Take a minute to imagine “Men looking like they had been/attacked repeatedly by a succession /of wild animals,” “never/ ending blasted field of corpses,” and “throats half gone, /eyes bleeding, raw meat heaped/ in piles.” These are the vividly, grotesque images Edward Mayes describes to readers in his poem, “University of Iowa Hospital, 1976.” Before even reading the poem, the title gave me a preconceived idea of what the poem might be about. “University of Iowa Hospital, 1976” describes what an extreme version of what I expected the poem to be about. The images I
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.
“’ But this is merely a negative definition of the value of education’” (23-24). Mark Halliday wrote “The Value of Education” from a first person standpoint. The introduction and the use of “I” demonstrates the poem is about the speaker. Likewise, the speaker uses imagery, self-recognition, and his own personal thoughts throughout the poem. He goes on throughout the poem stating external confrontations he is not doing because he is in the library receiving an education and reading books. With this in mind, the speaker goes on to convey images in your head to show a realization of things he could be doing if he were not in the library getting an education.
In “The Poem You Asked For” by Larry Levis, he is comparing writing a poem by comparing it to a plant, stubborn person, and toad. Larry Levis, a 20th-century writer is well known for his brevity and surprise approach in poetry. This poem magnifies the complications that authors may face while trying to write something of such importance. The speaker uses an abundant amount of figurative language to personify how writing is so difficult, and can lead to many difficulties and dead ends. The author uses figurative language to portray the theme of difficulties in the writing process such as: difficulties prewriting, writers block, and how hard it is to let go of writing as an author.
Jimmy Santiago Baca, writer of “I am offering this poem”, was born in New Mexico in the year 1952.When Baca was only a child, he was abandoned by his parents. He lived with his grandmother for a few years after that and was later placed in an orphanage. However, he ended up living in the streets and was arrested for drug possession when he was twenty-one years old. He then spent six and a half years in prison. This is where he taught himself to read and write. He composed many poems during his time in jail. His style of writing is also heavily influenced by his life experiences. Baca’s poem “ I am offering this poem” has four stanzas and seven lines in each stanza. Each stanza ends in the same verse “I love you”. The entire poem exudes the feeling of yearning and infatuation. Baca is said to have composed this poem during his time in prison, which meant he was unable to reach his loved one. Therefore he was “offering” this poem to his loved one. This
My reaction to this poem was being stunned of how many rights were limited towards those who were colored and what dark times they had to face before being accepted to live like normal people. This was a crucial lifestyle they were living and there’s no way that humanity can ignore this crisis because it’s part of our history. I never really understood how imperative black history until I read this heartbreaking poem of a lifestyle of an individual. It depicts how she lived an awful life as a black person in society and it hurts just knowing the fact that just because your different colored in society doesn’t mean that you get treated differently too. There was so much unequal benefits the had to face on a daily basis, so many limited right to the point where the future
Name:Jenny Tran Date: 5/9/18Assignment 1.7 Poetry Assessment How does communication change us? 1. Does communication change us? Write a paragraph in which you answer this question and provide at least 3 reasons to support your opinion. I think communication changes us because communicating can allow us to give forward information or ideas to others which can also bring us closer together. Some ways you can use communications can indicate what type of reaction you'll get from a person. For example, using technology, body languages or a person's voice are many ways of communicating. . Either it's alead to possible arguments or have friendly relations. Communication can allow us to express feelings and enable one to understand what others say. 2. Provide an example of each poetic device from any of the assigned poems. For each quote, explain the author’s intended meaning. What is the author really
Frost further points out that the stretch of woods being viewed is very rural. This is made possible by the reference to the location between the woods and frozen lake. In closing the final sentence of the second stanza Frost reiterates the fact that this occurs on “the darkest evening of the year” stating the darkness of the mood.
Matt Skiba’s song “Blue In The Face”, performed by Alkaline Trio in 2003, is written in a first person narrative directed towards a former lover. Skiba uses dark connotations and satanic allusions to portray his emotions and describe the various reasons he thinks she left that night, how he feels about the situation that happened and lastly that he wants her back.
Assignment 1.7 Poetry Assessment How does communication change us? 1.Does communication change us? Write a paragraph in which you answer this question and provide at least 3 reasons to support your opinion. (20 points) Yes, Communication can change people in many different ways, depending on the type of communication and the message it conveys. Communication changes people by educating them; allowing people to exchange feelings and ideas with others; making possible arguments and reconciliations; and in many other ways. Communication can be misunderstood too there’s many different types of communication. 2. Provide an example of each poetic device from any of the assigned poems. For each quote, explain the author’s intended meaning. What is the author really saying? (36
Ted Kooser, the thirteenth Poet Laureate of the United States and Pulitzer Prize winner, is known for his honest and accessible writing. Kooser’s poem “A Spiral Notebook” was published in 2004, in the book Good Poems for Hard Times, depicting a spiral notebook as something that represents more than its appearance. Through the use of imagery, diction, and structure, Ted Kooser reveals the reality of a spiral notebook to be a canvas of possibilities and goes deeper to portray the increasing complexities in life as we age.
thing I saw was a glass from one of the rooms hit me in the head. I blackout. I wake
Poetry can be divided up into different forms, more easily expressing an author’s emotions and intent with their poetry. For analyzing purposes I chose the poems Self-Help by Michael Ryan, Ghazal by Agha Shahid Ali, Psalm 150 by Jericho Brown, and Emergency by Michael Dylan Welch.