I cannot help but to find this poem hilarious, flirtatious, and less serious than his other works because love, lust, marriage, and conceiving children is nowhere in comparison to a flea or killing one. I think Donne knew this, but through his wit he managed to make the correlation. Works Cited Donne, John. “The Flea.” The Norton Anthology of British Literature. 7th ed.
The obstacle that Zahra is facing is the result of how her behavior and how her psyche become society’s into the destruction of war. In her early year at the beginning of the story, brutal father rejection of her because of her acne and this war a symbolic for her inner scar. She is victims of her own father being a hater .Within this Context Ann Adam commented that: "Zahra 's abject and acne-filled face not only makes visible the emotional scars this upbringing has had on the sensitive young girl, but also literalizes the ever increasing gender conflict…between men and women for the control and regulation of female bodies” to show the abuse of the father on her own daughter because of his masculinity. He has more power on her because she respect her as a father which he takes advantages not by treating her as a puppet. This is also one of the symbol of man’s dominance in the world on the society because of all actions leading to cruelty toward females as a symbol of object.
The knot truly symbolizes the anger and hurt that Mr. Wright causes Mrs. Wright throughout her marriage. Henderson, Peters, and Hale assumed that the ladies were referring to the quilt when they said knot, instead of the rope tied around Mr. Wright’s neck. The ladies did not want to say that they thought Mrs. Wright killed her husband, but the men never caught on. In conclusion, in Susan Glaspell’s play Trifles, the main conflict is the women’s role in the home and the way the men belittle the women. The gender conflicts were the main reasons why Mrs. Wright murdered her husband.
Irony is an effective way for a poem, playwright or author to lighten an otherwise dark or cryptic story while simultaneously putting emphasis the story’s dark elements; in its obvious absence, the darkness of the story becomes more apparent. This is effective in many poems, such “Annabel Lee” by Edgar Allan Poe, which is about the death of a childhood lover. The persona, assumed to be male, highlights the youth of the his lover, Annabel Lee, referring to her as “this maiden” (Poe line 3) and “a child” (line 7) to underline the fact that she died too young and too soon. He blames this on the angels, who “coveted” (line 12) them and their love. Poe uses irony to contrast, and, therefore, puts emphasis on, the negative circumstances surrounding Annabel Lee’s death by retelling the events in an idyllic tone.
The sound techniques of sonnet 66 jingle horridly, fulfilling the requirement of artlessness, yet they also speed the tempo, preventing the reader from becoming bored with the poem. Vendler points to the presence of tri and quadrisyllabic rhymes as particular errors (310), but such sound repetition rushes the reader through the poem. Alliteration, as in "beggar born" (2) and "needy nothing" (3); assonance as in "I cry" (1) and "And captive" (12); and consonance as in "and gilded" (5) achieve the same end, though with less apparent craftessn...
Reading each poem is a gateway into the author’s mind, letting us see their own thoughts and feelings on the subject. Sir Thomas Wyatt seems to feel almost depressed and hopeless while understanding the rarity of finding true love. Where as Shakespeare is confident and realistic but also takes love for granted and doesn’t open up emotionally. Because love isn’t as simple and straightforward as most poets suggest, these two sonnets are great examples on how this universal and worldwide topic can be expressed in many different way.
In sonnet 116 by William Shakespeare the word choice, as in Browning's Sonnet 43, also uses words that are not common to everyday conversations in the English language. For example Shakespeare uses "impediments" and "tempests" in place of the common words "obstructions" and "disturbances" or "flaws" his choice or words for his sonnet help to show the serious tone, and show that his lesson on love is important. The figurative language in both sonnet 43 by Elizabeth Barret Browning and Sonnet 116 by William Shakespeare, can be compared and contrasted based on what different types of figurative language is used in both poems. In Shakespeare's sonnet 116 the first sign of figurative language is introduced in lines five through eight, "O no! It is an ever-fixed mark that looks on ... ... middle of paper ... ... used in sonnet 43 and sonnet 116 Topic sentence: The figurative language in both sonnet 43 by Elizabeth Barret Browning and Sonnet 116 by William Shakespeare, can be compared and contrasted based on what different types of figurative language is used in both poems 4th paragraph: differences and similarities between the imagery contained in both sonnets topic sentence: The imagery contained in both sonnet 43 by Elizabeth Barret Browning and Sonnet 116 by William Shakespeare, while both used to portray there love, the imagery still differs between poems.
Plath’s conflicts begin in her relationship with her father and continues with her husband. The intensity of this conflict is extremely apparent as she uses examples that cannot be ignored. The atrocities of NAZI’ Germany are used as symbols of the horror of male domination. The constant and crippling manipulation of the male, as he introduces oppression and hopelessness into the lives of his women, is equated with the twentieth century’s worst period. Words such as Luftwaffe, panzerman, and Meinkampf look are used to descibe her father and husband as well as all male domination.
The feminist literary lens addresses the imprisonment of women, and the imbalance of power between the two genders. During the whole of the story, John portrays his male dominant characteristics by treating th... ... middle of paper ... ...power struggle. The Yellow Wallpaper has profound symbolism that transcends from Gilman’s personal life. The dominance of John’s over the wife’s is a clear reflection of the dominant differences between men and women in the past. Through the interaction between the characters, and the wife’s inner thoughts, one can say that the women during the time period had very little or no freedom of speech.
This agenda deals with a woman’s struggle against the “male-centric thinking and societal norms” (Ames). In the story, there is a domineering husband who drives his wife mad in an attempt to help her, but the story illustrates how established protocols of behavior could have devastating effects on the women of Gilman’s time. John, the husband, is eerily inappropriate and restrictive but this was considered normal, while Jane is the mistreated woman. The primary focusing point of the short story is ‘the yellow wallpaper’ which conveys many detailed and vivid metaphors for the astute mistreatment and oppression of women. Steadily and methodically, Gilman is able to expose more insight into the meaning of the wallpaper.