In lines 1 and 2 Frost depicts the narrator coming upon “two roads diverged in a yellow wood”, and realizes a choice needs to be made as to which path to travel. This message of selecting a course of which to follow is woven throughout the poem. This underlying meaning of the poem is not just referring to the physical path, but a path in life. The concept of this idea continuing within the span of the poem is called an extended metaphor or allegory. Another example of a metaphor applied in this piece can be found in the first stanza of the poem, “and I looked down one as far as I could to where it bent in the underbrush” (Frost lines 4-5). The narrator attempts to peer down the path, trying to ascertain if there are any obstacles hindering the way. Although the storyteller weighs the possibilities, it cannot be known what effect this decision will have on the future or “somewhere ages and ages hence” Frost (line 17). Frost’s delicate use of metaphors intertwined among a modest scene delivers a lesson of careful life altering consideration.
In “A Small Place” by Jamaica Kincaid written in 1983, she intensely expresses her belief and annoyance about the tourist at the first sentence of the quotation: "That the native does not like the tourist is not hard to explain”. "The native" here implies herself and she explains that tourism is all about people finding a way to leave from their routine life and enjoying themselves, yet every tourist is a native of somewhere. People who live in their native place seem to be boring for them but for tourists that place are very attractive. In my experience as a native of my hometown and as a tourist, I disagree with Kincaid's argument. She is very subjective and biased since she does not reveal the tourists side of the story. She pulls people
The stage manager in Our Town by Thornton Wider describes, within a monologue, how people in a thousand years will be able to understand what life was like at the time by looking at the different objects that are put inside the time capsule. In the time capsule they have placed a copy of the New York Times, their local newspaper, Shakespeare's plays, the Bible and additionally they decide to include a copy of Our Town. These items represent the ordinary everyday life of a citizen living in Grover's Corners in the early twentieth century. If I were to place an item in a time capsule that would for show what life in Zeeland is like in 2015, I would place a copy of the Bible. What makes a copy of the Bible "my go to item" when it comes to a time
In the episode Place Matters, the place where an individual lives has a drastic effect on how healthy their health is. If a neighborhood is unhealthy, it is possible to transform an unhealthy neighborhood to a healthy neighborhood. The process of transforming a unhealthy neighborhood would take a lot of work but as a community effort it can be done. Some ways which can help neighborhoods become healthy are by having a community center. A community center would help children to stay out of the streets and have a place where they can interact with other children. Also, having some sort of farmer's market advertising healthy food choices, and many more. Trying to improve neighborhood conditions would not come easy, especially due to many exposures
“I have hated words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right.” In my life I have seen both sides. I have loved words dearly. The library was a jungle ripe with
As the seasons change there’s new things to explore with each visit. It’s a world of endless fascination. There’s no need to worry about what time it is, because the sky will always tell you. There’s no sound of the cars and sirens racing by, only the chitchat of the wildlife and the twigs breaking underneath the deer that eats the raspberries out by the steam. There are no words to express the overwhelming serenity, the eternal peace inside my soul – given to me by the mountain air, the fresh trees, and the winding roads that strip away all my problems at every climb and stretch until I make it to my nirvana.
Despite illustrating the same culture, “British Columbia Memorial” by Darcy Large and "The Spirit of Place" painting by Taylor Tabry-Dorzek prove to have various differences if we consider criteria of inherent meaning, significant beauty and fulfilled intent. Both have an inherent meaning. The historical painting by Large wishes to depict the darker side of the indigenous history and culture. For this reason, the artist uses her work to evoke emotions of heartbreak and remorse in the viewer. Contrastly, “The Spirit of Place” painting by Tabry-Dorzek wishes to depict the natural beauty and wonders of the Aboriginal culture. Both display significant beauty. The beauty of Large’s work consists of a darker, adjacent colour scheme. On the other
This paper is about the critical analysis that focused of people, environment and social work practice which focused on the theory of the place, in various forms of the everyday issues that bring people and social worker together, as a way out of any dilemma. The chapter highlights the participation of the community by addressing the social conditions of low-income neighborhood also focus on economics, education, unaffordable housing, criminal justice and overcrowding increased stress, however, has negative physiological and mental health Impacts.
Instead, it is a space where one can be completely honest with oneself and with one’s readers. We spend enough time with manufactured pitch lines and photo-shopped posts. Our movies, TV shows, and even some novels are cheap, quick thrills—and we’re happy with it. But in the midst of all the entertainment, there seems to be a yearning for authenticity. Poetry can provide that authenticity. It can be a space to confess an insensitivity to death; to admit frustration with the cost of love; to be frank about sex, or broken by rape; to express anger with God or the church. Poetry can enter the messy and hard places and make them worth something. It requires no solution or resolution. It only requires that the moment be
A few of my favorites from her compilation were: “Doubt,” “The Hinge of Spring, “ and “A Plain Ordinary Steel Needle can Float on Pure Water.” None of these poems, in fact most of the poems that Kay Ryan read, had no discernable rhythm and form, therefore it is free verse. As Dr.
The world is not a place of wonder or amazement, at least it is not for me. For me it is a place where I simply go through the motions and the days blur together. The world is supposed to be a place of life, and what is life without hope? I am hopeless; it's been like this as long as I can remember. I don't believe there is a light at the end of the tunnel, but I do believe there is an end.
The writer in this poem is trying to convey a message, and to make us reflect on how said message represents our lives. This message is an astonishing yet very much true statement about the way we live or lives and the fact that we choose to do so in such an offhand manner. The reflection that this poem presents to us is both the starting point to think about the message and an alternative to the problem.