Although the poem’s tone words reveal the morose attitude of the speaker, the imagery in the poem also have that effect. In the poem, the speaker describes “a flash of powder” when referring to the length of time that they have felt their heart broken (8). When the speaker describes love, he uses personification to say, “he swallows us and never chaws” (14). The metaphors and personifications throughout the poem make it more interesting for the reader and draws them into the depressing nature of the meaning of the poem. The author could better describe the speaker’s attitude by incorporating imagery such as “my rags of heart can like, wish, and adore, but after one such love, can love no more” (31-32).
People tend to take a liking to the period of coming of age, which greatly affects them in terms of progressively becoming mature. Both Holden and the narrator of “Novel” have a dislike in reaching adulthood, and almost a fear of maturing. We can see that the narrator of the poem wants to hold on to his teenage life when he ends and starts the poem saying, “We aren’t serious when we’re seventeen”, where he means he’s enjoying this time and is not serious, and he wants to stay like that for a while because he said the same thing at the end of the poem. Although the narrator dislikes the idea of going into adulthood, he knows it is going happen. This poem uses imagery to describe many things.
As well as reminding the reading that ‘The Kite Runner’ is just a story, is also reflects the unhappiness that is going to happen further on into the play. By giving us an early hint from stories that have tinges or sadness in them helps prepare the reader for the unexpected. Old Afghanistan was a place of innocence where Amir and Baba could live in peace. Amir described how much he enjoyed winter in Kabul, ‘winter was every kid’s favourite season’. Winter was a time where children such as Amir and Hassan could have fun which again shows how innocent Afghanistan was in the 1970s: before any invasions happened.
It is generally said that when reading something you shouldn’t put much thought into opinions, take no account to biases, and should only properly consider the facts. But in many stories this general view on reading has to be broken to fully understand the text. A Rose for Emily is a feminist like southern gothic text written by the author William Faulkner and told from the view of one of the townspeople, but one that represented the thought of the town as a whole. The view of the narrator is an important part of the story, as his views, thought not really picked up on the first reading are important and a very reliable source to messages that aren’t obviously stated but should be picked up, such as the main characters insanity. The narrator shows his views quite clearly, when he remarks on events like Emily committing suicide by saying “it would be the best thing” which gives you the feeling that the narrator isn’t exactly the best person (William Faulkner, 22).
The poem was pretty boring at the beginning and I didn’t fell the poet was trying to prove anything. I didn’t get the poet’s point almost until the end of the poem. The theme was very beneficial for the reader and it helps the reader think and do whatever he/she wants in this life without hesitating and before it’s late, as the student said, but I would have also said that there was another theme which tells us to live our life the way we want it not only to get experiences. The theme has reminded me of a person that have once wanted to do something very badly but he couldn’t do it. What happened and very briefly is that a dear friend of mine, whom had once lived, wanted to travel to many countries he had in mind.
Already, there is a clear pattern shown in these poems in the relationships between men and women; the man has little respect for the female. In Marvell’s poem the man is making sexual advances to the woman, and in Browning’s poem the Duke talks about how the Duchess annoyed him with her personality and flirting nature when he says She had A heart how shall I say? too soon made glad, Too easily impressed; she liked whate'er She looked on, and her looks went everywhere. and then how he ordered her death, and now how he is trying to get someone else to find him another wife. The speaker
Langston Hughes actually talks about keeping your dreams, which in my opinion is close to hope, because our hope is based on our dreams. He says that you should hold onto your dreams, because if you do not, “life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly” or it is “a barren field, frozen with snow” . Ice johnson mentions in his poem that hope is “not the best way but at least a way” , meaning that hope also can have disadvantages, such as making people to optimistic to see the realistic side of life, but it’s still a way to live and escape the massacre and disaster. He also mentions that hope is
In this poem Dickinson did not choice to only portray the blissful elements of hope, but also the poignant elements. “And sore must be the storm – that could abash the little Bird – that kept so many warm.” [ (Meyer) ]. Yes, hope is one of the things that will help you endure the tunnel in order to reach the light at the end, but as we all know many times there is that wrong turn that’s going to make that light seem even further. That’s when the popular saying, “Do not crush my hopes,” comes in
In the final stanza he says “I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.”(lines 19 and 20). I think that he choose to take the path he thought that less people took because it was more difficult than the opposite one. Even though there’s a chance it might be more challenging it made a huge impact on his life because in the end a good outcome is all that matters. In the poem “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost in order to properly analyze and really understand the true meaning of the poem you have to break it down. Not only each stanza but also each line.
He also describes Labour Day to be a pointless day, because no one gets the day off and that the days are shorter and the nights are cooler. Bruce does make his point effectively. It’s effective, because he shows the cons of Labour Day and then he states what Labour Day has done to help him realize reality, and how it improved him as an individual. After I read the essay, I felt that we should get Labour Day off, just to get things together before we go to school or back to work. It would be a good “catch up” day for everyone.