The nightmare before christmas The author has a bad feeling about santa "A grumpy look came upon his face this guy is scary, and I bet he carries mace." He's feelings were so sting he ended the poem with "Ill hate till the day I am dead." He used rhyme throughout the poem "toys, noise" and "face, mace" He also used rhythm in both short and long patterns. "He ate all my cookies, Drunk all my milk; he had heavy boots, and a coat made of silk." Sonnet on Reading Burns' Mountain Daisy A mountain daisy would be glimpsed at one’s feet along the trail. It might be plucked, to last for a few moments, and then thrown away along the path. A poem, composed in celebration of the fragile beauty of the mountain daisy, if the poet is lucky, might last for more than two hundred years. Helena Maria Williams Helena Maria Williams here pays homage to the poet Robert Burns by addressing one of his poems, but in doing so praises the …show more content…
Williams opens the poem with two time markers: “while” and “soon” (1). “While” points to the meantime, a time between birth and death perhaps. “Soon” points to a future time, here, the time when the flower will fade or “decay.” Williams introduces the theme of death or impermanence, a theme which she’ll develop into her larger praise of poetry’s capacity to make the objects of its art eternal. She presents the image of Burns’s poem, the mountain daisy, and pictures it in its biological life as “scatter’d” (2), an image that brings to mind the image of a daisy’s petals torn from the flower and lying on the ground in disorder. It’s not unexpected that a faded flower would “neglected lie” (2), because all spent flowers are ignored, if not just swept away. This
The movie Four Christmases has two main characters are Vince Vaughn (Brad) and Reese Witherspoon (Kate). This movie is about an unmarried couple that has no plans of getting married or having children anytime soon. Every Christmas they plan an adventurous vacation for the two of them. They do this to avoid going to all of their families’ houses for the holiday. This year Kate and Brad planned to go to Fiji for vacation, but the weather took a turn for the worst and they weren’t able to go. Due to the weather, their flight got cancelled. The news caught them on live television alerting their families that they were now available for Christmas. Both Brad and Kate’s families are divorced, so there were four families to visit. They plan
In the beginning Tennessee Williams formed Stanley and Blanche from the soil of repression and indulgence; he breathes desire into their nostrils causing them to become living souls. In the mist of the Elysian Fields garden was the tree of knowledge of death and redemption. Stanley the merciless predator of Blanche used the knowledge of the death of Belle Reve to expose Blanche’s nakedness. Blanche covers herself with puritanical fig leaves inadvertently exposing the primitive beast like qualities in Stanley. Tennessee Williams infuses Stanley and Blanche with contradictions of opposing class, differing attitudes about sex and the incongruent perspective on reality. Effortlessly these expressions of desire moves like a pendulum back and forth between Blanche and Stanley, the clock stops, ultimately exposing the neurosis of their souls. The author’s emancipation proclamation reveals how their contradictions became complementaries thus transcending the imagery of death into a pious redemption. Emphatically the author’s soul cries out from the grave, “Out beyond right-doing and wrong-doings there is a field I’ll meet you there,” (Rumi).
...vocal statement about the ?organic? possibilities of poetry than optimistic readers might have expected. ?Mayflies? forces us to complicate Randall Jarrell?s neat formulation. Here Wilbur has not just seen and shown ?the bright underside of? a ?dark thing.? In a poem where the speaker stands in darkness looking at what ?animate[s] a ragged patch of glow? (l.4), we are left finally in a kind of grayness. We look from darkness into light and entertain an enchanting faith that we belong over there, in the immortal dance, but we aren?t there now. We are in the machine-shop of poetry. Its own fiat will not let us out completely.
