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
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…
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…
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…
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…
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 this clue from her…
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…
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…
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Tonight we will be examining the heartfelt poem ‘Annabel Lee’ by Edgar Allan Poe. You may already be familiar with his famous poem ‘The Raven’, or one of his creepy tales, such as ‘The Tell-tale Heart’. While some of his work was not accepted in his era as it was considered daunting and a new concept, today his work is very popular and he is considered as one of America’s best writers.
Edgar Allan Poe was an American poet and author and was…
Therefore this steadily led society to adopt a little bit of an anti-war standpoint and started to become people who preferred settlement without war compared to the people of the post world war one, Victorian era in which it is reflected by the poems that patriotism was greatly associated by fighting for the country and that veterans were considered heroes and their presence was similar to that of celebrities.
Beginning with flanders fields we can feel the presence of the pre world war psychology…
“Setting the Boundaries”
Frank O’Hara’s poem, “Ave Maria” is everything but hard to understand. The poem is pretty straightforward, especially with the meaning it tries to convey. The poem’s purpose is to show how the “Mothers of America” (Line 1, pg. 272) are sheltering their kids too much from the outside world. Because of this, their children can’t fully experience life and be humans. Through O’Hara’s use of punctuation, language, and tone, he tries to convey his meaning and convince…