The sentence structure of this poem is unlike a lot of poems that you might see where the lines are of equal length and contain the same amount of sylables. Rather than taking that approach, Blanco's poem contained senteneces, and lines that were all of different length. For example, in the second stanza blanco included two very long lines that included dashes and comma's because he was creating a list. Some of the very short lines feautured throughout the poem occur beacause the sentence was too long to fit into the line before and was continued in the next line.
The use of imagery can be seen throughout the poem. The title of the poem itself is an example of imagery. “Natural Bridge/Rogue River Canyon” gives an image to our brain of some bridge formed naturally from rocks and sparks off our sense of sight. Similarly, “And my reflection is dominated by water” arouses sense of sight and touch too. There are other several examples of imagery in the poems like “hard stone”, “dark”, “high hills”, “mark”, “asunder”, “pressed”, etc. All of these words in the poem ignites at least one of our senses. All of these imagery contributes to the poem by creating images in our head that let us interpret the poem in same way as writer does. These imageries
“The Poet with His Face in His Hands” has 3 features that make it especially interesting to me: it is quite gruff and straight to the point, it’s intriguingly descriptive diction that enhances the use of imagery, creating a picture in your mind to last the whole poem. And the message behind the words written on the page, that there are in fact far too many people crying in the world.
Imagine a world without a race with diversity and a culture without differences. The world would be bland and a useless place to live. A place where life would truly be absurd.
On the other hand, the imagery in the next half of the poem that Soto uses about adults is much more serious and sad than the imagery he has used for the children. A first example is “The cotton gin stands tall in the money dream”. This visual imagery is in reference to to picking cotton, or agriculture in general. Agricultural jobs are common among poor Mexican workers and are probably one of the only ways that many believe they can really earn money. In this second half of the poem, the author’s use of imagery is mainly featured around jobs and money. A second example of imagery when the speaker is talking to
“Negocios”, a story from Junot Díaz’s drown, provides an indepth look into the life of an immigrant from the Dominican Republic trying to make a life for him and his family in the United States. Ramon is constantly faced with difficult challenges but he shows an amazing amount of determination to achieve his goal of providing his family with a better life.
“Aguantando” means holding on. In the very first paragraph we see how important it is for the narrator, Yunior, to hold on to his father’s memory. Yunior lives with his mother (Mami), grandfather (Abuelo) and brother (Rafa). They live in a house where anything of value, including furniture, food, clothing and even Mami’s Bible is stained from a leaky roof. As a Hispanic male, believe me when I tell you there is nothing more sacred than Mami’s Bible in that home. Yet it is clear how important Papi’s pictures are because they’re always in a plastic sandwich bag to keep them dry. It’s also clear that Papi leaving was the
There are many motifs in the film El Norte that the director, Gregory Nava, uses to give the audience hints about the story arc, the characters’ life, and the main points of the film. The most apparent motif in this epic tale of the struggle of two refugees trying to escape certain death is the focus on circles. Many scenes in the movie will either begin or end focused on something round, usually an object with a speedy rotation. For example, when Enrique seeks help from Don Ramon, the camera focuses for several seconds on a spinning water wheel. On the road in Mexico, the camera focuses again on a spinning wheel, this time a tire.
Have you ever wondered why people use tone while writing ? Tone is a very strategic way to get the reader's attention. While reading, people can have a different opinion than you. De Vaca did not know that he would have to use tone or even write a report on all that happened in order to save his own life.
The two poems I chose to analyze were “Curandera” by Pat Mora and “Loose Woman” by Sandra Cisneros. They were an interesting read and made sure to reread several times to make sure I got everything I could from them. Both poems are so unique from other poems I have read; they are also unique from each other yet share similarities as well.
In the story, “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings,” writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez intertwines the supernatural with the natural in an amazing manner. This essay analyzes how Marquez efficiently utilizes an exceptional style and imaginative tone that requests the reader to do a self-introspection on their life regarding their responses to normal and abnormal events.
In The President, Miguel Angel Asturias uses madness as his initial tool to launch a social examination of evil versus good under the strains of a terrifying dictatorship. To paint a vivid picture of the political and social atmosphere under the regime of The President, Asturias wields rich and abstract imagery, repetition and metaphors throughout his novel to punctuate, foreshadow, and illuminate. Wind is one of these recurring metaphors, and is used as a representation of a storm brewing, a constant reminder (premonition of) that what is to come. Like the weather, acts of political tyranny cannot be foreseen with much clarity. The underlying corruption of
These three lines are perfect examples of the imagery within the poem because they contain an image of a river with its small peeks and waves trembling and glistening in the afternoon sun. All the while it equates the natural beauty of the river to the beauty that the young man sees in the youthful maiden.
Scars that can't be seen, are the hardest to heal. This phrase can be connected to the two literary poems, The Lokia, written by Graciela Huinao and Like the Leaves poet by Humberto Ak’abal. In The Lokia, expresses the grief of the Native Americans of losing their properties to the Europeans. Similarity, the second poem Like the Leaves, illustrates that a tree is a figure of a Native American losing their culture and themselves to the injustices of their society. Both of these two poems are then connected to a historical text, Canada’s Hidden History, My Mother and Me, authored by Gabrielle Scrimshaw. In Canada’s Hidden History, My Mother and Me communicate the injustice events of the Native Americans has to endure; only lived the role of a bystander. In the two literary poems, The Lokia, written by Graciela Huinao and Like the Leaves by Humberto Ak’abal, the two authors used symbolism to convey the scars of the Native American society, which it can never be healed. The two poems, however, advocate becoming an upstander that stands against the injustices.