Sherman Alexie Poems Analysis

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Alexie Poem Analysis “The Facebook Sonnet” and “Grief Calls Us to the Things of This World” are two poems written by Sherman Alexie that share some of the same techniques. However, the two poems are not so alike in many ways. The content of this essay will converse about the themes of the two poems and how techniques are used to illustrate them. The main difference between these two poems is the how Sherman Alexie uses techniques in the two poems. With this in mind, the tone of the two poems will also be analyzed. Sherman Alexie’s techniques he uses in “Grief Calls Us to the Things of This World” create a sorrowful mood and shows the anger and grief of Alexie towards losing his father. The techniques that Alexie uses in “The Facebook…show more content…
“Let’s sign up, sign in, and confess / Here at the altar of loneliness.” (13-14) to me these lines seem sarcastic, but certainly makes one think, especially, “The altar of loneliness” here Alexie is giving Facebook the name “The altar of loneliness” where many people connect, giving it some sort of paradox and absolutely makes one wonder. Rather than a sarcastic tone in “The Facebook Sonnet” “Greif Calls Us to the Things of This World” is more so a feeling sadness. While reading this poem the way Alexie writes it, makes it as though one can also feel what he is feeling during the grief and sorrow of him losing his father. The message that I received from this poem is that never to take advantage of one’s life. Through the two poems “The Facebook Sonnet” and “Grief Calls Us to the Things of This World” Alexie demonstrates techniques and expresses epitomes that are extremely different from one another. In “The Facebook Sonnet” Alexie uses a sarcastic tone and broad detail about what we all know as Facebook, today. This giving Facebook a complete new meaning in which people never think about. On the other hand, in “Grief Calls Us to the Things of This World” Alexie wants the readers to feel the life in his poem and not only to just observe it. The two poems are completely different from one another, and the way Alexie chooses his words and changes the style of his
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