This is Millay’s most famous poem and is quite similar to Shakespeare’s but has some differences behind the meaning. The meaning within this sonnet is also love and summer imagery but has a different central subject matter. The beauty and grace of summer only sang in her for a little while, “that in me sings no more” (110) meaning that countless loves have come and gone but she still lays alone. She is still alone and unremembered as she states, “Thus in the winter stands a lonely tree, Nor knows what birds have vanished one by one” (110). This creates imagery in that she is the lonely tree and all the lips that she has kissed have vanished one by one throughout her life. Millay has several loves that summer sang in her and Shakespeare only has one love and wants everything to conserve her
The poem “Thanatopsis” by William Cullen Bryant reveals a very unusual aspect of nature. While most people think of nature as beauty and full of life, Bryant takes a more interesting approach to nature. He exposes a correlation between nature, life, death, and re-birth. Using nature as a foothold, Bryant exercises methods such as tone, setting, and imagery in a very intriguing way while writing “Thanatopsis.”
Most people know the story of Santa. While there are many different versions, the gist of it is the night before Christmas, while children are sleeping, a fat man slips down the chimney to distribute gifts to boys and girls that have been good all year. The story was meant to bring hope and joy to children. It was a tale of giving and of love. However, as time goes on characters change, sometimes for better, and sometimes they take a turn for the worst.
Williams uses dry and subtle words such as “car”, “coffee”, or even plain “water” to create this powerful and foreboding poem which is interpreted pessimistically after getting past the tedious words. Its implicit meaning can be hard to grasp because it is deeply embedded into the poem and also implies the opposite of what we are taught as humans; we grow up with plans, goals, desires too, and Williams opens the reader’s eyes to explain the pointlessness of it all. Williams writes this poem knowing he will contradict everything people learn to do starting from a young age. In spite of this, it may inspire readers to stop worrying about the small things and focus on the grand scheme, maybe get them “wanting to love beyond this meat and bone,” despite its adverse meaning (21). Ultimately, the author subduedly goes against the ideal rules of life and allows the reader to interpret it however they want- either explicitly understand that it is normal for humans to want thing, not want things, and be wanted, or implicitly understand that there is no point in investing in our desires, for when we die, our goals- both the finished and unfinished- will not matter in the
In this excerpt from We Were the Mulvaneys, Joyce Carol Oates explores the theme of death and the passing of time. The author characterizes Judd through the use of symbolism of a rushing brook to show Judd’s helplessness, stream-of-consciousness writing that reveals Judd’s tortured and confused thoughts, and repetition of a key thought to further emphasize Judd’s deep-thinking and tortured character.The except begins with Judd falling into a trance over a rushing brook. This brook begins his thoughtful journey, and symbolizes the years rushing past. This symbol shows us how, like the brook, the journey of life can absorb us; “it began to happen as it always does the water gets slower and slower and you’re the one who begins to move —oh boy! We-ird!” Just like life, the brook is glimmering and hard to hold on
Looking closely at Williams’s reactionary poem to The Waste Land, Spring and All, we can question whether or not he followed the expectations he anticipated of Modernist work: the attempts to construct new art in the midst of a world undergoing sweeping changes. A version of Spring and All without the sections of prose that were interspersed with the poems was first published in 1923; a year after The Waste Land first appeared. In titles alone, we can see the opposing ideals peeking through, The Waste Land, a poem embedded with imagery of “breeding /. out of the dead land,” a proposal of life moving forward in the wake of immense death that came with World War One, against the direct presentation of the title Spring and All, which seemingly appears as the solution, the key to rebirth (Ramazani 474).... ... middle of paper ... ...
William Carlos Williams once said, “It is not what you say that matters, but the manner in which you say it.”(Examiner) This is a view he often incorporated into his poetry. Williams’ purpose through writing poetry was not to teach a moral, but to convey that simple things can be beautiful. Although many of Williams’ poems show this beauty in simplicity, a few good examples are The Red Wheel Barrow, The Great Figure, and Young Sycamore.
