In each poem, there is inner conflict between her worldly materialism and solace of spirituality. Bradstreet wrote “In Memory of My Dear Grandchild Elizabeth Bradstreet for her dear grandchildren Elizabeth, who died in 1665 at the age of year and half. Bradstreet was a devout Puritan who believed in God 's grace and His will, but she was also deeply attached to her family. The poem reveals Bradstreet struggling to accept God’s will while mourning on the death of her grandchildren, Elizabeth. In the poem, the speaker expresses her profound feelings of love and grief for her deceased grandchild.
The grief shown by a mother and father is a major theme when comparing the approach of mourning in the two elegies. Katherine Philips gained a lot of attention as a poet after writing “On the Death of My Dearest Child, Hector Philips”. This poem was written in a way to give readers an emotional account of a mother mourning the experience of losing her child. Philips expressed deep emotions from a maternal standpoint in the elegy. Unlike Jonson, Philips had the unspoken right of claiming a deep maternal connection with her son through pregnancy and childbirth.
She lost her control and become disappointed. She wrote a poem under “In Memory of My dear Grandchild Anne Bradstreet, Who Deceased June 20, 1669.”5 The poem starts with the speaker
That the one who died is long gone and out of anyone’s memory. So, in this poem we see a loss of love. In Thomas Hardy’s, The Darkling Thrush, we see the loss of hope because of the turning of the new century because Hardy wrote this poem on December 31st, 1899. In another Hardy poem, Ah, Are You Digging My Grave, we see the loss of memory, and being forgotten. This poem is about a woman who was buried long ago and thinks that the digging above her is her loved ones sending flowers, but they have all forgotten her.
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."
Her sister held Louise when “she wept at once, with sudden, wild abandonment…” (4). This leads the reader to not knowing whether it is out of grief or if it is a cry of relief. 7. Two important quotes from the story are: “There would be no one to live for during those coming years; she would live for herself.” (14) This quote explains the sadness she feels for the loss of her husband, but the realization that after years of confinement in her marriage, she will finally have a chance at a life. “When the doctors came they said she had died of heart disease—of joy that kills.” (23) This quote speaks to the irony of how fleeting life is.
At age eight, she announced that she wanted to be a poet; her mother was proud of her, but her father loathed her even more because of it. In the novel Their Eyes Were Watching God, Hurston shows Janie’s struggle for self-realization through love by all of Janie’s conquests. From her search of love from: the pear tree, Nanny, Logan, Jody, and Tea Cake, Janie finds herself. The symbol of the pear tree relates to Janie’s coming of age, and makes Janie want to find marriage and to see the world. Nanny was dissolving this image by making her marry Logan Killicks.
Daisies express innocence; which is what Ophelia needs since she lost her virginity. Ophelia gives violets; which illustrate faithfulness and modesty to her father’s grave because she failed to be faithful to him. All of this suggests that Ophelia still was sane since she could discern what problems each character identified with. In this part of the play, Ophelia was just overwhelmed with grief from her father’s death and the ending of her relationship with Hamlet. She
In the three poems Crabbit Old Woman, Remember, and Refugee Mother and Child, the similar theme is death. Remember is a sonnet by Christina Rossetti, which goes into the thoughts of a dying woman imploring her lover to forever remember her, only to change her mind after the volta. Phyllis McCormack’s Crabbit Old Woman tells of an old lady’s opinion on her nurses’ perception of her. Refugee Mother and Child, written by Chinua Achebe, is an emotive poem which depicts a mother’s unwavering devotion towards her dying son. In Remember, there is heavy repetition of the word ‘remember’.
Both are very sad and clearly will miss each other. Where is Marygreen? In fact, it is the village of Great Fawley in Berkshire, where Hardy's paternal grandmother Mary Head lived. That's why Hardy gives Jude the surname Fawley, and names the village Marygreen. When Jude returns home, he finds his great aunt, Drusilla, talking to her friends about him.