understand T.S. Eliots genius exhibition of dramatic monologue. A common element that is within his many poems is alienation, loneliness and shallowness and these can be found within the cryptic mastermind lines, verses and stanzas.
Manipulation, Blame, and Self-Justification in Lolita: A Narration of Questionable Rationality Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita goes against mainstream literary works written in the point of view of the victim by making the “predator,” Humbert Humbert, the narrator. Humbert Humbert’s unreliability as a character and a narrator requires the reader to constantly question his testimony, penetrating the narrative to discover excluded points of view. His portrayals of Lolita, Charlotte Haze, Clare Quilty, and himself are extremely biased and with these the unreliable narrator paints a questionable picture in the reader’s mind. Humbert Humbert portrays the characters as he would like his readers to see them, excluding anything that might lead his audience, a jury in the court of law to whom he can make his defense, astray from his systematic account of his love for Lolita. Through manipulation, blame, and self-justification, Humbert Humbert attempts to provide his readers and jury with an understanding of his passion for and obsession with Lolita, and the knowledge that he is aware of his wrong-doings, while still attempting to express what he believes to be his rationality throughout his narration.
With both these goals, we need to find out what their needs are and address them right away. We need to understand their attitude towards the topic, by looking into their background. Knowing the purpose of our writing will allow us to take the reader on a journey to a greater understanding. Otherwise we are truly writing for ourselves hoping we can get the attention of someone when we just have us in mind. Bibliography Flower, Linda “Writing for an Audience”.
Primarily the poet explores family conflict whereby the tense relationships, which will never heal in which the writer concludes by using the graphic comparison to veins severed by swords, reinforcing this idea. The clash games also refers The clash games : The narrator is angry at people who judge her because of her class and the way she speaks. The poem is a humorous look at class stereotyping. The narrator is proud of her class. Proud of her identity and class “proud of the class that I come from” she is not very well off.
In the poem “Dulce et Decorum est” the title translates to “It is a wonderful and great honor to fight and die for your country”. The Title in itself is very ironic and it is one main point the writer is making. He says “you could hear , at every jolt, the blood/come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs” this shows the irony in the title because dyeing this way is not wonderful, as the poems title makes out to be. Another comparison of these two poems is the writer’s use of similes. A simile is a comparison often using the words like or as.
Influential text with strong supporting evidence can cause its reader to believe it strongly. Readers relate the text to their own personal conditions and sometimes make up false impression about their life. Generally a mass of the readers are interested in reading what relates to them. Frederick Douglass was one amongst the masses. Douglass in his essay states how he got hold of a book and read it whenever he got a chance.
The speaker remains unnamed throughout the poem; in the last line the speaker is just “He.” This further ridicules the speaker, by making him generic, or just a typical politician; they all ramble on about nonsense they do not even take time to fully consider. “next to of course god america i” is a poem aimed at revealing the potential of abusing patriotism to sway people’s thoughts. Patriotism can be used to manipulate people into doing things they usually wouldn’t. This implicit theme is enforced throughout the poem by allusions and other literary devices [pic] and suggests that the poem is not actually unpatriotic. The speaker is admonishing people on being wary of how patriotism is used and uses sarcasm to accent his position.
One could assume that the purpose of this was to challenge the reader, as Nietzsche was known for being deliberately demanding in his writings. His aim was to jolt people out of complacency and to make the reader think for themself. Nietzsche rejected his egalitarian contemporaries and those before him, and the way they philosophised. He particularly detested the likes of Kant, Mill and Bentham who followed Egalitarian thinking, purporting one should “forget the nonsense of the greatest number” making reference to the belief that one should act in accordance with the greatest good for the greatest number of people. Where their target for consideration was humanity as a whole, Nietzsche was more concerned with the individual.
Fanthorpe’s Poem and Death Of A Salesman Fanthorpe’s poem “You Will Be Hearing From Us Shortly” portrays the ideas of intolerance and discrimination through the event of an interviewer looking down in repugnance at an adverse interviewee. The author utilizes tone to portray the prejudice attitude of the interviewer towards the job seeker as the tone shifts from seemingly being pragmatic at the beginning and then moving to a more audacious and insolent tone as the poem progresses. In Act 2 of Death of a Salesman Willy Loman’s devastating “business” visit and his experience with Howard compares to the event that occurred in the poem as they both reveal discourteous behavior shown by their superiority. Though the word choice of this poem may seem polite, the continuous use of language filled with prejudice towards the interviewee reveals a tone of sarcasm and incivility. When interviewing the candidate, the interviewer decides to begin by referring to the job seeker as an “adequate” individual reveals to the reader that the employee has already made up his mind that the applicant does not meet the standards for his attempted position.
Montague’s poem also outlines the poet’s often vitriolic attack on the school system that he was part of when he boarded in St. Patrick’s, Armagh during World War 2. Both poets express negative views on authority throughout their poems. Heaney expresses his unpleasant experiences in St. Columb’s and focuses on the idea of unfair treatment, while Montague expresses his anger at the maltreatment and cruelty which was bestowed on the boys by each other and also the corporal punishment employed by the priests in charge. Both poems evidently present the physical and linguistic types of authority which Heaney and Montague had to endure and the everlasting effects that this had on them. However, while Montague’s poem sustains focus on his experiences and St. Patrick’s, Heaney broadens his focus and goes on to discuss his experiences of the Policing system in Northern Ireland.