Poets such as Bryant have forever been trying to write their thoughts and feelings down on paper. They write their words like a painter lays their brush to a canvas. They express ideas that not only exemplify the beauty of life and nature, but also the darkest side of one’s life; death. This notion of death is what most people see as a sad ending to a life filled with beauty, though William Cullen Bryant does not see death in that way. In his poem “Thanatopsis” he offers an optimistic outlook on death. He views it as nothing more than the moment you become one with nature and venture through its beauty for all eternity. It is truly a work of art. This is shown by the use of his effective writing skills he uses skills such as, alliteration, similes and personification that make the poem come alive, just as a painter strives to make his art come alive. Also, this poem is art due to the deep thinking required to grasp its concept of death, you cannot read it just once you must read in between the lines and analyze what the poet is saying.
Color is a powerful tool in film making. What once was only black and white is now a full spectrum of vibrancy. But monochromatism is still an integral artistic choice in film. Blacks and whites in movies and television tend to represent the dark nature of scenes: death, evil, sadness, the macabre. Deep blacks, rich grays, and harsh whites tend to illustrate the Gothic influence of the piece as well as its tone. Adam Barkman, a writer famous for his analysis of films, explains the impact of color in film in his book A Critical Companion to Tim Burton “When we see a particular color, we immediately attach a particular set of meanings to it that is triggered by either our instincts or our memories” (Barkman
D. uses diction to create changes in mood and develop images in “Pear Tree”, and “Heat”. The words chosen by the author creates clear images and mood changes. This suggests the intent and overall meaning of the poems, these authors choose their words carefully, and provide context to avoid misconstructions in their poems. In “Heat”, H.D. uses intense words like “rend open the heat/ rend it to tatters” (1-3). Repetition of the word “rend” helps depict how the author envisions the heat.
‘It is often suggested that the source for many of William Wordsworth’s poems lies in the pages of Dorothy Wordsworth’s journal. Quite frequently, Dorothy describes an incident in her journal, and William writes a poem about the same incident, often around two years later.’ It is a common observation that whilst Dorothy is a recorder – ‘her face was excessively brown’ – William is a transformer – ‘Her skin was of Egyptian brown’ . The intertextuality between The Grasmere and Alfoxden Journals and ‘I wandered lonely as a Cloud’ allows both Dorothy and William to write about the same event, being equally as descriptive, but in very differing ways. Dorothy writes in a realist ‘log-book’ like style, whereas William writes in a romantic ballad style. This can be very misleading, as it gives William’s work more emotional attachment even though his work is drawn upon Dorothy’s diary, which in its turn is very detached, including little personal revelation. When read in conjunction with William’s poetry, Dorothy’s journal seems to be a set of notes written especially for him by her. In fact, from the very beginning of the journals Dorothy has made it quite clear that she was writing them for William’s ‘pleasure’ . This ties in with many of the diary entries in which she has described taking care of William in a physical sense. In a way this depicts the manner in which William uses his sister’s journal to acquire the subject of his poetry, which makes it seem as though Dorothy is his inspiration.
This poem exemplifies Romanticism through passionate imagery, “Mid hush 'd, cool-rooted flowers, fragrant-eyed/ Blue, silver-white, and budded Tyrian,/They lay calm-breathing, on the bedded grass” (Keats 191). The speaker has either seen or dreamed that he has seen the winged goddess Psyche while he was wandering in a forest. Keats personifies flowers and gives them breath. He also has them ‘lay,’ which is an atypical description for flowers because they grow upwards from their roots. Keats gives body and breath to these plants, while also reaching the senses of smell, sight, and touch. The flowers are sexualized, like a woman’s body, as they lay on the ‘bedded’ ground. These images further the scene that the speaker imagines, which is “two fair creatures, couched side by side/ In deepest grass, beneath the whisp 'ring roof” (Keats 191). He’s able to elicit the sights and sounds of humanity, through nature, which he masters at a young age. The roof is also personified by speaking softly. He’s placing human qualities on objects like the roof and flowers, instead of the two creatures, which gives the poem a greater