The two poems are also different in that in Suicide Note, the young girl has time to think about and give reason as to why she is taking her life. The college girl feels that she has to achieve perfection in everything that she does, and feels a sense of inadequacy. In Out, Out, the boy’s death is sudden (Frost, 1393). In conclusion, there are some similarities and differences in both poems. The authors in both poems portray how short life is, and unpredictable life can be.
Esther's unawareness of these warning signs show her mental detachment and that perhaps the rape attempt that later takes place is by no means the sole cause of her change in behavior. There are many less subtle examples of her increasingly abnormal behavior prior to the rape attempt that takes place. Specifically in chapter 9, the photo shoot sparks Esther to cry uncontrollably because she is unhappy with the paper rose prop meant to represent her desire to become a poet. In fact, her uncertainty of her future plans is a primary cause of her depression and anxieties that develop. Never-the-less, it is the trauma from the rape attempt, which Esther initially considers letting happen and then fights back, that leads to Esther throwing away her expensive clothes off the hotel rooftop.
In Wakefield’s poem the speaker mentions “and I use a padded microphone/so I don’t hurt you/because sometimes I smash things,” showing the respect he gives to his mother. Both poems “Repetitions for my Mother” by Lorna Crozier and “Guitar Repair Women” by Buddy Wakefield are spoken by a son or daughter of the mother. In Crozier’s poem, the speakers tone seems to be like a child “I want her to grab me/and shake me out of my boots when I come home/late from school”. In Wakefield’s the speaker sounds much more mature from the language chosen in the poem, “There are too many poor kids out there/who have nothin’/and they see that sh*t.” The two speakers are opposite in the age groups, one is a young child while the other speaker is well matured. Lorna Crozier’s poem, “Repetitions for my Mother” and Buddy Wakefield’s poem “Guitar Repair Women” present the lives of the speaker.
Plath is able to strongly convey a central theme of suicide by relief of pain, and the result of abandonment and inactivity. Relief of pain through suicide is one of the most common themes used in Sylvia Plath’s poetry. In “Lady Lazarus”, Plath writes about her attempts at suicide. “And like the cat I have nine times to die. / This is number three (Plath 21-22).” In the poem she describes the two previous attempts at killing herself when she says “The first time it happened I was ten.
Elizabeth Jean Ms. Duffner AP Literature 20 December 2011 Poetry Timed Writing "A Barred Owl," by Richard Wilbur and "The History Teacher," by Billy Collins, highlighted the methods in which adults choose to soothe the natural curiosity and fears of children. Each poem, however, showed through various literary devices how the different ways that adults can decide to provide explanations for children. Wilber utilizes rhyme scheme and meter as well as repetition and informal diction in order to convey his more light hearted way of controlling a child's fear while Collins employs satire, humorous diction as well as historical allusion to explain the ironic method of soothing a child's wild imagination. Richard Wilbur demonstrates the soothing qualities of a parent through his use of iambic pentameter and rhyming couplets. The rhyme scheme creates a song like, folktale effect that appeals to an audience of children.
The fact that the mother fears for her child’s safety and sends her to what she believes is a safe place is ultimately where her daughter meets her demise. Another specific example of irony within the poem is the fact that her mother dresses her in her fancy church clothes, white gloves included, which is ultimately the dress in which one might be buried. In lines six and seven, the words “fierce,” “wild,” “clubs,” “hoses,” and “guns” all conjure up images of fights and riots. In stanza five, the images shift to those of a pure and innocent nature with the words “rose petal sweet.” The imagery shifts again causing a feeling of panic in stanza seven with the words “explosion” and “raced.” Randall uses musical devices to emphasize the effectiveness of the poem. Alliteration in used in the following examples: “for,” “fear,” and “fire” (14) and “wet” and “wild” (26).
In the poem the poet begins to conflict with herself as she believes that she is not of one set race ‘I was there of no fixed nationality’. Throughout the poem the poet begins to show her insecurity as she begins to respond to the presents her aunties bought her from her native land negatively ‘I could never be as lovely as those clothes’. A t the end of the poem the Alvi is unable to resolve her problem as she finishes the poem feeling rather down saying ‘I was there of no fixed nationality’. The poem ‘Hurricane’ is rather similar in the way that it is again autobiographical. In the poem the writer is also in conflict with herself as she has left her motherland Guyana to move to England.
Have you ever thought that joining a fun competition with your best friend could ruin your future with them? I am sure most of us have not had that thought appear to us before. In the short story, “Lysandra’s Poem”, different types of conflicts show up such as: character vs. self and character vs. character. These conflicts are between Lysandra and Elaine; Lysandra’s jealousy towards Elaine; and Lysandra’s inability to forgive. Lysandra goes through several stages once her bet friend beats her in a poetry contest that meant a lot to Lysandra.
Jamie and Tom. When Anna lost both her sons she was distraught. She wasn’t sure what to do or how to act. With Anna being like this she turns to drugs ‘poppies’ to give her some pain relief and escape from the mourning. Anna quotes "I thought that she could teach me much about how to manage alone as a woman in the world."
According to Bullying Statistics (2013), “nearly 30 percent of students are bullies or victims of bullying” (Bullying and Suicide). This misbehavior can impact a person’s life tremendously creating short-term and long-term psychological conditions. Victims of bullying have displayed signs of eating disorders, sleep disturbances, lack of interest in school, withdrawal from family and friends, and thoughts of suicides. In some cases, the victims of bullying had committed suicide as a way of escaping his or her tormentors’ harassment. Last year, Angelina Green, a fourteen year old girl from Indiana hung herself from a tree, and left a suicide note on her bed for her mother explaining her death was caused by bullying (Goldstein, 2014).