A Vivid Writing How can your feelings affect you while writing? Is it good to express yourself in your writings? Many authors use their writings as a way to free themselves or escape from the real world. An example of this is Charlotte Perkins Gilman who wrote a short story named The Yellow Wallpaper (1892). In this short story, the author used her own experience with her depression after giving birth to share how she feels.
In this poem an elaborate struggle between pride and shame manifests itself through an extended metaphor in which she equates her book to her own child. "The Author to Her Book" expresses some of the emotions Bradstreet felt when her most intimate thoughts were made know to the world with the publishing of her book. In addition she also relates some of the story as to how her work came to be published. The average person could not relate to the distress Bradstreet feels in this situation. The collection of poetry that she had written expressed her feelings in a way that most women during that time didn’t have the skill to do.
. the voices of my dim killed children" is a gripping line that the poet cannot seem to escape. In the middle of the poem, Brooks begins to speak to her unborn children, which is another reason why the reader is lead to believe that Brooks is suffering from what she did to them.
In “Passed On” by Carole Satymurti, the central purpose of this poem is to tell a narrative, as it show's the narrator's reflection of coping with her mother's death, even though the narrator is strongly suggested as a woman. The second stanza in the beginning of line 8, “Only, after opening it, I saw/ how she'd rendered herself down in flesh/to paper...”, suggests that she is reviewing memorabilia that represented her mother from the past, and in line 15: “I'd shuffle them/to almost hear her speak” reminds her of the memories and helps her to relive her experiences with her mother. Overall, the poem reveals her emotions and experiences after her mother's death. This purpose is achieved through the utilization of visual imagery, use of diction, and transitional structure, and by showing a sense/tone of dependency in the second and third stanzas. However in the fourth stanza, a shift of tone suggests that the narrator is ready to live on her own and think independent thoughts.
At first, it doesn’t make sense. But as you think critically, all the symbols, and setting and the characters in this literature plunge together in one amazing story. Literary Analysis on Kate Chopin's Desiree's Baby “Tell me what it means!” she cried despairingly.” It means,” he answered lightly, “that the child is not white; it means that you are not white” (Chopin, p. 192). Kate Chopin's "Desiree's Baby" is a well-known short story. “In her life, Kate Chopin actively searched for female spiritual emancipation and expressed it in her writing”(Deter, 2000).
The poem Suicide Note by Janice Mirikitani is a lyric poem that is written in the form of a letter to the narrator’s parents. In the poem Mirikitani uses a variety of literacy tools, techniques, and devices to show how unhappy the character is with their self. The poem allows the readers to look inside the eyes of the narrator and see how unhappy the character was. In the poem the Suicide Note it was written in the form of a letter to the narrator’s parents. The poem purpose of the poem was to allow the readers to see what influences an individual to take his/her own life.
“She wanted a little room for thinking” (1) is how Dove begins her poem, and this automatically lets the reader know that the female subject of the poem has been troubled by something, or someone. This line alone portrays the gender of the poem, and it welcomes the reader into the life of this woman who desires to reflect on whatever has been troubling her. By using the pronoun “She,” as opposed to “I,” Dove looks in on the life of an unknown woman and not on the life of her own. Throughout the poem, we learn about this woman’s miniature escape away from her daughter, Liza, and all of the responsibilities that come with being a mother. The poem’s title also tells the reader that this stressed woman is in search for something not within reach.
Therefore, these writers caught people's attention and made them think about women's issues. Millay's poem, "I, being born a woman and distressed" and Gilman's short story, "The Yellow Wallpaper" share more than their time in history. Both pieces of literature have the common theme of closeness and distance. Women during this time were pushed out by society. They could not have a part in the rest of societal roles and became distant.
She recognized limitations that were imposed on women and tried to make them familiar with their rights through her poems. Living in such conditions and experiencing failures and suppressions paved the way for her alienation and suffering. In one of her letters, she wrote: “I have always tried to be like a closed door in order that no one can see my horrible internal life” (Jalali 603). She always complains about her loneliness which is accompanied by fear, sorrow and thinking about death and
The powerful shifts in tone, diction, and imagery all serve to highlight the narrator's longing to for children that were never born. By addressing the children directly, the mother is able to bring the dead back to life; it is clear that although the narrator cares deeply for her children, because of her actions, the only thing she can do is reminisce of what might have been. Speaking from experience, repenting for earlier decisions, and suffering because of them, the poet-speaker is able to share her suffering with others and begin a healing process for herself. Works Cited Brooks, Gwendolyn. "The Mother."