The dripping droplets of sangria left scars of acne blood pockets on the vast hirsute landscape of his right hand’s skin. The fresh plasma fluid oozed out of his pores as if long, gnarly fingernails squeezed the layer of skin coating the yellow pulp from a new ripe pimple. His heart precipitously pumped into a state of distress as if he was a teenager, with a red-spotted face, being confronted by bullies. He was a hostage to the sharp, rounded metallic end pointed in the direction of his head. He stood at the edge of death’s abyss…
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.
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.
In the poem, “Migrant Woman on a Melbourne Tram,” Jennifer Strauss provides an insight into the life of a foreign woman who struggles to conform to the new society which envelops her. Through the use of a variety of language techniques, Strauss highlights the difficulties and challenges faced by her subject, as she attempts to integrate into Melbourne society. Strauss’ reference to the woman’s attire being “impossibly black,” in the opening line of the poem highlights her distinct feature as a foreigner, which ultimately causes her to stand out amongst the crowd. This statement which is further juxtaposed with the sexualised nature of the “impudence of summer thighs, long arms and painted toenails,” puts emphasis on the two contrasting cultures
Literature sometimes comes across as not very interesting, or boring, but when you take the time to read and understand what a poem is saying is amazing. Poetry is a great form of literature, the best part about it is everyone can interpret it in the way they want to. There is no right or wrong. With Bao poetry almost every one of his poems in the book, Sông I Sing, you can take it in any way you want. He uses description, repetition, history references and themes in his writing. Those are some of the best ways to reach out to your readers. Also, seeing some of Bao performances help you create an image to what he is talking about in his poems.
Opening the worn cover, And going under To explore a different world. A lonely girl, Or a lonely boy, Travelling and discovering, Finding and losing, With their companion that is you. You know their thoughts and heart, They are your hero And your muse. You want them to succeed. And as you roam clean white pages, With uniform black print, Occasionally stained by
Parallel Poem from “Unspeakable”- Cover People Were no strangers to me Been applied countless times Only to be put right back where I was I’ve been judged because of My shininess My shimmer The way I glow And the boldness of my colour Had been taken for granted and lost it all Well, most of it In many ways I was a victim,
There is an Italian proverb that states, “Since the house is on fire, let us warm ourselves.” People might chuckle when they hear that the first time, but what it actually means is try to make the best of the worst situation. This is very important for people to remember in society today, especially since many people go through rough times and just mourn over their situation instead of staying positive. Also some people don’t recognize how grateful they should be for the things they have. This proverb can be seen in Martin Luther King, Jr., Helen Keller, the recovery and volunteers who contributed in the Joplin tornado, and even in a poem by Tirzah Conway, called Making the Best of a Bad Situation.
Over There conveys a euphoric and patriotic theme throughout the song. This clearly shows the song writer's intent. Throughout the song it is clear the Over There is meant to give pride to the American citizens. The line “The yanks are coming, the yanks are coming” clearly shows this. Basically saying, don’t worry Europe, we will win this war no problem. Many lines of the song show how the writer views that America will be the one to save the day and protect everyone, giving the Americans listening to the song a sense of pride. The sense of pride is also shown though the line “hoist the flag and let her fly”, clearly showing that they will make the rest of the world know how great America is. The rhythm of the music also supports this. With
I find it crazy how men ridicule women for respirating their behavior. Us ladies, well, we follow y'alls lead. So if you're chilling, than so am I. 9 times out of 10 it's the guy that switches up first. This ratio is coming from personal experience, so I can't speak for everyone. However, the feminist that I am hopes this is the case for most women. Once a guy switches up and catches feelings, he expects us to remain calm. Basically one sided dating. He's dating you, but you're not dating. He has freedom and you have restrictions. Literally men will fist over the smallest thing, just to test you. See how much you care, how far you go. That's called MANIPULATION! Man are naturals at this game, you can't spell manipulate without the word man.
The stadium shrinks like a dark street. Why does the slum work? The rainy truck quickly sells the girl. All cars drive small, noisy streets. Grow quickly like a dead skyscraper. Wish to make a bead into a paper mache. Stadium has a scary lawn chair within 1st base and heat. No nets... Where was the protection then? Ever
Bleach Created from dirt With a breath? in my lungs Faded once you cover me And silent over a tongue The world tends to be Caught in a whirlwind of confusion Seeing traces of what was Trapped in my own illusion To be or not to be Is the greatest puzzle A social outcast of
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.