Marvi Shaikh Ms. Devitt ENG3UI Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 Poet’s View On “Oppression” Oppression means prolonged cruel or unjust treatment or control over someone or something. It’s also known as persecution, abuse, mental pressure or distress (www.dictionary.refrence.com). Oppression is a common topic for authors and poets to write about. The poet Jimmy Santiago Baca also used Oppression as his topic in his poem called “Oppression”. The poem talks about equality and justice from Baca’s point of view.
There was a point where the society had to be checked and revaluated and Wallace described it is Six Tasks. The first was restructuring the subsystems and to convey the message to the tribe Handsome Lake talked about world destruction. He said the believers in Gaiiwio would be spared and he also emphasized the meaning of sin and ways to avoid sin. Another aspect of life was the power of dreams and to find meaning in every part because it happened for a reason. Overall the first task was to believe in something bigger and you will suffer if the Gaiiwio is not followed.
In contrast, Asagai is patriotic because he is proud of his culture as shown in his words after handing Beneatha her gift, “I shall have to teach you how to drape it properly” (32.) He also tries to encourage Beneatha to embrace her roots by commenting on her unnatural hair as stated in the quote, “And so to accommodate that — you mutilate it every week?” (32). From this quote, it’s shown that Asagai thinks of assimilation as something negative and Beneatha should not become submissive into it. Asagai and George also contrast in how they act towards Beneatha. Asagai is benevolent, while George is egocentric.
Darrnell Houston Dr. Iwen World Literature 11/2 Battle of the Paradigm In Charles Eastman’s From the Deep Woods to Civilization we are introduced to Ohiyesa. A Native American who in his appointed adolescence is experiencing a shift of conscious thought and ultimately the merger of western standards of living amongst his people. The text reads through the eyes of Eastman himself but he decides to use his native title Ohiyesa in the text. From the Deep Woods to Civilization illustrates an individual that is having battles with his own perception, at odds between two major paradigms, and eventually adopts some of the values he tried to curb. Eastman begins his narrative by giving a description of the morals instilled in him during childhood.
Jovi Ann Varquez Professor Flores English 1302 16 Sept. Racial Prejudice Along with the progress of this country came cultural diversity and discrimination. Different issues on opposing beliefs and traditions have come up, but most issues on superiority of race and color. Sherman Alexie, one of the greatest Native American writers, never let discrimination get the better of him. Instead he used literature as his way of inspiring others to fight against stereotypes as is evident in his article “Indian Education.” The article is a narration of brief encounters or memories of an Indian boy, from first to twelfth grade, depicting how he struggled to succeed despite stereotypes.
From here, we can figure out that the Garden of love is a metaphor for a woman, or Blake’s character’s love. In the first stanza, Blake’s character demonstrates familiarity of the Garden when he says, “Where I used to play on the green.” The words “used to” and “play” explains that he probably knew the Garden in his younger years because many grown up men do not usually “play” anymore. The author wants readers to know this because this poem resembles how love hopes to be rediscovered. Blake’s character wants to believe that his love still holds a place for him, but in reality, everything that once was, has now vanished. Many problems prevent Blake’s character from reconnecting with his lover of the past.
It is very important to have good imagery in poems. Maya Angelou uses a variety of imagery to support her story in the poem, "Caged Bird". It allows the reader to paint pictures and connect the poem to his or her life. ATTITUDE: The tone of this poem is very calm but powerful. Every time she mentions something about the caged bird being free it really paints a picture on how she wants it.
I feel that the main point the author was trying to get across to the reader was just how much the Lakota language has changed over the years. A lot of it has gone away from its roots and is now something almost completely different. The Lakota language was more than just a way of communicating to each other. It held a spiritual meaning that has gotten distorted, corrupted and even lost throughout time. Albert White Hat talks about how we need to bring the language back to how it should be.
My Brother by Bruce Dawe is a very powerful and meaningful poem which has used various language techniques to shape my understanding of change. The poem conveys how the world around his brother is rapidly changing, but he brother cannot keep up with change. The poem is about the persona who
Reading the poems of both Wordsworth and Coleridge, one immediately notes a difference in the common surroundings presented by Wordsworth and the bizarre creations of Coleridge. Thus they develop their individual attitudes towards life. I will look at differences and similarities concerning people's relationship to nature in poems by Coleridge and Wordsworth such as: "The Ancient Mariner", "Kubla Khan", "The Nightingale," "Lucy", "Tintern Abbey," "There was a boy", " Old Beggar", "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" and "Frost at Midnight". In "The Ancient Mariner," Coleridge demonstrates how violating nature and her subjects brings doom to the infracted. In this poem, the poet emphasises the vengeful, dark side of the land and the sea.