What is the American Dream? In the poem, To Elsie, William Carlos Williams asks us the many questions lurking beneath the pavement of our perception behind the American dream. Questions such as: what are the ‘pure products of America’ and what is the reality of this imagined concept? Through various techniques of texture and form, Williams paints the desolate portrait of an America that has been forsaken.
Imagine yourself lying in the sun, feeling the warmth on your skin, when a cloud cover the sun and you feel the sudden coldness that you can seem to shake? The feeling is similar when you love someone very much but they don’t return the feeling. The band, 5 Seconds of Summer (5SOS), in their song, If You Don’t Know, sings about how a singer is in love with a person. The person seems to not be sure if they are in love with the singer, and the the singer wishes for the person to let them go. The couple that 5SOS wrote about was in love at one time, but the person is slowly falling out of love with the singer.
Romanticism is a major concept used in the 18th-19th centuries in revolt against Enlightened thinkers of prior centuries. The writer, Wordsword, is a poet that uses romantic ideas in his writings. Wordsword wrote the poem, “Daffodils”, using the characteristics of romanticism to develop the theme of nature’s connection to humanity. Wordsword uses appropriate setting, imagery, speaker, literary techniques, and other writing tools. These tools help his readers grasp the beauty and personality of daffodils.
My partner cued me to begin reciting the second part of our AP U.S. History poem. “You said Hamilton supported Jefferson’s reign, but did he really? The last time I checked, rivalry flowed through their veins.” I stopped, but my mind was still running, “Uhhh, what was the next line? Oh no…”
her parents. After I read and re-read and re-read the article “I Stand Here Writing”, it is clearly to see the opinion that the author wants to show us, as a writer, it’s important and necessary to use a different way to think, it will help you to find new characteristics and traits so that we could obtain inspiration to write, and sometimes when we need to compare two things, it help to find new traits and discover the relationship between different experience, ideas that seems unrelated.
Four of the poems The Lamb, The Piano, Baby Tortoise and War Photographer express quite profound positive affection although in different ways (The Tyger more than anything else expresses an overwhelming feeling of awe.) With War Photographer and Education for Leisure the emotions probably reflect the greater complexities of the time. The persona in War Photographer is faced with the moral dilemma of taking pictures of dying war victims. Through the poem’s description, the reader is challenged to consider the emotional and moral tensions felt by the photographer, as well as to question the attitudes of the public to suffering as seen in the mass media. With War Photographer the relative simplicity of the emotions in Blake’s and D.H. Lawrence’s poems have been left long way behind. With Education for Leisure, which is in fact about hatred, megalomania and even the effect of celebrity culture we are now even further away from Blake and Lawrence’s poems than the war photographer is. However what unites all these poems are feelings of great intensity.
The poem “One Today” by Richard Blanco has a variety of excellent vocabulary. Although there are a few words where I would have chosen a couple different paths that would make it more interesting. Maybe even flow a bit better. For starters in the beginning of the poem in the 3rd paragraph in the 4th line it says ‘…the “I have a dream” we all keep dreaming’ I believe that if we could replace the second “dream” with fantasizing it will leave more of a mystic and mysterious effect. The next word that I would change is in the 5th paragraph 3rd line and it is the word gorgeous. To me I don’t find the “honking of cabs” gorgeous. But I do find it pleasing, if I were to keep up with the positive tone of this poem. Words. They do have a big impact
The Road by Cormac McCarthy tells a story of a father and son fighting to live throughout their journey to the south during the apocalypse. Even though they face many obstacles along the way, the bond they share always keeps them fighting to survive. This deep story of the bond between father and child makes it easier to see what it means to be human. The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart contains poetry relating to this topic of what it means to be human as well. The Road helps to enhance the understanding of many of the poems from The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart including “With Kit, Age 7, At the Beach” and “Faith.” Even though the poems differ from The Road, the book helps by giving examples to explain the poems better, making the message behind them clearer.
I wish I could describe my first interaction with playing the saxophone as a glorious and life changing moment, but that would be a lie. In fact, I remember being disappointed that my arms weren’t long enough to hit all of the proper notes on the trombone slide. As soon as I accepted that I had no choice but to play the saxophone, I immediately did everything in my power to become the most technical, strongest player in the band, making music a competition like I have done with every aspect of my life for as long as I can remember. This trend continued throughout my elementary school, middle school, and early high school career, and it wasn’t until I entered the summer after my sophomore year of high school, that my opinion on the importance of music and playing music changed.
In Crane Poem “The Wayfarer” the speaker is in a journey to truth. He see that the path he is trying to follow is broad with weeds, and that symbolize that truth is sometimes very difficult to anticipate, because is clouded with “weeds”. In this poem he state that each weed is a “Singular Knife”. The speaker is trying to tell us that every single weed is some bump to find the truth, like some kind of deception, or harmless untruth. He also tell us that there are not many people interesting in finding the truth, because he says that there is evidence that the path has not been traveled much.