Poem Analysis I felt a relation to “Do not go gentle into that good night” by Dylan Thomas because like him I experienced my Mom’s slow and painful passing. She suffered from cervical cancer for five long dreadful years. I laid beside her many nights in the hospital wishing her recovery would be quick. When the author says, “rage, rage”, it reminds of the times I was upset at the fact of losing my mother at ten years of age. I wondered what I would do in my teenage years without her. How would I be able to raise children if I didn’t experience a mother’s love first hand? A lot of questions ran through my mind that caused years of frustration. Although, I suffered from depression at a young age, I know understand she is no longer hurting and resting in heaven peacefully. I thank family members around me throughout the years to guide me to the right path in life. They taught me to be strong during the sadness and not to worry about the doubts I had in myself. I’m not sure how old the author’s father was when he was ill, but my mother was only thirty-three years old. She was very young and had a lot of life to live. She was a very fun loving person, kind to many, and opened her home to other family members in need. It saddens my heart to know that just a great person is no longer walking this earth. Even though I was five years old when she was diagnosed, I have a lot of great memories together with her. I also have numerous amount of pictures from vacations we took
ELA Honors Per. 3
6 October 2014
Dickinson and Frost Poem Analysis Essay
"Let life be as beautiful as summer flowers, And death as beautiful as autumn leaves.", as
Rabindranath Tagore says. Tagore uses symbolism and similes to convey that life should be
beautiful and lived to the fullest, while death should still be beautiful yet, not as bright and joyful
as life. To be, or not to be accepted…
left is the wrecked statue.
"Ozymandias" is a fourteen-line, iambic pentameter sonnet. It is not a traditional one, however. Although it is neither a Petrarchan sonnet nor a Shakespearean sonnet, the rhyming scheme and style resemble a Petrarchan sonnet more, particularly with its 8-6 structure rather than 4-4-4-2.
Here we have a speaker learning from a traveler about a giant, ruined statue that lay broken and eroded in the desert. The title of the poem informs the reader that the subject…
Gate 42 Analysis
Throughout gate 42, Mark Baker combines both assumed history and a plethora of evocative language techniques to recreate the death of his grandmother, Hinda. From such a technique, one can infer that when history and memory combine, the interplay allows a heightened understanding and perceptive insight into events of the past; specifically the Holocaust.
Such a theory becomes evident within the opening of Gate 42, as Baker uses the repetitive symbol of a Jewish poem to draw the…
Hawaiian/Pacific Inspiration Poem Analysis
Directions: Today and Thursday/Friday you are going to find a poem(s) that inspires you. Take your time and spend Wednesday browsing through different books in the Hawaiian Pacific collection until you find something that really inspires you as a writer. A good place to start is with the books on the cart that Kumu Kawika has pulled for you. Once you have selected your poem:
Step 1: Xerox your poem (or take a picture of it on your camera…
8.11.14 Per. A
In life, people make numerous choices throughout their time on Earth. Even the simplest choice can make a big impact later on. Robert Frost tells about two paths he comes upon to in his poem “The Road Not Taken”. Frost looks back on his life and explains how the road he was going down forked and he chose “the road less traveled by” (19) which “has made all the difference” (20) in his life. He also mentions that he never looked back and regretted…
Analysis of the poem “Africa” by David Diop within the context of Anthills of the Savannah.
Chapter 10 of Anthills of the Savannah, entitled, impetuous son, opens with a stanza from David Diop’s poem Africa, which is where the title of the chapter gets its name from, and from my initial instinct, is the key phrase in the poem, but the key question is what does this poem have to do with the social context of the story other than the fact that its named after the continent in which anthills is set…
An analysis of Derek Walcott's poem "A Far Cry from Africa"
on the influence of colonialism in his language
The so called post colonial literature is actually a body of writings that aim to express response to colonization. Most topics and themes of post colonial literary pieces revolve around the issues demanding freedom of the people from political and cultural colonial rule. Post-colonial literature also attacks literary works insinuating racism or colonial hints. Recently…
The Waking by Theodor Roethke, is a poem that seems eerie at first glance, but has a delicate undertone of joy hidden within each stanza. He stresses the concept of waking in order to sleep, living in order to die; the journey one takes from his life towards his death. Within the poem’s boundaries of understanding, lies the significance of freedom, adventure, responsibility, fear, and sorrow. While it was the writing style and content that established these characteristics, it is these key aspects…
Love in a Place
November 23, 14
In the poem, “Love in a Place”, it seems as if the author, Nikki Giovanni questions her experience of love. She uses an almost humorous approach to this question that she has for herself. To me, it seems as if she is speaking to herself about a time long gone. She speaks to her young self and tries to question whether she was ever in love. It also seems as if she could also be speaking to an old lover. I got…
fear of nothingness. Man has a belief that they should have a role in the universe, that their existence should mean something. When the correspondent realizes that fate will not answer his pleas, he settles into despair. Shortly after, he recalls the poem about the soldier who lies dying in Algiers. This reflects his feelings of alienation within the universe. Like the soldier who dies in alien territory, the correspondent fears that he too will perish without a connection to whatever gives him his…