Richard Blanco is a Cuban- American poet who was given the oppurunity to write an inaugaration poem for Barack Obama's second swearing-in. He wrote a poem titled "One Today" that praised the good and unique things about the United States and also the everyday people who's daily routines help to make America the proud country that it is.
What would you do if you could rewind time? Paul Verlaine, who was elected “Prince of Poets” by the French literary world, would probably want to rewind time if he could (Biography n. pag.). He was identified as “a major influence on the burgeoning symbolist movement and Decadent movement” (Biography n. pag.). The subjects of his poems are “living, sorrow and grieving, time and brevity, love, heartache and loss, landscape and pastorals, and nature” (Biography n. pag.). In December 1880, the publication of a new collection of poems, Sagesse (Wisdom), subsequently comes to be seen as a major work of Verlaine, as one of his most beautiful (Biography n. pag.). It comprises more than forty poems, some religious, other profane, and some which can see Verlaine’s remorse and loneliness (Biography n. pag.). “The sky above the roof’s…” is one of the collection of poems, Sagesse (Wisdom), using the visual imagery illustrating the nature.
The poem “To This Day” written by Shane Koyczan, the symbolism is the black things grabbing the kid. This is showing that words do hurt and it stays with you this is shown through the whole story of the pain and suffering of the kid. This is said " who used to say that rhyme sticks and stones as if broken bones hurt more than the names we got called" this is showing word do hurt and the black things grabbing him is showing that like a broken bone it still hurts over time just like words do. With this evidence it shows that if you don't want to be called that don't say it at all.
In the essay “Me Talk Pretty One Day”, David Sedaris, American humorist and writer, recounts the hysterical/hilarious story about his experience while learning French in France at the age of 41. Sedaris develops his story providing a detailed narrative of what it is to be a foreign student in a French school taught by a very impatient and not so encouraging French teacher. Using comic exaggeration, Sedaris makes his essay not only quirky and bold; but interestingly appealing because it is an entertaining portrayal of his learnings. 4TH sentence: From his hilarious, somewhat painful, everyday experiences learning a new language, the intended audience of this essay is anyone who have learned, or is learning, a foreign language and can relate to the struggles and difficulties that go along with this experience. ADD THESIS STATEMENT HERE?
We went to a diner that was near our home. We sat down and waited for a waiter to come. Grayson began to speak, “Mommy, after you’re done with work tomorrow, can we go to the park? Our neighbor said that it is really fun.”
Autumn Burrow lived with her mother and father in an old wood cabin 15 minutes outside of the nearest town. They lived a casual life where her mother and father loved her dearly and they both worked average jobs at the family owned restaurant. Autumn is a popular girl with a few close friends but she talks to everyone. With high school starting in less than a year her parents have allowed her to stay home alone during their annual trip to Maine. Bubbling with excitement, Autumn planned to have a week full of movies, loud music, plenty of pizza, and her closest friends. On the morning of her parents flight, she woke up itching to jump out of bed, her stomach turned unable to control herself she squealed as she ran down stairs. Her father prepared
In Robert Frost’s poem “Blue-Butterfly Day” the speaker compares the blue butterflies to “sky-flakes” that fall to the ground in flurries just like snow. What does this comparison say about how the speaker of the poem feels about the butterflies? The speaker could have said the butterflies “dropped to the ground in mangled clumps.” How would that comparison have changed the feel of the poem? In this lesson we will examine how comparisons affect the feel of the poem.
The title of the poem “My mistress eyes are nothing like the sun” suggests that the speaker is not in love with his ‘mistress’. However, this is not the case. Shakespeare uses figurative language by using criticizing hyperboles to mock the traditional love sonnet. Thus, showing not only that the ideal woman is not always a ‘goddess’, but mocking the way others write about love. Shakespeare proves that love can be written about and accomplished without the artificial and exuberant. The speaker’s tone is ironic, sarcastic, and comical turning the traditional conceit around using satire. The traditional iambic pentameter rhyming scheme of the sonnet makes the diction fall into place as relaxed, truthful, and with elegance in the easy flowing verse. In turn, making this sonnet one of parody and real love.
“The Sky is Gray” by Ernest Gaines is a realistic example of a long epidemic has hovered over the African American community like an dark storm cloud just waiting to burst. Personally, this story called to me, like I was meant to read it. The mother in this short story reminds me of my own mother. Stepping into that masculine role to show strength and provide for her family. Then, teaching her son these harsh life lessons to ensure his survival in a society that is not welcoming to an African American man; act rationally, not emotionally.