This poem represent a moment of perception of a maple leaf or dragonfly falling into the water , it goes a step beyond and expresses that uncertantly of not knowing wich was of the two of them, the “image” in this case the exact moment you realize that you are not sure of something. That moment of perception in wich you imagine the shape of the thing that it is falling into the water, that uncertainly ,its what the poem its tring to
This poem is just the same as the real event. This poem tells about the white woman as the speaker/narrator and the black boy as the observed. In the first stanza the author shows the comparison or the contrast between the white woman and the black boy (lines 1-13). The second stanza, the author shows the apparent disparities to that interrelationship emerges (lines 14-20) and the third stanza is about insight into how the scene is equal to American culture on a larger scale (lines 21-34).
I think these key images all tie in together. All of these memories and past experiences say that he has previously been a very emotional person because of the things he has gone through. In the beginning I was feeling it was dark and mysterious, but as I continued to read it, it became clear of what he was trying to say and express parts of his life. These lines are what define the real meaning of the poem. These lines have real meanings and memories behind them and you can tell that just by simply reading it a few times, and thinking about the thoughts he had expressed in the poem.
She says’’stuff that, me as a person could never even fathom’’. She says’’ I can’t even think of these words that people are saying about me. She said my mom is a beautiful black woman and her dad is a amazing white man. They said tamera sister tia’s a true black woman because she married a black man.
Although there are those who think that there are no differences between the blacks and whites, or the rich and the poor; however, in reality there is a grand contrast between the two. For example, the poet in the poem is in the view of the rich, white woman and of how she views the other person in the subway. She felt threatened with the black person because of how he looks. She felt that the man was going to take advantage of her and rob her blind. And yet, she even felt that she takes advantage of him because of her rich
The student declares, “I guess being colored doesn’t make me [un]like [other races]” (Hughes 25). In this line the speaker introduces race and its misconceptions. He states that he similarly enjoys the same music and hobbies his classmates do, yet he feels divided by race. He believes that because of his location—Harlem—which is synonymous for his blackness, his poem will sound similar to his classmate’s but have a different meaning. Therefore, the speaker’s race will obscure the poem’s true message from the teacher. He warns the teacher that if the poem must come from him, “Being [him], it will not be white.” (Hughes 28). The speaker is slowly unravelling the complexity of race. The reader may wonder, if he is similar to other races why will his paper not be white? Comprehension of his life in Harlem can be heard, but the speaker is attempting to explain that in his world cannot be bridged just by reading about it. The student believes that the instructor will interpret his poem as if it contains impartial truths, but the student counters this assumption and attempts to explain that his reality is defined by race. The student argues that the difference in race that divides him from his class will inevitably prohibit the instructor to understand the student’s view. The speaker believes that there are realities in his life that others have not experienced. To understand the speaker one must look into the black community. Within the black community exists a very opposite culture. This culture was first demonstrated in the Harlem renaissance—a movement where black individuals showcased black work and black pride. Through the Harlem renaissance “blackness” or acceptance into black culture, is granted to those with melanin in their skin. Race in this poem acts as a one sided mirror, where the speaker can see the white
For example, in lines 25 and 26, “I guess being colored doesn’t make me not like/the same thing s other folks who are other races,” is a negative tone connotation that support the theme. This emphasizes on how shocking or out of the ordinary it was for another race to like the same things as Caucasians, during this trim and era, in society. Race was a major deal on how people would be seen as sinc e a few similarities between two different colored races were seeenas abnorma during the time this poem took place. In addition, “I feel and see and hear Harlem, I hear you:/ hear you, hear me--we too--you, me, talk on this page,” in lines 18-19, furtheres support that connotwations helped dvelop the theme. Based on the speaker;s residence in New York, he felt a deeper connection with his city, which, therefore, has a significance in his life. In fact, the relationshi[p of how the speazker can hear the city, Harlem, “hear him” is a personification that symbolizes hisx deep bond and where he is at in society. In conclusion, the speaker is able to grasp his raw emotions and analyze hiw it has made him to who he is
Most of this poem is made up of imagery but it also has anaphora replaces words so it can avoid repetition of other words. In the poem he talks about being alone and how his past was dark but, with the use of anaphora he made it possible to make the poem without the repetition of the words. Imagery and Anaphora help the poems structure; this poem doesn’t repeat a lot of words and it has a bunch of imagery on it, from the beginning of the poem it shows how the writer was a kid and how he felt so different from
The overall tone of the poem is the mother giving advice to her son from her perspective. The author also uses dialect of the mother to establish the setting and time period. The entire poem is a metaphor for how hard life has been for the mother and advice she has for her son to persevere through life’s climb as an African American. After anyone reads this poem, they can feel the mother’s plea to the son to keep pushing through hardships, dangers, or challenges in life. A reader may even fell as if the mother is talking to them. All poems will somehow relate differently to everyone’s lives, one way or
In this poem, the words that the poet used to describe about the poem is clear, and easily to understand, but some of the words have a deeper meaning. She expresses her emotion and feeling in the poem by the words that she use. She make the readers to understand about a situation in her life. She comparing the different levels of people: rich people and the poor people. Also, she asked the readers who should be responsible for the difference of people and understand the different of people. She use the color to compared with the facial expression of people and type of people. Also, from the word she use to compared it means that every people come from different family backgrounds and have different event to experience in their life. Even though
To begin with, its important to understand the setting in which this poem was created. The time period was 1919, some time after slaves were freed and allowed to live among the whites in the United States. However not everyone agreed with this, so people started mistreating the colored people
Geoff, Toby and Melissa’s friendship has been tested by Toby because of him acting like a coward towards Melissa and her pregnancy, but Toby still wants to retain their friendship. The main character, Toby and his friend Geoff work and spend every day together, and they have been colleagues for awhile. Geoff asks Toby to stay and watch Melissa, his pregnant wife, when he is at the bank because Melissa was having problems and is on bed rest. Toby tries to make up the excuse of not knowing anything about pregnant woman to decline respectfully, but Geoff responds "’Don't have to know anything, Toby. Just ... you know, be there if anything goes wrong.’ ‘I don't want to do that," Toby muttered, pulling at his collar” (Biancotti). Toby is obviously refusing to
The narrator was comparing his easy way of living because of the color of his skin and the other kid’s life was not like his because he was black. The white kid, the narrator, depicted that the black kid could've had the same things he had, but since he was a different color he wasn't allowed. What stands out about this poem is that it's from the perspective of a little kid. So, this little white child had more knowledge than other adults because they were ignorant of the problem, while he analyzed it. In this poem he compares how he lived in a world where equality did not exist.
The images the poet uses are a diner on the corner, she is sitting there and witnesses a couple giving each other kisses in hello. Also she is reading a newspaper and she sees a women pull up her skirt to pull up her stockings. The women's hair got wet when she stopped to pull up her stockings. Plus there were church bells ringing and she went on a midnight picnic are also all signs of imagery being used. The images relate to one another because this is all happening in a diner on the corner and what she witnessed at the diner. The only kind of I can see is a day at the