Carolyn Forche Essays

  • Carolyn Forche and The Country Between Us

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    Carolyn Forche and The Country Between Us While reading Carolyn Forche's poetry in her book The Country Between Us, I often wondered what this woman has gone through while spending her time in El Salvador. She lived in El Salvador during an ugly state: a time when this country was in the middle of a civil war and bloodshed. All those acts of cruelty that she faced and so clearly wrote about must have been troublesome on her heart. And now thanks to her we can understand a piece of history

  • Death in Auden’s Funeral Blues, Forche’s Memory of Elena, and Dickinson’s Last Night that She lived

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    considered a perfectly healthy reaction when someone who is deeply loved and cared about passes on, and this is illustrated in “The Memory of Elena” (1070-71) by Carolyn Forche. She writes about the events following a funeral and also flashes back to the actual moment that a wife has watched her husband die. W.H Auden’s “Funeral Blues,” Carolyn Forche’s “The Memory of Elena,” and Emily Dickinson’s “The last Night that She lived” are all poems which share death as their subject matter, but differ in the

  • Poem Analysis Of 'The Colonel' By Carolyn Forche

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    Analysis of Carolyn Forche’s “The Colonel” Carolyn Forche’s “The Colonel” discusses the lack of value towards human life by totalitarian government and the United States’ stake in investigating these powers and challenging them. The speaker in this poem recounts his experience meeting the colonel to show the audience both the amount of presence of the United States in this foreign setting and the Colonel’s lack of regard toward human rights. Figurative language, such as similes, metaphors, and

  • Self-Validation and Social Acceptance

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    articles we have read in class, as well as in various piece of fictional literature. I will be using the 1991 film "Paris Is Burning," a short work of fiction by Jane S. Fancher called "Moonlover and the Fountain of Blood," the lecture given by Carolyn Dinshaw on the twenty-third of September, and Cherrie Moraga's "The Breakdown of the Bicultural Mind" to support my thesis. Originally, I started thinking about this paper in a manner quite different from that which will be shown here. I thought

  • Brand Tracking Survey

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    Use one like the one provided here. Introduction Information for Participants “I am conducting a short interview on consumer opinions about certain products. This is part of my study about brands at the Waikato Management School. I’m in Dr Carolyn Costley’s class on Brand Strategy. The questions will take about ten minutes. You do not have to answer them. If you do, I will combine your res...

  • Toni Morrison and bell hooks - Society and the Media

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    supported with the stereotypes that area ready preconceived and we just go along with them. In hooks analysis of Lees movie she explores how Carolyn is the care take she is the mother so that is her job. As hooks says. "Sexist/racist stereotypes of gender identity in black experience are evident in the construction of these two characters. Although Carolyn is glamorous, beautiful in her afrocentric style, she is portrayed as a bitch goddess"(hooks 103). She is the dominate on in the house hold

  • Assessment of Children’s Behaviour

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    and assessing children formalises the link between theory and practice. A great deal of observing a child today is focussed on what’s wrong with the child, and how we can intervene to help that particular child. Early childhood specialist Carolyn Seefeldt agrees, ‘ observing is probably the oldest, most frequently used and most rewarding method of assessing children, their growth, development and learning.’ (A practical guide to child observation, Christine Hobart) It is important to

  • American Beauty

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    American Beauty, directed by Sam Mendes in 1999, is one of the best and most unique films I have ever seen. One of the opening scenes of the movie starts with a view of Lester Burnham, his attractive, blonde wife Carolyn Burnham and their daughter Janie and what seems to be what seems to be the Burnhams picture perfect life and picture perfect marriage. The suburban house with the clean cut lawn and perfect garden, white picket fence, the oak trees lining the street, the two cars parked in the driveway

  • All Kinds Of Love by Carolyn Jaffe and Carol H. Ehrlich

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    Throughout the course of our lives we will experience the deterioration of a loved one due to illness or aging. This may cause us to make a choice of how and where we choose our loved one to die. Authors, Carolyn Jaffe and Carol H. Ehrlich, in their book All Kinds of Love, illustrate how the relationships between doctors, patients', family, friends, hospice volunteers, and hospice nurses all play an important role during he patients last days as they try to reach a "good death". In the book's foreword

  • The Film American Beauty

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    follow. In the movie American Beauty, each of the characters has a choice he or she needs to make. The main character, Lester Burnham, is faced with many choices that could either lead to his ultimate happiness or draw him further into his despair. Carolyn Burnham, Lester's wife, is faced with a loveless marriage that exists only because she does not possess the willingness to break the cycle. This cycle involves protecting their daughter by staying married. In reality, children of a marriage such as

