"He had…split purple lips, lumped ears, welts above his yellow eyes, and one long scar that cut across his temple and plowed through a thick canopy of kinky hair…" Imagery is very effectively used by Knight in order to illustrate Hard Rock and incidents in the poem. Phrases such as "bored a hole in his head," "handcuffed and chained," "the jewel of a myth," and "barked in his face," paint vivid images in the readers mind. Knight's use of imagery keeps the reader interested in the poem while slowly drawing the reader into the story (emotionally). This element ultimately proves to be very useful to convey the motif of the poem.
Fenn has used some first person’s phrases in this book, so she can give her opinion about certain topics. However, it’s quite fascinating to many of us because many authors usually avoid using first person’s phrases in their book. There are so many pictures about Mandan’s people are included in this book with a caption, it can help a reader to experience each situation visually for better understanding. The tone of this book is very formal and proper by the way Fenn have includes her experience in the beginning of this book. In the Encounters at the Heart of the World, Fenn’s writing style is very clear and concise at the same time because every topic in this book has been discussed very efficiently. However, the climax of the book nearly end during epidemic of 1837/38, which is quite early in terms of Mandan’s history. “The winter of 1836-37 was especially difficult. The summer had been disheartening. Twenty-eight warriors and the war chief wounded”. This book takes a reader to a transition of a successful centuries to dominance by the
The language in the poem has extremely powerful qualities which invoke vivid imagery. Metaphor, repetition, assonance and various punctuation techniques are used to highlight the poems themes and mood. "Metho Drinker's" prayer is by far the most powerful language in the poem. He is asked to be relieved of the
The lyric poem, “I wish I were her Nubian Girl” is about a man describing his desires. The word “Nubian” from the title means to be a servant, which they were commonly known as in ancient Egypt. Because it is a lyric poem, it can be interpreted in several different ways. In the opening two lines of the poem, the author begins with repeating the title of the poem, which can exemplify its importance and meaning. “I wish I were her Nubian girl, one to attend her (bosom companion)”. The speaker, who is assumed to be a man because he wants to be in her service, and refers to himself as a Nubian, explicits his obsession. He is in awe and in love of the landscape that he is admiring, and decides not to approach her. But, the speaker also confuses the reader but calling her “Confidante” (3), which means a well trusted woman friend. This twists his claim around because he is in love with this woman, yet calls her a friend.
The Rugmaker of Mazar-E-Sharif Conflict by Najaf Mazari and Robert Tillman is a novel about Najaf's memoir of having to live with conflict and of enduring its in-depth consequences. Melbourne-based fiction writer and biographer Robert Hillman helps Najaf tell his story and also the representation of the author in the novel. Hillman's collaboration with Najaf on The Rugmaker of Mazar-e-Sharif continues Zar-e-Sharif his literary preoccupation with the hardships and triumphs of ordinary people caught up in war and political unrest. The background of the book depicts Najaf's homeland that has a long history of violent and bitter armed conflict that spans centuries. This is partly due to the region's geography. As Najaf says, 'just look at the location of Afghanistan on a map of Asia and the Middle East, with neighbors' and near-neighbors' like Russia, Pakistan and Iran' (p.34). The area has enormous geographical and strategic significance. Foreign powers, from the ancient Macedonians through to the colonial British and communist Russians, have striven to secure territory or allies there, with little regard for the desires of the local people. This essay will give us an analysis of The Rugmaker of Mazar-E-Sharif's characters Najaf Mazari, and Gorg Aliant plus the plot of the book. The Rugmaker of Mazar-e-Sharif traces an Afghani refugee's extraordinary journey from his early life as a shepherd boy in the mountains of Northern
This book report is an analysis of the Egyptian Love Poem [ My god, my Lotus…], from the book, The Norton Anthology of World Literature, Volume A. Egyptian Love Poems date back to 1300-1100 B.C.E., they were written on papyri, potsherd, and flakes of limestone. Papyri are a sheet-like material that was made out of pithy stems from a water plant. Which was used to write or paint on in the ancient Mediterranean world, potsherd is pieces of broken ceramic material. The lovers in Egyptian Love Poems are young and tend to be under parental supervision, half the poem is spoken by the girl and the other half by the boy. [ My god, my Lotus…] uses imagery to describe the desires of love and how different types of love function within modern societies. This poem displays different perspectives of love and the reality of how love is viewed in most civilizations. Readers will learn that love is not exclusive to men and women, and how different forms of love can lead them to overcoming life obstacles.
