The usage metaphors in the poem, "Still I Rise," help you create an image in your mind. “You may trod me in the very dirt, but still, like dust, I’ll rise" [LL 3-4]. This is a perfect example of a metaphor that Angelou uses in her poem. This quote is great because it’s a mentality that everybody should posess. No matter how hard someone tries to
In Act 1, she is never open to the audience and never expresses herself or relates to her childhood except for once where she is threatening the other girls. At a young age, Abigail witnessed Indians smash her parents’ heads on the pillows next to hers. This resulted in her distressed teenage life where she spent time defending her family name in the society. In anger, she relates the events that took place long ago to those that she will carry out if any girl from that group disobeyed her. “I want to open myself!
“You may trod me in the very dirt, but still, like dust, I’ll rise" [LL 3-4]. This is a perfect example of a metaphor that Angelou uses in her poem. This quote is great because it’s a mentality that everybody should posess. No matter how hard someone tries to bring you down, you have to still keep your head held
Crank Author: Ellen Hopkins “Crank” is a book written by Ellen Hopkins which retells the story of her daughter's troubles with drug addiction. Although the story is based on some true events most of the story was over dramatized. In this book the author goes in great detail about the young girls life dealing with addiction, rape and unwanted pregnancy resulting from the rape. The main characters name is Kristina Snow. Her parents divorced when she was young and she now lives with her mother and step father.
• Simile ‘I walk like I’ve got oil wells’ powerful, confident image. • ‘like moons and like suns’ simile- inevitability that she will survive prejudice. • ‘shoulders falling down like teardrops,’ simile and conveys a strong emotion- we get an image of drooping shoulders (like the shape of a tear) and the tear itself is immediately associated with sadness. • ‘I laugh like I’ve got gold mines diggin in my own back yard,’ simile- like the ‘oil wells,’ symbol of wealth something that black American could not have for themselves. • ‘black ocean,’ metaphor- powerful, unstoppable.
Sydney Wheeler English 102 Section 202 August 29, 2012 Barbara Huddleston 8-31-12 Mini Profile Cassandra Garcia Cassandra Garcia has lived a life that most 25 year olds can’t say that they have experienced yet. She has overcome hurdles that most others would merely try to avoid and she does it with determination. She has two beautiful little girls (Bella and Laila) that are her world. Right out of high school she joined the army where she met her ex-husband, all seemed well at first but the turmoil of their relationship was too much of a strain and they got divorced. While most women would cave into the unnecessary evils of this world, Cassandra rose above all of that and gained a new relationship with the Lord.
She began to create things by randomizing her ideas and simply putting her imagination on a piece of paper. She used old and modern photographs to influence her paintings. She was interested in the idea of countless types of colors and details in her paintings. Audrey was a woman who not only had goals in life, but she also had a mind to make her believe she could achieve every single one of those goals. As her career went on she accomplished more than she had ever wanted to in her life.
Becoming a CNA was easy for Daphne, but the career had its disadvantages. When after one year as a CNA, in a nursing home, she was accused of an act she did not commit. With an abuse offense behind her license, she was terminated and had to find another job. Always being written up for the negative things that take place on the job is another obstacle Daphne faced. Daphne had been written up and reported several times for having to leave the job to get to her kids for whatever reasons.
Chopin seems to use many different themes and symbols throughout the story to portray Edna’s character and way of life that causes the many problems and difficulties for her. Throughout the 19th century the literary technique of realism was widely used throughout many works of writing and especially throughout this novel. Realism is a technique that focuses on aspects of the characters life in a common view, meaning that the writing is focused on a particular setting or depiction of a certain plot within the norms of society. Chopin does an excellent job of using her writing to get the reader involved in the characters life and the feelings of the character at any given point throughout the story. Although realism seems to be most common throughout the story there is also a touch of naturalism throughout select passages.
Short Critical Essays Title: Still I Rise The poem “Still I Rise” begins with Maya Angelou enthusiastically/proudly saying in the first stanza “You may write me down in history with your bitter, twisted lies, you may trod me in the very dirt, but still, like dust, I’ll rise.”, meaning that no matter what hurtful words or rumors being spread or spit at her, their negativity will not put her down. Ms. Angelou used the word choice “trod” to express how people were stepping on her, figuratively, to lower her self esteem and boost themselves up. No matter how hard the people around her wanted her to fall, she stayed strong on her own two feet. In the second stanza “Does my sassiness upset you?Why are you beset with gloom? 'Cause I walk like I've got oil wells pumping in my living room.”The word “beset” set an angry tone to this part of the poem.