Purpose- To inform and educate Summary Explores the relationship between the poet and his father, and their contrasting experiences of belonging in a new land. What ideas about belonging are presented? The poem explores cultural belonging. Felix culturally belongs to Poland; it has shaped him immensely, through his memories, language and his friendships. He is at peace with and content in his garden in his new country.
The Yearling, by Marjorie Rawlings, illustrates how Jody's sense of responsibility helped him to resolve his conflict between meeting his own need to raise the fawn and meeting his family's need for survival. Jody enjoyed the responsibilities of raising the fawn. Jody went looking for moss, grass, and leaves to make a bed for the fawn the first night he got him. Jody liked to go on walks with the fawn especially at morning when there was still dew on the grass and trees. He also liked to sit with Flag holding him and tell him about his day, his adventures, everything.
The garden is his world, for which he feels affinity and security in it, allowing a sense of belonging. However, The physical perimeters evoked around the garden, limits his enrichment of belonging. This is demonstrated through the The use of hyperbole. For example, Effect emphases of how Felik’s cherishs his garden in order to feel a sense of belonging. This is depected in “Ten times around the world”, allowing an overuse exaggeration of how important the garden is to feliks.
Go it’s great to be alive!” (Krakauer 37) Here he can see that McCandless’s philosophy that a meaningful life is living life to the fullest extent, in McCandless’s case running off to become a vagabond and eat plants. He was happy with his life right until the end of it. “On the other side of [the final page from Louis L’Amour’s memoir which McCandless ripped out], which was blank, McCandless penned a brief adios: “I HAVE HAD A HAPPY LIFE AND THANK THE LORD. GOODBYE AND MAY GOD BLESS ALL!” (Krauker 199) His last words tell that he was completely happy with his choices, and that in his mind he lived a happy life. He succeeded in a life that met his expectations on what a meaningful life was.
Well, we plant them for him but he enjoys watching us do this as it was something that he had taught us as young girls. I asked my dad about the garden recently and asked him to tell me why he always planted one each season. He said, “The garden had always brought me a sense of peace and tranquility, especially through difficult times. It helped keep my mind busy and focused. It also made me feel like I was doing something useful and constructive
When I wear my father’s old FFA jacket, it brings on a sense of pride. Pride in the fact that I am following in the footsteps set out by those before me, but also making my own path of greatness. And pride that I am a part of an organization whose foundation was built on the hope for our future generations to have the agricultural resources it needed to sustain a growing population, and has grown into an un-corrupt organization run by today’s
In stanza 1, the metaphor ‘The Joneses of his own mind’s making’ indicate that the speaker’s father’s identity is strongly linked to individualism and that he desires to complete tasks in his own way. The simile “Loved his garden like an only child” suggest that his father takes pride in his garden and finds a sense of himself there as he rolls the “tobacco”. The diction of tobacco symbolizes polish culture; tobacco being grown in Felik’s garden shows that he has bought polish customs into Australia and has not adjusted himself to Australian gardens. Through the metaphor and smilies, it draws a picturesque and cultural imagine of Feliks belonging in his garden “[spending] years walking its perimeter”. Peter’s father belongs only in his own created world- his accustomed garden, through the shared commonality of cultural background.
I enjoyed the way that Mr. Soto described the weather and the lovely girl that he first held hands with and the way the candy was tiered in the store. Also, the rhythm flowed nicely throughout the whole poem. Poetry that rhymes and flows easily holds my attention more than poetry that doesn’t rhyme. As stated before, Gary Soto writes mostly about Mexican-American culture and the farming industry in central California but what I enjoyed about “Oranges” is the description of the first love of this young man and how he impressed the girl he was with when he used an orange to help buy the chocolate that she picked out. It reminded me of myself in my youth when my first love gave me a hand drawn picture of on oriole that he drew for me for Valentine’s Day.
In The Inheritance of Tools, Scott Russell Sanders reflects on some traditions that he and his family practiced and how they affected his life. Sanders’ view on tradition is extraordinarily positive. He continuously reminisces on the influence these traditions had on the way he raised his own children. This positive outlook on the traditions he experienced make for a very personal and informative essay. Scott Russell Sanders’ use of imagery defines his essay.