Iran’s conflict between modernism and fundamentalism can be seen in the novel’s focus on the political prisoners. Marji encounters various men that were incarcerated for holding extreme leftist views, including her uncle, and the consequences they faced. In the chapter “The Heroes” Marji is exposed to the various torture methods induced to make the prisoners betray others who shared their discontent. This can be seen when Marji’s father asks about Ahmadi and Siamk, the newly freed prisoner, tells them, “… Ahmadi was assassinated. As a member of the guerrillas, he suffered hell” (54). In making this comment, Ahmadi shows the intensity with which fierce opponents were persecuted. Additionally, the never ending arrests and deaths of these political opponents show the
“Finally, we were approaching the village where seeing our families was actually a possibility” (p.91). Banana and coffee trees replaced the forest and that path appeared. On the side of the banana’s farm they saw a man, but couldn’t see his face. Kanei try to talk to him, and when the men got closer to them Beah realize he knows his face. Although the men was a lot skinnier now and had more wrinkles on his face, he knew him from his home town. The man recognized Beah as well, and asked them to help him carry bananas back to the village. While helping him, he told Beah that his whole family was waiting for him in the village.That Junior had gone looking for him but came back few days ago and now they were just waiting to hear something from him. Beah got impatient and just wanted to get to the village, he walked in front of everyone and got mad when they stopped for breaks. As they were going down hill they started to heat gunshots, dogs barking and people screaming. They dropped the bananas and run so they will not be at the open hill side. When they saw the heavy smoke coming up from the houses they understand, the rebels had arrived. Beah run to the village finding nothing but fire and bullet shells covering the ground. He became so angry, missing his family by seconds, seconds when he helped Gasemu taking to bananas, seconds that they took those breaks. Again, somehow, Beah manage to stay alive, those seconds that he missed his family were those seconds that saved him. Letting him live longer, and managing to get to a safe village. The one that soon will recruit him to be a boy soldier and change his life
This was a happy time for them and they lived with less worry about the war because the rebels were nowhere near their village. Soon after Beah tells the story about the rebels coming closer and closer to where their families live and before they knew it, the rebels came to the village and shot anyone and everyone in sight, burning down homes and stealing anything that was of value to them. Throughout the story, Beah continues to talk about his experiences about running away from the rebels with his friends and looking for their family members, going from village to village trying to survive and not being attacked at one point because the villagers feared that they traveled in packs. After being separated from the group for the fear of being captured, Beah is taken by the rebels and put in an environment where he consumes drugs, gets no sleep, and was ready to kill any civil person that came his way. He then talks about his experiences as being someone in charge for the rebels and how he became a powerful boy soldier and one day was taken to a rehab
Amir’s misadventures begin as a boy living in an affluent Afghanistan world. On the day of his birth, his mother hemorrhages to death. Robbed of any feminine influence or comfort, he goes to his overshadowing Baba for love and acceptance. His father denies his only son the tenderness he desires, leading Amir to believe his father despises him. After all, Amir’s
First, Amir’s relationship with his father, Baba, helped create Amir’s identity. Their intricate relationship often left Amir feeling worthless as if he could not live up to the standards of a Pashtun. This negatively impacted Amir growing up; his values constantly changed as he tried to form a close bond with his father. Baba raised Amir to believe that everyone in Afghanistan had a certain role to play in life, but they should all be treated with respect. Baba’s values made Amir think he had disappointed his father. The high expectations that Baba had for Amir showed that he cared about their reputation. Being the child Amir was, he translated Baba’s hardness as though his father were unhappy to have a child such as Amir. Amir recounts the emotion displayed on his father’s face after an afternoon together; he laments, “Mostly I will never forget Baba’s valiant efforts to conceal the disgusted
In this literary analysis it is essential to compare and contrast Cathy Song’s poem “Heaven” and Bryan Thao Worra’s poem “Pen/Sword” to give the reader a better understanding of what the authors’ are conveying to their readers. The similarities in the style, word choice, and theme will be compared, along with the differences of style, word choice, and theme reflected throughout each poem. Furthermore, I will determine the meaning behind the broken up and/or the way the lines of each poem while describing why the lines are strategically placed throughout the pieces. This will allow me to identify the meaning that the authors’ are explaining to the reader. Each poet specifically writes to give the reader(s) a picture of what they are feeling and defining their emotion through their writing.