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Analysis of Daystar by Rita Dove

- While reading the poem “Daystar,” written by Rita Dove, its readers most likely do not ask thought-provoking questions like “Why did Dove write this?” or “What is the true meaning behind this poem?” but the poem has deeper meaning than what its outside layer portrays. Dove, an African American woman born in 1952, has not only viewed the racism of the United States society, but she has also seen how gender can or cannot play a role in the advancement of a person’s life (Rita Dove: The Poetry Foundation)....   [tags: Perspectives in Rita Dove's Poetry]

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"Daystar" Explication

- Rita Dove’s poem, “Daystar”, is one of many poems found in Dove’s poetry sequence entitled “Thomas and Beulah”. “Daystar”, depicts the life of Dove’s grandmother, as her poetry sequence focuses on the lives of her grandparents. Rita Dove, “A Pulitzer Prize winner, and a former U.S. Poet laureate, is known for exploring issues of family dynamics and African-American identity…” (“Rita Dove”) She was born Rita Frances Dove on August 28, 1952 in Akron, Ohio to a father who was a chemist and a mother who was a homemaker....   [tags: Poetry Analysis]

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Author Intentions in The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass and DayStar

- In his autobiographical publication The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass, Douglass takes an intentionalist approach, ensuring that the implied intentions of the author dictate the plot of the story. Douglass's voice echoes through his protagonist, reflecting the message he is trying to convey, asserting a strong sense of authority. As a leader in the abolitionist movement Douglass uses the power of prose to break free from the shackles of slavery, writing himself into existence, and voicing his thought after years of oppression....   [tags: slavery, liberation, expression]

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A Mother's Displeasure with Her Life in Rita Dove's Daystar

- ... Throughout the poem, the husband’s role is nonexistent and is not even mentioned until the woman goes to bed. Her husband “[lurches] into her” (line 18) and she does not respond to him with any loving emotion. Dove uses the word “lurched” to describe an unwanted force of contact and to imply the lack of romance in the wife and husband’s marriage. Between the woman’s unsatisfied lifestyle and the man’s inactive role as a father throughout the day, there is an obvious detachment in their relationship....   [tags: overwhelmed, expectations, palace]

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Daystar by Rita Dove

- Rita Dove's poem "Daystar" talks about a woman who is both a wife and a mother and who is exhausted by her daily tasks. This poem takes place at a time of rest for the mother while the children take a nap. Dove's use of meter and tone concentrates on illuminating the beauty and the importance of everyday events in normal lives. Rita Dove's use of tone in this poem as well as the diction of words creates a unique feeling of sympathy for her poem's character. When you think of the title `Daystar' you consider a performer, such as an actress....   [tags: Rita Dove's Poetry]

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Comparing Daystar and Those Winter Sundays

- The two poems I have chosen to analyze are Daystar by Rita Dove and Those Winter Sundays by Robert Hayden. The poem Daystar struck me from my first reading of it because I do the same thing this woman did sometimes. The apartment I share with my husband has a balcony where I have planted some flowers, and sometimes when the whether is nice I drag a rocking chair out there into the sun and just sit and let my thoughts wander. This poem reminds me of those moments. The author uses imagery in the poem to make the experience of this one woman stand out vividly....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Analysis Of `` Daystar `` By Rita Dove And On A Daughter Leaving Home By Linda Pastan

- As a young mother that experienced post-partum depression, the poem “Daystar” by Rita Dove and “To a Daughter Leaving Home” by Linda Pastan were easy to relate to. Each of the poems successfully represented the positives and negatives of being a mother. Poetry was never exactly my thing; I hated trying to decipher the symbols in poems and never quite understood why it was okay to use incomplete sentences. Dove and Pastan each wrote about their experiences as mothers but stood on completely opposite sides on the emotional spectrum, ironically, I couldn’t agree more with both of them....   [tags: Mother, Family, Parent, Motherhood]

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Gender Roles of Women in Twentieth Century Literature Expressed

- ... In the lines, “Then in the magic of puberty, a classmate says/ You have a great big nose and fat legs” (lines 5-6), the poet talks about when the girl went through puberty, a time when low self-esteem is common, a classmate said something that made her doubt her physical appearance, lowering her self-esteem and placing focus on her looks. The poet uses the lines, “She was healthy, tested intelligent/ possessed strong arms and back/ abundant sexual drive and manual dexterity/ She went to and fro apologizing/ Everyone saw a fat nose on thick legs” (lines 7-11) to emphasize that, even though the girl had several good qualities, what was important from a societal standpoint was whether or n...   [tags: attractiveness, society, poems]

