Compare how language and layout is used for effect in Two Scavengers and one other poem. 'Two Scavengers' describes a specific moment in time; at a red traffic light at 9am,in San Francisco, two bin men, on their way home from work, have a brief meeting with two 'beautiful' people on their way to work. Ferlinghetti uses this encounter to draw us in to asking ourselves about social class and whether it is right to class people in this way. He also manages to link this in with the idea of the 'American Dream' and whether it has been accomplished. Ferlinghetti uses language like 'the high seas of this democracy' to achieve this effect; this could be taken to mean that, although, part of the 'American Dream', real democracy is never easy to succeed. This also suggests that Ferlinghetti, himself, believes that it has clearly not been succeeded in America. Ferlinghetti shows through the poem that he does not 'believe' in the 'American Dream'. For example, 'looking down into', on the surface this line is referring to the fact they (the bin men) are higher and looking down, but it could also mean they look down on the 'beautiful' people because they are happier than them- this demolishes the whole idea of the 'American Dream'. However, it could also be meant to emphasis the great distance between them in terms of social class and status, but, whatever the meaning behind this
How do the authors of Dulce Et Decorum Est and Electricity Comes To Cocoa Bottom use descriptive detail, and to what effect?
How do the authors of 'Dulce Et Decorum Est' and 'Electricity Comes To Cocoa Bottom' use descriptive detail, and to what effect? In the poems 'Dulce Et Decorum Est' and 'Electricity Comes To Cocoa Bottom', both authors employ various linguistic devices such as vivid imagery and descriptive detail to put across a specific message to the reader. By doing so, they successfully evoke a series of emotions from the reader throughout the course of both poems. Although in terms of content 'Dulce Et Decorum Est' and 'Electricity Comes To Cocoa Bottom' are worlds apart, as one is a war poem and the other is about technology coming to paradise, they both come back to the same central idea of a corrupting influence. In 'Dulce Et Decorum Est' it is that of war's corrupting influence on innocent young men and in 'Electricity Comes To Cocoa Bottom', it is the corruptive nature of technology when it tries to harmonise with something natural like an exotic, untouched island. Wilfred Owen uses graphic descriptions of the soldiers in order to paint a clear message for the readers. Described as defeated and worn-down like old "beggars", the soldiers are tired, hungry, and cold - hence they are perpetually standing "hunched over". The contrast between the actual young man and the way he is described to the reader is striking and implies that war corrupts the youth and innocence of these men. He
Dulce et Decorum Est - Wilfred Owen's renowned war poem for its frowning on the glorification on war, and The Last Night by Charlotte Gray, similarly depicting the effects of war on the unimpeachable youth, in prose form. Both are excellent representations of the devastation that war truly is and can only result in, and are both written in historical context, only Dulce et Decorum preceded the latter. Dulce directly juxtaposed another war poet, Jessie Pope, who romanticized the concept of it and really manipulated the patriotic conscience. The irony here is that the even after the former described the trauma that war produced, and the unacceptable manner in how people revered the act, the world went on to WWII. Which almost questions why did it happen, did not the destruction of the previous war play any guilt or effect on the countries' leaders? Over the course of this essay, I aim to reveal the physical and mental effects of war - as well as covering the idealism and the theme of slaughtering the innocents. In the beginning verse of Dulce, the author plays upon the image of a man walking. Contrastive to the propagandizing posters that were often seen at the time that rendered an erect, striding man holding a gun confidently- a picture of tired, old men is illustrated, which emphasizes the idea that they have aged far too quickly. "Bent double, like old beggars" and
'Six feet of the country' by Nadine Gordimer and 'No witchcraft for sale' by Doris Lessing - What do these stories tell us about being black in Southern Africa at this time? What techniques do the authors use to convey their ideas to us?
Clare Bray What do these stories tell us about being black in Southern Africa at this time? What techniques do the authors use to convey their ideas to us? Both of the stories studied, ' Six feet of the country' by Nadine Gordimer and ' No witchcraft for sale' by Doris Lessing, contain similar views about being black during this time, including the racial tension that existed between black and white people. This tension also caused difficulties in the relationships held between master and servant. The opinion of the inferiority of black servants and black people in general is also addressed in both of the stories. The inferiority of black people during this time is a big issue that is addressed in these stories. In ' No witchcraft for sale' one of the first instances showing black inferiority was when Teddy, only six years old, showed disrespect towards Gideon's youngest son shouting, "piccanin," at him and racing around him on his scooter, intimidating him, then excusing his actions stating that; " He's only a black boy." Therefore implying that the boy was inferior and unimportant to him because he was black. This created a barrier in the normally trusting relationship that Teddy and Gideon shared, forcing Gideon to distance himself from the boy becoming for the first time in the story as black and white,. Teddy also changed and realised superiority over Gideon; " If
Votes for women 900-1928 Source A, a 1912 poster which compares both sexes fit for the vote. It implies that women can be highly educated as they to university to get a degree for teaching or study for 7 years to be a doctor who makes decisions life's and save lives in everyday life and still not have the vote, when a man can be a lunatic and still be fit for the vote. A convict also can have the vote even though he has committed a crime/offence, in prison he is still eligible for the vote when a female Mayor who has proven to others she can be sensible and reliable as having keys to the town/city and not make careless decisions and would care about her decision on having the vote. A lunatic can not make decision for his-self as of a metal disorder, and who is unfit to be a member of the public when he can have the vote on what sex he is (male), when a mother for eg.4 has to make choices for her children and look after them and nature them and keep them away from danger, this gives evidence that women could be trusted and have responsibilities. While her husband is away at work earning the money mostly likely doing an equal jobs as of his wife. Suffragettes produced eye catching poster with information with her augment and of her frustration of not having the vote, when she can make a reasonable agreement peacefully and sensibly. A suffragette poster can explain and
