As the audience continues to read the story, we then realize how Schaeffer and his wife were not supportive of their son joining the Marine Corps to start. Schaeffer then explains how he felt, "I felt ignorant. I vaguely imagined my son leaving for boot camp and then after he graduated, being sent off to the ends of the world. Why the hell was john going into the marines?" (Schaeffer 630) Schaeffer uses in this quote, which helps in describing to the audience how the author feels.
Hence, the poet deeply cherishes those feelings of comfort and safety that the family home is able to provide. As the poem progresses, the family home develops beyond that base level of security, and becomes a place of nourishment and restoration. The love and care the poet’s parents pour in to the home is returned in kind by the produce that flourishes from the garden. As the poet ravages the fruits of his parents labour, the home gradually grows in to its role as a kind of auxiliary caregiver for the poet, sustaining him throughout his formative years. By the poem’s conclusion, it no longer simply provides for Peter and his immediate family, but is also responsible for the safekeeping and preservation of their cultural heritage.
This emphasises control over the reader through the fact that Rossetti chooses to mention the existence of a secret; this knowledge leads the reader to become curious and this shows that she is able to manipulate the audience and instantly grab their interest. The conversational tone is also established through the flowing nature of the poem, and enjambment is used in the third verse, where ‘March’ is used to start a new line; this continuation seems to create a natural rhythm and so engages the reader. This ability to engage the reader on a personal level once again highlights the secret power of art. To add to this, the punctuation emphasises her power through the fact that it leads readers to expect something significant is about to happen; the fact that a colon is used after ‘well:’ seems to give an impression of a pause, and despite the expectation of something significant being revealed, the narrator remains secretive, and this shows that she has the power to control the pace, and also the thoughts of the reader. In relation to the pace, another example of the narrator’s power is shown through the rhyming pattern; in stanza two, the internal rhyming pattern between ‘bounding and surrounding… buffeting and astounding’ increases the pace, which allows the audience to experience the same sense of urgency
Peter Skzynecki explores the concept of belonging in his poem, “Feiks Skzynecki,” in which he writes about his father’s attachment to his garden and the concept of not belonging in the poem “St. Patrick’s College,” where Peter writes about his struggles and hardships of his schooling life. When people experience a strong connection to a place, the notion of belonging is associated with positive feelings, however when this connection is not there, a feeling of isolation and alienation occurs. The idea of belonging is mostly perceived as a connection with others, however people can develop a sense of belonging with their memories and particular places. In the poem “Feliks Skrynecki” this concept of belonging is explored.
Broe’s main claim points out Plath’s stupidity, progress and comedy relief of her famous poem, “Daddy.” Broe puts forth supportive, textual evidence that persuades the audience of this claim. Broe opens her critique by justifying that Plath’s poem, “Daddy,” was one of the most quoted poems written by Plath. She, then, mentions the allusion Plath created of her father and Mein Kampf. “The speaker attempts to exorcise not just the memory of her father but her own Mein Kampf model of him as well as her inherited behavioral traits that lead her graveward under the Freudian banner of death instinct or Thanato’s libido,” (Broe, 283). Furthermore, Broe is creating an emphasis on the word ‘own’ in this sentence because she claims Plath is uneducated about Mein Kampf.
The metaphor and simile of the “pen” and “snug as a gun” explains the last line “I’ll dig with it” and his attitude toward his family tradition (3-31). The narrator seems that he is afraid from his family to force him to follow their tradition, which is shown in the line 5 “My father, digging, I look down” (5). “I look down” describe the situation of the narrator when he sits up in his room and look down which he does not want to go down with his father. Therefore, the metaphor “snug as a gun” is used to protect his desire to be a writer which he likens the pen to a gun to describe his rejection of his family tradition. The comparison between the “pen” and “gun” seems that a pen has a power as a gun when the writer uses the pen to express about his own opinion.
Her poetry takes a common incident or ordinary person and given a structure that is not a plain recitation of facts, poems that “skillfully combine biography and history” (325). She has stated in an interview with M. Wynn Thomas in 1995, her works have been influenced by Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks, Richard Wright, and James Wright. Dove is also asked often about her influences other than writers and repeats that she is “obsessed with” what she calls the “underside of history”. In the interview with M. Wynn Thomas, Dove said that the “underside of history” is the “dramas of ordinary people - the quiet courage of their actions, all which buoy up the big events” (The Swansea Review). Dove believes “putting these private events” alongside historical events makes the personal and historical equally important.
Readers, particularly women of all ages feel encouraged because Hall’s narratives are relatable. Hall’s self-exposed writing enables a reader to go beyond solely reading about her life, her writing can help a reader feel encouraged to tackle their own life obstacles. Due to Hall’s sincere and personal way of writing I felt encouraged and felt amazed at how much I not only liked her writing but learned from it as well. As I read Hall’s work I gained the impression that I was reading her personal journal. Her “journals,” in other words her autobiographical narratives such as Killing Chickens, “Shunned” and “Without a map” all reveal specific different bitter portions of her life that she has faced and overcame and reassures readers like me, that we can too.
Where he tells us different things that the soldiers carried, and these could be an abstract explanation of their personalities. Lt. Jimmy Cross carries letters from his crush named Martha, he is constantly thinking about her and getting distracted when on missions. The lieutenant is the “master” and this character is a prime example of the outcome when you are immature to handle the responsibility. Another example is Ted Lavender; who is a scared young solider that calms him self with tranquilizers. Their young age is an instrument that intensifies their emotional
Siti Aisah The Ambiguity in Anne Sexton’s Poems and Her Writing Technique especially in ‘Us’ Anne Sexton is a poet and playwright. She is famous for his poetry that plays some of his personal life. She also has the same tragic fate as Sylvia Plath. Anne Sexton's poetry tells stories that are immensely significant to the mid-Twentieth-century artistic and psychic life. Sexton understood her culture's malaise through her own, and her skill enabled her to deploy metaphorical structures at once synthetic and analytic.