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The Increase of Women in Public Relations

- 1.0 Introduction Public relations profession as well as the public relations major in Kenyan universities has experienced an increase of women who have consistently been entering into the field. Females make up the solid majority of most Public Relations and communication programs in Kenyan universities. Focusing on Daystar University, this study aims to find out why women are increasingly entering into the field. This chapter will concentrate on the following areas, background of the study, statement of the problem, purpose of the study, objectives of the study, justification and significance of the study....   [tags: feminization, courses, study]

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My son, my executioner

- From a global viewpoint, the passing of generations of the human race is a smooth and natural cycle, one generation bringing another generation into this world, as they themselves begin to leave it. From the perspective of the individual, however, this cycle can bring about a mixture of feelings, from pride to depression, as they watch their own lives fall second to that of their children. Donald Hall’s “My son, my executioner” and Rita Dove’s “Daystar” describe how the birth and growth of a child is a massive turning point in a person’s life and can be looked at as either the continuance of one’s legacy or the withering of one’s own life, depending on the viewpoint....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Donald Hall]

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Those Winter Sundays

- The poem “Daystar” by Rita Dove and the poem “Those Winter Sundays” by Robert Hayden have some similarities, but they also have some differences. These poems mainly deal with parenting and the parenting life as well as their own personal issues. Each parent in the two poems have their children’s best interest at heart, but the two very different parents in two different time periods deal with very similar issues. The poem “Those Winter Sundays” Robert Hayden expresses regret through this poem about his father....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Rita Dove]

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Those Winter Sundays

- Distance is a problem in many homes whether it be through emotional distance or physical Distance or it may just be that the word love is not spoken enough, in both Robert Hayden’s poem “Those Winter Sundays” and Rita Dove’s “Daystar” is a distant parent are they selfish or mean or is the love they do show just not understood. In Robert Hayden’s poem “Those Winter Sundays” show that children have a hard time understanding why a parent is distant the speaker says “Sundays too my father got up early and put his clothes on/ in the blueblack cold,”(Line 1-2) the father even gets up very early on Sundays as in the “blueblack cold” the speaker seems to not understand why the father does this why d...   [tags: Literary Analysis, Robert Hayden]

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Reaching The Unreachable

- How to reach the unreachable people groups the message of Jesus Christ. After defining the many terms of people groups and the location of where they can be found the task can be inaugurate. Christians around the world can obey the commission given by Jesus Christ to all believers. The commission is the make disciples of all nations, baptize them, and teach them to obey his commandments. With various ways of mass communication agencies, churches, families, individuals, leaders, organizations, and pastors must come together and work as a team to complete the task given 33 AD years ago....   [tags: Christianity]

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Hinderances to Spiritual Growth in the Church

- “Take up your cross, and follow Jesus” the powerful words of the hymn resound in the magnificent walls of a well re-known church in Nairobi's city center. Many of the faithful brethren eagerly bellow the words from the pits of their stomachs. However, how many of these have actually taken up their crosses and and followed Christ. Many believe that going to church every Sunday is enough. No one actually puts in time to read the Bible or pray for themselves. Yet for a relationship with God to grow, one has to put in effort....   [tags: religion, Kenya]

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Gender Roles

- From the time we are born, we are taught how to behave like a boy or a girl. Boys are supposed to be tough, never show fear, and never, shed a single tear. Boys are taught to be brave and strong while girls are taught to be polite, proper, and always say thank you. Girls grow up believing they are meant to become a housewife and mother, taking care of the children while tending to the house. Most women are stereotyped as weak and emotional while men are considered the heroes. Because of this stereotype, many women struggle with activities that they are excluded and/or discouraged from: activities such as sports, to fighting in the military, to miscellaneous things like...   [tags: Stereotypes of Women, Men]

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Media Affects the Self Esteem and Body Image of Young Girls

- A girl has either a negative distorted view of her physical appearance or she feels positive about the way she looks and is comfortable in her own body. The most common perspective of how a girl thinks her body image looks is negative. Girls tend to think that celebrities’, models’, and television stars’ bodies are the only way that they should look. The ongoing exposure of an unrealistic body image can deceive what is actually reality. Some people believe that girls get this standards of “beautiful” from their peers and family when in reality girls get these standards from the media and prominent people in society....   [tags: psychology, physical appearance]

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