Ride called life is a poem written by an anonymous writer about how life's a ride of emotions and feelings and how they change and move like a ride, and I think this poem does a good job of representing theses ideas through repetition and a simple format, I chose this poem because it is about something deep and it made you think because of the way it is written and the content of the poem. The poem tries to create a sense of you being on a roller coaster yourself but one of emotions, sad feelings, happy ones, serious, and not so serious, but they are all represented in the poem along with the feeling that your ride should never stop early but they all stop in the same way, the writer didn't use any rhymes in their poem probably to represent
In Drea Knufken’s essay entitled “Help, We’re Drowning!: Please Pay Attention to Our Disaster,” the horrific Colorado flood is experienced and the reactions of worldly citizens are examined (510-512). The author’s tone for this formal essay seems to be quite reflective, shifting to a tone of frustration and even disappointment. Knufken has a reflective tone especially during the first few paragraphs of the essay. According to Drea Knufken, a freelance writer, ghostwriter and editor, “when many of my out-of-town friends, family and colleagues reacted to the flood with a torrent of indifference, I realized something. As a society, we’ve acquired an immunity to crisis. We scan through headlines without understanding how stories impact people,
The life of a Chinese shaman is one guided by spiritual wisdom. In ancient China, shamans had a number of roles in their respective communities. For example, a shaman would act as a medium to communicate with spirits beyond the physical realm. Within the community, shamans were commonly sought after for the purpose of spiritually healing the sick by ridding them of evil presences. This was preferred by commoners as the medicine of the time was not acclaimed for its effectiveness. Perhaps the most important facet of a shaman’s life is experiencing what was known as a “spirit voyage.” In undergoing this process, a shaman temporarily vacates his or her corporeal bonds for the sake of communicating with the gods on the other side of conceivable reality. This journey to the spiritual realm is a fundamental aspect of shamanism, and is described in great detail in the Lyrics of Chu. This arrangement of poems serves as a narrative in the voice of a shaman, despite not having been written by actual shamans. Although credit for most of the poems is given to the chinese poet Qu Yuan, it is generally accepted that a variety of poets contributed to the collection over time. For the courtesy of those unnamed, the poem analyzed in this essay will be accredited to “the author” and the narrator referred
While in exile in France Léopold Sédar Senghor wrote a beautiful poem called Black Woman. This poem revolves around Senghor love, definition and praise of a natural black woman. In Senghor’s life and poetry women are viewed in a higher status, are held in high esteem and regard. Senghor poem is more than an individual black African woman, she is an antecedent of his race and thus a symbol of the African race. He takes pride in his race and in this poem especially Senghor completely showed his love and respect for the black woman. Senghor uses an accumulation of metaphors to show his love for African women, and how African black women by portraying them as being beautiful, comforting and emphasis on the black woman’s physical beauty.
In the poem “A Story” by Li-Young Lee, the author tells a story of a complex relationship between a father and son. The father is trying to find a story to tell his son. He does not want his son to get bored with the stories he usually tells. He tells a story of how he is scared of loosing his sons love. His son is coming of age and he doesn’t want this to change. He tells this story through numerous literary terms and techniques.
A poet once said, “Unity is strength... when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved” (Mattie Stepanek). The American dream is built on a foundation of unity, which is exemplified in the poem by James Weldon Johnson, Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing. In this poem, Johnson thematically illustrates what the American Dream is about. The overall background in this poem eludes the history of slavery and how the contemporary society has change the present of how humans live today. This poem “commemorate the birthday of Abraham Lincoln” who helped abolish slavery, without his collaboration, there wouldn’t be freedom in this country (51). I personally believe that through contemporary society, America has remodeled itself through generations and created the American dream known as unity. Unity is the aspect of the American Dream.
Helen of Troy, known as the most beautiful woman of ancient Greek culture, is the catalyst for the Trojan War. As such, she is the subject of both Edgar Allen Poe’s “To Helen” and H.D.’s “Helen”; however, their perceptions of Helen are opposites. Many poets and authors have written about Helen in regards to her beauty and her treacherous actions. There is a tremendous contrast between the views of Helen in both poems by Poe and Doolittle. The reader may ascertain the contrast in the speakers’ views of Helen through their incorporation of diction, imagery, and tone that help convey the meaning of the work.
Sylvia Plath was known as an American Poet, Novelist and Shorty story writer. However, Plath lived a melancholic life. After Plath graduated from Smith College, Plath moved to Cambridge, England on a full scholarship. While Plath was Studying in England, she married Ted Hughes, an English poet. Shortly after, Plath returned to Massachusetts and began her first collection of poems, “Colossus”, which was published first in England and later the United States. Due to depression built up inside, Plath committed suicide leaving her family behind. Sylvia Plath was a gifted and troubled poet, known for the confessional style of her work, which is how “Mirror” came to be. Although this poem may seem like the reader is reading from first person point of view, there is a much deeper meaning behind Plath’s message throughout the poem. Plath uses several elements of terror and darkness to show change to the minds of the readers.
This example of imagery has created an image of the daughter and how she isn’t in full control of the bicycle. As the daughter continues to go down the path the parent is surprised to see that she has gone down a “curved path of the park” (8-10). Poet Linda Pastan used the “curved path” as a symbol to represent life. Life is thrillingly dangerous, tremendously unpredictable and most of all it never goes in one nice straight line. “I kept waiting/ for the thud/ of your crash” (11-13) with this quote we feel the parent’s uneasiness and discomfort about not having control over the daughters bike and for this instant we all feel for what the parent is going though. Having to let go of your child so they can be
Life and death are two things that we as humans must all face. The road from one to the other, from life to death, is a long and at times, both joyous and painful one. Robert Frost’s poems are a prime example of these times and trials. The poems I chose for this paper highlight them, and with Frost’s allegory, they present a sort of silver lining to the string of dark and dreary words he’s pieced together for these poems. The depressing tone to the poems “Acquainted with the Night”, “Nothing Gold Can Stay”, and “Stopping by the Woods on a Snowing Evening” could be attributed to the death of many of Frost’s family members, and how despite this he overcame it all, and at the end of his life, was a successful writer. These poems to not go into great explanation of the details of Frost’s life, however, I believe that they are representations of the things path that he’s walked, and how he viewed his actions and death in general.
Good morning/ good afternoon class and Mrs Coates my selected poem is time is running out, from the book the dawn is at hand. The dawn is at hand was published in 1966, the author who wrote it goes by many names her birth name was Kathleen Jean Mary Ruska. You may know her by her early pen-name Kath walker. In 1988 she changed it to a more traditional aboriginal name Ooderoo meaning paperbark and Noonuccal the name of her aboriginal tribe. She was the first ever aboriginal Australian woman to publish a book containing poems.
He strives for this feeling of liberation while remaining self-aware that life is composed of both good and bad moments in which you must learn to embrace both. Through my own personal experiences, I’ve been able to recognize this as well. We cannot control what happens to us, but we can learn to pace ourselves and take life day by day. I’m constantly reminding myself to not worry about the future and what it beholds yet rather learn to enjoy myself and live in the moment. One of the main reasons I connect with this song is because the chorus reflects on taking your time on the ‘’ride’’ that is your own life. I believe it’s important to not worry over something that hasn’t happened yet or may never happen. There’s no reason to rush our lives nor compare ourselves to others and how well they’re doing. I’ve learned it’s harmful to dwell on the future and forget to enjoy the moment. We should focus on ourselves and how you can achieve all you desire on your own