In this poem, Rich is depicting a domestic dispute between a man and a woman, that seems to be fairly routine for the couple in question. It is never stated whether the couple is married or not, but I inferred that they are due to them living and having children together. I connected with this poem because I have been a witness to many domestic disputes, and the effects that they have on the participants. I also have an issue with anger and arguing in my own relationships. When Rich says that “She has no blood left in her heart,” she is saying that the woman is empty in her heart. She seems to be exhausted by all of the arguing that she is doing in her relationship. The man has left, and when he comes back he is greeted by the sound of his wife’s sobbing. When she opens the door, she seems to have separated herself from the issue, and is composed. I believe that the couple that argues routinely, and is only together for the sake of their children. There is no love between the couple, because they have created a darkness in their relationship with all of their arguing. The only light in this poem seems to be the children, and the stars. Rich uses poetic devices such as overstatement and symbolism, to evoke an image of a couple struggling to maintain a stable relationship for their children. Rich uses overstatement when she states that “She had no blood left in her heart.” The woman obviously has blood, but she lacks the warmth that she blood should be giving. The “light in
Texts reflect the concerns and values of their composers. Discuss the differences in the representation of love and hope that arise from the contexts of The Great Gatsby and Browning’s poetry.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Sonnets from the Portuguese, and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novella The Great Gatsby, explore different ideals in their definitions of love, and the power of hope. Barrett-Browning heightens the reader’s understanding of interpersonal emotion through a subversion of the immutable religious…
Assignment: T. S. Eliot response
Quotation from T. S. Eliot:
“ The truly great poet makes his language a great language.”
Masterful poets, through their work, make language valuable.
The Impact of Culture on Art
Without the continuous influence of culture, multifaceted, complex art cannot be developed. Art takes on many different forms, be it visual (painting, sculpture, photography, etc.), written (poetry, fiction, etc.), or…
The Engage Education Foundation
Section A – Text Response (Reading and Responding)
Section A requires students to complete one analytical/expository piece of writing in response to one
topic (either i. or ii.) on one selected text.
Indicate in the box on the first line of the script book whether you are answering i. or ii.
In your response you must develop a sustained discussion of one selected text from the text list below.
Your response must be supported by close reference to and analysis…
read novels and films that suggest that man
must cohabit this planet with other animals. Novellas like Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis and J.M. Coetzee’s The
Lives of Animals, and films like the recent adaptation of The Life of Pi, bring us face to face with the ethical
problems involved in living together.
The requirements for this course will include active class participation, very short weekly response posts, and three
5-7-page papers. Possible readings include selections from The Metamorphosis…
left his verse full of hidden messages to be understood, and codes to be deciphered. It is this complexity, which is at the heart of modernism as a literary movement, that makes of Eliot’s poetry very typically modernist. As Ezra Pound once famously stated, Eliot truly did “modernize himself”. Although his poetry was subject to important transformations over the course of his…