Compare the Techniques Of My First Sonne and Limbo When looking at the two poems it is clear that On my First Sonne is composed to deal with a father losing his seven year old son. While in comparison the poet Brathwaite is highlighting the topic of slavery. When comparing the two poems it is quite noticeable that they deal with life issues of death and sadness. However, once studying the two poems it is quite noticeable that both poems distinguish and highlight religion. This is highlighted in Limbo as it say's in the last line "on the burning ground." Which can be clearly suggested that it is portraying the Christian image of Hell. Which can be defined as a place where you're in torture, which relates to the life of an African Slave where there struggling for life in places e.g. the sugar plantations. In On My First Sonne it's communicating to the reader about religion like Limbo. However, instead of comparing religion to torture, it is discussing can people envy his son because he's going to heaven? This is particularly shown in the following line where he leaves a question mark "Will man lament the state he should envie?" Looking at both the poems there's a huge contrast in there individuality and uniqueness. This is clearly shown through the way that both the poems are written. For example, Limbo is presented in free verse which is probably suggesting that the slaves
Essay on poems from 2 different cultures I have been studying 2 poems from 2 different cultures, Blessing by Imtiaz Dharker. And Island Man by Grace Nichols. The poems are both set in 2 different countries, that are both different from our own. Blessing is about how precious water is in some parts of India , and shows how difficult it is for a lot of people to get enough water. Island Man contrasts life on a Caribbean island and life in London, and shows the views that someone from the Caribbean may have when living in London. Blessing is set in a hot country, where clearly it is hard for some people to get enough water. As the writer lives in India and is originally from Pakistan, it relates back to that area, where it is very hot and people living in shanty towns, or deprived areas, may not get direct water. The stanzas of the poem are broken up in an unusual way, there are 4 stanzas, but all vary in length, the first is 2 lines, the 2nd is 4 lines, the 3rd is much longer and is 11 lines and the last stanza is 6 lines. And each have a different focus, the first is introducing the poem, and very quickly explains what it is about. "There is never enough water" this shows the starting point of the poem, that where it is set, there is not enough water for all the people here. The 2nd stanza tries to put an image in your head and almost to put you in their position, along
Nimal Ponnezhan English 152 Professor Crossing Borders Rough Draft Interracial Dating In the hodge-podge of American culture you are bound to find interracial dating. There are many differences between people. One that is obvious to the naked eye is the difference of race. In the society that we live in it is sometimes difficult for people of different races to be a couple. The Dominant Culture puts out an invisible border that separates people of different races. In an experiment that I did with a white friend named Michelle, we went out as a couple. Me being Indian and her being Caucasian posed some difficulties for some people to understand. We first went to a park and decided that we would just sit on the swings. There was another little Caucasian girl next to us. The next thing I saw really surprised me and Michelle. The mother of that little girl came and quickly grabbed her daughter and brought her to another part of the playground. All along, the mother looked at me and Michelle in a weird way. After that, we went to the shopping mall. Keeping in mind that we are in a predominantly white suburb, we held hands at the stores. People looked at us as if we were from another planet. I guess they could not believe that an Indian guy and a white girl could be going out on a date. We even brought another one of my friends to see the reaction of other
Essay comparison: "Love after love" and "This room" compare the way in which the importance of identity is written about in "Love after love" and "This room". In "Love after love" by Derek Walcott and "This room" by Imtiaz Dharker, the poets explore how outs own identity should be celebrated. Walcott portrays this by using positive language such as "elation" and "feast on your life" to show that once you have found your identity, you can celebrate that you have found yourself. Dharker gets her message across by also giving positive images of hands "clapping" which is what people do to celebrate happy occasions. In this case, Dharker could be outside clapping in celebration for finding her own identity. Both poems use metaphors including "the stranger who has loved you" in "Love after love" and "this room is breaking out of itself". The room is personified to become Dharker's mind breaking out and throwing out the nightmares and the dark memories to become who we really want to be. Walcott uses the metaphor of a stranger, which is yourself, because when you are in a relationship, you become someone else and get traits from another person. The stranger in the mirror is the person who you were before you were in a relationship. Both poems are similar because they talk about how were still ourselves before the change but will be who we are after time in "Love after love" and
i) Compare the way poets use description in 'from search for my tongue' and one other poem. 'Hurricane Hits England' is a poem by Grace Nichols. The poem is about the problems of belonging to two cultures and the effects of memories and experiences from her past. In contrast, Sanjita Bhatt's poem, 'From Search for My Tongue' is also about coming to terms with a new life and different culture. In search for my tongue it is about the poet's original language that is vital to her identity, whereas in hurricane hits England, it is the reminiscence of hurricanes from her native Caribbean that affects the poet. The hurricane makes the poet reminisce about her native Caribbean. From the very start of Nichols poem, the audience is given the impression that the person hasn't quite connected with her new country. 'It took a hurricane, to bring her closer to the landscape'. This shows that the character feels alienated and doesn't feel at home. However, Bhatt's poem starts of with a strong but conversational tone, 'you ask me...I ask you', opening a close relationship with the reader. The writer feels fear that she has lost the ability to speak for her culture and consequently questions her identity. Nichols shows that in her poem, it is the hurricanes that re connects her to her heritage. It breaks the 'frozen lake' in her. This suggests that her personality and history was turned