The two poems successfully bring about the emotions of sadness and loss by conflicting feelings dealing with death. Both the poems are narrated from the parent’s view addressing his or her child that has died or is about to, and this brings about emotions of grief in the reader as well. The two poems set the mood and atmosphere in the first stanza. In “Refugee mother and child” Chinua Achebe says “for a son she would soon have to forget” brings about sadness and loss because she cannot do anything about it and tells the reader the poem is about a dying son she cannot save. The reader can imagine what she is going through as a mother watching her child knowing he is about to die soon.
"Home Burial" illustrates the cause of the failing marriage as a breakdown of communication, both verbally and physically, between two people who adopt totally different views in the midst of crisis. Amy does not believe that her husband is in mourning over the death of their child. Her view can be defended by the fact that she is feeling unimaginable pain that she justly feels is unique to the nurturing nature of a mother. The child tha... ... middle of paper ... ...eir ability to talk normally to eachother, but also because the physical side of their marriage is absent. Touch is a form of communication that the total absence of alone can destroy a loving union.
The daughter seemed to be trying to forgive her father for all of this, but she was not succeeding. In line twenty-one the poem shifts from the woman trying to forgive her father to asking herself why she is at his graveside trying to forgive him. She realized that her father and mother were dead and that noting she could would change that. To me it seems that she never did forgive her father for what he did but she wished that she had when he was still
Probably the biggest piece of evidence is when her father tells her the reason he has been so sad and angry is because he loves her. She is shocked by this confession because she had thought all this time that he hated her and she had done something to make him angry. When he kills himself a few hours later and leaves only a note for explanation, she breaks down. She then secludes herself from everyone because she becomes so depressed by all the guilt and sadness she feels. Mathilda then appears to be very content, and the guilt seems to go away for a while.
The poem "The Sick Equation" relates how the poet missed out on so many opportunities with love in his life, as a result of the influence that his parents' crumbling relationship has had on him. After experiencing his parents' unhappy marriage as a child, he became convinced that every relationship would end up in conflict, misery and hurt. He therefore denies and rejects any love that comes his way. The poem is written in free verse and every alternate line rhymes. Gaps between verses are used to emphasise the passing of time.
In the short story " The story of an Hour" by Kate Chopin, she writes about the impact of being in the social institution of marriage. The author masterfully describes the Protagonist, imagery and irony that captures the readers' attention, and emotions of grief, hope, and joy. As author Kate Chopin brings our attention to these exquisite feelings, she addresses the conflicts one might face as they join into the joys of marriage. The short story opens with the news of the death of Mrs. Mallard's husband. Her sister Josephine was careful to tell her sister of the tragic loss of her brother-in-law, since her sister was "afflicted by heart trouble."
This means that they did not walk in and tell Mrs. Mallard her husband had died. They used great care to walk around the subject, to lead Mrs. Mallard to her own conclusion that her husband was now dead. (Chopin) Wiggs 2 The conflict continues in the next passage, “She did not hear the story as many women have heard the same, with a paralyzed inability to accept its significance. She wept at once, with sudden, wild abandonment, in her sister's arms. When the storm of grief had spent itself she went away... ... middle of paper ... ...egaining her husband and all of the loss of freedom her marriage entails.
Olds wrote many poems about her relationship with her helpless, alcoholic father and her path to help deal with these memories and forgiving her father to loving the dying man. Most of Olds poems are about her journey from an abusive household to healing her past memories from a man she disgusted with. Her poems are ways of her speaking in loud tone describing domestic violence, sexuality, and family relationships. Like any poem, “His Stillness” the theme of the poem was about Olds getting close to her father w... ... middle of paper ... ...to doctor affected her relationship with her dad. They got closer and she was surprise that when her dad heard the news from his doctor, they didn’t have to tie him down in fact of his aggressive behavior “I sat beside him.
It is obvious that a grandmother would be deeply saddened by the loss of her grandchild. However, the poem shifts focus from what Elizabeth meant to her grandmother to how Bradstreet sees this death. The repetition of "farewell" emphasizes the tragedy of the situation and solidifies the fact that she is gone. She continues to say goodbye as though this little girl died before she should have. This declaration continues when Bradstreet describes her as a "fair flower that for a space was lent."
In the mother’s mind, her son plays a larger role than herself as the most important person in her life. This is shown by the first word of the poem, “He” (1), that is set off from the rest of the line by a comma. It is almost as if the mother is calling to a god, and that god is her son. The reader will be drawn to the first two stanzas, where the mother recrea... ... middle of paper ... ...014 has experienced. Sometimes we can feel like the mother in the poem, hopeless and wanting to drown our sorrows away, but then we can call upon our memories of the people we miss and remember all their life and vibrancy and that gives us more reason to live.