Poem Analysis ( The Empire Came Home…) The speaker of the piece, you would think is soldier witnessing what it is like when being brave and bringing home the victory. The title would makes me think of something proudly arriving. When talking about returning home it is usually of celebration. Soldiers
It is a sin for anyone to destroy, in a blink of an eye, what they have been working on for months or even years. Therefore, one should always face the hardships with a strong will, hold their head up high when facing an upcoming storm, because that is the only way they can survive the war that is life. Right towards the end of the song, there is an extremely empowering line that says “this road never looked so lonely, this house doesn’t burn down slowly to ashes” which stands as a reminder that right when the challenge becomes harder, one should never forget what they are fighting for and simply give up. The amount of determination reflected in this line is the reason why I listen to this song whenever I feel defeated by the obstacles. It comes to spark the flame of determination in my heart when I consider backing
This poem is written in free verse. My paraphrase of this poem is: I am fourteen, and now my skin is marked with acne. The boy that I love is still immature. How come my skin is so dry? What if I was gone before morning? Even so, my mother leaves me isolated. I have to learn how to dance before the upcoming party. I cannot practice in my cramped room. Maybe if I die before graduation, they will chant melancholy tunes. There’s nothing I want to do, but there are too many things to be done. Even so, my mother leaves me isolated. Nobody wants to listen to what I have to say. I should've gotten into the math team, I had better grades than him. How come I have to be the one with braces? I don’t even have anything to wear tomorrow. Would I even live long enough to grow up? Even so, my mother leaves me isolated.
This is a message that I personally disagree with. The reason I chose this poem is mostly the discrepancy I have towards the message. I think that one should love wholeheartedly. Although there is the chance of ending up heartbroken, one would never know what love is truly like if he or she would not take the risk of fully loving another person. Just because William Butler Yeats had his heartbroken by a cruel woman does not mean that others will end up with the same fate. Yes, if one is “deaf and dumb and blind with love” in my opinion, he or she will end up heartbroken. However, if one is smart about giving their heart away and gives it to the right person then they have a good chance of ending up happy. Therefore, I believe that everyone should take the chance and love with all of their heart but do it carefully, and no matter what the outcome; they would still have the experience of loving unconditionally.
Who will cry for the little boy lost and all alone Who will cry for the little boy abandoned without his own Who will cry for the little boy he cried himself to sleep Who will cry for the little boy who never had for keeps Who will cry for the little boy who walked a burning sand Who will cry for the little boy the boy inside the man Who will cry for the little boy who knew well hurt and pain Who will cry for the little boy who died and died again Who will cry for the little boy a good boy he tried to be Who will cry for the little boy who cries inside of me This poem has a true meaning behind it. The meaning of it is of Antwone when he was little. He would cry himself to sleep. He would get beaten over an over again. It just kept building up and finally he cried for help on the inside. Luckily he got help from his psychiatrist before it was too late.
As the poem goes on it gets deeper with meaning, sadder even. Lines four and five are the most crucial lines of the poem. Line three ends with the head giving the heart advice. “You will lose the ones you love. They will all go,” this isn’t the first thing someone wants to hear, especially not someone who is aware that they have just lost someone they love. But this is classic, logical advice that your emotions need to hear. What it means is that one day everyone you love will be gone, it is the sad truth of the world we live in. Nothing is forever. “But even the earth will go,
The purpose of this poem is to encourage people in despair or people who are about to give up on something to keep pushing forward. Encouragement is made apparent in lines 23-24 “And so hold on when there is nothing in you, Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on!”.” Determination and encouragement go hand in hand and are both made obvious through “If” which is why this poem is relevant to the Book Lethal and the news
When I first read this poem, it was in the book “The perks of being a wallflower” and after I read it I instantly fell in love with it and I did not know why. I think the poem shows the truth to how quickly life can change and the overwhelming sense many get by constantly seeking for approval from others. He looks for approval from his parents, and from his teachers. The constant repetition of achieving an A from his teacher is something he seeks when he feels his parents pulling away from
In the poem, “To an Athlete Dying Young,” by A.E. Housman, there is a standout athlete that is very well known for his achievements throughout his town. He won his town the race and was hoisted home shoulder-high by the townspeople. However, some time later, he is being hoisted home
Whatif In the poem “Whatif” by Shel Silverstein the speaker discusses all the whatifs he thinks about as he lies in his bed at night. The poem first shows the speaker who appears to be thinking at night but ends up thinking about “whatifs” instead of happy thoughts. He
If I had to pick my favorite poem from all the ones I chose, I must admit that this one would probably my favorite one. This poem centers on the thought of how we, the readers, will decide to live our life. She indicates that life is short, and that everyday is an opportunity to not worry about the negativity, but instead worry about the brighter side. The central message of this poem is to establish our purpose in this world, and that we all have the rights to spend our precious life, happy.
Dynamic characters evolve because of a life changing event. This transformation into a dynamic character did not occur until this year. Before senior year being naive and ignorant was my forte. Similar to Rob in the film High Fidelity who did not grow up until he realized that he is
This poem represents how life is, and how life will always have obstacles. This poem was really easy to understand since I go thru this every day. This poem could relate to anyone since everyone has had a bad day before, so this affects the world today since a lot of people go thru depressions and all sorts or stuff.
As the author states in the poem “the art of losing isn’t hard to master,” it can be difficult to get over with but with time one will be able to handle it. So many things in life are meant to be lost; it starts off with something small things and going into bigger things getting misplaced so that it is easier to react to the loss. The author expresses attitudes and feelings that not everyone may understand. While some people might interpret her tone as a negative connotation, others might interpret it as a positive connotation because they may be reading the poem differently. Although loss may have a negative meaning towards it, Bishop explains her poem with a positive attitude. She uses her own experience in the poem like when she lost her mother’s watch and then she escalated into
The warning tone in this poem made this a didactic poem. The speaker is teaching a lesson to his or her audience. The only way to know so much about this lesson is to have gone through yourself. If we go back to the very first line, the speaker chose the age ten. Why the speaker did not choose four, five, or even six? This may be a clue that the speaker is drawing from his own personal experience. Did the speaker faced the unforgiving real world at this age? Nonetheless, the poem is very instructive. It advises do not let a child lose their innocence. The lesson’s tone expresses humor but also sadness. You never want to think of a child losing their innocence. You want them to experience the joy of growing up into