This can be seen in “The Bravest – grope a little – And sometimes hit a Tree Directly in the Forehead – But as they learn to see –” This line shows that the narrator is lost in the night and doesn’t know where to go, due to the inability to see anything in the dark. Both works deal with darkness and night, but with the help of imagery the authors were able to create different scenarios for their poems. The significance of darkness and night in each poem is portrayed through the use of point of view. In Emily Dickinson’s poem “We Grow Accustomed to the Dark” she uses a plural point of view to explain how darkness affects everyone, and show that at some point in a person’s life they will have to experience darkness. In Robert Frost’s poem “Acquainted with the Night”,
The Haunter Imaginatively, and most pathetically, Hardy writes this plaintive and moving poem from the point of view of Emma. It is written in the first person, with her as the imaginary narrator. It is almost as if, in putting these words in the mouth of Emma (who, in the poem, sees Hardy as oblivious of her presence) Hardy is trying to reassure himself that she forgives him and continues to love him. Detailed commentary Though Hardy does not know it, Emma's phantom follows him in his meanderings, hearing, but unable to respond to, the remarks he addresses to her in his grief. When Emma was able to answer Hardy did not address her so frankly; when she expressed a wish to accompany him Hardy would become reluctant to go anywhere - but now he does wish she were with him.
Acquainted means have knowledge of, or be familiar with – in this case, the night. Interestingly, the author use “I have” instead of “I am”, which indicates that it might be a past experience. At this point, it is not clear where in time this person is, but the diction displays a dark, isolated image. In the second line, the symbolism of darkness and loneliness of the night continuous, “I have walked out in rain -- and back in rain”. (2) The weather does not change, even though he walks inside again; the rain follows him wherever he goes.
in many ways these poems are similar, and very beautiful. In "A Barred Owl" and "The History Teacher", the two poets have similar meanings behind what their poems are saying, in that they both capture how a child's innocence is made by lies from adults. In "A Barred Owl", Richard Wilbur discusses how someone keeps the fears of life away from a child, for, "Words, which can make our terrors bravely clear, Can also thus domesticate a fear" (7-8). This is like "The History Teacher", by Billy Collins, because in the his poem, Collins introduces his interactions with the children with, "Trying to protect his students' innocence." (1).
This is the weight that keeps us down even when someone is trying to help make things easier by removing the weight to improve our situation. In James Joyce’s short story “Eveline”, the theme that prevails is that guilt can keep a prisoner in their mundane everyday life. The first sentence of the story introduces the negative tone that would lead to the story’s’ theme of guilt, “She sat at the window watching the evening invade the avenue. Her head was leaned against the window curtains and in her nostrils was the odor of dusty cretonne. She was tired” (640).
With the author’s specific use of diction, structure, parallelism, irony, and symbolism, the poem emerges into a metaphorical tale about the coldness and negligence, rather than sympathy and consolation, many people display during a great misfortune. BODY Diction and structure are the foundation of any literary work. To begin with, Parker uses words like “them” and “they” in her poem rather than more specific and definitive names. This word choice creates a mysterious atmosphere and raises the question: Who are “they” and “them”? The diction the Diction and structure 1 HOLT, RINEHART AND WINSTON Analyzing a Poem writer uses leaves the perpetrators nameless.
Darkness In the book Beautiful Darkness, authors Kami Garcia and Margaret Stoni say, “It’s not easy to be Light when you’ve been Dark. It’s almost too much to ask anyone.” Once a person has been exposed to darkness, it is difficult to go into the light. The darkness is compelling to people, despite the negative effects of it. For example, in The Devil in the White City and In Cold Blood, authors Erik Larson and Truman Capote demonstrate the idea that man is compelled to the darkness. In both of the books, setting and characterization is used to show the attractive nature of darkness.
THE DARKNESS OUT THERE By Penelope Lively The darkness out there is a short story in print by Penelope Lively and is a piece of writing style up-to-date to its writing date and audience. Similarly, the text is moral tale which allows the readers to understand and comprehend the reality of humanity. Lively’s short story, The Darkness Out There, focuses on drawing out the unusual and abnormal from what seems like the normal. In the text there is an old woman character and two young people who learn moral lessons about both themselves and people in general. The Darkness Out There text uses language devices to portray the characters’ age and personality (“I dunno .
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.
In ‘The Simple Gift’ the personas also have trouble finding their true identity and have to overcome many obstacles to find their sense of belonging. Throughout the poem ‘The Shadows’, techniques are used to show how characters such as Caitlin are still searching for their true identity. In ‘The Shadows’, the juxtaposition between the positions of Caitlin and Billy show a great deal about the mindset of the characters. Caitlin keeps to the shadows, slyly watching Billy in the sunshine help Old Bill with getting out of his carriage. The sunshine represents the good in someone and the shadows symbolize the knowledge that Caitlin lacks about Billy and that she is an outsider in Billy’s home.