The poem "The Sick Equation" relates how the poet missed out on so many opportunities with love in his life, as a result of the influence that his parents' crumbling relationship has had on him. After experiencing his parents' unhappy marriage as a child, he became convinced that every relationship would end up in conflict, misery and hurt. He therefore denies and rejects any love that comes his way. The poem is written in free verse and every alternate line rhymes. Gaps between verses are used to emphasise the passing of time.
The daughter seemed to be trying to forgive her father for all of this, but she was not succeeding. In line twenty-one the poem shifts from the woman trying to forgive her father to asking herself why she is at his graveside trying to forgive him. She realized that her father and mother were dead and that noting she could would change that. To me it seems that she never did forgive her father for what he did but she wished that she had when he was still
Long distance focuses on love that does not end with death and it continues however "My grandmother" focuses on the miss of love that could have been there. Both of the two poems are about the lack of acceptance and memory. In "Long Distance" the father who kept the dead wife's memory so alive: 'Still went to renew her transport pass. In "My grandmother" the rejection of the grandchild is also perhaps considered as a memory however as regret: 'I remember how I once refused'. "Long Distance" looks at the time and how the poet's father has lack of control of the time: "mother was already two years dead, Dad kept her slippers'.
I think most people would say this is rude or mean but in my own opinion its truthful and could actually help the person in the long term, as harsh of a blow to hear. In the short story The Writer in the Family the youngest son of the family is asked to write a series of letters to his grandmother as if he was the voice of his father who had passed. This is a perfect example of using a lie to help protect someone from the truth. The grandmother, although old and frail, still deserves equally to know that her son had passed away as much as this would devastate her. Keeping her in the dark o... ... middle of paper ... ...en trust is broken many of the bonds built in a relationship begin to crumble.
Gatsby is crushed by her actions, but fails to realize the true extent of them. He continues to pester her with hopes of rekindling a relationship that ended years ago, but she refuses, and immediately moves away with Tom. This action drives Gatsby mad, and his utter devotion for Daisy is the last thought on his mind when Wilson kills him. Sara Teasdale, a poet in the 1900s, is scared of this kind of commitment; she knows that love for another will only bring about her own demise. Faced with depression and an illness that leaves her bed-ridden for much of her life, she is heavily dependent on others to survive.
To the point where she forces her to see a "Gentleman Caller" it is then that Tom reminds his mother not to "expect to much of Laura" she is unlike other girls. But Laura's mother has not allowed herself nor the rest of the family to see Laura as different from other girls. Amanda continually lives in the past when she was young a pretty and lived on the plantation. Laura must feel she can never live up to her mothers expectations. Her mother continually reminds her of her differences throughout the play.
Jonson really comes from a place of sorrow and self-condemnation while writing this elegy. His approach to “... ... middle of paper ... ...ent, young daughter, and to cover her lightly. Without doubt, Katherine Philips and Ben Jonson both shared equal emotions in their elegies but they coped with the situations inversely. Philips was not very accepting of her son’s death because she vowed to him that the elegy would be her last verse. It is obvious that she lost the drive to do something that she loved because of unhappiness.
In “Mother to Son”, his form of writing that is used frequently, is free verse. There is no set “form”, but he gets his point across in a very dramatic way. The poem is told by a mother who is trying to let her son know that in her life, she too has gone through many frustrations just like what her son is going through. The tone of this poem is very dramatic and tense because she illustrates the hardships that she had to go through in order to get where she is today. She explains that the hardships that she has gone through in her life have helped her become the person that she has come to be.
Olds wrote many poems about her relationship with her helpless, alcoholic father and her path to help deal with these memories and forgiving her father to loving the dying man. Most of Olds poems are about her journey from an abusive household to healing her past memories from a man she disgusted with. Her poems are ways of her speaking in loud tone describing domestic violence, sexuality, and family relationships. Like any poem, “His Stillness” the theme of the poem was about Olds getting close to her father w... ... middle of paper ... ...to doctor affected her relationship with her dad. They got closer and she was surprise that when her dad heard the news from his doctor, they didn’t have to tie him down in fact of his aggressive behavior “I sat beside him.
At age eight, she announced that she wanted to be a poet; her mother was proud of her, but her father loathed her even more because of it. In the novel Their Eyes Were Watching God, Hurston shows Janie’s struggle for self-realization through love by all of Janie’s conquests. From her search of love from: the pear tree, Nanny, Logan, Jody, and Tea Cake, Janie finds herself. The symbol of the pear tree relates to Janie’s coming of age, and makes Janie want to find marriage and to see the world. Nanny was dissolving this image by making her marry Logan Killicks.