The poem talks about equality and justice from Baca’s point of view. In the first Stanza the poet writes: Is a question of strength, of unshed tears, of being trampled under, and always, always, remembering you are human (“Oppression” 1). He wrote that the people who are oppressed get stronger because of its pain. Also, the poet stresses on that everyone should remember that people being oppressed are human beings and should be treated with respect. The second stanza talks about people keeping hopes and being strong.
To effectively show this, he uses rhetorical strategies such as italicizing words, and the use of punctuation and repetition. In this excerpt, J.D. Salinger used italics to show the change in tone of the character. This rhetorical strategy is useful in defining Caulfield and his view of life. An example of this would be when his sister Phoebe corrects him and tells him the poem was by Robert Burns.
In the poem The Falling Soldier, which is in relation to the photograph by Robert Capa, Duffy begins the poem by using colloquial language such as ‘flop’ and ‘kip’ to create a very casual everyday image about how the photo could be interoperated. Even though the poem starts off with a positive tone, the tone quickly shifts with the phrase ‘No; worse.’ then following with ‘The shadow you cast as you fall is the start of a shallow grave’ as she describes the truth and reality of the soldiers fall. She makes it sounds as if it was inevitable and was always going to happen. ‘They give medals though, to the grieving partners, mothers, daughters, sons of the brave.’ This almost sarcastic phrase expressing that as if a medal they can’t even accept for themselves makes it all ok and worth dying for. She distinctively uses ‘they’ in this phrase, to emphasise the fact that these people are nameless and are too cowardly to take responsibility for what they causing.
Outline and evaluate research in to privation. Privation is when a child never forms attachment. A study of privation includes the case study of Genie and Czech twins. Genie was a young girl who was kept in isolation due to her father’s belief that she was mentally retarded, however as she was discovered at age 13, it was too late to test this. Because Genie never formed attachment, her level of speech was very low and even now, has not recovered as upon discovery she was kept in the care of many different psychologists and then was restored to her original home and kept under the care of her mother.
This enables it to have a much greater impact, and helps the poems transition into the consequences of this pain, such as the anger it causes. Another way that the poets expresses pain in Nettles is by juxtaposing the emotion with the action of soothing and comforting, which the parents do to the child when they are hurt, shown in the line ‘we soothed him till his pain was not so raw.’ The use of the ‘oo’ sound in ‘soothed’ elongates the sentence, giving a sense of calm, juxtaposed to the repetition of the plosive ‘b’ sound of ‘blisters beaded’ in the line before. This, again, amplifies the pain that the child
This led to Genie not forming any attachments with anyone. After she was found she was put in a hospital where psychologists looked after her. Psychologists say that Genie had little interest in people and believe this is because she had never had any sort of attachment or relationship with anybody before and the fact Genie was unable to speak suggests that she had not communicated with anybody. Genie never fully recovered socially, this may be due to her extreme early privation and the time she was held in
They begin beating it with a hose To find out what it really means. The poem “Introduction to Poetry” by Billy Collins is about exploring the beauty of the world with the use of sound and mind using imagination. It introduces the exploration of the world through a different point of view. The tone of the poem is beauty, imagination, and misunderstanding. This poem means that people need to look at the
While then, Liesel writes the story of her life, containing both tragedy and beauty, at a fevered pace. Liesel has come to the realization that words can cause both violence and comfort, and she strives to make them "right" by combating propaganda with writing that emanates from love. The reason I chose this quote to be a part of one of my passages is because it gives a great deal of explanation of how
In Simon Armitage’s poem ‘the manhunt’ discuss the ways in which you consider language and imagery, structure and form combine to convey the meaning. In the poem ‘manhunt’ written by Simon Armitage, the poet uses form, structure and linguistic devices to convey the meaning of the poem. As the title of the poem suggests, the poem is about a woman trying to find the person her husband was once, before he got injured. Armitage uses imagery effectively to portray the meaning of the poem, this is done by the use of metaphors , ‘the damaged, porcelain collar-bone’ this quote is saying how precious his collar bone is, and how breakable it is. The ‘porcelain’ emphasises how fragile her husband is and how careful she has to be around him, so she does not upset him.