Elizabeth Jennings’s ‘One Flesh’ presents the relationship through a daughter looking back at her parents’ behaviour towards each other. Ian McMillan’s ‘04/01/07’ presents the reaction to his mother’s death. In this essay, I will analyse and compare how the poets present their attitudes to relationship by looking at the structure, imagery and the use of senses in the poems. Looking at the structure of the poems, Jennings and McMillan use different techniques to present their attitudes to relationships. McMillan uses the form of a sonnet, where the iambic pentameter rhythm imitates the regularity of the heartbeat, which shows the love towards his mother and the physical intensity of his reaction to her death.
Later on, Armand burns anything that belongs to Desiree and feels like he doesn’t love her anymore just because the shame she brought to his family. But he finds a letter from his mom saying that she was black. It was not Desiree who carried the Negroid blood, but Armand. 3. The main characters of the story are Desiree and the baby being the protagonist.
Kimberly Uzoaru Prof Bonar English 2: Presentation 3 December 2012 Sylvia Plath “Daddy,” written by Sylvia Plath is a nursery rhyme like poem with deep metaphorical meanings. Similar to Franz Kafka’s, The Metamorphosis, Sylvia Plath creates a poem that mirrors her own personal life. This biographical poem reveals the dramatic events that Plath faces in regards to her father. The poem also represents the importance of freedom. The beginning stanza begins, “you do not do, you do not do/any more, black shoe” (1-2) Plath is trapped in a shoe that belongs to her father in which she cannot live in anymore.
Mayella’s decision to lie on stand after she swore to tell the truth, was well justified by the loneliness in her life, the fear in telling the truth, and her harsh family and background life. Mayella cares for her unprivileged family while her unemployed father, Bob Ewell, the only adult-like figure in the household, spends the little money their family owns on alcohol, the reason for his abusive behavior towards his daughter. Mayella is secluded from the world because of her status as a Ewell, is constantly afraid due to the abuse she endures from her father, and influenced and hindered due to her family history and background. In a town full of prejudice, Mayella is quickly overlooked as a dirty Ewell, however, looking at the whole picture, it is apparent that Mayella’s actions and family life lead her to be a character worthy of
The Poem "My Father's Love Letters" is written by Yusef Komunyakaa. It is written from the point of view of a child who is writing a letter to his runaway mother on behalf of his illiterate, abusive father. Komunyakaa uses plenty of strong images and power words. There is no rhyme scheme. However, each line's first word starts with a capital letter which signifies how the father is "Lost between sentences…"; the droughts between each thought is symbolized by each line structured as a completely new sentence, even if the sentence before or after connects in meaning.
For as long as he lived Plath was under the control of her father, “black shoe / In which I have lived like a foot”, and in generally a strict family, “Barely daring to breath or Achoo”. This is where the speaker shows her hatred towards her father which is also evident in the second stanza where she says “Daddy, I have had to kill you.” This shows how she wanted out of her life, but “[he] died before [she] had time”, referring to his death. Even though Plath admires her father and looks up to him, referring to him as “a bad full of God”, she is still frightened of him and refers to him as a “ghastly statue”, but with flaws, “gray toe”. In addition, Plath compares her relationship with her father with the relationship between the Nazis and the Jews in the Second World War. “Chuffing me off like a Jew / … to Dachau, Auschwitz, Belsen” describes her difficult and harsh life and the obstacles she had to face while living with her father.
In response to the breaking of the teacup Nana calls Mariam a harami or bastard. Mariam describes her encounters with Jalil, her father, and how he treats her with love and compassion. Throughout this chapter Nana seems to be very negative about everything. She says that every story that Jalil has told Mariam it not real and she thinks that she and Mariam would be better off dead. Chapter 2 Nana describes her side of the birth of Mariam.
The song was by Trent Reznor during the lowest point of his life; He was suffering from severe depression and anxiety on top of his alcoholism and cocaine addiction. The first verse is telling us what has happened. He is calling his ex-girlfriend “Pig” and “Piggy” because she has sent him on his self destructive downward spiral. “Pig” is referenced throughout the whole album. The seventh line tells us that she left him because he wasn’t enough for her and she needed something better than what he could provide.
Her life on a ranch in the 1930s, during the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl is even worse because she is the only woman. Her life is surrounded my men who give her no respect. Throughout the story she is disrespected by them and after a series of events unfold, she ends up caught in a situation that she cannot escape. Curley’s wife is introduced into the book by the men as petty, cruel, and conceited. The men make her seem like she was a bad person, but in reality she was just lonely.
A well renowned confessional poem is Sylvia Plath’s ‘Daddy’ which is addressed to her deceased father; the poem explores and refers to the holocaust in a child-like mellifluous rhythm, synthesising a nursery rhyme tone. Perhaps this conveys Plath’s grief of losing her father when she was young. First of all, the opening line of 'Morning song' “Love set you going like a fat gold watch,” introduces the concept of motherhood as the subject matter of the poem, conveying how the persona, feasibly Plath values and ‘ loves’ her child. The extent of the worth and appreciation of the child is emphasised by the simile ‘like a fat gold watch’ in the notion that the new life represents a likeness of the precious metal and how the persona’s value is similar to that of the admiration that man has for gold. Perhaps, ‘fat’ signifies the sheer size of the Child’s body and how much of a marvel it is that it was inside her for nine months