  • The Year 2000 Essay

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    The Year 2000 is Coming! Here we are close to the dawn of the millennium. An even 2000 years has passed since man has decided to start counting. That has to be significant, doesn't it? Conspiracy theorists, self- proclaimed prophets, and doomsayers can take this opportunity to spread rumors of world destruction or take ancient prophecies and interpret them to their liking. Life must be getting boring or over stimulating for these folks. There are so many different groups spreading awareness

  • Far and Away

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    place reinforced by a backing of cheery Celtic flute music. The opening credits continue to roll as the camera glides over a lush green, hilly landscape, accented by late afternoon silhouettes of the partial cloud cover, and perhaps best described by Carolyn James in her review as “picturesque in the manner of an Irish Spring soap commercial”. Gradually, what we assume to be a late 19th century Irish village comes into view, characterized by a handful of rudimentary stone buildings, narrow carriage roads

  • You Belong to Me, by Mary Higgins Clark

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    ring with the inscription "You Belong to Me" engraved on the inside of the band is found. Carolyn Wells, a viewer, calls the show and says she recieved and identical turquoise ring from a man while on a recent cruise. He tried to persuade Carolyn to leave the cruise and rejoin it in another city. Carolyn agrees to meet with Dr. Chandler to discuss the turquoise ring. On her way to meet with Dr. chandler, Carolyn was pushed in front of a van. She is seriously injured and in a coma. Carolyn's husband

  • The Secret Of The Old Clock Analysis

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    Do you like a good mystery? Than Nancy Drew is right for you. The Secret of the Old Clock, written by Carolyn Keene, is the first of many adventures to come for Nancy Drew and also one of her best mysteries yet. This story takes place at a camp in River Heights. Her friend, Helen Corning, invited Nancy Drew to this camp. When Nancy goes she finds herself caught in a few situations that can affect her life. Nancy Drew is a heart-warming 18 year old that loves mystery. She can always solve or

  • Gender Roles in Langston Hughes’s Blessed Assurance and Hank Willis Thomas’s Branded Collection

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    Homophobia continues to run rampant in our world today and it is a notable concern in the black community. It is a fear that comes partially from a group’s definition of masculinity. Many people when identifying a homosexual male immediately pounce on the man’s effeminate traits and assign him the role of a homosexual, regardless of whether this is true. Langston Hughes’s story “Blessed Assurance” shows how a father analyzes his son’s life by noting the less masculine things his son does and turning

  • The Ego, the Superego and Kizer’s Bitch: Freud in Poetry

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    Carolyn Ashley Kizer was born on December 10, 1925. Her father was a lawyer and her mother a labor organizer in the Pacific Northwest, although she held a doctorate in biology. Her parents were older than the parents of her friends, but filled the house with a rich intellectual atmosphere that surely influenced the young Kizer (McFarland). Throughout her childhood her parents would read her the works of Whitman and Keats before bed (Schumock), but it wasn’t until she was middle aged that she devoted

  • Analysis Of Bitch By Carolyn Kizer

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    The lust of Marriage The poem "Bitch" by Carolyn Kizer describes the heartache in which most women get out from her former lover, who she had not seen in a long time. The tone of the poem is sad because of the horrible things about her relationship. She describes herself from the outside, pretending that everything are okay, "Fine, I’m just fine, I tell him". However, in her inside, she is fighting and struggling with her feelings, wanting to curl up to him, remembering their

  • Rhetorical Analysis Of 'My Butt Is Big'

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    “My Butt Is Big” There are so many different kind of advertisements. There are funny ads to make us laugh, educational ads to inform us, sad ads that make us cry, and health and fitness ads to encourage and motivate us. These ads all have a common purpose; that is, to persuade society to do something, whether it’s trying something new or giving something up. All ads use rhetoric devices to appeal to their selected target segment. Nike is extremely fruitful at making promotions that make individuals

  • Analysis Of Carolyn Forche's Poem 'The Colonel'

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    The Colonel by Carolyn Forché is about her experience when she goes to El Salvador and meets this honored officer. She was let into his house where she experienced something she will never forget, an experience that she put into a beautiful words to make readers feel what she felt that day. Thats what Carolyn does; she takes her experiences in her life and puts them into words, words that help her readers feel the way she felt, and help’s them see what she saw. Carolyn Forché is an astonishing

  • Sharon Old Came To The Colonel Poem

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    "you" who is this, so I think it should be regarded as a reader. "I'm tired of doing nothing;he said:" in this sentence, the poet chose the captain of a poem, the colonel himself had if it is a word. So "I" is no longer a speaker, it is no longer Carolyn forche, but the main object of poetry is Colonel. 2)War Symphony ---- Chen